TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We are also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics related to the worlds of startups and venture capital. To help you find the right show for your interests, we’ve compiled our audio release of the week.
Below are the latest from Chain Reaction, our excellent crypto-focused podcast hosted by Lucas and Anita. You will also find Found, a long book that delves into the true saga of business creation, Jordan and Darrell. There is an audio-only version of TechCrunch Live hosted by Mast which features founders and investors discussing successful pitch decks. Finally, there’s Equity, TechCrunch’s long-running Webby-winning podcast focused on venture capital and the latest startup news, hosted by Natasha, Mary Ann and alexander.
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The TechCrunch Podcast
Episode 7: Crypto community or crumbling cult? And other news from TC
This week on the TechCrunch Podcast, our host, Editor-in-Chief Darrell Etherington, talks with Jacquelyn Melinek about the power and pitfalls of crypto communities and Devin Coldewey about why Pornhub’s COO and CEO quit without ceremony. And as always, you’ll get an overview of the week’s top TechCrunch news.
Other news of the week:
Episode 12: Doodles CEO on Expanding Their Cartoon NFT Empire (with Julian Holguin)
The TechCrunch Live Podcast
Episode 9: Forethought AI CEO explains the pitch deck that won Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt 2018
TechCrunch Live records weekly, live, every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. EDT / 12:00 p.m. PDT.
Forethought AI won Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt 2018. Since then, the company has raised two rounds of funding and is now a leader in human-centered artificial intelligence. During this live event, Dean Nicholas, CEO and Co-Founder of Forethought, and Vanessa Larco, NEA Partner and Forethought Board Observer, discussed the early days of the company. The two discussed in depth how Forethought launched its AI-powered service amid fierce competition and a booming tech industry.
Nicholas shared the pitch deck that helped the company win Startup Battlefield. He admits: The deck design isn’t pretty, but it worked in part thanks to several key slides around traction and partners.
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Episode 64: Christine Tao, Sounding Board
Christine Tao knows that good leaders have good executive coaches. She founded Sounding Board to make it easier for companies to manage, scale, and measure leadership coaching on a unified platform. This week, she talks to Darrell and Jordan about the challenges she and her co-founder faced raising funds and how they established the kind of client that made scaling possible.
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Episode 526: Understanding the Not-so-Fine Characters of 2022 Termsheets
This is our Wednesday show, where we focus on one topic, think about one question, and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha asked: What’s in the fine print of term sheets these days, and what does it tell us about who’s going to be in control during the recession?
The question was inspired by a recent story of Becca Szkutak — one of TC’s newest venture capital reporters — on how deal terms look different in a downturn. Of course, that means we had to call on Szkutak to talk about his story and dig deeper into how founder friendliness is currently being questioned. Expect a tactical episode on different terms that might start creeping into term sheets, the cost-benefit analysis of each, and why down rounds aren’t the end of the world.
Equity drops every Monday at 7 a.m. PDT and Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 a.m. PDT, so subscribe to us on Apple podcast, Covered, Spotify and all castings.
Episode 533: Leverage, Red Flags, and the Changing Landscape of Venture Capital
Hello and welcome to Equity, a podcast about startup activity, where we unpack the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.
alexander and Grace are back to cover the biggest, boldest, and baddest tech news. This week we are not recording a Tuesday as it is a normal week. Although we add that Equity will be live on Thursday, when we tap our Friday episode. So if you wanted to come hang out, be sure to follow the show on Twitter.
Alright, so what are we getting into this morning?
- Stocks are generally up, major cryptos aren’t overdoing it this morning, and a Coinbase downgrade caught our eye.
- Backstage Capital is laying off staff as it only focuses on investing in existing portfolio companies. With less capital than before going to black founders, seeing a fund focused on investing in struggling underrepresented founders is a disappointment.
- Strapi’s startup cycle was fun to watch, merging open source technology and CMS, a tool we use quite often here at TechCrunch.
- And then there’s the mess at Digital World Acquisition Corp., the SPAC that wants to merge with former US President Trump’s digital media company. He has problems with the regulators.
- The chaos did not start there, however. 3AC is in default (like Russia!), BlockFi’s rescue deal has been pushed back internally, Klarna may only be worth $10 billion, MilkRun is losing big bucks, and we’re learning more about how whose Indian government is going after Twitter.
So a great way to start the week. We joke. We’ll talk later!
Episode 532: All This Startup News, and We Didn’t Even Talk About Juul
Hello and welcome to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
What have we gotten ourselves into? A multitude of blistering bromides, naturally:
All in all it was a great time and we are back on Monday!
Equity drops every Monday at 7 a.m. PDT and Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 a.m. PDT, so subscribe to us on Apple podcast, Covered, Spotify and all the castings