Circle and Footprint’s aborted debuts are the final nail in the SPAC coffin

It would be nice to say that we’ll miss SPACs. But as blank-check companies fade from our view, we have to say we really won’t. Many companies that went public via a SPAC, or special purpose acquisition company, have seen their valuations implode post-combination....

Tech’s growth story shifted this year. How has that impacted transparency?

When Vijay Chattha was building a startup, his competitor was what some would call a media darling. The competition had a good story, which created investor interest. In turn, that interest helped land key customers. And so the cycle repeated. Chattha eventually sold...

Q&A: ‘Better Venture’ authors on why VC has failed to reinvent itself

On Wednesday, Erika Brodnock and Johannes Lenhard published their book, “Better Venture: Improving Diversity, Innovation, and Profitability in Venture Capital and Startups,” which serves as a guide for those looking to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in...