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VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying …

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Eventbrite’s IPO should encourage tech companies to get out while they still can – TechCrunch

Eventbrite’s IPO should encourage tech companies to get out while they still can – TechCrunch Eventbrite is having one hell of a debut on the New York Stock Exchange this morning. Shares of the ticketing startup, founded back in 2006, have shot up over 50% in trading on the NYSE. …

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Base10’s debut fund is the largest-ever for a Black-led VC firm – TechCrunch

Base10’s debut fund is the largest-ever for a Black-led VC firm – TechCrunch Adeyemi Ajao (above left), the co-founder and managing director of Base10 Partners, was surprised to hear his firm’s $137 million fund was the largest debut to date for a black-led venture capital firm. He and his co-founder …

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Crypto’s second bubble, Juul has 60 days and three Chinese IPOs – TechCrunch

Crypto’s second bubble, Juul has 60 days and three Chinese IPOs – TechCrunch Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. After a long run of having guests climb aboard each week, we took a pause on that front, bringing together …

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Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia – TechCrunch Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $100 million. The first hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch reported at the time, …

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Chipmaker Renesas goes deeper into autonomous vehicles with $6.7B acquisition – TechCrunch

Chipmaker Renesas goes deeper into autonomous vehicles with $6.7B acquisition – TechCrunch Japan-based semiconductor firm Renesas — one of the world’s largest supplier of chips for the automotive industry — is scooping up U.S. chip company IDT in a $6.7 billion deal that increases its focus on self-driving technology. Renesas produces microprocessor …

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Is China’s digital silk road going to pave over Silicon Valley? – TechCrunch

Is China’s digital silk road going to pave over Silicon Valley? – TechCrunch Over the past 20 years, China has now grown into one of the largest consumer technology markets, with thousands of startups and funding rivaling Silicon Valley. In 2018, Chinese entrepreneurs are seeking to expand their businesses beyond …

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Insight Venture Partners buys content management platform Episerver for $1.1 billion – TechCrunch

Insight Venture Partners buys content management platform Episerver for $1.1 billion – TechCrunch Episerver, the Irvine, California-based company which provides services for marketers to manage content, was bought by Insight Venture Partners for a cool $1.1 billion from the private equity firm Accel-KKR. The company said it would use the …

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With no white knight in sight, Tesla shares plummet from Musk’s tweet-related highs – TechCrunch

With no white knight in sight, Tesla shares plummet from Musk’s tweet-related highs – TechCrunch Investors definitely aren’t stoked by the deafening silence coming from Tesla after its chief executive announced in a tweet that he plans to drop a fat sack of cash on public shareholders in a bid to …

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