Hi and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unload the numbers behind the headings.

Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to talk through the week’s biggest tech happenings. It was yet another insane week, however we did our finest to make it through as much of it as we could. Here’s the rundown, in case you are reading along with us!

  • Square is buying Tidal in a deal that some are skeptical of, but one about which we found rather a lot to like.
  • How capital-as-a-service can get you your very first check in 2021, and a nod to Indie.VC, a leader in alternative funding for startups that announced it is closing down net new financial investments this year.
  • Oscar Health priced its IPO above its raised range, which was good for it in terms of fundraising. Because its debut the business has actually lost rates elevation. Its declines imitate those of other public neo-insurance suppliers in what might be a new trend.
  • And sticking to the insurtech beat, Hippo is going public through a SPAC. Since everybody else is?
  • Compass filed its S-1, which set off a debate on how it’s different than Opendoor.
  • Coupang’s IPO is likewise coming, replete with substantial growth, an improving success photo and an enormous evaluation. This is one to enjoy.
  • There was likewise an entire worldwide news circuit around grocery delivery start-ups, with Instacart raising at a $39 billion appraisal.
  • And we wrapped with the Surreal seed round that we found to be more than a little spicy. As it turns out, commercialized deepfakes are not simply en route; they are here.

And with that we are back on Monday. Have a rocking weekend!

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