Hello and acquire behind to Equity, TechCrunch’s try capital-focused podcast, where any week we plead other people’s income and what clarity their investment choices make (or don’t).
This week was overtly a treat. We had Kate Clark in a studio along with Alex Wilhelm and a special guest, Sarah Guo from Greylock Partners, a try organisation (obviously). Guo has a eminence of carrying a best-ever fun fact on a show.
We kicked off with Grammarly, a association that recently put $90 million into a accounts. We chatted about for whom it was built, and if we use it today. One thing that felt transparent was that consumers are some-more peaceful than before to compensate for their tooling. And that means that companies like Grammarly might infer clever investment candidates.
Next, we strike on dual some-more rounds, namely Tiger Global’s investment into Lattice and Clari’s $60 million Series D. Starting with Lattice, a opening government association founded by nothing other than Sam Altman’s brother, Jack. The startup lifted $25 million from Tiger Global; review some-more about that here.
Clari led us to a contention of straight SaaS, and Guo’s views on a destiny of SaaS products (she’s bullish). Alex and Guo had a lot to contend on this subject.
After articulate over a few rounds, a contention incited to a Q3 try market. A few things stood out from a information and projections. First, that early-stage fundraising was a small light in a quarter. It could be a single-quarter wobble, though a information was value nipping on all a same. And, second, that seed understanding and dollar volume were prohibited once again.
And we wrapped with a contention of Tempest, a new sobriety-focused startup that lifted a $10 million round. Honestly, we aren’t certain how we feel about a business model. Please let us know if we have thoughts.
It was a good time. A large interjection to Guo for entrance on a show, and a shout-out to a group that creates Equity happen: Chris Gates and Henry Pickavet.