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Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

This is our Friday show, and we’re talking about the week’s biggest startup and tech news. This week, Mary Ann and Alex were lucky enough to have Kirsten aboard once again for the show. She’s the best.

Here’s what we got into!

  • More layoffs at Divvy Homes: More cuts at a company that was once richly valued and heavily venture-backed. Rising interest rates are having a ripple effect across startup land.
  • Databricks is big, and now richer: With $500 million in a new Series I, Databricks is now worth more money and has fresh capital to continue working on AI.
  • Lime, just go public already: What is profitable and private and a tease? Lime. Well, that last bit is a stretch, but really you can only ring us up and tout profits and growth so many times before we expect an S-1.
  • More data is good: Venture capital firms, however, seem to disagree.
  • If you want groceries in 15 minutes, here’s where to live: Brazil, for one. Or India. Differing labor costs around the world appear to be the axis around which quick deliveries are feasible, or a financial mess.

We are back next week for a busy run at Disrupt! We’ll see you there!

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