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Windsock Score for Lemonade ($LMND), a member of the Fintech 50 Index of publicly traded stocks.

Windsock Score is our qualitative rating of companies in the Fintech 50 Index. We expect investors to use this together with quantitive analysis. We call it Windsock because we are looking for both headwinds (strategic obstacles to growth) and tailwinds (strategically well positioned for growth). We start with Lemonade ($LMND), the only member of the …
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9 December 2021 0

Inside GitLab’s IPO filing

While the technology and business world worked towards the weekend, developer operations (DevOps) firm GitLab filed to go public. Before we get into our time off, we need to pause, digest the company’s S-1 filing, and come to some early conclusions. GitLab competes with GitHub, which Microsoft purchased for $7.5 billion back in 2018. The…
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17 September 2021 0

Rivian vehicles are now ready for sale in all 50 states, following key certifications

Rivian vehicles have received certifications from three agencies, the final hurdle that allows the electric automaker to sell and deliver its R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV in all 50 U.S. states. Rivian confirmed to TechCrunch in an email that the vehicles are fully certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Environmental Protection…
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15 September 2021 0

Robinhood $HOOD joins Fintech 50 Index at rank 19 based on a market cap around $32 billion

Fintech 50 Index is 50 publicly traded Fintech stocks ranked by market cap and has been incubated within Daily Fintech, the leading site for Fintech, Crypto and Insurtech trends & analysis. Robinhood went for a traditional IPO (Initial Public Offering) vs the DPO (Direct Public Offering) chosen by Coinbase in their 14 April public stock…
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4 August 2021 0

The tale of two edtech IPOs

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Last week, Natasha and Alex jumped on Twitter Spaces to discuss the tale of two edtech IPOs: Duolingo, the consumer language learning company, and Powerschool, the enterprise K-12 software platform. It was a rare moment in the sun for the…
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2 August 2021 0

Duolingo filed to go public

Duolingo, a Pittsburgh-based language learning business last valued at $2.4 billion, has officially filed to go public. The 400-person company, which we explored in great detail in our EC-1, was co-founded by Luis von Ahn, the inventor of CAPTCHA and reCAPTCHA, and Severin Hacker. One of the most revealing bits of its story? It’s a…
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28 June 2021 0

Beyond the fanfare and SEC warnings, SPACs are here to stay

Matt Johnson Contributor Matt Johnson is CEO and co-founder of QC Ware, a quantum computing software company. Matt was a managing director in private equity at Apollo Management and prior to that was a managing director in principal investing at Credit Suisse. The number of SPACs in the deep tech sector was skyrocketing, but a…
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5 May 2021 0

Two investors weigh in: is your SPAC just a PIPE dream?

Hope Cochran Contributor Hope Cochran is an investor at Madrona Venture Group, where she invests in early stage Fintech and ML/AI Applications for the business environment. Ishani Ummat Contributor Ishani Ummat is an investor at Madrona Venture Group who focuses on sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities, as well as supporting the growth and strategy…
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23 April 2021 0

Multi-billion dollar investment trust backs Kraken ahead of possible listing

The $5.3 billion dollar investment trust RIT Capital Partners has acquired a stake in leading crypto exchange Kraken. The London based-trust, formerly named Rothschild Investment Trust, holds ties to the Rothschild banking family of England through Chairman Jacob Rothschild. In an April 12 note to investors, James Glass described the exchange “one the world’s biggest…
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22 April 2021 0

As UiPath closes above its final private valuation, CFO Ashim Gupta discusses his company’s path to market

After an upward revision, UiPath priced its IPO last night at $56 per share, a few dollars above its raised target range. The above-range price meant that the unicorn put more capital into its books through its public offering. For a company in a market as competitive as robotic process automation (RPA), the funds are…
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21 April 2021 0