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September 17, 2021
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Intuit’s $12B Mailchimp acquisition is about expanding its small business focus

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At first blush, the $12 billion Intuit-Mailchimp deal might not make a heck of a lot of sense. But people tend to pigeonhole companies, and in this case they might see Intuit as pu....

July 30, 2020
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Priti Youssef Choksi explains how to get your startup acquired — not sold

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Today, Priti Youssef Choksi is a partner with venture firm Norwest Venture Partners . But she previously spent five-and-a-half years at Google, where she worked on strategic partn....

June 26, 2020
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IPOs that could happen soon, cannot happen soon enough

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Earlier today we took a look at two companies that have filed to go public, nCino and GoHealth. The pair join Lemonade in a march toward the public markets. But those three firms a....

June 12, 2020
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Just Eat Takeaway confirms it’s gobbling up Grubhub in a $7.3B deal

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Consolidation in the world of on-demand food ordering and delivery continues apace. Today, Just Eat Takeaway — the European company that only just got its own $7.8 billion me....

March 8, 2020
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Pex buys Dubset to build YouTube ContentID for TikTok & more

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Social networks are in for a rude copyright awakening. A new European Union law called Article 17 essentially eradicates safe harbor and requires that they’ve made their &ldq....

July 17, 2019
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India’s budget hotel startup Oyo enters co-working business with $30 million Innov8 acquisition

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India’s Oyo has expanded its hotel chain business to over 80 countries and entered co-living spaces segment in recent years. The firm, which has raised about $1 billion in the la....

June 15, 2019
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Chewy founder Ryan Cohen on its fast-approaching IPO: ‘It’s like seeing my baby graduate’

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Ask any venture capitalist about the most important ingredient to success in startups, and they’ll tell you it’s founders who can persuade not only investors to part with their....