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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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India’s BigBasket Nets $150M As Grocery Delivery Heats Up

From Crunchbase 5/12/2019: Indian online grocer BigBasket has raised $150 million in a Series F that values the company at over $1 billion, according to various news reports. A group of investors, including South Korea-based Mirae-Naver and China’s Alibaba Group, led the round, which also included participation from London-based CDC Group. (We’ve put in an email to the company to confirm its[…]

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Cramer: Lyft IPO likely to surge, drawing investors back to whole stock market

From CNBC: Jim Cramer says the highly-anticipated IPO could open as high as $100 a share. Lyft increased its expected IPO share price range to between $70 and $72 per share from between $62 and $68, and Cramer expected the price to go up to $75. The successful event will turn the spotlight back on the[…]

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Uber vs Lyft: Here Are The Highlights From Lyft’s IPO Filing

From Zero Hedge: Shortly after Uber reported that even as the company continues to grow, generating record revenue in the latest quarter, yet burning ever more cash to preserve market share and grow it business as shown by its increasingly more negative EBITDA… … on Friday, Uber’s biggest competitor Lyft finally filed its long-awaited IPO[…]

These 50 Start-Ups May Be the Next ‘Unicorns’

From the New York Times, February 10, 2019: CB Insights, a firm that tracks start-ups, analyzed a variety of data to create a list of 50 private companies around the world that are on a path to a $1 billion valuation. HONG KONG Airwallex What it does: Makes a system that lets businesses send and collect[…]

Someone could scoop up Slack before it IPOs

From Tech Crunch, Feb 7th 2019: Earlier this week, Slack announced that it has filed the paperwork to go public at some point later this year. The big question is, will the company exit into the public markets as expected, or will one of the technology giants swoop in at the last minute with buckets of cash and take[…]

Getting on the Cap Table

Pre IPO Swap (New York, NY) 1/29/2019 – Pre IPO Swap wants to explain to investors how important it is to get on the cap table and why it matters.  First let’s explain what is a cap table – it is basically the ledger of shares in a private company.  That means it is the[…]

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