A $60M venture fund with a twist, and more startup-on-startup acquisitions

April 10, 2024

Today on Equity’s startup-focused Wednesday show, we dug into the Multiverse-Searchlight deal that reminded us of the Wonderschool-Early Day transaction that we covered on the show a few weeks back.

We also dug into the latest Guesty round, which was both large and interesting from a financial perspective, the Monad Labs transaction that led us to try and explain the difference between L1 and L2 blockchains, and Cyera’s quick recent megaround. Put more simply, startup news is feeling very busy, and very high-dollar again, and that’s a lot of fun for the show.

To round things out, we also squeezed in a new venture capital fund targeting growth-rounds in Africa.

That's it for us today, but join us on Friday for our roundtable news roundup!

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