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Twitter’s acquisition strategy: Eat the public conversation

Evan J. Zimmerman Contributor Share on Twitter Evan J. Zimmerman is the founder and CEO of Drift, a genomics software company, and chairman of Jovono, a venture capital firm. More posts by this contributor CFIUS Cometh: What this obscure agency does and why it matters to your fund or startup […]

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Investors help Procore build a decacorn valuation in public debut

Watching construction tech software company Procore go public today after pricing above its range makes the IPO slowdown look like the deceleration that wasn’t. Investors quickly bid up the company’s value in trading, giving Procore a higher valuation than it might have anticipated, along with a boost of confidence for […]

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Mapping out one edtech company’s $200M bet on lifelong learning

Mumbai-based Emeritus, an edtech company that works with universities to create online upskilling courses for employed folks, just spent a big chunk of cash to break into K-12. Emeritus, which is part of the Eruditis group, announced today that it plans to acquire iD Tech, a STEM education service for […]

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New Relic’s business remodel will leave new CEO with work to do

For Bill Staples, the freshly appointed CEO at New Relic, who takes over on July 1, yesterday was a good day. After more than 20 years in the industry, he was given his own company to run. It’s quite an accomplishment, but now the hard work begins. On the positive […]

Once VMware is free from Dell, who might fancy buying it?

TechCrunch has spilled much digital ink tracking the fate of VMware since it was brought to Dell’s orbit thanks to the latter company’s epic purchase of EMC in 2016 for $58 billion. That transaction saddled the well-known Texas tech company with heavy debts. Because the deal left VMware a public […]

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Should Dell have pursued a more aggressive debt-reduction move with VMware?

When Dell announced it was spinning out VMware yesterday, the move itself wasn’t surprising; there had been public speculation for some time. But Dell could have gone a number of ways in this deal, despite its choice to spin VMware out as a separate company with a constituent dividend instead […]

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Giving EV batteries a second life for sustainability and profit

Electric cars and trucks seem to have everything going for them: They don’t produce tailpipe emissions, they’re quieter than their fossil-fuel-powered counterparts and the underlying architecture allows for roomier and often sleeker designs. But the humble lithium-ion battery powering these cars and trucks leads a difficult life. Irregular charging and […]