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Equity Shot: Pinterest and Zoom file to go public
Equity
access_time4 days ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.What a Friday. This afternoon (mere hours after we released our regularly scheduled episode no less!), both Pinterest and Zoom dropped their public S-1 filings. So we rolled up our proverbial sleeves and ran through the numbers. If you want to follow along, the Pinterest S-1 is here, and the Zoom document is here.
Lyft's IPO is hot, YC demo day, two new unicorns, and what's Boy Brow?
Equity
access_time5 days ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm took us through an IPO, a big round, 943 startup pitches, two new unicorns, and some scooter news. A very 2019 mix, really.
Uber's IPO targets April, Stash stacks cash, and YC shakes it up
Equity
access_time12 days ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a lot of fun. Connie Lozios took the captain's chair in San Francisco while I manned the sails, and we had Female Founders Fund's founder Anu Duggal in the studio to round out our crew.
Changes at Y Combinator, $1.5B more for ridehailing, and Airbnb buys HotelTonight
Equity
access_time18 days ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.We're back to basics this week with Kate Clark at the helm, Alex Wilhelm in the sidecar, and a stack of venture capital news and happenings to get through. And to make everyone feel included, we kicked off the episode with a roll-call of new VC funds.
Equity Shot: Lyft files to go public and we're stoked
Equity
access_time25 days ago
Hello and welcome to an Equity Shot, a short-form episode of the show where we dive into a single breaking news story. Guess what we're talking about today?! It's Lyft. You guessed correctly. The Lyft S-1 is the very first major S-1 event of 2019. As you might recall, the government shutdown gummed the IPO process by halting the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that plays the most active role in helping a company go public. Now the government is open, and Lyft's formerly private filing is now a public filing.
Four rounds for women-led startups, and a huge Series A for Motif
Equity
access_time25 days ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. February is now behind us, but we gathered the troops to send it off in style: Connie Loizos was here, Kate Clark was in, I was around, and NEA's Jonathan Golden joined us, as well.
Pinterest and Lyft move closer to IPO and LPs question the Vision Fund's investment strategy
Equity
access_time1 month ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What a week. It had looked a bit quiet with just a few big rounds to cover. I was looking forward to a relaxed episode, frankly. But no, as Kate and I were prepping the show notes, the News Gods opened the heavens and dropped a fifty-weight of mana right on our heads.
Peloton peddles toward an IPO, self-driving is big business and SaaS's new highs
Equity
access_time1 month ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a treat. We had TechCrunch's own Connie Loizos in the studio along with your humble servant and General Catalyst's Niko Bonatsos. A fine group for a busy week. We had to pare our topic list some for length, but after working out what qualified as the biggest news from our usual orbit, we decided to touch on:
Spotify <3 podcasts, Calm becomes a unicorn and Reddit's Series D
Equity
access_time2 months ago
Hello, and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate Clark and I sat down to get through the biggest news in the venture and startup world. This is our regular episode of the week after a shot focused on the Slack IPO, and an interview concerning Facebook. So, back to our roots. And as has been the case for months and months now, there was a lot to get through.
Equity Interview: Roger McNamee is certain Facebook is destroying our democracy
Equity
access_time2 months ago
Famed investor Roger McNamee once advised Facebook. Now he's certain it's destroying our democracy.
Equity Shot: Slack's Confidential IPO Filing
Equity
access_time2 months ago
Hello, and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today we’re bringing back an old Equity format: The Shot. No, I haven’t started drinking again, Equity Shots are short takes on breaking news. And no news was more explosive recently than word that Slack has filed to go public confidentially. Confidentially in that we don’t get to see the numbers (yet), but publicly in that the company went ahead and told the world that it had filed, privately, with the SEC. Which, as our own Danny Crichton points out, is open once again now that the government has reopened. If you want to follow along with the numbers as we talk, this post is where most of my notes are, and you can read all of TechCrunch’s Slack coverage here. We’re back in a flash with our regular weekly episode on Friday. Stay cool!
Everyone Raises $100M, Pinterest And Zoom Want To Go Public, And HelloSign
Equity
access_time2 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we recorded as a trio: Connie Loizos holding down the studio with our guest, the ever-present Jeff Clavier of Uncorked Capital. I dialed in from the what was the East Coast, back before it froze over.
Scooters 2.0, Munchery ghosts, and solving contraceptive deserts
Equity
access_time2 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the gang back together with our own Connie Loizos at the helm, Kate Clark in the studio as well, Alex on the phone, and Ed Sim from Boldstart Ventures onboard as well. A good crew for a busy week.
More scooter dollars, Slack’s revenue projections, and the IPO traffic jam
Equity
access_time2 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Bradley Tusk on mobile voting, Uber's IPO race with Lyft and the Dems taking over the House
Equity
access_time3 months ago
With everyone logging valuable family time this week and wondering if it's worth returning that sweater, we decided to do something a little different and run a special holiday episode, one that features just Connie Loizos in conversation with Bradley Tusk, a venture capitalist, philanthropist, book author and, earlier in his career, a trusted aid to billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
SoftBank's triple, Pinterest is going public, and the market meltdown
Equity
access_time3 months ago
This week we had 75 percent of the core crew on hand to chat: Connie Loizos, Danny Crichton, and myself. Kate will be back on the show early next year, we promise. We were also joined by Menlo Ventures' Venky Ganesan who was a super great addition to the team.
Ridesharing IPOs and $850M for Luckin, Plaid and Zymergen
Equity
access_time3 months ago
This week we had the regular crew back together which was good fun. Connie took point, we had Danny mic'd up in New York, and I was onsite to help the crew natter along with Bubba Murarka, a former VC and founder who now cuts checks on his own. Thematically, this was a week of mega rounds so we had little choice but to go over more than a few. And Uber is out there doing its IPO thing. So, we started with cars and pivoted into rounds.
Lyft's going public, Uber's eyeing Bird, Utah's tech scene, and trade tensions
Equity
access_time4 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Asana raises $50M, Airbnb gets a new CFO, and a 2019 IPO preview
Equity
access_time4 months ago
Asana raises $50 million. Airbnb gets a new CFO. And there are a number of private tech companies worth $10 billion or more (10x unicorns, or, ahem, decacorns) that will probably try to go public next year.
A Thanksgiving-ish special episode
Equity
access_time4 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. It's the day after Thanksgiving, so if you are reading this in America I hope there is a pet leaned up against your legs and that you are sitting next to a fire while staring down one more plate of leftovers. We made this episode for just such a moment. Welcome to our take on a relaxed episode of Equity, a show normally featuring four people arguing about this or that. This week, it's just TechCrunch's Kate Clark and myself digging into some of the strangest and most interesting rounds of the year. Thus far, at least.
Uber's financials, Qualtric's $8B exit, and what's going on at WeWork
Equity
access_time4 months ago
This week, Uber was first in line due to the scale of its results. The firm disclosed its third-quarter results including slowing growth (in percentage terms), steep losses on a GAAP basis (GAAP means that all costs were counted) and adjusted losses that fell in the period. Next up was the big deal of the week, effectively. The Qualtrics exit to SAP for $8 billion in cash, a portion of which it borrowed, as we point out. The deal meant that the company didn't actually go public (boo), but it still made a hell of a splash all the same.
SoftBank's debt, Ford buys Spin, and Chinese coffee is huge money
Equity
access_time5 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a blast. Connie and I were in the studio with our guest, True Ventures's Tony Conrad, while Danny repped the other side of the country, dialing in from New York.
Fortnight’s funding royale, China struggles, and Coinbase gets a boost to $8 billion
Equity
access_time5 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, we missed Alex Wilhelm, who was sunning himself somewhere (vitamin D deficit), but we had a rollicking time nonetheless with TC's very excellent VC reporter Kate Clark, along with our always dependable co-host Danny Crichton and, in a bit of perfect timing, investor Brad Twohig of Lightspeed Venture Partners, whose firm participated in one of the week's biggest financings, a $1.25 billion round for Epic Games, maker of the gaming smash hit "Fortnite."
Market turmoil, billion dollar funds, and the Qualtrics IPO
Equity
access_time5 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the normal band was together, with Connie Loizos, Danny Crichton, and myself on hand along with IVP investor Jules Maltz.
Facebook’s debacle, $100M rounds, and Slack links up with Atlasssian
Equity
access_time8 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This was one hell of a week. Happily, we had our own Connie Loizos, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm on hand, along with Initialized Capital's Alexis Ohanian to pick over the mix.
Zoox's fresh $500M, how to spend $6.3B and Microsoft's fine fiscal year
Equity
access_time8 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had another full house which made for a good time. Our own Connie Loizos, Matthew Lynley and I were joined by Renata Quintini, a partner at Lux Capital. Today's episode is a grab bag of topics, including some self-driving stuff, late-stage venture noodling, and Microsoft. So, this show hit on every topic I used to have listed on my OkCupid profile. First up was Zoox's epic $500 million infusion. The self-driving company is notable for its full-stack approach, and, as Lux is a long-time investor in the project, we had the perfect guest on hand to help us discuss it. As you can imagine, we dug around who else is working in the space, what SoftBank is up to, and why Zoox might need so much capital.
Uber gets into scooters, every VC is raising, and why private equity loves SaaS
Equity
access_time9 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the full crew in the studio along with a friend. The excellent Connie Loizos hosted, and Matthew Lynley and I were both on as well, along with our guest this week: Graham Brown, a partner at Lerer Hippeau, an early-stage venture fund based in New York.
Lyft goes biking, Airbnb is going public (eventually), big money for software robots, and Juul
Equity
access_time9 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we were back in the studio with Connie Loizos and myself hanging out with Jai Das, a managing director at Sapphire Ventures. Our beloved Matthew Lynley was off this week, but he’ll be back for the next episode.
Bird and Lyft raise $900M, a16z launches a crytpo fund, and $6B more for Sequoia
Equity
access_time9 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Connie Loizos and I were joined by Norwest’s Scott Beechuk. Sadly, Matthew Lynley was reading slam poetry to ambivalent cacti in the Sonora Desert and thus couldn’t join us. He’ll be back soon, we promise.
GitHub's epic exit, Domo's dicey math, and Dataminr's big raise
Equity
access_time10 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This time ’round we had Connie and Alex on hand with Brian Ascher, a longtime partner with Venrock down in Palo Alto, Ca. It was a surprisingly busy week, so we had our work cut out us. Without further ado:
Rover's epic raise, Uber's Q1 results, and a trio of IPO's
Equity
access_time10 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Circle raises $110, VCs hunt liquidity, and the Vision Fund's possible twin
Equity
access_time10 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today Matthew Lynley, Connie Loizos and I were joined by Semil Shah, the founder of seed-stage fund Haystack and venture partner at Lightspeed.
Robinhood raises, Flipkart exits, and MoviePass is running out of cash
Equity
access_time11 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-themed podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Matthew Lynley, Connie Loizos and myself were joined by Villi Iltchev, a partner at August Capital.
Tesla, Apple, Spotify earnings and the DocuSign, Smartsheet IPO Recap
Equity
access_time11 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Equity podcast: Everyone beats earnings, racing to $1 trillion, and Square goes shopping
Equity
access_time11 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Coinbase buys a startup, Discord’s a unicorn and Netflix soars
Equity
access_time11 months ago
This week TechCrunch's Katie Roof and Crunchbase News's Alex Wilhelm sat down with Science Inc's Michael Jones to dig through the latest in the world of technology and money. And goddamn was there some stuff to get through.
VCs are hungry for Instacart, big money for bikes and a slew of enterprise IPOs
Equity
access_time12 months ago
This week was a damn corker. Instacart is fighting back! Zuora went public and it went well! There were other IPOs! Uber loves bikes! And what is #AllRaise? We happily had a good crew on hand to sift through the mix, including Katie Roof, myself, and Kara Nortman, a general partner at Upfront Ventures.
Spotify steadies, DocuSign’s big year, and scooters are the new blockchain
Equity
access_time12 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof and I were joined by David Welsh, part of KKR’s growth equity shop. (His formal title: Member and Head of TMT Growth Equity, where “member” actually means “partner,” it turns out.)
Equity Shot | Spotify
Equity
access_time12 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm were joined by David Golden who Managing Partner at Revolution to talk about Spotify's direct listing.
DocuSign files, IPOs pile up, Dropbox soars and the markets gyrate
Equity
access_time12 months ago
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm were joined by Byron Deeter of Bessemer Venture Partners, who was an excellent selection to have on deck as we tooled through the most recent news. And there was a lot to get through, as a host of companies have decided to go public before the markets turn south.
Dropbox goes public and who's looking in the IPO window
Equity
access_time1 year ago
Welcome to the Dropbox Equity Shot! Today Katie Roof sat down with Eric Kim, who wrote the Dropbox research report for Goodwater capital. Eric breaks down the Dropbox IPO and looks ahead to the IPOs coming down the pipeline, explaining along the way how open the IPO window is today.
Facebook says “oops” and Dropbox with a wave of enterprise IPOs
Equity
access_time1 year ago
Welcome to "Equity," TechCrunch's venture capital and tech business podcast. For this week, we talked about the wave of enterprise IPOs. And we were joined by Dharmesh Thakker, a general partner at Battery Ventures. He was the perfect guest because he specializes in enterprise and Battery is pretty good at it. We also talked about Facebook's privacy debacle.
Gillmor Gang: TV Dinner
Gillmor Gang
access_time1 year ago
The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Saturday, March 10, 2018.
All the coolest cars at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
TechCrunch TV News
access_time1 year ago
TechCrunch attended the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, which is a showcase for ambitious, wild, fast and fantastic cars from basically all the world's automakers. Here's what caught our eye this year.
Gillmor Gang: Paying Attention
Gillmor Gang
access_time1 year ago
The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Frank Radice, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, March 2, 2018.
Spotify’s anti-IPO, Dropbox’s going public, Amazon’s $1B doorbell; and more money for DoorDash
Equity
access_time1 year ago
We had the full crew on hand this week with Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof, and myself, along with Mar Hershenson from Pear Ventures who stepped into the guest chair. It was a damn busy week, with news raining down from the skies. We had to pick the best, so we went with the biggest rounds and exits. You are welcome.
Pilot from Waverly Labs are real-time language translation earbuds
TechCrunch Gadgets
access_time1 year ago
Waverly Labs is a 20 person Brooklyn-based company that specializes in real-time translation through a pair of Bluetooth earbuds called Pilot.
Self Driving Porsche Powered by Huawei's Mate 10 Pro
TechCrunch Gadgets
access_time1 year ago
Huawei shows off the power of it's Kirin 970 chipset by powering a self driving Porsche.
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