Hey and welcome again to Equity, a podcast concerning the enterprise of startups, the place we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.
Oh what every week. What a week. Issues are busier than ever at TechCrunch, the place we’re popping out of our post-conference stupor and charing straight again right into a packed information cycle. Positive, Musk remains to be making waves, however there are startup rounds to cowl, layoffs to chew on, earnings protection, unicorn stories, new knowledge, and extra.
After reducing again sharply on materials and nonetheless going lengthy, right here’s what Mary Ann, Natasha, and Alex obtained into this week:
- Rewind wants to help people with their memory. We speak about how the startup, which launched this week, makes use of recording know-how that will help you get what you see, hear and say at your finger suggestions.
- We talked about Onward, a startup that wishes to assist divorced or separated dad and mom battle much less about cash and the way it simply raised almost $10 million regardless of being pre-revenue.
- The considerably odd, possible Byju’s IPO-spinoff of Aakash, a tutoring firm that it purchased the opposite 12 months. Our views may be summarized in meme format: An edtech IPO? On this financial system?
- Unicorns face an incredibly uphill journey to get public, which can clarify partly why Byju’s just isn’t itself going public (recall that it had had plans, however like with so many different corporations these are on maintain).
- After which there was Brex, which introduced a brand new partnership with Techstars regardless of a giant push into the enterprise area.
- Stripe revealed that it has cut 14% of its staff, or over 1,100 folks, and its CEO and co-founder Patrick Collison admitting that the funds big had “overhired for the world we’re in.”
- And eventually, there’s a new VC ratings company in the neighborhood. How can we really feel? Higher than some VCs, not less than.
Acquired all that? Good. Extra Monday morning.
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