Divining the future of VC, saying goodbye to Danny

Hello and welcome back to Equity.

This is a special, if somewhat bittersweet episode. It marks the final official podcast with our own Danny Crichton, who is off to other pastures in short order. Danny stepped in when we lost a host a few years back, and has been both a staple and a pillar of the show since. We’re going to miss the ever-loving heck out of him.

But the show must go on, so we spent this episode discussing issues core to our remit: The venture capital market, startups and the interplay between each.

Natasha and Danny and Alex and Chris got together for this particular Wednesday edition of Equity, the part of the week when we niche down to a single topic and discuss it at length.

This time ’round we tackled the very small topic of whether today’s pace of venture capital investment is sustainable, and whether the current structure of venture capital funds will survive. It was the right time to do so, given that:

With more money than ever bouncing around startup-land, the question of whether the sums, and their resulting valuations, make any sense is a conversation that we are not done with. But we hope that after this short podcast, you are at least up to speed.

Bon voyage, Danny. We love you. And a regular shoutout to the folks who have helped host Equity in the past: Kate Clark, Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and Connie Loizos. You are very much still in our hearts.

Here’s to the next few million downloads!

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