Chatting With TechCrunch On The M&A And IPO Market In 2017

Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down with TechCrunch for their new Equity podcast to discuss a variety of topics including rising tech M&A, the IPO market and early-stage investing. Many thanks to Katie Roof, Alex Wilhelm and Matt Lynley for including me.

You can listen to the podcast here.


Equity Podcast: Apple And Amazon Buy More Companies, And Uber’s Saga

Featured on TechCrunch on March 24.

Welcome to the second episode of TechCrunch’s newest podcast, Equity, our venture capital-focused show focused on the numbers, people and companies driving the technology industry.

This week, TechCrunch’s Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself were joined by special guest Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson from Sapphire Ventures.

We discussed the potential for rising M&A in the tech space, with a special focus on what Apple and the other giants are up to (hint: they are buying things), how well early-stage investors can make out even when deals get tough, the troubled situation at Uber, and, of course, a comment or two on the improving IPO market.

(Note: The 1982 Tylenol incident was mentioned on the show today. It was brought up only as a historical anecdote).

Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on iTunes, Overcast, Pocketcast, Downcast and all the casts.