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Equity is TechCrunch's weekly podcast focused on all things money when it comes to startups. Massive rounds, notable acquisitions, and interesting IPOs are the fodder for hosts Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm. They'll help everyone under...Show More
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Equity Dive: Patreon

25:18 | Apr 7th

We want to introduce you to a new special Equity show called Equity Dive. Each month, as part of TechCrunch’s membership offering Extra Crunch, we will talk to the writer of Extra Crunch’s EC-1, a deep dive look into a single company. Their origin st...Show More
Equity Shot: WeWork S-1

17:30 | Aug 14th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today is our promised Equity Shot (a short-form, single-topic episode) on the WeWork S-1. You can read Kate’s notes her...Show More
Axios' Dan Primack on 'the most polarizing startup that exists'

41:55 | Aug 13th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a bit special. Instead of meeting up at the TechCrunch HQ to record the episode, Kate and Alex met up in ...Show More
Startups seek sperm... And venture capital backing

24:43 | Aug 9th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we were helmed by Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm, but those of you who love the show having guests on don't desp...Show More
Unpacking DoorDash's $410M Caviar acquisition

23:20 | Aug 2nd

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Why the hell is Robinhood worth $7.6B?

24:56 | Jul 26th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This was a special week for us because Danny was back in the office, which meant we cornered him into coming on the sho...Show More
Can you really predict the next generation of unicorns?

28:47 | Jul 19th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. It's a good week here at Equity HQ because our two co-hosts are both back at the same time! Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm...Show More
The IPO window that never closes

30:26 | Jul 12th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a bit of a turn-about. Kate was off this week and Alex was back, so we brought back a few favorites to ti...Show More
Investing elsewhere with Revolutions’s Clara Sieg

27:11 | Jul 5th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. I was in the studio alone this week with the wonderful Clara Sieg of Revolution, an early-stage venture capital fund th...Show More
SoftBank-backed startup cracks under pressure to scale

26:37 | Jun 28th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Our esteemed co-host Alex Wilhelm was out again this week, but Kate Clark was in the studio with the lovely TechCrunch ...Show More
The VCs behind Libra, Facebook's new cryptocurrency

27:45 | Jun 21st

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Sadly, Equity co-host Alex Wilhelm is out this week, but for good reason: He's getting married this weekend. Fortunatel...Show More
Silicon Valley’s founder fetish infantilizes public companies

34:30 | Jun 14th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a lot of fun. We had Kate and Alex in the studio with Chris running the show and reminding half the recor...Show More
What happens to late-stage VC if the Vision Fund goes away?

26:56 | Jun 7th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Good news! Kate and Alex were both back in the studio this week. And even better news, the new TechCrunch studio is big...Show More
Is the tech press too positive in its coverage of startups?

27:10 | May 31st

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. It's our first week in the new TechCrunch podcast studio, or it was for Kate Clark and Chris Gates. Alex Wilhelm will b...Show More
Changes at YC, DoorDash raises more, and how to avoid an IPO

27:20 | May 24th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We're back to our old, weekly cadence. Which is all well and good but after a run of doubling up episodes to keep up wi...Show More
Unpacking Away's $1.4B valuation, the startup studio model and CrowdStrike's S-1

27:48 | May 17th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.This week was something a bit special for the team, albeit in a sad way. It marked the last episode in which we'd all be ...Show More
Equity Shot: Judging Uber's less-than-grand opening day

13:34 | May 10th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We are back, as promised. Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm re-convened today to discuss the latest from the Uber IPO. Namely ...Show More
Why Om Malik thinks 'the VC subsidized life is over'

37:52 | May 10th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.This week we had the full Equity staff on hand to dig through the week's news, helmed by Kate Clark and Connie Loizos wit...Show More
New a16z funds, a $200M round, and the latest from WeWork and Slack

27:19 | May 3rd

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week brought the ever-excellent Danny Crichton back to the show, along with myself. The two of us opted to do a bi...Show More
Equity Shot: Uber's IPO terms and Slack's S-1

21:54 | Apr 26th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Kate and Alex are back (again), bringing you the latest on the IPO front. As Friday is coming to a close, we'll keep thi...Show More
Mary Meeker's new fund, two IPOs from China, and what's next for Uber and Slack?

24:23 | Apr 26th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm dug into the latest, namely big news on the fund front from folks you know, two Ch...Show More
Equity Shot: Pinterest zooms into the public markets (and yet another tech company files for an IPO)

18:15 | Apr 19th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is a relaxed, Friday, Equity Shot. That means Kate and Alex were on deck to chew through the latest from the IPO fr...Show More
VCs bet on cannabis vaping, ED meds and mobile fertility clinics

25:47 | Apr 18th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.This week was a bit of a reunion with Kate and Alex on as usual, with the addition of Extra Crunch denizen extraordinaire...Show More
'Undercorns,' IPOs and what going public is really about

29:32 | Apr 12th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.Kate and Alex were here yesterday to dig into the Uber IPO filing; for today's episode, we put that aside and discussed e...Show More
Equity Shot: Uber S1

27:58 | Apr 11th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. It's time for another Equity Shot, a quick-take episode centered around a breaking news event. This time, as you already...Show More
The future of a16z, Lyft's sinking stock and another IPO to watch

25:16 | Apr 5th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.This week your humble Equity squad (Kate Clark, Alex Wilhelm) were stoked to take on as much as we could with what little...Show More
Equity Shot: Lyft is public -- what does that mean for other IPO-ready unicorns?

13:39 | Mar 29th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Sure, we just aired a new episode yesterday but things keep happening, and after talking about this crop of IPOs for so ...Show More
Lyft's IPO, Casper the friendly unicorn and WeWork's staggering losses

28:24 | Mar 29th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the full gang around, with Connie Loizos in the studio with Kate Clark and our guest Barrett Cohn from ...Show More
Equity Shot: Pinterest and Zoom file to go public

17:15 | Mar 22nd

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.What a Friday. This afternoon (mere hours after we released our regularly scheduled episode no less!), both Pinterest and...Show More
Lyft's IPO is hot, YC demo day, two new unicorns, and what's Boy Brow?

29:59 | Mar 22nd

* There were some edit issues in the initial publishing of this week's Equity episode that have been corrected. The player below will play the corrected episode. Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where...Show More
Uber's IPO targets April, Stash stacks cash, and YC shakes it up

21:26 | Mar 15th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a lot of fun. Connie Lozios took the captain's chair in San Francisco while I manned the sails, and we had...Show More
Changes at Y Combinator, $1.5B more for ridehailing, and Airbnb buys HotelTonight

26:21 | Mar 8th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.We're back to basics this week with Kate Clark at the helm, Alex Wilhelm in the sidecar, and a stack of venture capital n...Show More
Equity Shot: Lyft files to go public and we're stoked

15:41 | Mar 2nd

Hello and welcome to an Equity Shot, a short-form episode of the show where we dive into a single breaking news story. Guess what we're talking about today?! It's Lyft. You guessed correctly. The Lyft S-1 is the very first major S-1 event of 2019....Show More
Four rounds for women-led startups, and a huge Series A for Motif

19:22 | Mar 1st

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. February is now behind us, but we gathered the troops to send it off in style: Connie Loizos was here, Kate Clark was in...Show More
Pinterest and Lyft move closer to IPO and LPs question the Vision Fund's investment strategy

25:17 | Feb 22nd

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What a week. It had looked a bit quiet with just a few big rounds to cover. I was looking forward to a relaxed episod...Show More
Peloton pedals toward an IPO, self-driving is big business and SaaS's new highs

30:59 | Feb 15th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a treat. We had TechCrunch's own Connie Loizos in the studio along with your humble servant and General...Show More
Spotify <3 podcasts, Calm becomes a unicorn and Reddit's Series D

27:55 | Feb 8th

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate Clark and I sat down to get through the biggest news in the venture and startup world. This is our re...Show More
Equity Interview: Roger McNamee is certain Facebook is destroying our democracy

31:55 | Feb 5th

Famed investor Roger McNamee once advised Facebook. Now he's certain it's destroying our democracy.
Equity Shot: Slack's Confidential IPO Filing

14:29 | Feb 4th

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today we’re bringing back an old Equity format: The Shot. No, I haven’t started drinking again, Equity Shots are...Show More
Everyone Raises $100M, Pinterest And Zoom Want To Go Public, And HelloSign

31:26 | Feb 1st

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we recorded as a trio: Connie Loizos holding down the studio with our guest, the ever-present Jeff Clavier of ...Show More
Scooters 2.0, Munchery ghosts, and solving contraceptive deserts

51:57 | Jan 25th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the gang back together with our own Connie Loizos at the helm, Kate Clark in the studio as well, Ale...Show More
More scooter dollars, Slack’s revenue projections, and the IPO traffic jam

22:45 | Jan 18th

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Bradley Tusk on mobile voting, Uber's IPO race with Lyft and the Dems taking over the House

27:13 | Dec 28th, 2018

With everyone logging valuable family time this week and wondering if it's worth returning that sweater, we decided to do something a little different and run a special holiday episode, one that features just Connie Loizos in conversation with Bradle...Show More
SoftBank's triple, Pinterest is going public, and the market meltdown

34:23 | Dec 21st, 2018

This week we had 75 percent of the core crew on hand to chat: Connie Loizos, Danny Crichton, and myself. Kate will be back on the show early next year, we promise. We were also joined by Menlo Ventures' Venky Ganesan who was a super great addition to...Show More
Ridesharing IPOs and $850M for Luckin, Plaid and Zymergen

25:56 | Dec 14th, 2018

This week we had the regular crew back together which was good fun. Connie took point, we had Danny mic'd up in New York, and I was onsite to help the crew natter along with Bubba Murarka, a former VC and founder who now cuts checks on his own. Th...Show More
Lyft's going public, Uber's eyeing Bird, Utah's tech scene, and trade tensions

31:42 | Dec 7th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Asana raises $50M, Airbnb gets a new CFO, and a 2019 IPO preview

27:32 | Nov 30th, 2018

Asana raises $50 million. Airbnb gets a new CFO. And there are a number of private tech companies worth $10 billion or more (10x unicorns, or, ahem, decacorns) that will probably try to go public next year.
A Thanksgiving-ish special episode

19:06 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. It's the day after Thanksgiving, so if you are reading this in America I hope there is a pet leaned up against your l...Show More
Uber's financials, Qualtric's $8B exit, and what's going on at WeWork

27:06 | Nov 16th, 2018

This week, Uber was first in line due to the scale of its results. The firm disclosed its third-quarter results including slowing growth (in percentage terms), steep losses on a GAAP basis (GAAP means that all costs were counted) and adjusted losses ...Show More
SoftBank's debt, Ford buys Spin, and Chinese coffee is huge money

29:51 | Nov 9th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a blast. Connie and I were in the studio with our guest, True Ventures's Tony Conrad, while Danny reppe...Show More
Fortnite’s funding royale, China struggles, and Coinbase gets a boost to $8 billion

31:35 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, we missed Alex Wilhelm, who was sunning himself somewhere (vitamin D deficit), but we had a rollicking time n...Show More
Market turmoil, billion dollar funds, and the Qualtrics IPO

26:49 | Oct 26th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the normal band was together, with Connie Loizos, Danny Crichton, and myself on hand along with IVP investor J...Show More
Twilio shops, Uber and Lyft IPO scuttlebutt, and Instacart raises $600M

29:15 | Oct 19th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the Three Excellent Friends (Connie Loizos, Danny Chrichton, and Alex Wilhelm) on hand to kick thing...Show More
Blood capital and gobs of cash for WeWork, smiles, and vegetables

34:06 | Oct 12th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had a good crew on the show. We had Connie Loizos and Danny Crichton from TechCrunch, I scampered over f...Show More
Elon's sick burn, Coinbase funding rumors, and VC hiring trends

27:32 | Oct 5th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a treat. We had Danny Crichton in the studio. We had Connie Loizos in the studio. I was in the studio. ...Show More
SoftBank pays big, SurveyMonkey goes public and JUUL's next step

34:57 | Sep 28th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week on Equity, the gang was back together. We had the ever-excellent Connie Loizos on hand, along with TechCrunc...Show More
Eventbrite goes public, and everyone else is raising hella money

17:31 | Sep 21st, 2018

This week we worked with an (excellent) skeleton crew. Our own Connie Loizos held down the fort with a guest that knew quite a lot: March Capital's Jamie Montgomery. There was a healthy blizzard of news to get through, so Connie and Jamie plowed ahea...Show More
Crypto's second bubble, Juul has 60 days and three Chinese IPOs

27:25 | Sep 14th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. After a long run of having guests climb aboard each week, we took a pause on that front, bringing together three of ou...Show More
Live from Disrupt SF: Peak Valley Edition

28:24 | Sep 7th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was incredibly fun. We recorded live from the first floor of TechCrunch's Disrupt SF confab, putting us righ...Show More
Tesla’s drama, China-based companies are listing in the U.S., and SurveyMonkey is (finally) going public

27:21 | Aug 31st, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Zoox loses its CEO, Eventbrite is going public, and megarounds for Slack, One Medical, and Getaround

26:42 | Aug 24th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had a full house which was super great. TechCrunch's Connie Loizos and Sarah Buhr held down the fort in San ...Show More
Taking Tesla Private, WeWork And Uber Earnings, And What Happened To Crypto

33:39 | Aug 17th, 2018

Production note: Alex’s mic was a bit whack until the 16-minute mark. Please forgive the issue, we noticed and fixed it as fast as we could. Hugs and love! Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we un...Show More
Slack raises, Dropbox and Snap report earnings, and Magic Leap is real

37:52 | Aug 10th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm were joined by 500 Startups CEO Christine Tsai for what turned out to be a s...Show More
Cisco buys Duo, Brandless raises $240M, and Apple broaches $1T

33:38 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week TechCrunch's Matthew Lynley and Crunchbase News's Alex Wilhelm were joined by Jyoti Bansal, the founder of A...Show More
Facebook’s debacle, $100M rounds, and Slack links up with Atlassian

33:31 | Jul 27th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This was one hell of a week. Happily, we had our own Connie Loizos, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm on hand, along with ...Show More
Zoox's fresh $500M, how to spend $6.3B and Microsoft's fine fiscal year

34:06 | Jul 20th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had another full house which made for a good time. Our own Connie Loizos, Matthew Lynley and I were joine...Show More
Uber gets into scooters, every VC is raising, and why private equity loves SaaS

34:34 | Jul 13th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the full crew in the studio along with a friend. The excellent Connie Loizos hosted, and Matthew Lynl...Show More
Lyft goes biking, Airbnb is going public (eventually), big money for software robots, and Juul

33:25 | Jul 6th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we were back in the studio with Connie Loizos and myself hanging out with Jai Das, a managing director at Sa...Show More
Bird and Lyft raise $900M, a16z launches a crypto fund, and $6B more for Sequoia

31:57 | Jun 29th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Connie Loizos and I were joined by Norwest’s Scott Beechuk. Sadly, Matthew Lynley was reading slam poetry to...Show More
Twitter buys a startup to battle harassment, e-cigs are booming, and a meditation app is worth $250M

23:53 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week TechCrunch's Silicon Valley Editor Connie Loizos and I jammed out on a couple topics as Alex Wilhelm was out ma...Show More
Scooters go mad, Opendoor wants to buy your house, and Meituan’s IPO

28:09 | Jun 15th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was something of a first for the crew, twice. First, we had two guests on the show, and, also, we only made ...Show More
GitHub's epic exit, Domo's dicey math, and Dataminr's big raise

31:40 | Jun 8th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This time ’round we had Connie and Alex on hand with Brian Ascher, a longtime partner with Venrock down in Palo Alto,...Show More
More funding for scooters, Cruise gets a boost, and Chinese IPOs

33:55 | Jun 1st, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was fun. Back in the studio, Connie Loizos, Matthew Lynley, your humble servant, and Ramneek Gupta, managing di...Show More
Rover's epic raise, Uber's Q1 results, and a trio of IPO's

32:22 | May 25th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Circle raises $110, VCs hunt liquidity, and the Vision Fund's possible twin

29:57 | May 18th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today Matthew Lynley, Connie Loizos and I were joined by Semil Shah, the founder of seed-stage fund Haystack and ventu...Show More
Robinhood raises, Flipkart exits, and MoviePass is running out of cash

29:47 | May 11th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-themed podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Matthew Lynley, Connie Loizos and myself were joined by Villi Iltchev, a partner at August Capital.
Tesla, Apple, Spotify earnings and the DocuSign, Smartsheet IPO Recap

26:02 | May 4th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Everyone beats earnings, racing to $1 trillion, and Square goes shopping

28:50 | Apr 27th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Coinbase buys a startup, Discord’s a unicorn and Netflix soars

33:05 | Apr 20th, 2018

This week TechCrunch's Katie Roof and Crunchbase News's Alex Wilhelm sat down with Science Inc's Michael Jones to dig through the latest in the world of technology and money. And goddamn was there some stuff to get through.
VCs are hungry for Instacart, big money for bikes and a slew of enterprise IPOs

33:44 | Apr 13th, 2018

This week was a damn corker. Instacart is fighting back! Zuora went public and it went well! There were other IPOs! Uber loves bikes! And what is #AllRaise? We happily had a good crew on hand to sift through the mix, including Katie Roof, myself, and...Show More
Spotify steadies, DocuSign’s big year, and scooters are the new blockchain

27:59 | Apr 6th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof and I were joined by David Welsh, part of KKR’s growth equity shop. (His formal title: Member and...Show More
Equity Shot | Spotify

19:32 | Apr 4th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm were joined by David Golden who Managing Partner at Revolution to talk about Spo...Show More
DocuSign files, IPOs pile up, Dropbox soars and the markets gyrate

26:57 | Mar 30th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm were joined by Byron Deeter of Bessemer Venture Partners, who was an excellent s...Show More
Equity Shot | Dropbox goes public and who's looking in the IPO window

18:33 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Welcome to the Dropbox Equity Shot! Today Katie Roof sat down with Eric Kim, who wrote the Dropbox research report for Goodwater capital. Eric breaks down the Dropbox IPO and looks ahead to the IPOs coming down the pipeline, explaining along the way ...Show More
Facebook says “oops” and Dropbox with a wave of enterprise IPOs

37:11 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Welcome to "Equity," TechCrunch's venture capital and tech business podcast. For this week, we talked about the wave of enterprise IPOs. And we were joined by Dharmesh Thakker, a general partner at Battery Ventures. He was the perfect guest because h...Show More
Spotify’s anti-IPO, Dropbox’s going public, Amazon’s $1B doorbell; and more money for DoorDash

36:53 | Mar 2nd, 2018

We had the full crew on hand this week with Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof, and myself, along with Mar Hershenson from Pear Ventures who stepped into the guest chair. It was a damn busy week, with news raining down from the skies. We had to pick the best...Show More
Equity Shot: Dropbox is going public, and Aaron Levie has some advice

18:19 | Feb 24th, 2018

At long last, after many predictions and even a private filing, Dropbox dropped its S-1 today. The filing marks the public beginning of the end of Dropbox’s life as a private company. Dropbox is going public! To mark the occasion, Katie Roof and A...Show More
Roku's reckoning, Snap's huge CEO payout, Airbnb goes upscale and a big NYC acquisition

30:46 | Feb 23rd, 2018

This week the full gang was in town, with Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm all back in the podcast studio. The trio was joined by Hilary Gosher, a managing director at Insight Venture Partners who helped dig through the news.
Uber’s losing billions, Amazon lays off hundreds and somehow Instacart gets more money

24:52 | Feb 16th, 2018

Welcome to “Equity,” TechCrunch’s venture capital and tech business podcast. On this week, we were joined by Mike Ghaffary from Social Capital, who was the perfect guest because he used to run Eat24, when it was Yelp’s food delivery business. Food d...Show More
Equity Shot: Twitter and Snap's surprising, synchronized social success

13:36 | Feb 9th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Live from SaaStr: The market loses its mind, bitcoin tanks, and when will Slack go public

27:25 | Feb 8th, 2018

This week was a treat. Not only did venture capitalist Annie Lamont join our own Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm, we also recorded this episode live at SaaStr, a yearly SaaS-focused confab in San Francisco. Happily for us, though not ...Show More
Dog-walking startup gets $300M, Airbnb isn't going public and Amazon is fine

31:48 | Feb 2nd, 2018

This week Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm were joined by General Catalyst's Steve Herrod, who helped us dig through the week's biggest news.
Netflix soars, Twitter loses a big bird, Lyft isn't woke and more ICOs

29:41 | Jan 26th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Dropbox and Xiaomi want to go public, and how big is Telegram's ICO?

31:00 | Jan 19th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
2017’s top tech acquisitions and what’s in store for 2018

26:32 | Jan 12th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Spotify's impending debut, Uber's done deal, and Nasdaq 7,000

31:56 | Jan 5th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
2017 IPO recap and who will go public in 2018

27:46 | Dec 29th, 2017

This week the crew — Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Barrett Daniels, the CEO of Nextstep Advisory, an IPO shop that helps companies go public. Guess what we talked about? Yes, we went back through the biggest debuts o...Show More
Stitch Fix tumbles, stocks go crypto, and VCs still love unicorns

28:36 | Dec 22nd, 2017

This week we turned our eyes to Stitch Fix's first-ever earnings report as a public company. As you may recall, we've spent time on the Stitch Fix IPO given that it drove a bit of disagreement regarding if, or if not it was a success. The firm's fina...Show More
Apple’s $400M deals, Target buys a startup and uh-oh net neutrality

28:34 | Dec 15th, 2017

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself — Alex Wilhelm -- were joined by Eric Liaw from IVP to dig through the...Show More
Lyft's driving fast, Blue Apron's troubles and bitcoin infinity

30:36 | Dec 8th, 2017

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-themed podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Uber’s big discount, more money for Pokémon, and Jeff Bezos is worth how much?

32:07 | Dec 1st, 2017

This week Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm were joined by Heather Hartnett of Human Ventures. It has been a surprisingly newsy November, so we narrowed ourselves to just a few topics: Uber, Niantic, Meetup, and Jeff Bezos' checking account.
Stitch Fix and SailPoint get their IPOs done before the turkey dies

20:58 | Nov 24th, 2017

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Musical.ly, Bumble, SendGrid and not Uber

30:44 | Nov 17th, 2017

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. And news there was!
An Equity Shot: The Uber-Softbank deal explained

19:25 | Nov 13th, 2017

Hello and welcome to another Equity Shot, a quick-hit episode of our venture-capital themed podcast. (Equity, released every Friday, focuses on the money behind the headlines.)
Roku's on a tear, and Snap had an awful week

26:49 | Nov 10th, 2017

This week we dove into the earnings reports from Snap and Roku, followed by a quick look at the Chinese companies going public as the year comes to a close.
Apple and Tesla report earnings, and IPOs are back

31:51 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a treat due to the huge news cycle we were following. So, Katie Roof and I — Alex Wilhelm — brought Davi...Show More
Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter earnings madness

23:07 | Oct 27th, 2017

This week brought an earnings influx, with Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet, and Twitter reporting today. In order: Amazon beat expectations partially on the strength of AWS, Microsoft beat expectations and reached a cloud milestone early, Alphabet beat e...Show More
IPOs for Stitch Fix, MongoDB and SendGrid, and Alphabet's Lyft investment

35:02 | Oct 20th, 2017

On the latest episode, we were joined by Barry Eggers, co-founder and a general partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. There was a lot of IPO news this week. MongoDB debuted and we saw filings on Thursday for both Stitch Fix and SendGrid. And,...Show More
IPO spree continues and Magic Leap wants $1 billion

30:04 | Oct 13th, 2017

This week had the full crew on deck: Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself — Alex Wilhelm. All that and we were joined by Jeff Grabow, the US venture capital leader at EY. Grabow was a treat to have on, as he has a wealth of knowledge of how companie...Show More
Uber's board gets bigger, ForeScout's security IPO, and venture investment trends

32:24 | Oct 6th, 2017

This week the crew --Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm -- were joined by Saar Gur, a general partner at CRV.
Google goes shopping and IPO madness

24:53 | Sep 29th, 2017

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Equity Live From Disrupt SF: Slack's Rich, Google Loves Lyft, And Flying Cars For Some Reason

28:32 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital themed podcast. This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Floodgate's Mike Maples to dig through the biggest news of the week.
SoFi loses its CEO, big rounds for unicorns, and will this VC buy the iPhone X

30:25 | Sep 15th, 2017

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital themed podcast. This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Accel’s Jake Flomenberg to dig through the biggest news of the week.
An Equity Shot: Equifax Hack

21:32 | Sep 9th, 2017

Each week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself -- Alex Wilhelm -- try to de-obfuscate the opaque and arcane world of startup finance with the help of someone from the industry.
Roku is going public, 23andMe raises $200M, and Juicero is dead

27:11 | Sep 8th, 2017

This week Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof, and myself -- Alex! -- sat down with Micah Rosenbloom, an investor with Founder Collective to sit down and chew over the week's news.
The Uber Saga, Delayed IPOs And Just What Is An ICO

34:23 | Sep 1st, 2017

This week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself -- Alex! -- were joined by Samuel Angus, a partner on the corporate team of Fenwick and West, where he represents a number of venture-backed firms including Airbnb and Github.
An Equity Shot: Uber's new CEO

15:48 | Aug 29th, 2017

Each week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself -- Alex Wilhelm -- try to de-obfuscate the opaque and arcane world of startup finance with the help of someone from the industry.
Uber grows against all odds, Amazon makes Whole Foods cheaper, and WeWork raises $4.4 billion

31:08 | Aug 25th, 2017

Each week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself -- Alex Wilhelm -- try to de-obfuscate the opaque and arcane world of startup finance with the help of someone from the industry.
Uber's board mess, the Angry Birds IPO, and MongoDB files to go public

33:25 | Aug 18th, 2017

Each week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself -- Alex Wilhelm -- try to de-obfuscate the opaque and arcane world of startup finance with the help of someone from the industry. This week, Trinity Ventures' Dan Scholnick was in the studio to assist ...Show More
Benchmark sues Kalanick, and what’s next for IPOs after Snap and Blue Apron’s very bad day

32:29 | Aug 11th, 2017

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s weekly venture-themed podcast where we dive into the numbers behind the noise. Forget the summer lull, friends. This week was packed-full of news that broke right up until the very last minute. Matthe...Show More
Tesla rides high, Apple inches toward $1 trillion, and Redfin surges

31:42 | Aug 4th, 2017

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-themed podcast where we walk through the numbers driving Silicon Valley each and every week. This episode, Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm were joined by NEA partner Rick Y...Show More
Facebook good, everyone else bad

28:22 | Jul 28th, 2017

This week we had the full crew on deck, including Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself -- Alex! -- to dive into the biggest news of the week. We weren't alone, thankfully, as Maveron general partner Rebecca Kaden joined us in the studio to mull ove...Show More
Roku's IPO, Netflix's momentum and Shyp layoffs

20:32 | Jul 21st, 2017

Cord-cutting was a theme of the latest Equity episode. We were joined by Bloomberg Beta's Roy Bahat and TechCrunch's Silicon Valley editor Connie Loizos joined the crew this week. We talked about Roku's upcoming IPO and Netflix's earnings. We also ta...Show More
Snap reaches new low, and Uber cries uncle in Russia

27:12 | Jul 14th, 2017

Snap’s share price has fallen dramatically in recent weeks, adding to its woes sourced from a lackluster Q1 earnings report. Snap now trades below its IPO price. Its declines are worrisome for other unicorns looking to defend private valuations in th...Show More
500 Startups scandals, disappointing IPOs, and the end of Jawbone

23:01 | Jul 7th, 2017

We kicked off with a deep dive into the continuing venture capital harassment scandal, which has already brought down one firm, led to a number of smashed reputations, and most recently led to dramatic shakeups at 500 Startups. We also touched on thi...Show More
Sexual harassment takes down Binary Capital and Blue Apron's lackluster IPO

28:15 | Jun 30th, 2017

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s recurring venture capital-focused podcast that, against odds laid by its arcane subject matter, is still on the air. This week was a corker. To help out our regular contingent Matthew Lynley, Katie Ro...Show More
Too much damn Uber news and Jeff Bezos buys a grocery chain

26:44 | Jun 23rd, 2017

This week we hit on three core topics: Uber's turmoil, Amazon's epic M&A moves, and Slack's appetite for more cash
An Equity Shot: Unpacking the Amazon-Whole Foods deal

22:03 | Jun 17th, 2017

We've got an Equity Shot for you, an irregular extra hit from the Equity podcast crew. Today the big news is the potential Amazon-Whole Foods deal, which has led to rampant media speculation, depressed grocery stocks around the nation and allegati...Show More
Uber’s shakeup and Pandora’s new tune

29:02 | Jun 16th, 2017

This week, the Equity crew was lucky enough to have Charles Hudson join our little crew. Hudson is both a managing partner at Precursor and a venture partner at SoftTech. The week was busy. We started with a quick unpacking of the Uber situation, ...Show More
Pinterest's path to IPO, and Snap tries to buy a future

32:39 | Jun 9th, 2017

Our little quorum this week, which included Indy Guha from Bain Capital Ventures, dove into critical stories, including Pinterest's new capital event which saw the firm bring in a comparatively modest sum for a comparatively modest valuation bump; Sn...Show More
Blue Apron files for IPO and Uber tells us how much money they're losing

30:07 | Jun 2nd, 2017

This week the News Gods disbursed unto the crew a juicy morsel: Blue Apron filed to go public minutes before we sat down to chew over what’s been happening. As you can imagine, it took up a chunk of our time. But no episode of Equity is complete w...Show More
The largest tech fund in history, and where are the IPOs?

27:41 | May 26th, 2017

This week we take a dive into IPOs, what constitutes a good pop and who might be next. We also drilled into the massive new Softbank fund and what it might mean for tech rounds both big, and small. Oh, and Peloton remains something that we can't get ...Show More
Instagram copies Snap again and Greycroft's Ellie Wheeler on cybersecurity and self-driving cars

26:40 | May 19th, 2017

This week we pulled off our very first live episode, taping the session during the last day of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017. For our inaugural public show, Ellie Wheeler of Greycroft joined our merry band of nerds: Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex ...Show More
Where did Snap's market cap go, and why does Josh Elman like grammar?

30:59 | May 12th, 2017

We talk Snap's dramatic share price decline following its first-quarter earnings. The report, its first as a public company, missed on revenue, profit, and active users. And we hit on the rest of the week's troubled waters, detailing what happened to...Show More
Sequoia's Roelof Botha on why he's still bullish on Tesla

31:51 | May 5th, 2017

Celebrating the continuing earnings fête thrown by the various public tech companies, we dug into Tesla's results and ensuing (modest) correction, Facebook's big quarter and its rivalry with Snap, Square's own financial tally, and recent IPOs Clouder...Show More
Earnings clown car and the profitable-ish Dropbox with Hunter Walk

31:16 | Apr 28th, 2017

This week has been a delightful clown car of technology earnings, so we dove into Twitter’s surprisingly strong report that drove its share price higher, Alphabet’s results -- largely from a Google-focused perspective -- Amazon’s stellar cloud income...Show More
Uber’s losses, Cloudera’s IPO, and the market’s tight squeeze on Juicero

28:34 | Apr 21st, 2017

This episode Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself were joined by Ethan Kurzweil of Bessemer Venture Partners for a lively-as-heck conversation covering the biggest financial news of the week. First up was Uber’s newly disclosed financials. The co...Show More
Capital in, capital out, and Arlan Hamilton's venture thesis

23:28 | Apr 14th, 2017

This week we discussed the interesting and slightly disappointing $630 million RetailMeNot acquisition, Yext's above-range IPO pricing and strong first day's trading, what's going on in global venture capital, and the investing thesis of Arlan Hamilt...Show More
Lyft's new anti-Uber warchest, and Gene Munster on IPOs and Apple

24:30 | Apr 7th, 2017

With analyst-turned-VC Gene Munster we dug into Lyft's new half-billion dollar fundraise and what light it may shed on Uber's valuation, spent just enough time to properly vet the current crop of tech IPOs and, of course, talked through what's new at...Show More
Average Revenue Per Dog

23:03 | Mar 31st, 2017

This week we discussed the massive Dropbox debt facility (and its historical echoes), the rough situation at Munchery, and the M&A market including Katie’s scoop on the Rover-Dogvacay tie-up, and all things Amazon. It was a fun episode, so subscri...Show More
Apple and Amazon buy more companies, and Uber’s unfortunate saga

25:02 | Mar 24th, 2017

Hear what the latest Apple and Amazon acquisitions mean for tech M&A, how the Uber scandals will impact its business, and what one of the industry's top LPs thinks of the state of venture capital right now.
The return of IPOs and Tesla's billion-dollar bet

24:32 | Mar 17th, 2017

Tesla raises another $1 billion, IPOs are back and what's the deal with M&A? On our debut episode of "Equity," hosts Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm chat with investor and SaaStr founder Jason Lemkin about the week's news and venture tre...Show More
Equity Teaser

00:36 | Mar 14th, 2017

Equity is TechCrunch's weekly podcast focused on all things money when it comes to startups. Massive rounds, notable acquisitions, and credulity-stretching IPOs are the fodder for hosts Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm. They'll help every...Show More