hello and welcome back to Capitala podcast about the startup business where we unpack the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.
The crew is back at full speed, and perhaps this week even full excitement meets exhaustion. Alex Wilhelm, Natasha Mascarenhas and Mary Ann Azevedo were on the mic with moral and editorial support from the wonderful Grace. If we had to give this episode an autobiography, we’d call it: “Drama, Tech Twitter, and Therapeutic Moments in Between.”
We received a ton of news, including:
- Musk’s new best friends back his $44 billion bid to buy Twitter – and why one of them is likely to have déjà vu.
- For deals of the week, Natasha talked about Line stands for more inclusive fintechMary Ann got into Trustee giving attention (and money) to a fintech startup and Alex led us to the music world with the latest SoundCloud messages.
- Then we talked about How Digital Health Startups Are Preparing for the Post-Roe World, and which companies to pay attention to. (Geek tip: We’ll take a closer look at this topic on Equity Wednesday, which comes out next week!)
- Next, How early can an early stage investor leave? Latest news from Backstage Capital includes milestone and pause – and leaves us wondering what other reversals we might see from investment firms.
- Finally, we finished our favorite part of the show and talked about the latest Striped and Checkered Drama. Two companies moved from partners to competitors this week, and we’re talking about the tensions that result.
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