Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.
The episode was inspired by Natasha’s recent Startups Weekly column, “When the party has confetti but no allergen-friendly appetizers" and the companion TechCrunch+ piece with Anita, “Investment clubs are cool again, and maybe community is, too.”
Here's what we got into:
The definition of party rounds, boundaries and the fact that we don't entirely agree on if there needs to be a lead or nah.
How has party round funding changed? What place do they hold in the ecosystem?
Is this vehicle better for experienced founders versus first-time founders?
The pros and cons of each side.