Equity Shot: Our favorite startups from YC Demo Day

Do the celebrities help the startups or do the startups help the celebrities?

Hello and welcome again to Equity, TechCrunch’s enterprise capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), the place we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

What every week, yeah? Instead of the information cycle slowing because the yr races to a detailed, issues are nonetheless as scorching as ever. We have funding rounds massive and small, IPOs, first-day extravaganza and extra.

Luckily we had the entire crew round — Chris and Danny and Natasha and me. Here’s the rundown:

  • Career Karma raised $10 million, and we now have ideas and considerations.
  • Skyflow raised $17.5 million in an effort to attempt to get the Equity workforce to grasp the nuances of various encryption sorts.
  • Calm raised $75 million, which felt fairly cheap given experiences and its fundraising historical past.
  • Squire tripled its valuation in a brand new spherical that included $45 million in fairness capital together with some debt.
  • We additionally talked concerning the DoorDash and IPO pops, the place Airbnb priced, and who’s coming subsequent.
  • We rounded off with what’s up with TikTok stars investing in tech startups. Danny was not a fan.
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And that’s that! If you aren’t drained, have you ever even been paying consideration?

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