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Weekly Roundup: Travis Kalanick sued by Benchmark, Snap and Blue Apron sink after Q2 earnings

From Ubers former CEO Travis Kalanick getting sued by his companys lynchpin investors at Benchmark to Googles struggles with a recently fired employee over a gender diversity screed that went viral, its been a wild week in tech. Meanwhile, Snap and Blue Apron both reported disappointing earnings something we discuss in this weeks episode of the Equity podcast. From the boardroom to the trading floor, here are the stories that took Silicon Valley by storm this week. This post exists primarily as the Weekly Roundup weekend newsletter. Sign up here…

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Blue Apron falls 9% on fourth day as a public company

Blue Apron sends you the ingredients to help you cook delicious meals, but some investors are considering its shares unsavory. The meal kit delivery company, which went public on theNew YorkStock Exchange last week, has had a rough debut on the stock market. After significantly lowering its IPO price range, the company priced its IPO at $10 per share. The stock closed Wednesday below $9. Most companies go up on the first day of trading because bankers recommend a pop, where they target a share increase of at least 20…

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5 burning questions Blue Aprons IPO is about to answer

Blue Apron will be going public in short order, kicking off the second big major consumer IPO of 2017. Its nowhere near as big as Snap, but the company at the top end of its IPO pricing will be valued at around $3.2 billion as it looks to raise nearly $600 million. The companys IPO comes at an interesting time as we approach the midpoint for 2017, which has seen a big wave of IPOs since Snap went public at the beginning of the year. But since Snap went public,…

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