Changes at YC, $1.5B more for ride hailing, and Airbnb buys HotelTonight – TechCrunch

Changes at YC, $1.5B more for ride hailing, and Airbnb buys HotelTonight – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back to basics this week with Kate Clark at the helm, Alex Wilhelm in the sidecar, and a stack of venture capital news and happenings to get through. And to make everyone feel included, we kicked off the episode with a roll-call of new VC funds. Then, of course, we dug into the recent news out of Y Combinator . The famed

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President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – TechCrunch

President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – TechCrunch

Romero Rodrigues Contributor More posts by this contributor Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors Brazil’s tech-sector bright spots beckon as it begins to emerge from long economic crisis In late October following a significant victory for Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections, the stock market for Latin America’s largest country shot up. Financial markets reacted favorably to the news because Bolsonaro, a free-market proponent, promises to deliver broad economic reforms, fight corruption and work to reshape Brazil through

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Ten pieces of friendly VC advice for when someone wants to buy your company – TechCrunch

I’ve been fortunate to have been part of half a dozen exits this year, and have seen the process work smoothly, and other times, like a roller coaster with only the most tenuous connection to the track. Here are ten bits of advice I’ve distilled from these experiences in the event someone makes you an offer for your startup. 1. Understand the motivations of your acquirer. The first thing you need to understand is why the acquiring company wants your

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