Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here — and make sure to check out Friday’s news-roundup with Danny and Natasha that included some neat notes on search startups. And their chances against Google.

So, what did we chat about this morning? Here’s the rough rundown:

Extra Crunch Live this week is Emmalyn Shaw from Flourish Ventures and Adam Roseman from Steady. That’s March 17th at 12 p.m. PDT and 3 p.m. EDT. See you there!

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