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Notable Capital’s Hans Tung on the state of VC and the upside to down rounds

To some investors, “down round” is a dirty phrase, but not to Notable Capital’s Hans Tung. Hans is a managing partner at Notable Capital, formerly GGV Capital, a venture firm focusing on investm

Tesla’s newsy week, and is fintech having a moment?

It’s been more than a minute since Tesla went public, but the EV company was inescapable on TechCrunch this week. From layoffs to pricing changes and more, it was a week dyed deeply in Tesla col

Andreessen Horowitz’s $7.2B new funds for a ‘new era’

What is worth $11 billion and wants to go to Mars to collect rocks? NASA’s mission to Mars to collect rocks that was expected to cost $11 billion and take ages. So, the U.S. space agency is thr

OpenAI plans new Tokyo office, Tesla lays offs thousands

Today on Equity, Tesla cuts staff, and OpenAI has plans for an office in Tokyo along with a new GPT-4 model for the Japanese language.

Beeper acquired by Automattic, fintech’s decline and YC’s lack of LatAm founders

When it comes to news items that we love at TechCrunch, IPOs rank pretty darn high. Another great newsy bit that comes along less frequently than we’d like is a startup buying another startup. T

A $60M venture fund with a twist, and more startup-on-startup acquisitions

Today on Equity we dig into Multiverse's acquisition of Searchlight, Guesty's massive Series F, Monad Labs and Cyera's mega-round.

Could Congress actually pass a data privacy law?

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 Monday show, where we dig into the weekend and ta

What we’ve learned from the women behind the AI revolution

The AI boom, love it or find it to be a bit more hype than substance, is here to stay. That means lots of companies raising oodles of dollars, a healthy dose of regulatory concern, academic work, and

From YC to IPO: Winter 2024 Demo Day, Rubrik and Ibotta

What a week, everyone. Two full days of Y Combinator demo day activity kept us busy, but the latest accelerator cohort’s launch was far from the only big story in startup land. Today on TechCrun

Nvidia might be clouding the funding climate for AI chip startups, but Hailo is still fighting

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, when we take a moment to dig into

Ads on Discord, AT&T passcode resets and podcast changes for Android users

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 Monday show, where we dig into the weekend and ta

Databricks’ GPT rival and who’s investing in ‘underdog’ founders

Hello, and welcome to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Friday episode, in which we dig through the most criti

Why a16z-backed Wonderschool is acquiring EarlyDay

Wonderschool, a startup that provides software and support to help individuals and local governments spin up childcare businesses, has acquired EarlyDay, which operates an early childhood educator mar

Spotify throws its hat in the edtech ring

Today on Equity, Alex talks stocks around the world, crypto prices, and the weekend's biggest news: The the exit of Stability AI's CEO, the EU's Digital Markets Act, Spotify's edtech push, why Liquid

A $700M SAFE, IPOs are back and how one venture fund is transcending borders

Hello, and welcome to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Friday episode, in which we dig through the most criti

Astera Labs goes public, and the Inflection-Microsoft AI saga continues

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, focused on startup and venture

LinkedIn wants a piece of Wordle’s success

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Monday show, in which we take a look back at th

How to avoid all the IPO work without annoying investors

Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts. Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Equity turns

Startups are hiring fewer workers and paying out less in equity comp

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

Musk’s Grok goes open source and Reddit updates its IPO filing

Today we took a look at Reddit's new IPO filing, the potential impact of Grok being open sourced, and why Bobby Kotick wants to buy TikTok.
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