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Not a single unicorn has gone public since late September, but a number of companies are looking at 2020 for their debuts.
Bill Gurley
Legendary investor Bill Gurley wants to blow up IPOs and replace them with direct listings.
The concept of direct listings have gained notoriety on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, but how do they stack up against traditional IPOs?
VC-backed ghost kitchens could be the next big factor in the food delivery wars. Here's a tally of companies and investors in the space.
Canadian
The Canadian venture capital market in Q3 recorded the largest amount of capital invested in a single quarter since 2013. More than C$2.4 billion ($1.78 billion) was invested in Canadian startups across 126 deals during the third quarter, according to a report from the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. The amount invested in […]
Healthcare AI funding in Q3 surpassed its previous record, which was set last quarter. Venture funding into healthcare AI startups topped $1.5 billion across 103 deals during the third quarter, according to a recent report from CB Insights on the state of the healthcare market. Healthcare AI deals in Q3 raked in more than double […]
transportation, traffic, cars, commute
In a push for self-driving cars, funding for autonomous vehicles is expected to nearly quadruple by 2030. In addition, the micromobility industry could double by 2025.
Concert, event, crowd, party, event marketing,
To this day, many organizations still use a hodgepodge of outdated tools and Excel spreadsheets to manage their corporate events. That’s surprising because about 22 percent of marketing budgets at B2B companies are spent on professional events, such as user conferences and tradeshows, according to the annual “2019 State of IT” report on IT budget […]
Venture capitalists were upbeat about the value of the Silicon Valley-based companies they funded in Q3 2019. The average share price increase for private companies raising venture capital rose to 88 percent in Q3, compared to 77 percent in the second quarter, according to a report from Fenwick & West. This was the largest increase […]
Alphabet’s entry into the asset class foreshadows a potential disruption that will force investors to choose between betting on tech or being disrupted themselves.
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