Equity is TechCrunch's venture capital podcast. In each episode, you'll hear the stories behind the money that runs Silicon Valley. Each week, TechCrunch reporter Alex Wilhelm, Managing Editor Danny Crichton and reporter Natasha Mascarenhas to discuss the news behind the launches, rounds and public debuts of the companies making waves. Produced by Chris Gates and Grace Mendenhall.
Winner of Startup Battlefield is...
And the winner of TC's Startup Battlefield is.... gonna have to listen to find out
Freshworks, Toast go public and we have Takes
Today we got the gang together -- Natasha and Danny and Alex -- to chat about the most recent IPOs in tech-land, namely debuts from Freshworks and Toast.
TechCrunch has covered their pair of firms somewhat closely during their IPO run, as they each have some notable characteristics:
Equity Monday: A global selloff to kick off Disrupt week
This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets.
A knock against bootstrapping
Natasha and Mary Ann and Alex were all aboard this week under the guidance of Chris and Grace, which meant we had the full team. And speaking of teams, Mary Ann is joining the Friday show on a weekly basis now. She's been a friend for years, and a colleague now twice-over for Natasha and Alex and we could not be more excited.
Why bringing you emergency toothpaste could be big business
This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic. This time 'round we took a look into the world of on-demand delivery in Europe, with an especial focus on the so-called "instant" grocery sector, and delivered convenience items.
The Equity crew riffs on the Intuit-Mailchimp news
We are back! From this morning, I suppose. But the news cycle doesn't wait for our publishing schedule, so the Equity crew got together to yammer all about the Intuit-Mailchimp acquisition.
A $12 billion deal comprised of stock and cash, it's a big on. And as Mailchimp has both a history of boostrapping and a founding story in a non-Silicon Valley city we had lots to chat about.
As a general reminder, if you do listen to the show, hit us up on Twitter as we are doing more and more of these Spaces. They are good and relaxed fun, so don't take them too seriously. We like to have fun.
Alright, Equity is back on Wednesday with our regularly scheduled programming. Chat then!
Great show. Wish they had more breadth
Love listening to this show. There is good banter and I usually learn a bunch. My only critique is they seem to exclusively cover specific kinds of tech startups. I wish they covered more on biotech startups.
You guys are great!
Awesome way to get up to speed on what’s happening in VC , the market, and meaningful growth companies out there. Plus, none of you have annoying voices! That is much appreciated.