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Ghost kitchens ride into college campuses on the backs of delivery bots

Universities are increasingly relying on bots to both address labor shortages and explore new business opportunities, such as delivery-only kitchens,...

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Lunchbox’s $50 million Series B deck

Lunchbox raised its $50 million Series B with a very tight, 15-slide deck, which the company kindly shared with us. The deck is unabridged, which...

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Didi’s delisting now done deal

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi has voted to delist from the U.S. stock market, a long-expected result of Didi finding itself in hot water with the...

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How quickly are startup layoffs accelerating?

Startup layoffs are back, and the damage is starting to add up.

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3 questions concerning Instacart’s upcoming IPO

The key questions in our mind heading into Instacart's debut concern its growth, economics, and revenue mix.

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As Dropbox heads into earnings, it desperately needs a win

Consumer and business file storage and sharing service Dropbox will report its first-quarter earnings tomorrow, and for the former unicorn and...

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Deal-flow newsletters surface gold nuggets for investors

Why do investors want deal-flow newsletters? And what's in it for newsletter creators and the startups they feature? Let's explore.

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Minut

Minut, which built a privacy-forward hardware solution that helps Airbnb hosts 'keep an eye' on their properties without trampling over...

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If Musk makes Twitter less palatable for advertisers, it has few avenues to recoup lost incomes

It's not hard to see where Musk's plans for the social media giant could run into a financial reality that is anything but salubrious.

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Salesforce and Twitter are both lucky their purported $20B deal failed in 2016

What if history gone a bit differently and Salesforce had bought Twitter in 2016? We spoke to some analysts who cover the CRM industry to get their...

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What Glossier got wrong

The fundamental disconnect: Software-enabled businesses don’t necessarily monetize the same way that software businesses do.

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Elon gives $2.9B gift to Twitter, its employees, and himself. What’s next?

The Musk-Twitter saga is a reminder that tech can still be silly and fun. But I have to admit that I liked it more when the silly and fun came more...

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3 views on the Epic-Bandcamp deal

When we compiled our bingo board of potential mergers and acquisitions for 2022, we can’t say we anticipated that Fortnite-maker and Apple...

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Welcome to the post-pandemic economy, startups

The latest corporate results are telling us that the pandemic is over, from a business perspective. This is critical for startups to understand.

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Startups are evolving to manage growth alongside profitability

Tech firms around the world are slowly changing how they function to address concerns around their resilience and sustainability. Here are the key...

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And just like that, Peloton is experiencing a correction

In a world of public markets, predictable futures and activist investors, failing to plan rigorously for a post-pandemic world seems borderline...

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3 views: Is the metaverse for work or play?

Natasha Mascarenhas, Alex Wilhelm and Anita Ramaswamy, our newest crypto and fintech reporter, discuss the future of the metaverse and whether its...

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Wag’s recovery is a bet on you going back to work

Remember Wag? The dog-walking app made huge waves back in 2018 when it raised $300 million from SoftBank's Vision Fund. Wag's back in the...

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What does the new era of location intelligence hold for businesses?

Throughout the COVID-19 recovery era, location data is set to be a core ingredient for driving business intelligence and building sustainable...

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Crypto pioneer David Chaum says web3 is ‘computing with a conscience’

We spoke with David Chaum about why web3 and blockchain are the future, and why we should be worried about the NSA reading our messages.

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Super app Grab starts trading on supersized SPAC combination

Grab will begin trading today on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "GRAB."And it raised a pile of money in the process. Billions, in fact.

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Microsoft’s shift to the cloud is a lesson in corporate evolution

Jared Spataro, corporate vice president for Microsoft 365, talks about Microsoft's move to a cloud-centric model.

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VCs are racing to pay more to get smaller pieces of less profitable companies

While perusing SVB's State of the Market" report, we found an interesting pattern: Venture capital investors are racing to pay more to buy...

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Bring on the low-cost NFTs

The market is speaking with activity numbers that lower-priced, more-useful NFTs connected to an interactive world can generate not only lots of...

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Allbirds prices IPO above range, putting more points on the board for DTC startups

Allbirds' IPO pricing backs up our view that tech-enabled unicorns going public can hope for an upper-single-digit revenue multiple provided...

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Is China building the metaverse?

A heated debate is going on about the race between the United States and China to dominate in AI. But perhaps the more strategic question is whether...

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Make the most of iOS 15’s updates to the App Store

With iOS 15.0's new updates come new opportunities for developers, giving them more freedom and opportunity to test and market their work across...

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What Netflix’s move into gaming means for developers

Netflix’s audience of over 209 million subscribers translates into a lot of free marketing impressions and low player acquisition costs, giving it...

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