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 Arman Tabatabai

When to ditch that nightmare customer (before they kill your startup)

When to ditch that nightmare customer (before they kill your startup)

Joe Procopio Contributor Share on Twitter Joe is a multi-exit, multi-failure entrepreneur. Joe is currently building Spiffy, and previously sold Automated Insights, sold ExitEvent, and built Intrepid Media. Find more about Joe at joeprocopio.com or @jproco on Twitter. Three million dollars. That’s the largest amount of money I’ve ever walked away from in terms of […]

 Arman Tabatabai

Dissecting what Lyft’s IPO means for Uber and the future of mobility

Dissecting what Lyft’s IPO means for Uber and the future of mobility

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark led a deep-dive discussion into Lyft’s IPO and the outlook for the business going forward. After skyrocketing nearly 10% on its first day hitting the […]

 Arman Tabatabai

Talk Lyft’s stock market debut with TechCrunch writers

Talk Lyft’s stock market debut with TechCrunch writers

After much anticipation, Lyft stock hit the public markets last week, with a nearly 10% pop on its first day of trading. However, concerns over the company’s lofty valuation, deep losses and uncertain path to profitability have caused the stock to fall flat in the days since. TechCrunch’s resident transportation expert Kirsten Korosec and venture capital ax […]

 Arman Tabatabai

How to handle dark data compliance risk at your company

How to handle dark data compliance risk at your company

Lisa Hawke Contributor Share on Twitter Lisa Hawke is VP of Security and Compliance at Everlaw, and Vice Chair of Women in Security and Privacy. Slack and other consumer-grade productivity tools have been taking off in workplaces large and small — and data governance hasn’t caught up. Whether it’s litigation, compliance with regulations like GDPR […]

 Arman Tabatabai

Forge acquires IRA Services to expand offering for private company shares

Forge acquires IRA Services to expand offering for private company shares

Forge, the marketplace for trading private company shares formerly known as Equidate, announced that it will be acquiring custodial trust company IRA Services for a purchase price of $55 million. IRA Services is a trust company that provides custodial services for retirement accounts managed by individuals and mid-to-large sized Institutions. Stripped of financial jargon, the […]

 Arman Tabatabai

Hello Alfred launches new platform to reach more buildings and improve accessibility

Hello Alfred launches new platform to reach more buildings and improve accessibility

Hello Alfred — the startup that assigns in-home assistants to take care of your recurring chores and tasks — has announced the launch of a new service tier that will provide more properties and residents with access to the company’s underlying technology. The company, which won the Startup Battlefield competition at our 2014 Disrupt event, […]

 Arman Tabatabai

Social investment platform eToro acquires smart contract startup Firmo

Social investment platform eToro acquires smart contract startup Firmo

Social investing and trading platform eToro announced that it has acquired Danish smart contract infrastructure provider Firmo for an undisclosed purchase price. Firmo’s platform enables exchanges to execute smart financial contracts across various assets, including crypto derivatives, and across all major blockchains. Firmo founder and CEO Dr. Omri Ross described the company’s mission as “…enabl[ing] our […]

 Arman Tabatabai

VCs have growing appetite for ‘AgriFood’

VCs have growing appetite for ‘AgriFood’

Venture investors are pouring billions of dollars into feeding their hunger for food and agriculture startups. Whether that trend line is due to enthusiasm for the sector or just broader heavy investing in the VC space is much less clear. According to a recent report published by AgFunder – a VC and investing marketplace focused […]

 Arman Tabatabai

eToro bringing crypto trading and wallet to the US

eToro bringing crypto trading and wallet to the US

eToro, the social investing and trading platform, announced that it will finally be launching its platform in the US. The platform, which already operates in more than 140 countries, will be available in 30 states and two territories with plans to expand elsewhere in the US after receiving the necessary regulatory sign-offs. The US platform […]

 Arman Tabatabai

Blueground raises $20 million for flexible apartment rentals

Blueground raises $20 million for flexible apartment rentals

Blueground, the startup providing turnkey flexible rental apartments, has raised $20 million in a round led by Athens-based VentureFriends, with participation from Endeavor Catalyst, Dubai’s Jabbar Internet Group and serial entrepreneur Kevin Ryan. Ryan — who helped found MongoDB, Gilt Groupe, Zola and others — will also join Blueground’s board of directors. It’s no secret […]

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