TechCrunch is extra than only a web site with phrases. We’re additionally constructing a rising steady of podcasts targeted on essentially the most essential subjects regarding the startup and enterprise capital worlds. That can assist you discover the precise present to 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 true 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 if you’re extra into the written over the spoken phrase, nicely we have newsletters on the above subjects as nicely.
Episode 5: Moonbirds founder talks crypto crash and the place NFTs go from right here (with Kevin Rose)
Welcome again, this week Lucas and Anita focus on turmoil and heartbreak within the crypto markets as Bitcoin and Ethereum get hit laborious, a lot of different fashionable tokens get crushed and crypto-aligned public shares like Coinbase and Robinhood see their share costs tank. What prompted this massacre? Effectively, a significant catalyst was the disastrous implosion of Terra’s Luna token on account of ongoing stablecoin woes.
Of their interview this week, Lucas and Anita chat with Kevin Rose. Kevin is a serial entrepreneur who based Digg within the early 2000s and is now an investor at True Ventures and a co-founder of the Proof Collective. His startup just lately raised $10 million from Seven Seven Six and launched its NFT challenge Moonbirds, which has rapidly grow to be one of the fashionable NFT efforts on the market. Pay attention alongside as we focus on the crypto crash and its fallout, and the challenges up forward for NFTs.
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Episode 5: Elevating monster rounds for self-driving mobility startups
Raquel Urtasun based Waabi in 2021 after spending practically three years as Uber’s R&D head of Superior Expertise Group (ATG). Waabi’s mission is to develop an AI-first strategy to hurry up the business deployment of autonomous automobiles, beginning with long-haul vehicles. To take action, her firm raised an $83.5 million Collection A with Khosha Enterprise’s Sven Strohband main the spherical. Each will communicate to Urtasun’s distinctive (and commanding) perspective, and what allowed the corporate to boost the huge Collection A.
This occasion can be obtainable on YouTube. See upcoming occasions here!
Episode 56: Sassie Duggleby, Venus Aerospace
Sassie Duggleby is main the staff at Venus Aerospace to develop a spaceplane that might go from LA to Tokyo in an hour. As CEO, Sassie units the tone that her staff doesn’t have to stick to the standard startup grind to resolve some severe deeptech points. She talks with Darrell and Jordan about honoring the corporate’s namesake — Venus, the goddess of affection — and loving her clients and her workers nicely, all whereas working to deliver the world nearer along with greener, extra environment friendly journey.
Episode 513: The dominoes are falling
Hi there and welcome again to Fairness, a podcast in regards to the enterprise of startups, the place we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Each Monday, Grace and Alex scour the information and document notes on what’s occurring to kick off the week.
Fortunately as soon as once more we didn’t begin the day by speaking about Elon Musk and Twitter, although the information was probably not superb:
- Shares are down sharply around the globe. And crypto costs, which observe bigger asset costs, are additionally sharply decrease within the final day, and week.
- Uber’s CEO instructed his firm that issues are altering. Adjusted EBITDA is out, FCF is in. Hiring? Going to gradual. Capital bills? These will get more durable seems to be, and so forth. In the course of the present, we requested in regards to the slowdown, and the way it might, or might not impression the bouyant crypto startup market.
- Neat funding rounds from Pyramid, which raised $120 million, and Paymob, which raised $50 million.
Episode 514: Tech layoffs don’t occur to firms, they occur to folks
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 remaining. This week, Natasha and Alex requested: What does the latest wave of layoffs imply for tech employees?
The query comes after Natasha’s current Startups Weekly column, “The Great Resignation, meet the Great Reset.” Within the piece, which included a roundup of recent tech layoffs, she explored the thought of worker whiplash, and why this second in pullback is completely different than what we noticed in March 2020.
The objective of the episode was to humanize the tech layoffs we’ve seen ripple throughout the startup ecosystem, from buzzy, large names like Cameo, On Deck and Robinhood, to B2B platforms like Workrise and Thrasio. As our piece last week notes, the widespread thread between most of those layoffs, based on founders, is that there’s been a shift available in the market and a severe pivot in enterprise is required. A pivot, that’s, that hurts the staff that constructed your product up after excessive demand.
Episode 515: How shut are we to understanding what’s occurring?
This week we recorded reside, which is at all times good enjoyable, which means that we took some questions from the viewers. If you need that model of the present, we’ve got a YouTube archive of it right here.
For these of you extra into audio, we’ve got you lined right here. Natasha, Alex and Grace teamed up with Julio and Yashad to host the shindig, permitting us to cowl the next:
- The tip of iPod, a time to replicate on know-how traits.
- The exit of a Fashionable Fertility co-founder, and the MARA spherical bringing extra money to Africa’s fintech scene.
- From there it was onto the Terra crash, Coinbase’s earnings and the overall sentiment shift within the crypto scene.
- Subsequent up was Tiger and the downturn in startup valuations.
- And we closed on some private notes.
And that’s the rundown from the week — ship us a tweet if in case you have strategies, or questions. Onward!
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