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Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Sources: MongoDB has submitted an S-1, confidentially filing for IPO, with the goal of going public before the year's end   —  MongoDB has filed confidentially for IPO, TechCrunch has learned.  The company has submitted an S-1 filing in the past few weeks and is aiming to go public before the end of the year.
Aug 15, 2017, 7:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Anonymous social app Whisper lays off 14 of its 71 employees; source says revenues were $1.3M in June, firm will have $100K in free cash flow in August   —  Startups are dying all over the place as last year's investment cool-off leads many to run out of cash.
Jul 28, 2017, 4:20 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi confirms he left the company, says he is going to “work on something new”, calls claims of misconduct untrue   —  “Mr. Nivi has no role at the company” AngelList COO Graham Jenkin told TechCrunch in response to questions regarding the curious absence of the investment platform's co-founder.
Jul 21, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Publishers like Hearst, Bustle, TechCrunch, BBC News, and Mic are shifting their enthusiasm from Snapchat to Instagram   —  Hearst's Kate Lewis can easily rattle off the company's Instagram stats.  Half the company's brands have more than 1 million followers.  Harper's Bazaar has 3 million.
Jul 16, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat finally lets users attach links to all Snaps and adds voice filters and backdrop editing tool   —  Snapchat is breaking its long-standing “no links” rule today while also providing some novel new creative tools to keep it one step ahead of Instagram.
Jul 5, 2017, 1:09 PMIn context
HBR.org:
Study: TechCrunch Disrupt videos show VCs focus more on potential gains when interviewing male founders, more on losses in interviews with female entrepreneurs   —  There is an enormous gender gap in venture capital funding in the United States.  Female entrepreneurs receive only about 2% …
Jul 2, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Satellogic raises $27M Series B led by Tencent, with CrunchFund participating, for affordable, high-resolution imaging satellites   —  Space tech company Satellogic has raised $27 million in a Series B round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent, and with participation by CrunchFund (disclosure …
Jun 23, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: Snapchat quietly acquired social mapping startup Zenly last month for $250M to $350M; Zenly to continue running independently   —  Snapchat's newest feature, Snap Map, is based on its latest acquisition, social mapping startup Zenly.  TechCrunch has learned that Snapchat has bought Zenly …
Jun 21, 2017, 6:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spotify tests letting labels pay to put singles on free tier users' playlists; while an opt-out option is available, the scheme is reminiscent of radio payola   —  A mysterious “Sponsored Content” opt-out setting recently appeared in Spotify, and now the streaming giant has confirmed to TechCrunch what it's about.
Jun 19, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Online finance startup SoFi has applied for a new-bank charter under the name of SoFi Bank to offer FDIC-insured account and credit-card product   —  In May, SoFi CEO Michael Cagney told TechCrunch the company would be applying for a bank charter “in the next month.”
Jun 12, 2017, 7:50 PMIn context

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