June 14, 2021

Does SoftBank have 20 more DoorDashes?

In excellent news, long-time Equity manufacturer Chris Gates is back beginning next week, which suggests well have our greatest team ever helping get the program put together. And, in other excellent news, theres going to be more Equity than ever for you to hear. Coming soon.

Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the weeks greatest tech happenings. Today felt unusually soothing from a tech news viewpoint: Facebook is copying something, early-stage start-up data is flawed enough to speak about and sweet DoorDash is buying robots for concealed sums.

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headings.

Reddit raises $250 million, but does not tell us who the investors are and what the money is precisely going to. Still, the company has had rather a year so far, so the capital comes at a fascinating time.
Justo, an online grocery based in Mexico, raises $65 million as the pandemic continues to shake up the method we go shopping and live.
DoorDash buys a salad robot, which brings Natasha fond memories and Danny anger.
The inverted SoftBank J-Curve thesis is a must-listen and check out.
And from the world of dating, a huge M&A deal that caught our attention, and the most recent from the Bumble IPO.

* OK, so not award-winning. Soon enough, since symptom works.

So, heres a rundown of the tech news we entered into (as always, jokes arent previewed so youll need to listen to the actual show to get our critique and Award Winning Analysis *):.

Ethena raising $2 million more for business training that is not terrible, and Zeta raising $1.5 million for couples banking. Natasha has been eliminating the early-stage beat lately.
How seed information might be getting harder and more difficult to parse from Alexs desk, and why VC information in general is dicey, from Dannys. We talk about if directional information is helpful, and why the minimal numbers might have a cultural impact on signal.

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In excellent news, veteran Equity manufacturer Chris Gates is back beginning next week, which implies well have our greatest team ever assisting get the program assembled. And, in other excellent news, theres going to be more Equity than ever for you to hear. Coming quickly.