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Eventbrite is reportedly going public in the second half of this year – TechCrunch

Eventbrite, the 12-year-old, San Francisco-based event-planning company, has filed an initial public offering confidentially with the SEC and plans to go public later this year, according to a new report in the WSJ. The company’s lead underwriters are Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase & Co.,...

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While tech waffles on going public, biotech IPOs boom – TechCrunch

For people who make investment decisions based on revenues and projected earnings, biotech IPOs are kind of a non-starter. Not only are new market entrants universally unprofitable, most have zero revenue. Going public is mostly a means to raise money for clinical trials, with red...

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With its goofy video loops, YC backed Splish wants to be the ‘anti-Instagram’ – TechCrunch

Is there any space on kids’ homescreens for another social sharing app to poke in? Y Combinator backed Splish wants to have a splash at it (😊) — with a super-short-form video and photo sharing app aimed at the under-25s. The SF-based startup began bootstrapping out of...

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CowryWise micro-savings service opens high-yield government bonds to everyday Nigerians – TechCrunch

In emerging market countries where economic volatility is a way of life, there aren’t a lot of relatively safe options for members of the burgeoning middle class to park their money. For instance, countries like Nigeria have experienced a tremendous growth in the number of citizens...

In emerging market countr...

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What next? Oh yes, turning a luxury car into a non-fungible token – TechCrunch

We’ve seen more than one project use the immutability of blockchain to verify important physical things. So, for instance, a pioneer in the space, Verisart, has brought blockchain certification of high art to leading galleries worldwide, and other players are now entering this growing market....

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Oscar and Lemonade founders will join us at Disrupt SF to strategize about the future of insurance innovation – TechCrunch

Insurance premiums total more than a trillion dollars in the U.S., and yet, where that money goes is something of a mystery. It certainly doesn’t seem to get invested in the consumer experience, where ancient incumbent companies still process paperwork as if it is the...

Insuranc...

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