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Apple’s $400M deals, Target buys a startup and uh-oh net neutrality

12/15/2017
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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 Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself — Alex Wilhelm -- were joined by Eric Liaw from IVP to dig through the pre-Christmas news.

Duration: 00:28:33


Lyft's driving fast, Blue Apron's troubles and bitcoin infinity

12/8/2017
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-themed podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

Duration: 00:30:36


Uber’s big discount, more money for Pokémon, and Jeff Bezos is worth how much?

12/1/2017
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This week Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm were joined by Heather Hartnett of Human Ventures. It has been a surprisingly newsy November, so we narrowed ourselves to just a few topics: Uber, Niantic, Meetup, and Jeff Bezos' checking account.

Duration: 00:32:07


Stitch Fix and Sailpoint get their IPOs done before the turkey dies

11/24/2017
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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: 00:20:57


Musical.ly, Bumble, SendGrid and not Uber

11/17/2017
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. And news there was!

Duration: 00:30:43


An Equity Shot: The Uber-Softbank deal explained

11/13/2017
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Hello and welcome to another Equity Shot, a quick-hit episode of our venture-capital themed podcast. (Equity, released every Friday, focuses on the money behind the headlines.)

Duration: 00:19:24


Roku's on a tear, and Snap had an awful week

11/10/2017
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This week we dove into the earnings reports from Snap and Roku, followed by a quick look at the Chinese companies going public as the year comes to a close.

Duration: 00:26:48


Apple and Tesla report earnings, and IPOs are back

11/3/2017
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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 due to the huge news cycle we were following. So, Katie Roof and I — Alex Wilhelm — brought David Golden into the studio to help us carve through it all. Golden is a Managing Partner at Revolution Ventures, an investing shop based primarily in DC.

Duration: 00:31:51


Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter earnings madness

10/27/2017
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This week brought an earnings influx, with Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet, and Twitter reporting today. In order: Amazon beat expectations partially on the strength of AWS, Microsoft beat expectations and reached a cloud milestone early, Alphabet beat expectations and managed to change one of is key metrics in an interesting way, and Twitter not only beat financial expectations but grew its userbase than many had anticipated.

Duration: 00:23:06


IPOs for Stitch Fix, MongoDB and SendGrid, and Alphabet's Lyft investment

10/20/2017
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On the latest episode, we were joined by Barry Eggers, co-founder and a general partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. There was a lot of IPO news this week. MongoDB debuted and we saw filings on Thursday for both Stitch Fix and SendGrid. And, of course, there was the inevitable ridesharing news. Uber competitor Lyft is now flush with cash after a $1 billion investment from Alphabet. (Alphabet is also involved in a lawsuit against Uber...go figure!)

Duration: 00:35:01


IPO spree continues and Magic Leap wants $1 billion

10/13/2017
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This week had the full crew on deck: Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself — Alex Wilhelm. All that and we were joined by Jeff Grabow, the US venture capital leader at EY. Grabow was a treat to have on, as he has a wealth of knowledge of how companies go public.

Duration: 00:30:03


Uber's board gets bigger, ForeScout's security IPO, and venture investment trends

10/6/2017
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This week the crew --Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm -- were joined by Saar Gur, a general partner at CRV.

Duration: 00:32:23


An Equity Shot: Equifax Hack

9/8/2017
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Each week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself -- Alex Wilhelm -- try to de-obfuscate the opaque and arcane world of startup finance with the help of someone from the industry.

Duration: 00:21:32


The Uber Saga, Delayed IPOs And Just What Is An ICO

9/1/2017
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This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself -- Alex! -- were joined by Samuel Angus, a partner on the corporate team of Fenwick and West, where he represents a number of venture-backed firms including Airbnb and Github.

Duration: 00:34:22


An Equity Shot: Uber's new CEO

8/28/2017
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Each week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself -- Alex Wilhelm -- try to de-obfuscate the opaque and arcane world of startup finance with the help of someone from the industry.

Duration: 00:15:47


Uber's board mess, the Angry Birds IPO, and MongoDB files to go public

8/18/2017
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Each week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself -- Alex Wilhelm -- try to de-obfuscate the opaque and arcane world of startup finance with the help of someone from the industry. This week, Trinity Ventures' Dan Scholnick was in the studio to assist us. And what a week it has been. First, the Uber goat rodeo continued with investors sending public nasty-grams to one another. According to our guest, this sort of squabble isn't precisely rare, but to see so much aired in public by a company...

Duration: 00:33:25


Roku's IPO, Netflix's momentum and Shyp layoffs

7/21/2017
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Cord-cutting was a theme of the latest Equity episode. We were joined by Bloomberg Beta's Roy Bahat and TechCrunch's Silicon Valley editor Connie Loizos joined the crew this week. We talked about Roku's upcoming IPO and Netflix's earnings. We also talked about the challenges facing on-demand shipping company Shyp, which is closing shop in three markets.

Duration: 00:20:31


500 Startups scandals, disappointing IPOs, and the end of Jawbone

7/7/2017
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We kicked off with a deep dive into the continuing venture capital harassment scandal, which has already brought down one firm, led to a number of smashed reputations, and most recently led to dramatic shakeups at 500 Startups. We also touched on this piece, which provides a template for venture behavior.

Duration: 00:23:00