TechCrunch is greater than only a web site with phrases. We’re additionally constructing a rising secure of podcasts targeted on essentially the most important matters referring to the startup and enterprise capital worlds. That will help you discover the suitable present on your pursuits, we’ve compiled our audio output from the week.
Embedded under is the most recent from Chain Reaction, our new and stellar crypto-focused podcast hosted by Lucas and Anita. Additionally, you will discover Found, a long-form bit of labor that goes deep on the actual saga of firm formation from Jordan and Darrell. There’s an audio-only model of TechCrunch Live hosted by Matt that options founders and traders discussing profitable pitch decks. Lastly, there’s Equity, TechCrunch’s long-running, Webby-award-winning podcast targeted on enterprise capital and the most recent startup information, hosted by Natasha, Mary Ann and Alex.
Now we have extra coming, so keep tuned. And in case you are extra into the written over the spoken phrase, effectively we have newsletters on the above matters as effectively.
Episode 6: Lightspeed’s web3 guru on shopper crypto startups and the metaverse (with Mercedes Bent)
Welcome again, this week Lucas and Anita focus on the continued fallout from the broader market crash and the way life goes for crypto giants on the general public markets. We chat about FTX’s 30-year-old billionaire CEO shopping for up a giant chunk of Robinhood, which is pumping the fuel on crypto even because the market cools. We additionally focus on bother at Coinbase and the continued fallout from the collapse of Terra.
Of their interview this week, Lucas and Anita chat with Mercedes Bent. Bent is a enterprise capitalist at Lightspeed Enterprise Companions the place she locations bets on shopper merchandise in cryptoland. Earlier than becoming a member of Lightspeed, Bent spent a while within the VR world, so we picked her mind on the place crypto matches into this metaverse future everyone seems to be clamoring about.
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Episode 57: Justin Intal, Forage
Justin Intal from Forage joined the Discovered crew reside. He talks about how profound struggles in her private life motivated him to create a manner for on-line grocers to just accept EBT and SNAP advantages. He additionally talked concerning the significance of vulnerability and transparency as a CEO. Every failure is studying, so he isn't about hiding his previous failed firms or concepts–in actual fact he has them written out on his Linkedin.
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Episode 518: A Twitter Bot Wrote This
The entire workforce was again collectively this week, which was fairly darn good as there was so much to get by. Alex Wilhelm, Natasha Mascarenhas and Mary Ann Azevedo have been on the mic, with Grace dealing with manufacturing.
What did we get into? A greater query is likely to be what did we not get into:
- We began with an replace from the TechCrunch Mobility occasion, due to Natasha who's on-site and up in the air.
- From there it was time to speak offers, with the crew parsing Arrived’s latest round, and why Kolkata Chai took some external capital, however very a lot by itself phrases.
- Then it was time to talk Zenly’s new mapping news, and why startups are important in relation to taking up incumbents.
- From there we needed to ask if Elon Musk really wants to buy Twitter (seemingly no?), and the way drained we're concerning the subject itself.
- Then we chatted by the current unicorn vibe check that the market got, and the truth that most unicorns are usually not true IPO candidates. (Together with information from SpotOn, and Unit!)
- And to shut, we requested concerning the obligations of tech platforms within the wake of plenty of mass shootings in the US; the place ought to our expectations for content material moderation on platforms begin, and finish?
Hugs from us to you, and we are going to speak to you Monday!
Episode 517: Is there hope for digital well being startups post-Roe?
That is our Wednesday present, the place we area of interest right down to a single subject, take into consideration a query and unpack the remainder. This week, Natasha requested: How do digital well being startups construct in a post-Roe world?
The query comes after Natasha’s current Startups Weekly column, “When your startup’s core mission is set to be overturned.” The piece explores the ripple results of the looming Roe v. Wade overturn, particularly in the way it impacts startups. However, let’s not hypothesize. We introduced on Kiki Freedman, the CEO and co-founder of Hey Jane, to reply our massive questions on constructing, elevating, and current when a lot regulatory scrutiny is weighing on your corporation. A direct-to-consumer well being firm that focuses on the supply of abortion capsules, Hey Jane about to kick off its fundraising course of which makes for an fascinating pressure. The startup – particularly at this time – actually sits in the course of two intense moments: an overturn to Roe v. Wade would threaten all of its work, and a toughening, risk-averse VC market may very well be a hurdle towards subsequent financing.
Benefit from the present, and tell us if you happen to like this interview format. Additionally, here’s the Found interview that we referenced in the course of the present as effectively!
Episode 516: What’s forward for crypto startups?
Whats up and welcome again to Equity, a podcast concerning the enterprise of startups, the place we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Each Monday, Grace and Alex scour the information and file notes on what’s happening to kick off the week.
What was on our minds this morning? The next:
It was an terrible weekend in America, which leaked into the present considerably. Handle each other.
Just a few housekeeping notes earlier than we go: This isn't a live-show week, so Fairness will merely come out on Wednesday and Friday mornings. And this week is our TC Periods: Mobility occasion, which you'll be able to be taught extra about here
And that’s the rundown from the week — ship us a tweet when you have ideas, or questions. Onward!