Once a week, we will be unpacking the story behind Crunchbase News stories in a six episode podcast series: Some Personal News.
Some Personal News: Direct Listings
On the final episode of the mini-series, Sophia Kunthara sits down with Crunchbase News Editor-in-Chief Alex Wilhelm to talk about direct listings and why some companies have opted to forego the traditional IPO route.
Some Personal News: Tinder As A Business Lesson
Natasha and Sophia talk about the differences between private equity and venture capital, and how finding love on Tinder isn't so different from trying to land a big return on a VC investment.
Some Personal News: WhatsApp As A Growth Hack
Sophia and Natasha talk about how WhatsApp has become a critical tool for small businesses in other countries for their day-to-day operations and growth strategy.
Some Personal News: Q3 Venture Reports
Natasha sits down with Crunchbase News senior data reporter Jason D. Rowley to talk about the state of venture capital during Q3 and how he sifts through data for quarterly reports.
Some Personal News: Visas and Startups
Natasha takes us behind the scenes of her reporting on visas and how they affect startup talent pools, and why empathy is the best tool a journalist can have.
Some Personal News: IPO Unpacked
This week, we chat with Sophia about the first place she scrolls to when an S-1 drops, the startup all dentists dislike, and pea protein.