A $700M SAFE, IPOs are again, and the way one enterprise fund is transcending borders

Whats up, and welcome to Fairness, a podcast concerning the enterprise of startups, the place we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. That is our Friday episode, by which we dig by essentially the most vital tales from the week and chat by new and rising themes.

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This week we had Mary Ann, Becca, and Alex aboard. Becca after all is likely one of the two hosts of TechCrunch’s Discovered podcast, which talks to founders about how they constructed what they did, and the way they did it!

At present on Fairness, nonetheless, right here’s what we bought into:

  • Offers of the Week: Mary Ann needed to speak about Onyx, a neobank geared toward rich early-to-middle profession adults. It’s pivoting to B2B and isn’t, regardless of what the Web mentioned, lifeless. Alex needed to talk about Montauk Local weather, a local weather incubator arrange by the previous co-founder of Casper and the latest Marc Lore/Marvel deal. The local weather isn’t doing nicely, in case you’ve missed the information. So, initiatives like this are welcome. And Becca introduced Ethos Fund to the desk, permitting us to debate cross-border investing.
  • The upcoming Saudi AI pushWhat has a lot of capital and is able to pour it into AI investments? Certain, your native enterprise scene but additionally the Saudi Arabian authorities. Notable enterprise funds have been flying to the Center Japanese state to lift capital, however maybe sooner or later the capital will come for them.
  • How some VCs are holding again an IPO rush: A latest Becca investigation unearthed an attention-grabbing discovering, particularly that it might not be the fault of late-stage founders that their corporations should not going public. Their backers may really be those holding the door closed.
  • Oh, and Reddit began buying and selling throughout our recording slot, and it’s doing nicely!

We’re again Monday with extra! Chat then!

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