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hello and welcome back to equitya podcast about the startup business, where we unpack the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.
We had the full crew on board today, led by our killer production team Grace and Chrisand hosting team Mary Ann, natasha and Alex.
Last week we promised Cute Farming Robots, and this week we deliver, along with a Many most. But first, the Equity team along with our sister podcast Found are doing live recordings starting soon. You can find out more here, but Equity will be recorded live on Hopin next Thursday. Come on out, it must be fun!
Now, the summary of the show:
- Funding rounds from Pluto (Middle East corporate spending), Free Agency (tech talent agents) and Metafy (video game training) got us started. From a series of rounds this week, we’ve chosen the most interesting one for your enjoyment. If you want more about gaming, check out our Wednesday show where we focus on the universe or, in this case, the metaverse.
- The new Seven Seven Six fund got us on the wave of cryptocurrency investing, which Alex explored here earlier in the week. In short: expect more cryptocurrency trades. We also covered the Indian cryptocurrency tax rule, which is a revelation of a regulation.
- From there, we delve into the fintech realm through the lens of Bolt’s fiasco/drama/truth saga. More tweets please.
- And so we end up with a section on autonomous vehicles, which has nothing to do with cars. Yes, we’re talking about Cute Farming Robots, including rounds of Vecna founder Electric Sheep and MongoDB doing it, which reminds us that the AWS of robots isn’t too far away.
So far, 2022 is feeling good. Along with our upcoming live show circuit, we are working hard to make the show more focused on tension and nuance, while still maintaining our love of geeky numbers and networks. We’re going to piss off some people this year and teach you something in the meantime.
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