Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headings.
This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, goes into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a bigger theme or narrative from the personal markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here— and make sure to check out our last main ep, in which Natasha coins a motto for a16z that I both hate, and ended up being the headline of the show!
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- The Weekend: Coinbase at $100 billion!.?.!? More on that to come. Toast is going public!.?.!! Most likely! Wait Toast the company that laid off personnel in 2015? Yep that Toast! It’s not toast! And new guidelines on online financing in China.
- This Morning: Oscar Health put together an IPO rate variety that is intriguing, and Peak Clearing is going public through a SPAC.
- Funding Beats: Gophr raises money! .?.!! Ageras Group raises money! .?.!! Guarantee raises money!.?. !! It was difficult to pick just three, however each of those rounds has something noteworthy about it. Enjoy!
- Deeper Dive/Riff: If the public markets will drift even the most leaden of start-up through a SPAC-balloon, any late-stage start-up that does not take the ride out of the personal markets should either be ideal or too heavy to lift. And if it’s the second, we can compose it off? Possibly?
And, finally, this is precisely what I feel like this Monday early morning. Chat soon and remain safe!
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.