Hi and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unload the numbers behind theheadlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the most recent big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a bigger theme or narrative from the private 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. This morning we had a little a detour, roaming into the world of BigTech to question what is going on with those megacorps. Too big for their own great, or

too huge to be good, here’s what’s up with the incumbents: All informed it appears that the greatest tech companies are busy protecting their market position rather of re-earning it with great items. A great time for start-ups? I believe so. When incumbents are hectic combating with governments, themselves, and each other, it’s a fun time to appear, take a march, and build neat products that take away their momentum. On the funding front, we glanced at the neat Aid Lightning

round, the Agiloft financial investment, and the Vertafore exit. And after that there was this report worrying Asana, which is growing well for

a company of its size and could really be cheap at itspresent cost? Anyway, we want the business to proceed with getting public so that we can read its S-1 filing. Give it to us! All that and we had some enjoyable, chat quickly!

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Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.