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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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Ready, Set, Raise is a new accelerator built for women by women – TechCrunch

Ready, Set, Raise is a new accelerator built for women by women – TechCrunch Women in tech are not only significantly under-funded by venture capitalists, but they also often lack access to the early-stage support granted to their male counterparts. To enroll in a startup accelerator like Y Combinator, for …

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Investors are waking up to the emotional struggle of startup founders – TechCrunch

Investors are waking up to the emotional struggle of startup founders – TechCrunch Mahendra Ramsinghani Contributor Mahendra Ramsinghani is the founder of Secure Octane, a Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity seed fund. More posts by this contributor Is Symantec getting ready to buy Splunk? Can the security community grow up? As the …

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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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FirstMark Capital’s Catherine Ulrich is joining us at TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR – TechCrunch

FirstMark Capital’s Catherine Ulrich is joining us at TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR – TechCrunch One of the underlying trends of VR/AR investment in 2018 is that money has become harder to come by for startups which may have had no trouble pulling together a round in 2016. Who better to chat …

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Xiaomi backs Indian consumer lending startup ZestMoney in $13.4M deal – TechCrunch

Xiaomi backs Indian consumer lending startup ZestMoney in $13.4M deal – TechCrunch Xiaomi has continued its investment in India after it led a $13.4 million round for fintech startup ZestMoney. The newly-public Chinese firm previously said it would invest up to $1 billion in India and Indian startups over a five-year …

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Japan’s Freee raises $60M to grow its cloud accounting business – TechCrunch

Japan’s Freee raises $60M to grow its cloud accounting business – TechCrunch Japan-based accounting software company Freee, one of the country’s most-prominent startups, has raised a $60 million Series E funding round as it bids to expand its services into other areas of management for its customers. Freee was founded six …

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LemonBox brings US vitamins and health products to consumers in China – TechCrunch

LemonBox brings US vitamins and health products to consumers in China – TechCrunch China is rising in many ways — the economy, consumer spending and technology — but still many of its population looks overseas, and particularly to the West, for cues on lifestyle and health. That’s a theme that’s …

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What every startup founder should know about exits – TechCrunch

What every startup founder should know about exits – TechCrunch Benjamin Joffe Contributor Benjamin Joffe is a partner at HAX. More posts by this contributor 70 years of VC innovation 2017 crowdfunding guide The dream of a startup founder can often be summarized by the following, well-intentioned, and mostly delusional …

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Lies, damn lies, and crypto analytics – TechCrunch

Lies, damn lies, and crypto analytics – TechCrunch For the past twelve years I’ve followed the rise of the startup – defined as a small business with global ambitions – from my perch at TechCrunch. During that period I watched business reporting change from a sleepy backwater on the back …

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