Previewing 2024: Anticipating a Decrease in Venture Capitalists by Equity Experts

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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. And that means it’s time to brush the dust off of an Equity tradition that stretches back many years: Our predictions episode! As we try to every year, we brought in a number of voices to ensure that we covered enough ground. This time around, we have Alex Wilhelm, Mary Ann Azevedo, Kirsten Korosec and Becca Szkutak — the people you heard the most on the podcast this year! We had other themes mixed in as well, so find your headphones and get ready for some Hot Takes, yeah?

The Whirlwind Journey of Fintech in 2023

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What a yearThis is the last edition of The Interchange for 2023 — it’s hard to believe that the year is almost over. In May 2022, Mary Ann reported at least 185 employees, or one-third of its workforce, were let go. Mary Ann reported on a couple of high-profile executive departures this week. Mustard’s decision to step down marks the third known high-profile executive departure at Credit Karma in 2023. Then she wrote about how Opendoor co-founder Eric Wu is leaving the real estate fintech company after 9 years to get back to his startup roots.