Hello and welcome back to Equity, the startup business podcast, where we unpack the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.
this week, Alex and Natasha discuss the latest and greatest of this consuming news cycle. Our goal with the show, as always, is to go beyond what you see in 140 characters. [insert big story here]. And in today’s recording? That wasn’t hard at all.
- We started from our good news section: 1) Now valued at $1.35 billion, Maven is answering the nation’s most pressing need: more maternity benefits and 2) As China’s trade slows, Alibaba sees logistics boom in Latham.. Despite all odds and trends, we love the opportunity to talk about progress!
- Then, just off our awesome first crypto conference, we took a minute to talk about FTX Fall out. Yes, we’re talking about how an African Web3 startup went bust and why SoftBank joined Sequoia by revealing its investment in a crypto exchange.
- Then we move on to the latest cuts: Amazon’s 3% cut, Morning Brew and Protocol cuts, and Musk’s latest attempt to recruit (or retain?) Twitter employees. We still don’t know what will happen there, don’t ask us. Okay fine, you can.
- And we’ll end by dropping this gem here, in a less familiar context: voluntary as a tribute.
And that’s a wrap. As always, you can tune in to the show. @equitypodRate us on Apple Podcasts and above all, be kind to your people. Talk soon!
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