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4 principles for building an MVP even if you can’t write a single line of code

If you haven’t found a technical co-founder or freelancer to build your MVP, here are four principles that will help in the meantime.

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Startups have to pay back all that equity compensation someday

All that stock that is paid out in worker comp to preserve cash is really just an IOU to investors that the shares will get bought back eventually.

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Will a weaker euro lead to greater US investment in European startups?

A strong dollar makes deals in Europe potentially cheaper for American investors, and could make selling abroad more attractive to euro-denominated...

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How to run growth marketing during a recession

How does one build, scale and navigate the headwinds of a recession, especially as consumer behavior changes dramatically?

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Daily Crunch: Amazon wades deeper into healthcare with its $3.9B purchase of One Medical

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia steps back from leadership role

Airbnb founder Joe Gebbia announced that he will step back from his role at the company but remain on the board of directors as he pursues other...

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Big tech companies in the spotlight as South Africa investigates dominance abuse

Apple, Google, UberEats, Airbnb, Booking.com, Mr Delivery, Takealot, among tech companies in the spotlight as South Africa investigates dominance...

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US-based Here lets you make fractional vacation rental investments starting at $100

Airbnb got its start as a place for homeowners casually to rent out rooms and more from their own private residences to make a bit of extra income,...

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Front’s Mathilde Collin and Mural’s Adriana Roche will discuss how to manage a distributed workforce at Disrupt

What does the future of work look like in a (quasi) post-pandemic world? That’s a question all companies — from startups to major corporations...

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This Week in Apps: Period tracking app privacy, Snapchat’s paid subscription, calls for TikTok ban

This Week in Apps is the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.

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Mystery rocket makes moonfall

Hello and welcome back to Week in Review, where we recap the biggest stories from the week. If you want this in your inbox every Saturday, sign up...

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Daily Crunch: The party’s over — Airbnb bans all disruptive gatherings in perpetuity

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Airbnb permanently bans parties on all listings

After “indefinitely” banning unauthorized parties at properties booked through Airbnb in 2020, the company has permanently banned them....

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Proptech still has fundamental problems for entrepreneurs to solve

Proptech has made our lives easier with innovations like smart homes, AirBnB, and the ability to shop for and secure a mortgage from our phones. But...

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Dublin-based corporate gifting platform &Open raises $26M Series A led by Molten Ventures

Last year we covered how “&Open” (yes, “ampersand open,” pronounced “And Open”) had raised a raised $7.2 million seed to make it...

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Validio, a data quality platform based out of Sweden, emerges from stealth with $15M

Data quality has been shaping up as a salient and increasingly critical part of the world of data science: enterprises are sitting on growing troves...

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Able.ai exits stealth with $20M to help big lenders speed up making high-value loans

Large banks are stepping up their game when it comes to new services and the technology that underpins them, and in many cases they are borrowing...

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Seeking product-market fit in a down market? Hire freelancers to manage your burn rate

In today’s uncertain market, using freelancers is a way for companies to find or deepen product-market fit without betting the farm.

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If you must conduct layoffs, don’t be a jerk

As yet another week of workforce reductions sweeps the tech industry, remember: layoffs suck, but you can make them suck slightly less.

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Caught COVID-19 abroad? Good luck, you might get stuck

Two years into COVID-19, international travel can still be a logistical nightmare.

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Five to Nine raises $4.25M seed round to help improve the efficiency of DEI initiatives

Founded by two Black women, Five to Nine helps companies manage their employee resource groups.

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Five to Nine raises $4.5M seed round to help improve the efficiency of DEI initiatives

Founded by two Black women, Five to Nine helps companies manage their employee resource groups.

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Felix Capital closes fourth fund at $600M, its biggest yet

Amid rising uncertainty about how financing will look for tech in the months and maybe years to come, one of the newer kids on the VC block in Europe...

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This is the beginning of the unbundled database era

The enterprise wants to store everything they can in the hopes of being able to deliver improved customer experiences and new market capabilities.

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Key European tech founders and investors launch OneUkraine charity to assist Ukraine

A host of major European tech founders and investors are today backing the launch of OneUkraine, a new charity providing sustainable humanitarian...

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Airbnb China closes domestic unit to cut costs as it bets on border reopening

Airbnb will terminate its domestic business in China, marking the partial retreat of another Western tech giant from the country. Like most of its...

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Y Combinator-backed fintech Pebble uses stablecoins to offer 5% yield on cash

The Y Combinator-backed seed startup comes out of stealth with $6.2 million in funding for its blockchain-based personal finance app

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Pitch Deck Teardown: BoxedUp’s $2.3M seed round pitch deck

Today, we're taking a close look at the pitch deck that helped BoxedUp founder David Boone raise the company's first round of institutional...

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