hello and welcome back to Impartialitya podcast about the startup business where we unpack the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.
Alex, Natasha as well as Mary Ann Enjoyed another episode of Equity Live this week, hopping on Twitter Spaces to discuss everything from the Musk meme costume to the new take on Wordle that caught Spotify’s attention. When we stopped recording the episode, it became known on the news that Stripe lowers its internal valuation by 28%. Luckily, we do this three times a week to keep up to date with what’s happening in the near future.
In the meantime, here’s what we got in today’s episode:
- Spotify acquired Hurdle, which seemed like a throwback to trivia and, of course, a homage to its famous predecessor, Wordle, owned by the NY Times. Until now, only one of us has played guessing music by music, so tweet @equitypod your thoughts on if it actually fun.
- We also talked about a startup that is trying to solve the problem of male infertility in a personalized, engaging way. This attracted the attention of investors, and ours too.
- Our latest deal this week, Continuum, gave us the opportunity to talk about creating one of the worst jobs in startups: firing people. The fractional working game seems even more important given the volatility of startups at all stages right now. Hopin for example had his second layoff in four months this week as well as parted ways with their chief operating officer, chief financial officer and other executives. There was a personnel reshuffle at Medium: Ev Williams stepped down.
- The last two themes of the episode were built around Instacart and the future of grocery delivery, as well as the latest in the Twitter and Elon Musk saga.
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