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Play now, pay later: Halliday bags $6M seed round led by a16z

Halliday raises seed funding for BNPL in the metaverse, allowing gamers to pay for virtual assets and NFTs over time

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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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8 investors discuss fintech’s potential despite the market downturn

The fintech sector has had its ups and downs as of late. And yet, investors remain bullish on the potential value that these startups can bring...

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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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Stripe’s new and lower internal valuation, explained

As one of the most richly valued startups in history, is Stripe's internal valuation cut as bearish as the big numbers might lead some to...

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Mark-to-market to arrive at a realistic valuation and improve your fundraising odds

Tech companies that continue to hold on to their unrealistic 2021 valuations will find it very challenging to finance or sell the company and may...

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Once a key driver of global venture activity, fintech investment slows around the world

New Q2 2022 data from CB Insights and PitchBook lay bare fintech’s retreat.

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Stripe is the latest fintech to falter, taking a 28% internal valuation cut

Payments giant Stripe cuts internal valuation amid broader market downturn for fintechs

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Daily Crunch: Raise now, pay later: $800M funding round slashes Klarna’s valuation by 85%

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Now that Klarna has a new valuation, is Affirm cheap?

Klarna’s announcement that its long-expected funding round has come to a close brought with it one of the steepest valuation resets in memory,...

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Klarna confirms $800M raise as valuation drops 85% to $6.7B

European fintech Klarna has confirmed that it has raised $800 million at a pretty hefty valuation drop. Rumors have been circulating for at least the...

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Sequoia wants to invest $1 million in your idea, then teach you how to really sell it

The investment firm Sequoia Capital has no shortage of internal programs for the founders it backs. The idea is to help its startups not merely by...

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So are we in a startup recession or what?

There's perhaps more capital in the private markets than investors really want to admit.

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Just how wrong were those 2021 valuations?

Happy Monday. It’s Independence Day here in the United States, which means that much of TechCrunch is on holiday. But as last week came to a...

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Tracking Klarna’s plunging valuation

Welcome to The Interchange! If you received this in your inbox, thank you for signing up and your vote of confidence. If you’re reading this as a...

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TechCrunch podcasts this week: Crypto cults, 2022 term sheets and how to win Startup Battlefield

TechCrunch is building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds.

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Fintech Klarna reportedly raising at a $6.5B valuation, giving new meaning to the phrase ‘down round’

The buy now, pay later giant was valued at $45.6 billion in June of 2021.

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Most startups were overvalued before 2021, and now it’s causing problems

In a normalizing market like this one, once-inflated valuations can become a big problem, particularly for founders, employees and early investors.

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This crypto winter may be long, but builders remain bullish

Many of the top digital assets in the cryptocurrency market are down significantly, but some market participants are shrugging it off and focusing on...

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What’s a fintech even worth these days?

Fintech was the hottest thing around last year, a fact that may now turn into a venture capital and startup headache.

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Leverage, red flags, and a changing venture landscape

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

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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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Fintech’s fever can’t make up its mind

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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Daily Crunch: With $153M Series C, LeadSquared becomes India’s newest unicorn

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Klarna’s potential valuation cut to $15B appears sufficiently steep

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Klarna, a European buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) provider, is considering raising capital at a valuation of...

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Venture funding in Europe is declining faster than in the US — but causing much less panic

The U.S. has seen monthly funding drop 36.7% through the end of May, while Europe saw a decline of 50% in the same period. But it doesn't feel...

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PayPal expands its ‘pay later’ options with a more flexible ‘PayPal Pay Monthly’ service

After Apple shook up the Buy Now, Pay Later market with news that it would now be a competitor to established firms, PayPal this morning is...

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