Alex Wilhelm

Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast.

The Latest from Alex Wilhelm

The US venture capital slowdown doesn’t look that bad

New Q3 2022 data from PitchBook on venture capital aggregates in the U.S. make it a bit hard to square reality with the leading narrative.

How expensive is Elon’s Twitter buy?

Here's what happens if you force a company to accept your bid, and then later have to close the deal after the stock market has sold off. 

What’s next for creator-focused startups now that the venture boom is over?

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 to

3 takeaways from the Poshmark-Naver deal

Let's chat through the Naver-Poshmark deal's numbers and consider how the late-2022 M&A market differs from that of mid-2021.

I will defend the $700M fizzy water

Liquid Death is more than simply bougie water. It comes with built-in liquidity, ensuring that its investors won't be parched on the deal.

Why aren’t we seeing more aggressive SaaS M&A?

With public stock valuations way down, it's surprising we aren't seeing more aggressive M&A activity from acquisitive companies and private equity alike.

The unicorn funding slump is worse than you thought

If unicorns are not able to raise as much this year as they did in, say, 2019, how many of the billion-dollar-plus startups are going to survive?

Welcome to Q4, crypto fans and Tesla stans

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Don’t forget that the code “EQUITY” can save you money 

After a series of misfires in Q3, here’s what we expect for startups in Q4

Join us for a jolly jaunt through our list of events that we failed to predict in Q3, and what we expect to happen in Q4 2022.

The upcoming TripActions IPO has us hype

The IPO market is still frozen like a Nordic lake dotted with fishing huts, but Instacart and TripActions offer signs that a thaw is now in sight.

What are the new must-hit startup metrics?

This year, we're told, profit is in and growth is out. And yet there's some indication that growth expectations may be higher than ever. Let's attempt to square the circle.

Building startups in public has an end date

This week on the Equity podcast, Natasha Mascarenhas asked: How does the 'build in public' mindset impact the way that startups are built?

Is Silicon Valley really losing its crown?

You can argue the point of Silicon Valley's purported centrality to the globally dominant United States startup market either way.

Yeah, funding for creator-focused startups is drying up

Many creator-focused startups were predicated on the idea of more folks becoming creators. But with the underpinning advertising market slowing, how likely will that prove to be?

Venture investors hit the brakes on productivity software

The pandemic boost to productivity-themed startups is at least partially over. Venture investors may be hunting up something new.

Hey, look, some startups are still raising money

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

The unicorn valuation gambit

Many unicorns are avoiding reality by not raising today, hoping that valuations recover and growth reattains its prior market prominence. Will it work?

Declining VC investment into LatAm startups could throttle digital growth

The decline in venture capital into Latin American startups may not prove lethal. However, it may slow the pace at which LatAm economies digitize.

When VCs fund the thing you didn’t think they’d ever fund

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Coming to hang with us at Disrupt, where Equity is kicking off

A quick checkup on consumer fintech activity ahead of Q3 data

How healthy does the consumer fintech market look from a trading and investing perspective following the summer lull?
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