Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here — and don’t forget to check out the second of our two holiday eps, the most recent looking at what we think might happen this year.
What did we get into today? A great question. Here’s the rundown:
- Tesla reported pretty strong deliveries, as did smaller electric vehicle companies. What the strong figures could mean for startups, however, remains to be seen.
- Bitcoin had a pretty good end to the year, which could bolster Coinbase’s impending IPO.
- Hundreds of workers at Alphabet want to unionize.
- Didi could go public this year, which means we could see a third ride-hailing company provide us access to its numbers. Please!
- CRED raised $81 million in a huge Series C. Our reporting indicates that the company is now worth more than $800 million.
- Disco, a legaltech startup, has raised $40 million in debt to cap off a $100 million round.
- And here’s the Seed link, as promised.
Mostly we’re still making sure that our brains still work and that the return of work really is here. Taking a break was nice. Now the news is coming back, so we are as well. Hugs, and chat Thursday.Equity drops every Monday at 7:00 a.m. PST and Thursday afternoon as fast as we can get it out, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts.