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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 hopped on-line for our weekly present, sans Gamestop information (which you will discover right here) to speak about all the opposite busy information taking place in startup world proper now.

Here’s a style of what we received into:

  •  Qualtrics IPO pricing, and the way forward for main acquisition pricing schemes. This firm’s path to the general public markets has been a long-time coming, so we had lots to say.
  •  How Atlanta’s Calendly turned a scheduling nightmare right into a $three billion firm. This story was not solely neat, but additionally operated as a type of palate cleanser for the staff.
  •  Rhino‘s fascinating insurtech play, and the way it’s pre-IPO fairly rattling early. Revenue questions, the facility of insurtech, and public markets impacting startups? This story had all of it!
  •  Alex talks about how Fast is elevating quick cash ($102 million to be actual). Even extra, the Fast story suits right into a broader narrative of on-line checkout startups elevating a zillion {dollars} in latest weeks.
  •  A increase in meals supply and restaurant startups, and why Danny is bearish on a plastic-free play. Natasha is in favor. Alex will get an organization’s mannequin combined up with Spoon Rocket.
  •  Natasha explains how Clubhouse isn’t the primary firm to boost hundreds of thousands off of hundreds of thousands of customers with no recognized near-term monetization plan. Her piece on ClassDojo illustrates how a quiet edtech big lastly turned its 51 million customers right into a worthwhile base. There’s additionally a brand new edtech investor survey so that you can try (Discount code: EQUITY).
  • TCV’s report fund, and a female-focused angel fund popping out of Africa.
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As all the time, it was a ton to get by as a result of there’s simply a lot happening. More Monday morning, till then keep cool!

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