Battery companies are the most recent SPAC target as EVs get a huge regulatory increase

Battery companies are the most recent SPAC target as EVs get a huge regulatory increase

Batteries are the current landing pad for investors. In the past week alone, two companies have actually announced plans to become openly traded business by combining with special purpose acquisition companies. European battery producer FREYR said Friday it would become a publicly traded company through a special function acquisition car with a appraisal at $1.4 billion. Houston-area […] Battery companies are the newest SPAC target as EVs get a substantial regulatory increase …

Schools are closing their doors, however OpenDoor isn’t

Schools are closing their doors, however OpenDoor isn’t

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s endeavor capital-focused podcast(now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headings. This week Natasha Mascarenhas, Danny Crichton and myself hosted a live taping at Disrupt for a digital reception. It was great enjoyable, though obviously we’re anticipating bringing the liveshow back to the conference […]
What did we talk about? And why we have to keep talking about SPACs, which we do not desire to do. The public markets are active and hot, with companies like JFrog and Snowflake going public to great effect. Either way, it was excellent to have Equity back at Disrupt. This week Natasha Mascarenhas, Danny Crichton and myself hosted a live taping at Disrupt for a digital reception….

Kleiner prints gold with Desktop Metal, netting a roughly 10x return

Kleiner prints gold with Desktop Metal, netting a roughly 10x return

Desktop Metal is one of the most interesting start-ups to come out of Boston in some time, with a technology developed to”print metal. “That’s a potentially big growth for the 3D printing market, where versatile polymers are the standard, a material that limits the kinds of items that these makers can produce. Little surprise […]
Let’s take a look at Desktop Metal’s preferred share rate given that its Series A back in 2015. Desktop Metal is valued at $1.83 billion of the overall $2.5 billion SPAC price. It invested in Desktop Metal through its seed program, and likewise did about 43%of the Series A. Given that Desktop Metal is heading to the public markets through a SPAC, all of these financiers have a choice to sell their stakes or hold on to them going forward. If they hold and Desktop Metal performs well, their stakes might increase drastically in value, driving much higher returns….

A faster, much easier, less expensive way of going public

A faster, much easier, less expensive way of going public

Hi and invite back to Equity,
TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast(now on Twitter!), where we unload the numbers behind the headings. This is the 4th episode of the week, pressing our production calendar to the test. Gladly we’ve handled to hold it together amidst the news deluge that the last few days havebrought. It was […]
This is the 4th episode of the week, pressing our production calendar to the test. It was an excellent week for our scheduling change, with the main episode of the program coming to you on Thursday afternoon versus Friday morning. Modification is good. A more youthful, Boston-based unicorn going public in this way is eye capturing! And with that, we’re all going to bed….

With former Misfit founder Sonny Vu at the helm, Arevo raises $25 million for its 3D printing tech

With former Misfit founder Sonny Vu at the helm, Arevo raises $25 million for its 3D printing tech

Sonny Vu, the former creator and chief executive of the wearable innovation business Misfit, has had a hectic summer considering that he was called the brand-new chief executive of 3D printing innovation business Arevo. Vu’s new startup induced a new executive management group, launched a crowdfunding campaign for its 3D-printed Superstrata bicycle and is now […]
With previous Misfit founder Sonny Vu at the helm, Arevo raises $25 million for its 3D printing tech …