Hi there and welcome again toÂ Equity, TechCrunchâ€™s enterprise capital-focused podcast, the place we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Earlier than we dive in, donâ€™t neglect that the show is on Twitter now, so observe us there if you wish to see discarded headline concepts, outtakes from the that received lower, and extra. Itâ€™s enjoyable!
Again to activity, pay attention, weâ€™re drained too. However we didnâ€™t let that cease us from packing this weekâ€™s Fairness to the very gills with information and notes and jokes and enjoyable. Hopefully youâ€™ll be able to chuckle together with myself and Natasha and Danny and Chris on the dials as we riffed by way of all of this:
- Journalism, enterprise capitalists, and never being a colossal jerk: Hear in for extra, however thereâ€™s as soon as once more a brouhaha on this planet of expertise twitter and media twitter regarding whether or not journalists ought to write extra optimistic issues about tech corporations (no), and if enterprise capitalists are a bit too thin-skinned for his or her internet value (sure).
- Lemonadeâ€™s IPO went kaboom out of the gate, greater than doubling in worth. However the CEO isnâ€™t too frightened. I spoke with him earlier than we recorded and he was extra involved in getting a bedrock of strong, long-term traders than extracting each potential greenback of their increase. And Lemonade had a bunch of cash already, so it wasnâ€™t an enormous concern.
- We additionally spent a minute on the potential Uber-Postmates deal, thatÂ may get introduced early subsequent week. That or Postmates actually is critical about going public. Weâ€™ll see.
- Subsequent up we needed to discuss Mirror, Lululemon, and whatâ€™s up with dwelling health. Is the development right here to remain? Natasha thinks so, and the remainder of the crew are fairly bullish as properly. Particularly as it isnâ€™t like weâ€™re going to get again to life anytime quickly.
- After that it was time to get to some funding rounds, together with the most recent from Neo.Tax, and a check-in on the early-stage Lessonbee, which sounds actually cool.
- We additionally crammed in a fast phrase on Opposite Capital and startup mafias, the Envision accelerator, Discordâ€™s newest $100 million spherical, and we closed with the Last Luckin Letdown.
Proper, thatâ€™s our ep. Hugs from the group and have a stunning weekend. Youâ€™re all super and we recognize you spending a part of your day with the 4 of us.
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