Hey and welcome again to Equity, TechCrunch’s endeavor capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers within the again of the headlines.
Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all right here to chat thru the week’s splendid tech happenings. This week felt oddly comforting from a tech news perspective: Facebook is copying something, early-stage startup data is inaccurate adequate to chat about and candy DoorDash is trying to acquire robots for undisclosed sums.
So, right here’s a rundown of the tech news we bought into (as repeatedly, jokes aren’t previewed so you’ll have to hear to the steady demonstrate to get our critique and Award Winning Prognosis*):
- Ethena elevating $2 million more for company coaching that is no longer unpleasant, and Zeta elevating $1.5 million for couples’ banking. Natasha has been killing the early-stage beat just nowadays.
- How seed data could seemingly moreover be getting more distinguished and more distinguished to parse from Alex’s desk, and why VC data in general is dicey, from Danny’s. We utter about if directional data is precious, and why the small numbers could seemingly have a cultural affect on signal.
- Reddit raises $250 million, but doesn’t deny us who the traders are and what the cash is precisely going to. Gentle, the firm has had rather a year to this level, so the capital comes at a spirited time.
- Justo, an on-line grocery primarily based entirely entirely in Mexico, raises $65 million because the pandemic continues to shake up the strategy we are residing and shop.
- DoorDash buys a salad robot, which brings Natasha nostalgia and Danny enrage.
- The inverted SoftBank J-Curve thesis is a must-hear and read.
- And from the sphere of courting, a gigantic M&A deal that caught our consideration, and the most contemporary from the Bumble IPO.
In correct news, prolonged-time Equity producer Chris Gates is again beginning next week, that system we’ll have our splendid crew ever helping get the demonstrate place collectively. And, in other correct news, there’s going to be more Equity than ever so that you just can hear. Coming soon.
*OK, so no longer award-winning yet. However soon adequate, because manifestation works.