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Equity Monday: Uber-Postmates is announced, three funding rounds, and narrative construction

Equity Monday: The electric car boom, tech regulation, and some sad American VC data

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

This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the most recent non-public market information, talks concerning the coming week, digs into some latest funding rounds and mulls over a bigger theme or narrative from the non-public markets. You can observe the present on Twitter right here and myself right here — and you’ll want to take a look at our riff on whether or not SoftBank has one other 20 DoorDashes ready within the wings.

This morning was a extra relaxed Monday than I can recall in months, because of a vacation in lots of elements of the world. But that didn’t cease us from parsing the information:

  • The Weekend: This investigation into Clubhouse’s information safety is getting outcomes, whereas over the weekend Dispo acquired big in a rush, and the Apple-Facebook dynamic acquired a greater explaining. Increasingly the tech large world seems like advert engines (Facebook, Alphabet) in opposition to software-and-hardware outlets (Microsoft, Apple).
  • This morning: GM has new electrical automobiles, TechCrunch experiences. VW isn’t anxious about Apple. And each EV firm on the earth goes public by way of a SPAC. Who will win? You can place your personal bets. And India is loosening some tech regulation. The American inventory market is closed.
  • Funding Rounds: We chatted concerning the latest Libeo spherical, and the most recent on Nymbus, each of that are greater than cool.
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And, lastly, learn this in order for you really feel let down by American VCs. (American media, to be clear, has related points.)

Equity drops each Monday at 7:00 a.m. PST and Thursday afternoon as quick as we will get it out, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all of the casts.

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