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Billionaires Pursue Longevity Once Again.


Welcome Back to Equity Podcast!

Glad you’re here for another week of Equity, a podcast that delves into the business of startups. Our team, comprising Mary Ann, Becca, and Alex, have plenty to discuss this week. Let’s dive right in:

Media Giant Vice Goes Bankrupt

It’s been a tough time for media companies, especially now when the advertising market is in the toilet and layoffs are rampant. The icing on the cake is the latest announcement that one of the industry giants, Vice, is going bankrupt. Mary Ann gave insights into the underlying operational struggles at play in the Vice leadership and management levels. We take a closer look at this unicorn death and what it means for the industry at large.

AI Coaching and Human Relationship Coaching

Artificial intelligence (AI) has found new applications in coaching and counseling. We discuss the possibility of AI human relationship coaching and what it means for the future of relationships. While fascinating, the concept raises a lot of questions about the effectiveness of such coaching, and whether it can genuinely generate value for individuals and couples.

The Freshly-Nestlé Lawsuit

A venturing firm suing an acquirer is not a common sight. Yet that’s precisely what happened to Freshly, who was recently sued by its venture firm. We delve into the details of the lawsuit and what it means for venture capitalists and the industry as a whole.

Why is Musk Buying Companies?

Elon Musk recently acquired a tech jobs platform following the firing of most of its staff after buying another company. We discuss the reasons behind this acquisition, why it’s necessary, and its potential impact on Musk’s other companies.

Can NewLimit Really Help Us Live Longer?

Alex lauds NewLimit, a company that claims to use technology to help humans live longer, healthier lives. But Mary Ann and Becca feel that the company’s setup is anything but traditional. We examine their unconventional approach and whether NewLimit can indeed back up their claims.

What’s Ahead for Venture Debt?

Becca provides an update on the venture debt landscape in light of the recent SVB crisis. She shares insights on where founders can get funding in the back half of 2021 and beyond.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Equity podcast?

Equity Podcast is a series by TechCrunch where a team of business and startup analysts unpack the numbers and nuances behind the headlines of the latest developments within the business world.

What topics does the Equity team cover on the podcast?

The Equity podcast covers various business and startup topics, including acquisitions, operational struggles, AI applications, venture debt landscape, and billionaires’ interest in longevity projects

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What is the latest Freshly-Nestlé lawsuit about?

The lawsuit is related to an alleged breach of contract in which Nestlé is accused of violating the terms of the employment and consulting agreements it had with Freshly’s three founders after the latter sold their meal-delivery company to Nestlé in 2020.


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