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Alex Wilhelm

San Francisco
As seen in: The Next Web, TechCrunch
Covers:  windows, acquisitions, microsoft, earnings, policy, startups, funding, technology
Doesn't Cover: apple

Editor in Chief at @Mattermark. Previously: @TechCrunch, @TheNextWeb. I think you rock. Alex.Wilhelm [at]

Taking A Second Look At Lyft's Leaked Financials — Editor's Morning Note: Today we're digging into Lyft's recently leaked financial performance. This is the moment to make a pun about checking under Lyft's hood, but we won't stoop to such lows. Yesterday, Bloomberg and Business Insider published reports detailing the recent financial performance of Lyft, a popular car service that competes with Uber in the United States.

Editor's Morning Note: Reticulated Sp(Line)s — Following tales of certain doom the Nasdaq is up over a point today, pushing it comfortably above the 4,600 mark. Barring something tectonic, the short-term Brexit impact on American public tech companies appears to be over. As noted during the downswing, the Nasdaq didn't test year-to-date lows following Brexit, let alone anything approaching a 52 week nadir.

Here’s What One Hot YC Startup Learned Raising A $1.4M Seed Round — tl;dr: Raising early-stage capital today is more challenging than you might expect, even with traction, hype, and a strong pedigree. Truebill, a graduate of the most recent Y Combinator class, recently raised $1.4 million in seed capital, bringing its total funding to $1.75 million.

Editor's Morning Note: What's The Opposite Of A Party? — It's Monday, the markets are down, it's probably raining in London, and no one knows what's coming next in the worlds of startups and finance. Welcome back to the work week. Leading into the weekend the news was all Twilio, and all Brexit.

Editor's Morning Note: And Blah Go The Markets — What a difference a few hours can make. Following an up day in the local markets and a strong performance by Twilio in its public offering, the world was thrown into turmoil as the Brexit vote went unexpectedly in favor of Leave.

Editor's Morning Note: Houston, We Have Unicorn Liftoff — Twilio opened at $23.99 today, 60 percent over its above-range $15 per-share price set following its roadshow. The telecom API provider raised $150 million selling 10 million shares, not including the potential for an underwriter exercise on 1.5 million more. The company's IPO price set its value around $200 million higher than its final private valuation.

Twilio Prices At $15, Ahead Of Expectations — In the pre-Twilio era, only dogs were allowed to use telecom services. Twilio priced its IPO at $15 per share this evening, ahead of its initially proposed range of $12 to $14 per share. The price point itself, and that the company ended with a higher-than-range figure were both unsurprising.

Editor's Morning Note: Looking For Sun Under The Hood Of The Tesla-SolarCity Deal — A Tesla Model S poses in front of the tail-end of a non-margin contributive former unicorn's death arc. It's a delightful morning if you don't own shares in Tesla. The major indices are up, the sun is out, and Elon Musk's car company is off around eight percent.

Editor's Morning Note: Charting American Venture Capital — It's a perfect morning for charts, so let's make sure to consume our daily nerd vitamins. Today we are taking a quick look at the venture capital market for United States-based startups, and at a set of sequential failures that help explain how fads boom and bust inside the startup scene.

Editor's Morning Note: It's Twilio's Week, And We're Just Living In It — As it's Monday morning you get bonus points in my books for just making it into the office. Especially if you are a fan of what turned out to be the second-best team in the NBA. Today in our quick time together, we're looking at early indicators for the upcoming Twilio IPO, tech M&A, and the all-new Worst Thing On The Internet.
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Jul 22, 2016

RT @GrimKim: When our interview ran over and Slayer's PR came in to grab Tom, he said, "No! I'm enjoying myself, we're having a great conversation." πŸ™πŸΌ

Jul 22, 2016

@rondata yeah! That's what I learned today. Amazing how such things can persist over time.

Jul 22, 2016

RT @MonikaBauerlein: Kaine started out as a journalism major "but soon switched because he found journalists to be "a very cynical lot." 

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