This is fintech’s ‘Noah’s Ark Year’ 2023

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.

This is our Wednesday show, where we hold space for one person, think about their work and open up the rest. Mary Ann is taking over while Natasha attends a summit in LA, and this week, she interviewed Mark Goldberg, partner and fintech lead at Index Ventures. Since 2015, Mark has spent his time investing on the boards of financial services companies including Plaid, Persona, Lithic, Cocoon, and Pilot.

The pair spoke about:

The party that was 2021 and the hangover that was 2022.
Mark’s Twitter prediction that raised some eyebrows on Twitter.
Why 2023 will be survival of the fittest.
Alex, Mary Ann, and Becca are back with more Equity Fridays, but as always, you can keep up with us in the meantime on Twitter @EquityPod.

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Inside Startup Battlefield is back in our feed with episode three. There are 180 companies solving crucial problems that didn’t make it to the Disrupt stage, but that doesn’t mean they’re making any less of an impact. TechCrunch writers Devin Coldewey and Harri Weber take us on a walk through the Expo Hall and let us listen into their conversations with a handful of the most interesting companies in the Battlefield 200.

New episodes of Inside Startup Battlefield drop every Monday. Be sure to check out all of the other podcasts in the TechCrunch Podcast Network: Found, Equity, The TechCrunch Podcast, Chain Reaction and The TechCrunch Live Podcast.

This week Haje Jan Kamps is stepping in for Darrell and he’s talking with Taylor Hatmaker about the supreme court cases that could change the internet as we know it. And Jacquie Melinek is here to talk about Coinbase’s surprisingly positive Q4 results. But first, Haje goes over some of the top news from the week.

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