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More layoffs this week as Ingrid reviews on Primer, an e-commerce infrastructure startup primarily based within the U.Ok. that introduced it could lay off one-third of its workers amid some restructuring to handle present and proposed commerce market situations.
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How to reply when a VC asks about your startup’s valuation
When a VC inevitably asks about your valuation expectations, it’s a trick query: If your response is just too excessive, it’s a purple flag, whereas a lowball determine undervalues the corporate.
“We’re letting the market price this round” is an acceptable reply, however provided that you’ve already gathered substantial information factors from different traders — and might fireplace again with a number of questions of your individual, says Evan Fisher, founding father of Unicorn Capital.
“If that’s all you say, you’re in trouble because it can also be interpreted as ‘we don’t have a clue’ or ‘we’ll take what we’re given,’” mentioned Fisher.
Instead of moving into chilly, he advises founders to pre-pitch traders from their subsequent spherical and use takeaways from these conversations to form present valuations.
In the article, Fisher consists of pattern questions “you will want to ask every VC you speak with,” together with different ideas that can assist “when they pop the valuation question.”
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Big Tech Inc.
We are over right here with our mouths open upon studying that crypto news publication The Block obtained some important — and undisclosed — loans from former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s firm Alameda Research. As a end result, CEO Michael McCaffrey is out and Bobby Moran, the corporate’s chief income officer, takes the position however as Jacquelyn and Alex write, the now battle of curiosity will take a while to restore, if it will probably even be achieved.
As we look ahead to the Federal Trade Commission to ship news of Microsoft’s destiny with Activision, Kyle writes that the cloud companies big acquired a distinct firm, this time Lumenisity, a startup creating high-speed cables for transmitting information.
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