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This week along with guest Anu Duggal, founder of the Female Founders Fund, discussed Team Uber's upcoming IPO, the pace of Q1's initial public offering, Stash's raise, and other changes to Y Combinator, in which Sam Altman served as chairman the accelerator had taken place.
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Hello and welcome to Equity. I'm TechCrunch's Silicon Valley editor Connie Loizos. I joined Alex Wilhelm from Crunchbase News today.
Hello. We also have a guest from New York in the studio today. Anu Duggal, co-founder of the Female Founders Fund, who has supported a number of really interesting companies, from the Zola wedding platform to the Tala smartphone credit app, which targets people and underserved markets and emerging markets. Anu, thank you very much for the swing of today.
Thank you for having me.
It's really nice to see you. 1
So we talked about the week being slow. Until about an hour ago, we actually talked about the fact that there was a discussion about that … there was a lot of talk here and nothing has been done so far. Then Reuters broke the news that Uber plans its IPO in April, next month. And it is also exactly after the expected IPO of Lyft, which apparently appears at the end of this month.
Yes. And that's proof that the message gods still hate this show, because this is every week we go and say there was no, oh, all the news collapsed an hour ago. Connie Loizos: We expect the Uber IPO to be held at the Road Show in April or live in April?
I think there is a problem. It is necessary to publicize the S-1 and launch its Investor Road Show. And after that, I'm not really sure how long it will take. Is it maybe a week later?