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Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith is buying majority stake in the Utah Jazz for $1.6B

Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith is buying majority stake in the Utah Jazz for .6B The Utah Jazz, an NBA basketball team based in Salt Lake City, announced today that Qualitrics CEO and co-founder Ryan Smith was buying a majority stake in the team along other properties. ESPN is reporting the deal is worth $1.6 billion. […]

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Why is cloud revenue growth so slow if the digital transformation is accelerating?

Why is cloud revenue growth so slow if the digital transformation is accelerating? So far, 2020 has been mostly a garbage year, but it has also been consistently interesting in terms of the amount of change that it has brought. Venture capital? Changed. Public markets? Very changed. How to go public? How about a SPAC? […]

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SaaS securitization will disrupt VC’s biggest returns this coming decade

SaaS securitization will disrupt VC’s biggest returns this coming decade SaaS investing has been on fire the past decade and the returns have been gushing in, with IPOs like Datadog, direct listings like Slack and acquisitions like Qualtrics (which is now being spun back out) creating billions of wealth and VC returns. Dozens more SaaS […]

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SAP decision to spin out Qualtrics 20 months after spending $8B surprises industry watchers

SAP decision to spin out Qualtrics 20 months after spending B surprises industry watchers When SAP announced it was spinning out Qualtrics on Sunday, a company it bought less than two years ago for an eye-popping $8 billion, it was enough to make your head spin. At the time, then CEO Bill McDermott saw it […]

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Equity Shot: All about the Qualtrics IPO

Equity Shot: All about the Qualtrics IPO Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. After the morning show went out, the Equity crew could not shut up about the Qualtrics-SAP deal, so we had no choice but to jump back into recording mode for an […]

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Equity Monday: SAP, Qualtrics, and oh boy are we excited

Equity Monday: SAP, Qualtrics, and oh boy are we excited 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 over a […]

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SAP will spin out its $8B spin-in Qualtrics acquisition

SAP will spin out its B spin-in Qualtrics acquisition Well, this isn’t a story you see every day. Less than two years after German software giant SAP snatched experience management platform Qualtrics for $8 billion days before the startup’s IPO debut, it has now decided to spin out the company in a brand new IPO. […]

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Utah-based seed fund Kickstart closes fifth fund worth $110M

Utah-based seed fund Kickstart closes fifth fund worth 0M Continuing our week’s coverage of new venture funds, this morning let’s dig into Kickstart’s latest capital pool. Kickstart Seed Fund, based in Utah’s Salt Lake City, has raised a $110 million Fund V it announced this morning, its largest to date. The firm’s rise to investing prominence […]

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As COVID-19 pummels global economy, 8 new companies join the $100M ARR club

As COVID-19 pummels global economy, 8 new companies join the 0M ARR club Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. This morning we’re adding a number of companies to the $100 million ARR club, a collection of private companies that have reached […]

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Most tech companies aren’t WeWork

Most tech companies aren’t WeWork Shin Kim Contributor Share on Twitter Shin Kim is working on a new SaaS startup and is also chief of staff to entrepreneur Elad Gil . Previously, Shin was at Oak Hill Capital and J.P. Morgan and earned a Master’s in EECS (data science) from UC Berkeley. With the recent […]

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