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Your funding spherical isn’t particular, however you could be

Whats up and welcome again to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, the place we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

For this week’s deep dive, Alex and Natasha and Danny determined it was time to talk about funding rounds. Yep, everybody’s favourite subject, simply in time for the return of our fantastic producer Chris.

To assist us navigate these specific waters, we had our pal and pleasant competitor Alex Konrad on the present. Konrad is a senior editor over at Forbes, and a part of the founding duo behind the Midas Touch newsletter. We like him — and his pet!

With 4 of us across the Zoom desk, right here’s what we acquired into:

  • An outline of the enterprise capital market in Q2. You possibly can learn TechCrunch’s protection of the worldwide numbers right here, and our additional exploration of the U.S. market right here. TechCrunch has extra approaching the matter, so keep tuned.
  • Whereas the present consists of the staggering statistics on the present funding frenzy, we quickly broadened the dialog to why all of it issues.
  • Take into account this a peek into the reporter’s pocket book! We spoke concerning the provide and demand for overlaying funding rounds, the imbalance in who receives what cash, and the way an general reader and author numbness to that $2 million pre-seed impacts the headlines.
  • Which landed us into our ultimate part: stand out within the general deluge of funding rounds. Right here all of us had a take, as a result of all reporters discover various things attention-grabbing. Right here we reply questions on what metrics to concentrate to, be greater than a quantity in your pitch, and the worth of speaking about subjects apart from your startup’s success.

Thanks once more to Alex Okay. for becoming a member of the present! Discover him on Twitter and check out his work at Forbes.

Chat with everybody on Friday, a present that’s already coming collectively to be a scorcher. A bit just like the climate. Besides in San Francisco. Natasha is chilly!

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