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SNOW Flakes After Record Software IPO

From Zero Hedge: Update (1300ET): After soaring from its post-IPO open at $245 to $319, SNOW has erased all its post-open gains and is back below $245… *  *  * The much-hyped IPO of the aptly-named ‘Snowflake’ is about to make many of America’s richest even richer-erer. It sold 28 million shares Tuesday for $120 apiece, above[…]

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JPMorgan builds a new team to trade pre-IPO giants – CNBC

From Seeking Alpha: JPMorgan Chase (JPM +0.7%) is putting together a new team to match sellers and buyers in the growing market for private company shares, CNBC reports, citing Chris Berthe, JPMorgan’s global co-head of cash equities trading. He’s brought in Andrew Thuhill, a senior vice president from trading platform Forge Global, to lead the new team.[…]

LevelX levels the playing field for investors

From Zero Hedge: COVID has created a situation where millions of people are quarantined at home.  Some are under lockdown rules, others have been laid off; and some have decided it’s just better to stay at home. This has caused huge surges in business that can be done online, and one of those businesses is trading. […]

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What will a Wish IPO look like? We may know soon

From Tech Crunch 9/2/2020 Wish, the San Francisco-based, 750-person e-commerce app that sells deeply discounted goods that you definitely don’t need but might buy anyway when priced so low — think pool floats, guinea pig harnesses, Apple Watch knockoffs — said yesterday that it has submitted a draft registration to the SEC for an IPO.[…]

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Competitive mobile game maker Skillz will do a quick IPO at $3.5 billion valuation

From Venture Beat 9/2/2020  Skillz today announced it’s going public through a quick initial public offering process, raising an estimated $849 million in cash from investors at a $3.5 billion pre-money valuation. This valuation is 6.3 times the company’s projected revenue for 2022. The San Francisco startup launched in 2012 with a very simple proposition and[…]

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Palantir CEO rips Silicon Valley in letter to investors

From CNBC: At a time when some tech companies are bowing to employee pressure to pull back from work with the government, Palantir CEO Alex Karp is loudly defending his posture. Palantir, a Silicon Valley software and servicies company founded in 2003 with the explicit purpose of helping the intelligence community with counterterrorism investigations, filed its paperwork to[…]

Venture Capital Funnel Shows Odds Of Becoming A Unicorn Are About 1%

From CB Insights: Anecdotally, it’s known that most startups fail. But looking at the data, we can see the hard truth in the numbers and better understand where in the funding lifecycle startups begin to lose traction. We followed a cohort of over 1,100 startups from the moment they raised their first seed investment to[…]

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Impossible Foods model of Monopoly Capitalism raises another 200m

(PreIPOSwap.com – 8/14/2020) — Food company Impossible Foods is a Bill Gates portfolio startup.  For those who have not been following, Bill Gates has been killing it since COVID- literally.  His portfolio has ballooned to enormous sums.  And while the mainstream media is covering how much his billionaire friends have made – even Mother Jones[…]

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Bill Ackman’s New “The Simpsons”-Inspired Investment Raises $4BN In “Largest IPO For A SPV”

From Zero Hedge: Bill Ackman’s “The Simpsons”-inspired “blank check” investing vehicle, known as “Pershing Square Tontine Holdings”, is set to raise between $3 billion and $4 billion during its upcoming IPO after Ackman increased the size of the offering by $1 billion. The deal, which will be the largest-ever IPO by a special purpose vehicle,[…]

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Uber Agrees To Buy Postmates For $2.65BN In Stock After Losing Battle For GrubHub

From Zero Hedge: After failing to convince GrubHub’s millennial managers that a tie-up would be the best bet for the publicly traded takeaway rival to Uber’s fast-growing Uber Eats, Uber has moved on to ‘Plan B’, and agreed to buy Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal. Uber Eats head Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty is expected to[…]

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