Hi and invite back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week

, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a bigger style or story 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. So, what was on our minds this morning? Headlines: The Twilio-Segment deal is real , happening , and is priced about where we anticipated. Big namesin the ex-China Internet desire

to make encryption even worse. And, how the United States federal government would separate Google is becoming clearer by the week. On the Twilio Sector deal, as TechCrunch and Forbes expected, the transaction came in around$3.2 billion, forming something of a API beast from their combined type. As we noted on the show,

  • a lot of financiers made a mint from the deal. Airkit has raised$28 million while in stealth considering that 2017. What does it do? Per Forbes, it’s a”low-code platform”that wants to”improve customer engagement.”That’s significantly comparable to what Section does. Flash Express raised$200 million, as the on-demand and delivery areas remain hot. And Razorpay raised$100 million at an evaluation of $1 billion, implying that we have actually just witnessed the birth of yet another fintech unicorn. And, lastly, warm public markets imply that the start-up and VC
  • video game will remain afoot, even if we see a pre-election dip in IPOs. We hope that you are well and warm and completely of great spirits. Back soon! Equity drops every Monday at 7:00 a.m. PT and Thursday afternoon as quick as we can get it out, so sign up for us on
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