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Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.
Mary Ann, Natasha and Alex are closing out another news-filled week full of change, and since we did have the crew for one last chat, here's what we got into:
Deals of the Week: Alex wanted to talk about the slowing of growth amongst tech companies, Natasha had notes on a brace of new Mayfield funds and Mary Ann brought Wellthy to the table.
Next we discussed pessimism in fintech, if it is near its peak and how companies like Petal are still forging ahead regardless of market chop.
From there we dug into AI, how it will impact certain creative work and what it could mean for tech workers who traditionally have not organized.
And we closed with a very Natasha topic: Accelerators.
Before we signed off, we celebrated one final episode as a three, as Natasha announces at the end of the show that her time with the podcast, and TechCrunch is coming to a close. We are going to miss her awfully, but are also her biggest fans and thus are cheering her on. You can follow her work and learn about her next gig on her free Substack or Twitter.
Equity will be back before you know it, but in the meantime, you can catch us on Twitter @EquityPod. And for the early-stage founders out there, don’t forget to apply for the Startup Battlefield 200 cohort at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023!
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