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    Hi and welcome back again to Equity, TechCrunch’s undertaking capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), wherever we unpack the figures powering the headlines.

    What happens when the full podcast crew is a little bit drained from, you know, almost everything, and does its very very best? This episode, evidently. A massive many thanks to Chris Gates for helping us trim the fat and make some thing very good for you.

    Right before we get into the matters of the 7 days, never forget that Equity is not back on YouTube most months, so if you preferred to see us do the chatting with some entertaining added from the generation workforce, you can do so right here. More to come the moment I get my new exterior digicam to get the job done.

    That performed, here’s what Natasha and Danny and I got into this week:

    • The community markets are afire these times with Apple reaching $2 trillion in marketplace cap, and Tesla’s stock doing all types of odd matters. In shorter, stocks have only gone up for a when and that usually means that there’s heat, nigh-stuffy temperatures around assets of all types.
    • This is major to a surge in liquidity, unsurprisingly, as asset supervisors of all kinds look to acquire benefit of the instances. So, Asana is prepping a direct listing, Airbnb has submitted privately, And ThredUp is eyeing an early-2021 IPO. About the same time as Coinbase, we’d reckon.
    • Airbnb banned functions as effectively, which wound up becoming the title of the show.
    • And SPACs are nonetheless happening in swift-fireplace style. The Equity crew is not super impressed about the whole affair, but I’ll say that with Paul “Fucking” Ryan included, it’s possibly a sign of the best.
    • And capping the liquidity chat, Natasha ran us through what Chamath is up to now, and Danny rabbited on about Kabbage.
    • Funding rounds! Welcome raised a $1.4 million check out that I coated, Labster raised $9 million that Natasha wrote about, Carrot Fertility picked up $24 million that we all considered was rather smart, and our mates at Crunchbase News wrote about PadSplit, which is honestly neat but we ran reduced on time following paying much too a great deal time on SPACs. Test them out below.

    Whew! We’re carrying out a whole lot around at TechCrunch.com, so, continue to be tuned and know that if we have been a little bit frazzled this 7 days it is since we’re working our backends off to provide you neat items. You will dig ’em.

    Alright, chat Monday, a exhibit that we’re by now scheduling. Keep awesome!

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