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July 21, 2017

Fintech startup Klarna taps Permira for around $250M at $2.5B valuation

 Klarna, the Swedish startup that works with e-commerce businesses and retailers to provide financing and other payment services, today announced that it has picked up yet another large investment, its third inside of two months. Permira, the private equity firm and prolific late-stage tech investor, has taken a minimum 10 percent stake in the fintech […]

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July 21, 2017

Sledgehammer reveals Zombies trailer for Call of Duty: WWII

 The next installment of Call of Duty is coming on November 4, and with it the franchise is returning to its boots-on-the-ground roots. The company has already revealed that the game, developed by Sledgehammer, is centered around WWII, and we’ve seen trailers and even gotten our own chance to play Multiplayer at E3 this year. […]

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July 21, 2017

Equity podcast: Roku’s IPO, Netflix’s momentum and Shyp’s layoffs

 Roku is doing an IPO this year, Netflix shares soared after an earnings beat and Shyp is throwing in the towel everywhere but San Francisco. Cord-cutting was the theme of the latest episode of TechCrunch’s “Equity,” a podcast about tech business news. This week, our special guest was Roy Bahat, head of Bloomberg Beta. TechCrunch’s […]

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July 21, 2017

Hong Kong is showing promise as a destination for tech IPOs

 The U.S. tech IPO window may have reopened in 2017 following a lull last year, but the outlook is also looking rosier for another listing platform located on the other side of world. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) is experiencing a renaissance of sorts among the tech industry. Selfie app company Meitu held the […]

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July 20, 2017

Only one more day to apply to Startup Battlefield Africa

 Alright, sub-Saharan African startups, if you want to get in on our inaugural Startup Battlefield Africa, the time to act is now. Seriously. Right now. Tomorrow is the last day to submit an application to the Battlefield, so be sure to get over to our application page right now and get your application in. Read More […]

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July 20, 2017

The long-term cost of sexual harassment

 When news recently broke that multiple women have accused 500 Startups founder Dave McClure of sexual harassment, I felt like I’d been punched in the stomach. In 2015, I was propositioned and groped by a 500 Startups venture partner named Tristan Pollock during an event here in Taipei while working as a contributor for TechCrunch. […]

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