Not too worried about recommending other (few) tech podcasts – TechCrunch

Not too worried about recommending other (few) tech podcasts – TechCrunch

Not too worried about recommending other (few) tech podcasts – TechCrunch

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a new human take on this week’s startup news and trends. To receive this in your inbox, sign up here.

I’m out this week, but that doesn’t mean I’m leaving you alone. TechCrunch hasn’t been growing so quietly in its podcast universe. So I thought I’d take a second to highlight the podcasts, the minds behind them, and my favorite episodes so far. Thanks to Yashad, Maggie, Grace and Kell for their work behind the scenes, making us look smart and informed.

  • Equity: You know this one. Co-hosted by myself, Alex Wilhelm and Mary Ann Azevedo, Equity is a three-weekly podcast about the startup business, where we unpack the numbers and nuances behind the headlines. My recent favorite episodes include an interview with a founder about the All That VC board and a fintech battle in the bands chat.
  • Found: Now just over a year old, Found is a weekly podcast co-hosted by Jordan Crook and Darrell Etherington about the stories behind startups. Each week, the duo profiles a different founder and their journey to solve some sort of huge problem – whether it’s building a faster way to fly or green technology from the ocean floor.
  • Chain reaction: Co-hosted by Anita Ramaswamy and Lucas Matney, Chain Reaction delves into the world of cryptocurrencies, web3 and NFTs in the newest way I’ve ever seen it. Even better, the duo have a weekly newsletter of the same name that goes into web3 happenings, racy tweets and big funding rounds included. My recent favorite episodes including outdoor and unpredictable voices too.
  • The TechCrunch podcast: Our newest installment to the podcast family, the TechCrunch Podcast gets team reporters talking about the biggest headlines of the week. I like to describe the show as a reporter’s laptop meets noise-canceling headphones, leaving you with a real pulse of what’s going on. Oh, and again it’s hosted by Darrell Etherington, and this isn’t even his last podcast.

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For the rest of this newsletter, we’ll talk about my new beat and a little startup math. As always, you can support me by sending this newsletter to a friend or following me on twitter or subscribing to my blog. Thanks for sticking with me this week, back to normal schedule next time!

New beat, who is it?

You know you’re in a good place when your own co-worker gives you personal news. As Mary Ann Azevedo mentioned in her newsletter earlier this month, I’m joining the fintech table to write about entrepreneurship’s answers to accessing, creating wealth, and socializing finance.

See why it matters: Selfishly, I hope this needs no explanation. The economic empowerment of individuals has been a constant mission of startups before, during and presumably long after the COVID-19 pandemic brought it into focus. I’m glad I finally have the words to describe what I care about!

Give me tips on happenings in the fintech world – especially those that don’t always have something to do with your company and coverage. I can never be a fly on the wall the way a founder can, so tell me what I’m missing! Oh and the best way to actually do the above is to just tweet me @nmasc_ or send me an email.

Startup Math is a subtweet for journalists everywhere

As the downturn threatens companies’ ability to achieve profitability and simultaneously emphasizes the need to get there faster, we will see more creative math from founders presenting the process, potential employees, and investors. So we delved into Equity this week in an episode with our own Haje Jan Kamps. Along with the episode, we’ve put together three views with a more granular look at the way.

See why it matters: Growth is subjective, unfortunately, which often means that private companies (which are not required to share their finances publicly) can float without much repercussions. For example, a startup’s revenue might have grown 100% year over year, but that might be $1 to $100 thanks to its first customer, or $1 million to $10 million; who can say? Sometimes this example alone can cause a founder to tell me the true scope of their growth, but sometimes it just means I need to put an asterisk next to whatever vague growth metric I include in the stories. As the recession fills conversations with vagueness, or worse, silence, it’s more important than ever for founders to provide details when touting growth. Not everything is right, and it’s finally okay to say it out loud.

throughout the week

Seen on TechCrunch
Coinbase CEO says he’s laying off 18% of his employees
Dogecoin investor sues Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX for $258 billion
Redfin and Compass lay off more than 900 employees combined as mortgage interest rates continue to rise
India’s Dukaan Expands Globally to Take on Shopify
Crypto Lender Celsius Pauses Withdrawals and Transfers Citing ‘Extreme Market Conditions’

Seen on TechCrunch+
A decade after the bubble burst, 5 climate tech investors explain why they’re all in
Pitch Deck Takedown: Ergeon’s $40M Series B Deck
Is consolidation on the horizon for the Southeast Asian tech industry?
8 steps to building a financial model to calculate your fundraising needs
Growth Marketing Experts Survey: How Would You Spend a $75,000 Budget in Summer 2022?

Until next time,


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