All posts by Alex Wilhelm

An Equity podcast shot: Unpacking the Amazon-Whole Foods deal

 We’ve got an Equity Shot for you, an irregular extra hit from the Equity podcast crew. Today the big news is the potential Amazon-Whole Foods deal, which has led to rampant media speculation, depressed grocery stocks around the nation and allegations of intelligent corporate strategy. It’s the sort of day that forces you to sit back and re-cast your views of the technology world.… Read More

Equity podcast: Uber’s shakeup and Pandora’s new tune

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where each week we discuss other people’s copious dollars and lacking sense. This week, Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and I — Alex Wilhelm — were lucky enough to have Charles Hudson join our little crew. Hudson is both a managing partner at Precursor and a venture partner at SoftTech. The… Read More

Equity podcast: Pinterest’s path to IPO, and Snap tries to buy a future

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s weekly podcast focused on the world of venture capital. The crew, Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and I — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by none other than Indy Guha from Bain Capital Ventures. Indy has worked in the venture world for some time, but has taken time off from investing to work at growing companies. He has experience on… Read More

Equity podcast: Blue Apron files for IPO and Uber tells us how much money it’s losing

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s premier venture capital-focused podcast. This week the News Gods disbursed unto the crew a juicy morsel: Blue Apron filed to go public minutes before we sat down to chew over what’s been happening. As you can imagine, it took up a chunk of our time. But no episode of Equity is complete without our own Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley,… Read More

Snap said to leverage discounts to drive growth

 After a painful first-quarter miss, Snap, the parent company of the popular social app Snapchat, is looking to avoid the same fate in the second. According to Digiday, Snap is working to drive new and increased business ahead of the end of its second quarter. To do so, the company is said to be cutting deals. In the words of the report, Snap is “looking to goose its ad business with… Read More

Equity podcast: The largest tech fund in history, and where are the IPOs?

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where each week we tell jokes about other people’s money. This week, Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and I — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Rick Kline, a partner at Goodwin. Kline is a lawyer focused on “M&A transactions [and] capital markets transactions,” according to his… Read More