Up prime the crew this week was the common contingent: Danny Crichton, Natasha Mascarenhas, and myself. As a tiny programming word, we’re going again to posting some movies on YouTube in just a few weeks, so make certain to peep the TechCrunch channel if that’s your jam.
And we did a particular episode on the SPAC growth, in case you are into monetary arcana. For extra on SPAC’s –> here
The Fairness crew tried one thing new this week, specifically centering our important dialog round a theme that we’re holding tabs on: The resilience of tech through the present pandemic-led recession.
Beginning with the recent economic news, it’s stunning that tech’s layoffs have slowed to a crawl. And, as we’ve lately seen, there’s nonetheless loads of cash flowing into startups, even when there are some dips current on a year-over-year foundation. Why are issues nonetheless fairly good for startups, and fairly good for main tech firms? We have now just a few concepts, just like the acceleration of the digital transformation (extra right here, and right here), and software program consuming the world. The latter idea, after all, is said to the previous.
After that it was time to undergo some neat funding rounds from the week, together with:
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