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

Today, we’re celebrating Equity’s 6th birthday! Thankfully, it fell during the easiest, slowest news cycle we’ve had since the beginning of the grocery delivery wars and WeWork.

Just kidding.

Alex and Natasha took the mic to talk about:

The M&A spree that includes updates from Qualtrics, Cvent and Mint Mobile. We’re happy to see some M&A, even if we’d rather see more startup deals and IPOs. GPT-4. GPT-4. GPT-4. What’s in a name and more from the world of AI, including where we’re seeing companies race to build the new tech into their products. SVB collapse update, including what we are looking for next. And what Y Combinator’s round of layoffs tells us about the accelerator scaling back from late stage. (More on the trend here.)

Busy few weeks, yeah? Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @EquityPod for live updates, and Alex will be back bright and early Monday morning with the latest.

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