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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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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
Burn, community, burn

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