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4 questions as Airbnb’s IPO looms

4 questions as Airbnb’s IPO looms Almost on command after we asked yesterday if a rash of technology IPOs were about to land, news broke that Airbnb plans to drop its S-1 filing early next week with a December roadshow. The document will be of intense interest for shareholders — as well as public investors who […]

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Equity Monday: SAP’s warning, and IPO updates for both Airbnb and Databricks

Equity Monday: SAP’s warning, and IPO updates for both Airbnb and Databricks Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls […]

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Merging Airbnb and the traditional hotel model, Mexico City’s Casai raises $23 million to grow in Latin America

Merging Airbnb and the traditional hotel model, Mexico City’s Casai raises million to grow in Latin America With travel and tourism rising across Latin America, Casai, a startup combining Airbnb single unit rentals with hotel room amenities, has raised $23 million to expand its business across Latin America. The company, which initially was as hit […]

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No-code is the new blockchain

No-code is the new blockchain Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Natasha was on vacation, so Danny and your humble servant had to endeavour alone. She’s back next week, so we’ll be back to full strength as a collective […]

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Understanding Airbnb’s summer recovery

Understanding Airbnb’s summer recovery New numbers concerning Airbnb’s summer performance were reported this week, with The Information adding to the performance figures that Bloomberg previously detailed earlier this year. Airbnb announced that it filed privately to pursue a debut this August. We have yet to see its public IPO filing, but, all the same, the flotation […]

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Courier raises $10.1M Series A to help developers integrate multichannel notifications

Courier raises .1M Series A to help developers integrate multichannel notifications Courier is an API platform with a no-code twist that helps developers add multichannel user notifications to their applications. The company today announced that it has raised a $10.1 million Series A funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Matrix Partners, Twilio and Slack […]

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An IPO expert bats back at the narrative that traditional IPOs are for “morons”

An IPO expert bats back at the narrative that traditional IPOs are for “morons” Lise Buyer has been advising startups on how to go public for the last 13 years through her consultancy, Class V Group. She built the business after working as an investment banker, and then as a director at Google, where she […]

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As it delists, Rocket Internet’s ill-fated experiment with public markets is over

As it delists, Rocket Internet’s ill-fated experiment with public markets is over It was all supposed to be so different. When Rocket Internet IPO’d in 2014 it was the largest tech company floatation in Europe for 7 years. A year later it had lost $46m and it’s valuation had dropped by 30%. Since then the […]

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Berbix raises $9M for its identity verification platform

Berbix raises M for its identity verification platform Berbix, an ID verification startup that was founded by former members of the Airbnb Trust and Safety team, today announced that it has raised a $9 million Series A round led by Mayfield. Existing investors, including Initialized Capital, Y Combinator and Fika Ventures, also participated in this […]

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No parties allowed at the Airbnb IPO

No parties allowed at the Airbnb IPO Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What happens when the entire podcast crew is a bit tired from, you know, everything, and does its very best? This episode, apparently. A big thanks to Chris […]

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