Equity Monday: Big iPads and Ballmer-era Google

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 private market news, talks 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.

First, happy belated birthday to Chris Gates, one of the founding members of the show. His birthday was yesterday, and while he’s on vacation for two weeks, we still wanted to give him a shoutout. Chris is a very good person, a good friend, a good father, a good partner. He’s kind, supportive, and hilarious. And he has a very good beard.

But Equity waits for no single person, regardless of their merit, so on we went! Here’s today’s show:

The Equity crew is back on Wednesday for our deep dive, this week focusing on the creator economy which should be good fun. Chat then!

Equity drops every Monday at 7:00 a.m. PST, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:00 a.m. PST, so subscribe to us on Apple PodcastsOvercastSpotify and all the casts!