Dating juggernaut Match buys Seoul-based Hyperconnect for $1.73B, its biggest acquisition ever

In a large win for the Korean startup ecosystem, dating powerhouse Match Group announced this afternoon…

PSA: Most aggregate VC trend data is garbage

“Seed rounds are up!” “Seed rounds are higher valued than ever!” “There were 10% less VCs…

Blair launches $100M facility to fund ISAs for students

Income-share agreements or ISAs have been gathering force as an alternative financial model for students, particularly…

WeWork is apparently doing better, not that SoftBank wants you to talk about that

SoftBank’s earnings always leads to a bonanza of news. One storyline that has dominated the company’s…

SoftBank kills half the performance incentive for its Vision Fund execs

SoftBank reported earnings today, including the performance of its $98.6 billion Vision Fund. The numbers were…

SoftBank and the late-stage venture capital J-curve

SoftBank had some good data to report overnight with its third-quarter earnings, which covers the last…

CHIPS Alliance hires new director to push open-source chips ecosystem into next gear

Over the past two decades, there has been a complete revolution in software engineering driven by…

SoftBank files for a double scoop of ****

The **** mania continues unabated, with new SPACs being filed with the SEC on an almost…

Carta’s startup liquidity service CartaX conducts first transactions on its own cap table

As startups have stayed private longer and liquidity has become harder to secure for early employees…

Lightspeed and Max Levchin bet on Balance to bring B2B payments into the digital world

Consumer payments is by no means a solved problem (I’ll trigger one hundred blockchain people if…