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Robinhood IPO Filing Highlights: Citadel Dominates, 34% Of Q1 Crypto Revenue Was From Dogecoin And Much More…

From Zero Hedge: As was reported previously, Robinhood Markets – which is rushing to preempt any more fiascos and market crashes and go public as quickly as possible – has filed for an Initial Public Offering listing on the Nasdaq with the ticker HOOD (S1 filing here) and will use Goldman, Citi, JPMorgan and Barclays;[…]

In Alarming Escalation, Beijing Blocks Didi App From Stores Two Days After Blockbuster IPO

from ZH One day ahead of this week’s blockbuster DIDI IPO in which the Chinese Uber sold at the top of its $13-14 range, broke for trading at $16.75 then tumbled only to rebound on Thursday, we warned readers that this is one they want to stay away from as a result of Beijing’s aggressive intervention in[…]

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Oh No You DIDIn’t!! Chinese Ride-Sharing Firm Crashes Back Near IPO Price

from ZH DIDI just crashed back to within pennies of its IPO price… We appear to have where the underwriters were waiting. *  *  * Didi raised about $4.4 billion in its initial public offering Tuesday after pricing shares at $14 apiece, making it the biggest IPO haul for a Chinese company since Alibaba Group Holding[…]

Several Observations Ahead Of Didi’s Massive IPO Tonight

from ZH With the Didi Chuxing US IPO set to price tonight at the top of its $13-$14 share range (the IPO was covered multiple times early on the first day of the bookbuild last week and the investor books were closed on Monday, one day ahead of schedule), below we present two observations ahead of what[…]

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Chinese ride-hailing company Didi files for IPO with something U.S. rivals haven’t offered: profit

From MW nt company’s name, Xiaoju Kuaizhi Inc. — did reveal in Thursday’s filing that it turned a profit in the first quarter after years of large losses, with financial records showing GAAP net income of 5.49 billion rembini ($837 million) on revenue of RMB 42.16 billion ($6.44 billion), up from a loss of RMB 3.97 billion on[…]

Under The Hood: How Tiger Global Earned Its Stripes As The World’s Biggest Unicorn Hunter

From crunchbase Tiger Global Management, already one of the most voracious startup investors in recent years, is roaring into 2021 more aggressively than ever. The 20-year-old New York-based investing firm — part hedge fund, part private equity investor — has not only quietly become the most prolific investor in billion-dollar startups, it is also significantly[…]

Job Site Handshake Joins Unicorn Board With $80M Series E

from crunchbase San Francisco-based Handshake, a job service aimed at college students, announced its Series E funding of $80 million led by prior investors Spark Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners valuing the company at more than $1.5 billion. This funding comes within seven months of its Series D in October 2020. That round was also $80 million, valuing the company at[…]

The Briefing: Paymentus And Flywire Price IPOs, Perch Secures $775M, And More

from crunchbase Payments companies Paymentus and Flywire price IPOs The payments space is heating up further, as two companies in the sector priced U.S. IPOs for shares slated to begin trading today. Boston-based Flywire, which provides payment processing software to education, health care and technology companies, priced shares at $24, the high end of the projected[…]

How VCs are fueling wider adoption of AI

from pitchbook The recent IPO of Chinese social media giant Kuaishou demonstrates that, for some emerging large companies, AI is their core product. Global VC funding supports this software architecture with rapidly increasing deal sizes across segments, including horizontal platforms, vertical applications, autonomous machines and semiconductors. End-user spending is also poised to escalate in 2021,[…]

Procore Goes Public After Putting IPO On Hold

From crunchbase Construction tech company Procore began trading on Thursday, closing at $88, 31 percent above its IPO price. Known for its construction management software platform, Carpinteria, California-based Procore raised nearly $635 million through its IPO, selling 9.47 million shares for $67 apiece. The company had set a price range of between $60 and $65 for its[…]