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Equity
Equity
TechCrunch, Alex Wilhelm, Mary Ann Azevedo, Kell, Theresa Loconsolo

The intersection of technology, startups, and venture capital touches everything now. That’s why Equity, TechCrunch's flagship podcast, digs into the business of... more

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The new Equity crew on a proposed AI 'kill switch' and why it's rough out there for VCs

Say hi to the new Equity crew! To kick off today's show, Mary Ann invited her new co-hosts -... more

24 May 2024 · 29 minutes
Here's how startups can crack the US market, according to Australian VCs

Today, we’re listening back to not one but two interviews from the other side of the globe, thanks to our... more

22 May 2024 · 47 minutes
Maven takes the clout-chasing out of social media as Reddit teams up with OpenAI

The AI news continues this week, and we're kicking things off with OpenAI's deal with Reddit. Per the terms of... more

20 May 2024 · 11 minutes
AI's busy week, and why the heck are so many VCs leaving their firms?

This week, Mary Ann, Becca and Haje dug into three funding deals, proving that bigger is not always better (or... more

17 May 2024 · 33 minutes
Newchip's bankruptcy is a cautionary tale for founders

For months, TechCrunch Senior Reporters Mary Ann Azevedo and Christine Hall have been following the story of Newchip's bankruptcy and... more

15 May 2024 · 22 minutes
OpenAI gears up for a big announcement, and Apple Store workers authorize a strike

Last week was a busy one for some Apple Store employees. Over the weekend, workers at Apple’s Townson, Maryland store... more

13 May 2024 · 11 minutes
Acquisitions are heating up, and Mercury eyes the fintech crown

Finally, some good news! This week, we were pleasantly surprised to see that FTX victims would be getting some money... more

10 May 2024 · 31 minutes
$450M for Noname, two billion-dollar rounds, and good news for crypto startups

This morning on Equity, not only do we have good news for crypto founders, we're also digging into Akamai spending... more

08 May 2024 · 16 minutes
Dorsey leaves Bluesky, tech giants do more with less, and the next IPO

Today on Equity, we had to talk about the news that Jack Dorsey is out at Bluesky. After all, Dorsey... more

06 May 2024 · 11 minutes
Inside TC’s Techstars investigation and how AI is accelerating disability tech

The Equity crew had a lot to parse this week. We had notes on wallet-as-a-service’ startup Ansa's latest fundraise, and... more

03 May 2024 · 34 minutes
A new venture capital supergroup is forming

This week on Equity, we dug into the Chowdeck round. It’s a Nigerian company that is putting up impressive growth... more

01 May 2024 · 10 minutes
Musk’s xAI shows there’s more money on the sidelines for AI startups

We’re off to an AI-heavy start to the week. OpenAI has a new deal with the Financial Times that caught... more

29 Apr 2024 · 13 minutes
Good news for Rubrik, bad news for TikTok, and encouraging news for Early Stage startups

This week, Rubrik’s strong IPO pricing and warm reception by the public markets after its listing add more weight to... more

26 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
The TikTok ban clears key hurdle while Perplexity AI continues to shake up search

Today on Equity, we have som bad news for TikTok fans in the U.S.: A bill that would force a... more

24 Apr 2024 · 12 minutes
Salesforce's silly deal dies as we keep our eyes on Ibotta and Rubrik

Today we dug into the latest markets news, including upcoming earnings, IPOs, and what impact — if any — the... more

22 Apr 2024 · 13 minutes
Notable Capital's Hans Tung on the state of VC and the upside to down rounds

This week, Mary Ann talked to Hans Tung, managing partner of Notable Capital (formerly GGV Capital), which is focused on... more

20 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
Tesla’s busy 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.... more

19 Apr 2024 · 31 minutes
An $11B bonanza for space startups, and where is all that a16z money going?

Today’s Equity episode is focused on all things startups, which means we got to chat through NASA's $11 billion opportunity... more

17 Apr 2024 · 10 minutes
OpenAI plans new Tokyo office as Tesla layoffs arrive

Equity is back with two critical headlines this morning. First, OpenAI is going to Japan with plans for an office... more

15 Apr 2024 · 12 minutes
Beeper acquired by Automattic, fintech's decline and YC's lack of LatAm founders

Today, the Equity crew dug into Automattic buying Beeper for $125 million. Recall that the WordPress parent company bought Texts.com... more

12 Apr 2024 · 30 minutes
A $60M venture fund with a twist, and more startup-on-startup acquisitions

Today on Equity’s startup-focused Wednesday show, we dug into the Multiverse's acquisition of Searchlight, a deal that reminded us of... more

10 Apr 2024 · 11 minutes
Spotify’s new AI playlists, the US’s latest chip deal, and a shot at data privacy

Now that we are finally past Y Combinator’s demo day — though our Friday show is worth listening if you... more

08 Apr 2024 · 9 minutes
What we've learned from the women behind the AI revolution

Today on Equity, Alex is joined by TechCrunch's Dominic-Madori Davis and Kyle Wiggers to discuss their ongoing Women in AI... more

06 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
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... more

05 Apr 2024 · 30 minutes
Nvidia might be clouding the funding climate for AI chip startups, but Hailo is still fighting

On the podcast this morning we have BlaBlaCar's new credit facility and how it managed to land it, how PipeDreams... more

03 Apr 2024 · 10 minutes
Ads on Discord, AT&T passcode resets, and podcast changes for Android users

Equity has what you need to know to kick off Q2! Alex is talking through the latest in stocks and... more

01 Apr 2024 · 11 minutes
SBF's sentencing, Databricks' GPT rival, and who's investing in the "underdog" founders

As the week comes to a close, we're also shutting the book on the trial of former FTX CEO Sam... more

29 Mar 2024 · 31 minutes
Why a16z-backed Wonderschool is acquiring EarlyDay

This is our interview show, where we sit down with guests, think about their work, and unpack the rest. This... more

28 Mar 2024 · 33 minutes
Spotify throws its hat in the edtech ring

Today on Equity, Alex is catching you up on stocks around the world, crypto prices, and the weekend's biggest news.... more

25 Mar 2024 · 11 minutes
A $700M SAFE, more IPOs, and how one venture fund is transcending borders

The Equity crew is closing out the week with a look at Onyx's pivot to B2B, a climate incubator set... more

22 Mar 2024 · 32 minutes
Astera Labs going public and the Inflection-Microsoft AI saga

On today's episode, Astera Labs is going public after pricing above-range, and Microsoft scoops up Inflection AI talent. We'll also... more

20 Mar 2024 · 13 minutes
LinkedIn wants a piece of Wordle’s success

Here’s what we got into this morning: Apple may tap Google for AI: Sure, Apple is working on its own AI... more

18 Mar 2024 · 12 minutes
How to avoid all the IPO work without annoying investors

It's Equity Friday! Today our beloved Mary Ann was off on well-deserved break, so our friend and fellow-podcaster Rebecca Szkutak... more

15 Mar 2024 · 30 minutes
Startups are hiring fewer workers and paying out less in equity comp

Equity is back with your mid-week startup check-in! We have new data from Carta on how startup compensation is changing,... more

13 Mar 2024 · 12 minutes
Musk’s Grok goes open-source and Reddit updates its IPO filing

Today on Equity, we're kicking off another week with a look at Reddit's new IPO filing, the potential impact of... more

11 Mar 2024 · 11 minutes
How many startups shut down last year compared to the year before? A lot.

This week, Mary Ann interviewed Roger Lee, an entrepreneur who’s spent the better part of a decade building tools for... more

09 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
What's the Deel with Remofirst, and why are VCs playing musical chairs?

Today on Equity, Alex and Mary Ann are highlighting deals of the week including Mews' massive new round and how... more

08 Mar 2024 · 31 minutes
OpenAI fires back at Musk, and Monzo raises a megaround

Alex hopped back on the mic this morning to talk about OpenAI bringing receipts to its tussle with Musk and... more

06 Mar 2024 · 11 minutes
Apple’s €1.84B fine, new AI rules in India, and the latest pre-IPO round

This is our Monday show, in which we take a look back at the weekend and what’s ahead in the... more

04 Mar 2024 · 10 minutes
The tourist VCs in LatAm have gone home

This week, Mary Ann talked to David Vélez, the co-founder and CEO of Nubank. The pair dove deep into why... more

02 Mar 2024 · 19 minutes
Will we reach AGI before Stripe goes public?

Alex and Mary Ann are sending you off into the weekend with news on Stripe's recovered valuation, Fervo Energy's $200M... more

01 Mar 2024 · 33 minutes
Microsoft invests in yet another AI company

For Equity's mid-week update, we're talking through startup news from Microsoft and Mistral AI, Thrasio and Glean. We're also covering... more

28 Feb 2024 · 10 minutes
Why some VCs are pulling back from Europe, Google’s AI push, and who is the CEO of Byju’s?

Equity is back with another Monday morning recap of the weekend and look ahead at the week to come. We're... more

26 Feb 2024 · 11 minutes
Equity Shot: All about the Reddit IPO!

Weekend team, we have something both short and sweet for you: A dig into the Reddit IPO filing that came... more

24 Feb 2024 · 9 minutes
Match Group’s deal with OpenAI is just business with AI glitter on top

This week Mary Ann, Kirsten, and Alex gathered to chat through a massive sheaf of news including deals of the... more

23 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
Could Reddit’s upcoming IPO reward its power users?

On today's episode, we're talking about Reddit's upcoming IPO (again), along with some impressive raises for edtech startup Loora, Bioptimus... more

21 Feb 2024 · 9 minutes
The regulatory clock is ticking for TikTok

Today on Equity, Alex is back on the mic and talking through the latest for stocks and crypto, Planity's hefty... more

20 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
Foundry is shutting down in slow motion

On today's news round up, Alex, Mary Ann and Karyne are talking through Deals of the Week from Rasa, Hippo... more

16 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
OpenAI board member Bret Taylor has a new AI startup

Welcome to our Wednesday show, in which we talk through the week’s leading startup and venture capital news. Today we... more

14 Feb 2024 · 10 minutes
Peak XV's AI field trips, and why we don't set self-driving cars on fire

This morning we have an interesting mix of stories, which bring technology, politics and AI together in interesting ways. To... more

12 Feb 2024 · 11 minutes
Adam Neumann's bid for WeWork's scraps

Today on Equity, we're digging deep into our favorite deals of the week from Starship Technologies and Ambience Healthcare, why... more

09 Feb 2024 · 37 minutes
Fintech, edtech, and SaaS are not dead

We're taking a deep look at a number of startup fundraisings, including new capital for vertical saas, fintech and edtech,... more

07 Feb 2024 · 9 minutes
Yandex takes a big hit to get rid of Russian assets

On today's episode, Crypto price movements after the spot Bitcoin ETF, yet another reason for investors to think twice about... more

05 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
The feast and famine cycle of tech

This week on Equity, we're going over startup raises that caught our eye and bigger deals of the week, including... more

02 Feb 2024 · 33 minutes
Why one founder thinks the Apple Vision Pro is going to make it

This is our interview show, and today we're bringing Anshu Sharma back on the podcast. Last time Sharma was on,... more

01 Feb 2024 · 30 minutes
Meet the startup taking on Nvidia

This is our startup-focused, Wednesday episode, so today we’re counting down important venture rounds and chatting our way through other... more

31 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
How a browser startup is taking on Google search

Today on Equity, we're taking a look at how Arc's new mobile app is taking on Google search, why it... more

29 Jan 2024 · 13 minutes
How can venture capital survive a three-year liquidity drop?

This week, we invited Senior Data Editor at Crunchbase News Gené Teare to come back on the podcast. We'll dig... more

27 Jan 2024 · 32 minutes
Brex and the curse of having too much money

This week on Equity, Plural VC announces a new fund, Fantuan teams up with Chowbus, Vroom leaves the car selling... more

26 Jan 2024 · 31 minutes
Who knew M&A would be the thing we couldn’t shut up about?

This is our startup-focused, Wednesday episode, so today we're counting down important venture rounds, and chatting our way through other... more

24 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
It’s 2021 for AI while the rest of the startup market is stuck in 2024

Equity is starting the week with a look at stocks, crypto's post-ETF boom, the newest AI unicorn, how Canva is... more

22 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
The other side of AI hype

Today on Equity, Alex and Mary Ann are chewing through funding rounds galore from Pomelo, Tandem and Briq. We also... more

19 Jan 2024 · 25 minutes
Back in the Unicorn Club with Cowboy Ventures’ Aileen Lee

Today on Equity, we invited Cowboy Ventrues’ Aileen Lee to chat through her massive new entry concerning the unicorn world.... more

18 Jan 2024 · 32 minutes
AI versus SaaS, EV charging, and a new $250M fund

Our newly revamped Wednesday show focuses on all things startups and venture capital. This week, we're digging into raises from... more

17 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
See? Fintech isn’t doomed, it just needs more time

Today on Equity, we're covering the weekend's headlines and prepping for the week ahead with a look at stocks around... more

16 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
When it comes to startups’ flight to quality, have we swung too far in the other direction?

This week, we talked to Jenny Fielding, co-founder and managing partner at Everywhere Ventures, a founder collective and early-stage (think pre-seed)... more

13 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
CES, Circle-ing back to IPOs and why we're over the moon about Overmoon

This week on Equity, Shimmer raises fresh capital to offer 1:1 personalized ADHD coaching, vacation rental startup Overmoon shows impressive... more

12 Jan 2024 · 36 minutes
AI hardware, fintech woes and venture capital's shedding phase

This is our newly revamped Wednesday episode, and we’re going to be digging deep into critical startup and venture capital news.... more

10 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
Equity Monday: Bitcoin ETFs, Carta’s latest mess, and let’s go to the Moon

Equity is kicking off the week with an update on Bitcoin ETFs, why Carta is in trouble (again), new competition... more

08 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
Are megafunds squeezing out small VCs and distorting the seed market?

This week on Equity, we kicked things off with news of Ruth Foxe Blader leaving Anthemis to launch Foxe Capital... more

05 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
How Duly is shaking up the Indian sexual wellness market

Today, we’re bringing you a special mini episode led by TechCrunch’s very own Morgan Sung. During this year’s Disrupt, Morgan... more

03 Jan 2024 · 9 minutes
AI versus copyright, and why you shouldn't put all your eggs in one NFT basket

Welcome to 2024, everybody! Equity is back with a look at the latest in tech news from the weekend and... more

02 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
The Equity crew predicts we'll see a lot less VCs in 2024

We're saying goodbye to 2023 with an Equity tradition: our predictions episode. As we try to do every year, we... more

29 Dec 2023 · 26 minutes
Equity down under: How Australian startups can crack the US market

We’re spinning the globe with not one but two interviews thanks to our friend and colleague Rebecca Bellan, who’s been... more

27 Dec 2023 · 48 minutes
VCs are entering 2024 with “healthy paranoia”

Today, we're joined by Deepka Rana, a London-based Principal at Northzone focused on early-stage companies across consumer internet and B2B... more

26 Dec 2023 · 30 minutes
SVB, SBF and (more) OpenAI: The 2023 chronicles, pt. 2

This is the second of a two-part series looking back at 2023. Mary Ann and Alex called on two colleagues... more

22 Dec 2023 · 30 minutes
AI-driven gaming with Hilary Mason from Hidden Door

Today, we’re bringing you a special mini episode led by TechCrunch senior reporter and co-host of our sister podcast, Found,... more

20 Dec 2023 · 16 minutes
Startup Shutdowns and AI Showdowns: The 2023 chronicles

It was a very, very busy year in the worlds of technology, startups, and venture capital, and the Equity crew... more

18 Dec 2023 · 32 minutes
Cruise layoffs, exosuits, and why French startups are bubbling up

Today on Equity, we kicked off our recording with a breaking story from Cruise which announced it will be cutting... more

15 Dec 2023 · 32 minutes
Why Automattic spent $50M on Texts.com

This week, Equity brought Matt Mullenweg, the CEO of Automattic and co-founder of WordPress onto the show, along with Kishan... more

13 Dec 2023 · 30 minutes
Equity Monday: TikTok loves ecommerce and VCs think Mistral AI will be fine (potential EU regulatory overhang or not)

Today on Equity, the end of tech earnings is in sight as Adobe and Oracle report this week. Elsewhere, Mistral... more

11 Dec 2023 · 10 minutes
Chain Reaction: Crypto VC space may be on the cusp of recovery (w/ David Pakman)

Over on Chain Reaction, Jacquelyn interviewed David Pakman, managing partner and head of venture investments at CoinFund. Before CoinFund, David... more

09 Dec 2023 · 33 minutes
SaaS goes to space as some software startups are in a race to survive

This week on Equity, Simply Homes raised $22 million for an interesting property play, SoftBank bought majority share of connected-vehicles... more

08 Dec 2023 · 34 minutes
No-code for creators and how regular folks can build an online business

Today, we’re bringing you another conversation from TechCrunch Disrupt 2023, when Alex sat down with Serhii Bohoslovskyi, the founder of... more

06 Dec 2023 · 15 minutes
Equity Monday: Bitcoin is on the move as Spotify cuts staff, and more money floods AI

Equity is covering the latest in tech news from the weekend and what’s making headlines early in the week. We're... more

04 Dec 2023 · 10 minutes
Big wins for Latin America, climate tech momentum and Rover’s $2.3B sale

The Equity crew is kicking off the last month of 2023 with a look at the latest in startups and... more

01 Dec 2023 · 36 minutes
What founders can escape venture's no-man's land? (w. Anu Hariharan update)

Anu Hariharan, who previously led YC Continuity, has partnered with two of her former colleagues and former Brex executive Lucas... more

29 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
How soon can I get a computer-brain implant?

Today on Equity, Alex has the latest on how things are shaping up for SaaS startups in the back-half of... more

27 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
Special Episode: Who's betting on fashion tech?

Is sustainable fashion possible? Today, we’re bringing you two bonus conversations all about sustainability in fashion from TechCrunch Disrupt 2023.... more

24 Nov 2023 · 39 minutes
Will the OpenAI chaos boost open-source models?

Unsurprisingly, we're discussing the recent turmoil in the AI market today. OpenAI has kept the journalistic corps busy, but we... more

21 Nov 2023 · 31 minutes
Catching up on OpenAI’s wild weekend

This past weekend was all about the massive shakeup at OpenAI, and the high-impact machinations that the last few days... more

20 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
The future of M&A and why founders are getting whiplash

Today on Equity, Ramp and Brex are levering AI while Sunnyside is raising funds to help folks cut back on... more

17 Nov 2023 · 31 minutes
What you need to know about Google's search antitrust case

This week, TechCrunch’s own Rebecca Bellan is on the podcast to help us better understand Google’s search-related anti-trust case that... more

15 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
Equity Monday: Are we at the start of a new crypto bull cycle?

Today on Equity, crypto's melt-up is continuing, AI training is going to stay expensive for a long while - although... more

13 Nov 2023 · 10 minutes
OpenAI's DevDay, reinventing the REIT and good actors in crypto

The Equity crew is looking at deals of the week from May Mobility and Mogul Club as well as Microsoft’s... more

10 Nov 2023 · 34 minutes
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen such positive signals in fintech

The Equity crew is diving deep into encouraging signs from the fintech startup market, starting with Klarna's Q3 results. The... more

08 Nov 2023 · 30 minutes
Equity Monday: The race to build tomorrow’s AI models, and signs of life in the crypto markets

Equity is back with a look at what's making headlines early in the week. TechCrunch is tracking 01.AI in China,... more

06 Nov 2023 · 10 minutes
'Buy now, pay later' is just another way of saying 'debt'

The Equity crew is rounding up the week’s biggest startup and tech news, starting with WeWork's struggle to stay alive... more

03 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
When does a startup know it’s time to spread its wings?

This week, Alex and Mary Ann were joined by co-founder and managing partner at ALIAVIA Ventures, Marisa Warren. ALIAVIA invests... more

01 Nov 2023 · 32 minutes
Equity Monday: Governments are getting their AI-regulating boots on

Equity is covering the latest in tech news from the weekend and what’s making headlines early in the week. We're... more

30 Oct 2023 · 10 minutes
Bonus episode: What we learned from SBF's testimony with Jacquelyn Melinek from Chain Reaction

Happy Saturday! We have a special bonus episode for you from our sister pod, Chain Reaction.  Alex joins Jacquelyn Melinek... more

28 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
AI is going to make Big Tech even bigger, and richer

Today on Equity,  Mary Ann and Alex were lucky enough to have Kirsten aboard for the roundup, which means we got to... more

27 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
The Theory Ventures venture theory with Tomasz Tunguz

This week, Alex talked to Theory Ventures founder Tomasz Tunguz on the show. As long-time readers of his work, having... more

25 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
Equity Monday: Here’s hoping genAI can make Siri better

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

23 Oct 2023 · 9 minutes
We're sending a cake to the next fintech startup that goes public

Equity is closing out the week with deals from telehealth startup Allara, and Indian space tech company Agnikul. We also... more

20 Oct 2023 · 32 minutes
The venture market is overcorrecting

This week Gené Teare from Crunchbase and Crunchbase News joined the podcast. She's a well-known analyst of the global venture... more

18 Oct 2023 · 32 minutes
Equity Monday: Investors have not given up on web3 gaming

Today on Equity, we're looking into stocks around the world, the expense of running a modern social medial company, Creative... more

16 Oct 2023 · 9 minutes
The FTX co-founder and Alameda CEO didn’t hold back at SBF’s trial (Chain Reaction)

Alex joined Jacquelyn Melinek on Chain Reaction to dive back into the Sam Bankman-Fried trial and what has transpired in... more

14 Oct 2023 · 10 minutes
How do you pronounce IaaS?

The Equity crew is parsing through the week's news in startups and venture, starting with an update on the California... more

13 Oct 2023 · 33 minutes
Why Medium is opting out of AI

This week, Equity had Tony Stubblebine on the show, the CEO of publishing platform Medium.com. Medium has gone through a... more

11 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
Equity Monday: The AI race, crypto doldrums, and the future of fake fish

Equity is kicking off the week with an update on global stocks, AI and startup news around the world. Alex... more

09 Oct 2023 · 9 minutes
The whole venture merry-go-round is decelerating

The Equity crew is talking about the week’s biggest startup and tech news with help from TC reporter extraordinaire and... more

06 Oct 2023 · 34 minutes
SBF's trial has started, and here's what you missed (Equity x Chain Reaction crossover)

SBF's trial has started, and to talk through it, we teamed up TechCrunch's resident crypto reporter and host of the... more

05 Oct 2023 · 33 minutes
Equity Monday: Where fintech is strongest as SBF heads to court

Equity's kicking off Q4 2023 with a look at the global stock market, what's ahead for SBF, Amazon and the... more

02 Oct 2023 · 9 minutes
YC, OpenAI and the trough of disillusionment

This week, Equity has the update on the writer's strike's implications on AI, deals of the week from OpenAI and... more

29 Sep 2023 · 36 minutes
Don't forget to jargon check your AI

This week on Equity, Alex was joined by Nathan Baschez, the CEO and founder of Lex, an AI-infused online writing... more

27 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Equity Monday: Everyone loves Anthropic

Equity is back from Disrupt and getting you caught up on stocks around the world, the Cisco-Splunk deal, why everyone... more

25 Sep 2023 · 9 minutes
Are you feeling Disrupted?

Alex, Kirsten and Becca sat down to recap a very busy (and dare we say successful) TechCrunch Disrupt 2023. We're... more

22 Sep 2023 · 22 minutes
Equity Live: Self-flying helicopters, AI and the battle of the features

We were live at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023! Alex, Kirsten and Becca took the stage with breaking IPO news, how Joby... more

20 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
We'll probably retire before Databricks IPOs

Before flying out for TechCrunch Disrupt, the Equity crew unpacked the latest from Divvy homes, companies we wish would just... more

15 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
What’s more venture capital than space lasers?

This week, Equity brought TechCrunch+ senior climate reporter Tim De Chant on the show to talk climate tech, hardware breakthroughs,... more

13 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
Equity Monday: Instacart, Klaviyo and the art of the unicorn haircut

Equity is kicking off the week with another look at the stock market and upcoming earnings before diving deep into... more

11 Sep 2023 · 9 minutes
Who shuts down the shut down-ers?

The Equity crew is looking into Mentra's plan to help neurodivergent jobseekers, how SimpleClosure might be betting on the downturn,... more

08 Sep 2023 · 39 minutes
Y Combinator is still paranoid (re-run)

In preparation for another Y Combinator Demo Day, we're throwing it back to Alex and Natasha's interview with Michael Seibel,... more

06 Sep 2023 · 51 minutes
Equity Tuesday: Arm's IPO won't resurrect private-market liquidity

Alex is back on Equity with the latest on the never-ending earnings season, crypto, ARM's IPO range, a new Africa-focused... more

05 Sep 2023 · 9 minutes
What’s the opposite of a lean startup?

This week, Equity is covering deals from Teamshares and MoonPay then digging into new rental-focused startups, the IPO drought and... more

01 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
What founders can escape venture's no-man's land?

This week on Equity, we're digging into how "great" founders are successfully guiding their companies towards cash flow positivity. Alex... more

30 Aug 2023 · 36 minutes
Equity Monday: IPOs are back and the Equity crew is feasting

Equity is catching you up on stocks around the world, how Instacart and Klaviyo are bringing tech IPOs back, and... more

28 Aug 2023 · 8 minutes
Gen-Z is rewriting the rules of the Internet, and here's how startups should respond

Today, we’re bringing you a bonus episode! Alex chatted with Courtney Chow, a vice president at Battery Ventures focused on... more

26 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Startups that are Ramp-ing up, and startups that are full of sh**

This week on Equity, we're talking through Nvidia's impressive earnings report, raises from Ramp and AI-powered writing tool, Lex, Northvolt's... more

25 Aug 2023 · 37 minutes
LatAm 'plays on hard mode' according to VC Mercedes Bent

This week, Mary Ann spoke with Mercedes Bent, Partner on the early stage team at Lightspeed Ventures and co-lead of Lightspeed’s LatAm... more

23 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
Equity Monday: Robotaxis hit a speed bump and IPOs are back on the menu

Equity's digging into tech news from the weekend and what’s making headlines early in the week, from Recur's shutdown and... more

21 Aug 2023 · 8 minutes
Some good news, some Better.com news

This week, the Equity team had no shortage of news to sift through. We kicked off with an update on... more

18 Aug 2023 · 33 minutes
The software market, AI moats, and when to go public with Amplitude CEO Spenser Skates

This week, Equity had Amplitude CEO Spenser Skates on the show to talk about life after the company's successful IPO,... more

16 Aug 2023 · 37 minutes
Equity Monday: Another $100M for AI, why not

Equity has your Monday morning rundown with earnings to look out for this week, Anthropic raising another $100 million, what's... more

14 Aug 2023 · 10 minutes
Ladies and gentlemen: the dregs of the SPAC boom

This week, Mary Ann and Alex are looking at how Lula set itself up for a massive up-round and MLOps... more

11 Aug 2023 · 32 minutes
Maybe we shouldn't sue away DEI in venture

This week, Dominic-Madori Davis came back on the show to chat with Mary Ann and Alex about a lawsuit targeting... more

09 Aug 2023 · 30 minutes
Equity Monday: Have we reached peak smartphone?

Catching up from last week and preparing for the week ahead, Alex is diving into the latest for global stocks... more

07 Aug 2023 · 9 minutes
Chain Reaction: Ripple’s chief legal officer talks SEC lawsuit, XRP ‘win’ and future regulation (w/ Stu Alderoty)

Today, we're bringing you an episode of Chain Reaction. Jacquelyn interviewed Stu Alderoty, chief legal officer of Ripple Labs... more

04 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
Yeah, but is that venture backable?

Not all TAM is equal. This week, Alex and Mary Ann had Sara Mauskopf on the show, the CEO and... more

02 Aug 2023 · 35 minutes
Equity Monday: Twitter's rebrand is a go, and we're Blazing Our Collective Glory

We're getting you ready for the week with a list of earnings to keep your eye on, what's happening in... more

31 Jul 2023 · 8 minutes
It's always earnings season if you look hard enough

Mary Ann and Alex were joined by Kirsten Korosec to dig through the week's headlines, starting with AngelList's acquisition of... more

28 Jul 2023 · 35 minutes
What’s next for social media from someone who’s Extremely Online

This week, Alex had Washington Post columnist Taylor Lorenz on to chat about her upcoming book, Extremely Online, the history... more

26 Jul 2023 · 31 minutes
Please re-xeet this podcast episode

Alex is back with your Monday morning rundown, and today we're taking a look at stocks around the globe, news... more

24 Jul 2023 · 9 minutes
That's capitalism, baby!

We're back with another packed news week so Alex and Mary Ann tagged in Becca Szkutak to help us out.... more

21 Jul 2023 · 33 minutes
Venture's Q2 was calm (and that's not good)

So, what happened in venture capital-land during Q2 2023? A lot, and not very much. We got PitchBook venture guru... more

19 Jul 2023 · 33 minutes
Equity Monday: Intel backs robotics startup, Twitter loses money, and fintech shows signs of life

Hello, and welcome back to Equity. Here’s the rundown from this morning: Stocks are largely down around the world following... more

17 Jul 2023 · 7 minutes
We're in the pruning phase of tech layoffs

This week, A new Chinese AI model had us wondering who is really going to win the AI war, Founders... more

14 Jul 2023 · 32 minutes
Is ChatGPT the iBeer of LLMs?

We're digging into AI's iPhone moment with a very special guest: Matthew Lynley, one of the founding hosts of Equity... more

12 Jul 2023 · 32 minutes
Equity Monday: People like Threads

Alex is back from a well-deserved vacation and ready for your Monday rundown. We're talking about Ant's new valuation, Threads'... more

10 Jul 2023 · 8 minutes
Hey, stuck startups, reducing growth could make you less fundable

Mary Ann took the lead this time, and she sat down (virtually) with Immad Akhund, the CEO and co-founder of... more

07 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
Steering through venture's global correction with the GPCA's CEO

To cap off the second quarter and get our claws into what is going on around the world, we had... more

05 Jul 2023 · 36 minutes
Well done, Pismo and Visa! You gave SoftBank a win

Mary Ann and Alex are back for another busy news week chock full of deals to chew through. We kick things off... more

30 Jun 2023 · 37 minutes
Nubank's CEO explains what the US could learn from LatAm fintech

Mary Ann is taking over today's interview with David Vélez, the co-founder and CEO of Nubank, digging into how the... more

28 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
Equity Monday: Crypto ticks higher, fintech gets interesting again and fraud is still bad

For the last Monday of Q2, Alex is getting into crypto's mini-boom, IRL's digital fraud, Vanta's quick ARR growth, TreasurySpring... more

26 Jun 2023 · 8 minutes
Dropbox hearts AI, the creator-platform wars and why we’re bullish on fake booze

The summer slowdown is far from happening yet, so Mary Ann and Alex are back with TechCrunch's mobility lead, Kirsten Korosec. We're... more

23 Jun 2023 · 33 minutes
The startup boom failed to build a creator utopia

Alex had Eric Silver, Head of Creative at the podcast collective Multitude on the show to help us sort through... more

21 Jun 2023 · 32 minutes
Alibaba shakes up its leadership, OpenAI lobbies EU regulators, and the late-stage market is a mess

And we're back! After a week off and an America holiday yesterday, there was much to get to. Alex is... more

20 Jun 2023 · 10 minutes
Sequoia does to itself what the Biden administration wants to do with Google

It was a hectic week, with little in the way of the traditional Summer Slowdown making itself known. So, here's... more

09 Jun 2023 · 31 minutes
Charting the future of the early-stage venture market with Carta’s CEO

This week, we had Carta CEO Henry Ward on to chat through the early-stage market with us, from the quality... more

08 Jun 2023 · 30 minutes
Equity Monday: Revenge of the Mutual Funds

This fine Monday we are celebrating the start of June, and the fact that there are still earnings rounds for... more

05 Jun 2023 · 10 minutes
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
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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