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Howdy and welcome again to
Equity, a podcast concerning the enterprise of startups, the place we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

That is our interview present, the place we sit down with a visitor, take into consideration their work, and unpack the remaining. This week, Mary Ann interviewed Roger Lee, an entrepreneur who’s spent the higher a part of a decade constructing instruments for workers and employers alike. Lee is an angel investor as properly the creator of Layoffs.FYI and co-founder of Comprehensive and Human Interest.

Roger joined us on the present final yr within the wake of 2022’s tech layoffs, however this week we’re specializing in the enterprise of shutting down and why traders are lining as much as again startups within the house, together with Roger.

We additionally talked about:

  • Simply what number of extra corporations shut down in 2023 in comparison with 2022 (spoiler alert, it was lots!)
  • What number of extra layoffs we noticed final yr in comparison with years prior
  • The sorts of corporations winding down and shedding
  • How his work is tied to all of it and the position of AI

Fairness can be again on Monday for our weekly kick-off present, however don’t neglect to maintain up with us within the meantime on X and Threads @EquityPod.