Chain Reaction, Observed, Fairness, and The TechCrunch Stay Podcast – TechCrunch

TechCrunch is much more than just a internet site with words. We’re also making a expanding secure of podcasts concentrated on the most important subjects relating to the startup and venture money worlds. To aid you locate the right show for your interests, we’ve compiled our audio output from the 7 days right here.

Embedded down below is the most recent from Chain Response, our new and stellar crypto-focused podcast hosted by Lucas and Anita. You will also locate Discovered, a prolonged-variety bit of operate that goes deep on the serious saga of corporation formation from Jordan and Darrell. There’s an audio-only variation of TechCrunch Are living hosted by Matt that characteristics founders and traders discussing effective pitch decks. Lastly, there’s Fairness, TechCrunch’s prolonged-operating, Webby award profitable, podcast concentrated on undertaking money and the most recent startup news, hosted by Natasha, Mary Ann, and Alex.

We have more coming, so stay tuned. And if you are much more into the prepared in excess of the spoken word, perfectly we have newsletters on the over subject areas as properly.

Chain Reaction

Episode 5: Moonbirds founder talks crypto crash and where by NFTs go from in this article (with Kevin Rose)

Welcome again, this week Lucas and Anita focus on turmoil and heartbreak in the crypto marketplaces as Bitcoin and Ethereum get strike really hard, a variety of other well-known tokens get crushed, and crypto-aligned general public shares like Coinbase and Robinhood see their share prices tank. What triggered this massacre? Nicely, a important catalyst was the disastrous implosion of Terra’s Luna token as a outcome of ongoing stablecoin woes.

In their job interview this 7 days, Lucas and Anita chat with Kevin Rose. Kevin is a serial entrepreneur who established Digg in the early 2000s and is now an investor at Correct Ventures and a co-founder of the Evidence Collective. His startup not long ago lifted $10 million from Seven 7 6 and launched its NFT undertaking Moonbirds, which has speedily grow to be a single of the most popular NFT attempts out there. Pay attention together as we discuss the crypto crash and its fallout, and the difficulties up in advance for NFTs.

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The TechCrunch Live podcast

Episode 5: Boosting monster rounds for self-driving mobility startups

Raquel Urtasun established Waabi in 2021 right after investing practically three yrs as Uber’s R&D head of State-of-the-art Know-how Team (ATG). Waabi’s mission is to produce the an AI-to start with tactic to speed up the professional deployment of autonomous vehicles, commencing with prolonged-haul trucks. To do so, her company lifted a $83.5 million Series A with Khosha Venture’s Sven Strohband foremost the spherical. Both will discuss to Urtasun’s exclusive (and commanding) point of view, and what authorized the enterprise to elevate the substantial Sequence A.

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Episode 56: Sassie Duggleby, Venus Aerospace

Sassie Duggleby is primary the workforce at Venus Aerospace to establish a spaceplane that could go from LA to Tokyo in an hour. As CEO, Sassie sets the tone that her workforce doesn’t have to adhere to the typical startup-up grind to clear up some critical deeptech problems. She talks with Darrell and Jordan about honoring the company’s namesake–Venus, the goddess of love–and loving her customers and her personnel nicely, all whilst working to provide the world nearer collectively with greener, much more successful journey.


Episode 513: The dominoes are falling

Howdy and welcome back again to Equity, a podcast about the small business of startups, where we unpack the figures and nuance powering the headlines. Just about every Monday, Grace and Alex scour the news and history notes on what’s likely on to kick off the 7 days.

Fortunately at the time all over again we did not start out the day by conversing about Elon Musk and Twitter, while the news was not seriously very superior:

  • Shares are down sharply close to the world. And crypto costs, which monitor larger sized asset selling prices, are also sharply reduce in the final day, and 7 days.
  • Uber’s CEO instructed his company that matters are transforming. Altered EBITDA is out, FCF is in. Selecting? Going to slow. Cash charges? Those will get tougher appears to be, and so on. During the exhibit, we requested about the slowdown, and how it could, or could not influence the bouyant crypto startup market.
  • Neat funding rounds from Pyramid, which lifted $120 million, and Paymob, which lifted $50 million.

Episode 514: Tech layoffs really don’t transpire to corporations, they happen to folks

This is our Wednesday demonstrate, exactly where we specialized niche down to a single matter, feel about a query and unpack the relaxation. This week, Natasha and Alex asked: What does the most modern wave of layoffs signify for tech personnel?

The dilemma comes after Natasha’s current Startups Weekly column, “The Good Resignation, meet the Terrific Reset.” In the piece, which included a round up of recent tech layoffs, she explored the plan of employee whiplash, and why this moment in pullback is different than what we observed in March 2020.

The goal of the episode was to humanize the tech layoffs we have noticed ripple across 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 typical thread between most of these layoffs, in accordance to founders, is that there’s been a shift in the industry and a serious pivot in business is necessary. A pivot, that is, that hurts the workforce that created your products up just after significant demand from customers.

Episode 515: How shut are we to comprehending what’s going on?

This week we recorded are living, which is generally superior exciting, indicating that we took some issues from the viewers. If you want that edition of the display, we have a YouTube archive of it here.

For individuals of you extra into audio, we have you lined below. Natasha, Alex, and Grace teamed up with Julio and Yashad to host the shindig, permitting us to protect the next:

  • The stop of iPod, a time to mirror on technological know-how tendencies.
  • The exit of a Modern Fertility co-founder, and the MARA spherical bringing much more cash to Africa’s fintech scene.
  • From there it was on to the Terra crash, Coinbase’s earnings, and the normal sentiment shift in the crypto scene.
  • Following up was Tiger and the downturn in startup valuations.
  • And we shut on some personalized notes.

And that’s the rundown from the week — deliver us a tweet if you have recommendations, or questions. Onward!