Hi and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unload the numbers behind the headings. Your humble Equity team is pretty worn out however in excellent spirits, as there was a lot to speak about this week.

First, 3 things to begin us off: All that stated, here’s what we talked about on the show: Impressive Games is looking to raise a big stack of

cash ( Bloomberg, VentureBeat)at a new, higher evaluation. We wondered about how its lower-cut shop could help it acquire inroads with designers small and big. That partof the chat, the take-rate of the Fortnite parent company on the work of others was really cogent to the other primary topic of the day: Apple vs. DHH. Hey introduced this week, and the brand-new spin on

  • email e-mailovershadowed its product launch by getting into a spat with Apple about whether it needs to add include ability capability sign up for the paid service on iOS, thus therefore Offering a cut of its revenueEarnings DHH and crew do not concur. Apple is under fire for anti-competitive practices in your home and abroad– of differing intensity, and from various sources– making this even more spicy. Upgrade raises$40 million for its credit-focused neobank. Degreed raises$32 million for its upskilling platform. And, at the end, our handle the present health of the start-up market. There have been a sheaf of reports lately about what is going on in start-up land. We offered our take. And that’s that. Have a lovely weekend and capture up on some sleep.

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