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This Week in Apps: Twitter’s edit button, BeReal clones, Trump’s Truth Social gets blocked

This Week in Apps offers a way to keep up with the fast-moving app industry in one place, including news, updates, startup fundings, M&As and...

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Daily Crunch: Ring wants to upgrade your apartment’s intercom system

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Instacart is acquiring AI-powered pricing and promotions platform Eversight

Instacart is acquiring Eversight, an AI-powered pricing and promotions platform for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brands and retailers, the company...

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Does venture capital need a shot in the arm?

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

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Instacart clears path to IPO

With Instacart expected to go public later this year, news of its improving financial performance sets the stage for an S-1 filing.

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Daily Crunch: Samsung’s vice chairman receives presidential pardon for bribery conviction

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Nothing negative about Positive Food’s meal expansion plan after $7M investment

Positive Food is going after the $34 billion fresh prepared foods market with its take on salads, heat-and-eat prepared meals and vegan overnight...

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Instacart’s latest feature lets you order from two retailers with one delivery fee

Instacart announced today that it’s launching a new “OrderUp” feature that lets users add items from additional retailers to their...

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How investors can still get strong returns from late-stage tech startups

For investors, now is a good time to start seeing the opportunities while also protecting themselves against potential risks down the line.

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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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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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Instacart expands its EBT SNAP payments program to 10 more states

Instacart announced today that Electronic Benefits Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) can now be used to buy groceries...

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Instacart’s co-founder Apoorva Mehta checks out

A year ago, Instacart co-founder Apoorva Mehta left his role as chief executive of the grocery delivery unicorn and took on an executive chairman...

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WTF is a 409A?

In the past few months, both Stripe and Instacart have seen their internal valuations updated in a 409A appraisal process. What is this all about,...

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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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Instacart shakes up its leadership structure as the market awaits its IPO

Instacart announced a slew of promotions inside of its senior leadership, and given that the company filed for an IPO -- albeit privately --...

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Instacart’s new rewards program gives shoppers exclusive early access to orders and more

Instacart announced today that it’s launching a new “Cart Star” rewards program for shoppers on its platform. The program will...

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25 French unicorns, 25 French unicorns, do I hear 100?

French President Emmanuel Macron hopes there will be 100 French unicorns by 2030. Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, 10 homegrown decacorns. But...

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3 views on why startup math may soon get a lot more creative

The terms are relative, and it’s the job of a journalist to get as close to the truth as possible (and push back when fluff is used as a...

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Daily Crunch: One week after expanding internationally, Dukaan says it has onboarded 1,000+ DTC brands

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Instacart renames its subscription service to Instacart+, adds new family shopping features

Instacart announced today that it’s introducing Instacart+, a revamped version of its subscription service previously called Instacart Express....

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Massachusetts court rejects ballot to define gig workers as contractors

Massachusetts court ruled to throw out a proposed ballot measure that would, if passed, define gig workers as independent contractors rather than...

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As fintech valuations fall, even Stripe isn’t immune to a changing market

Why didn't these mega-unicorns with valuations north of $10 billion just go public when the markets were screaming for their stock?

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Tech layoffs top 15K in a brutal May

It’s been a rough month in the tech sector. We’ve rounded up week after week of layoffs, and according to aggregator layoffs.fyi, over 15,000...

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Instacart updates its customer ratings system, rolls out new features for shoppers

Instacart announced today that it’s introducing a revamped customer ratings system that is designed to be more informative and fair for...

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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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Oriient raises $11M Series A for its indoor positioning service

Oriient, which powers the platform that Instacart shoppers use to gather their orders in hundreds of stores, announced that it has raised an $11...

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Sequoia’s Jess Lee explains how VCs think about their deals

Jess Lee, a partner at Sequoia Capital, shared insights to help startup founders achieve more success when they pitch investors.

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