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SoftBank CEO Admits “Embarrassed, Flustered” By Track Record After WeWork Implosion

From Zero Hedge 10/7/2019: SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son says he is “embarrassed and flustered” by his track record after the valuations of WeWork and Uber plunge, in an interview with Nikkei Business magazine on Monday morning. “The results still have a long way to go and that makes me embarrassed and impatient,” said Son.[…]

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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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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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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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Peter Thiel’s stealth start-up Palantir has unlocked a new opportunity to sell to the US military as revenue tops $1 billion

From CNBC May 2019: Palantir — the Silicon Valley data analytics company co-founded by PayPal founder and Trump advisor Peter Thiel — has made the CNBC Disruptor 50 list for six years running. But this year was perhaps the most disruptive of all for the company, which has attracted $2.8 billion in funding, raising its valuation to $20.5 billion,[…]

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Soft Bank Raises $108 Billion For Second Vision Fund

From Zero Hedge July, 2019: For a minute there, it looked like the investors who had helped finance Soft Bank’s original Vision Fund were finally beginning to question the strategy of paying exorbitant sums for stakes in Silicon Valley’s most popular unicorns. But, aside from a handful of embarrassing flops, the strategy appears to have[…]

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Meet The Few Silicon Valley Billionaires That Shunned Tech And Made Their Money In Real Estate

From Zero Hedge 6/8/2019: John Arrillaga and Richard Peery have made a name for themselves as the “Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard of Silicon Valley real estate,” according to Bloomberg. Despite the fact that they are little known outside of the Bay Area, the duo has been helping build Silicon Valley, as the region’s premier developers, for[…]

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