First Mover: As Ethereum Enthusiasm Builds, ‘Bear Case’ Could Still See Prices Double – Nasdaq

First Mover: As Ethereum Enthusiasm Builds, ‘Bear Case’ Could Still See Prices Double  Nasdaq
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Anyone know the procedure and approximate prices for shelf life testing pre packaged food? (UK)

I’m starting a Hot Sauce company and I’m wondering how I can get my sauces tested to calculate the expiry date?

What I imagine happens is that we make a batch, bottle it and send a bottle to somewhere. They give us the expiry date which we then put on the rest of the bottles from that batch.

Is this right? Does anyone have recommendations on where I can get tests?

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Equity Monday: JFrog and Sumo Logic set initial IPO prices amidst wave of interesting private rounds

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here, and myself here, and don’t forget to check out last Friday’s episode.

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48 hours left on early-bird prices to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

We’re just about a month away from launching TC Sessions: Mobility 2020, but you have only 48 hours left to save yourself $ 100 on the price of admission. Join the global mobility community on October 6-8 at the lowest possible price. Snag your pass before the early bird expires on September 4 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT).

You do not want to miss this opportunity-packed conference, especially this year. Why? We’ve added a pitch off! We’re searching for 10 superlative early-stage mobility startups to compete in front of a panel of expert judges on October 5 — the night before the conference begins.

The top five finalists will go on to pitch again the next day on the virtual Main Stage. Want more details? Read all about the pitch-off here. If you prefer the direct approach, apply here before September 15.

Whether you pitch or not, you’ll find plenty of opportunity waiting for you at Mobility 2020. Learn from top industry experts from around the world and stay steps ahead of the trend curve. Take a gander at the agenda, the speakers and the topics they’ll cover.

Expand your network using CrunchMatch, our enhanced AI-powered platform, to find and connect with the people who align with your business interests and goals. Schedule 1:1 video calls and explore partnerships, pitch investors, recruit talent — and get ready to grow your business.

Take a page from the playbooks of your contemporaries in the mobility community.

“The networking at TC Sessions: Mobility is terrific. Our company’s building momentum in the U.S. market, and the opportunity to meet and talk with all the players is very important. The CrunchMatch platform made it easy to connect, and I used it to schedule 22 meetings.”— Melika Jahangiri, vice president at Wunder Mobility.

“TC Sessions is definitely worth your time, especially if you’re an early-stage founder. You get to connect to people in your field and learn from founders who are literally a year into your same journey. Plus, you can meet and talk to the movers and shakers — the people who are making it happen.” — Jens Lehmann, technical lead and product manager, SAP.

Early-bird pricing ends on September 4 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT). You have 48 hours left to buy a pass to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 and save $ 100. Time’s a’wastin, folks!

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Frugal startups should pay attention to how JFrog’s IPO prices

In last week’s IPO wave, one company fell a bit by the wayside amongst filings from better-known companies like Asana and Palantir. JFrog, a company that TechCrunch reported helps allows developers and companies deliver application updates “in the background without disturbing the user experience” when it raised $ 165 million in 2018, is positioned for an exciting debut.

Why? The unicorn — the same 2018 round valued JFrog at around $ 1.2 billion according to PitchBook data — has a unique blend of growth, margins and profitability that should make its pricing cycle incredibly interesting.

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JFrog will give us an insight into how Wall Street will value a fast-growing, managed software company that also doesn’t lose money. It’s not something we see often, and other market hopefuls like the aforementioned Asana and Palantir are far from similar levels of profitability.

Let’s take a quick look at what JFrog would be worth if it were a more normal — read: less profitable — SaaS company, and then ask what it might be worth as a cash-generating, recently profitable concern. The numbers are pretty surprising.


If you want more on the basics of JFrog’s business and why developers and companies care about the company, head here. We’re only doing numbers today.

Back to the basics as a refresher from early last week, here’s what you need to know about JFrog’s business:

  • Revenue grew from $ 63.5 million in 2018 to $ 104.7 million in 2019 and from $ 46.1 million to $ 69.2 million from the first half of 2019 to the first half of 2020. Those gains of 65% and 60.1%, respectively, put JFrog on a comfortable growth pace for a company doing nine-figure revenues.
  • JFrog has lost less money as it has grown. From $ 1.00 per share in 2018 to $ 0.20 per share in 2019, and from $ 0.08 per-share in the first half of 2019 to just $ 0.02 per share in the first half of 2020.
  • JFrog’s gross margins have been 81% or better in every mutliquarter period we have record of.
  • JFrog’s operating cash flow has improved over time as well, rising from +$ 8.6 million in 2018 to $ 10 million in 2019, and from +$ 0.415 million in the first half of 2019 to +$ 5.9 million in the first half of 2020.
  • And, after some quarters of extremely limited losses, JFrog posted its first known (since Q1 2018) GAAP profitable quarter in Q2 2020, generating $ 1.7 million in net income off of revenues of $ 36.4 million in the same period.

Now ask yourself, what is that company worth?

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