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‘Forget the past three years’

Eugene Zhang, founding partner of Silicon Valley VC firm TSVC Spencer Greene, general partner of TSVC Courtesy: TSVC Eugene Zhang, a veteran Silicon Valley investor, recalls the exact moment the market for young startups peaked this year. The firehose of money from venture capital firms, hedge funds and wealthy families …

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Uber and Lyft stocks had their best week ever

Air travelers wait in the ride share lot near a sign for Uber at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on August 20, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images Shares of gig economy companies Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Airbnb popped this week after the companies posted quarterly …

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Airbnb (ABNB) earnings Q2 2022

Brian Chesky, CEO and Co-founder of Airbnb Mike Segar | Reuters Airbnb beat Wall Street estimates for earnings and posted revenue that was in line with estimates for the second quarter. The company also announced a $2 billion share buyback program. Shares were down about 9% after hours, despite what appeared …

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Amazon’s PR and policy chief Jay Carney leaves to join Airbnb

Senior Vice-President of Worldwide Corporate Affairs at Amazon James Carney speaks with EU officials on February 1, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. Thierry Monasse | Corbis News | Getty Images Airbnb has tapped Jay Carney, Amazon’s top spokesperson, to serve as its new head of policy and communications. Carney will start …

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Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia is stepping down to explore other projects

Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb and chairman of Airbnb.org, during South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, U.S., on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Matthew Busch | Bloomberg | Getty Images Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia announced Thursday he is stepping down from his role at the company to explore other …

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Airbnb makes its party ban permanent

CEO, Co-Founder – Airbnb Brian Chesky attends The Cannes Lions 2016 on June 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Richard Bord/Getty Images) Richard Bord | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Airbnb on Tuesday announced a global ban on parties, following a temporary restriction it put in place two …

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Amazon to shut down Kindle store in China

Amazon Kindle Getty Images Amazon will shut its Kindle ebook store in China next year, marking the latest retreat by a U.S. tech giant in the market. Kindle users in China will no longer be able to purchase new books after the ebook shop closes on June 30, 2023, Amazon …

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European VCs are urging start-ups to cut costs

skaman306 | Moment | Getty Images European venture capitalists are advising start-ups in their portfolios to cut costs and freeze hiring as economists warn that another recession is inevitable. Their counterparts in Silicon Valley are doing the same. Following a bumper 2021 that was full of IPOs and mega funding …

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Start-up investors issue warnings as boom times ‘unambiguously over’

Sean Gladwell | Moment | Getty Images Slow your hiring! Cut back on marketing! Extend your runway! The venture capital missives are back, and they’re coming in hot. With tech stocks cratering through the first five months of 2022 and the Nasdaq on pace for its second-worst quarter since the …

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Sequoia coaches start-ups to cut costs or face a ‘death spiral’

One of Silicon Valley’s most successful venture capital firms doesn’t see the economy bouncing back anytime soon and is warning portfolio companies to tighten their belts in the meantime. In a 52-page presentation seen by CNBC, the Sequoia lays out a litany of risks making it harder for founders to …

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