Tag: wework

  • Airbnb, Automattic and Pinterest top rank of most acquisitive unicorns

    Jason Rowley As one would expect, these rankings are somewhat different from the one we did two years ago. Several companies counted back in early March 2017 have since graduated to public markets or have been acquired. Who’s gone? Dropbox, which had acquired 23 companies at the time of our last analysis, went public weeks later […]

  • How business-to-business startups reduce inequality

    Sibjeet Mahapatra Source: Getty Images/MIKIEKWOODS A path to equal opportunity: Turning fixed costs into variable costs What do AWS, WeWork, Stord, Gusto and RocketLawyer have in common? They provide cloud computing services, office space, warehouse storage, payroll management and access to legal templates, respectively — at first glance, not a particularly congruent set of services. But they are alike in the economic […]

  • Why Silicon Valley needs more visas

    Henrique Dubugras Photo courtesy of Flickr/jvoves While it might sound counterintuitive, immigrants create more jobs and make our economy stronger. Research from the National Foundation of American Policy (NFAP) has shown that immigrant-founded billion-dollar companies doubled their number of employees over the past two years. According to the research, “WeWork went from 1,200 to 6,000 […]

  • Foxconn or Foxgone? Tariffs, Wisconsin and iPhone fires

    First some notes on SoftBank’s rumored expansion into China and its weird fund math, then Foxconn and then quick notes on tech depression, Huawei and more. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rough draft of something new — provide your feedback directly to the author (Danny at danny@techcrunch.com) if you like […]

  • In venture capital, its still the age of the unicorn

    Howie Xu At the time, the piece defined a new breed of startup — the $1 billion privately held company. When Lee did her first count, there were 39 “unicorns”; an improbable, but not impossible number.. Today, the once-scarce unicorn has become a global herd with 376 companies on the roster and counting. But the […]

  • WeWork Is About to Start Selling Software

    For as long as WeWork has been selling memberships to its coworking spaces, investors and analysts have quibbled about whether it’s an overvalued real estate company or a misunderstood tech company. Chalk one up for tech: The coworking outfit is about to start selling its first software product. Today, WeWork announced it will acquire a […]