Your Local Trucker Gives Us Designer Saving Vibes – TechCrunch
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Folks, we’re almost there: the end of the year that felt like a decade. This week, Mary ann, Natasha and Alexis put aside their 2021 fatigue and talk about a week full of news – and frankly, tension. As always, shout at Grace and Chris to produce the show and making us sound much better.
We’ve stepped into the Lyft Mafia, the Garbage, and why our local truckers give us Creative Economy vibes. Or more precisely:
- Pariti from Kenya Raised $ 2.85 Million Led by Harlem Capital to Develop Startup Ecosystems in Emerging Markets, proving once again how unmissable the African entrepreneurial scene is. The empowerment trend continued with TrueNorth’s $ 50 million fundraiser to help savvy independent truckers and the freshly anointed Unicorn AgentSync with news, as Alex reminds us, that insurtech is fine. alive.
- Opensea got a new chief financial officer from Lyft, which has led to IPO rumors, denials, and rumors about why there is a denial of going public. Plus, as Natasha notes, if you’re not leaving Lyft to join crypto, you’re leaving Lyft to join the climate.
- The Trump Media SPAC is a mess, as we expected, frankly.
- Mary Ann is all over the Better.com saga as her communications, marketing and public relations executives all tendered their resignations this week and CEO Vishal Garg has issued a poorly received apology for the meanness with which he deleted the collective redundancies. last week – and as she suggests, there’s a lot more to come.
We disagreed more than usual on this episode, which is refreshing. So kudos to more of that next year, and we’ll see you here on Monday.
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