Is First Republic just a victim of the collapse of the SVB?

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the startup business, where we unravel the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.

This week Mary Ann, Natasha And Alex were mostly chatty as they waded through a busy week in tech and startups. We’re talking about AI. We’re talking about layoffs. And we are talking about coffee.

This is what we started:

  • Three deals of the week, from copyright requests around “-GPT” to Ansa, a wallet ready to make you even more loyal to your local cafes, to First Republic Bank’s skyrocketing share price, and all the thoughts that are too much to think about to our reported just six weeks ago.
  • Fintech venture layoffs, and the state of startup hiring in general. Based on Mary Ann’s scoop, we got to the heart of how many staff a company needs, and why.
  • Revenue! Alex has spent more than a healthy amount of time reading recent financial disclosures from technology companies large and small. The result? Good news for startups.
  • We end with notes about coffee. How does coffee fit into Equity? Well, if it’s venture capital backed and growing, we don’t care if it’s powered by beans or AI.

We’ll be back in your ears on Monday to catch up on the weekend’s headlines. If you miss us in the meantime, follow us @EquityPod and check out Alex and Natasha’s cameos on MinRegion Live!

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Is First Republic just a victim of the collapse of the SVB? by Natasha Mascaren was originally published on MinRegion

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