Data Is The World'S Most Valuable (And Vulnerable) Resource

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Daily Crunch: Square acquires Tidal: Anthony Ha


Square buys a majority stake in Jay-Z’s Tidal, WhatsApp improves its desktop app and Hopin raises even more funding. This is your Daily Crunch for March 4, 2021. The big story: Square acquires Tidal Square announced this morning that it has purchased a majori…

Making sense of the $6.5B Okta-Auth0 deal: Alex Wilhelm, Ron Miller


When Okta announced that it was acquiring Auth0 yesterday for $6.5 billion, the deal raised eyebrows. After all, it’s a substantial amount of money for one identity and access management (IAM) company to pay to buy another, similar entity. But the deal ultima…

Data is the world's most valuable (and vulnerable) resource: Kara Nortman


I believe generational startups will be created from 2020's reckoning with cybersecurity, just as they’ve been created coming out of market disruptions in the past.

Asynchronous video startup Weet just launched to cement bonds, and know-how, within companies: Connie Loizos


For founder Najette Fellache, coming to the Bay Area a few years ago from Nantes, France was a way to grow a company she’d founded and which was already was beginning to count major U.S. corporations like GE, Tesla, Amazon, and Medtronics as customers. What t…

Flourish, a startup that aims to help banks engage and retain customers, raises $1.5M: Mary Ann Azevedo


It’s not uncommon these days to hear of U.S.-based investors backing Latin American startups. But it’s not every day that we hear of Latin American VCs investing in U.S.-based startups. Berkeley-based fintech Flourish has raised $1.5 million in a funding roun…

Inside Workvivo’s plans to take on Microsoft in the employee experience space: Mary Ann Azevedo


Maintaining company culture when the majority of staff is working remotely is a challenge for every organization — big and small. This was an issue, even before COVID. But it’s become an even bigger problem with so many employees working from home. Employers …

Will moving, 'spacial video' start to eat into square-box Zoom calls? SpatialChat thinks so: Mike Butcher


With most of us locked into a square video box on platforms like Zoom, the desire to break away and perhaps wander around a virtual space is strong. These new ways of presenting people – as small circles of videos placed in a virtual space where they can move…

Coursera is planning to file to go public tomorrow: Natasha Mascarenhas


Coursera, an online education platform that has seen its business grow amid the coronavirus pandemic, is planning to file paperwork tomorrow for its initial public offering, sources familiar with the matter say. The company has been talking to underwriters si…

Whatnot raises $20M for its live streaming platform built for selling Pokémon cards and other collectibles: Greg Kumparak


When I first wrote about Whatnot in February of last year, they were just getting started. Aiming to be the GOAT of collectible toys, they were focusing first on being the go-to trusted spot for buying and selling authenticated Funko Pop figurines. A few mont…

Stream raises $38M as its chat and activity feed APIs power communications for 1B users: Ingrid Lunden


A lot of our communication these days with each other is digital, and today one of the companies enabling that — with APIs to build chat experiences into apps — is announcing a round of funding on the back of some very strong growth. Stream, which lets develo…


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