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Extra Crunch roundup: Security data lakes, China vs. Starlink, ExtraHop’s $900M exit

News broke this morning that Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners are purchasing Seattle-based network security startup ExtraHop. Part of the Network Detection and Response (NDR) market, ExtraHop’s security solutions are for companies that manage assets in the cloud and on-site, “something that could be useful as more companies find themselves in that in-between state,” report Ron Miller and Alex Wilhelm. Just one year ago, ExtraHop was closing in on $100 million in ARR an...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Maryland, China, US, Tech, Earth, United States, Venture Capital, EC, Anna, Seattle, Alex


David Lynch’s Dune Getting Limited Edition 4K Blu-ray This Summer

With Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming adaptation of Dune just around the corner, now might be a great time to check out the David Lynch directed adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel. A Limited Edition 4K Blu-ray for the film has been revealed. It is expected to hit shelves on August 31, 2021, and you can pre-order it right now. Courtesy of Arrow Video, the 1984 release of Dune will have two versions of its upcoming 4K Blu-ray release. The “Limited Edition” essentially serves as the standard version...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Kyle Maclachlan, Dvd, David Lynch, Anthony, Mike White, Dune, Frank Herbert, Lynch, Paul Smith, Paul Atreides, WB, Ron Miller, Denis Villeneuve, ComingSoon


Daily Crunch: Before the pandemic, Expensify made remote work cool and profitable

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Welcome to Daily Crunch for May 25, 2021. Whether you are a developer, a startup fanatic or merely someone with wanderlust, we have something for everyone today. Well, except for disappointed investors in Lordstown Motors. They are stuck holding the bag today after the American electric vehicle company announced a pretty awful set of earnings. But for the rest of u...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Microsoft, Africa, Newsletter, Tech, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Salesforce, North America, Brian Chesky, Kubernetes, Expensify, Jordan Crook, Frederic, Lordstown


Extra Crunch roundup: Lordstown Motors’ woes, how co-CEOs work, Brian Chesky interview

Lordstown Motors released its Q1 earnings yesterday, and the electric vehicle manufacturer is facing a few challenges. Expenses were higher than expected, it plans to slash production by about 50%, and the company reported zero revenue and a net loss of $125 million. Oh, it also needs more capital. “But there’s more to the Lordstown mess than merely a single bad quarter,” writes Alex Wilhelm. “Lordstown’s earnings mess and the resulting dissonance with its own predictions are notable on their ow...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, South Korea, China, San Francisco, Tech, E-commerce, Getty Images, Netflix, Venture Capital, SEC, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, EC, Ted Sarandos


Daily Crunch: How Expensify maintained its early-stage startup culture after 13 years

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. As summer kicks into gear, the IPO market is mimicking the season by cranking up its temperature. Today, TechCrunch explored the IPO filings from venture-backed Marqeta and software startup WalkMe. Squarespace direct lists later this week, along with public debuts from Oatly and Procore on Thursday. All this is great news for late-stage startups and their backers. ...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Europe, Tech, EC, Expensify, David Barrett, Olson, Ron Miller, Vertex, Ingrid Lunden, Rob Olson, Webbys, Marqeta, Oatly


Daily Crunch: AT&T’s $43B WarnerMedia spinoff will create a new content colossus

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Welcome to Daily Crunch for Monday, May 17. We have a lot to get to, so we’ll keep our introduction incredibly curt and simply note that early-stage founders can still apply to the upcoming TechCrunch Battlefield event for another week or so. Neesha has the details here. — Alex TechCrunch Top 3 Today the biggest stories concern the never-ending flow of cash to in...
Tags: Apple, TC, Spotify, Spacex, Microsoft, Indonesia, Montana, France, Tech, Latin America, SPAC, Jerry, Ron Miller, Tokopedia, StarLink, Big Tech


The Daily Crunch: TechCrunch’s parent company sold for $5B, Duolingo’s origin story

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. TechCrunch’s new home The original plan was to spend a minute today explaining that the Daily Crunch is now being put together by a new and expanded team. I, your friend Alex, will be writing and collecting the main sections from here on out. We’ll also have input from Walter and Annie on the Extra Crunch side of things (like today’s Exchange column!), along with...
Tags: Apple, TC, Twitter, Microsoft, Tech, Annie, EC, FirstMark Capital, Alex, Sarah, EMC, Mary Meeker, Duolingo, Zoomo, Lucas Matney, Anthony Ha


Equity Monday: TechCrunch goes Yahoo while welding robots raise $56M

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here. This morning was a notable one in the life of TechCrunch the publication, as our parent co...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Verizon, Cloud, Lyft, Uber, Yahoo, China, Boston, Tech, Paypal, Square, Earnings, Ohio, Dell


Comment on classic shortbread by Ron Miller

I haven’t had a chance to try your recipe yet, but some of my favorite shortbread variations include: – Brown butter (delicious) … weigh the butter, brown it, then add enough water to bring back to original weight (AFTER the butter has cooled!!!) – Green tea (add matcha powder) – Raspberry chocolate … add chocolate chips & ground up freeze dried raspberries – Double chocolate … cocoa + chocolate chips – Coconut … add toasted coconut – Almond … almond extract and optionally toasted almonds Someti...
Tags: Food, Ron Miller


Laiye, China’s answer to UiPath, closes $50 million Series C+

Robotic process automation has become buzzy in the last few months. New York-based UiPath is on course to launch an initial public offering after gaining an astounding valuation of $35 billion in February. Over in China, homegrown RPA startup Laiye is making waves as well. Laiye, which develops software to mimic mundane workplace tasks like keyboard strokes and mouse clicks, announced it has raised $50 million in a Series C+ round. The proceeds came about the Beijing-based company pulled in th...
Tags: Asia, New York, China, Tech, Beijing, United States, Baidu, Ping An, Ron Miller, RPA, Lanzhou, UiPath, Laiye, Laiye China, Wu Capital RPA, Europe Laiye


Why it’s not surprising to see nine-figure AI rounds 

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. If you want it in your inbox every Saturday morning, sign up here.  Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. This week, Scale AI raised a $325 million Series E. The company, as TechCrunch has written, works in the data labeling space. And it has been on a fundraising tear over the last f...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Tech, Coinbase, Squarespace, Exchange, Sapphire Ventures, Chen, Das, Mo, Ron Miller, PitchBook, SimilarWeb, Jai Das, The Exchange, TuSimple


Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more

This is not a boast, but a warning: I could write a how-to article on almost any topic. Give me enough time to do some research, and I can put together a reliable step-by-step for building a custom gaming PC, installing a hot water heater or interpreting public health data. But since I’ve never actually done those things, I would encourage you to ignore any advice I have to offer. Trusted advice comes from experience. That’s why Ron Miller interviewed three entrepreneurs who have each built mult...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, California, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, US, Tech, Austin, United States, Quora, Venture Capital, Dell


How investors are valuing the pandemic

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday morning? Sign up here. Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Kicking off with a tiny bit of housekeeping: Equity is now doing more stuff. And TechCrunch has its Justice and Early-Stage events coming up. I am interviewing the CRO of Zoom for the lat...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, MetroMile, Tech, Airbnb, Priceline, Doordash, SPAC, Anchorage, GAAP, Ron Miller, ARR, GTM, Timm, The Exchange, Foxtrot


EC roundup: BNPL startups, growth marketing tips, solid state battery market map, more

When I needed a new sofa several months ago, I was pleased to find a buy now, pay later (BNPL) option during the checkout process. I had prepared myself to make a major financial outlay, but the service fees were well worth the convenience of deferring the entire payment. Coincidentally, I was siting on said sofa this morning and considering that transaction when Alex Wilhelm submitted a column that compared recent earnings for three BNPL providers: Afterpay, Affirm and Klarna. I asked him why h...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Labor, Finance, Linkedin, Tech, Amanda Milligan, Fractl, Diversity, Automotive, SaaS, Venture Capital, Private Equity


Extra Crunch roundup: Optimized SaaS pricing, recruiting growth experts, VC surveys, more

Since the pandemic began, have you been walking more, or do you know someone who bought a new car? Perhaps you ran your first errand on a rented e-bike or scooter? Over the last year, I’ve experimented with different mobility options to see which ones best suit my needs, as have most people I know. It can be challenging to maintain a recommended physical distance on a bus or subway. (After a decade-plus hiatus, I even briefly considered rejoining the ranks of automobile owners!) Full Extra Crun...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Labor, Finance, San Francisco, Tech, Getty Images, SaaS, Venture Capital, Rover, Alex, Robinhood, Coinbase, Gamestop, Felicis Ventures


Multiplayer fintech, and the muddled world of startup data

There’s always a fintech angle, even on Valentine’s Day. This week, I covered Zeta, a new startup working on joint finances for modern couples. It aims to take away the money chores of a relationship, from splitting the bill at dinner to requesting rent through a payment app every month. Aditi Shekar, the co-founder, gave me some notes about why the ongoing popularity of Venmo is validation for the company, instead of competition. Here’s what I learned: The success of Zeta hinges on the idea t...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, London, Microsoft, Softbank, Nigeria, US, Tech, Walmart, Reddit, Archer, Dallas, Jeff Bezos, Dyson, Jack Dorsey


Extra Crunch roundup: Metromile CEO interview, Oscar Health’s IPO plans, our 2-year anniversary, more

I’m very proud of the work we’re doing here at Extra Crunch, so it gives me great pleasure to announce that today is our second anniversary. Thanks to hard work from the entire TechCrunch team, authoritative guest contributors and a very engaged reader base, we’ve tripled our membership in the last 12 months. As Extra Crunch enters its third year, we’re putting our foot on the gas in 2021 so we can bring you more: Fresh analysis about today’s most dynamic tech industries. Surveys of top inves...
Tags: Startups, MetroMile, Lyft, Softbank, Tech, Preston, Venture Capital, WeWork, Bumble, Alex, TechStars, Bain Capital Ventures, Adtech, Anthony Ha, Pacifica, Eric Eldon


In 2021 everyone gets 15 minutes of wealth

Trades in the infamous Reddit-basket of stocks and trades are taking a pounding today, with GameStop down 52.7%, AMC Entertainment off 42.7%, the silver-squeeze flopping and more. CNBC has a longer list if you want to feast your eyes on the carnage. What a surprise that the thing that was always going to happen, has happened. While it was quite honestly entertaining as hell to watch WallStreetBets go from cult-classic to internet hero overnight, tempting scads of new traders (check out how much ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Amc, Tech, Tesla, Reddit, Andy Warhol, Robinhood, Cnbc, Gamestop, Ron Miller


Extra Crunch roundup: Edtech VC survey, 5 founder mistakes, fintech liquidity, more

Edtech is so widespread, we already need more consumer-friendly nomenclature to describe the products, services and tools it encompasses. I know someone who reads stories to their grandchildren on two continents via Zoom each weekend. Is that “edtech?” Similarly, many Netflix subscribers sought out online chess instructors after watching “The Queen’s Gambit,” but I doubt if they all ran searches for “remote learning” first. Edtech needs to reach beyond underfunded public school systems to beco...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Cloud, Europe, New York, Hardware, Enterprise, Media, Education, Entrepreneurship, Boston, Africa, Tech, Netflix, Digital Media


Extra Crunch roundup: Digital health VC survey, edtech M&A, deep tech marketing, more

I had my first telehealth consultation last year, and there’s a high probability that you did, too. Since the pandemic began, consumer adoption of remote healthcare has increased 300%. Speaking as an unvaccinated urban dweller: I’d rather speak to a nurse or doctor via my laptop than try to remain physically distanced on a bus or hailed ride traveling to/from their office. Even after things return to (rolls eyes) normal, if I thought there was a reliable way to receive high-quality healthcare in...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Enterprise, Education, Privacy, Developer, Washington, Finance, US, San Francisco, Tech, Diversity


Extra Crunch roundup: Antitrust jitters, SPAC odyssey, white-hot IPOs, more

Some time ago, I gave up on the idea of finding a thread that connects each story in the weekly Extra Crunch roundup; there are no unified theories of technology news. The stories that left the deepest impression were related to two news pegs that dominated the week — Visa and Plaid calling off their $5.3 billion acquisition agreement, and sizzling-hot IPOs for Affirm and Poshmark. Watching Plaid and Visa sing “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” in harmony after the U.S. Department of Justice filed...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Hardware, Enterprise, Finance, Digital, Billie, Tech, Cannabis, SaaS, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Harry, Olympus, Payments


Extra Crunch roundup: 2 VC surveys, Tesla’s melt up, The Roblox Gambit, more

This has been quite a week. Instead of walking backward through the last few days of chaos and uncertainty, here are three good things that happened: Google employee Sara Robinson combined her interest in machine learning and baking to create AI-generated hybrid treats. A breakthrough could make water desalination 30%-40% more effective. Bianca Smith will become the first Black woman to coach a professional baseball team. Despite many distractions in our first full week of the new year, we pub...
Tags: Google, Security, Startups, TC, Gaming, Enterprise, Congress, Israel, Disney, US, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Artificial Intelligence, Netflix, Automotive


Extra Crunch roundup: ‘Nightmare’ security breach, Poshmark’s IPO, crypto boom, more

The rest of the world may be slowing down as we prepare for Christmas and the new year, but we are not taking our foot off the gas. Alex Wilhelm keeps a close watch on the public markets in his column The Exchange, but this week, he branched out to look at some of the metrics underpinning soaring cryptocurrency prices and turned his gaze on StockX, the consumer reseller marketplace that just raised $275 million in a Series E that values the company at approximately $2.8 billion. “Selling a tenth...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Transportation, Ecommerce, Asia, Utah, Washington, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Ipo, India, US, Tech, Walmart, E-commerce


Comment on vanilla custard slices by Ron Miller

One trick that I learned that might be useful with this recipe is to use some coconut oil to keep the bottom crust from getting soggy. You can add a thin layer of coconut oil to the bottom layer of puff pastry (after it has been cooked). The coconut oil does not make the bottom layer soggy, and it acts as a barrier preventing the puff pastry from getting wet. I suppose you could also do the same to the underside of the top layer. NOTE: This only works with pies where the crust is pre-baked befor...
Tags: Food, Ron Miller


Gift Guide: The best books for 2020 as recommended by VCs and TechCrunch writers (Part 2)

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. We published the TechCrunch list of the best books of 2020 last week, which included such titles as Barton Gellman’s Dark Mirror as recommended by our cybersecurity editor Zack Whittaker and Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, recommended by Lightspeed’s Nicole Quinn. In all, we selected nine books fr...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Congress, New York City, America, San Francisco, Tech, Brooklyn, Tokyo, Sherlock Holmes, Kylie Jenner, Johnson, Jonathan Gruber


Former Salesforce science boss founds You.com to take on Google Search

A new challenger enters the arena! Richard Socher, the former Chief Scientist at Salesforce, today dropped the figurative bomb when he announced the launch of You.com, a site he says will compete directly with Google Search. https://t.co/2tfrBwhwOc Let's build a new internet together. — Richard Socher (@RichardSocher) December 8, 2020 Heads up: It looks like TechCrunch’s Ron Miller caught the scoop. According to them, Socher wants to “differentiate from Google by not relying on advertising.” The...
Tags: Google, Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ron Miller, Richard Socher, Socher, Neural


Daily Crunch: Slack and Salesforce execs explain their big acquisition

We learn more about Slack’s future, Revolut adds new payment features and DoorDash pushes its IPO range upward. This is your Daily Crunch for December 4, 2020. The big story: Slack and Salesforce execs explain their big acquisition After Salesforce announced this week that it’s acquiring Slack for $27.7 billion, Ron Miller spoke to Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield and Salesforce President and COO Bret Taylor to learn more about the deal. Butterfield claimed that Slack will remain relatively...
Tags: Asia, Enterprise, Microsoft, White House, China, Tech, Salesforce, Stewart Butterfield, Slack, Revolut, Braintree, Butterfield, Ron Miller, OTV, Bret Taylor, Devin Coldewey


Salesforce slumps 8.5% as its post-Slack selloff continues

Shares of Salesforce traded lower today, despite the company hosting a multi-hour keynote that included a buffet of Marc Benioff. What’s going on? Essentially, since the Salesforce-Slack deal reached the ears of the public, shares of the CRM giant have fallen, while shares of the enterprise social upstart have risen sharply. That Slack did well since news of the deal broke is not a surprise. Salesforce is paying more for the company than it had been worth, the premium to its prior value co...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Tech, Salesforce, Slack, Marc Benioff, Don, Ron Miller, Benioff, Salesforce Slack


Gift Guide: The best books for 2020 recommended by VCs and TechCrunch writers (Part 1)

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. This is Part 1 of the Best Books gift guide. Part 2 with even more selections will be posted shortly. 2020 was a tough year for all of us, but a strong one for books (how often do you get to say that?). Sales are up, driven by lockdowns, boredom, and the need for escape. Yet, 2020 also felt...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Spotify, Japan, England, London, Snowden, France, Stanford, Nsa, China, America, Book Review, Tech, Nike


AWS brings the Mac mini to its cloud

AWS today opened its re:Invent conference with a surprise announcement: the company is bringing the Mac mini to its cloud. These new EC2 Mac instances, as AWS calls them, are now available in preview. They won’t come cheap, though. The target audience here — and the only one AWS is targeting for now — is developers who want cloud-based build and testing environments for their Mac and iOS apps. But it’s worth noting that with remote access, you get a fully-featured Mac mini in the cloud, and I’m ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Ipad, TC, Cloud, Europe, Bluetooth, Mac, Developer, Steve Jobs, Oregon, Singapore, Web Hosting, Tech, Intel