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Startups Weekly: Lessons from a failed founder

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I sat down with Menlo Ventures partner Shawn Carolan this week to talk about his early investment in Uber. Menlo, if you remember, led Uber’s
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Equity Shot: A deep dive into the Uber S-1

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 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. It’s time for another Equity Shot, a
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Travel activities platform Klook raises $225M led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund

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We recently noted that SoftBank’s Vision Fund has stepped up its deal-making in Asia this year, and today it added a new company to its
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Grab plans to raise $2B more this year to fund an acquisition spree in Southeast Asia

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Always be raisin’. That appears to be the motto of Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing companies Grab and Go-Jek. Fresh from closing a near-$1.5 billion raise from
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Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

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One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite.
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Indonesia’s Kargo comes out of stealth with $7.6M from Travis Kalanick, Sequoia and others

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Travis Kalanick may be busy cooking up a cloud kitchen business, but that hasn’t stopped the former Uber CEO’s VC fund from making its first
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India’s Ola spins out a dedicated EV business — and it just raised $56M from investors

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Ola, Uber’s key rival in India, is doubling down on electric vehicles after it span out a dedicated business, which has pulled in $56 million