Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.
Alex, Natasha and Mary Ann got together with Grace again this week for our weekly roundup show, and as often happens, the news broke as we got ready to record. So we had to hit the huge Amazon-One Medical deal to get started. Of course we all had thoughts.
What else have we been up to? The following:
- Crunchbase has raised $50 million! Yes, our former employer has taken another big round where we all had to think about his health, our history of it and our love for his news team and other parts of the company that we remember fondly.
- Exactly what Arkive is building, and we’re in favor of his work building some sort of NFT-powered, decentralized IRL library. A DAO is also involved.
- ForSight builds robots for eye surgery, just hoisted a stack of its own, and we’re all hyped about it. It confirms an important learning experience from Natasha’s recent robotics panel, which was part bullish, part bearish.
- From there, it was time to talk about the plethora of new venture capital funds coming out, the end of Modsy — or is the? – and a few stories touching on the situation in Ukraine, including a massive Russian fine from Google, Preply’s latest round of funding, and how solar can fight fascism.
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