Will TikTok be banned in the US? | Equity Podcast

Will TikTok be banned in the US? | Equity Podcast

Tech Policy and Regulation

  • The US House passed a bill targeting TikTok due to concerns about foreign ownership and data privacy.
  • The EU's comprehensive AI regulations have drawn mixed reactions from American VCs.

Venture Capital and Startups

  • Peak XV, a Sequoia spin-off, is launching a perpetual fund backed by its partners, employees, and investors, signaling a positive sign for the Indian startup ecosystem.
  • Ada Ventures, a London-based VC firm focused on diverse founders, closed an $80 million second fund, demonstrating that emerging managers can still raise capital in a challenging market.

AI and Market Dynamics

  • There is growing anti-AI sentiment among creative professionals, and it is important for AI developers to listen to and consider opposing concerns.
  • The secondary market provides liquidity for startups, making IPOs less likely in the current economic climate.

Investor Perspectives

  • Investors prefer waiting for a better exit through the secondary market rather than going public now.
  • Becca disagrees with the idea that VCs necessarily sell their stakes in a company during an IPO.

Equity Podcast

  • Equity Podcast is celebrating its 7th birthday and has had many contributors over the years.

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