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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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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
AI's busy week, and why the heck are so many VCs leaving their firms?