Equity Monday: Y Combinator Demo Day approaches

Equity Monday: Y Combinator Demo Day approaches

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s VC-focused podcast where we deconstruct the data behind the headlines.

This is Equity Monday, our weekly recap of the latest private market news, a look ahead to the week ahead, a look at some recent funding rounds, and a broader theme or story from the private markets. You can keep up with the program on Twitter by clicking here. I also use Twitter.

We’re about to embark on an absolutely hectic week, so keeping Twitter open as much as possible. Why?

  • It appears that all of the regulatory work is hurting venture capital investment. Despite a brisk July for Chinese companies, August appears to be dwindling from the standpoint of foreign investors.
  • Vietcetera and Urbanbase have both raised new funds. According to our sources in India, Ola Electric is aiming to raise a significant sum of money.
  • In other public market news, Astra’s rocket did not launch high enough, causing its stock to decline. And we’re about to enter another IPO cycle, so getting ready.
  • This week is Y Combinator Demo Day, which means a million entrepreneurs will be doing their hardest to create a splash, separate out from the crowd, and raise money on uncapped notes without a discount. TechCrunch will be buzzing like bees as we track the accelerator cohort and bring our favorites to your ears and eyes.
  • The Chinese regulatory narrative continues this morning, with new gambling limitations and more anti-monopoly warnings. The news is moving equities, as it always is. Furthermore, the gaming news demonstrates that the Chinese government is unconcerned with directly undercutting the private sector in order to achieve official objectives.
  • In other public market news, Astra’s rocket did not launch high enough, causing its stock to decline. And we’re about to enter another IPO cycle, so getting ready.
  • This week is Y Combinator Demo Day, which means a million entrepreneurs will be doing their hardest to create a splash, separate out from the crowd, and raise money on uncapped notes without a discount. TechCrunch will be buzzing like bees as we track the accelerator cohort and bring our favorites to your ears and eyes.

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