Equity Monday: IPO delays and mega-deals kickstart the week

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here — and don’t forget to check out last Thursday’s episode that dug into the impact of celebrity endorsement, and investment.

This morning we had a lot to get through, so here are the headlines:

We didn’t get to the Google story or the huge hack news. So, there’s more to read if you are so inclined.

And that is the show! Hugs and good vibes from the Equity crew!

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