WeWork loses its chief communications officer ahead of planned IPO – gpgmail

It could just be a better job offer, but WeWork’s top communications executive, Jennifer Skyler, has announced to her contacts that she is leaving the co-working giant to become the chief corporate affairs officer at American Express later this fall. Skyler joined WeWork four years ago as its first communications hire, after spending three years […]

Y Combinator Demo Day, revenue-based VC funding, Pivotal, Dell, Tumblr, WeWork, and more – gpgmail

Editor’s note Due to bad travel logistics (thanks SFO), I wasn’t able to get the mid-week edition of the Extra Crunch roundup newsletter out. Sorry about that. Instead, here is everything we published this week on Extra Crunch in one fell swoop — and my, we covered a lot of ground. Hope you enjoy some […]

Is Knotel poised to turn WeWork from a Unicorn into an Icarus? – gpgmail

The day of reckoning for the ‘flexible office space as a startup’ is coming, and it’s coming up fast. WeWork’s IPO filing has fired the starting gun on the race to become the game-changer both in the future of property and real estate but also the future of how we live and work. As Churchill […]

Making sense of the WeWork S-1 (or trying to) – gpgmail

Hello and welcome back to Equity, gpgmail’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today is our promised Equity Shot (a short-form, single-topic episode) on the WeWork S-1. You can read Kate’s notes here, or Alex’s here as a place to start. Given that we didn’t know when the WeWork S-1 filing […]

WeWork reveals IPO filing – gpgmail

WeWork, now known as The We Company, released its IPO prospectus Wednesday morning months after filing confidentially to go public. Backed by billions by SoftBank and its mammoth Vision Fund, the exit is expected as soon as next month. The New York-based company, valued at $47 billion earlier this year, has long been rumored to […]