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This week, along with guest Anu Duggal, founder of the Female Founders Fund, the team discussed Uber [IP459007] upcoming IPO, Q1's IPO rate, Stash's raise and more changes at Y Combinator who saw Sam Altman as an accelerator president.
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Hello and welcome to Equity. I'm TechCrunch's Silicon Valley Editor Connie Loizos. I'm with today Crunchbase News Alex Wilhelm.
Hi. We also have a guest in a studio today from New York. Anu Duggal, founder of the Female Founders Fund, who has backed many very interesting companies from the wedding platform Zola to smartphone lending app Tala, which is suitable for people and underserved and emerging markets. Anu, thank you so much for having me.
It's great to see you.
Thank you so much for having me. 1
So we should talk about the week was so slow. In fact, it was about an hour ago that we talked about discussing the fact that this has been … a lot of speech and no action than on the IPO front. Then Reuters broke the news that Uber is planning to kick its IPO in April, which is just next month. And it is also at the height of the expected IPO of Lift, which apparently comes out at the end of this month.
Yes. And this is proof that the news gods still hate this show, because this is every week we continue and say good it was no, oh, all the news broke an hour ago. So Connie's details here is that we expect Uber IPO to meet Road Show in April or to actually live in April?
I think it has a problem. It requires publication of S-1 and starts its Investor Road Show. And after that I'm not sure how long it takes. Is it maybe like a week later?