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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: Simply Homes raised $22 million for an interesting property play, SoftBank bought a majority share in connected-vehicles company Cubic Telecom and OurSky raised $9.2 million for its space-viewing software system.
- Troubles in Fintech: With ZestMoney shutting down and layoffs at Navan (fka TripAction), it seems that fintech is not out of the woods yet. That said, Alex has some notes on investor enthusiasm around one area of financial technology.
- What’s up with software? TechCrunch’s coverage of tech quarterly results is leading to a mess of mixed signals for startups and VCs to interpolate: Are valuations rising again or will 2023 end on the same note as it began? For more on what’s up in the software market today, head here.