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TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings – TechCrunch

TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings – TechCrunch Last April, Spotify surprised Wall Street bankers by choosing to go public through a direct listing process rather than through a traditional IPO. Instead of issuing new shares, the company simply sold existing shares held by insiders, employees and investors directly to the market – …

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Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika – TechCrunch

Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika – TechCrunch We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with fundraising efforts, several startups have closed multi-hundred million dollar …

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Slack’s product chief is out ahead of direct listing – TechCrunch

Slack’s product chief is out ahead of direct listing – TechCrunch Slack is losing its chief product officer April Underwood ahead of a direct listing expected in 2019. Underwood joined Slack, the provider of workplace communication tools, in 2015 as its head of platform after a five-year stint as Twitter’s …

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Behold, Slack’s new logo – TechCrunch

Behold, Slack’s new logo – TechCrunch New year, new you, new Slack. The popular workplace chat service’s resolution clearly involved a bit of a facelift, starting with a new logo. A redesigned version of the familiar grid logo launched this week, and appears to have rolled out on most major …

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5 unicorns that will probably go public in 2019 (besides Uber and Lyft) – TechCrunch

5 unicorns that will probably go public in 2019 (besides Uber and Lyft) – TechCrunch There’s been plenty of fanfare surrounding Uber and Lyft’s initial public offerings — slated for early 2019 — since the two companies filed confidential IPO paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in early December. …

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Slack says it will comply with sanctions and block Iran-based activity, apologizes for botched first effort – TechCrunch

Slack says it will comply with sanctions and block Iran-based activity, apologizes for botched first effort – TechCrunch Slack has apologized after it shut down the accounts of users who have visited Iran following a poorly executed effort at complying with U.S. sanctions against the country. The company, which has …

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Pinterest may go public as soon as April – TechCrunch

Pinterest may go public as soon as April – TechCrunch Pinterest may follow Lyft and Uber to the public markets in the first half of 2019, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The visual search engine and shopping tool is expected to tap underwriters in January and …

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