Equity

Equity

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Equity is TechCrunch’s weekly podcast focused on all things money when it comes to startups.
Uber’s board mess, the Angry Birds IPO, and MongoDB files to go public
Aug 18 • 33 min
Each week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself — Alex Wilhelm — try to de-obfuscate the opaque and arcane world of startup finance with the help of someone from the industry. This week, Trinity Ventures’ Dan Scholnick was in the studio to assist us. And…
Benchmark sues Kalanick, and what’s next for IPOs after Snap and Blue Apron’s very bad day
Aug 11 • 32 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s weekly venture-themed podcast where we dive into the numbers behind the noise. Forget the summer lull, friends. This week was packed-full of news that broke right up until the very last minute. Matthew Lynley…
Tesla rides high, Apple inches toward $1 trillion, and Redfin surges
Aug 4 • 31 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-themed podcast where we walk through the numbers driving Silicon Valley each and every week. This episode, Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm were joined by NEA partner Rick Yang to…
Facebook good, everyone else bad
Jul 28 • 28 min
This week we had the full crew on deck, including Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself — Alex! — to dive into the biggest news of the week. We weren’t alone, thankfully, as Maveron general partner Rebecca Kaden joined us in the studio to mull over the…
Roku’s IPO, Netflix’s momentum and Shyp layoffs
Jul 21 • 20 min
Cord-cutting was a theme of the latest Equity episode. We were joined by Bloomberg Beta’s Roy Bahat and TechCrunch’s Silicon Valley editor Connie Loizos joined the crew this week. We talked about Roku’s upcoming IPO and Netflix’s earnings. We also talked…
Snap reaches new low, and Uber cries uncle in Russia
Jul 14 • 27 min
Snap’s share price has fallen dramatically in recent weeks, adding to its woes sourced from a lackluster Q1 earnings report. Snap now trades below its IPO price. Its declines are worrisome for other unicorns looking to defend private valuations in the…
500 Startups scandals, disappointing IPOs, and the end of Jawbone
Jul 7 • 23 min
We kicked off with a deep dive into the continuing venture capital harassment scandal, which has already brought down one firm, led to a number of smashed reputations, and most recently led to dramatic shakeups at 500 Startups. We also touched on this…
Sexual harassment takes down Binary Capital and Blue Apron’s lackluster IPO
Jun 30 • 28 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s recurring venture capital-focused podcast that, against odds laid by its arcane subject matter, is still on the air. This week was a corker. To help out our regular contingent Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof and…
Too much damn Uber news and Jeff Bezos buys a grocery chain
Jun 23 • 26 min
This week we hit on three core topics: Uber’s turmoil, Amazon’s epic M&A moves, and Slack’s appetite for more cash
An Equity Shot: Unpacking the Amazon-Whole Foods deal
Jun 16 • 22 min
We’ve got an Equity Shot for you, an irregular extra hit from the Equity podcast crew. Today the big news is the potential Amazon-Whole Foods deal, which has led to rampant media speculation, depressed grocery stocks around the nation and allegations of…
Uber’s shakeup and Pandora’s new tune
Jun 16 • 29 min
This week, the Equity crew was lucky enough to have Charles Hudson join our little crew. Hudson is both a managing partner at Precursor and a venture partner at SoftTech. The week was busy. We started with a quick unpacking of the Uber situation,…
Pinterest’s path to IPO, and Snap tries to buy a future
Jun 9 • 32 min
Our little quorum this week, which included Indy Guha from Bain Capital Ventures, dove into critical stories, including Pinterest’s new capital event which saw the firm bring in a comparatively modest sum for a comparatively modest valuation bump; Snap’s…
Blue Apron files for IPO and Uber tells us how much money they’re losing
Jun 2 • 30 min
This week the News Gods disbursed unto the crew a juicy morsel: Blue Apron filed to go public minutes before we sat down to chew over what’s been happening. As you can imagine, it took up a chunk of our time. But no episode of Equity is complete without…
The largest tech fund in history, and where are the IPOs?
May 26 • 27 min
This week we take a dive into IPOs, what constitutes a good pop and who might be next. We also drilled into the massive new Softbank fund and what it might mean for tech rounds both big, and small. Oh, and Peloton remains something that we can’t get…
Instagram copies Snap again and Greycroft’s Ellie Wheeler on cybersecurity and self-driving cars
May 19 • 26 min
This week we pulled off our very first live episode, taping the session during the last day of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017. For our inaugural public show, Ellie Wheeler of Greycroft joined our merry band of nerds: Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex…
Where did Snap’s market cap go, and why does Josh Elman like grammar?
May 12 • 30 min
We talk Snap’s dramatic share price decline following its first-quarter earnings. The report, its first as a public company, missed on revenue, profit, and active users. And we hit on the rest of the week’s troubled waters, detailing what happened to…
Sequoia’s Roelof Botha on why he’s still bullish on Tesla
May 5 • 31 min
Celebrating the continuing earnings fête thrown by the various public tech companies, we dug into Tesla’s results and ensuing (modest) correction, Facebook’s big quarter and its rivalry with Snap, Square’s own financial tally, and recent IPOs Cloudera —…
Earnings clown car and the profitable-ish Dropbox with Hunter Walk
Apr 28 • 31 min
This week has been a delightful clown car of technology earnings, so we dove into Twitter’s surprisingly strong report that drove its share price higher, Alphabet’s results — largely from a Google-focused perspective — Amazon’s stellar cloud incomes, and…
Uber’s losses, Cloudera’s IPO, and the market’s tight squeeze on Juicero
Apr 21 • 28 min
This episode Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself were joined by Ethan Kurzweil of Bessemer Venture Partners for a lively-as-heck conversation covering the biggest financial news of the week. First up was Uber’s newly disclosed financials. The company…
Capital in, capital out, and Arlan Hamilton’s venture thesis
Apr 14 • 23 min
This week we discussed the interesting and slightly disappointing $630 million RetailMeNot acquisition, Yext’s above-range IPO pricing and strong first day’s trading, what’s going on in global venture capital, and the investing thesis of Arlan Hamilton…
Lyft’s new anti-Uber warchest, and Gene Munster on IPOs and Apple
Apr 7 • 24 min
With analyst-turned-VC Gene Munster we dug into Lyft’s new half-billion dollar fundraise and what light it may shed on Uber’s valuation, spent just enough time to properly vet the current crop of tech IPOs and, of course, talked through what’s new at…
Average Revenue Per Dog
Mar 31 • 23 min
This week we discussed the massive Dropbox debt facility (and its historical echoes), the rough situation at Munchery, and the M&A market including Katie’s scoop on the Rover-Dogvacay tie-up, and all things Amazon. It was a fun episode, so subscribe, pour…
Apple and Amazon buy more companies, and Uber’s unfortunate saga
Mar 24 • 25 min
Hear what the latest Apple and Amazon acquisitions mean for tech M&A, how the Uber scandals will impact its business, and what one of the industry’s top LPs thinks of the state of venture capital right now.
The return of IPOs and Tesla’s billion-dollar bet
Mar 17 • 24 min
Tesla raises another $1 billion, IPOs are back and what’s the deal with M&A? On our debut episode of “Equity,” hosts Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm chat with investor and SaaStr founder Jason Lemkin about the week’s news and venture trends.
Equity Teaser
Mar 14 • 0 min
Equity is TechCrunch’s weekly podcast focused on all things money when it comes to startups. Massive rounds, notable acquisitions, and credulity-stretching IPOs are the fodder for hosts Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm. They’ll help everyone…