Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. Here we put the words of our popular venture capital podcast, Equity, in the eyes of Extra Crunch members rather than their ears. This week, TechCrunch’s Kate Clark and Crunchbase News’ Alex Wilhelm are rushing to hear funding news in between. And because they both talk so fast, they got much in.
In case you haven’t heard, Andreessen Horowitz resigned from his status as a venture capital firm and registered his 150 employees as financial advisers. Kate and Alex delved a little deeper into that story. And who’s sick of hearing about Lyft’s IPO? No one? Great. Because they talked about it and the implications of Uber’s impending trip to public land.
And finally, the Midas list. Does it matter? Why are we talking about it? Why do the lists exist? Who is on top? Who is not Who is sad Who cares? And more questions remain unanswered.
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Kate Clark: Hello, welcome back to Equity. This is Kate Clark from TechCrunch and I joined up again this week with Alex Wilhelm from Crunch Base News.
Alex Wilhelm: Hi Kate. Good to be back in the studio.
Kate Clark: Welcome back. It’s just Alex and I this week and we have a lot of news to pass on. So we’ll start by doing a quick overview of some of the things that we’re not going to delve into. Alex, let’s start with Affirm.