Hello and welcome back to Equity, the startup business podcast, where we unpack the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.
This is our Wednesday show, where we get down to one topic, think about one question, and tackle the rest. And, I mean, are you surprised by what we’re doing this week? Of course, we’re talking about Flow, Adam Neumann’s a16z-fueled return to real estate, which is already said to be worth over a billion dollars.
this week, Natasha He asked: Is the comeback a visual, track record, or Adam Neumann-exclusive? She joined. Anita Ramaswamy, co-host of TechCrunch’s crypto-focused podcast Chain Reaction. The duo wrote a piece on the tech community’s reaction to Newman’s new startup, so consider this piece an undeniable follow-up:
- The news, what we know and what we don’t — including how much cash is in the $350 million check.
- Journalist’s Diary deals with how to cover news that is sensational in nature. Do we give oxygen to something that is supposed to react? And when is it worth waiting to see something come true?
- Why people get checks, and Newman’s story of vision, record and fundraising. After all, to be successful as a venture-backed founder, all you need to be able to do is be good at venture-backing.
- How this fits with the story of the female founder’s takedown — and why people should stop comparing Neumann to Elizabeth Holmes. Cheating my friend is complicated.
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