Hello and welcome when to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers overdue the headlines.
This time virtually we unquestionably recorded live on Twitter Spaces, which was a first for the podcast. If you missed it, it’s probably considering we didn’t promote the taping since it was just an experiment. Good news, though, is that it went well, and we’re going to some increasingly live tapings of the show with the unshortened hairdo on the mics. Make sure to follow the show on the Big Tweet to ensure that you can come hang with us next week. We’ll moreover do some Q&A at the end, if we’re in good moods.
Until then, let’s live in the present. Here’s what we got into in today’s show:
- The blisteringly-hot EU startup market: You can raise money anywhere, but you might want to do it in Europe where VCs are putting a acre-feet of wanted to work this year. Hours surpassing the taping, Index Ventures spoken a $3 billion trio of funds (and TikTok strategy?), basically solidifying our older reporting.
- The huge round for crypto trading house FTX, and OpenSea raising again: Regardless of whether or not you are paying sustentation to the crypt market today, investors are still firing wanted at startups in the space at an eye-catching pace.
- Duolingo’s first IPO price range: It’s a good-news week for consumer-focused, edtech startups, since the public markets will finally get a taste of an non-enterprise sector startup. Plus, Duolingo’s upcoming finance event could lead to them finally bolstering areas like speech, cultural norms, and fluency.
- From the world of funding rounds, we had notes on Sololearn, Numerade, NewCampus, Mural, Spreadsheet.com, and Bolt. The conversation ran into some fresh corners, such as how a visitor raised less than its preceding round but 4x’d its valuation and if we should bite-size all learning.
- And we chatted well-nigh Clubhouse leaving beta. Live on Twitter spaces. What can you do?