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This year’s disappointing IPO class is causing a ‘reckoning’ among private investors

From CNBC: KEY POINTS The disappointing IPO season has led some to question the lofty valuations of late-stage private companies ahead of their public debuts. Fred Wilson, a VC at Union Square Ventures in New York, wrote a blog post over the weekend that said even though many of these companies use tech, they don’t[…]

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We Work Fraud Exposed

(PreIPOSwap — 9/26/2019) New York, NY —  We get asked often about fraud in Private Equity as it’s an Over the Counter (OTC) market and not exchange traded.  Our answer is the classic answer – the majority of the risk lies in the underlying asset, i.e. the stock you’re buying, not the secondary market counterparty. […]

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Palantir to seek at least $26 billion valuation in fundraising push

From CNBC: Palantir Technologies is targeting a valuation of at least $26 billion in a private fundraising round, the first for the Peter Thiel-backed data analytics startup in four years, according to sources. Palantir was valued at roughly $20 billion in its last private fundraising round in 2015. Palantir, whose customers range from global banks[…]

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Where Do Startups Live The Longest?

From Crunchbase News, September 13, 2019: A startup’s job is to move fast and make things. If it takes outside investment from venture capitalists, it’s also under the mandate to grow quickly and eventually find an exit. After all, they have investors to answer to. For VCs, eventual liquidity arrives through one of several routes.[…]

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Sustainable Investing as a Strategy

PreIPOSwap.com – 9/19/2019 — The world is becoming unstable, volatile, and scary. Being sustainable isn’t a do-gooder philosophy.  The reason Ponzi schemes blow up is because they aren’t sustainable.  Sustainable means solid, consistent, over the long term.  So when someone uses the phrase, be aware of the connotations and varied interpretations on what sustainability really[…]

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Meal Delivery the next disruption in Pre IPO

Pre IPO Swap 9/18/2019 – www.preiposwap.com — Meal delivery is a simple service that has been garnering a lot of attention from startups including but not limited to Home Chef, GrubHub, Swiggy, Uber Eats, DoorDash, Sun Basket, HelloFresh, and others.  Uber Eats will actually bring McDonalds to your door.  The world is changing so fast[…]

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Private Equity and Venture Capital Cybersecurity startups in last 2 years analysis

Pre IPO Swap New York, NY 9/12/2019 — Pre IPO Swap is launching a Series A for Blackwatch Digital so we are researching the Cybersecurity space in order to see what the trends have been.  Using Crunchbase data, we did an export using filters and found 532 firms were founded since 2017, with a total[…]

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Drone Bubble Implodes, Wipes Out Startups And Hammers VC Firms

From Zero Hedge, September 8, 2019: It’s not surprising whatsoever that the commercial drone bubble has imploded, wiping out startups, and punishing venture capital firms along the way, reported Bloomberg. Since 2012, venture capital firms poured billions of dollars into drone startups that promised to revolutionize transportation or some other activity that would have tremendous economic impacts,[…]

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AirBNB Open Home policy helps evacuees flee from Dorian

AirBNB has a diverse business, most people don’t even know the extent in which they operate in multiple verticals.  Now that Hurricane Dorian is approaching the US, AirBNB has activated their Open Home Policy, see trending thread on this topic: AirBNB has activated their Open Home policy and there are hundreds of free places to[…]

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