Hello and welcome back to Equity, the startup business podcast, where we unpack the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.
Here’s where we come in:
- A quick note from Becca on Newman’s return, and a follow-up funding stream opportunity – will respond to some investors.
- Our two deals of the week include hearing aid startups and a new approach to international money transfers.
- For hearing loss technology, a new FDA ruling allows hearing aids to be sold over the counter. We dive into how this regulatory shift opens the door for startups to innovate in the category.
- If we talk about control diseases, we talked about how Employee benefits startups may escape cost cuts. When companies want to hire talent. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather spend free food than mental health support.
- We conclude with a note on two geographies.
- Looking at the Midwest, we talked about how LPs aren’t backing funds in the region this year even though many VCs consider it one of the safest areas to invest in right now.
- Comparing the Southeast and the Midwest, we talked about how low prices the two regions can help make for a good year.
And that’s all for now. We’ll catch you next week, and if you’re feeling up to it in the meantime, consider giving Apple Podcasts a big boost. It goes a long way.
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