BlockFi’s Fire Sale Shows the Uber Startup Model Is Disastrous for Finance

BlockFi’s Fire Sale Shows the Uber Startup Model Is Disastrous for Finance

Another reason the Thiel model simply makes no sense for retail finance is that it is structurally impossible to build the kind of “moat” that can, at…

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Crypto cults, 2022 term sheets, and how to win Startup Battlefield – TechCrunch

Crypto cults, 2022 term sheets, and how to win Startup Battlefield – TechCrunch

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup…

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Substack Layoffs: Newsletter Startup Cuts 14% of Staff

Substack Layoffs: Newsletter Startup Cuts 14% of Staff

In another blow to the creator economy, Substack, a company that provides services for writers to offer paid newsletters, laid off 13 employees, about 14% of its…

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Crypto Due Diligence Startup Vying To Bring Transparency to ‘Opaque’ Industry

Crypto Due Diligence Startup Vying To Bring Transparency to ‘Opaque’ Industry

The firm has carried out more than 30 reviews of asset managers to date at the behest of institutional investors, with more in the pipeline It’s a…

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Egyptian healthtech startup Vezeeta cuts 10% of 500-person staff – TechCrunch

Egyptian healthtech startup Vezeeta cuts 10% of 500-person staff – TechCrunch

Vezeeta, a healthtech startup operating in the Middle East and Africa, reportedly laid off about 10% of its staff last week. The number of affected employees isn’t known;…

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Degreed’s co-founder is back at the company he left…with the startup he built – TechCrunch

Degreed’s co-founder is back at the company he left…with the startup he built – TechCrunch

Edtech up-skilling platform Degreed has acquired Learn In, which creates talent resource hubs for employers to better spin up education services for their teams. While we’d nearly…

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What do you call the opposite of the startup halo effect? – TechCrunch

What do you call the opposite of the startup halo effect? – TechCrunch

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Just as one company’s…

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Startup layoffs, the art of reinvention and a MasterClass in change – TechCrunch

Startup layoffs, the art of reinvention and a MasterClass in change – TechCrunch

Just as one company’s success shouldn’t cast a halo on its vertical’s brethren, one company’s layoffs don’t quite mean that its competitors are equally screwed. Instead, I…

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Amsterdam cyber startup Hadrian closes €10.5M Seed for platform which simulates hacker attacks – TechCrunch

Amsterdam cyber startup Hadrian closes €10.5M Seed for platform which simulates hacker attacks – TechCrunch

As companies grow they expose more of themselves online and become harder to defend in terms of cybersecurity. One report estimates that 30%-40% of a company’s IT…

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How one startup is reimagining mobile gameplay as a healing activity – TechCrunch

How one startup is reimagining mobile gameplay as a healing activity – TechCrunch

Mobile well-being apps topped 1.2 billion downloads last year, while leading meditation app Calm alone pulled in $118.2 million in revenue, data from Sensor Tower indicates. That…

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