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Twitch UX teardown: The Anchor Effect and de-risking decisions

How does Twitch make money? And more importantly, what subtle psychology does it use to encourage viewers to spend more? Let's tear it do...


Startup employees should pay attention to Biden’s capital gain...

The Biden Administration has reportedly proposed significant changes to the capital gains tax, aiming to target the wealthiest Americans to help fund his historic aid progra...


SpaceX might try to fly the first Starship prototype to succes...

SpaceX is fresh off a high for its Starship spacecraft development program, but according to CEO Elon Musk, it’s already looking ahead to potentially repeating its latest success with an unplanned early reusability experiment. Earlier this w...


Article  »  Startup

5 investors discuss the future of RPA after UIPath’s IPO

We spoke to five investors to find out more about RPA. The general consensus? We're just getting start...


GajiGesa, a fintech focused on Indonesian workers, adds strate...

GajiGesa, a fintech startup that provides earned wage access (EWA) and other services for workers in Indonesia, has added strategic investors to help it launch new services and expand its user base. Its new backers include OCBC NISP Ventura, the v...


Juul inventor’s Myst lands funding as institutional investors ...

Over the past several years, institutional investors had largely shied away from China’s e-cigarette makers, an industry that was teeming with shoddy workshops and lacked regulatory oversight. But investors’ attitude is changing as Chi...


A conversation with Bison Trails: the AWS-like service inside ...

Coinbase shares tumbled today to their their lowest point since the company began trading publicly on April 14. The market often moves in mysterious ways, but several drivers could be at play, including Coinbase’s high opening price at the t...


SoftBank leads $15M round for China’s industrial robot maker Y...

SoftBank has picked its bet in China’s flourishing industrial robotics space. Youibot, a four-year-old startup that makes autonomous mobile robots for a range of scenarios, said it has notched close to 100 million yuan ($15.47 million) in it...


Article  »  Startup

Why did Bill.com pay $2.5B for Divvy?

Let's unpack the deal to gain a better understanding of the huge exit and the value of Divvy's richly funded competito...


Emergence Capital co-founder Jason Green on transitioning out ...

Succession is a major issue for many venture firms. Institutional investors, founders — even reporters — often get attached to individual members of a team, and when one of those individuals, particularly a firm co-founder, decides to ...


NYC files lawsuit to halt Citi Bike rival JOCO’s ebike operations

The City of New York has filed a lawsuit against JOCO, the docked electric bike share service, just weeks after the company launched operations in the city. The city alleges JOCO is operating illegally because all bike-sharing systems within the c...


WhatsApp is doing fine despite months-long backlash over polic...

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary-worded notification about a planned polic...


How Robert Reffkin went from being a C-average student to the ...

In April, real estate tech company Compass forged ahead with its initial public offering and is now valued at nearly $6.4 billion. At that time, TechCrunch Senior Editor Alex Wilhelm caught up with founder and CEO Robert Reffkin to chat about his ...


Peloton projects $165M revenue impact from treadmill recalls

What would have been a celebratory earnings call in just about any other quarter ended on a somber note today, as Peloton CEO John Foley kicked things off with an apology. “We are a members-first organization,” the executive stated. “And that mean...


The Daily Crunch: Chime will stop calling itself a bank to set...

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single packa...


Someone already turned Apple’s AirTag into a slim, wallet-frie...

Apple’s new AirTag item trackers are pretty small, but not quite small enough to slip into most wallets without adding an obvious bit of bulk. Fortunately, as one talented AirTag owner has found, that’s nothing you can’t fix with...


Twitter Tip Jar lets you pay people for good tweetin’

Twitter today confirmed earlier reports that it’s testing a new Tip Jar feature. The new addition utilizes a number of different payment platforms, including PayPal, Venmo, Patreon, Cash App and Bandcamp (all region-dependent). “Tip Jar is an easy...


Yale’s longtime — and legendary — endowment chief, David Swens...

David Swensen, among the most highly regarded money managers in the world after growing Yale’s endowment from $1 billion when he joined as a 31-year-old former grad student of the school, to the second-largest school endowment in the country after...