Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Happy 2021, or as our own Danny Crichton competently mentions it, December 38, 2020.
Equity crew is back to start the new time in full force, with Alex, Natasha and Danny on the mics and Chris behind the scenes. The reunion led to extreme Dad joke energy from all of us, which helped get through the mountain of tech story that we had in front of us.
In fact, there was so much to talk about that we have a bonus episode coming out Saturday dealing with Roblox and the gaming environment. Stay tuned.
For now, here’s what’s in today’s episode 😛 TAGEND
The remote operate seat is racing to medicine your Zoom fatigue, or at least give you new ways to handle it. This week, we realized GitHub alumni heighten millions for a video storehouse tool, and Teamflow raise more for a virtual stage meant to mimic the serendipity( and productivity) of your currently shuttered office. WeLink parent a $ 185 million Series A round and, while we could have formed monetary classification jokes, there is much work to unpack on the opportunity of 5G and wireless. Divvy locked down $ 165 million, preparing itself a unicorn in the process. Consider this one another win for Utah, and a big moment for the company itself, which is working in a very competitive space. We likewise mentioned a series of brand-new VC stores that closed in the last days of 2020, including One Way, USV, Learn Capital and Madrona. Hopin started shoppin ‘, picking up StreamYard for a quarter-billion because they thought it was boppin ‘. Please forgive our aim at poem. Regardless, Hopin wasted $250 million for StreamYard, a livestreaming technology platform that it intends to operate independently. The combined companionship has around $ 65 million in annual recur income, with the purchased entity bringing $30 million of that on its own. A big cheese. Chirp is likewise out in the market with a checkbook, picking up a podcasting app and a design studio. And on the podcast breast, Amazon is also in the market. This accompanies up the issues to, what really is Amazon Prime, anyways? Finally, we had few statements on why P& G patronage off from buying Billie wallops DTC startups everywhere.
As you can tell by our giggles and jokes this week, it is really good to be back. Enjoy the register, and don’t forget the Saturday extra!
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