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FullStory secures $25M to help companies spot issues in their apps and websites

FullStory, which is developing a platform that helps companies find issues with their apps and websites, has secured $25 million in equity financing,...

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SEC spears ‘Crypto Crusaders’ over alleged pyramid scheme

Popular Ethereum dApp Forsage is the latest crypto project to find itself in the crosshairs of U.S. regulators for alleged fraud

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Crypto and securities, back of the postcard version

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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Securities are in the eye of the beholder

Chain Reaction co-hosts Lucas and Anita talk about crypto exchanges' regulatory troubles and Elon Musk betraying Bitcoin maxis

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EV SPACs are facing a new regulatory speed bump

It’s been a bumpy road for the electric vehicle startups that rushed to go public over the past two years by merging with a publicly traded shell...

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Twitter investors sue Elon Musk over acquisition shenanigans

A suit was filed in federal district court for Northern California and argues that Musk intentionally drove down the company's stock to secure a...

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SEC chair Gary Gensler takes aim at crypto exchanges for trading against their customers

Gensler expressed concern that major crypto exchanges are "front-running" customer trades

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Lordstown reports $90 million loss and no progress on Foxconn deal

Lordstown Motors said in a filing with the SEC that it has not yet closed a $230 million deal with Foxconn ahead of a May 14 deadline that would...

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Judge quashes Elon Musk’s attempt to end SEC settlement over Tesla tweets

Elon Musk’s attempt to terminate a 2018 settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that requires oversight of some of his...

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Twitter investor sues Elon Musk over delay in disclosure of stake

A Twitter shareholder is suing Elon Musk in a federal securities class action lawsuit because Musk failed to disclose his 5% stake in the social...

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New SEC rules would require companies to disclose climate goals and emissions

Public companies would be required to disclose greenhouse gas emissions they produce under new rules proposed by the US Securities and Exchange...

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SEC opens investigation into Elon Musk over possible insider trading

Elon Musk isn't getting a break from the SEC any time soon. WSJ reports the SEC is investigating whether Musk and his brother Kimbal violated...

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Elon Musk accuses SEC of conducting a ‘harassment campaign’

If you thought Elon Musk was upset about frequent attention from the SEC... you guessed correctly. Musk and Tesla have written to a court accusing...

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What BlockFi’s $100M settlement with the SEC means for future of DeFi lending

Crypto lending platform BlockFi will pay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) $100 million in a settlement over claims that the company...

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SEC subpoenas Tesla over settlement regarding Musk’s tweets

Tesla has received a subpoena from the SEC, noting that the agency, in particular, is seeking information on its "governance processes around...

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SEC investigating Tesla over solar panel defect allegations

U.S. securities regulators have opened a probe into Tesla over allegations from a whistleblower that the company did not disclose to shareholders...

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EV automaker Lucid Group under investigation by SEC

Lucid Group has been subpoenaed by securities regulators investigating the electric automaker’s merger that enabled it to become a publicly...

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Nikola sets aside $125 million to settle with SEC

Electric truck developer Nikola Corp. is in talks with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission to pay a $125 million civil penalty, part of an...

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Finding fraud in a world of fast-moving deals

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

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Coinbase to propose a federal regulatory framework for crypto to US officials within the next month

Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase wants to help guide any emerging regulation on exchanges like itself, for obvious reasons, and in an...

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SEC Regional Director Erin Schneider talks SPACs, Coinbase and what startups could do better

Schneider shares insight into her personal thinking about a range of issues including crypto lending, SPACs, NFTs and what startups can do to stay...

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SEC wants to regulate Coinbase’s crypto yield product, Coinbase disagrees

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has reacted strongly to the company’s current relationship with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. According...

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The next Theranos should be shortable

A jury will soon decide whether former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is guilty of a federal crime. But the deeper public policy questions that...

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Canoo is being investigated by the SEC

Canoo, the Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup that debuted on the Nasdaq public exchange earlier this year, is being investigated by the U.S....

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Crowdfunding limits are poised to change next week, but most VCs aren’t paying attention — yet

Passion Capital, the early-stage venture firm in London, told TechCrunch earlier this week that — in an apparent first for a European fund...

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PSA: Most aggregate VC trend data is garbage

“Seed rounds are up!” “Seed rounds are higher valued than ever!” “There were 10% less VCs investing in seed rounds last year!” !!!!!!!!!...

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Two new efforts could widen the pool of people investing directly in venture funds

Venture funds have historically counted on several types of limited partners — or LPs — for their own investing capital. One of these...

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The SEC and the DOJ just charged this startup founder with fraud, saying he lied to Tiger and others

Today, both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Manish Lachwani, co-founder of mobile app testing...

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