Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unload the numbers behind the headings. We wound up having more to discuss than we had time for but we loaded as much as we might into 34 minutes. Climb aboard with Danny, Natasha, and myself for another episode of Equity. Prior to we get into subjects, a pointer that if you are registering for Bonus Crunch and want to save somecash, the code”equity”is your buddy. Alright, let ‘s get into it: Robinhood is back in the news
today after a New york city Times piece went into its history, product choices, and more. Bits galore are to be had, but the Equity crew desired
- to discuss the morality of providing unique monetary tooling to less-experienced users. We followed that argument with a dive into immigration, the current news from the government, and our takes on the matter. TechCrunch has covered the current news, and provided some context on the broader idea. Our takeaway is that doing self-defeating things for no reason isn’t fantastic for the nation as a whole. Postmates has a house!.?.!! After winding up someplace in the middle of
- the pack of the on-demand cohort a few years back, the increase of DoorDash put Postmates in a pickle. Gladly , Uber was on hand to de-brine the unicorn for $2.65 billion in stock. That’s a bit more money than Postmates’ last appraisal. What we wish to know next is how the sale price affected common investors. Email us if you know.
- Palantir has submitted to go public, but independently, so that’s really all there is to say about that. Unless you need a history lesson. Finally, moneying rounds. We had 3 today: MonkeyLearn raising $2.2 million for no-code AI, Quaestor raising $5.8 million for start-up financial tooling, and $4.5 million for Mmhmm which
is both cool and timely. Whew! Past all that we had some fun, and, hopefully, were of some use. Hugs and chat Monday!
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