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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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Bradley Tusk on mobile voting, Uber's IPO race with Lyft and the Dems taking over the House

27:12 | 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. Them...Show More

Lyft's going public, Uber's eyeing Bird, Utah's tech scene, and trade tensions

31:41 | 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 leg...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 repped ...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

26:48 | 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 things ...Show More

Blood capital and gobs of cash for WeWork, smiles, and vegetables

34:05 | 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 fro...Show More

Elon's sick burn, Coinbase funding rumors, and VC hiring trends

27:31 | 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. An...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 TechCrunch'...Show More

Eventbrite goes public, and everyone else is raising hella money

17:30 | 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

27:24 | 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 our ...Show More

Live from Disrupt SF: Peak Valley Edition

28:23 | 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 right ...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

26:41 | 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 unpac...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 sup...Show More

Cisco buys Duo, Brandless raises $240M, and Apple broaches $1T

33:37 | 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 App...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

34:05 | 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 joined ...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 Lynley...Show More

Lyft goes biking, Airbnb is going public (eventually), big money for software robots, and Juul

33:24 | 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 Sapp...Show More

Bird and Lyft raise $900M, a16z launches a crypto fund, and $6B more for Sequoia

31:56 | 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 a...Show More

Twitter buys a startup to battle harassment, e-cigs are booming, and a meditation app is worth $250M

23:52 | 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 it...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, C...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 venture...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

26:01 | 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

33:43 | 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

27:58 | 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 H...Show More

Equity Shot | Spotify

19:31 | 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 Spoti...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 sel...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 Ale...Show More

Roku's reckoning, Snap's huge CEO payout, Airbnb goes upscale and a big NYC acquisition

30:45 | 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 de...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

27:24 | 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 ha...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

29:40 | 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?

30:59 | 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

26:31 | 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

31:55 | 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

27:45 | 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 of 20...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

28:33 | 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 p...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

20:57 | 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

30:43 | 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

19:24 | 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

26:48 | 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 David ...Show More

Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter earnings madness

23:06 | 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

35:01 | 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, of ...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

28:31 | 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

34:22 | 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. Matthew ...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 Yan...Show More

Facebook good, everyone else bad

28:21 | 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

23:00 | 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

28:14 | 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 Roof...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

22:02 | 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 allegation...Show More

Uber’s shakeup and Pandora’s new tune

29:01 | 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, in...Show More

Pinterest's path to IPO, and Snap tries to buy a future

32:38 | 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

30:06 | 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 wit...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?

30:58 | 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

31:50 | 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

28:33 | 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 comp...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 subscribe...Show More

Apple and Amazon buy more companies, and Uber’s unfortunate saga

25:01 | 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

24:31 | 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

0:36 | 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