Robinhood’s hangover, lack of YC and Uber’s return to form – Meczyki.Net

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alex, Natasha And Mary Ann Our Weekly Roundup met with Maggie this week for the show, and as always, there was a lot to talk about, including the fact that there were more topics than usual to choose from as the summer slump faded away. is visible.

What else did we get? Following:

  • to kick us week deals, We discussed the fact that a startup that focuses on depression, suicide, and related mental health conditions KetaMD. buying a company In an effort to expand its telehealth skills and, in particular, to expand its tech-facilitated ketamine-based treatments. Don’t know what ketamine is? you are not alone
  • From there, it was time to talk A new $100 million fund, which boasts some high-profile LPs and partners, which is exclusively out to invest in Latino(a) startup founders. We then learned about the gesture of a fintech company with the aim of acquiring consumers to cut down on daily expenses Straight from his paycheck—a concept that took us a bit to wrap our heads around.
  • We then headed to Robinhood and the news that the retail investment giant had laid off 23% of its employees – Just 3 months after leaving 9% of your workforce. The three of us contemplated CEO Vlad Tenev’s acceptance of responsibility for the layoffs, and, of course, what alarming news the company has received over the past 18 months.
  • next? We talked about some of Y Combinator’s surprising decisions To reduce your group by 40% — What this could mean for the early-stage enterprise scene. We also add to its increased check size and in-person returns. So many variables! One experiment only!
  • Lastly, how did we think about both Uber and the company? Reported positive free cash flow and yet was deeply unprofitable in the second quarter (thanks to Alex for breaking it down for us).

And we had a blast to boot! See you again!

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