This Week’s TechCrunch Podcasts: Startup Grants, a16z Cryptocurrency Stake, and the Art of Raising Money for Products

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TechCrunch is more than just a website with words. We are also building a growing database of podcasts covering the most important topics in the world of startups and venture capital. To help you find the right show to suit your interests, we’ve compiled the week’s audio output.

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Embedded below is the last of Chain reactionour new stellar crypto podcast hosted by Lucas as well as Anita. You will also find Founda long work that delves into the real saga of building a company, starting with Jordan as well as Darrell. There is only an audio version TechCrunch Live organized Matt in which founders and investors discuss successful presentations. Finally, there is ImpartialityTechCrunch’s longstanding Webby award-winning podcast focusing on venture capital and the latest startup news. Natasha, Mary Ann as well as Alex.

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And if you like the written rather than the spoken word, well we have newsletters also on the topics above.

TechCrunch Podcast

Episode 4: The Battle for BNPL Buyers and More TC News

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Welcome back to the TechCrunch podcast, where you’ll hear everything you need to know about the week’s top tech stories from the people who wrote them. This week, our host, managing editor Darrell Etherington, talks with Mary Ann Azevedo about two fintech giants, Affirm and Stripe, partnerships and what it means for competitors, while Brian Heather will announce the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, which will will take place next week. And, as always, you’ll get a rundown of the week’s top stories on TechCrunch.

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Chain reaction

Episode 9: a16z VC about crypto critics and their $4.5 billion bet (with Sriram Krishnan)

Welcome back, this week Lucas and Anita discuss the investor drama facing blockchain startups during the market crash and the important cryptocurrency legislation that just passed on the floor of the US Senate. In their interview this week, Anita and Lucas are talking to Sriram Krishnan. Krishnan is the general partner of Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), whom he joined after holding three senior positions at Twitter, Facebook and Snap. Krishnan recently joined the crypto team at a16z who recently unveiled a new $4.5 billion crypto mega fund. We spoke with Krishnan about the crypto controversy and social networking opportunities web3. Our interview has been edited for greater length and clarity.

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TechCrunch live podcast

Episode 7: Building relationships between founders and investors and using grants to fund startups

Funding radical climate change startups with Natel Energy and Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

Libby Wayman, partner at Breakthrough Energy Ventures (Bill Gate’s climate investment firm), and Gia Schneider, co-founder and CEO of Natel Energy, join TechCrunch’s Matt Burns on this edition of TechCrunch Live. Gia Schneider delivered a presentation that caught the attention of investors, including Breakthrough Energy Ventures. As she explains during the episode, the company’s success was far from instantaneous.

The project started in 2005 and the company was founded in 2009. At first, Natel Energy considered government subsidies as a way to finance development without increasing the company’s capitalization. Libby Wayman explained in detail how startups can apply for and use grants. This is the process she recommends for companies like Natel Energy.

Eventually, as Natel Energy developed its technology and business, the company sought out venture capital and won against Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Learn how Natel Energy fits into the Breakthrough investment thesis and what the firm looks for when investing in companies.

TechCrunch Live records weekly on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm PST.


Found

Episode 61: Vivian Wang Landed

landed Founder and CEO Vivian Wang is committed to providing workers with high-quality jobs. Landed takes care of the hiring process, from recruiting to vetting, arranging interviews and providing a feedback loop for general managers to make their jobs more attractive. They also improve the financial well-being of employees by helping them improve their skills after they get a job. In this episode, Vivian talks about how COVID has shown us all how important jobs are and how underserved these workers are, and how she plans to improve the experience in these positions by helping them get paid faster, get better credit and reduce turnover.

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Impartiality

Episode 526: This was posted by a Twitter bot

The show is mostly closed this week, which means we don’t have our usual stream of new startup news for you. But we didn’t want to leave you with nothing on this beautiful Friday, so we went to the time machine to see what we could find.

Episode in today’s feed the same episode we released almost exactly a year ago today (June 11, 2021) to give some color and context to what was happening now, a year ago. The idea was that we spent so much time talking about how 2022 will be different from 2021, so why not go back and show the difference?

https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/11/the-huge-tam-of-fake-breaded-chicken-bits/

We hope you enjoyed our fun little experiment. The show returns to regular form on Monday.

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Episode 525: Early Signs of Coming Startup Layoffs

This is our Wednesday show where we stick to one topic, think about the issue and reveal the rest. Since the team is on hiatus this week, we decided to replay an old but prophetic episode from earlier this week. In February, Natasha as well as Alex asked: What can startups learn from the rise, and now from the difficulties of Hopin? For companies that have grown like weeds, what’s next?

Hopin was one of the first technology companies carry out layoffs in 2022; and as we said then, while it’s perhaps a very visible canary, it’s hardly the only startup that has taken the COVID-19 economic turmoil to new heights. Tell us how outdated the episode is and are you on a team reckoning or a team re-adjustment?

The market is changing. And while Hopin has grown rapidly in 2021, the many companies that have flourished during COVID-19 now resetting both internal and external expectations. New year, new market.

Episode 524: Sheryl Sandberg, Substack, and the Art of Grocery Fundraising

It’s been another lively week from the Equity team, which means the towering Mary Anninimitable Natashaand several interchangeable Alex everyone was chatting in real time, thanks Mercy as well as Julio the presence of a script and technologies that allow it to be done. And since we were live, we also started spending a little more time on the story than usual, which was a lot of fun.

What are we in? BUT a lot of:

  • End of an era: Sandberg resigns. from the Meta COO role.
  • Deals of the Week: Confirmation connects with stripe, felt raises $15 million for cards and Astro proves that fast product delivery is still relevant.
  • BUT new fund comes from an alumnus of Precursor Ventures, a firm we covered extensively on the podcast.
  • Last of substacka startup that we almost all use but are wondering in terms of valuation.
  • And we wrapped up notes from our recent spotlight Columbus, Ohio!

Promotions are mostly off next week, meaning there will be no show on Monday and some pre-recorded material will be taped for the rest of the week. Let’s take a break and come back refreshed. I hug and chat!




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