• Why unicorns falter Crunch Network

    Why unicorns falter

    In early February 2016, a study of financing deals reported by The Wall Street Journal found that investors are increasingly protecting themselves from IPOs that don’t perform as expected. This fallout is a continuation of the demise of the so-called “unicorn,” a tech startup with a pre-IPO valuation of over one billion dollars. Read More

  • Beyond Tech IPOs Crunch Network

    Beyond Tech IPOs

    Technology darlings like Uber, Pinterest and Airbnb may be taking their time on the way to exit, but that doesn’t mean IPOs aren’t happening. They’re alive and well in the consumer space — from food brands to premium pet food and retail establishments. So why are these companies pursuing IPOs — and finding success in the markets — while tech companies… Read More

  • Anatomy Of An Undisclosed Investment Or Exit

    Anatomy Of An Undisclosed Investment Or Exit

    In this post, I’ll attempt to scratch beneath the surface a little and explore the story behind the undisclosed investment or exit. It will draw on conversations with investors and founders who have been directly involved in multiple funding rounds, acquisitions and exits, all of whom agreed to be as candid as possible for the purpose of this article and on the strict condition of anonymity. Read More

  • Stock Photography Service Shutterstock Files For IPO, Plans To Raise Up To $115 Million

    Stock Photography Service Shutterstock Files For IPO, Plans To Raise Up To $115 Million

    The online stock photography service Shutterstock filed its plans for an initial public offering today. The company plans to list its stock on the New York Stock Exchange. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering haven’t been decided yet, but the company’s S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) notes that it plans to raise… Read More

  • Ancestry.com Acquires Archives.com For $100 Million

    Ancestry.com Acquires Archives.com For $100 Million

    Utah-based genealogy site Ancestry.com just announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Silicon Valley-based startup Inflection to acquire its competitor Archives.com for $100 million is cash and assumed liabilities. Inflection’s other product, people search public records site PeopleSmart, is not part of this acquisition. A number of Archive.com’s employees… Read More