Hello and welcome back to Fairness, TechCrunch’s mission capital-targeted podcast, the place we unpack the numbers gradual the headlines.
Natasha and Mary Ann took over this week’s indicate with Chris and Grace, which meant that our overdeveloped senses of curiosity crammed up the script apt comely (even on a somewhat short week). Unintentionally, today’s episode was built around a theme of inclusion — from auto-insurance to females’s health, and from payments to data.
Nonetheless here are some more specifics on what we acquired into:
- For our funding round share, we discussed the U.K.’s Marshmallow getting unicorn status for its more inclusive, sizable-data take on car insurance, females’s health tech brand Elvie topping up its Sequence C to $97 million, and an ambitious fintech play from Leap, which wants to give gig staff access to financial merchandise by partnering immediately to marketplaces.
- After getting past the dollars and deals, I indulged by citing my latest share: Edtech leans into the creator financial system with cohort-based classes. The core of the tale gets into a ton of tensions, the largest of which I’d pose as a demand to you: ought to anyone be allowed to be a teacher?
- Then we headed into Mary Ann’s world of fintech to understand what I dubbed feels love national BNPL week. If I may, I’d argue that this is the “can’t miss” segment of your entire indicate, as we made sense of why it’s a global phenomenon, which markets are popping off and what this means for the credit rating card trade. Beneath is a smattering of headlines we walked by way of:
- And then we ended by talking about an adorable, but potentially dangerous robotic unicorn. Yep. You read that accurate.
Bear in thoughts as soon as we have been all taking into consideration about what “the unusual normal” would notice love? Successfully, I guess it’s here.