Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunchs venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back on this lovely Saturday with a bonus episode!
The normal crew assembled, including Alex, Natasha, Danny, and Chris, to chatter about a chunk of creator and gamer news. And some big numbers, the sorts that we always find fun to chat about.
A sneak peek at what we discussed during this second-ever Equity Leftovers:
- Roblox’s epic pre-IPO raise, and its decision to go public through direct listing instead of the IPO that it had previously planned.
- Niantic buying a gaming platform with an esports-focus.
- Nintendo buying a gaming studio, leading the crew to declare that the famous company is the Disney of video games.
- Cameo, which allows fans to pay celebrities for personalized messages, is on a hiring spree after bringing in $100 million in transactions last year. The Information says that the company is seeking funding, which isn’t entirely surprising. Axios reports that it has brought in a couple high-profile hires, as well.
Back to our regular schedule Monday! Chat then!
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