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  • Despite flat growth, ride-hailing colossus Didi’s US IPO could reach $70B June 11, 2021
    Didi filed to go public in the United States last night, providing a look into how the Chinese ride-hailing company's business weathered the pandemic.
    Alex Wilhelm
  • Insurtech is hot on both sides of the Atlantic June 11, 2021
    We spoke with a number of VCs from Europe to hear their perspectives on what’s happening on the ground, including folks from Accel, and Insurtech Gateway.
    Anna Heim
  • The huge TAM of fake breaded chicken bits June 11, 2021
    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re closing our survey soon, so this is your last chance (probably) to get your voice heard! Despite it being a short week, as always, it was a busy, busy time. We had Grace on the dials today, […]
    Natasha Mascarenhas


  • Funding Friday: The Wireframe Deck June 11, 2021
    I just backed this project. I love the idea of a simple deck of cards that can let anyone or any group design a website without any software or device. So many times, I have known pretty much what I want for a website for a project, an event, a new business, or whatever, but […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Startup CXO June 9, 2021
    On Monday, a copy of Startup CXO, my friend Matt Blumberg’s new book, arrived at the USV office. I picked it up to take a quick look and thought “this a heavy book!” So I texted Matt, congratulated him on getting the book out, and then asked why it was so heavy. He replied “because […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Digital Asset Mining In New York State June 8, 2021
    Digital Asset Mining is shorthand for “proof of work consensus validation of public blockchain infrastructure”. Thankfully we have the shorthand. But it is important to understand what digital asset mining is. Public blockchains, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, store data securely but publicly in a cooperative ecosystem that is not controlled by any company or government. […]
    Fred Wilson