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Comment on ultimate zucchini bread by Natasha

I’ve made this twice now. The first time it was beautiful! Really tall and moist and the zucchini bread of dreams. The second time it was not ….. it flattened out while it cooled and was very very stodgy. I ended up binning it to be honest – deciding it wasn’t worth the calories. I did use a mix of pastry flour and bread flour (about 60-40) rather than AP as it is what I had around when I decided to make this at 9pm. But I don’t think that would do it. That said I would still try the recipe ag...
Tags: Food, Ap, Natasha


Week in Review: Venture-backed loneliness

Hello everyone and welcome back to Week in Review! Natasha here, subbing in for Lucas while he’s out. This week, we’ll talk about loneliness raising money and how Zoom fatigue is fueling innovation. For everyone celebrating, happy holidays! Keep on the lookout next week for more festive content, including the launch of our annual TechCrunch Gift Guides. If you’re reading this on TechCrunch, you can sign up to get this in your inbox. The big story Over the last month, I spent time working out...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Spacex, Mac, White House, Tech, Joe Biden, Intel, Nasa, Week in Review, Pfizer, MacBook Air


Affirm, Airbnb, C3.ai, Roblox, Wish file for tech IPO finale of 2020

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. The wait was long but this week the time was right: Airbnb finally filed its S-1 and so did Affirm, C3.ai, Roblox, and Wish. We are likely to see these five price on public markets before the end of an already superlative year for tech IPOs. The ongoing pandemic and political turmoil were not scary enough, apparently. This coming decade, you have to t...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Utah, New York, Obama, White House, Ipo, US, America, San Francisco, Tech, Joe Biden, Italy, Tencent, SEC


What is Roblox worth?

With Roblox joining the end-of-year unicorn stampede towards the public markets, we’re set for a contentedly busy second half of November and early December. I hope you didn’t have vacation planned in the next few weeks. This morning we need to get deeper into the Roblox S-1 so that we can better understand the nature of its revenue generation. Why? Because we want to start working on what the gaming company is worth; some comparisons are being made to Unity, another unicorn that went public ear...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gaming, Tech, Crunchbase, Unity, Natasha, Roblox, The Exchange, Robux


Fintech unicorn Affirm has a lot of eggs in one basket

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week wound being incredibly busy. What else would a week that included both the Airbnb and Affirm IPO filings, a host of mega-rounds for new unicorns, some fascinating smaller funding events, and some new funds? So we had a lot to get through, but with Chris and Danny and Natasha and your humble servant, we dove in headfirst: Affirm has file...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Tech, Tencent, Equity, Robinhood, Chris, Danny, Natasha, Equity podcast


DoorDash IPO bets that the pandemic has accelerated change

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. DoorDash has become the go-to delivery choice for millions of people cooped up during the pandemic this year. Now it has filed an S-1, revealing its financials as it nears a long-intended IPO. These innards show an exciting business — and a larger story about how the year is going for tech companies in general. When the company filed initial public of...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Spotify, California, China, Singapore, Softbank, Tech, Paypal, Nasa, Beijing, Tencent, Pfizer, EC, Biden


Th O’s r ptinal, th dllrs r mndtry

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The full Equity crew was on hand to debate the current venture capital market, curious about how risk-on, or risk-off things really are today. Danny, Natasha and I framed the conversation around a number of news items from the week, including: Wrkfrce has launched, and we wanted to chat more about the future of niche media, bringing The Juggernau...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Spotify, Softbank, Tech, Danny, Natasha, Chris Gates, Danny Natasha, Wrkfrce, DoorDash Airbnb


The gig economy, cannabis and car data are tech-election winners in 2020

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. The US is settling in for some new form of national gridlock, but state and local propositions are busy defining how technology businesses will be allowed to work (legally) in the US. Policies on topics as broad as customer usage and employment or as narrow as a drug chemical got the vote across the country. The results provide a blueprint for what yo...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Florida, UK, California, China, Massachusetts, US, Tech, Cnn, United States, SEC


Extra Crunch roundup: B2B marketplaces, edtech M&A, breaking into the $1M ARR club

I’ve worked at TechCrunch for a little over a year, but this was one of the hardest weeks on the job so far. Like many people, I’ve been distracted in recent days. As I write this, I have one eye on my keyboard and another on a TV that sporadically broadcasts election results from battleground states. Despite the background noise, I’m completely impressed with the TechCrunch staff; it takes a great deal of focus and energy to set aside the world’s top news story and concentrate on the work at ha...
Tags: Startups, TC, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Tech, Venture Capital, SEC, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Google Ventures, Alex, Steve, Bain Capital Ventures, Lucas, Lucas Matney, Unicorn


Fortnite is actually a SaaS company

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What a week from us here in the United States, where the election is still being tabulated and precisely zero people are stressed at all. But, no matter what, the wheels of Equity spin on and so Danny and Natasha and Alex and Chris got together once again to chat all things startups and venture capital. Up top there was breaking news aplenty, i...
Tags: Apple, TC, US, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Airbnb, Plaid, Alex, Chris, Danny, Natasha, Maricopa County, Precursor Ventures, Equity podcast, Plaid Visa


Comment on broccoli cheddar soup by Natasha

This was delicious! The only issue was that I ended up with a gritty texture, and I suspect it had something to do with the dairy–maybe the cream broke or the cheese didn’t melt properly? What can I do differently next time?
Tags: Food, Natasha


The 2020s promise better tech solutions to humanity’s biggest problems

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. Let’s think beyond Monday, for a minute, to the trends playing out in technology this coming decade. While humanity’s problems have never been greater, our tools have never been better. Here’s more, from Danny Crichton: The 2010s were all about executing on the dreams of mobile, cloud, and basic data. Those ideas had historical antecedents going back ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Facebook, Youtube, Root, America, Tech, Paypal, Yale, Alex, Tim Kendall, Alex Wilhelm, Danny, Natasha, LTV


$20 Or Under Beauty Picks at Sephora

The Sephora Holiday Savings Event is in full swing for Rouge Members! Get 20% Off with code HOLIDAYFUN starting today at sephora.com! Don’t have a lot to spend? Got $20 bucks and a Rouge discount? I got some great beauty gift sets and picks for you! Fenty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette $20 After Discount Fenty’s newest eyeshadow palettes are mini in size but pack six pigmented shades and are available in a wide assortment of colors! Buxom A Latte Glosses Mini Plumping Lip G...
Tags: Beauty, Recommendations, Sephora, Pat, Don, Natasha, Selena, Innisfree, Fenty, Kaja, Orange Fizz, Strawberry Froze, Fenty Snap Shadows Mix Match Eyeshadow Palette, Lancome Mini Merry Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss Set, Quench Lip Rescue, Innisfree My Lip Balms


Comment on morning glory breakfast cake by Natasha

I made these as per recipe, only reducing the sugar to 1/2 cup. I used about 75% ww flour and 25% ap flour – It is soo delicious! Will definitely make this a regular thing!
Tags: Food, Natasha


Tech optimism…in this economy?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. A few notes before we get into this. One, we have a bonus episode coming this Saturday focused on this week’s earnings reports. And, second, we did not record video this week. So, if you like watching the show on YouTube, this is not the week for that! Right, here’s what Natasha, Danny, and your humble servant got into this week: The huge COVID-r...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Youtube, America, Tech, Vista, Equity, Plaid, Danny, Natasha, Equity podcast, Yuanfudao, Natasha Danny, The Wanderlust Group, R2c


10 Things Already on Sale At Sephora That You Can Get 20% Off More On!

The Sephora Holiday Savings Event 2020 starts this Friday and yes, you can use the discount on already reduced products and sephora.com has a slew of items that are knocked down 50% or more. The oldest hack in the book is snagging some of these items and grabbing an additional 20% off if you’re a Rouge Member! Here’s 10 things already on sale at Sephora that you can use your discount on to make them an even better deal! Aether Beauty Amethyst Crystal Gemstone Eyeshadow Palette $32 After 20%...
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Recommendations, Sephora, Natasha, Pat McGrath, Rouge, Fenty, Profumo, Natasha Denona Diamond Blush Palette, Fenty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick, Glam Glitter Eyeshadow, Fenty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick, Sephora Multi Purpose Oil, Sephora Rouge Lip Balm


Was Quibi the good kind of startup failure?

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. Startup failure is easy to hold up as a type of martyrdom for progress, especially if the founders are starting out scrappy in the first place and trying to save the world. But heroic narrative gets complicated when the startup failure involves the biggest names in entertainment, dubious product decisions, and well over $1 billion in losses in an alre...
Tags: Startups, TC, MetroMile, Twitter, US, Tech, Netflix, United States, Alibaba, Switzerland, Ohio, EC, Tim Weller, Alex, Datto, Zurich


Quibi’s shortform life

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Myself, along with Danny and Natasha had a lot to get through, and more to say than expected. A big thanks to Chris for cutting the show down to size. Now, what did we get to? Aside from a little of everything, we ran through: The fall of Quibi, and who lost money in the mix. TechCrunch has a bit more on the video service’s downfall here. The Net...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Snapchat, Netflix, Chris, Danny, Natasha, Equity podcast, Quibi, Quibi Netflix


Comment on crispy rice and egg bowl with ginger-scallion vinaigrette by Natasha

Coming back in the second half 2020 to make this again because the last time I ate this was pre-spring break (when the world had only heard whispers of pandemic) and some familiar, delicious, simple flavours feel very appropriate for this fall day. Sometimes the pre-amble on recipe blogs can be a bit much, but today it is nice to read about early 2019 and remember what life was like then, with the hope that it can return to something similar again soon. Thanks for the stories and the delicious,...
Tags: Food, Natasha


Solve the ‘dead equity’ problem with a longer founder vesting schedule

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. The four-year vesting schedule that the typical startup uses today is a problem waiting to happen. If one founder ends up quitting a year or two before the last cliff, they still own a large share of the cap table through many rounds to come. The departing founder might consider that fair, but the remaining founder(s) are the ones adding on the additi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Youtube, Nigeria, Tech, Portugal, Brazil, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, EC, FirstMark Capital, Alex, Firstmark, Khosla


When was the last time you worked out your soul?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The whole crew was back today, with Natasha and Danny and I gathered to parse over what was really a blast of news. Lots of startups are raising. Lots of VCs are raising. And some unicorns are shooting to go public. It’s a lot to get through, but we’re here to catch you up. Here’s what we got into: A Media Roundup: The Juggernaut raised $2 millio...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Tech, Airbnb, Khosla, Khosla Ventures, Calm, Danny, Natasha, Equity podcast, The Juggernaut, Terri Burns


Natasha Denona I Need a Nude Holiday 2020 Collection Featuring Mini Zendo Eyeshadow Palette

The Natasha Denona I Need a Nude Holiday 2020 Collection arrives today with a new, limited edition mini Zendo Eyeshadow Palette. Last year, Natasha was all about gold and khaki but this year she’s going a nude with two new shades of I Need A Nude Lipstick, I Need A Nude Glow Highlighter, and the mini Zendo Eyeshadow Palette that includes nude, bronze-y shades. It’s not a typical Holiday shade range but Natasha never really does traditional Holiday shades. Curious minds, how do you feel about ...
Tags: Beauty, Maria, Andrea, Natasha, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Hollywood Royal, Dazz, Holiday Collections 2020, Natasha Denona Mini Zendo Eyeshadow Palette, Smoke Signal Palette


Public investors stay in love with tech, as Root and Affirm file to IPO

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. Why are there so many tech IPOs right now? Startups are finding that they can get higher valuations from public markets than private ones these days, because so many public investors want to put serious money in tech. Also, the lure of the future, the benevolence of the Fed, the retail investor boom, the sheer number of unicorns that have been waiting...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Facebook, India, San Francisco, Tech, ExxonMobil, Paypal, Amsterdam, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Airbnb, EC


No-code is the new blockchain

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Natasha was on vacation, so Danny and your humble servant had to endeavour alone. She’s back next week, so we’ll be back to full strength as a collective soon enough. But even with a depleted hosting crew, we had a mountain of news to get through. And to joke about, as Danny was in the mood for a laugh. Here’s the rundown: Reddit Co-fou...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Root, Tech, Alexis Ohanian, Airbnb, Firstmark, Danny, Natasha, Reddit Co, Ohanian, Equity podcast, Zira, Unqork, FirstMark SPAC


Airbnb nears IPO as Asana and Palantir land their direct listings

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. The going has not always been easy but the tech IPOs keep coming. Airbnb itself is almost here, in what is likely to be the ultimate stock market listing of this dramatic year. After the pandemic triggered mass layoffs for the short-term rental marketplace, it has managed to make up all of the lost ground to pre-pandemic projections, TechCrunch and ot...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Spotify, Milan, China, India, Softbank, US, Tech, Tesla, Spain, Barcelona, Rome


Is your startup the next TikTok?

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. And I don’t mean building an app that gets the world addicted to short-form videos. I mean, where you build a huge company that spans the world and then get turned into a political football. The Bytedance-owned app developer still appears headed for a shutdown in the US, after the already convoluted talks stalled out this past week. Each national gove...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, London, China, Southeast Asia, India, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, West, EC


Is your startup the next Tik Tok?

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. And I don’t mean building an app that gets the world addicted to short-form videos. I mean, where you build a huge company that spans the world and then get turned into a political football. The Bytedance-owned app developer still appears headed for a shutdown in the US, after the already convoluted talks stalled out this past week. Each national gove...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, London, China, Southeast Asia, India, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, West, EC


Why isn’t Robinhood a verb yet?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s VC-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Natasha Mascarenhas, Danny Crichton and your humble servant gathered to chat through a host of rounds and venture capital news for your enjoyment. As a programming note, I am off next week effectively, so look for Natasha to lead on Equity Monday and then both her and Danny to rock the Thursday show. I will miss everyone. But onto the show itself, he...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Tech, Venture Capital, Robinhood, Zoom, Willow, Danny, Natasha, Bon, Casey Newton, Chime, Equity podcast, Recent Funding, Natasha Mascarenhas Danny Crichton


Comment on magic apple plum cobbler by Natasha

I am making this for the third time in about ten days, because my spouse is a big fan and it is so easy! Have been substituting oat milk, and it works fine
Tags: Food, Natasha