Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.
- Deals of the week: Maolac raises $3.2 million to bring breast milk nutrition to adults, Peakflo raises a few million to scale its billpay tech in South East Asia and Cauldron raises $6.6 million for its web3-themed gaming push.
- Declining drama at Bolt? A major lawsuit involving Bolt, the online checkout service, has been settled. We chatted through the company’s numbers, and noted one more challenge ahead of the company.
- The unicorns aren’t alright: Layoffs at Outschool and Loft are cutting staff, just as some venture capitalists reload. It’s going to be a fascinating year.
- And we closed with some notes on the Q2 venture capital cycle!