Venture capitalists react to Visa-Plaid deal meltdown

Congratulations, you’re no longer selling your company for billions of dollars!

As strange as it sounds, that’s the leading perspective from venture capitalists concerning Plaid, now that its much-touted sale to Visa has fallen apart.

The $ 5.3 billion deal would have seen banking API startup Plaid join consumer payments and credit giant Visa. But the American government took a dim view of the deal, and according to Axios reporting, Plaid felt like it could be worth more money in time.

The TechCrunch team has collected views from venture capitalists, analysts and Anshu Sharma, CEO of another API-powered startup and a former VC to get a better view on the perspectives in the market concerning the blockbuster breakup.

From the venture capital side of things, most takes we received were bullish regarding Plaid’s chances now that it’s no longer being taken over by Visa. Amy Cheetham, for example, of Costanoa Ventures, said that the result is “good for the company, ultimately.” She added that Plaid may now see better “talent acquisition,” faster product decisions and a better eventual valuation.

“There is so much left for them to build in fintech infrastructure,” Cheetham said in an email, adding that she sees “Stripe-like scale potential” in Plaid. Stripe is reportedly raising capital at a valuation that could reach $ 100 billion.

Cheetham is not alone in her bullish perspective. Nico Berandi of Animo Ventures wrote to TechCrunch to say that he “still wishes” that his firm had been “around back then to have invested” in Plaid, adding a smiley face at the end of his missive.

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it will be a simple small community app for our future customers and the web and mobile app will be almost identical so that actually mobile app alone seem enough but for more accessibility I want a web app too. and since I'm doing all that my self alone I want maximum recyclability of my codes to minimize the time spent for development and avoid having to learn many different new technologies.

I heard that there's a thing called react native web and that seems perfect for my situation. but on the other hand, since it's not mature enough I might better go for react native for mobile app and and react for web app. I want to hear your opinions. thank you very much for reading.

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I would like to learn a framework/library/whatever to develop web apps. I'm coming from Flutter and I don't know what of them could be easily and simpler to create my MVPs

Could you please give me some advice or tell me your experience?

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