Hello, and welcome back to Equity, the startup business podcast, where we unpack the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.
Today, we’re celebrating Equity’s 6th birthday! Thankfully, it fell through the lightest and slowest news cycle we’ve experienced since the grocery delivery wars and the start of WeWork.
Alex And Natasha took the microphone to talk about it:
- An M&A spree that includes updates from Qualtrics, Cvent and Mint Mobile. Although we’d prefer to see more startup deals and IPOs, we’d be happy to see some M&A.
- GPT-4. GPT-4. GPT-4. We’re seeing companies scramble to build the new technology into their products, including names from the AI world and more.
- SVB Fall Update including what we need next.
- And what Y Combinator’s layoff round tells us about the accelerator’s late return to scale. (More on the trend here.)
Busy few weeks, huh? Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @EquityPod For live updates, and Alex will be back bright and early Monday morning with the latest.
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Don’t use Sam Altman and AI hype in the same sentence By Natasha Mascarnhas Originally published on TechCrunch