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25 French unicorns, 25 French unicorns, do I hear 100?

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Brex leaving adrift some SMB customers roils corporate spend market

Brex’s decision to largely exit the SMB market has caught its customers, market observers and even its competitors by surprise. And while the affected customers scramble to move their assets […]




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Should Oracle or Alphabet buy VMWare instead of Broadcom?

As expected, the Broadcom-VMware deal is a go. The chip giant intends to snap up the virtualization software company for $61 billion in cash and stock, along with taking on […]




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Sequoia is the latest VC firm telling you to take the downturn seriously

Sequoia takes things seriously. The storied venture firm is known to react to macroeconomic events with grand memos aimed at portfolio companies and sometimes the entrepreneurship scene at large. Most […]




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Stripe and Plaid suit up for battle

Recent product news from Stripe and Plaid indicate the two private companies are gunning for one another as the market for B2B financial technology matures, expands and individual players increasingly […]







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3 views: How should creators weigh monetization strategies in the platform era?

The scrap between Joe Rogan, Spotify, and their detractors has resurfaced the simmering debate concerning creator monetization. Given that creators include everyone TikTok performers mega-podcasters, YouTube celebrities, and Instagram influencers, […]




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For the first time in 4 years, profitability beats growth

Jeremy Abelson Contributor Jeremy Abelson is the founder and lead portfolio manager of Irving Investors. Combining his experience as an operator and institutional investor, Abelson runs Irving as a multi-strategy […]




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3 views on CES 2022

For fifty-four years, big and small hardware manufacturers that hoped to reach their target audiences rolled out new products at the Consumer Electronics Show. The first CES event in June […]




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3 views: How due diligence will change in 2022

A few years ago, VCs were expected to perform extensive due diligence on startups. Investors dove into financials, called customers and vetted founders. But power has now shifted toward the […]