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Good day, and welcome to Equity, a podcast concerning the enterprise of startups, the place we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. That is our Friday episode, once we dig again by essentially the most crucial tales and themes from the week.

Right here’s what Mary Ann and Alex received into:

  • Stripe’s valuation recovers: As a part of a young provide, Stripe is now price $65 billion. The corporate’s valuation has been on an up-and-down path in recent times as the corporate works to make its huge bulk match into the personal markets. Alex has ideas on when it ought to go public, as you may think.
  • Fervo Power’s $200M+ spherical: What if the answer to our vitality issues was not within the stars, however beneath our toes? And no, I’m not speaking about carbon-based fuels. No, as an alternative, what if geothermal vitality is what we’ve been ready for? Fervo desires to make that query right into a actuality.
  • Why VCs are investing in corporations that shut down corporations: With extra startups than traditional heading for closure, there’s a mountain of labor forward for founders and backers to shutter corporations. Now some angels and different traders are placing their very own capital into a number of corporations specializing in serving to different corporations shut. Grim, however mandatory.
  • AI and the regulation: Microsoft’s transfer to spend money on French AI firm Mistral shouldn’t be a foul technique to unfold its bets. Or to potentially fend off regulatory scrutiny that is building. AI normally is having a little bit of a time finding out rights — or lack thereof — that some coaching knowledge might retain.

Developing this weekend we’ve an interview with Nubank’s CEO, and we’ve one other nice interview deliberate for the weekend after! Chat quickly!

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