Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s endeavor capital-focused podcast where we unload the numbers behind theheadings. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest huge news, chats about the coming

week, goes into some current funding rounds, and mulls over a larger theme or story from the personal markets. You can follow the program on Twitter here, and myself here, and don’t forget to have a look at last Friday’s episode. Got all that? Great, let’s discuss what we reviewed today: Chinese stocks were up, Ant is going public in both Hong Kong and Shanghai, and eBay is seeking to offload its classified-ads system for$ 8 billion. The efforts to make TikTok appear apolitical are struggling after its parent company does something extremely political. Xpeng, a Chinese EV company, included$500 million to its Series C round. Turning up: TechCrunch Early Stage, which is going to rule , and a host of earnings results from business like Microsoft, Snap, Intel, to name a few. Funding rounds from Vestr, Mori, Soterea, and Burn To Give. More notes on the Vestr round here, Mori here, Soterea here, and Burn To Offer here. And we closed the program with a short thought-bubble on manias. What makes up a bubble? I do not know exactly, but the electrical vehicle(EV )industry has certainly

seen its reasonable share of ups and downs. China’s EV market has see its busts and booms, with the IPO of Nio operating as a fine example of interest (its IPO), decreasing faith(its later cratering share rate), and the renewal of optimism (its current return-to-form) in its market. Xpeng’s huge brand-new Series C+round and the substantial valuation that Tesla has managed as a public company in recent months add currency to the concept that the EV market has once again swung towards too much optimism

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