Hey there and invite back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast(now on Twitter!), where we unload thenumbers behind the headlines. As ever I was joined by TechCrunch managing editor Danny Crichton and our early-stage venture capital press reporter Natasha Mascarenhas. We had Chris on the dials and

a pile of news to get through, so we were quite hype heading into the show. Prior to we might genuinely get begun we had to discuss Cincinnati, and TikTok. Pleasantries and extortion out of the method, we got busy: Ecommerce and fintech stay hot as Square reported big profits, Shopify and Etsy do well, and more. We connected this to recent VC leads to the fintech area, which saw a record variety of $100 million rounds in Q2. There were some signs of weak point in other places, however the basic state of things in tech is remarkably hot, given the pandemic and economic crisis. Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia has a brand-new seed fund that he built in cooperation with AngelList. D2C ladies’s-health startup Stix raised a$1.3 million Seed round. Quantum-computing start-up Rigetti raised a$79 million Series C. Rippling raised$145 million at an eye-popping$1.35 billion appraisal; the business’s last value, set a year ago, was$270 million. AgentSync assembled a$4.4 million Seed round to assist bring APIs to insurtech. Turning away from moneying to some

  • cool item news, India-based Statiq is building a bootstrapped EV-charging network. And as we covered, the Byju-WhiteHat Jr. deal was neat, JIO is absorbing a big quantity of Indian VC, and Natasha’s latest piece on learning pods had us arguing about what things are worth. It was another enjoyable week! As constantly we value you sticking with and supporting the
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