TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We're also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds. To help you find the right show for your interests, we've compiled our audio output from the week.
Embedded below is the latest from Chain Reaction, our stellar crypto-focused podcast hosted by Lucas and Anita. You will also find Found, a long-form bit of work that goes deep on the real saga of company formation, from Jordan and Darrell. There's an audio-only version of TechCrunch Live hosted by Matt that features founders and investors discussing successful pitch decks. Finally, there's Equity, TechCrunch's long-running, Webby-award-winning podcast focused on venture capital and the latest startup news, hosted by Natasha, Mary Ann and Alex.
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Episode 10: Tesla's solar roofs have stayed mostly in the dark and other TC news
This week on the TechCrunch Podcast, TC climate writer Harri Weber comes on to talk about Tesla’s underperforming solar roofing business and new TC reporter Kyle Wiggins does a deep dive into Butler Hospitality’s recent layoffs and how they are a cautionary tale for other food and hospitality tech businesses. And of course, Darrell gives you a rundown of the biggest stories in tech this week.
Articles from the episode:
Sure, Tesla, a solar trailer
Tesla reportedly nowhere near goal of installing 1,000 solar roofs a week
Butler shows hundreds of employees the door after raising $50M for room service delivery
Other news from the week:
Microsoft lays off a portion of its workforce as part of a ‘realignment’
Twitter sues Elon Musk to force him to seal the deal
Twitter v. Elon brings us a meme-driven lawsuit for the books
Uber facing lawsuit from dozens of women over sexual assaults by drivers
YouTube ends Lofi Girl’s two-year-long music stream over bogus DMCA warning
Episode 15: Crypto winters, DAO death and the future of community investing (w/ Alexander Taub)
Welcome back; this week Lucas and Anita dive into a conversation around OpenSea’s significant layoffs, how Binance is taking on Coinbase in a stateside battle royale and why the Bored Apes creators are trying to outdo Meta with their own metaverse.
In their interview this week, Lucas and Anita chat with Alexander Taub, the founder of DAO tooling startup Upstream, which lets people spin up their own decentralized governance organizations. DAOs were the space to be this year, but how many of them will stick around through a crypto winter?
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Helpful links:
NFT marketplace OpenSea lays off 20% of its staff: 'We have entered … crypto winter'
As Coinbase falters, Binance.US is waiting in the wings
Bored Apes founders on their plans for Otherside metaverse
ConstitutionDAO’s bold crypto bid for US Constitution falls short
Episode 11: Building Roboticists with Ayanna Howard and Ayah Bdeir

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There’s never been a more exciting time to work in robotics. The pandemic changed the face of the industry from research to real world. We’re joined by two experts who also served as judges for the pitch-off at our recent robotics event. Ayanna Howard is the dean of The Ohio State University College of Engineering. She’s worked for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and founded the Georgia Tech spinoff, Zyrobotics. Ayah Bdeir is the founder of STEM education kit littleBits and is a venture partner at early-stage investment firm, E14 Fund.
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Episode 67: Carolyn Childers, Chief

On this episode of Found Live, chief co-founder and CEO Carolyn Childers joins us to talk about leading a company that is focused on good leadership. After a transformative experience with another woman business leader who is now her co-founder, Carolyn wanted to create a product that would connect women at the VP and C-suite level with the kind of excellent mentorship she experienced while providing virtual and in-person spaces to develop community.
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Episode 545: Thanks to Amazon, One Medical and Whole Foods are on the same dang shelf

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.
Alex, Natasha and Mary Ann got together with Grace once again this week for our weekly roundup show, and as often happens, news broke as we were gearing up to record. So we had to touch on the huge Amazon-One Medical deal to get started. Naturally we all had thoughts.
What else did we get into? The following:
Crunchbase raised $50 million! Yes, our former employer has raised a new, large round that had us all thinking about its health, our history thereof and our love for its news team and other parts of the company we remember fondly.
Just what is Arkive building, and are we in favor of its work to build a sort of NFT-powered, decentralized IRL library. There is a DAO involved as well.
ForSight is building eye-surgery robots, just raised a stack itself, and we are hype about it. It reinforces a key learning from Natasha's recent robotics panel, which was part bullish, part bearish.
From there, it was time to talk the bevy of new venture funds that came out, the end of Modsy — or is it? — and a few stories that touch on the Ukraine situation, including a huge Russian fine of Google, Preply's latest funding round and how solar power can combat fascism.
Equity drops every Monday at 7 a.m. PDT and Wednesday and Friday at 6 a.m. PDT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts.
Episode 544: OK, don't fear: the long shots are still getting venture funding
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.
This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha and Alex asked: How do founders hold two ideas in their heads: both that there is an economic downturn, but also that things are looking up for many industries?
After a series of episodes about the tensions within the downturn, this is a "good news, despite" episode.
We started with a vibe check based on recent interviews with recently venture-backed founders, before getting into the bright spots from Q2 2022 data.
Then we spent some time talking about specific sectors enjoying fresh cash right now, including climate and European edtech.
Geographically, Africa continues to be one to watch. The continent is set to have its best year yet.
In the second half of the show, lean back and enjoy the riffing: we talk VC vacation homes, good news and somehow end with tater tots.
We had a great time, and hope you like this show. We’re back Friday with our regular news roundup!
Equity drops every Monday at 7 a.m. PDT and Wednesday and Friday at 6 a.m. PDT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts.
Episode 543: When will India make up its mind about crypto?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.
Alex and Grace are back to cover the biggest and most interesting technology, startup and markets news. Today was a fun day in that we didn't start off with just bad news — what a change!
Stocks are up around the world, and cryptos have rallied in the last week. The positive price movement in crypto-land, however, doesn't appear to be lighting a fire underneath the NFT market, for example.
Robots! Yes, our robotics-themed event — Free! And online! — is this week, which means that I have robots on the brain. That made the Syrius round all the more interesting. It appears that e-commerce will remain a key driver of robotic innovation for some time to come.
Podcast deals are still happening, kinda. Acast is buying Podchaser, which may or may not mean a lot to you. What does matter in this deal is that Spotify wasn't involved. That's a change!
Quick Hits: India may ban crypto, at least if its leading bankers get there way, Missfresh's implosion got a small lifeline and Modsy is no more — and the way that it is going out leaves quite a lot to be desired.
Equity drops every Monday at 7 a.m. PDT and Wednesday and Friday at 6 a.m. PDT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts.
Armaan Malik, one of India’s top singer-songwriters, turned 27 on Friday and marked the occasion by releasing single “Tu/You,” a Hindi-language version of his Spotify charting English ballad “You.” Malik debuted as a Bollywood singer in 2007 with Aamir Khan’s “Taare Zameen Par” under the musical direction of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio and has enjoyed a […]
The Jan. 6 committee concluded its first round of public hearings that aimed to make the case that former President Donald Trump was accountable for the Capitol attack. WSJ’s Scott Patterson explains key evidence that was presented and next steps in the investigation. Photo illustration: Laura Kammermann
The exchange filed a petition to the commission highlighting its complaints about the current regulatory framework.
Are two tokens better than one? It’s a question that blockchain developers are increasingly wrestling with, even if the major networks aren’t likely to change their model anytime soon. Although the traditional single-token system favored by Bitcoin and Ethereum undoubtedly has its merits – deep liquidity, simplicity – only a two-token model can solve blockchain's perennial economic conflict that stymies network growth by disincentivizing actual network use.
Cryptos have shown themselves to be correlated with tech stocks, so a wave of earnings from Big Tech in coming days could drag around digital assets.
The suspect’s mother told detectives that her son was making guns at their house and he was concerned about possessing a fully-automatic assault rifle, according to court records.
CRYPTO UPDATE Most of the largest cryptocurrencies were up during morning trading on Friday, with Bitcoin Cash (BCHUSD) seeing the biggest change, rising 3.89% to $127.50. Six additional currencies posted gains Friday.
Yahoo Finance anchors discuss three other business stories, including Buzz Aldrin auctioning off his moon landing jacket, Tesla getting its own lane at the Mexican border, and Disney adding R-rated movies to its streaming service.
The mother-of-three just recently walked at Paraiso Miami Beach Swim Week in a bikini.
The singer celebrated in her birthday suit.
Yahoo Finance's Allie Canal discusses the latest box office news including expectations for Jordan Peele's 'Nope' and Netflix's 'The Gray Man' movie.
On the upside, more and more people are using the platform.
The store is a hub for the Tommy Jeans Pop collection that features famous puffers, windbreakers, hoodies and accessories.
When you open Facebook, you will be in the Home tab where you'll see content recommended for you. Posts from your friends will be under Feeds.
The "Fast and Furious" star put her action skills to the test by beefing up at the gym for the Hasbro eOne produced fantasy film.
How much gossip can a Kardashian-Jenner outfit of the day post spark? Kylie Jenner may just be testing the limits with her white cone bra dress videos on her TikTok
Here's what Gwyneth Paltrow has to say about ex Ben Affleck's marriage to Jennifer Lopez.
Donna D’Errico rose to fame on “Baywatch” as Donna Marco alongside David Hasselhoff in 1996. The model and actress starred in the hit series until 1998.
A 21-year-old woman is going viral after sharing her suggested "most compatible" match on Hinge.
It's time to roll out the royal red carpet — the Cambridges are heading to Boston.


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