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, Bekka And Alex gathered to chew through the week’s biggest news. Here’s what the gang faced today:
- Vice goes bankrupt: Now is not a good time for media companies. The ad market is in the toilet, layoffs are rampant, and the ending of Vice is like icing on a sundae. Mary Ann points out on the show that there were some operational issues at the company. Here’s a real unicorn death for us to stare at.
- Offer Dive: AI. AI coaching. AI human relation coach? It’s a thing, and whether it’s the future or not, we have questions.
- Fresh-Nestlé: How often do you see a venture firm suing an acquirer? Not very often. We dive into the what and why of the Freshly suit.
- Why does Musk buy other companies? What do you do when you buy a company and lay off most of the staff? You buy a tech jobs platform, it turns out.
- NewLimit and the Limits of Life: NewLimit is a company that Alex loves. Why? Because he doesn’t want to die before he can go to space. Mary Ann and Becca noted that the company’s set-up is more than non-traditional. For NewLimit, the proof is in the pudding.
- What’s in store for venture capital? Becca’s work on the venture capital landscape has come under scrutiny since the SVB crisis erupted earlier this year. Her latest venture survey helped us understand where founders will be hunting for capital in the second half of 2023 and beyond.
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The billionaires are trying to live longer… again by Rebecca Szkutak, originally published on MinRegion