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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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Hopin’s COO, CFO and chief business officer are out

As part of its second workforce reduction in a matter of months, virtual events platform Hopin has parted ways with its COO, CFO, and chief business...

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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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The early signs of startup layoffs to come

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our...

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Pandemic-fueled companies are finding the new reality hard to swallow

Could it be that companies that fell out of favor due to COVID-induced shifts in the economy are best prepared to excel this year?

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What will Elon actually do if he buys Twitter?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every...

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Allseated raises $15M to expand beyond event visualizations into corporate Metaverses

Two-dimensional virtual event platforms such as Hopin, Cvent and Zoom have become staples of virtual events but these are about consuming content...

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Hong Kong’s offline and virtual events platform EventX closes $18M Series B

As countries ease up on COVID restrictions, activities are going back in person. But the virtual event space continues to attract investors, at least...

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It’s a boom! It’s a bubble? It’s a correction.

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Zendesk rejects $17B offer, sidewalk robots, recruiting survey

The laws of physics dictate that momentum can only take you so far. Eventually, external forces like gravity, friction — or increased competition...

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It’s not a startup reckoning, it’s a recorrection

In the beginning of the pandemic, we learned which companies were unprepared to handle a cataclysmic event. Now, as the world slowly starts to reopen...

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Hopin’ into lessons from Peloton

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. In the...

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Virtual events platform Hopin cuts 12% of staff, citing goal of ‘sustainable growth’

Hopin, a virtual events platform often lauded for its rapid-scale growth amid the pandemic, has cut 138 full-time employees, or 12% of staff, as well...

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Hubilo picks up $125M to double down on building a more engaging platform for virtual and live events

Virtual became the norm for physical gatherings at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, and now, as many jet back into in-person meetings, some...

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Hopin buys two more companies as it triples down on video focus

Hopin, a unicorn best known for its online events-hosting service, announced this morning that it has acquired two more companies. The smaller...

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Hopin confirms $400M raise at $5.65B valuation

This morning Hopin, a virtual events platform and video-focused software service, announced that it has closed a $400 million Series C. The new...

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Why are we still dating LinkedIn in 2021?

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

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VCs are chasing Hopin upwards of $5-6B valuation

Virtual events platform Hopin is hopin’ for a mega valuation. According to multiple sources who spoke with TechCrunch, the company, which was...

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Events platform Bevy acquires Egypt’s Eventtus to scale its offering for enterprises

It’s been fascinating to watch the development of Eventtus, a startup I came across many years ago in my travels in the Middle East, finding them...

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Accel closes on $3B across three funds as it ramps up global investing

Accel announced Tuesday the close of three new funds totaling $3.05 billion, money that it will be using to back early-stage startups, as well as...

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