Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the startup business, where we unravel the numbers and nuances behind the headlines.
This is our Wednesday show, where we limit ourselves to one person, think about their work and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha spoke to Kristen Anderson, the co-founder and CEO of Catch, an app that offers wage benefits to the self-employed, recently announced that it was shutting down. We’re talking vulnerability, closures, building in public, and the ups and downs that come with the wild choice of being an entrepreneur.
This is what we started:
- The role of venture capital in how a founder builds
- Making the hard decision to quit and why Catch chose to do so publicly
- We end with Anderson’s return to building, in fintech, despite what her Twitter followers wish. It seems like it’s a good thing to keep builders close to peak pessimism in fintech forever.
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