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Equity is TechCrunch’s weekly podcast focused on all things money when it comes to startups.
SoftBank’s debt, Ford buys Spin, and Chinese coffee is huge money
Nov 9 • 29 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a blast. Connie and I were in the studio with our guest, True Ventures’s Tony Conrad, while Danny repped the…
Fortnite’s funding royale, China struggles, and Coinbase gets a boost to $8 billion
Nov 2 • 31 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, we missed Alex Wilhelm, who was sunning himself somewhere (vitamin D deficit), but we had a rollicking time…
Market turmoil, billion dollar funds, and the Qualtrics IPO
Oct 26 • 26 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the normal band was together, with Connie Loizos, Danny Crichton, and myself on hand along with IVP investor Jules…
Twilio shops, Uber and Lyft IPO scuttlebutt, and Instacart raises $600M
Oct 19 • 29 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the Three Excellent Friends (Connie Loizos, Danny Chrichton, and Alex Wilhelm) on hand to kick things about…
Blood capital and gobs of cash for WeWork, smiles, and vegetables
Oct 12 • 34 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had a good crew on the show. We had Connie Loizos and Danny Crichton from TechCrunch, I scampered over from the…
Elon’s sick burn, Coinbase funding rumors, and VC hiring trends
Oct 5 • 27 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a treat. We had Danny Crichton in the studio. We had Connie Loizos in the studio. I was in the studio. And our…
SoftBank pays big, SurveyMonkey goes public and JUUL’s next step
Sep 28 • 34 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week on Equity, the gang was back together. We had the ever-excellent Connie Loizos on hand, along with TechCrunch’s…
Eventbrite goes public, and everyone else is raising hella money
Sep 21 • 17 min
This week we worked with an (excellent) skeleton crew. Our own Connie Loizos held down the fort with a guest that knew quite a lot: March Capital’s Jamie Montgomery. There was a healthy blizzard of news to get through, so Connie and Jamie plowed ahead.
Crypto’s second bubble, Juul has 60 days and three Chinese IPOs
Sep 14 • 27 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. After a long run of having guests climb aboard each week, we took a pause on that front, bringing together three of our…
Live from Disrupt SF: Peak Valley Edition
Sep 7 • 28 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was incredibly fun. We recorded live from the first floor of TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF confab, putting us right in the…
Tesla’s drama, China-based companies are listing in the U.S., and SurveyMonkey is (finally) going public
Aug 31 • 27 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Zoox loses its CEO, Eventbrite is going public, and megarounds for Slack, One Medical, and Getaround
Aug 24 • 26 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had a full house which was super great. TechCrunch’s Connie Loizos and Sarah Buhr held down the fort in San…
Taking Tesla Private, WeWork And Uber Earnings, And What Happened To Crypto
Aug 17 • 33 min
Production note: Alex’s mic was a bit whack until the 16-minute mark. Please forgive the issue, we noticed and fixed it as fast as we could. Hugs and love! Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the…
Slack raises, Dropbox and Snap report earnings, and Magic Leap is real
Aug 10 • 37 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm were joined by 500 Startups CEO Christine Tsai for what turned out to be a super…
Cisco buys Duo, Brandless raises $240M, and Apple broaches $1T
Aug 3 • 33 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week TechCrunch’s Matthew Lynley and Crunchbase News’s Alex Wilhelm were joined by Jyoti Bansal, the founder of…
Facebook’s debacle, $100M rounds, and Slack links up with Atlassian
Jul 27 • 33 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This was one hell of a week. Happily, we had our own Connie Loizos, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm on hand, along with…
Zoox’s fresh $500M, how to spend $6.3B and Microsoft’s fine fiscal year
Jul 20 • 34 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had another full house which made for a good time. Our own Connie Loizos, Matthew Lynley and I were joined by…
Uber gets into scooters, every VC is raising, and why private equity loves SaaS
Jul 13 • 34 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the full crew in the studio along with a friend. The excellent Connie Loizos hosted, and Matthew Lynley and I…
Lyft goes biking, Airbnb is going public (eventually), big money for software robots, and Juul
Jul 6 • 33 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we were back in the studio with Connie Loizos and myself hanging out with Jai Das, a managing director at Sapphire…
Bird and Lyft raise $900M, a16z launches a crypto fund, and $6B more for Sequoia
Jun 29 • 31 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Connie Loizos and I were joined by Norwest’s Scott Beechuk. Sadly, Matthew Lynley was reading slam poetry to…
Twitter buys a startup to battle harassment, e-cigs are booming, and a meditation app is worth $250M
Jun 22 • 23 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week TechCrunch’s Silicon Valley Editor Connie Loizos and I jammed out on a couple topics as Alex Wilhelm was out…
Scooters go mad, Opendoor wants to buy your house, and Meituan’s IPO
Jun 15 • 28 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was something of a first for the crew, twice. First, we had two guests on the show, and, also, we only made it…
GitHub’s epic exit, Domo’s dicey math, and Dataminr’s big raise
Jun 8 • 31 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This time ’round we had Connie and Alex on hand with Brian Ascher, a longtime partner with Venrock down in Palo Alto, Ca. It…
More funding for scooters, Cruise gets a boost, and Chinese IPOs
Jun 1 • 33 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was fun. Back in the studio, Connie Loizos, Matthew Lynley, your humble servant, and Ramneek Gupta, managing…
Rover’s epic raise, Uber’s Q1 results, and a trio of IPO’s
May 25 • 32 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Circle raises $110, VCs hunt liquidity, and the Vision Fund’s possible twin
May 18 • 29 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today Matthew Lynley, Connie Loizos and I were joined by Semil Shah, the founder of seed-stage fund Haystack and venture…
Robinhood raises, Flipkart exits, and MoviePass is running out of cash
May 11 • 29 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-themed podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Matthew Lynley, Connie Loizos and myself were joined by Villi Iltchev, a partner at August Capital.
Tesla, Apple, Spotify earnings and the DocuSign, Smartsheet IPO Recap
May 4 • 26 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Everyone beats earnings, racing to $1 trillion, and Square goes shopping
Apr 27 • 28 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Coinbase buys a startup, Discord’s a unicorn and Netflix soars
Apr 20 • 33 min
This week TechCrunch’s Katie Roof and Crunchbase News’s Alex Wilhelm sat down with Science Inc’s Michael Jones to dig through the latest in the world of technology and money. And goddamn was there some stuff to get through.
VCs are hungry for Instacart, big money for bikes and a slew of enterprise IPOs
Apr 13 • 33 min
This week was a damn corker. Instacart is fighting back! Zuora went public and it went well! There were other IPOs! Uber loves bikes! And what is #AllRaise? We happily had a good crew on hand to sift through the mix, including Katie Roof, myself, and Kara…
Spotify steadies, DocuSign’s big year, and scooters are the new blockchain
Apr 6 • 27 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof and I were joined by David Welsh, part of KKR’s growth equity shop. (His formal title: Member and Head of…
Equity Shot | Spotify
Apr 3 • 19 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm were joined by David Golden who Managing Partner at Revolution to talk about Spotify’s…
DocuSign files, IPOs pile up, Dropbox soars and the markets gyrate
Mar 30 • 26 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm were joined by Byron Deeter of Bessemer Venture Partners, who was an excellent selection…
Equity Shot | Dropbox goes public and who’s looking in the IPO window
Mar 23 • 18 min
Welcome to the Dropbox Equity Shot! Today Katie Roof sat down with Eric Kim, who wrote the Dropbox research report for Goodwater capital. Eric breaks down the Dropbox IPO and looks ahead to the IPOs coming down the pipeline, explaining along the way how…
Facebook says “oops” and Dropbox with a wave of enterprise IPOs
Mar 23 • 37 min
Welcome to “Equity,” TechCrunch’s venture capital and tech business podcast. For this week, we talked about the wave of enterprise IPOs. And we were joined by Dharmesh Thakker, a general partner at Battery Ventures. He was the perfect guest because he…
Theranos’s reckoning, BroadQual’s stunning conclusion and Lyft’s platform ambitions
Mar 16 • 33 min
Magic Leap gets $461M more, Travis goes VC, and HQ Trivia scales up
Mar 8 • 34 min
Spotify’s anti-IPO, Dropbox’s going public, Amazon’s $1B doorbell; and more money for DoorDash
Mar 2 • 36 min
We had the full crew on hand this week with Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof, and myself, along with Mar Hershenson from Pear Ventures who stepped into the guest chair. It was a damn busy week, with news raining down from the skies. We had to pick the best, so…
Equity Shot: Dropbox is going public, and Aaron Levie has some advice
Feb 23 • 18 min
At long last, after many predictions and even a private filing, Dropbox dropped its S-1 today. The filing marks the public beginning of the end of Dropbox’s life as a private company. Dropbox is going public! To mark the occasion, Katie Roof and Alex…
Roku’s reckoning, Snap’s huge CEO payout, Airbnb goes upscale and a big NYC acquisition
Feb 23 • 30 min
This week the full gang was in town, with Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm all back in the podcast studio. The trio was joined by Hilary Gosher, a managing director at Insight Venture Partners who helped dig through the news.
Uber’s losing billions, Amazon lays off hundreds and somehow Instacart gets more money
Feb 16 • 24 min
Welcome to “Equity,” TechCrunch’s venture capital and tech business podcast. On this week, we were joined by Mike Ghaffary from Social Capital, who was the perfect guest because he used to run Eat24, when it was Yelp’s food delivery business. Food…
Equity Shot: Twitter and Snap’s surprising, synchronized social success
Feb 9 • 13 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Live from SaaStr: The market loses its mind, bitcoin tanks, and when will Slack go public
Feb 8 • 27 min
This week was a treat. Not only did venture capitalist Annie Lamont join our own Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm, we also recorded this episode live at SaaStr, a yearly SaaS-focused confab in San Francisco. Happily for us, though not happily…
Dog-walking startup gets $300M, Airbnb isn’t going public and Amazon is fine
Feb 2 • 31 min
This week Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm were joined by General Catalyst’s Steve Herrod, who helped us dig through the week’s biggest news.
Netflix soars, Twitter loses a big bird, Lyft isn’t woke and more ICOs
Jan 26 • 29 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Dropbox and Xiaomi want to go public, and how big is Telegram’s ICO?
Jan 19 • 30 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
2017’s top tech acquisitions and what’s in store for 2018
Jan 12 • 26 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Spotify’s impending debut, Uber’s done deal, and Nasdaq 7,000
Jan 5 • 31 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
2017 IPO recap and who will go public in 2018
Dec 29, 2017 • 27 min
This week the crew — Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Barrett Daniels, the CEO of Nextstep Advisory, an IPO shop that helps companies go public. Guess what we talked about? Yes, we went back through the biggest debuts of 2017,…
Stitch Fix tumbles, stocks go crypto, and VCs still love unicorns
Dec 22, 2017 • 28 min
This week we turned our eyes to Stitch Fix’s first-ever earnings report as a public company. As you may recall, we’ve spent time on the Stitch Fix IPO given that it drove a bit of disagreement regarding if, or if not it was a success. The firm’s financial…
Apple’s $400M deals, Target buys a startup and uh-oh net neutrality
Dec 15, 2017 • 28 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Eric Liaw from IVP to dig through the…
Lyft’s driving fast, Blue Apron’s troubles and bitcoin infinity
Dec 8, 2017 • 30 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-themed podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Uber’s big discount, more money for Pokémon, and Jeff Bezos is worth how much?
Dec 1, 2017 • 32 min
This week Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm were joined by Heather Hartnett of Human Ventures. It has been a surprisingly newsy November, so we narrowed ourselves to just a few topics: Uber, Niantic, Meetup, and Jeff Bezos’ checking account.
Stitch Fix and SailPoint get their IPOs done before the turkey dies
Nov 24, 2017 • 20 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Musical.ly, Bumble, SendGrid and not Uber
Nov 17, 2017 • 30 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. And news there was!
An Equity Shot: The Uber-Softbank deal explained
Nov 13, 2017 • 19 min
Hello and welcome to another Equity Shot, a quick-hit episode of our venture-capital themed podcast. (Equity, released every Friday, focuses on the money behind the headlines.)
Roku’s on a tear, and Snap had an awful week
Nov 10, 2017 • 26 min
This week we dove into the earnings reports from Snap and Roku, followed by a quick look at the Chinese companies going public as the year comes to a close.
Apple and Tesla report earnings, and IPOs are back
Nov 3, 2017 • 31 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a treat due to the huge news cycle we were following. So, Katie Roof and I — Alex Wilhelm — brought David Golden…
Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter earnings madness
Oct 27, 2017 • 23 min
This week brought an earnings influx, with Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet, and Twitter reporting today. In order: Amazon beat expectations partially on the strength of AWS, Microsoft beat expectations and reached a cloud milestone early, Alphabet beat…
IPOs for Stitch Fix, MongoDB and SendGrid, and Alphabet’s Lyft investment
Oct 20, 2017 • 35 min
On the latest episode, we were joined by Barry Eggers, co-founder and a general partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. There was a lot of IPO news this week. MongoDB debuted and we saw filings on Thursday for both Stitch Fix and SendGrid. And, of course,…
IPO spree continues and Magic Leap wants $1 billion
Oct 13, 2017 • 30 min
This week had the full crew on deck: Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself — Alex Wilhelm. All that and we were joined by Jeff Grabow, the US venture capital leader at EY. Grabow was a treat to have on, as he has a wealth of knowledge of how companies go…
Uber’s board gets bigger, ForeScout’s security IPO, and venture investment trends
Oct 6, 2017 • 32 min
This week the crew —Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Saar Gur, a general partner at CRV.
Google goes shopping and IPO madness
Sep 29, 2017 • 24 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Equity Live From Disrupt SF: Slack’s Rich, Google Loves Lyft, And Flying Cars For Some Reason
Sep 22, 2017 • 28 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital themed podcast. This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Floodgate’s Mike Maples to dig through the biggest news of the week.
SoFi loses its CEO, big rounds for unicorns, and will this VC buy the iPhone X
Sep 15, 2017 • 30 min
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital themed podcast. This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Accel’s Jake Flomenberg to dig through the biggest news of the week.
An Equity Shot: Equifax Hack
Sep 8, 2017 • 21 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.
Roku is going public, 23andMe raises $200M, and Juicero is dead
Sep 8, 2017 • 27 min
This week Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof, and myself — Alex! — sat down with Micah Rosenbloom, an investor with Founder Collective to sit down and chew over the week’s news.
The Uber Saga, Delayed IPOs And Just What Is An ICO
Sep 1, 2017 • 34 min
This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself — Alex! — were joined by Samuel Angus, a partner on the corporate team of Fenwick and West, where he represents a number of venture-backed firms including Airbnb and Github.
An Equity Shot: Uber’s new CEO
Aug 28, 2017 • 15 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.
Uber grows against all odds, Amazon makes Whole Foods cheaper, and WeWork raises $4.4 billion
Aug 25, 2017 • 31 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.
Uber’s board mess, the Angry Birds IPO, and MongoDB files to go public
Aug 18, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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…