I’m not too worried about recommending another (few) tech podcasts – TechCrunch

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I won’t be there this week, but that doesn’t mean I’ll leave you alone. TechCrunch hasn’t been quite so quietly expanding his podcast universe. So I thought I’d take a second to highlight the podcasts, the minds behind them, and my favorite episodes so far. Thanks to Yashad, Maggie, Grace and Kell for their behind-the-scenes work that makes us sound smart and informed.

  • Equity capital: you know this one Co-organizers of myself, Alex Wilhelm and Mary Ann Azevedo, Equity capital is a thrice-weekly podcast about the business of startups, where we uncover the numbers and nuances behind the headlines. Some of my favorite recent episodes include an interview with a founder on All That VC advice and a fintech battle-of-the-bands chat.
  • Found: A little over a year old now Found is a weekly podcast about the stories behind startups, co-hosted by Jordan Crook and Darrell Etherington. Each week, the duo portrays a different founder and their journey to solving a massive problem – be it building a faster way of flying or green technology of the seabed.
  • chain reaction: Co-hosted by Anita Ramaswamy and Lucas Matney, chain reaction dives into the world of Crypto, Web3 and NFTs in the freshest way I’ve seen so far. Even better, the duo has one weekly newsletter under the same name getting into Web3 events, including sharp tweets and big funding rounds. My favorite recent episodes, including Outdoor Voices and Unpredictable.
  • The TechCrunch Podcast: Our latest edition of the Podcast Fam, The TechCrunch Podcast gets reporters talking through the week’s biggest headlines. I like to describe the show as a reporter’s notebook meets noise-cancelling headphones, giving you a true pulse of what’s going on. Oh, and it’s again hosted by Darrell Etherington, and this isn’t even his last podcast.

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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 by Follow me on Twitter or subscribe my blog. Thanks for being with me this week, next time back to normal program!

New beat, who that?

You know you’re in a good place when your own colleague fills you in on your personal news. As Mary Ann Azevedo mentioned in her newsletter earlier this monthI’m joining the fintech desk to write about entrepreneurship’s responses to access, wealth creation and the socialization of finance.

Therefore it is important: Out of selfishness I hope that this needs no explanation. Economic empowerment of individuals has been an ongoing mission of startups before, during and probably long after the COVID-19 pandemic brought them into focus. I’m just glad to finally have the words to describe what’s important to me!

Give me tips on what’s happening in the fintech world – especially those that aren’t always related to your business and reporting. I can never be such a fly on the wall as a founder, so tell me what I’m missing! Oh, and the best way to actually do the above is to just tweet me @nmasc_ or email me.

Startup Math is subtweeted by journalists everywhere

As the downturn threatens companies’ ability to break even while emphasizing the need to get there faster, we’ll see more creative calculations from founders, potential employees and investors presenting the process. So this week at Equity we covered that in an episode with our own Haje Jan Kamps. Along with the episode, we’ve put together three views with a more detailed take on the way.

Therefore it is important: Unfortunately, growth is subjective, meaning that private companies (which aren’t required to share their finances publicly) can often spread a semblance of it without much impact. For example, a startup’s revenue may have increased 100% year over year, but that could be either from $1 to $100 or from $1 million to $10 million thanks to its first customer; who should say that? Sometimes that example in and of itself can get a founder to tell me the true range of their growth, but other times it just means I have to put an asterisk next to every vague growth metric I list in stories. As the downturn fills the conversation with vagueness, or worse still, silence, it’s more important than ever for founders to provide details when promoting growth. Not everything is up and right, and it’s finally okay to say that out loud.

About the week

Seen on TechCrunch
Coinbase CEO says it will lay off 18% of its employees
Dogecoin investor is suing Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX for $258 billion
Redfin and Compass together lay off more than 900 employees as mortgage rates continue to rise
India’s Dukaan expands globally to acquire Shopify
Crypto lender Celsius suspends withdrawals and transfers citing ‘extreme market conditions’<

Seen on TechCrunch+
A decade after the bubble burst, 5 climate tech investors explain why they’re all in
Pitch Deck Teardown: Ergeon’s $40 million Series B deck
Is Southeast Asia’s tech industry about to consolidate?
8 steps to creating a financial model to calculate your fundraising needs
Growth Marketing Experts Poll: How would you spend a budget of $75,000 in the summer of 2022?

Until next time,


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