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Five VCs discuss what surprised them the most in 2020

Alex Wilhelm and Natasha Mascarenhas
·1-min read

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

Today is our holiday look-back at the year, bringing not only our own Danny and Natasha and Chris and Alex into the mix, but also five venture capitalists who we got to leave us their notes as well. The goal for this episode was to reflect on a year that no one could have ever predicted, but with a specific angle, as always, on venture capital and startups.

We asked about the biggest surprise, non-portfolio companies to watch, and trends they got wrong and right. There was also banter on Zoom investing (Alex came up with Zesting, but we're taking suggestions if anyone comes up with a better moniker) and startup pricing.

Here's who we asked to call into our super Fancy Equity Hotline:

Thanks to them all for participating, and of course you, our dear Equity listeners, for a blockbuster year for the podcast.

Equity drops every Monday at 7:00 a.m. PST and Thursday afternoon as fast as we can get it out, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts.