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5 things you may have missed in Disney’s latest earnings

Disney is arguably doing a few things faster or better than Netflix. But the House of Mouse is also bracing for changes that will affect the entire...

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When the dam breaks, IPOs are going to flow like fucking crazy

No one expects every startup worth $1 billion to be ready to go public, but the collection of billion-dollar startups that are ready to list is...

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The best cloud unicorns aren’t as overvalued as you might think

Unexited unicorns represent one of the largest pools of paper wealth in the world. And the best companies -- often also the most valuable -- are...

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Parsing Coinbase’s regulatory risk

While Coinbase is clear that it believes it is not in material danger due to the regulatory scrutiny, as a public company, it has to talk about what...

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Not to jinx it, but SaaS valuations appear to be staging a recovery

We can infer from the data that not only are SaaS multiples recovering, but double-digit revenue multiples are back, baby!

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Tracking venture capital data to pinpoint the next US startup hot spots

Taking a look at an M25 dataset ranking Midwest U.S. cities across datapoints including startup activity, venture activity and business climate.

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Losses at SoftBank’s Vision Funds have consumed nearly all their historical gains

The Vision Fund was always a funded vision; today we learned just how cloudy that perspective is proving.

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Squaring Databricks’ 2021 valuation as it crosses a $1B annual run rate

With $1 billion or more worth of annualized revenue, what can we learn about Databricks' growth rate, and how well does its valuation slot into...

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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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Is Discord really worth 32% less today than it was last year?

Fidelity recently cut its valuation for its Discord shares. Is that reduction fair?

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What will it take to reignite the NFT market?

It seemed doubtful that the period of hype that gave us endless Bored Ape derivatives would last forever. But what's next?

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What do Big Tech earnings tell us about the health of consumer demand?

How are consumers doing? Today we’re taking a look inside Big Tech results to try to answer that particular question, which relates directly to...

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The advertising slowdown is dinging Big Tech

Perhaps the real deciding line between Big Tech and the rest of the technology industry is the point at which advertising incomes become a material...

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You can now get startup shares on the cheap

Which is more reflective of the market today: H1 2022 numbers compared to their year-ago comps or the high-impact repricings seen by Instacart,...

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Latin America’s slowing VC market hides local strength

To really understand what’s going on with Latin American venture capital funding, we have to go deeper than the regional perspective can afford us.

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Is the advertising market in trouble?

Are we seeing the ad market truly tumble? And if so, what should we expect to shake out from the decline?

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Big tech cutting back on hiring is an opportunity for startups

Once seemingly unstoppable, big tech is now in reset mode, slowing hiring and laying off employees. What does this mean for startups?

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What does Amazon get for the $3.9B it is paying for One Medical?

This morning, let's peek at One Medical's latest financial results to both understand the deal and what Amazon is really buying.

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Did no one tell Europe the party is over?

Did no one tell European venture capitalists and startup founders that we’re supposed to be on the cusp of a global recession?

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How many unicorns are just ponies now?

If Instacart, which was able to raise aggressively during the pandemic, is actually worth a fraction of what investors calculated last year, what...

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Africa’s startup market is bucking the global slowdown

Data indicates that Africa is not only posting year-over-year gains in venture capital fundraising, it could also be on track for a record year.

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Market dissonance doesn’t always include an easy hot take

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. At this...

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Yes, it’s become harder for startups to raise funding

To better understand where the venture market stands today, we’ve pulled in a dataset from DocSend, a software service that helps founders create...

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US venture capitalists have never had so much spare cash

Why the decline in startup funding totals if U.S. venture capitalists' accounts are straining at the seams?

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The experiment of force-feeding late-stage startups infinite money is wrapping up

Even if the force-feeding era of accelerated unicorn creation is crumbling around us, things could be worse.

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Venture capital slowed in Q2 (but it’s evolving)

As expected, global venture totals fell last quarter. According to CB Insights data, some $108.5 billion was raised by startups across 7,651 deals in...

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The good and bad news for women founders so far in 2022

How are women faring amid the venture capital and startup slowdown? New data paints a somewhat uneven picture, albeit one that tilts toward the...

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