Equity podcast

  • Equity podcast: Facebook good, everyone else bad

    Equity podcast: Facebook good, everyone else bad

    Update from Executive Producer Henry Pickavet: “We’re aware that Alex inexplicably stopped talking mid-sentence towards the end of the episode. We’re working with him to improve his struggles in the art of conversation.” Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s running social science experiment concerning the memorization of esoteric numbers and venture… Read More

  • Equity podcast: Roku’s IPO, Netflix’s momentum and Shyp’s layoffs

    Equity podcast: Roku’s IPO, Netflix’s momentum and Shyp’s layoffs

    Roku is doing an IPO this year, Netflix shares soared after an earnings beat and Shyp is throwing in the towel everywhere but San Francisco. Cord-cutting was the theme of the latest episode of TechCrunch’s “Equity,” a podcast about tech business news. This week, our special guest was Roy Bahat, head of Bloomberg Beta. TechCrunch’s Silicon Valley editor Connie Loizos… Read More

  • Equity Podcast: Snap reaches new low, and Uber cries uncle in Russia

    Equity Podcast: Snap reaches new low, and Uber cries uncle in Russia

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s weekly look at the increasingly troubled venture capital industry. This week Katie Roof and myself — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Menlo Ventures’ Matt Murphy, a venture denizen who previously worked for Kleiner Perkins. Matthew Lynley is still on vacation, though he was recently spotted atop a clouded mountain reciting… Read More

  • Equity podcast: 500 Startups scandals, disappointing IPOs and the end of Jawbone

    Equity podcast: 500 Startups scandals, disappointing IPOs and the end of Jawbone

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital podcast, where we dig into the hype, the dollars and, recently, the down exits. This week was a fun one. Matthew Lynley is out on vacation, so TechCrunch’s own Megan Rose Dickey (the current host of Bullish and general badass) joined Katie Roof and myself — Alex Wilhelm — to dive into the news of the week. Read More

  • Equity podcast: Sexual harassment takes down Binary Capital and Blue Apron’s lackluster IPO

    Equity podcast: Sexual harassment takes down Binary Capital and Blue Apron’s lackluster IPO

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s recurring venture capital-focused podcast that, against odds laid by its arcane subject matter, is still on the air. (Thanks!) This week was a corker. To help out our regular contingent Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof and myself — Alex Wilhelm — Charles Moldow, a general partner at Foundation Capital swung by the studio. And help… Read More

  • Equity podcast: Too much damn Uber news and Jeff Bezos buys a grocery chain

    Equity podcast: Too much damn Uber news and Jeff Bezos buys a grocery chain

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, a weekly podcast of high finance gossip and low GAAP intrigue. It’s TechCrunch’s show focused on all things venture capital. This week, Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and I — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Cyan Banister, a prolific investor on her own (Uber, Postmates, the list goes on), and partner at Founders Fund, a team with more… Read More

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    An Equity podcast shot: Unpacking the Amazon-Whole Foods deal

    An Equity podcast shot: Unpacking the Amazon-Whole Foods deal

    We’ve got an Equity Shot for you, an irregular extra hit from the Equity podcast crew. Today the big news is the potential Amazon-Whole Foods deal, which has led to rampant media speculation, depressed grocery stocks around the nation and allegations of intelligent corporate strategy. It’s the sort of day that forces you to sit back and re-cast your views of the technology world. Read More

  • Equity podcast: Uber’s shakeup and Pandora’s new tune

    Equity podcast: Uber’s shakeup and Pandora’s new tune

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where each week we discuss other people’s copious dollars and lacking sense. This week, Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and I — Alex Wilhelm — were lucky enough to have Charles Hudson join our little crew. Hudson is both a managing partner at Precursor and a venture partner at SoftTech. The… Read More

  • Equity podcast: Pinterest’s path to IPO, and Snap tries to buy a future

    Equity podcast: Pinterest’s path to IPO, and Snap tries to buy a future

    Welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s weekly podcast focused on the world of venture capital. Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and I — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Indy Guha from Bain Capital Ventures. Indy has worked in the venture world for some time, but has taken time off from investing to work at growing companies. He has experience on both sides of the table, as the… Read More

  • Equity podcast: Blue Apron files for IPO and Uber tells us how much money it’s losing

    Equity podcast: Blue Apron files for IPO and Uber tells us how much money it’s losing

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s premier venture capital-focused podcast. This week the News Gods disbursed unto the crew a juicy morsel: Blue Apron filed to go public minutes before we sat down to chew over what’s been happening. As you can imagine, it took up a chunk of our time. But no episode of Equity is complete without our own Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley… Read More

  • Equity podcast: The largest tech fund in history, and where are the IPOs?

    Equity podcast: The largest tech fund in history, and where are the IPOs?

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where each week we tell jokes about other people’s money. This week, Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and I — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Rick Kline, a partner at Goodwin Procter. Kline is a lawyer focused on “M&A transactions [and] capital markets… Read More