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YC CEO Michael Seibel opens up about his accelerator’s first online-only Demo Day

Y Combinator’s Demo Day has historically drawn crowds of investors and journalists into a big warehouse to watch hundreds of startups come out to the public for the first time ever. Think two minute pitches, a big audience, and...

Insight Partners sells security firm Checkmarx to Hellman & Friedman for $1.15B

Checkmarx, an Israeli security company acquired in 2015 by private equity firm Insight Partners with an $84 million investment, was sold today to Hellman & Friedman, another private equity firm at a valuation of $1.15B. Nice little profit there,...

US stocks tank after global equities retreat, oil collapses, bond yields fall, and cryptos drop

Welcome to the bloodbath. This morning the major US indices opened sharply lower, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 872.42 (or 3.37%) to 24,9992.36, the S&P 500 slipping 193.41 (6.51%) to 2,778.96, and the Nasdaq off 90.16 or 6.96% at...

Understanding 2020’s early-stage fundraising market

Welcome to Equity on Extra Crunch, a semi-regular series of interviews between the Equity team, venture capitalists, and operating executives at the neatest startups. The goal of this irregular medium is to dig into topics that don’t fit inside...

New York’s BounceX reaches $100M ARR, rebrands

Welcome to the $100 million ARR club, BounceX. This morning (evening, timezone depending), BounceX, a New York-based marketing technology startup, announced that it has reached the $100 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) threshold, adding its name to our running...

Equity firm ‘plotting an ambitious reshaping of global rugby’

CVC Capital Partners look set to complete the purchase of a €360m stake in the Six Nations as the private equity firm ramps up its bid to become rugby’s major commercial stakeholder. The Financial Times has reported that CVC is...

One Medical targets IPO valuation of up to $2B as we unpack its Q4 results

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re digging into One Medical’s updated IPO filing released this week. The document contains directional pricing information that will...

The paradox of 2020 VC is that the largest funds are doing the smallest rounds

I talked yesterday about how VCs are just tired these days. Too many deals, too little time per deal, and constant hyper-competition with other VCs for the same equity.

Morgan Stanley exceeds forecasts with 46% jump in fourth-quarter profits

Morgan Stanley’s fourth-quarter profits jumped 46% from a year earlier, the company said on Thursday, helped by a massive boost from the bank’s trading desks. The investment bank said it earned a profit of 2.24 billion US dollars, or 1.30...

The billionaires are getting poorer

According to a survey, the wealth of the rich worldwide has declined for the first time in five years. In Germany, the number of billionaires fell to 114. Global billionaire wealth has declined for the first...
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"Mulan" will be released in July and "Black Widow" in November for the coronavirus

After a few weeks of delays and suspensions of premieres in Hollywood due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disney announced this Friday that the new...

The United States exceeds 300,000 cases of COVID-19 and prepares for its ‘toughest’ week

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Germany warns of "chaos" that pandemic may cause in Africa

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