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Startups

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

This Monday show actually felt a bit old-fashioned, in that the tech controversy over the weekend has spilled over into the work morning, meaning we need to talk about it. But first, markets:

  • After last week’s somewhat grueling start, today’s trading is calmer. Global stocks are on the move, but nothing suicidal, and cryptos have fallen slightly in the past 24 hours, but have risen in the past seven days. Of course, given what has happened in recent trading sessions, that could all change in the blink of an eye, but at least we’re starting in tumultuous waters.
  • Joe Rogan’s anger continued. After several musicians decided to remove their music from the service in protest at Spotify’s decision to pay for material that those artists considered to be undermining public health, Spotify made some of its rules public, saying it was covering COVID-19 notes. will add to podcasts that discuss the pandemic. We talk about why.
  • In startup land, FTX has raised another huge round, TCV is putting more money in late stage in early rounds, and Bamboo has raised.
  • In the end, there are changes going on in the Chinese venture capital market.

So yes, there will be a lot of Twitter drama this week. But do not worry! You can offset that by hating people who post Wordle scores because that seems to be the latest way to lose friends online.

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