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Equity Dive: Edtech’s 2020 wakeup call

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, we’re doing a first-ever for the show and taking a deep dive into one specific sector: Edtech. Natasha Mascarenhas has covered education technology since Stanford first closed down classes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In the wake of the historic shuttering of much of the United States’ traditional institutions of education, ...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Stanford, Tech, United States, Equity, Edtech, Cowboy Ventures, Equity podcast, Jomayra Herrera, Edtech Natasha Mascarenhas, Sebastian Thrun Eschaton, Ian Dilick


SEC Proposal Seeks Ability to Pay Gig Workers In Stock

In the aftermath of Californian’s disastrous decision to avoid classifying gig workers as employees, the Securities and Exchange Commission is proposing a rule change that would allow businesses focused on the gig economy to compensate workers with equity. Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, SEC, Equity, Securities And Exchange Commission, Gig Economy, Doordash, Proposal


Equity Monday: Good vaccine news, three rounds, and why IPOs are trending

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 big news, chats 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 last Thursday’s main ep, and our bonus episode that went out on Sat...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Digital, America, Tech, Equity, Tomasz Tunguz, Equity podcast, Credit Key


Texas Gets A New Tech Equity Program

By: Kasheef Wyzard and Michelle Ferguson Image: Dream Corps TECH Black Engineer Educators Let’s face it — we know the future is being written in code. Big Tech has shattered boundaries and made the previously impossible a new reality — but at the expense of Black and Brown talent. To be truly inclusive, our people must be the architects creating that future.That’s where we come in, Dream Corps TECH, formerly #YesWeCode, is a national program cultivating future leaders and entrepreneurs from un...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Tech, Austin, Equity, Dream Corps, Austin Startups, Diversity-and-inclusion, Dream Corps TECH, Kasheef Wyzard, Michelle Ferguson, Dream Corps TECH Black Engineer Educators Let, Corporate Cohort Training Program, Optum UnitedHealth Group Target, Share Dream Corp


Fintech unicorn Affirm has a lot of eggs in one basket

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week wound being incredibly busy. What else would a week that included both the Airbnb and Affirm IPO filings, a host of mega-rounds for new unicorns, some fascinating smaller funding events, and some new funds? So we had a lot to get through, but with Chris and Danny and Natasha and your humble servant, we dove in headfirst: Affirm has file...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Tech, Tencent, Equity, Robinhood, Chris, Danny, Natasha, Equity podcast


Equity Monday: C3.AI files to go public and Vision Fund 2 leads $100M round

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 big news, chats 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 last Friday’s episode that we wound up titling “Th O’s r ptinal, th...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Spacex, Tech, Airbnb, Equity, Equity podcast, Vision Fund, Chris Gates


4 steps diversity and inclusion consultants recommend for hiring more Black and brown employees — and keeping them long term

Getting people from marginalized backgrounds in the door at your company is just the start of an effective diversity, equity, and inclusion plan. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters American business leaders are promising changes to address racism in the US, including plans to diversify their workforces.  But these plans will fall short if companies don't make Black and brown employees feel valued, multiple diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) experts told Business Insider.  Successful DEI plans a...
Tags: Google, Buzzfeed, US, America, Trends, Equity, Black, Mastercard, Trump, Mckinsey, Jpmorgan, Tucker, Boston Scientific, Boston Consulting Group, Shannon Stapleton Reuters, Quintanilla


Equity Monday: Edtech and insurtech stay red-hot

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 big news, chats 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 last Friday’s episode that was honestly very good fun. This morning...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, UK, Tencent, Warren, Roku, Equity, Edtech, Chegg, Natasha Lomas, Equity podcast, Alibaba Square Dropbox EA


Systemic change happens within: 4 ways to do your part

With a laser focus on equity — not just in property but in people — Realtors can support a multicultural and multigenerational real estate industry. Here's how.
Tags: Leadership, Education, Diversity, Service, Radio, Agent, Equity, Inclusion, Brokerage, Select, Black Homeownership, Systemic Change, COVID-19


Equity shot: Boo! It’s the Halloween earnings special!

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. As promised, the whole gang is back, this time to chew on the biggest, baddest, worstest, and most troubling earnings reports from the current cycle. This week saw Amazon and Alphabet and Microsoft and Apple and Facebook report, along with a host of smaller companies. Spoiler alert: there were more tricks than treats. Danny, Natasha and Alex wanted ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, Tech, Netflix, Equity, Alex, Alphabet, Equity podcast, Danny Natasha


Tech optimism…in this economy?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. A few notes before we get into this. One, we have a bonus episode coming this Saturday focused on this week’s earnings reports. And, second, we did not record video this week. So, if you like watching the show on YouTube, this is not the week for that! Right, here’s what Natasha, Danny, and your humble servant got into this week: The huge COVID-r...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Youtube, America, Tech, Vista, Equity, Plaid, Danny, Natasha, Equity podcast, Yuanfudao, Natasha Danny, The Wanderlust Group, R2c


Actors Unions Fight For Who Represents What

SAG-AFTRA, which has long claimed jurisdiction over the taping of live shows, offered Equity a limited waiver during the pandemic, but Equity rejected it, accusing SAG-AFTRA of “looking to use a pandemic to claim jurisdiction in Equity workplaces now and into the future in a way they haven’t had before,” and disrupting the relationship between employers and actors “that has existed for years, if not decades.” – Deadline
Tags: Art, Media, Equity, SAG AFTRA, AFTRA, 10.17.20


Why aren’t smartphones designed for a woman’s hand size?

As smartphone sizes exploded, more than half of the population was left wondering how they were going to use the new super-sized devices.
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Wearables, Opinion, Trends, Diversity, Smartphone, Features, Equity


Airbnb nears IPO as Asana and Palantir land their direct listings

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. The going has not always been easy but the tech IPOs keep coming. Airbnb itself is almost here, in what is likely to be the ultimate stock market listing of this dramatic year. After the pandemic triggered mass layoffs for the short-term rental marketplace, it has managed to make up all of the lost ground to pre-pandemic projections, TechCrunch and ot...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Spotify, Milan, China, India, Softbank, US, Tech, Tesla, Spain, Barcelona, Rome


What if the kernel is corrupt?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s VC-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, Alex is on a much deserved vacation (but not from Twitter, it seems) so Danny Crichton and I chatted through the news and happenings of the week. Somehow we winded our way through the latest tech controversies, gave Chris Wallace a shout out, and ended with some funding rounds. I’ll be out next week so don’t miss me too much, but expect the entire E...
Tags: Apple, TC, Softbank, Tech, Abu Dhabi, Black Lives Matter, Equity, Alex, Coinbase, Silver Lake, Duolingo, Clubhouse, Chris Wallace, Danny, Luis Von Ahn, Danny Crichton


Equity Monday: Palantir might have a very eventful hump day

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 big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. I subbed in for Alex this week, so send your love over to the show on Twitter here and fan mail to me right here. Also, don’t forget to check out last Frid...
Tags: Apple, TC, Podcasts, Tech, Philippines, New York Times, Alexis Ohanian, States, Api, Donald Trump, Equity, Alex, Palantir, Bill Gurley, Trump, Donald J Trump


C.A.R. hires first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer

Farrah Wilder, a former attorney and licensed real estate agent with real estate brokerage Compass until she joined the trade group this month, will take the lead staff role in supporting C.A.R.'s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
Tags: Homeownership, Diversity, Radio, Civil Rights, Compass, Equity, Inclusion, Select, Fair Housing, California Association Of Realtors, MLS & Associations, Bridge Association Of Realtors, Fair Lending, Farrah Wilder


I'm the female CEO of a think tank devoted to diversity and inclusion. Workplaces — and the government — can honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy by building the world she fought for.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images Pat Fili-Krushel is the CEO of Coqual (formerly the Center for Talent Innovation), a nonprofit think tank dedicated to helping companies design diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces where every person belongs. While we've made a significant amount of progress in making the workplace equitable, there's still much more to be done. Ruth Bader Ginsburg understood firsthand the experience of being ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Opinion, Alabama, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Equity, Gender Discrimination, Pat Fili Krushel, Nordic, Harvard Law School, Ginsburg, Goodyear


From Unity to Disrupt, tech has an especially optimistic week

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. While TechCrunch was busy producing our first-ever online Disrupt this week, the IPO market got even more exciting than expected — so here’s a quick look. Snowflake, Jfrog, Sumo Logic and Unity each raised price ranges days before IPO, to meet what had seemed like growing enthusiasm from public markets. Yet each still opened higher than its offering p...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, Drew Houston, China, Ipo, Southeast Asia, US, Tech, Austin, Tencent, Nvidia, Canix, Kevin Hart


Schools are closing their doors, but OpenDoor isn’t

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Natasha Mascarenhas, Danny Crichton and myself hosted a live taping at Disrupt for a digital reception. It was good fun, though of course we’re looking forward to bringing the live show back to the conference next year, vaccine allowing. Thankfully we had Chris Gates behind the scenes tweaking the dials, fitting us into the program, an...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Tech, Equity, Snowflake, Greylock, Natasha, Desktop Metal, Opendoor, Equity podcast, Chainsmokers, Chris Gates, Natasha Mascarenhas Danny Crichton


Keller Williams adds ‘equity’ to core belief system amid racial unrest

Amid national discussions on race, Keller Williams agent leaders have also added diversity, equity and inclusion committees to local leadership councils.
Tags: Radio, Equality, Agent, Equity, Industry News, Keller Williams, ALC, Gary Keller, Seth Campbell, Brokerage, Select, Anti-racism, Josh Team


Equity Monday: JFrog and Sumo Logic set initial IPO prices amidst wave of interesting private rounds

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 big news, chats 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 last Friday’s episode. Headline roundup: TikTok’s parent will pa...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Australia, China, India, Tech, Equity, Reed Hastings, Mollie, Sumo Logic, Sarbacane, Equity podcast, Bytedance, Equity Monday, New IPO


Teach Kids About Fairness vs Equity With the Band-Aid Lesson

Kids have a tendency to think that “fair” means “equal.” An older sibling having a later bedtime isn’t fair; one child having a rough day and receiving special one-on-one time with a parent isn’t fair. But there’s a trick elementary teachers use to teach kids the difference between fairness and equity, and it’s one…Read more...
Tags: Fairness, Emotions, Lifehacks, Equity


Equity Monday: What if no one gets to buy TikTok?

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 big news, chats 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 last Friday’s episode. This weekend was a welcome reprieve from las...
Tags: Apple, Startups, China, India, Tech, Bloomberg, Equity, Eruditus, Bytedance, Equity Monday, Whew Equity


A faster, easier, cheaper way of going public

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is the fourth episode of the week, pushing our production calendar to the test. Happily we’ve managed to hold it together amidst the news deluge that the last few days have brought. It was a good week for our scheduling change, with the main episode of the show coming to you on Thursday afternoon versus Friday morning. Change is good. But unc...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Boston, Tech, Walmart, Venture Capital, SEC, New York Stock Exchange, Equity, Bill Gurley, SPAC, Desktop Metal, Danny Crichton, Equity podcast


Everyone filed to go public Monday

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back out of sequence, because literally every company you can name (well, almost) dropped an S-1 yesterday so we had to sit down and parse them out a bit. That so many filings dropped during the same two days when we had Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day at the same time meant that we were all a bit punchdrunk, but we rallied. Natasha and Dann...
Tags: Apple, Podcasts, Ipo, Tech, Venture Capital, Equity, Snowflake, S-1, Palantir, Asana, Chris, Unity-technologies, Jfrog, Unity, Danny, Natasha


Equity Monday: YC Demo Day, two funding rounds, and where’s Palantir’s S-1?

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 big news, chats 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 last Friday’s episode. What was on the docket this morning? All sorts ...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Podcasts, Microsoft, Washington, China, Tech, United States, Equity, Palantir, Twilio, Irl, Bill Gurley, Forbes


No parties allowed at the Airbnb IPO

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What happens when the entire podcast crew is a bit tired from, you know, everything, and does its very best? This episode, apparently. A big thanks to Chris Gates for helping us trim the fat and make something good for you. Before we get into the topics of the week, don’t forget that Equity is not back on YouTube most weeks, so if you wanted to...
Tags: Apple, TC, Podcasts, Ipo, Liquidity, Tech, Tesla, Venture Capital, Airbnb, Equity, Asana, Chamath Palihapitiya, Welcome, SPAC, Danny, Natasha


Equity Monday: A good time for ambitious startups to take on BigTech

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 big news, chats 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 last Friday’s episode. This morning we had a bit of a detour, wande...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Microsoft, Australia, Germany, Tech, Canada, Seattle, Equity, Equity Monday


Looking at how GenZ has changed fundraising

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the full crew around once again, Natasha Mascarenhas, Danny Crichton, Chris Gates, and myself. And as always, it was key to have the full crew as there was an ocean of news to get through. Before we get into the show, make sure you’ve checked out Danny’s latest work on the TechCrunch List and let’s get into it: The TikTok saga co...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Pinterest, Microsoft, Tesla, Bloomberg, Airbnb, Equity, Palantir, SPAC, Danny, Natasha, Equity podcast, TikTok Microsoft, Natasha Mascarenhas Danny Crichton Chris Gates