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Watch: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Set To Launch US Military Payloads | ZeroHedge

From: zerohedge Watch: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Set To Launch US Military Payloads | ZeroHedge SpaceX’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket will attempt to put two US military satellites into geosynchronous orbit on Saturday evening.  Weather for NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida is predicted to be favorable for this evening. Launch time is expected at 5:55 pm[…]

Scrambling For An Egg Replacement? Plant-Based Eggs Haven’t Yet Cracked The Market

https://news.crunchbase.com/business/vegan-eggs-funding/   “Sorry! There’s an egg shortage and we are not immune,” said a sign in my local Trader Joe’s. It was placed inside the refrigerator that once held organic eggs, large eggs, duck eggs and quail eggs. It was empty. An outbreak of avian influenza (or “bird flu,” as you might have heard it be[…]

Stripe Trims Internal Valuation Again As Unicorn Share Prices Plummet

https://news.crunchbase.com/fintech-ecommerce/stripe-cuts-valuation-unicorn-shares Payments unicorn Stripe has cut its internal valuation by 11% to $63 billion, The Information reported, citing a source familiar with the matter. Even at that valuation, the San Francisco-based company remains one of the most highly valued private companies in the world. But its latest cut is indicative of the falling valuations for unicorn startups over the[…]

Europe’s ‘soonicorns’: Who will be next to reach a €1B valuation?

https://pitchbook.com/news/articles/europe-vc-future-unicorn-2023   In 2022, Europe registered its second-biggest year for newly minted unicorns, but the continuing downturn could put on damper on further creation. A total of 46 European and Israeli companies crossed the €1 billion threshold last year, according to PitchBook data. Companies including payment network provider Satispay and edtech specialist Multiverse were among those to join the[…]

SpaceX Tender Offer Is Said to Value Company at $140 Billion

From Bloomberg: By Katie Roof December 12, 2022 at 8:11 PM ESTUpdated onDecember 12, 2022 at 8:50 PM EST SPACE EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGI Private Company Elon Musk’s SpaceX is offering to sell insider shares at a price that would raise the closely held company’s valuation to about $140 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Space Exploration[…]

Starburst Raises $250 Million to Lead the Market Shift to Faster Analytics on Decentralized Data – Feb 22

From PR Newswire: NEWS PROVIDED BY Starburst Data  Feb 09, 2022, 09:00 ET Nearly tripling its valuation to $3.35 billion, Starburst builds on 3X customer and ARR growth to set a new standard for enterprise data analytics BOSTON, Feb. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, today announced it has secured a $250 million Series D funding round at a $3.35 billion valuation.[…]

SpaceX Is in Funding Talks That Would Value It at Over $150 Billion

From Bloomberg: SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.Photographer: Alisha Jucevic/Bloomberg By Gillian Tan, Edward Ludlow, and Giles Turner November 15, 2022 at 12:30 PM EST Elon Musk’s SpaceX is in talks to raise a funding round that values the rocket-launch and satellite company at more than $150 billion, people familiar with the matter said. The transaction being discussed[…]

As Overloaded Families Turn To Famtech, Funding Follows

From Crunchbase News: The image of how a successful American family with children lives has been engrained over decades by relentless marketing and Hollywood glamorization. The go-to image usually revolves around a lovely home. But of course, there are also lavish-yet-balanced family meals, and a lifestyle complete with vacations, birthday parties, extended family visits, soccer[…]

Wisdom of the Crowd vs. Venture Capital Startup Funding

Pre IPO Swap – 10/16/2022 — Startups are one of the hardest business activities in Capitalism and also one of the most valuable.  Small businesses create the most amount of new jobs, not to mention efficiencies, and new markets.  Raising capital is even harder, when you don’t have a track record or anything to show[…]

Can everdrop scale its plastic-bottle-free cleaning products, as well as build a global brand?

From Tech Crunch Image Credits: Everdrop Household cleaning chemicals in the form of a tablet that can be dissolved in water appear to have given rise to a number of startups. As well as Munich-based startup everdrop, there is also Atmo Home out of Berlin, as well as Grove Collaborative, Blueland, Smol, Spruce, Ocean Saver … the list goes[…]