Equity podcast: Roku’s IPO, Netflix’s momentum and Shyp’s layoffs

  Roku is doing an IPO this year, Netflix shares soared after an earnings beat and Shyp is throwing in the towel everywhere but San Francisco. Cord-cutting was the theme of the latest episode of TechCrunch’s “Equity,” a podcast about tech business news. This week, our special guest was Roy Bahat, head of Bloomberg Beta. TechCrunch’s Silicon Valley editor Connie… Read More

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Equity Podcast: Snap reaches new low, and Uber cries uncle in Russia

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s weekly look at the increasingly troubled venture capital industry. This week Katie Roof and myself — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Menlo Ventures’ Matt Murphy, a venture denizen who previously worked for Kleiner Perkins. Matthew Lynley is still on vacation, though he was recently spotted atop a clouded mountain reciting… Read More

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Equity podcast: 500 Startups scandals, disappointing IPOs and the end of Jawbone

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital podcast, where we dig into the hype, the dollars and, recently, the down exits. This week was a fun one. Matthew Lynley is out on vacation, so TechCrunch’s own Megan Rose Dickey (the current host of Bullish and general badass) joined Katie Roof and myself — Alex Wilhelm — to dive into the news of the week. Read More

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Equity podcast: Sexual harassment takes down Binary Capital and Blue Apron’s lackluster IPO

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s recurring venture capital-focused podcast that, against odds laid by its arcane subject matter, is still on the air. (Thanks!) This week was a corker. To help out our regular contingent Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof and myself — Alex Wilhelm — Charles Moldow, a general partner at Foundation Capital swung by the studio. And help… Read More

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Equity podcast: Too much damn Uber news and Jeff Bezos buys a grocery chain

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, a weekly podcast of high finance gossip and low GAAP intrigue. It’s TechCrunch’s show focused on all things venture capital. This week, Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and I — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Cyan Banister, a prolific investor on her own (Uber, Postmates, the list goes on), and partner at Founders Fund, a team with more… Read More

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An Equity podcast shot: Unpacking the Amazon-Whole Foods deal

 We’ve got an Equity Shot for you, an irregular extra hit from the Equity podcast crew. Today the big news is the potential Amazon-Whole Foods deal, which has led to rampant media speculation, depressed grocery stocks around the nation and allegations of intelligent corporate strategy. It’s the sort of day that forces you to sit back and re-cast your views of the technology world.… Read More

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