Equity transcribed: Funding news round-up, a16z’s future, an upcoming IPO and more Lyft

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. Here we put the words of our wildly popular venture capital podcast, Equity, into Extra Crunch members’ eyes instead of their ears. This week, TechCrunch’s Kate Clark and Crunchbase News’s Alex Wilhelm get rapid-fire on funding news from around the way. And because they both talk so fast, they got a lot in.

In case you hadn’t heard, Andreessen Horowitz relinquished its status as a venture capital firm and registered all 150 of its employees as financial advisors. Kate and Alex dug in a bit more about that story. And who is sick of hearing about Lyft’s IPO? Nobody? Great. Because they talked about that and the implications of Uber’s imminent journey into the land of the public.

And finally, the Midas List. Does it matter? Why are we talking about it? Why do lists exist? Who’s on top? Who’s not? Who’s sad? Who cares? And more questions left unanswered.

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Kate Clark: Hello, welcome back to Equity. I’m TechCrunch’s Kate Clark and I’m joined again this week with Crunch Base News’ Alex Wilhelm.

Alex Wilhelm: Hello Kate. Good to be back in the studio.

Kate Clark: Welcome back. It’s just Alex and I this week and we have a lot of news to get through. So we’re just gonna start off by doing a rapid-fire overview of some of the stuff we’re not going to go as deep on. Alex, start us off with Affirm.