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Longtime VC Todd Chaffee of IVP says late-stage scene is now ‘M&A world’

Longtime VC Todd Chaffee of IVP says late-stage scene is now ‘M&A world’ Todd Chaffee has long been one of the most senior members of the late-stage venture firm Institutional Venture Partners. Chaffee joined IVP in 2000 after logging six years at Visa, and went on to lead rounds in numerous prominent […]

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Stocks partially reverse last week’s slide in early-morning trading

Stocks partially reverse last week’s slide in early-morning trading Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq have reversed course after a week of losses. The Dow was up 570.50 points to 25,979.86 and the Nasdaq was up 112.96 to 8680.33 near midday trading. The two major bellwethers of investor sentiment […]

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Did unicorns like Lyft and Uber wait too long?

Did unicorns like Lyft and Uber wait too long? It was several years ago, at a tech conference in Laguna Beach, Ca., that the venture capitalist Bill Gurley issued one of what would become repeated warnings that startups were staying private too long. Comparing companies that refuse to go public to undergrads […]

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Pluralsight pops more than 30% in its public debut

Pluralsight pops more than 30% in its public debut Pluralsight is having a pretty good day in its debut as a public company, with its shares popping more than 30% after its first trade following its IPO. There’ll be a little bit of debate as to whether Pluralsight might have left some […]

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Lessons from cybersecurity exits

Lessons from cybersecurity exits Mahendra Ramsinghani Contributor Mahendra Ramsinghani is the founder of Secure Octane, a Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity seed fund. More posts by this contributor Is Symantec getting ready to buy Splunk? Can the security community grow up? To: [email protected] Subject: Lessons from cybersecurity exits Dear F0und3r: What a month this […]

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Rackspace may reportedly go public again after a $4.3B deal took it private in 2016

Rackspace may reportedly go public again after a .3B deal took it private in 2016 Rackspace, which was taken private in a $4.3 billion deal in August 2016 by private equity firm Apollo Global Management, is reportedly in consideration for an IPO by the firm, according to a report by Bloomberg. The […]

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Stitch Fix gets a pop in its public trading debut

Stitch Fix gets a pop in its public trading debut  Stitch Fix revised where it would price its IPO lower last night ahead of trading, and it looks like it helped approach the right sweet spot as a result when it made its debut today. The company saw around a 15% pop […]

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Database provider MongoDB has filed to go public

Database provider MongoDB has filed to go public  MongoDB, a database software company based in New York, has filed to go public with the Securities and Exchange Commission as it continues to burn a ton of cash despite its revenue almost doubling year-over-year. The company, which provides open-source database software that became […]

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Blue Apron is having a really bad day

Blue Apron is having a really bad day  Things are not going so well for Blue Apron this morning after reporting its second-quarter earnings (its first earnings report ever), and the stock is crashing as a result of it. The company’s stock is down more than 14% on the earnings report, which […]

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Blue Apron sees some signs of life as it pulls back its marketing engine

Blue Apron sees some signs of life as it pulls back its marketing engine  Amid the ever-present specter of Amazon, Blue Apron reported its second-quarter earnings today — where it showed a mixed performance for Wall Street, but also some small much-needed improvements in certain metrics. The biggest drag on the company […]

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