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The best cloud unicorns aren’t as overvalued as you might think

Unexited unicorns represent one of the largest pools of paper wealth in the world. And the best companies -- often also the most valuable -- are...

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Daily Crunch: Russia fines Google $374M for ‘illegal content’ over its Ukraine invasion

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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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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The experiment of force-feeding late-stage startups infinite money is wrapping up

Even if the force-feeding era of accelerated unicorn creation is crumbling around us, things could be worse.

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Cauldrons, Bolts and sour markets: Welcome to Halloween in July

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

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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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The new unicorn litmus test

Zendesk agreed to sell itself to an investor collective for $10.2 billion. An 11-figure sale of any company is notable, but in the case of Zendesk,...

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Why software valuations could drop more if things don’t change soon

If you feel cloud and software stocks should not trade for less than their historical average, then you have cause to cheer. But is that a valid...

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Why some startups don’t want to be called that

"We're not a startup, we're a scaleup." Why would a tech company say that? Let's explore.

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The ‘unicorn glut’ theory of startup misery

The 2020-2021 boom in venture capital totals was, to some degree, a unicorn bonanza.

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Just how wrong were those SPAC projections?

Why are companies that went public via SPACs struggling? Did they catch a headwind from changing market conditions that previously pushed them...

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What’s worth more: Unicorns or the biggest US tech companies?

While the biggest tech companies are taking some lumps, unicorns are collectively raising lots of money and building private-market value.

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In blow to unicorns, the global IPO market continues to soften

The IPO market is flatlining at an awkward moment. While private markets remain heavily risk-on, a key avenue for startup exits – and investor...

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Don’t underestimate first-time founders

If it’s possible for a first-time founder to build a billion-dollar company, why don’t we talk about it more often?

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Newly minted unicorn Tackle plans to use $100 million Series C to accelerate the future of software sales

Tackle.io, a startup that helps software companies sell through cloud marketplaces such as AWS's, raised a $100 million Series C funding round...

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$10B is the new $1B, and we need a new framework for startup valuations

We need a new framework for us to use to sort private-market companies.

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As crypto unicorns multiply, the US stands out as ground zero for blockchain winners

The market for crypto-focused investing is growing rapidly. News that Paradigm put together a $2.5 billion fund the other day is a reminder of the...

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As valuations soar and IPOs accelerate, the public is taking on more startup risk

We're seeing the quality of tech companies that go public at times decline, leading to more risk available to consumer investors -- not just the...

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The legal world needs to shed its ‘unicorniphobia’

As policymakers and scholars work out how securities regulation can be used to address climate change, they should not overlook the potentially...

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Will fintech unicorn Flywire’s proposed IPO reach escape velocity?

What we're looking at here is a fintech unicorn IPO. A great way to kick off the week, to be honest, though I'd thought that Robinhood...

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Men are a niche demographic

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

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India poised for record VC year as unicorns head for decisive IPOs

India is on pace for a record year of money flowing into its booming startup sector. But as Q3 gets underway, something perhaps even more important...

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