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I’m out this week, but that doesn’t mean I’m leaving you alone. TechCrunch he didn’t develop his podcast universe so quietly. So I decided to take a second to highlight the podcasts, the minds behind them, and my favorite episodes so far. We thank Yashad, Maggie, Grace and Kell for their behind-the-scenes work that makes us sound smart and informed.
- equity: You know this one. Co-hosted by me, Alex Wilhelm and Mary Ann Azevedo, Equity is a podcast three times a week for start-up businesses, where we expand the numbers and nuances behind the headlines. My recent favorite episodes include an interview with the founder for the advice of All That VC and a fintech battle in the group chat.
- Found: Now a little over a year old, Found is a weekly podcast co-hosted by Jordan Crook and Darrell Etherington on the stories behind startups. Each week, the duo presents a different founder and their journey to solve a huge problem – whether building a faster way to fly or green technology on the ocean floor.
- Chain reaction: Co-hosted by Anita Ramaswami and Lucas Matney, Chain reaction immerses yourself in the world of crypto, web3 and NFT in the freshest way I’ve ever seen. Even better, the duo has weekly newsletter of the same name, which is included in web3 events, spicy tweets and large circles of funding. My recent favorite episodes, including Outdoor Voices and Unpredictable, too.
- The TechCrunch podcast: Our latest release for the podcast family, The TechCrunch podcast makes staff reporters talk about the biggest headlines of the week. I like to describe the show as a reporter’s notebook and noise-canceling headphones, leaving you with a real pulse about what’s going on. Oh, and he’s hosting Darrell Etherington again, and this isn’t even his last podcast.
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In the rest of this newsletter we will talk about my new rhythm and a little starting math. As always, you can support me by forwarding this newsletter to a friend or follow me on twitter or subscribe to My blog. Thanks for staying with me this week, next time back to normal programming!
New beat, who is this?
You know you are in the right place when your own colleague draws on your personal news. As Mary Ann Azevedo mentioned in her newsletter earlier this monthI join the fintech bureau to write about entrepreneurship’s responses to access, wealth creation and the socialization of finance.
That is why it is important: I selfishly hope that this needs no explanation. The economic empowerment of people is a constant mission of start-ups before, during and presumably long after the COVID-19 pandemic put it in focus. I’m just glad that I finally have the words to describe what interests me!
Advise me about events in the world of fintech – especially those that do not always have something to do with your company and coverage. I can never be a fly on the wall the same way as the founder, 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 subtitle for journalists everywhere
As the decline threatens the ability of companies to achieve profitability and at the same time emphasizes the need for them to get there faster, we will see more creative math from founders representing the process, potential employees and investors. So, we delved into it at Equity this week in an episode involving our own Hajje Jan Kamps. Along with the episode, we collected three views with a more detailed look at the way.
That is why it is important: Growth is subjective, unfortunately, which means that often private companies (which are not required to share their financial data publicly) can release a likeness without much consequence. For example, start-up revenues may have increased 100% during the year, but this could be either $ 1 to $ 100, thanks to your first customer, or $ 1 million to $ 10 million; who to say Sometimes this example alone can make a founder tell me the true range of their growth, but sometimes it just means I have to put an asterisk next to every vague growth indicator I include in the stories. As the decline builds up conversations with ambiguity or, worse, silence, it is more important for founders than ever to provide details when advertising growth. Not everything is up and right, and finally it’s good to say it out loud.
During the week
Seen in TechCrunch
Coinbase’s CEO says he is cutting 18% of his staff
Dogecoin investor sues Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX for $ 258 billion
Redfin and Compass lay off a total of 900+ employees as mortgage rates continue to rise
The Indian Dukaan is expanding worldwide to take over Shopify
Crypto lender Celsius pauses withdrawals, transferring, citing “extreme market conditions”<
Seen in TechCrunch +
A decade after the bubble burst, 5 climate technology investors explain why everyone is in
Demolition of the Pitch Deck: The $ 40 million Ergeon deck of the B Series
Is the consolidation of the technology industry in Southeast Asia on the horizon?
8 steps to build a financial model to calculate your fundraising needs
Survey of Marketing Experts on Growth: How Would You Spend a $ 75,000 Budget in the Summer of 2022?
Until next time,