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Bradley Tusk on mobile voting, Uber's IPO race with Lyft and the Dems taking over the House

12/28/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:12

SoftBank's triple, Pinterest is going public, and the market meltdown

12/21/2018
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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.

Duration:00:34:23

Ridesharing IPOs and $850M for Luckin, Plaid and Zymergen

12/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:25:55

Lyft's going public, Uber's eyeing Bird, Utah's tech scene, and trade tensions

12/7/2018
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

Duration:00:31:41

Asana raises $50M, Airbnb gets a new CFO, and a 2019 IPO preview

11/30/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:32

A Thanksgiving-ish special episode

11/23/2018
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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...

Duration:00:19:06

Uber's financials, Qualtric's $8B exit, and what's going on at WeWork

11/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:27:06

SoftBank's debt, Ford buys Spin, and Chinese coffee is huge money

11/9/2018
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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.

Duration:00:29:50

Fortnite’s funding royale, China struggles, and Coinbase gets a boost to $8 billion

11/2/2018
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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...

Duration:00:31:35

Market turmoil, billion dollar funds, and the Qualtrics IPO

10/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:26:48

Twilio shops, Uber and Lyft IPO scuttlebutt, and Instacart raises $600M

10/19/2018
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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 Three Excellent Friends (Connie Loizos, Danny Chrichton, and Alex Wilhelm) on hand to kick things about with Scale Venture Partner's own Rory O'Driscoll.

Duration:00:29:14

Blood capital and gobs of cash for WeWork, smiles, and vegetables

10/12/2018
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had a good crew on the show. We had Connie Loizos and Danny Crichton from TechCrunch, I scampered over from the Crunchbase News domicile, and Brian O'Malley, a general partner with Forerunner Ventures, joined us to us to round out the collective.

Duration:00:34:05

Elon's sick burn, Coinbase funding rumors, and VC hiring trends

10/5/2018
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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 Danny Crichton in the studio. We had Connie Loizos in the studio. I was in the studio. And our guest, the excellent Andy McLoughlin, a partner at UnCork Capital, was in the studio as well.

Duration:00:27:31

SoftBank pays big, SurveyMonkey goes public and JUUL's next step

9/28/2018
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week on Equity, the gang was back together. We had the ever-excellent Connie Loizos on hand, along with TechCrunch's Danny Crichton, and myself, on loan from Crunchbase News. Even better we had Iris Choi on the show. When she's not hanging out with us for the pod, she's a partner at Floodgate.

Duration:00:34:57

Eventbrite goes public, and everyone else is raising hella money

9/21/2018
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This week we worked with an (excellent) skeleton crew. Our own Connie Loizos held down the fort with a guest that knew quite a lot: March Capital's Jamie Montgomery. There was a healthy blizzard of news to get through, so Connie and Jamie plowed ahead.

Duration:00:17:30

Crypto's second bubble, Juul has 60 days and three Chinese IPOs

9/14/2018
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. After a long run of having guests climb aboard each week, we took a pause on that front, bringing together three of our regular hosts instead: Connie Loizos, Danny Chrichton, and myself.

Duration:00:27:24

Live from Disrupt SF: Peak Valley Edition

9/7/2018
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was incredibly fun. We recorded live from the first floor of TechCrunch's Disrupt SF confab, putting us right in the middle of the action. So it was good that we had a full crew on hand to natter about the news. From TechCrunch, Connie Loizos and Danny Chricton were on deck, along with myself. In addition to us regulars, Garry Tan joined in. He's a...

Duration:00:28:23

Tesla’s drama, China-based companies are listing in the U.S., and SurveyMonkey is (finally) going public

8/31/2018
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

Duration:00:27:20

Zoox loses its CEO, Eventbrite is going public, and megarounds for Slack, One Medical, and Getaround

8/24/2018
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had a full house which was super great. TechCrunch's Connie Loizos and Sarah Buhr held down the fort in San Francisco along with our guest, Susan Mac Cormac, a partner at Morrison Foerster where she works on some of the most interesting deals in the private capital space. I dialed in from the home office in Providence.

Duration:00:26:41

Taking Tesla Private, WeWork And Uber Earnings, And What Happened To Crypto

8/17/2018
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Production note: Alex’s mic was a bit whack until the 16-minute mark. Please forgive the issue, we noticed and fixed it as fast as we could. Hugs and love! Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

Duration:00:33:39