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We Reali don’t know when real estate will get Better

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A troubling startup layoff trend has emerged

We don’t need to tell you about the layoffs that are defining the tech landscape right now, concentrated particularly in late-stage companies that...

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Daily Crunch: US government is tracking our phones more than we thought, new docs show

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Better.com is still trying to proceed with its SPAC deal

Digital mortgage lender Better.com, which began making plans to go public via a SPAC in May 2021, has confirmed that it intends to move forward with...

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Fintech startups lead the layoff wave

In 2021, fintech startups were the biggest recipients of venture funding. In 2022, the sector is tops when it comes to laying off employees.

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Daily Crunch: China criticizes India for ‘frequent investigations’ of local Chinese firms

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Embattled digital mortgage lender Better.com reveals string of new senior exec hires in ‘rebirth’ attempt

The embattled online mortgage lender Better.com announced today several new hires of senior executives in an effort to reinvent its image.

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All this startup news, and we didn’t even talk about Juul

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today Natasha...

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Daily Crunch: Raba Partnership leads $2.1M seed round for African fintech startup Thepeer

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Better.com loses three more senior executives, including SVP and VP of sales

In the wake of its mass layoffs debacles, Better.com loses three more senior executives.

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Former Better.com exec alleges company misled investors ahead of SPAC

Former Better.com exec alleges company misled investors ahead of SPAC

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The Interchange: Things go from bad to worse at Better.com

Welcome back to The Interchange, the weekly TechCrunch series that looks at the latest — and what’s ahead — in the global fintech industry....

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Daily Crunch: Better.com CEO Vishal Garg says he’s on the hook for $750M SoftBank loan

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Better.com CEO Vishal Garg says he is ‘personally liable’ for $750M SoftBank loan

Better.com CEO Vishal Garg has acknowledged to employees that he “personally guaranteed” the $750 million cash infusion provided to the online...

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Daily Crunch: PayPal Ventures leads $50M Series B for Egyptian fintech Paymob

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The half-billion-dollar profit swing that led to Better.com’s myriad layoffs

S-4 from Aurora Acquisition Corp., the SPAC that Better.com intended to merge with, provides stark details about the latter’s financial...

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Amazon aggregator Thrasio begins layoffs, names new CEO

The layoffs and new CEO appointment are the latest developments in a series of ups and downs for Thrasio.

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If you could go to Andreessen Horowitz or YC as a startup, which would you choose?

We dug into Natasha's coverage of the latest early-stage effort from a16z, and what it could mean for competition with Y Combinator, among other...

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Better.com conducts third round of layoffs in five months

Better.com has conducted its third mass layoff in less than five months, citing a declining mortgage market, according to an email to employees seen...

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Better.com said to be planning third round of layoffs

Better.com is reportedly planning to a third round of layoffs, which would impact members of its real estate and refinance teams.

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Fintech Roundup: How going Fast and furious can ruin your startup

A look at Fast's shutdown and Better.com's decline in the wake of mass layoffs.

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Better.com CTO steps down, agrees to voluntary separation in wake of mass layoffs

Diane Yu, CTO of Better.com, has agreed to a voluntary separation plan that the digital mortgage lender offered earlier this week, according to a...

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Startups in 2022 are indeed ‘harder, Better, Faster, stronger’

Layoffs at Workrise, Better.com, and the implosion of Fast show that the startup market is changing, and not every company is going to make it of...

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“We probably pissed away $200 million,” Better.com CEO told employees in layoffs meeting

Vishal Garg admits he 'failed' on multiple fronts in leaked recording addressing significant staff cuts.

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Daily Crunch: Citing ‘uncertain mortgage market,’ Better.com rolls out employee buyout plan

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Better.com offering employees 60-days severance, losing ‘tens of millions’ per month per sources

Less than one month after laying off 3,000 employees, digital mortgage lender Better.com is offering its corporate, product, design and engineering...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: ‘Valuation reset,’ spiking crypto losses, US insurtech meltdown

Has it ever been your responsibility to tell someone else that their job has been eliminated? I have, and it's one of the most difficult things...

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Better.com teaches us how not to downsize a company

HR experts offer some Dos and Don'ts based on the way Better.com handled its mass layoffs

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