Hi and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s endeavor capital-focused podcast(now on Twitter!), where we unload thenumbers behind the headlines. Up top the crew today was the routine contingent: Danny Crichton, Natasha Mascarenhas, and myself. As a tiny shows note, we’re going back to publishing some videos on YouTube in a couple of weeks, so make certain to peep the TechCrunch channel if that’s your jam . And we did a special episode on the SPAC boom, if you enjoy financial arcana. For more on SPAC’s– >

here The Equity team tried something brand-new today, specifically centering our main discussion around a style that we’re keeping tabs on: The strength of tech during the present pandemic-led recession. Beginning with the recent financial news, it’s surprising that tech’s layoffs have actually slowed to a crawl.

And, as we have actually just recently seen, there’s still lots of money streaming into start-ups, even if there are some dips present on a year-over-year basis. Why are things still respectable for start-ups, and pretty good for major tech companies? We have a couple of ideas, like the velocity of the digital transformation(more here, and here), and software application eating the world. The latter concept, of course, relates to the former. After that it was time to go through some neat funding rounds from the week, consisting of: All that and I have a newsletter launching this weekend that if you read, you will instantly be 100%cooler. It’s called the TechCrunch Exchange, and you can snag it totally free here.