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Growth, Kubernetes, rocket launches, gender in tech, and more Luckin Coffee

Housekeeping & Extra Crunch 20% event discount reminder Extra Crunch will not be publishing on Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday in the United States. Publishing will resume as normal on Tuesday. Reminder: if you are an annual member of Extra Crunch, your membership includes a 20% discount on event tickets and exhibitor packages. If you want to claim a discount for one of our upcoming events, such as Sessions: Mobility, Sessions: Enterprise or TechCrunch Disrupt SF, just send an email t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Tech, Kubernetes, Rocket Lab, Peter Beck, Luckin Coffee, The Extra Crunch Daily


Getaround, Facebook, AI chips, Nvidia, Africa, and immigration

Who helped your startup grow? Nominate a growth marketing agency. For those who have been members of Extra Crunch for a while now, you have seen us go through two cycles of Verified Experts, covering startup attorneys and brand designers. Now, we turn our attention to our third community of startup professionals: growth marketers / hackers. Growth is the single most important objective of any startup, and so these professionals can have an outsized impact on which companies grow, and by how muc...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Immigration, Paris, Nvidia, Getaround, Alven Capital, Lucas, Lucas Matney, McDonald, Huawei Technologies, Drivy, Flutterwave, Yvonne Leow, The Extra Crunch Daily, Jeremy Uzan


Zoom, housing affordability, Mailchimp, Yext, and Uber

Conference call with CEO Eric Yuan of newly-IPOd Zoom Since we first started Extra Crunch three months ago (my, time flies), we’ve been offering members live conference calls with our reporters. This week, we are trying something new and bringing a guest aboard. TechCrunch’s SF-based startup and venture capital reporter Kate Clark is going to talk today with Eric Yuan, who founded video conferencing startup Zoom that just went public last month, making Yuan a very happy man. Come armed with ...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Housing, Tech, Mailchimp, Yuan, Zoom, Yext, Eric Yuan, Kate Clark, Luckin Coffee, The Extra Crunch Daily, Mailchimp Yext, Arman Tabatabai Instructions, Dan Wu


EC-exclusive interview with Tim Cook, Slacklash, and tech inclusion

An EC-exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino traveled to Florida this week to talk with Tim Cook about Apple’s developer education initiatives and also meet with high school developer Liam Rosenfeld of Lyman High School. Apple wants to attract the next set of app developers like Liam into the Xcode world, and the company is building a more ambitious strategy to do so going forward: But that conversation with Liam does bring up some questions...
Tags: Google, Uber, Microsoft, Groupon, San Francisco, Tech, Tim Cook, Ibm, Travis Kalanick, WeWork, True Ventures, Amazon Web Services, Deezer, Matthew Panzarino, Om Malik, App Developers


Media VC theses, SEO keywords, cosmology, and brand design

Where top VCs are investing in Media, Entertainment & Gaming Our media columnist Eric Peckham (who is hard at work on the Unity EC-1, which we will start to publish here shortly) pinged his network of media investors to figure out what the media VC world is up to in mid-2019: Here are the media investment theses of: Cyan Banister (Founders Fund), Alex Taussig (Lightspeed), Matt Hartman (betaworks), Stephanie Zhan (Sequoia), Jordan Fudge (Sinai), Christian Dorffer (Sweet Capital), Charles Hudson...
Tags: Uber, Finance, Softbank, Social Media, Tech, Companies, BetaWorks, Eva, Founders Fund, Coffee Meets Bagel, Eric, SoftBank Group, Eric Hippeau, Matt Hartman, SoftBank Vision Fund, Eric Peckham


Great teams, UBI, data retention policies, and Amazon HQ2

3 key secrets to building extraordinary teams David Cancel, the CEO and founder of Drift, wrote a deep dive on how to think about finding and recruiting the kinds of people who build incredible startups. Among the factors he looks at: Scrappiness (Importance: 35%) The four most telling words a new hire can say: “I’ll figure it out.” If you find someone who says that (and can follow through on it), you know you’ve found someone with drive — someone who will plunge headfirst into any challenge...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Tech, David, AT&T, San Jose, Drift, Josh Constine, Frederic Lardinois, The Extra Crunch Daily


Final Niantic EC-1 lessons, F8 call, Slack, WeWork, and TED

Live Conference Call: Josh Constine and Frederic Lardinois talk all things F8 in just a bit Facebook’s annual F8 conference is in full swing, with major redesigns of the company’s apps and all sorts of news trickling out of San Jose. We have Josh Constine and Frederic Lardinois on the ground talking to everyone, and now we invite all EC members to join us for a live conference call today at 5pm EST / 2pm PST (i.e. about an hour or so from now). Dial-in information will be sent an hour before...
Tags: Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Tech, Pokemon, Harry Potter, San Jose, WeWork, EC, Slack, Wizards, Niantic, Josh Constine, Greg Kumparak, Frederic Lardinois, The Extra Crunch Daily


Bad PR ideas, esports, and the Valley’s talent poaching war

Sending severed heads, and even more PR DON’Ts I wrote a “master list” of PR DON’Ts earlier this week, and now that list has nearly doubled as my fellow TechCrunch writers continued to experience even more bad behavior around pitches. So, : DON’T send severed heads of the writer you want to cover your story Heads up! It’s weird to send someone’s cranium to them. This is an odd one, but believe it or not, severed heads seem to roll into our office every couple of months thanks to the advent of ...
Tags: Y Combinator, Tech, Peloton, Zwift, GV, Playground Global, The Extra Crunch Daily


How to avoid PR disasters, the new web, and who owns Huawei?

Soon: Live conference call with Anthony Ha on TED At 2pm EST / 11am PST, we will have TechCrunch writer Anthony Ha talking live with Extra Crunch readers about all things TED conference, which was last week in Vancouver. Come armed with your questions, or send us an email if you want us to ask on your behalf. Arman is fielding them at [email protected] Call details will be sent to subscribers an hour before the call. How to pitch to a (tech) journalist I wrote a two-set piece y...
Tags: Tech, Public Relations, Cms, Pr, Robotics, Huawei, Irobot, Anthony Ha, Arman, The Extra Crunch Daily


No one knows how to hire, plus brand design and African tech

Editor’s Note: No one knows how to hire Hiring is the lifeblood of the world. Few people do truly singular work; instead, nearly every facet of our civilization is built by groups of humans (and increasingly machines) working in tandem. Image by PeopleImages via Getty Images That presents quite the puzzle though: if teamwork is so critical to the functioning of, well, everything, why are we so god awfully bad at building teams? Minus a couple of high functioning teams of course, the evidence ...
Tags: California, Tech, Mozilla, Jumia, Bitmoji, Scaleworks, Iterable, The Extra Crunch Daily, PeopleImages


Acquisitions, more than IPOs, will create Africa’s early startup successes

Africa has made its global IPO debut. Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia—a $1 billion-valued company— on the NYSE last week. The stock offering made Jumia the first upstart operating in Africa to list on a major global exchange. This raises expectations for unicorns and IPOs to create the continent’s first wave of startup moguls. But unlike other markets, big public listings and nine-figure valuations could remain rare in Africa. The rise of venture arms and startup acquisitions will factor m...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Accelerator, Developer, Finance, Funding, Africa, Tech, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Logistics, Nyse, Shenzen, Jumia


Google Cloud, McDonald’s big tech acquisition, and motivating an engineering team

Our live conference call on Google Cloud Next Last week at its conference in San Francisco, Google Cloud unveiled a bevy of new features, and we also got to hear for the first time from its head honcho, Thomas Kurian . TechCrunch was on the scene, with enterprise editor Frederic Lardinois and enterprise reporter Ron Miller covering all aspects of this major conference. They conducted a live conference call with Extra Crunch members last week. In case you missed it, we’ve posted the transcript...
Tags: Google, TC, Uber, San Francisco, Tech, Mcdonalds, CircleCI, Lucas Matney, Bessemer, Greenberg Traurig, McDonald, Ron Miller, Frederic Lardinois, Douglas Rushkoff, Google Cloud, Adam Fisher


AI dumbos, Niantic, mobility, design, and Google Next

Tomorrow: Google Cloud Next conference call Join TechCrunch’s enterprise mavens Frederic Lardinois and Ron Miller as they discuss what’s happening on the ground and at the (I am sure, very exciting) parties this week at Google Cloud Next in SF. They will talk live tomorrow at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT, and be sure to check your inbox one hour before for the dial-in information. When to ditch that nightmare customer No, we are not “firing” any Extra Crunch members — yet. But multi-time founder Jo...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Tech, Patreon, Niantic, Ron Miller, Frederic Lardinois, Joe Procopio, Red Antler, The Extra Crunch Daily


Scooters, remote workers, ethics, the future of fintech, etc.

Editor’s Note: refocused newsletters It was another dizzying week here at Extra Crunch as you will shortly see in this newsletter. One change that we are making: we are simplifying our newsletters to keep you better informed on what is happening on Extra Crunch. We are merging the daily, weekly, and article editions of this newsletter into a “roundup” format that will come out twice per week. The goal is to keep the signal high, and the noise in your inbox low. To control which newsletters you ...
Tags: Tech, Megan Rose Dickey, The Extra Crunch Daily


The future of scooters and media (but not scooter media!)

We have two great deep dives on the future of scooters and the future of media. Thanks to the many of you who joined our live conference call today with Kate Clark and Kirsten Korosec, where we talked all things Lyft today. If you weren’t able to join us, we will be publishing the transcript in the next few days, and we are going to try to embed the audio as well (we’ve heard your requests and working out a solution as we speak). The Future of Scooters   Our long-time transportation and scoot...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, NFL, San Francisco, Scooters, Man United, Northzone, Megan Rose Dickey, Maguire, Pär Jörgen Pärson, Kate Clark, Kirsten Korosec, Eric Peckham, The Extra Crunch Daily


Compliance, ethics, and live calls

Reminder: Live conference call today at 2pm EDT / 11am PDT We have TechCrunch writers Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark talking all things tech today — be sure to check your inboxes for dial-in details a bit later today, and come armed with questions! A roundtable conversation on tech ethics Our resident humanist and ethicist Greg Epstein published a roundtable conversation with three notable scholars of ethics, debating what exactly is tech ethics and what do the debates around it mean. Hilary...
Tags: Travel, Ethics, Kate Clark, Kirsten Korosec, The Extra Crunch Daily, Greg Epstein, Hilary Cohen Kathy Pham, Jessica Baron


April Fools’ Day, rebuilding edtech, and trash fires

Guest writing for Extra Crunch / TechCrunch We have published a smattering of interesting guest posts on TechCrunch and Extra Crunch from experts in their fields who want to spread their smart ideas to more people. Know someone who is brimming with ideas that deserves a larger platform? Definitely drop us a line and read what we are looking for. Remote workers are the next “tech hub” We have a provocative argument from Sherwood Morrison about , which is near-and-dear to my heart. Morrison w...
Tags: Travel, Google, Uber, San Francisco, Pokemon, Morrison, Niantic Inc, The Extra Crunch Daily, Sherwood Morrison


Form D filings, logistics, and Niantic

From Extra Crunch I wrote a comprehensive look at the new norms around Form D filings, which are filed with the SEC after a venture round closes. Those who’ve read this newsletter for a while know that I’ve been researching this topic for some months now. This is the sort of story that I love: a technical issue, but one with freakishly large consequences for founders and frankly for society in general. Do have a read if you have no idea what a Form D is or why it is important. John Eden has a ...
Tags: Travel, Tencent, SEC, Huawei, Meituan, Niantic, Stephen McCarthy, Grab, PUBG, The Extra Crunch Daily, Niantic EC, John Eden, Sportsfile Stories


Crypto 2.0, accessibility, and Apple’s future strategy

From Extra Crunch Jon Evans has a comprehensive look at the most compelling futures for “Crypto 2.0.” With the trading frenzy out of the way (at least for the time being), engineers and product designers can now get back to the real world of improving these systems. Digital accessibility expert Beth Franssen has a piece on how to improve accessibility for websites. Handling this well can improve the quality of a product for all users, while limiting legal liability. We’ve published our post-Ap...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Y Combinator, China, Nikkei, India, Digital, Tencent, Crypto, Grindr, Matthew Panzarino, Reliance, LA-Times, Jon Evans, Ken Doctor, CFIUS


New experiments with transcripts, plus game streaming and social platforms

From Extra Crunch Apologies – yesterday’s daily got stuck on a plane from LAX and never sent out. This is your combined Tuesday + Wednesday editions. New Experiment: The Bold Italic’s popular podcast This is Your Life in Silicon Valley is a mainstay on playlists in the Bay Area. Given the popularity of Equity’s transcripts, we are experimenting with transcribing non-TechCrunch podcasts as a member benefit of Extra Crunch. The transcript of the first episode is an interview with Oakland mayor L...
Tags: Tech, Silicon Valley, Game Streaming, Oakland, Lucas Matney, Apple News, Eric Eldon, Bay Area, Cooley LLP, Copyright Reform, Taylor Lorenz, Vipkid, Eric Peckham, The Extra Crunch Daily, Greg Epstein, Getty Images Stories


A week of game streaming and earthquakes

From Extra Crunch We hope all of you enjoyed the conversation with Eric Peckham and Lucas Matney on GDC and game streaming. For those who couldn’t join, a transcript should be coming shortly. Our enterprise reporter Ron Miller has a dive into how Salesforce became the model for enterprise SaaS companies, with some great early details into the launch of AppExchange. Continuing his growth discussion, Julian Shapiro of BellCurve.com discusses the acquisition marketing costs across 14 ad networks....
Tags: Tech, Bitcoin, Salesforce, GDC, Lucas Matney, Ron Miller, Eric Peckham, The Extra Crunch Daily, Julian Shapiro, BellCurve, Antonio Masiello Getty


North Korea’s new website and pro rata rights

From Extra Crunch We have published the transcript for Brian Heater’s conference call on robotics. Arman published report reviews on China’s luxury goods and consumer spending as well as on perceptions of automation in Europe. We have Lucas Matney and Eric Peckham scheduled for today at 3pm EST / noon PST discussing GDC on our live conference call. We are following up our startup lawyers Verified Experts with brand designers. Our first post on creating a brand for startups is live, and be sure...
Tags: The Extra Crunch Daily, China, Mubadala Ventures, Qualcomm, Scooters, Wikipedia


Taxes on VC and electric buses harming oil prices

From Extra Crunch A lot of subscribers got to hear from TechCrunch hardware guru Brian Heater, who has been meeting with (too many) robotics companies as we prepare for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics. If you weren’t able to join us, a transcript will be available in the next 48 hours. We have Lucas Matney and Eric Peckham on the horn this Friday at noon PDT to talk about all things Game Developers Conference (GDC). Be sure to check your emails for details. Wide Angle zssp via Getty Images ...
Tags: Google, China, India, Tech, Airbnb, Travis Kalanick, Lucas Matney, Brian Heater, Eric Peckham, The Extra Crunch Daily, Getty Images Stories


Extra Crunch Daily: Exascale Computing

From Extra Crunch Patreon, the focus of our first EC-1, has now announced the new pricing tiers that they telegraphed in our deep dive. New reports discuss the growing demand for foreign talent and consumer annoyance with media fragmentation (i.e. can’t everything just be on Netflix?) One of our Verified Expert lawyers, José Ancer, discusses why convertible notes are better than SAFEs, something of a counter-point to our piece last week on pre- and post-money SAFEs. Reminder: Brian Heater is h...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Netflix, Xiaomi, Kickstarter, EC, Patreon, Safes, Brian Heater, The Extra Crunch Daily, José Ancer, Getty Images Stories


Simulations, SAFEs, and China beats America in AI patents

Editor’s Note The most consistent feedback we have gotten from Extra Crunch members is that I write too much, and the Daily emails are too long for mortals (and apparently my mother) to read. This is great feedback: a huge focus for Extra Crunch is to create signal from noise. To that end, we are experimenting with a new format of the Daily starting today that’s focused on keeping you up-to-date on Extra Crunch, as well as broadening your perspective outside the Silicon Valley bubble. Have ques...
Tags: Japan, China, Russia, US, America, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, National Health Service, Silicon Valley, Qualcomm, Lucas Matney, The Matrix, Getty Images China, Eric Peckham, Hiroshi Watanabe


Apple kerfuffles, praise groups, and media layoffs

Lots of news and interesting tidbits to wrap up the week. Apple kerfuffles Apple has been vindicated (for a brief moment anyway) in its long-standing dispute with Qualcomm. From Stephen Nellis at Reuters: A U.S. federal judge has issued a preliminary ruling that Qualcomm Inc owes Apple Inc nearly $1 billion in patent royalty rebate payments, though the decision is unlikely to result in Qualcomm writing a check to Apple because of other developments in the dispute. Judge Gonzalo Curiel of the ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Asia, Spotify, Media, China, Tech, European Commission, Tumblr, Chris Morris, Qualcomm, Apple Inc, Reuters, Qualcomm Inc, Agarwal, SimilarWeb


Pi Day wasn’t pleasant for a lot of tech execs

Pi Day is apparently New Job day for tech execs and VCs these days. Leaving: Lee Fixel It’s not every day that one of the top VC investors heads out from their shop. TechCrunch’s @cookie aka Connie Loizos has the story: Lee Fixel, the low-flying head of Tiger Global’s private equity business, is leaving at the end of June, the firm announced today in a letter sent to clients and seen by Reuters . Scott Shleifer and Chase Coleman will continue as co-managers of the portfolios Fixel has oversee...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Finance, Ipo, India, Softbank, Digital, America, Tech, Tesla, Walmart, Harvard, United States, Credit Suisse, Korea


Can there be too much competition between startups?

Competition is the core of capitalism. Competition between companies lowers prices — on average — and ensures that they are forced to innovate lest they lose their markets to others. Competition between workers ensures that people strive to do their best work lest their jobs go to more qualified or faster or cheaper replacements. Obviously, there is a spectrum here from lethargic monopoly to cutthroat competition that causes more problems than it’s worth (environmental damage in the hopes of cut...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, New York, China, Nigeria, Africa, Palo Alto, Alibaba, Venture Capital, JD.com, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Travis Kalanick, Naspers, Reuters


The meaning of Nginx and F5

F5 Networks took a dive yesterday after the company announced it was acquiring open-source web server NGINX. While media coverage of the deal was largely positive, the public markets appeared much more skeptical, as F5 stock finished the day down nearly 8%. As most analyses noted, the logic behind the deal is clear. F5’s existing markets have continued to dry up, with just low single digit expansion expected year-over-year. On top of NGINX being one of the most widely used web servers in the wor...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, New York, Finance, New York City, Nginx, Danny Crichton, Burrington, F5, Kate Ascher, Arman Tabatabai, Smith Collection Gado Getty, The Extra Crunch Daily, Arman Tabatabai Ingrid Burrington


NVIDIA and OpenAI’s capped returns

Editor’s note: Starting as a trial, the Extra Crunch Daily newsletter is going to be delivered Tuesday-Saturday, in order to faithfully analyze the happenings in the startup and financial world Monday-Friday. Open AI’s capped returns OpenAI announced yesterday that they are going to be offering a “capped return” security for investors as part of the for-profit/non-profit split the organization is creating: As mentioned above, economic returns for investors and employees are capped (with the ca...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, New York, Hardware, Microsoft, Government, China, Ipo, US, Linkedin, Beijing, Shanghai, Nvidia, Silicon Valley