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Surprise - FML

Today, I was shaving my vagina in the shower when my brother opened the door unexpectedly. It scared me and well, I cut my vagina. FML

Public markets fall yet again as venture deal counts appear to slip
Alex Wilhelm

Let's take a look at how elevated stock prices remain and what that means for tech multiples, and then look at the January and February VC markets in U.S., China and Europe.

Coronavirus corrections and the rise of remote work
Alex Wilhelm

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What a week. What an insane, heart-stopping, odd, and stuffed week. I’m utterly exhausted. But, in better news, all of that great fodder for podcast and chat, so today’s Equity is pretty ok if I may say so. […]

Women problem - FML

Today, I got my period. I also cough a lot...Only woman can undrestand my problem. FML

It's still her - FML

Today, after a bad break up, a cute girl contacted me through social media. After hooking up I find out it's my ex girlfriend. FML

Not a girl, not yet a woman - FML

Today, I got a very accusing phone call from my daughters teacher. According to my daughter, I absolutely refuse to let her eat in the morning. In reality, I told her it’s her responsibility to get herself up and get breakfast on her own before we leave. My daughter is 17yrs old. FML

[Short Story] The Mirror

Sally wants to buy a house.  She saves very hard and after 3 years, she has enough money to buy a very small house.  She is very excited. But now Sally has a big problem. She has a house but it is empty. She needs furniture but she has very little money. Her mother gives … Continue reading [Short Story] The Mirror

Stem is offering cash advances to help musicians stay independent
Anthony Ha

Stem, a startup that helps independent musicians get paid, is expanding with a new financing program called Scale. Co-founder and CEO Milana Rabkin Lewis described the company’s core offering as a way for collaborators to “memorialize the split” of the proceeds from a song — once they’ve uploaded a track, Scale can automatically handle splitting […]

SaaS earnings bump Dropbox, Box and Sprout Social
Alex Wilhelm

A quick hit as we have a podcast to record, but a few public companies in the broader SaaS market reported earnings in the past week. Their results are worth unpacking as they paint a good picture of what the markets are hunting for in modern software companies. Of course, we’re covering the firms’ share-price […]

Tinder’s video series ‘Swipe Night’ gets a second season
Sarah Perez

Following a successful debut for Tinder’s first foray into original content, the company is giving its interactive video series “Swipe Night” another run. The company confirmed today it’s renewing “Swipe Night” for a second season that will launch this summer, again as an in-app experience within Tinder’s dating app. Variety first reported the news of […]

Completely wet - FML

Today, I was drinking too much and I have to pee constantly, so I went to bed without my girlfriend. Hours later she woke me up wanting sex, but she realized that I pissed the bed. FML

Quick notes on the DoorDash IPO filing
Alex Wilhelm

Earlier today, during an eye-popping market selloff, DoorDash announced that it has privately filed to go public. The decision to file privately will allow the high-valued startup to get its S-1 documents in good order with the SEC before showing the rest of us what it has up its sleeve. The move to announce its private […]

Daily Crunch: DoorDash files to go public
Anthony Ha

DoorDash prepares to go public, Roblox raises $150 million and Reddit’s CEO takes aim at TikTok. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 27, 2020. 1. DoorDash, the $13B on-demand food delivery startup, says it has confidentially filed for an IPO The company said that its Form S-1 (a draft registration statement) was filed with the […]

Not really a good idea - FML

Today, I decide to let my boyfriend introduce food into our sex life, then a few days after we used melted chocolate I got a UTI. I’ve never had a UTI before in my life so I’m blaming him for the fact it feels like I’m peeing needles dipped in acid. FML

The Raspberry Pi 4 gets more RAM for $35
Romain Dillet

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has updated its flagship model, the Raspberry Pi 4. It’s still the same awesome tiny single-board computer with a lot of connectors. But the entry level now comes with 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB of RAM for the same price of $35. The foundation says that RAM prices have been […]

DoorDash, the $13B on-demand food delivery startup, says it has confidentially filed for an IPO
Ingrid Lunden

The on-demand food delivery wars continue to heat up in the U.S. DoorDash announced today that it has filed confidentially to go public. The company noted that its Form S-1, a draft registration statement, was filed with the SEC and is now being reviewed. It did not say how many shares it would potentially sell, […]

The coronavirus begins to impact US tech earnings
Alex Wilhelm

The impact of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 is starting to show up in U.S.-based technology earnings, and it's something we need to discuss.

We did fail - FML

Today, on our way to home from work, I farted so bad in the car that my husband gagged and almost threw up swerving the car we almost had a car accident. FML

SparkLabs Group launches Connex, an accelerator program for smart city technology
Catherine Shu

SparkLabs Group announced today that it has launched SparkLabs Connex, the latest program in its network of startup accelerators and venture funds. Focused on real estate technology (proptech) and the Internet of Things, SparkLabs Connex will tap into startup ecosystems in Silicon Valley, Seoul, Shenzhen, Taipei and Singapore. The program will support startups working with […]

Dahmakan, a Malaysian “full-stack” food delivery startup, raises $18 million Series B
Catherine Shu

Dahmakan, a full-stack food delivery startup based in Malaysia, announced today that it has closed a $18 million Series B. Investors include Rakuten Capital, White Star Capital, JAFCO Asia and GEC-KIP Fund, along with participation from South Korean food delivery app Woowa Brothers, and returning investors Partech Partners and Y Combinator. This brings Dahmakan’s total […]

I do not understand - FML

Today, the girl I realized I really liked told me she liked me back but didn’t want a relationship. A week later she hooks up with a random bartender and now she’s talking to me about changing her mind about something serious with him. FML

Stupid boyfriend - FML

Today, I came home from work and I find that my boyfriend gave my dog away. FML

Highly strung

Do you know the English expression “to be highly strung”? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Lucy: You are so highly strung. Why don’t you relax a bit? Martin: I can’t, I have my exam tomorrow! Does it mean: a) exciting b) nervous and easily upset c) crying d) furious The answer … Continue reading Highly strung

Amazon all set to enter India’s food delivery market
Manish Singh

Weeks after Uber exited India’s food delivery market, conceding defeat to local giants Swiggy and Zomato, a new player is gearing up to challenge the heavily-backed duopoly: Amazon. The e-commerce giant plans to enter the Indian food delivery market in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The launch of the […]

Grab your ticket: Only one week to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020
Emma Comeau

It’s T-minus one week to the big day, March 3, when more than 1,000 startuppers will convene in San Jose, Calif. for TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020. We’re talking a hefty cross-section representing big companies and exciting new startups. We’re talking some of the most innovative thinkers, makers, researchers, investors and influencers — all […]

Lerer Hippeau leads $6M investment in Pinterest-like digital asset manager Air
Lucas Matney

When it comes to the so-called “consumerization of the enterprise,” a workplace tool that looks an awful lot like Pinterest seems like it would be the trend’s final form. Brooklyn-based Air is building a digital asset manager for communications teams that aren’t satisfied with more general cloud storage options and want something that can show […]

Cartesiam helps developers bring AI to microcontrollers
Frederic Lardinois

Cartesiam, a startup that aims to bring machine learning to edge devices powered by microcontrollers, has launched a new tool for developers who want an easier way to build services for these devices. The new NanoEdge AI Studio is the first IDE specifically designed for enabling machine learning and inferencing on Arm Cortex-M microcontrollers, which […]

No thanks - FML

Today, I ask the guy that I like if he want to go to lunch tomorrow at a local restaurant. He answer that he doesn't like their food. I think that's is a no. FML

No respite - FML

Today, I decide that when I will have a free weekend I will study, but instead of that my girlfriend wants to fuck with me every chance she gets. So I can forget the weekend of study. FML

Fintech CAC and the Great Credit Card Craze
Alex Wilhelm

Let's chat about fintech customer acquisition costs and the rise of card-focused plays inside of the category.