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The friends with benefits of the financial world – TechCrunch



Howdy and welcome again to Equity, a podcast in regards to the enterprise of startups, the place we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

That is our Friday episode, a run-down of key information headlines, startup funding rounds and no matter else is popping within the worlds of startups and tech. Fortunately this week, we didn’t discuss NFTs, and I don’t assume that we even mentioned “token” a single time.

As an alternative, Mary Ann and Natasha and Alex acquired again to what we’d contemplate the roots of Fairness. Right here’s what we acquired into:

  • We began with a glance at the recent Fertilis round. Fertilis is an Australian startup working to make the IVF course of extra dependable. We’re large followers of the idea, although the startup has a lot of work forward of it earlier than it strikes the needle for {couples} hoping to conceive.
  • Mary Ann introduced collectively two very Fairness subjects: Fintech and SaaS, however extra apparently, fintech that solely desires to serve SaaS startups. Although we tried to outline Arc’s relationship with the startups it serves, Alex landed on it being a pals with advantages for the monetary world.
  • Talking of fintech, Brex made headlines (once more) with its new increase and new government — due to Meta.
  • We hold returning to the hiring dialog, and that’s for good motive. Profession Karma (news here) and SeekOut (news here) have two totally different methods in relation to empowering staff at corporations — and all of us agreed that retention, versus placement, is the way forward for hiring tech.
  • We ended with a conversation on accelerators due to Y Combinator’s news, and venture reaction thereof. Plus, new AngelList and Dorm Room Fund remind us that staying area of interest in technique continues to be the way in which that early-stage enterprise operations are successful offers.

A giant hug to you all for surviving the begin to the working yr throughout a COVID surge. We will do that! We’ll get by it as a giant group, OK?

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