Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Kate and Alex are back( again ), returning you the latest on the IPO front. As Friday is coming to a end, we’ll remain this berth short to leave slew of chamber for you to dig into the audio. Welcome to the weekend.
Up first we dug into Uber’s recent S-1 filing. This time, the company positioned a price reach for itself( TechCrunch’s coverage here ), appreciating itself at $84 billion and also detailing estimates of its first-quarter answers( Crunchbase News’s notes here ).
We doubt Uber will ultimately premium a top that straddle. Time will tell.
And then we turned to Slack, who’s direct schedule will be contributing define the historic atmosphere for the unicorn age; screw your fund, Slack says, we have our own. Well maybe not, but the company has impressive proliferation, gunman margins, and, to our surprise, bigger GAAP inadequacies than we expected. The company’s filing was mesmerizing.
But worry not, we are going to be able figure out how to value Slack. It’s Uber that left us scratching our honchoes. Expect next week to be another snowstorm of word and numbers.
Thanks as ever for listening to the prove. We’ve never had more downloads than these last-place few weeks. It means a lot that “youre supposed to” hang out with us. Don’t be borne in mind that we have an email address( equitypod @techcrunch. com ), and a hashtag that Alex needs to learn to apply: #equitypod.