Asana raises $50M, Airbnb gets a new CFO, and a 2019 IPO preview

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Asana raises $50M, Airbnb gets a new CFO, and a 2019 IPO preview

Hiya and welcome reduction to Fairness, TechCrunch’s enterprise capital-focused podcast, the build aside we unpack the numbers in the reduction of the headlines.

This week as TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin came to life, Kate Clark and I snagged some mics and dug by the appropriate news of the week (a $50 million take a look at), and talked by who would possibly possibly more than likely well work public next year and what those IPOs would possibly possibly more than likely well appear to be.

Our frequent fare, while it’s doubtless you’ll more than likely. (If you happen to are lacking Danny and Connie, nervousness not, they’re going to be reduction next week.)

This week we hit two news items and one roundup. Right here’s the skinny:

  • Asana raises $50 millionYep, Asana went reduction to the funding successfully this week for its Sequence E, irrespective of having raised a $seventy five million Sequence D earlier this year. The company’s funding poke would possibly possibly more than likely well appear aggressive, but we’re hearing that many startups are seeking to tack on extra cash. Why? Since the market would possibly possibly more than likely well commerce, and so the savvy are stacking chips in case the cashier closes. Oh, and the corporate dropped a huge selection of relative enhance metrics that were, I if truth be told have to recount, spectacular.
  • Airbnb will get a brand new CFO. After its extinct CFO took off, Airbnb’s eventual IPO used to be on indulge in. You would possibly more than likely’t scamper public with out a CFO. Nevertheless now it has one! And which technique that the corporate can finally sell shares on a public change, every time it deigns to sell equity to the hoi polloi. Nevertheless save your checkbook down, because it’s a ways from obvious precisely when Airbnb will pull the trigger and affords us an S-1.
  • Talking of which, let’s talk about decacorn IPOs. No longer my most efficient segue, but it undoubtedly’ll carry out. There are a huge selection of non-public tech companies value $10 billion or more (10x unicorns, or, ahem, decacorns) that will doubtlessly strive to scamper public next year. You would possibly more than likely read about it here, however the gist is that Uber, Lyft, Pinterest and Airbnb have to scamper public, and there’s reason to judge that they’re going to receive out it next year.

All that and we managed to mispronounce “EBITDA” just a few instances.

That’s Fairness for this week. Have a hear and we’ll be reduction in barely seven days!

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