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Recent articles by Natasha:

The latecomer advantage in startups

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. → Read More

You could be Wasted and not even know it

Natasha Mascarenhas, Mary Ann Azevedo and Rebecca Szkutak talk thru breaking news, retrospective features and all the blogosphere content in between. → Read More

Stripe eyes an exit over next 12 months

Payments giant Stripe is exploring whether it should go public or pursue a transaction on the private market. → Read More

NEA now manages over $25 billion in assets – oh, and it’s looking beyond venture

New Enterprise Associates, known by the acronym NEA, has closed a new pair of early-stage and growth-stage funds totaling of $6.2 billion. → Read More

All is fair in love and moderation

Equity's Natasha Mascarenhas interviews Sarah Oh, Twitter's former Human Rights advisor and the co-founder of T2. → Read More

Another All Raise CEO steps down

All Raise CEO Mandela SH Dixon has stepped down from her role less than a year after joining. Paige Hendrix Buckner will be interim CEO. → Read More

Sunfish’s technology wants to bring affordability to assisted reproduction

Sunfish, a new startup built by a former director at one of the oldest surrogacy and egg donation agencies, has raised $4 million in VC. → Read More

Babylist makes an even bigger bet on baby products with Expectful acquisition

In pursuit of a media-first growth strategy, Babylist has bought Expectful, a wellness platform for new parents. → Read More

All that VC dry powder is damper than you think

Welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Natasha is back in the Bay, after five weeks away, so some could say, San Francisco is back. Big tech: Real quick, you should know that Elliott Management took a multi-billion stake in Salesforce, while […] → Read More

Tech forgot its umbrella

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. It kind of feels like tech forgot its umbrella. Like, it remembered to pack its water bottle, wear the right shoes and layer up, but […] → Read More

Gas, Slay, what’s next? Fire?

We talk about Discord's Gas acquisition, Sophia Amoruso's Trust Fund and cloudy proptech in this week's Equity recording. → Read More

Sophia Amoruso launches Trust Fund for founders

Sophia Amoruso, the creator of Nasty Gal and GirlBoss, is entering venture world, this time with plans to raise millions for Trust Fund. → Read More

Sequoia injects $195 million into an ever-eager seed environment

Sequoia Capital has closed its fifth, dedicated seed fund and expands its early-stage Arc accelerator. → Read More

Twitter rivals, unicorn trivia and valuation homework

Equity talks about Twitter rivals, valuation changes and unicorn trivia in the latest startup podcast episode. → Read More

Clearco co-founder Michele Romanow steps down, cuts 30% of staff

Clearco CEO Michele Romanow is stepping down, assuming an executive chairman role. The fintech is also cutting 30% of staff. → Read More

The slow-burn standardization of venture capital

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. → Read More

Is it time for a Common App for startup founders?

Is it time for a Common App that helps startup founders pitch a ton of investors all at once? Afore Capital wants to make it happen. → Read More

Frank-ly, the Kardashian method won’t work for SBF

In this episode of Equity, we talk fintech M&A rollercoasters, ChatCPT complexities and, yes, SBF's new Substack. → Read More

Career Karma’s latest layoff underscores edtech’s new challenge

Career Karma laid off 22 employees earlier this week, in a move that helped the career navigation startup extend its runway to 5 years. → Read More

Stripe’s internal valuation gets cut to $63 billion

Stripe's internal valuation has been cut, yet again, just weeks after conducting layoffs. → Read More