Not too worried about recommending another (few) tech podcasts – TechCrunch

Not too worried about recommending another (few) tech podcasts – TechCrunch

Not too worried about recommending another (few) tech podcasts – TechCrunch

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh look at this week’s start and startup trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here.

I’m gone this week, but that doesn’t mean I’m leaving you alone. TechCrunch hasn’t grown its podcast universe quite so quietly. So I thought I’d take a moment to highlight the podcasts, the ghosts behind them, and my favorite episodes to date. Thanks to Yashad, Maggie, Grace and Kell for their behind the scenes work making us sound smart and informed.

  • Equity: You know this one. Equity, co-hosted by myself, Alex Wilhelm and Mary Ann Azevedo, is a three-weekly podcast about the business of startups, where we unravel the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. My recent favorite episodes include an interview with a founder on All That VC advice and a fintech battle of the bands chat.
  • Found it: Found, now just over a year old, is a weekly podcast, co-hosted by Jordan Crook and Darrell Etherington, about the stories behind the startups. Each week, the duo profiles a different founder and their journey towards solving some sort of huge problem — be it building a faster way to fly or green technology on the ocean floor.
  • Chain Reaction: Chain Reaction, co-hosted by Anita Ramaswamy and Lucas Matney, dives into the world of crypto, web3 and NFTs in the freshest way I’ve seen yet. In fact, the duo has a weekly newsletter of the same name covering web3 events, including racy tweets and major funding rounds. My recent favorite episodes, including Outdoor Voices and Unpredictable Episodes.
  • The TechCrunch podcast: Our latest edition of the podcast fam, The TechCrunch Podcast, has workforce reporters discussing the week’s biggest headlines. I like to describe the show as a reporter’s notebook and noise-canceling headphones so you can get a good idea of ​​what’s going on. Oh, and it’s hosted by Darrell Etherington again, and that’s not even his last podcast.

That’s the overview. And every week Matt Burns rounds up what we’ve published, but so you don’t miss out, go ahead and subscribe.

In the rest of this newsletter, we’ll talk about my new beat and some startup math. As always, you can support me by forwarding this newsletter to a friend or follow me on twitter or subscribe to my blog. Thanks for joining me this week, next time back to normal programming!

New beat, who is this?

You know you’re in a good place when your own colleague brags about your own personal news. As Mary Ann Azevedo mentioned in her newsletter earlier this month, I join the fintech desk to write about entrepreneurship’s answers to access, wealth creation and socialization of finance.

Here’s why it’s important: Selfishly I hope this needs no explanation. The economic empowerment of individuals has been a constant mission of startups before, during and presumably long after the COVID-19 pandemic brought it into focus. I’m just glad I finally have the words to describe what I care about!

Tip me on happenings in the fintech world, especially those that don’t always have something to do with your business and reporting. I can never be a fly on the wall like a founder can, so tell me what I’m missing! Oh, and the best way to actually do the above is to just tweet to me @nmasc_ or email me.

Startup math is a subtweet with journalists everywhere

As the downturn threatens companies’ ability to become profitable while also highlighting the need to get there faster, we’ll see more creative math from founders pitching the process, potential employees and investors. So we got into it this week on Equity in an episode with our very own Haje Jan Kamps. Along with the episode, we’ve put together three views with a more detailed look at the way.

Here’s why it’s important: Growth is, unfortunately, subjective, meaning that private companies (that don’t have to share their financial data publicly) can often spread a semblance of it without much repercussion. For example, a startup’s revenue may have grown 100% year over year, but that could be from $1 to $100 dollars, thanks to the first customer, or $1 million to $10 million; who will say? Sometimes that example in itself can lead a founder to tell me the true range of their growth, but sometimes it just means putting an asterisk next to every vague growth metric I include in stories. As the downturn floods conversations with vagueness, or worse, silence, it’s more important than ever for founders to provide details when touting growth. Not everything is to the right, and it’s finally okay to say that out loud.

during the week

Seen on TechCrunch
Coinbase CEO Says It Is Laying Off 18% Of Its Employees
Dogecoin Investor Sues Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX for $258 Billion
Redfin and Compass jointly lay off 900+ employees as mortgage rates continue to rise
India’s Dukaan Expands Globally to Acquire Shopify
Cryptocurrency lender Celsius pauses withdrawals, transfers citing ‘extreme market conditions’

Seen on TechCrunch+
Ten years after the bubble burst, 5 climate tech investors explain why they’re all getting involved
Pitch Deck Teardown: Ergeon’s $40M Series B Deck
Is consolidation on the horizon for the technology industry in Southeast Asia?
8 Steps to Building a Financial Model to Calculate Your Fundraising Needs
Growth Marketing Experts Survey: How Would You Spend a $75,000 Budget in Summer 2022?

Until next time,

N