TechCrunch is greater than only a website with phrases. We’re additionally constructing a rising steady of podcasts targeted on essentially the most vital matters regarding the startup and enterprise capital worlds. To assist you discover the suitable present to your pursuits, we’ve compiled our audio output from the week.
Embedded under is the most recent from Chain Response, our latest and stellar crypto-focused podcast hosted by Lucas and Anita. You may even discover Discovered, a long-form little bit of work that goes deep on the true saga of firm formation from Jordan and Darrell. There’s an audio-only model of TechCrunch Reside hosted by Matt that options founders and traders discussing profitable pitch decks. Lastly, there’s Fairness, 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.
We’ve extra coming, so keep tuned. And in the event you are extra into the written over the spoken phrase, nicely we’ve newsletters on the above matters as nicely.
Episode 6: Lightspeed’s web3 guru on shopper crypto startups and the metaverse (with Mercedes Bent)
Welcome again, this week Lucas and Anita talk about 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 gasoline on crypto whilst the market cools. We additionally talk about hassle 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 simply accept EBT and SNAP advantages. He additionally talked in regards to the significance of vulnerability and transparency as a CEO. Every failure is studying, so he will not be about hiding his previous failed corporations or concepts–actually he has them written out on his Linkedin.
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Episode 518: A Twitter Bot Wrote This
The entire staff was again collectively this week, which was fairly darn good as there was lots to get by means of. 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 within the air.
- From there it was time to speak offers, with the crew parsing Arrived’s newest spherical, and why Kolkata Chai took some exterior capital, however very a lot by itself phrases.
- Then it was time to talk Zenly’s latest mapping information, and why startups are vital with regards to taking over incumbents.
- From there we needed to ask if Elon Musk actually desires to purchase Twitter (seemingly no?), and the way drained we’re in regards to the matter itself.
- Then we chatted by means of the latest unicorn vibe test that the market received, and the undeniable fact that most unicorns should not true IPO candidates. (Together with information from SpotOn, and Unit!)
- And to shut, we requested in regards to the tasks of tech platforms within the wake of various mass shootings in the USA; 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 consult with 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 all the way down to a single matter, take into consideration an issue and unpack the remaining. This week, Natasha requested: How do digital well being startups construct in a post-Roe world?
The query comes after Natasha’s latest Startups Weekly column, “When your startup’s core mission is about 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 online business. A direct-to-consumer well being firm that makes a speciality of the supply of abortion tablets, Hey Jane about to kick off its fundraising course of which makes for an fascinating pressure. The startup – particularly right now – 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 could possibly be a hurdle towards subsequent financing.
Benefit from the present, and tell us in the event you like this interview format. Additionally, right here’s the Discovered interview that we referenced through the present as nicely!
Episode 516: What’s forward for crypto startups?
Whats up 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 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. Maintain each other.
A number of housekeeping notes earlier than we go: This will not be 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 right here
And that’s the rundown from the week — ship us a tweet if you have got options, or questions. Onward!