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How startups can shake up their first idea and still crush the market

How startups can shake up their first idea and still crush the market When Quibi announced it was shutting its doors recently after raising $1.75 billion, it begged an obvious question: If the original idea didn’t work, why not adjust its model or do something completely different while it still had capital? It wouldn’t have […]

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Equity Monday: Twilio buys Segment, and Airkit raises $28M for its low-code platform

Equity Monday: Twilio buys Segment, and Airkit raises M for its low-code platform 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 […]

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Twilio is buying customer data startup Segment for between $3B and $4B

Twilio is buying customer data startup Segment for between B and B Sources have told TechCrunch that Twilio intends to acquire customer data startup Segment for between $3 and $4 billion. Forbes broke the story on Friday night, reporting a price tag of $3.2 billion. We have heard from a couple of industry sources that […]

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Getting more people to open your emails

Getting more people to open your emails Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, the growth marketing team that trains startups in advanced growth, helps you hire senior growth marketers, and finds you vetted growth agencies. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor What’s the right […]

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Segment has a plan to help companies comply with GDPR data privacy requests

Segment has a plan to help companies comply with GDPR data privacy requests  Segment is a startup that helps companies collect customer data from a variety of siloed sources and place that data in a single usable record. Today, it announced it has added a new tool to prepare for the EU’s GDPR privacy guidelines, which […]

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Marketing data startup Segment raises $64M

Marketing data startup Segment raises M  Segment has raised $64 million in Series C funding, with the Y Combinator Continuity Fund and GV leading the round. The continuity fund is the $700 million fund led by former Twitter COO Ali Rowghani. It selectively writes checks for YC startups as they raise bigger rounds of funding. […]

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