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Have you marked down your portfolio yet? You are running out of time to hide

To mark down your portfolio or not mark down your portfolio? That is a question many venture capitalists are grappling with right now.

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GoPuff to pull out of Spain as q-commerce belt tightening continues

The q-commerce belt tightening continues: US category veteran GoPuff, the Softbank-backed delivery platform juggernaut — which was being valued...

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What’s a crypto exchange worth?

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

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This new $100M fund plans to focus on startups accelerating the science around longevity

Longevity-focused startups have been proliferating in recent years as we become more focused on our health. However, it’s not just about apps to...

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SoftBank, Sequoia China back this ERP startup enabling China’s online exporters

Thanks to cross-border e-commerce platforms, China continues to be a major exporter of consumer goods for the world in the online shopping age....

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The phishing catch of the day is Twillio (and other TC news)

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast Natasha Mascarenhas is back to talk about VC-backed aperitif company Haus being forced to sell. Then we’re...

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So, when is the SoftBank Execution Fund III dropping?

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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Daily Crunch: ‘Winter may be longer’ because unicorns won’t accept down rounds, says SoftBank leader

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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Losses at SoftBank’s Vision Funds have consumed nearly all their historical gains

The Vision Fund was always a funded vision; today we learned just how cloudy that perspective is proving.

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How to lose money, SoftBank edition

Alex and Grace are back to cover the biggest and most interesting technology, startup and markets news. This morning was a fun mix of stuff that we...

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SoftBank cautions startup winter may last longer if unicorn founders don’t accept lower valuations

Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of SoftBank Group, which reported a quarterly loss of over $23 billion, is worried that the funding winter for...

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Tech’s riskiest founders are getting a $650 million bet from Redpoint Ventures

Redpoint Ventures MD Annie Kadavy thinks there will be fewer companies started in the next year than there were in the last two.

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China’s Jaka Robotics fueled by Saudi Arabia’s Prosperity7 in global push

Jaka Robotics, a Chinese startup that makes collaborative robots, has just pulled in a hefty Series D funding round of over $150 million from a...

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China’s $1B fine on Didi could end the mobility giant’s troubled year

Didi, the Chinese ride hailing behemoth that has undergone a year of regulatory overhaul, faces a fine of over 8 billion yuan ($1.28 billion) from...

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Rimac begins production of its $2.5 million Nevera hypercar EV

Rimac’s niche will be supplying battery technology specifically around software optimization, advanced driver assistance systems and energy storage.

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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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With maiden $42M fund, Bonfire Union wants to invest in web3 like Tencent does in web2

Mask Network, a Binance-backed startup that enables users to send cryptocurrencies and encrypted messages on established internet platforms like...

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Uber rejects claim that it explored exiting India

Uber said on Thursday it has never explored exiting India, a key overseas market for several tech giants, dismissing a claim that it has had held...

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Daily Crunch: Raba Partnership leads $2.1M seed round for African fintech startup Thepeer

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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Accel is rolling out a new, $4 billion late-stage fund, just as certain rivals lose momentum

Accel, the 39-year-old venture firm, just pulled a major power move. It announced, via a simple blog post, that it has just closed a new, global,...

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Able.ai exits stealth with $20M to help big lenders speed up making high-value loans

Large banks are stepping up their game when it comes to new services and the technology that underpins them, and in many cases they are borrowing...

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Fountain raises $100M to expand its applicant tracking system

Fountain, a startup developing a cloud-based applicant tracking system for recruiters, has raised $100 million in venture funding to expand its...

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Meta Pharmaceuticals lands $15M to make autoimmune drugs with AI, new immuno-metabolism tech

Biotech startup Meta Pharmaceuticals sets itself an ambitious goal as it secures its initial investment. The Shenzhen-based company, which sets out...

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If you must conduct layoffs, don’t be a jerk

As yet another week of workforce reductions sweeps the tech industry, remember: layoffs suck, but you can make them suck slightly less.

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The arrest heard ’round the crypto world

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we discussed $4.5 billion in new crypto funds from a16z. This week, we’re talking...

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Go1 nabs $100M at a $2B+ valuation to upgrade its curated enterprise learning platform

Go1's product is a platform that brings in content from other providers, like Blinkist, Thrive, Skillsoft, Pluralsight and Harvard Business...

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Social app IRL lays off 25% of team, says it has enough cash to last well into 2024

The cut comes around a year after the startup landed a $170 million SoftBank-led Series C and hit coveted unicorn status. 

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What connects the stock market contraction to startup valuations?

This is the most critical impact of downturns: Venture capital funds will have a more challenging time raising money to invest, which translates into...

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