Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
This week’s episode was a testament to originating do, as we’ve had to cancel some journeys, juggle a few cases patrons, and get up and running as a podcast that have guests dial in without losing our pace. So, this week Danny and Natasha and Alex were is participating in Unshackled VC’s Manan Mehta.
And it extended somewhat ok, aside from a glitch or two, expect Equity to still feature patrons as often as it utters smell, even if we’re currently locked out of our own studio. Anyhoo, a combo of local tape, remote video setups, and Chris handling the dials meant that we were able to talk over all the good stuff 😛 TAGEND
Hashicorp develops $175 million at a$ five billion valuation. It was nice to see a round so large take place when the rest of the sky in tech was busy falling onto itself. Deepgram conjures $12 million. Alex enveloped this company’s funding, winding up pretty excited about these new technologies itself. Edtech startup Teachable outlets after good GMV growth. Nice exit for this New York City-based startup, and we chitchatted about the early-stage edtech market, which was good fun. VC conglomerates furnish radical rehabilitation for benefactors due to the COVID-1 9 eruption.It differentiates another data point in the smaller, but developing, cohort of venture capitalists thinking here of mental health services beyond an investment opportunity. Remote Year, which helps you work while traveling the nations of the world, lays off 50% of staff. It’s one of an incoming tumult of layoffs we’re expecting to see from travel-related startups. Danny advised founders to announce their rounds now to reassure their employees and purchasers that they are ready for the coming recession And ultimately, what’s up with Airbnb’s direct itemize timing? We tried to sort that out before we extended short of time.
All told there were some roars, and we depleted a good few minutes before mentioning COVID-1 9. It was good fun to have the gang on for a classic Equity occurrence, and a big thanks to Manan for coming aboard under less-than-optimal circumstances.
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