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Bolt Mobility bolted (and left cities with a mess) and other TC news

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast we’re talking to Natasha Mascarenhas about YC’s decision to shrink their startup cohort and the recent...

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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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Robinhood’s hangover, YC’s reduction and Uber’s return to form

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

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Robinhood cuts 23% of staff, CEO Vlad Tenev says, ‘This is on me’

The fintech company is laying off 23% of its workforce, its second layoff in just a few months.

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Stocks with friends

Several startups want to make it easier and friendlier for individuals to buy stocks. But isn't pandemic-era stock picking just a bad habit...

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When do layoffs matter? Trick question — always

Equity is the TechCrunch podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

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Why a crypto exchange might want to buy Robinhood

Why would a crypto exchange be even interested in buying Robinhood? Let's talk about it.

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Robinhood almost imploded during the Gamestop meme stock chaos

The House Committee on Financial Services released a report late last week offering a harrowing glimpse inside Robinhood during the frenzy around...

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Coinbase’s lost momentum

Chain Reaction is TechCrunch's weekly crypto newsletter

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Second-largest crypto exchange FTX expands its empire with launch of stock trading feature

Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX crypto exchange will offer stocks and won't make money from controversial payment-for-order-flow tactic

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A blockchain billionaire’s big bet

Anita and Lucas discuss Sam Bankman-Fried's investment in Robinhood, Coinbase's hiring slowdown, and what's up with Terra's UST

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Robinhood lets users manage their own crypto wallets in push to spur trading

Amid falling trading volumes, Robinhood adds another crypto product to its platform -- noncustodial wallets

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As FTX’s CEO eyes Robinhood, will we see crypto exchanges move into equities trading?

Would Coinbase be better off with a less fundamentalist stance and more diversified revenue streams? Yes? That would be the standard business advice?

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Tech layoffs don’t happen to companies, they happen to people

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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Robinhood aims to court users by offering attractive 1% interest rate on cash

Investing platform Robinhood to double its annual interest yield available to customers on uninvested cash to 1%

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Post-pandemic reset leads to wave of layoffs in tech

Over the past week, we’ve witnessed an alarming amount of layoffs across the startup ecosystem, from buzzy, big names like Cameo, OnDeck and...

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Unusual Ventures just closed a $485M fund by promising hands-on (full-time) help

Unusual Ventures, a now 30-person outfit founded nearly five years ago by former Lightspeed Ventures investor John Vrionis and serial entrepreneur...

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Robinhood to let users lend out their shares in its attempt to diversify revenue

Trading platform Robinhood aims to boost its margin lending revenue stream with the new offering.

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Robinhood’s sinking value is proof that “free” can often be very costly

As it turns out, not charging for what was once a paid service is a great way to accrete customers, but it's also an at-times tricky way of...

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Does it smell like teen spirit, or teen bankruptcy?

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

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Consumer fintech trading revenues don’t measure up to SaaS ARR

Many things want to be considered SaaS. Few are.

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Robinhood to lay off 9% of full-time employees

Robinhood’s layoff announcement comes days before the company is expected to report its Q1 2022 financial performance.

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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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Lightning Labs raises funding to enable stablecoin transfers through Bitcoin network

Lightning Labs raises funds from Robinhood CEO, others to enable stablecoin transactions through Bitcoin network

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A look at all 35 international fintech startups at YC’s winter 2022 Demo Day

As more banking, e-commerce and insurance startups work to improve the way business is done in emerging countries, it should come as no surprise that...

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Robinhood’s stock pops 25% on news of extended trading hours

Robinhood, the popular investing app for consumers, announced on Tuesday it would extend its stock trading hours in the morning and in the evening as...

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Equi is building a family office for non-billionaires

Equi lets accredited investors access private equity, hedge funds so they can invest like billionaires

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Egyptian investment app Thndr nabs $20M from Tiger Global, Prosus Ventures and others

The MENA region has about 400 million people with $500 billion in annual savings. But as a relatively young population, most of them have minimal...

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