We’re getting into an period of, um, inventive accounting in startups – TechCrunch

Down rounds, recaps, extensions…what’s the reality?

Hey and welcome again to Fairness, a podcast in regards to the enterprise of startups, the place we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

That is our Wednesday present, the place we area of interest right down to a single subject, take into consideration a query and unpack the remainder. This week, Natasha and Alex introduced on TechCrunch reporter Haje Jan Kamps, who, previous to and in between his journalism careers, spent years as a founder and a enterprise capitalist. Collectively, the trio requested: How may firms use math within the coming months to make our lives tougher, and complicate their funds, aka the reality? 

From the historic grievance folder, to newer information from MainStreet, we had numerous grist for the mill. However we had even larger emotions about what’s coming this yr, and the way essential it is going to be to chase down the reality. And given our normal view that numbers don’t lie, we had robust opinions about how issues must be counted, and disclosed.

A giant thank to Haje for popping out and bringing his multi-viewpoint perspective. Chat quickly!

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