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Unicorn Update: New Research & IPOs – Just, DJI, Affirm, Dataminr, SpaceX, Impossible Foods and more

From Gracia Group: SPACEX SpaceX gets FCC approval to bid in $16 billion rural-broadband auction https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/10/spacex-gets-fcc-approval-to-bid-in-16-billion-rural-broadband-auction/ IMPOSSIBLE FOODS “Impossible Foods Is Gaining on Beyond Meat. What That Means for the Stock” https://www.barrons.com/articles/impossible-foods-gaining-beyond-meat-room-for-more-than-one-winner-51602685246 AFFIRM “Max Levchin’s Affirm Confidentially Files for U.S. IPO” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-affirm-ipo-idUSKBN26T389 BETTER “Better.com in Talks to Raise $100M at $4B Valuation: Report” https://www.housingwire.com/articles/better-com-in-talks-to-raise-100m-at-4b-valuation-report/ CLOVER[…]

SoftBank’s Vision Fund Plans SPAC, Vows It Is Not Behind Nasdaq Melt-up

From Zero Hedge: SPACs (it stands for Special Purpose Acquisition Vehicle) raised a ton of money over the summer as the craze that seemingly started with Bill Ackman and Chamath Palihapitiya (already on his third SPAC). It’s already drawing in big-name celebrity investors (Shaq is in the process of launching one), which might evoke unflattering parallels to the ICO[…]

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Third Point Reveals New Stake In Snowflake

From Zero Hedge: With both old and new Wall Street flooding into the recently IPOed cloud darling Snowflake, which among other investors also sported none other than Berkshire Hathaway (although in light of Warren Buffet’s aversion to IPOs, it has been widely speculated that Berkshire’s $250MM investment in SNOW was the work of Buffett’s two[…]

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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[…]

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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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