neologisms News of 12/13/19
Airbnb’S WeWork Problem
Airbnb may be another overvalued “unicorn,” but it’s no WeWork. The Information this morning reported new Airbnb financials — indicating a massive increase in operating losses — that immediately call Airbnb’s future ...
FTC, Justice Dept. Takes Coordinated Action Against Robocallers
Federal authorities have announced its latest crackdown on illegal robocallers — taking close to a hundred actions against several companies and individuals blamed for the recent barrage of spam calls. In the so-called “Operation Call It ...
Startups Weekly: Will The Real Unicorns Please Stand Up?
Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a newsletter published every Saturday that dives into the week’s noteworthy venture capital deals, funds and trends. Before I dive into this week’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I ...
The Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard Is Back, Now With A Record Herd Of 452 Unicorns
We are very pleased to announce that the new and improved Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard re-launched today after nearly a year’s absence from TechCrunch. Venture investors did a lot of handwringing in the past year over rising valuations, but ...
Some Reassuring Data For Those Worried Unicorns Are Wrecking The Bay Area
Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor From lab-grown meat to fermented fungus, here’s what corporate food VCs are serving up A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and ...
Airbnb, Automattic And Pinterest Top Rank Of Most Acquisitive Unicorns
Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News . More posts by this contributor Companies raising supergiant VC aren’t getting any younger Coastal ...