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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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AirBNB Open Home policy helps evacuees flee from Dorian

AirBNB has a diverse business, most people don’t even know the extent in which they operate in multiple verticals.  Now that Hurricane Dorian is approaching the US, AirBNB has activated their Open Home Policy, see trending thread on this topic: AirBNB has activated their Open Home policy and there are hundreds of free places to[…]

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How CIA-Backed Palantir Is Helping Police Root Out ‘Thought Crimes’

From Zero Hedge August 2019: Palantir’s technology was developed in warzones like Fallujah, where it was used to anticipate roadside bombs and attacks by insurgents. Now, it’s being used on the streets of Los Angeles to root out criminals like something straight out of the movie “Minority Report.” Unsurprisingly, the privately-held tech firm is backed by[…]

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Palantir’s IPO Plans are Just as Secretive as the Company Itself

From Zacks June 2019 Palantir Technologies is a privately-held software and services company that has taken Silicon Valley by storm since its launch back in 2004. It was founded by Peter Thiel, Nathan Gettings, Joe Lonsdale, Stephen Cohen, and Alex Karp (now CEO) with the idea of “creating the world’s best user experience for working with data, one[…]

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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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Wish Raises Series H at $11.2B Valuation After Doubling Revenue in 2018

From Crunchbase News August 2019: Ecommerce startup Wish has reportedly raised $300 million in a confirmed Series H round led by General Atlantic. The financing boosts Wish’s valuation to $11.2 billion post-money compared to a valuation of $8.7 billion following itslast funding round in September 2017, according to General Atlantic. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily Axios’ Dan Primack reported the $300 million figure, which[…]

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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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Fintech Startup MoneyLion Raises $100M Series C, ‘Nears Unicorn Status’

From Crunchbase News July, 2019: Mobile banking platform MoneyLion has raised a $100 million Series C funding round. The amount is more than double the $42 million raised in a Series B just 18 months ago. MoneyLion would not go on the record about its valuation, but sources claim it’s “near unicorn status.” MoneyLion has now raised a total of $227.5[…]

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