Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, the crew — Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm — were joined by David Pakman, a partner at Venrock, who helped us dig through the news. And news there was. We first dug into the big Musical.ly deal, working to understand why the company was worth as much as its rumored price tag purports.
Morning Report: An anticipated IPO took off this morning. Let’s check in on how it’s done so far. This morning, Stitch Fix started to trade as a public company. The firm opened at $16.90, ahead of its IPO price. As of the time of writing, the firm is worth $17.42 per share, up 16 percent from its initial value. Stitch Fix sold 8 million shares at $15 per share in its IPO. The firm had initially set a range up to $20 per share for its equity, with an initial run of 10 million shares to be sold.
Morning Report: TransferWise posts quickly expanding revenue and something that looks like profit. Let’s explore. When the correction inevitably comes, it seems that at least one yet-private unicorn won’t instantly vaporize. TransferWise, a London-based money-transfer startup, had its recent financial performance reported by Bloomberg, yielding a host of new details.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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