Published On: Mon, Jun 11th, 2018

GitHub’s epic exit, Domo’s dicey math and Dataminr’s large raise

Hello and acquire behind to Equity, TechCrunch’s try capital-focused podcast, where we empty a numbers behind a headlines.

This time ’round we had Connie and Alex on palm with Brian Ascher, a longtime partner with Venrock down in Palo Alto, Calif. It was a surprisingly bustling week, so we had a work cut out for us. Without serve ado:

  • GitHub! The biggest story in tech this week was right adult a alley: Microsoft bought a venture-backed GitHub for $7.5 billion, bringing a large apportionment of a developer universe underneath a auspices. Whether developers want passports to Redmond stays adult for debate, though from a corporate perspective, Microsoft’s pierce has mostly been well-received. The transaction also supposing a outrageous strike for GitHub’s investors, including a16z.
  • Domo! Another tech association is fighting to go public, though this time there’s doubt it can lift it off. Domo’s numbers are a wrong side of rough, with a organisation blazing tectonic amounts of income to grow utterly modestly. If a organisation manages to go public, and soon, it might onslaught to stay alive.
  • Scooters! As per usual, there’s new income issuing into a scooter niche. (Note: Domo is looking to daub the public markets during a time when scooter companies can lift $450 million in dual rounds. Ouch.) We try to find out if Bird and Lime are value a change, as good as because do they need so most cash. We also overwhelmed on a broader crowded non-car, on-demand movement space.
  • Dataminr! Sticking to a mega-round theme, Dataminr’s outrageous lift was ideally timed for this episode, as a guest’s organisation has income in a company. Indeed, with $221 million some-more in a pocket, Dataminr —  that creates clarity of online disharmony for a business — has an epic stake from that to bet.

Here’s a fun question: What will Equity sound like when a marketplace turns and we cover a negligence of try and a application of valuations instead of try acceleration and soaring new post-money figures? All we know currently is that a try universe is investing like that existence is far-off. We’ll see.

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