Hello and welcome back Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Natasha And Danny And Alex And Grace Were here to chat through the week’s biggest tech events. The good news is that we were able to fit it into an episode this week. The bad news is that this means the show is too long. Sorry for that!
So, what took us so long to do? all this:
- Robin Hood Raised $ 3.4 billion After its trading hiccups, and we also talk about what we know about Q4 2020 number of company. In short, the company is growing well.
- RPA is large and UiPath is in practice, Raising $ 750 million in valuation of $ 35,000,000. This is too much cash for very little labor.
- Datbricks Raised $ 1 billion in valuation of $ 28 billion, After reaching $ 425 million in ARR. The company’s growth is hot, but its valuation may be even hotter.
- Bumblebee is going public, so We talked about its results, And how the founding and venture-friendly dating market could be in the future.
- In a major exit for the Boston startup ecosystem, the liquor delivery platform Drizly has sold Uber for $ 1.1 billion.
- Danny talks to us while getting drunk Via Vivano News, With an disdain for the sommeliers to describe himself as a winemaker, the most said of Danny yet. But the company is really neat.
- Divyang Homes raised $ 110 million series To make it easier to buy a house in pre-pandemic times, after financing five times as many homes in 2020.
- And then there were some neat initials about the chat: Balance Raising $ 5.5 million to bring B2B payments to modern world, Alloy automation Raising $ 4 million for e-commerce automation And Beam raised $ 9.5 million to build new browser.
- Must read Natasha’s profile of new Expectul CEO here.
- And what about us Closed on some miami news.
And somehow we still have one more day before the week is over! So much for the 2021 calm after the 2020 storms.