Hey there and invite back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast(now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The entire crew was back, with Natasha Mascarenhas and Danny Crichton and myself chattering, and Chris Gatesbehind the scenes tweaking the dials as always.

This week was a real team effort as we are heading into the maw of Disrupt– more here, see you there– but there was a great deal of news all the exact same. So, here’s what we got to: AngelList is doubling down on rolling funds, driving that SaaS income into the company that is likewise buying the rolling funds. That’s cool. (Really! )Edtech remained hot today with Byju’s raising$500 million from Silver Lake. Founded back in 2011, Byju’s is the highest-valued edtech company that we can consider, now worth$

10.8 billion. And speaking of

  • Silver Lake, the group just put$1 billion into a part of the Reliance empire, this time Reliance Retail. And we talked about JioMart, which is handling both Flipkart and Amazon in the nation. Next there were 2 companies with names that start with “S” that raised$100 million in the last week, namely Snyk– more here– and Sprinklr– more here. Sticking to our”S”theme, Slack’s profits were exceptionally intriguing. The business’s quarter didn’t get acclaims from financiers, and it did keep in mind some negative COVID impacts that could impact startups too. And, one more S-company to make it through: Snowflake. We were all a-twitter about the company’s brand-new assessment variety and the truth that fucking Berkshire Hathaway is going to buy it. That’s wild! What a thing! On the IPO front, we did a fast Palantir update. Danny has all the current here. We covered with whatever this is, which was at least great for a laugh. We are back next week at Disrupt, so see you all there! Equity drops every Monday at 7:00 a.m. PT and Thursday afternoon as fast as we can get it out, so sign up for us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts. 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.