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Changes at YC, DoorDash raises more, and how to avoid an IPO

5/24/2019
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We're back to our old, weekly cadence. Which is all well and good but after a run of doubling up episodes to keep up with the news cycle, showing up just every seven days nearly feels like vacation. But hey, we're here for you (you follow us both on Twitter, right?).

Duration:00:27:20

Unpacking Away's $1.4B valuation, the startup studio model and CrowdStrike's S-1

5/17/2019
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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 something a bit special for the team, albeit in a sad way. It marked the last episode in which we'd all be together in the current TechCrunch office. It's a place we've spent so much time in so we were all a bit nostalgic. (TC is moving offices, nothing else is changing!)

Duration:00:27:47

Equity Shot: Judging Uber's less-than-grand opening day

5/10/2019
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We are back, as promised. Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm re-convened today to discuss the latest from the Uber IPO. Namely that it opened down, and then kept falling.

Duration:00:13:34

Why Om Malik thinks 'the VC subsidized life is over'

5/10/2019
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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 full Equity staff on hand to dig through the week's news, helmed by Kate Clark and Connie Loizos with Alex Wilhelm in the studio too. Plus, Om Malik, a former scribbler and current venture capitalist, joined us to riff on the latest.

Duration:00:37:51

New a16z funds, a $200M round, and the latest from WeWork and Slack

5/3/2019
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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 brought the ever-excellent Danny Crichton back to the show, along with myself. The two of us opted to do a bit of a news run, so strap in for a host of topics. Of course, we had to cover some IPO news at the end, but here’s what else happened this week that caught our eye:

Duration:00:27:18

Equity Shot: Uber's IPO terms and Slack's S-1

4/26/2019
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Kate and Alex are back (again), bringing you the latest on the IPO front. As Friday is coming to a close, we'll keep this post short to leave plenty of room for you to dig into the audio. Welcome to the weekend.

Duration:00:21:53

Mary Meeker's new fund, two IPOs from China, and what's next for Uber and Slack?

4/26/2019
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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 Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm dug into the latest, namely big news on the fund front from folks you know, two China-based companies going public on domestic exchanges, and what's next in the long-running sagas of getting Uber and Slack public.

Duration:00:24:22

Equity Shot: Pinterest zooms into the public markets (and yet another tech company files for an IPO)

4/19/2019
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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 is a relaxed, Friday, Equity Shot. That means Kate and Alex were on deck to chew through the latest from the IPO front. We'll keep doing extra episodes as long as we have to, though we're slightly sorry if we're becoming a bit much.

Duration:00:18:12

VCs bet on cannabis vaping, ED meds and mobile fertility clinics

4/18/2019
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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 bit of a reunion with Kate and Alex on as usual, with the addition of Extra Crunch denizen extraordinaire Danny Crichton. Danny, you may recall, has been a semi-regular Equity co-host over the past year.

Duration:00:25:47

'Undercorns,' IPOs and what going public is really about

4/12/2019
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.Kate and Alex were here yesterday to dig into the Uber IPO filing; for today's episode, we put that aside and discussed everything else that happened this week. Lucky for us, for the second half of our Thursday podcast-a-thon, the excellent Phil Libin joined us. He was the perfect guest for an IPO-heavy week.

Duration:00:29:31

Equity Shot: Uber S1

4/11/2019
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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 time for another Equity Shot, a quick-take episode centered around a breaking news event. This time, as you already guessed, Kate Clark and I sat down to dig into the Uber S-1. It's a huge, complex document, but we did our best to summarize what's inside.

Duration:00:27:57

Equity Dive: Patreon

4/7/2019
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We want to introduce you to a new special Equity show called Equity Dive. Each month, as part of TechCrunch’s membership offering Extra Crunch, we will talk to the writer of Extra Crunch’s EC-1, a deep dive look into a single company. Their origin story, growth and future prospects. Enjoy this first one with Eric Peckham who spent hours with the powers that be at Patreon, a platform that lets creators develop relationships with their fans and generate revenue from their work. If you don’t...

Duration:00:25:18

The future of a16z, Lyft's sinking stock and another IPO to watch

4/5/2019
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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 your humble Equity squad (Kate Clark, Alex Wilhelm) were stoked to take on as much as we could with what little time we had. We kicked off with a speed round that turned out to not be very quick and then dug into the biggest news of the week.

Duration:00:25:16

Equity Shot: Lyft is public -- what does that mean for other IPO-ready unicorns?

3/29/2019
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Sure, we just aired a new episode yesterday but things keep happening, and after talking about this crop of IPOs for so long, we can't help ourselves. (You can follow us on Twitter, here and here, by the way, if Equity isn't enough for you.)Lyft, as you know, started trading today, closing the loop on a long saga that brought the smaller of the two domestic...

Duration:00:13:38

Lyft's IPO, Casper the friendly unicorn and WeWork's staggering losses

3/29/2019
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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 full gang around, with Connie Loizos in the studio with Kate Clark and our guest Barrett Cohn from Scenic Advisement. Alex was on the line from Providence.

Duration:00:28:23

Equity Shot: Pinterest and Zoom file to go public

3/22/2019
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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.

Duration:00:17:15

Lyft's IPO is hot, YC demo day, two new unicorns, and what's Boy Brow?

3/22/2019
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* There were some edit issues in the initial publishing of this week's Equity episode that have been corrected. The player below will play the corrected episode. 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.

Duration:00:30:11

Uber's IPO targets April, Stash stacks cash, and YC shakes it up

3/15/2019
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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 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.

Duration:00:21:26

Changes at Y Combinator, $1.5B more for ridehailing, and Airbnb buys HotelTonight

3/8/2019
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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.

Duration:00:26:21

Equity Shot: Lyft files to go public and we're stoked

3/1/2019
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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...

Duration:00:15:41