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TechCrunch Top 3

  • Tools around: Two years ago, two former Palantir engineers launched Kurtosis, a crypto-focused developer tool system, and have now raised $20 million in new funding to hire a team to release a new product next year. Jacqueline reports.
  • Tied to some capital: Argentinean fintech company Geopagos is leaving the original life behind as it needs $35 million in new capital to help businesses launch their own financial services products. Mary Ann writes.
  • “Linking” to buy back certain shares: Snap and Airbnb share buybacks amid slowdown Alex raising his eyebrows and looking under the hood to see what’s going on.

Startups and VK

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Lots of startup news again today, so let’s dig in. Firstly, Natasha M brings us some additional layoff news from On Deck, which cut another third of his staff after cutting a quarter a few months ago. For those of you who can add fractions, that’s a lot, right?

We liked to read beccahistory of the investor survey, where is it interviewed six aspiring fund managers about their approach to overcoming the recession.

In addition, the “buy now, pay later” principle is still more prevalent among consumers (see below). Anitafunding history Holliday), but companies want to have fun too. That’s where Kontempo receives $30 million and his approach to enabling sales teams to approve credit, Kyle reports.

From NDA to LOI: what really happens when your startup gets bought?

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Last week, Yair Snir, Vice President and Managing Director of Dell Technologies Capital, shared an article explaining why founders should plan to acquireespecially since their chances of becoming public are very high.

He goes on to introduce readers to the post-acquisition integration period/process:

  • Shopping sprint
  • Path to LOI
  • Attracting bankers
  • Dive into due diligence
  • Definition of “day one”
  • You have been purchased!

“While IPOs may get more headlines, a well-timed and well-planned acquisition can open up even greater opportunities for you, your team, and the technologies you’ve created,” says Snir.

(TechCrunch+ is our membership program that helps founders and startup teams get ahead. You can register here.)

Big Tech Inc.

When it comes to cryptocurrencies, BlackRock is now saying “why beat them when you can join them?” Anita writes about Asset Managing Giant Joins Forces With Coinbase provide their customers with access to cryptography, originally Bitcoin. Speaking of Coinbase, Jacqueline as well as Alex write to TechCrunch+ about why this partnership and other partnerships with Coinbase delighting investors.

In the field of social networks we liked Amandawhere is the story spoke to Patreon CEO Jack Conte about why Instagram and Facebook are on his list, and not in a good way. As well as Aisha tells us what happened to some new club opportunities.




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