Equity: A podcast about the business of startups.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Alex Wilhelm, Natasha Mascarenhas, and Mary Ann Azevedo unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. We wade through the hype to keep you up to date on the world of business, technology and venture capital.
The impact investor and climate correspondent walk into a bar
For our deals of the week, Natasha and Becca talked about Artifact, the new startup from the previous co-founders of Instagram, Spill, a new Twitter alternative that raised pre-seed funding, and Disclo, a startup looking to make it easier for individuals to seek accommodations for their disabilities at work. Then we chatted about the recent flurry of new venture funds and what the timing of these announcements says about where the VC market is at right now. We wrapped up the day with climate tech and how the recent wave of startups in the sector is a promising sign.
Be relevant, or get downturned
This week, Mary Ann is taking over and sitting down with Hans Tung, managing partner of GGV Capital, to talk through how companies can weather a downturn - early and late stage alike - along with his new initiative around embedded fintech.
Equity Monday: If (and only if) McDonald's had an appetite for acquisitions
This Monday, Natasha talks all about recent fintech M&A, Stripe, the latecomer advantage in startups, Atomos' $16 million round, and funding trends form Black Web3 founders
You could be Wasted and not even know it
This week, Natasha, Mary Ann and Becca took the mic to talk through deals of the week, All Raise's CEO departure, what Google's antitrust lawsuit means for startups, how the downturn impacted the way companies are hiring and why femtech stood out in 2022.
All is fair in love and moderation
This week, Natasha interviewed Sarah Oh, the co-founder of T2, a Twitter rival, and Twitter's former Human Rights advisor. Sarah also spent time traveling around the world to help companies build safer, more responsible companies.
Equity Monday: All that VC dry powder is damper than you think
Natasha is back in the Bay after five weeks away, so some could say: San Francisco is back. She started off with some big tech news for Salesforce, Thoma Bravo, and Microsoft, then hopped into the Big Idea around VC's dry powder, and ended with some good news, some bad news and what to look out for in the startup world