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Airbnb’s New Year’s Eve guest volume shows its falling growth rate

Airbnb’s New Year’s Eve guest volume shows its falling growth rate Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. It’s finally 2020, the year that should bring us a direct listing from home-sharing giant Airbnb, a technology company valued at […]

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How many unicorns will exit before the market turns?

How many unicorns will exit before the market turns? Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the grey space in between. Today we’re digging into unicorns: how many will find an exit through an acquisition (selling themselves to a larger company) or an IPO […]

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Exclusive: 2019 HAX report reveals hardware startup trends

Exclusive: 2019 HAX report reveals hardware startup trends Hardware startups are expanding from the world of consumer tech; global hardware accelerator HAX knows this better than most and details the latest trends in its yearly report. One of the most active early-stage hardware investors, the group today released exclusively to TechCrunch its […]

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We Company reportedly mulls slashing its valuation ahead of its initial public offering

We Company reportedly mulls slashing its valuation ahead of its initial public offering The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company formerly known as WeWork is considering slashing its valuation as it looks to woo public market investors. The company is reportedly considering a valuation of somewhere in the $20 billion range […]

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Connected bike and treadmill-maker Peloton files confidentially for IPO

Connected bike and treadmill-maker Peloton files confidentially for IPO Exercise tech darling and service provider Peloton has filed for IPO with a confidential draft submission of its S-1 statement to the SEC on Wednesday. The company announced the news in a press release, and did not disclose the terms of its initial […]

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Startups Weekly: Will the real unicorns please stand up?

Startups Weekly: Will the real unicorns please stand up? Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a newsletter published every Saturday that dives into the week’s noteworthy venture capital deals, funds and trends. Before I dive into this week’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about the sudden […]

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Big revenues, huge valuations and major losses: charting the era of the unicorn IPO

Big revenues, huge valuations and major losses: charting the era of the unicorn IPO Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Some reassuring data for those worried unicorns are wrecking the Bay Area From lab-grown meat to fermented fungus, here’s what corporate food VCs are serving up We can make charts […]

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No, Go-Jek isn’t valued at $10 billion… yet

No, Go-Jek isn’t valued at billion… yet Southeast Asian media is ablaze with discussion of the latest “decacorn” — $10 billion-valued startup — in the region after Go-Jek reportedly hit the milestone, but the Indonesia-based company is being prematurely anointed. Two sources close to Go-Jek told TechCrunch that the ride-hailing firm’s current […]

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To get big faster, younger unicorns start buying startups sooner

To get big faster, younger unicorns start buying startups sooner In the name of getting big quick, it seems like some of the most valuable private tech companies are turning to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as a way to accelerate business growth. So-called “unicorns”—privately-held technology companies which achieve billion-dollar valuations sometime before […]

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Redefining dilution

Redefining dilution Eric Paley Contributor Eric Paley is a managing partner at Founder Collective. More posts by this contributor The plague of rationalization Learning to embrace conflict as a part of startup culture Everyone generally agrees that dilution should be avoided. VCs insist on pro-rata rights to avoid the dreaded “D” word. […]

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