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Whats up, and welcome again to Equity, a podcast concerning the enterprise of startups, the place we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Fairness turns 7 years previous this week, so in honor of its birthday, drop us a evaluation? Extra critiques helps extra of us uncover the present, and helps all our laborious work!

Mary Ann is off on a well-deserved break, so we introduced on fellow podcaster Rebecca Szkutak to benefit from her perception and humor for this episode. Right here’s what we received into:

  • Regulators return with a resolve : The push to drive a divestment of TikTok or ban it in the US is making progress, and the EU is hammering out its new AI regulations.
  • Offers of the Week: Peak XV’s new fund is fascinating, and we will be taught quite a bit from it concerning the Indian startup market. Additionally, Ada Ventures’ new $80 million fund felt slightly contra-narrative in the very best manner.
  • AI and privateness: After AI received booed at SXSW, we took a take a look at a number of new AI startups which might be elevating rounds for his or her audio-focused tasks. These embrace Nijta and Tavus, in addition to a number of startups from the present Y Combinator cohort.
  • What to do when there’s no liquidity? In accordance with Becca, the reply is to remain personal. That’s the unhealthy information. The excellent news is that secondary transactions is perhaps a solution to resolve plenty of founder-investor tensions concerning exit timing.

That’s it for in the present day. Discuss once more on Monday!

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