We’re entering an era of, um, creative accounting in startups

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha and Alex brought on TechCrunch reporter Haje Jan Kamps, who, prior to and in between his journalism careers, spent years as a founder and a venture capitalist. Together, the trio asked: How might companies use math in the coming months to make our lives harder, and complicate their finances, aka the truth? 

From the historical grievance folder, to more recent news from MainStreet, we had a lot of grist for the mill. But we had even bigger feelings about what’s coming this year, and how important it will be to chase down the truth. And given our general view that numbers don’t lie, we had strong opinions about how things should be counted, and disclosed.

A big “thank you” to Haje for coming out and bringing his multi-viewpoint perspective. Chat soon!

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