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.
- Taking a look around the world, stocks were largely higher in Asia and Europe and are looking somewhat mixed in the United States. There are a host of technology earnings coming this week, mind.
- Facebook is taking all sorts of incoming fire from media reporting on a trove of documents that a whistleblower leaked. The company is not having a good month, let alone quarter, from a PR perspective. It reports earnings later today. Here’s The New York Times piece we noted, the Bloomberg article, the CNN piece and the Verge entry.
- The PayPal-Pinterest deal is done for now. PayPal said so this morning. Its shares are up, while Pinterest shares are sharply lower.
- And from startup-land: Routine is a new app that looks slick, Billie raised $100 million, Tier raised a huge bloc of cash and Groww just tripled its valuation.
It’s going to be a busy one, so strap in and get hyped because it is earnings week.