Hey and welcome again to Equity, TechCrunch’s enterprise capital-focused podcast the place we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
That is Fairness Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the newest personal market information, talks in regards to the coming week, digs into some latest funding rounds and mulls over a bigger theme or narrative from the personal markets. You’ll be able to comply with the present on Twitter here and myself here.
It was a busy weekend for everybody, no matter whether or not you have been watching the know-how, what Branson was as much as, or the footie. I gained’t take sides on the match, however I’ll say that it was gripping unto the very finish and an amazing instance of sport. Now, the information:
- Microsoft is alleged to be hunting up the purchase of RiskIQ, a cybersecurity agency. The deal is reported to be price round $500 million.
- And this weekend, Twitter started to adapt with new rules in India, strikes that come after it misplaced some authorized protections throughout a scrap with the Indian authorities.
- China’s tech market has been busy: Information is out concerning ByteDance’s IPO delay, Tencent is being forced to drop some music label exclusivity, and the Chinese language authorities just lately blocked a merger of streaming giants in the country.
- There’s large information out from Flipkart this morning, due to its latest and big new funding spherical price $3.6 billion.
- And returning to the cybersecurity theme from earlier, startups in the sector are having a lovely time raising capital in recent months, it seems.
And don’t neglect that earnings season is simply across the nook. It’s a reasonably vital cycle. Why? As a result of startup valuations are sizzling, and will take a success if earnings come up brief. And the IPO market is fairly freaking energetic; poor earnings from main tech firms may crimp exit-prices for mature startups.
Okay! Speak to you on Wednesday!