Lyfts IPO is hot, YC Demo Day, two new unicorns and whats Boy Brow?

There were some edit issues in the initial publishing of this week’s Equity episode that have been corrected. The player below will play the corrected episode. Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm took us through an IPO, a big round, 943 startup pitches, two new unicorns and some scooter news. A very 2019 mix, really. Up first we took a peek at the latest from the Lyft IPO saga. Recall that Lyft is beating Uber to the public markets, and we can report that it’s having a good time doing so. The popular ride-hailing company, second-place by market share in its domestic …

Patch Homes locks in $5M Series A to give homeowners financial freedom without debt

mortgage debt and are making the pursuit of home ownership a nightmare. Debt-burdened individuals or those with inconsistent or tight cash flow can not only struggle to get credit loan approval when buying a home but also struggle to satisfy monthly mortgage payments even after purchase.  Today, Patch took another big step in making its vision a far-reaching reality. The company has announced it has raised a $5 million Series A round led by Union Square Ventures (USV), with participation by from Tribe Capital and previous investors Techstars Ventures, Breega Capital and Greg Schroy. Upon doing so, the only incremental money Patch receives is its portion of the change in the home’s value over the course of the 10-year period. …

Lyfts IPO is hot, YC Demo Day, two new unicorns and whats Boy Brow?

There were some edit issues in the initial publishing of this week’s Equity episode that have been corrected. The player below will play the corrected episode. Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm took us through an IPO, a big round, 943 startup pitches, two new unicorns and some scooter news. A very 2019 mix, really. Up first we took a peek at the latest from the Lyft IPO saga. Recall that Lyft is beating Uber to the public markets, and we can report that it’s having a good time doing so. The popular ride-hailing company, second-place by market share in its domestic …