Hello and invite back to Equity, TechCrunch’s VC-focused podcast(now on Twitter!), where we unload the numbers behind the headlines. This week Natasha Mascarenhas, Danny Crichton and your simple servant gathered to talk through a host of rounds and equity capital news for your pleasure.
As a programming note, I am off next week effectively, so look for Natasha to lead on Equity Monday and then both her and Danny to rock the Thursday program. I will miss everyone. But onto the program itself, here’s what we entered: Zoom’s earliest financiers are betting millions on a much better Zoom for schools: Constructed on Natasha’s reporting, we took a look at a neat company that wants to make Zoom much better for the instructional environments where it had all of a sudden taken the center stage
- . Teachers require more. The very first rule of BookClub? No boring book clubs. Another Natashastory today, this time about a startup that we somewhat like but can’t decide how its market will be. Still, the bibliophiles in your life need to get and read this piece hyped about rising access to authors.
- Robinhood raised$ 460 million more, extending its preceding$200million Series G to a$ 660 million total financial investment. Chime likewise added$ 485 million at a new,$14.5 billion evaluation. We went into what’s up with the pair and why they are raising a lot money. The brief answer is hella development, leading us to a question and this week’s heading: Why isn’t Robinhood a verb yet? Willow, the startup making the wearable breast pump, raises$55 million: Natasha talked us through a few of the problems with the phrase femtech, prior to Danny discussed to us the need for what Willow deals. Here’s to more tech being used to help more folks at more stages of life. We turned to VC media, particularly our notes on a new endeavor capital game show, and, a16z introducing a podcast network. We also worked what Casey Newton is up to into the very same conversation.
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