Published On: Sat, Jun 20th, 2020

It’s not only about e-mail, stupid

Hello and acquire behind to Equity, TechCrunch’s try capital-focused podcast, where we empty a numbers behind a headlines.

Your common Equity group is flattering sleepy though in good spirits, as there was a lot to speak about this week. But, first, 3 things to start us off:

  • First: Read this square from TechCrunch’s Megan Rose Dickey about Juneteenth and tech companies. This podcast is going out on Juneteenth, so before we strike play, greatfully take a notation to learn some-more about a day and a significance.
  • Second: Danny and Arman from a TechCrunch group have finally launched TechCrunch List, a outrageous bid to establish that investors are unequivocally peaceful to write early checks. You can find out some-more here.
  • Third: Equity is now on Twitter. Follow us here or know that we are not cool.

All that said, here’s what we talked about on a show:

  • Epic Games is looking to lift a outrageous smoke-stack of money (Bloomberg, VentureBeat) during a new, aloft valuation. We were extraordinary about how a lower-cut store could assistance it benefit inroads with developers large and small. That partial of a chat, a take-rate of a Fortnite primogenitor association on a work of others was really reasoning to a other categorical subject of a day:
  • Apple vs. DHH. So Hey launched this week, and a new spin on email fast overshadowed a product launch by removing into a squabble with Apple about either it needs to supplement a ability to pointer adult for a paid use on iOS, so giving Apple a cut of a revenue. DHH and organisation do not agree. Apple is underneath glow for anti-competitive practices during home and abroad — of varying intensity, and from opposite sources — creation this all a some-more spicy.
  • Upgrade raises $40 million for a credit-focused neobank.
  • Degreed raises $32 million for a upskilling platform.
  • And, during a end, a take on a stream health of a startup market. There have been a sheaf of reports newly about what is going on in startup land. We gave a take.

And that’s that. Have a poetic weekend and locate adult on some sleep.

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