Stay gold, ‘Plaid for X’ startups

A failed acquisition usually triggers the same series of questions: What does this mean for early-stage…

Checkout wants to be Rapyd and Fast

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Lessons from Top Hat’s acquisition spree

Top Hat, a startup that digitizes textbooks and turns them into an interactive experience for college…

The end of Plaid-Visa, and Palantir’s growing startup mafia

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Pace launches out of private beta with a plan to scale virtual group therapy

One in five people have a mental health illness. Pace, a new startup founded by Pinterest…

Affirm doubles after starting to trade despite strong IPO pricing

Today shares of Affirm, a buy-now-pay-later unicorn, started trading above $90 per share, far above its…

Loop launches out of stealth to make auto insurance more equitable

Car auto-insurance from legacy providers has structural bias built into it. It uses metrics such as…

Inside SuperCharger Ventures’ debut virtual edtech accelerator

Before the pandemic, edtech companies went decades without raising financing due to lack of interest from…

The next Zoom wants to be nothing like Zoom

In the past few months, there hasn’t been one conversation I’ve had about remote work that…

Who is underpricing Roblox?

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