TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We are also creating a steady growth of podcasts on the most important topics concerning the world of startups and venture capital. To help you find the right show that suits your interests, we’ve put together our audio output for the week here.
Below is the built-in last of Chain reactionour new and stellar crypto-focused podcast is organized Lucas and Anita. You will also find Founda long job that goes deep into the real saga of starting a company Jordan and Darrell. There is only an audio version TechCrunch Live organized Matt where founders and investors discuss successful venues. Finally, there is EquityThe long-awarded WebCy TechCrunch podcast, dedicated to venture capital and the latest launch news, is organized by Natasha, Mary Annand Alexey.
We have more to look forward to, so stay tuned. And if you are more fond of what is written rather than spoken, fine we have newsletters also on the above topics.
Episode 5: Founder of Moonbirds talks about crypto-crash and where NFT is going (with Kevin Rose)
Welcome back, this week Lucas and Anita are discussing the turmoil and unrest in the crypto markets when bitcoin and Ethereum have been hit hard, a number of other popular tokens have been smashed, and public stocks like Coinbase and Robinhood are seeing stock prices. What caused this bloodbath? Well, the main catalyst was the catastrophic coagulation of the Terra Luna token as a result of constant problems with the stablecoin.
In their interview this week, Lucas and Anita talk to Kevin Rose. Kevin is a serial entrepreneur who founded Digg in the early 2000s and is now a True Ventures investor and co-founder of Proof Collective. His startup recently raised $ 10 million from Seven Seven Six and launched his NFT project Moonbirds, which quickly became one of the most popular NFTs. Listen as we discuss crypto-failure and its consequences, as well as the challenges that await NFT.
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Episode 5: Growing Monsters for Car Startups
Raquel Urtasun founded Waabi in 2021, having spent nearly three years as head of R&D at Uber’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG). Waabi’s mission is to develop an AI-first approach to accelerate the commercial deployment of autonomous vehicles, starting with long-haul trucks. To do this, her company raised $ 83.5 million in Serie A, with Sven Stroband of Khosha Venture leading the round. Both will talk about Urtasun’s unique (and governing) perspective and what allowed the company to create the massive A Series.
Episode 56: Sassi Duggleby, Venus Aerospace
Sassi Douggby leads the Venus Aerospace team to develop a spacecraft that can fly from Los Angeles to Tokyo in an hour. As CEO, Sassi sets the tone that her team doesn’t need to follow typical startup principles to solve some serious deep-tech issues. She talks to Darrell and Jordan about honoring the company’s namesake – Venus, the goddess of love – and good love for her customers and her employees, while working to bring the world closer through cleaner and more efficient travel.
Episode 513: Dominoes fall
Hello and welcome to Equity, a podcast about the startup business where we reveal the numbers and nuances behind the headlines. Every Monday, Grace and Alex watch the news and take notes on what’s been going on since the beginning of the week.
Luckily, we didn’t start the day again with a conversation about Ilona Mask and Twitter, although the news wasn’t very good:
- Shares around the world are falling sharply. And crypto prices, which track higher asset prices, are also sharply lower in the last day and week.
- The CEO of Uber told his company that things are changing. Adjusted EBITDA ends, FCF comes. Hire? It is slow. Capital expenditures? They will look heavier and so on. During the show we asked about the slowdown and how it may or may not affect the busy crypto startup market.
- Neat rounds of funding from Pyramid, which raised $ 120 million, and Paymob, which raised $ 50 million.
Episode 514: Technical layoffs don’t happen to companies, they happen to people
This is our transfer on Wednesday, where we focus on one topic, think about the issue and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha and Alexey asked: What does the latest wave of layoffs mean for technicians?
The question comes after Natasha’s recent column Startups Weekly, “Great resignation, meet the Great Restart.” In a piece that an overview of recent technology layoffs is includedshe explored the idea of whipping staff strikes and why this moment of rollback is different from what we saw in March 2020.
The aim of the episode was to humanize the technical layoffs we’ve seen in the startup ecosystem, from animated high-profile names like Cameo, On Deck and Robinhood, to B2B platforms like Workrise and Thrasio. As noted in our article last week, according to the founders, the common thread between most of these layoffs is that the market has shifted and a major turnaround in business is needed. Rotate, that is, harm the employees who created your product after high demand.
Episode 515: How close are we to understanding what is happening?
This week we recorded live, which is always fun, which means we answered some public questions. If you want this version of the show, we have an archive on YouTube.
For those who are more fond of audio, we will talk about you. Natasha, Alex and Grace teamed up with Julio and Yashad to hold a shingle, which allowed us to cover the following:
- The end of the iPod, time to reflect on technological trends.
- The release of the co-founder of Modern Fertility and the MARA round brings more money to the fintech scene in Africa.
- From there, it came down to the Terra disaster, Coinbase revenue and a general mood swing on the crypto scene.
- Next was “Tiger” and falling startup ratings.
- And we closed some personal records.
And this is a summary of the week – send us a tweet if you have suggestions or questions. Forward!