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. I also tweet.
- This week, the week of October 18, 2021, kicked off with a mixed markets picture. Asian stocks were mixed, down in Europe and set to fall in the United States. China remains a concern.
- There are hardware events this week from Apple, Samsung and Google. Along with earnings from Netflix, IBM and Qualtrics.
- Amazon is in hot water with American regulators, China may force its tech giants to allow for cross-platform search and Facebook wants to hire lots of Europeans.
- From startup-land, Enpal landed a huge dollop of cash for its solar work, while OfficeRnD made bets on a hybrid working future. Notes to come shortly on the Expensify IPO filing.