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Hello and welcome again to Equity, TechCrunch’s enterprise capital-focused podcast, the place we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace had been all right here to talk by means of the week’s largest tech happenings. This week felt oddly comforting from a tech information perspective: Facebook is copying one thing, early-stage startup information is flawed sufficient to speak about and candy DoorDash is shopping for robots for undisclosed sums.

So, right here’s a rundown of the tech information we acquired into (as all the time, jokes aren’t previewed so that you’ll must take heed to the precise present to get our critique and Award Winning Analysis*):

  • Ethena elevating $2 million extra for company coaching that isn’t terrible, and Zeta elevating $1.5 million for {couples}’ banking. Natasha has been killing the early-stage beat currently.
  • How seed information may very well be getting more durable and more durable to parse from Alex’s desk, and why VC information on the whole is dicey, from Danny’s. We focus on if directional information is beneficial, and why the restricted numbers might have a cultural influence on sign.
  • Reddit raises $250 million, however doesn’t inform us who the traders are and what the cash is exactly going to. Still, the corporate has had fairly a 12 months to date, so the capital comes at an attention-grabbing time.
  • Justo, an internet grocery primarily based in Mexico, raises $65 million because the pandemic continues to shake up the way in which we stay and store.
  • DoorDash buys a salad robotic, which brings Natasha nostalgia and Danny anger.
  • The inverted SoftBank J-Curve thesis is a must-listen and skim.
  • And from the world of relationship, an enormous M&A deal that caught our consideration, and the most recent from the Bumble IPO.
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In excellent news, long-time Equity producer Chris Gates is again beginning subsequent week, which implies we’ll have our largest crew ever serving to get the present put collectively. And, in different excellent news, there’s going to be extra Equity than ever so that you can hear. Coming quickly.

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*OK, so not award-winning but. But quickly sufficient, as a result of manifestation works.

PSA: Most mixture VC development information is rubbish


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