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TechCrunch, Alex Wilhelm, Natasha Mascarenhas, Mary Ann Azevedo, Kell, Theresa Loconsolo

The intersection of technology, startups, and venture capital touches everything now. That’s why Equity unpacks the numbers and nuance behind the headlines... more

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Okay startup names and why fintech is rebounding

Mary Ann and Alex were a busy pair this week, so much so that they tagged in Dominic-Madori Davis from the TechCrunch+... more

02 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
SecureSave's secret weapon: Suze Orman

This week, Mary Ann hopped on the mic with number one New York Times best selling author, producer, personal finance... more

31 May 2023 · 37 minutes
Equity Monday: AI can do everything, but can crypto do something?

This week, crypto prices are static, unlike a particular valuation and Alex is still mad about SPACs. We're talking about... more

30 May 2023 · 8 minutes
Daylight's sunset and Meta's year of focus

Mary Ann and Alex were a dynamic duo this week, and we took a look at the future of online shopping via... more

26 May 2023 · 31 minutes
When will the paper unicorns fold?

The idea that all unicorns are in trouble is wrong; some late-stage startups got it right. Alex sat down with... more

24 May 2023 · 36 minutes
Equity Monday: Meta and data, chips and dips, and crypto and meltdowns

Our Monday show covers the latest in tech news from the weekend and what’s making headlines early in the week.... more

22 May 2023 · 8 minutes
The billionaires are trying to live longer… again

This week Mary Ann, Becca, and Alex gathered to chew through the biggest news of the week. They cover Vice... more

19 May 2023 · 36 minutes
In a more conservative venture capital market, will big tech step up?

This week, Alex spoke to two guests from the world of Microsoft for Startups - the program's GM, Hans... more

17 May 2023 · 34 minutes
Equity Monday: Vice files for bankruptcy, Foxconn's investment in India, and two fascinating startup rounds

Alex has your Monday kickoff with media, startup rounds and some Big Money Moves. We start things off with a... more

15 May 2023 · 8 minutes
Venture-backed everything for real world problems, please

Venture-backed everything for real world problems, please? This week Mary Ann, Natasha and Alex celebrated one final episode as a three. We're diving into... more

12 May 2023 · 41 minutes
How do you know when it’s time to shut down?

Natasha spoke to Kristen Anderson, the co-founder and CEO of Catch, an app to provide payroll benefits for people who... more

10 May 2023 · 33 minutes
Equity Monday: Shrinking unicorns and the embarrassment of meme coins

Alex is back with the latest in tech news from the weekend and what’s making headlines early in the week.... more

08 May 2023 · 9 minutes
Aaron Burr’s tech angle, blue skies, and no photos at this time

Wow, did we have the force of tech news with us this week. Equity has your rundown of the week... more

05 May 2023 · 35 minutes
The outside advantage that your investor may be interested in

Natasha took over TechCrunch Live with Sam Chaudhary, the founder of ClassDojo, and Chris Farmer, the founder and CEO of... more

03 May 2023 · 30 minutes
Equity Monday: Hey look, OpenAI is even richer now

Alex is back on the mic with your Monday rundown, and as usual, we had much to unpack. We're digging... more

01 May 2023 · 9 minutes
Is First Republic just a victim of SVB’s collapse?

This week, we're talking AI, we're talking layoffs and we're talking coffee. Natasha, Alex and Mary Ann are digging into... more

28 Apr 2023 · 30 minutes
A modern take on what an entrepreneur can, and should, spend their time on

This week, Natasha interviewed Ankur Nagpal, the entrepreneur behind Teachable, Ocho, and Vibe Capital, about the future of solo GPs, how Ankur... more

26 Apr 2023 · 29 minutes
Equity Monday: Unpacking the Twitter blues

Today Alex Wilhelm is talking about Twitter Blue, Lyft, a few startup rounds, and what could kick off the next... more

24 Apr 2023 · 9 minutes
Early Stage 2023: IRL is B-A-C-K

This week we recorded at Early Stage, TechCrunch's event for founders who are building startups from the ground up. Alex... more

21 Apr 2023 · 8 minutes
Who captures the most value after the SaaS-acre? Enterprises or Startups?

Today, we’re talking about software - modern software, the stuff hosted on the cloud and the startups busy building it... more

19 Apr 2023 · 35 minutes
Equity Monday: What's an Angry Bird worth?

Today we are talking about space, birds and startups! Alex is catching you up on the latest in the market,... more

17 Apr 2023 · 10 minutes
Unicorns are rare, but what about real?

This week Mary Ann, Natasha and Alex enjoyed the warming climate and the fact that there are some positive vibes... more

14 Apr 2023 · 32 minutes
Founders shouldn't have to choose between mental health and grit

This week, Natasha spoke with a founder, a psychiatrist and a venture capitalist about founder mental health, a topic that... more

12 Apr 2023 · 42 minutes
The petty shall inherit the pennies

Today, Alex is talking about crypto, Uber, and how to be petty at scale. We dug into the world of... more

10 Apr 2023 · 9 minutes
Don’t ever leak data, but especially if you’re building this type of startup

This was Y Combinator week in a sense, with the well-known accelerator showing off hundreds of startups over a two-day... more

07 Apr 2023 · 38 minutes
How hard was it to raise venture capital in Q1?

To celebrate the end of Q1 2023 and the start of not only another earnings cycle, but also the data... more

06 Apr 2023 · 29 minutes
Welcome to Q2, Equity family

Alex is back with the first episode of our Q2 run. Welcome to the new tranch of 2023! We're covering... more

03 Apr 2023 · 9 minutes
Burn, community, burn

AI? Crypto? Equity crowdfunding and former startup founders trying to bribe China? We had it all this week, friends, so... more

31 Mar 2023 · 35 minutes
AI's moral compass with the responsible AI expert behind CredoAI

This week, Natasha interviewed a Jack of all trades in the AI world with a focus on governance: Navrina Singh. We're... more

29 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Not all unicorns are in trouble, just a lot of them

On today's weekend rundown, Alex took a look at the global stock market, the latest on the sale of Silicon... more

27 Mar 2023 · 8 minutes
Not-so-fake dry powder, AI and the future of DAOs

What did Mary Ann and Natasha and Alex dive into today? TikTok's CEO standing before Congress on Thursday, Duolingo's new... more

24 Mar 2023 · 36 minutes
One of venture’s most iconic duos wants to have a word with you

Natasha interviewed one of venture's most iconic duos: Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein of Kapor Capital. The investors recently... more

22 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
As banks totter, crypto is busy racking up gains

Alex is here to do our Monday show, and after a hectic few weeks, are we done with banking news?... more

20 Mar 2023 · 8 minutes
Don’t use Sam Altman and AI hype in the same sentence

While our dear Mary Ann is away for a much needed break (and birthday celebration!), Alex and Natasha are holding... more

17 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
One founder's account of what is left behind from SVB's crash

This week, Natasha interviewed Series CEO Brexton Pham, who has been building a full-stack enterprise platform for institutions and enterprises since March... more

15 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
The one where Alex and Natasha catch the Equity audience up on SVB

Given how bonkers the last few days have been, this is not a normal show. Sure, we're talking money up... more

13 Mar 2023 · 15 minutes
Flat is the new up, down is the new flat, dead is the new down

This week, Alex, Mary Ann and Natasha gathered to riff through the week's biggest startup and venture news, starting with... more

10 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
Dear startups, your developers and engineers are on an island

This week, Natasha interviewed Lizzie Matusov, the co-founder and CEO of Quotient, which wants to fix the "leaky pipeline problem" in... more

08 Mar 2023 · 31 minutes
Equity Monday: We'd give an arm and a leg for an ARM IPO filing

Alex is ready to kickoff the week with our Monday show, and here's what we have for you this morning:... more

06 Mar 2023 · 8 minutes
Bonus Episode: Say Hello to the Startup Battlefield Winner

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for—the winner is announced! In this episode, we get to know the winner... more

06 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
Why hasn’t generative AI come up with something easier to say than “generative AI”?

Mary Ann, Becca, and Alex gathered to riff through the week's biggest startup and venture news including: Divert and... more

03 Mar 2023 · 34 minutes
This is fintech's 'Noah's Ark Year'

This week, Mary Ann interviewed Mark Goldberg, partner and fintech lead at Index Ventures. The pair talked about: the party... more

01 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Equity Monday: Who still loves fintech?

Alex is back and bringing our Monday show off the page and into your ears bright and early. Today, he... more

27 Feb 2023 · 8 minutes
Bonus Episode: Getting to know the Battlefield 200

Inside Startup Battlefield is back in our feed with episode three. There are 180 companies solving crucial problems that didn’t... more

27 Feb 2023 · 14 minutes
Scooters and social media companies are surprising IPO candidates

This week Natasha, Mary Ann, and Becca Szkutak welcome back a familiar voice - Alex Wilhelm! We had the whole... more

24 Feb 2023 · 37 minutes
Female check-writers alone aren’t enough to close the female fundraising gap, data shows

This week, Natasha interviewed Kaisa Snellman, an economic sociologist and an associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Academic Director of the INSEAD... more

22 Feb 2023 · 35 minutes
Bonus Episode: Making the Pitch Perfect

Inside Startup Battlefield is back in our feed with episode two. In the second episode of Inside Startup Battlefield, we... more

20 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
Outsized seed rounds, neobanks and booming M&A? Well hello, 2023

This week, Natasha, Mary Ann Azevedo and Becca got on the mic to talk startups, pet peeves and focaccia. Oh,... more

17 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
Caretakers, ageism and other topics venture needs to stop overlooking

This week, Natasha interviewed Elana Berkowitz, founding partner at Springbank Collective and an early-stage investor working to close the gender gap.... more

15 Feb 2023 · 32 minutes
Bonus Episode: The Startup Battlefield Basics

Check out the newest podcast from the TechCrunch Podcast Network: Inside Startup Battlefield, the four-part series that takes you behind... more

13 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
Scooters and social media companies are surprising IPO candidates

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This week Natasha, Mary Ann, and Becca Szkutak welcome back a familiar voice - Alex Wilhelm! We had the whole gang back... more