Good day and welcome again to Equity, TechCrunch’s enterprise capital-focused podcast, the place we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
This week we did one thing enjoyable and completely different and good: a dwell present! variety of individuals got here, and requested questions, and altogether, it was a blast.
Danny, Natasha, and Alex had a stunning time with the common work, whereas Grace and Chris and Kevin made the entire operation operate. We’ll seemingly submit a bonus episode of the Q&A on Saturday if individuals are eager about Fairness After Hours.
That apart, what did we discuss in a longer-than-usual episode? Right here’s the rundown:
- Buzzfeed goes public! Alex wrote concerning the information right here, however the gist is that the media firm is merging with a SPAC, shopping for Complicated, and elevating some capital on the identical time. We now have ideas about it.
- Possibly neobanks will break even? We dug into some fintech information by way of the attitude of some current information from the neobank market.
- MAJORITY raised MONEY for migrants to america, whereas MFast, a Vietnamese monetary companies app, acquired some funding of its personal amid the neobank increase.
- Alex interviewed a number one enterprise capitalist. So, we talked about that.
- What’s occurring with the early-stage enterprise capital market? That’s one thing we tried to parse. The gist is that the rapidly-evolving world of investing in startups is within the midst of some developments which can be value understanding. Even when they’re barely contradictory.
- A16z tripled down on crypto with a brand new $2.2 billion fund, giving it a complete of $18.8 billion in property beneath administration.
- Edtech leaders rallied round a memo of their very own this previous week.
- After which to shut, we raced by way of a few of our current reporting on a brand new fund that can spend money on American navy institute graduates, Figma’s huge new round of capital, and WaitWhat?
It’s all the time enjoyable to mess around with our present, and thanks to everybody who got here out and supported us in our first-ever, however most likely not last-ever, digital dwell present. We’re again to common, nonetheless, beginning Monday.