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Startup Shutdowns and AI Showdowns: the 2023 chronicles

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

That is the primary of a two-part collection that we constructed for you going again over crucial themes from 2023. It was a really, very busy yr within the worlds of know-how, startups, and enterprise capital — so busy that we requested for your 2023 in a headline, and you delivered!

In Half 1, Mary Ann and Alex dug into a number of key themes:

  • Enterprise capital in 2023: The numbers began off the yr poor, however bought a bit higher as time went alongside. Partly as year-over-year comps grew to become much less onerous as we bought deeper into the yr due to 2022’s personal outcomes having a downward tilt. Nonetheless, there’s lots of capital nonetheless available in the market so we’re closing out the yr removed from a freeze.
  • Elsewhere in enterprise? California’s new range reporting rule made an look, we mentioned which stage of startups are struggling essentially the most, and even riffed on some new fintech unicorns.
  • Then there was fintech in 2023: Regardless of a scorching begin to M&A within the fintech realm to start out the yr, offers slowed because the yr went on. Although we did see a handful of crucial transactions. Alex introduced up some fintech-adjacent offers that he felt have been notable as effectively, to spherical out our recap.
  • Then we needed to contact on the creator economic system in 2023: Recall that this was the yr that we noticed the author’s strike, the mess at Reddit, the brouhaha at Twitch, and the rise of a number of Twitter alts. Busy time for creators, even when the hopes of yesteryear that the center class of creatordom would increase extra quickly than it has.
  • After which there was the return of key-person syndrome, which we’ll clarify extra of on the present!
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In Half 2 — coming quickly! — we introduced in a number of TechCrunch specialists to assist us get even deeper on the SBF trial and crypto extra usually, the OpenAI fracas and the place that know-how is as we speak, and extra. Keep near Fairness! We have now lots deliberate for you.

For episode transcripts and extra, head to Fairness’s Simplecast web site.

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