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Equity podcast: Uber’s board mess, the Angry Birds IPO, and MongoDB files to go public

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s running attempt to make venture capital cool, despite the best efforts of the industry in question to fight back. Each week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself — Alex Wilhelm — try to de-obfuscate the opaque and arcane world of startup finance with the help of someone from the industry. This week, Trinity… Read ...

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Hands on with Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone

 It’s a pretty captivating pitch: Andy Rubin, one of the guys who founded Android (and who lead the project within Google for 8 years!) has a new company… and he’s building an Android phone. The “Essential Phone”, as it’s known. I’ve been carrying around an Essential Phone for a few days now. Here’s what I think so far. (I’m considering ...

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Watch the Australia Post Regional Pitch Finals right here, right now

 It was only a year ago that Di Somrville held the first Regional Pitchfest in the can’t-be-really-named-but-is-really-named town of Wagga Wagga. At the time, the event founder and entrepreneurially minded Somerville had no idea that the eyes of Australia Post were on her, and eager to help grow the pitch competition into a national event. Now, only a year later, ...

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Travis Kalanick strikes back against Benchmark lawsuit, calling it a ‘public and personal attack’

 Uber co-founder, former CEO and current board member Travis Kalanick fired back at Benchmark Capital in legal documents filed Thursday, arguing that the venture capital firm’s lawsuit was initiated “as part of its public and personal attack” on him. The legal filing, first spotted by Axios, also posits that Benchmark’s claims are subject to mandatory arbitration, and… Read More

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