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  • Mall cop robot startup Knightscope is launching a “mini-IPO”

    Mall cop robot startup Knightscope is launching a “mini-IPO”

    Knightscope, the Dalek-like mall security robot startup we’ve mentioned here before has decided to do one of those new crowdsourced “mini-IPOs.” Also referred to as Regulation A+, these types of public offerings for private companies just became legal about a year ago to give startups access to capital from just about anyone. They are basically crowdfunding with… Read More

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    Silicon Valley Bank predicts a 2017 cure for the healthtech investment doldrums

    Silicon Valley Bank predicts a 2017 cure for the healthtech investment doldrums

    Things are looking up for biotech and health device startups wanting to cash in on VC dollars or go public this year. According to Silicon Valley Bank’s latest report on healthcare investments and exits, a conservative 2016 has set up 2017 for a hearty boom. Though biopharma M&A activity declined slightly last year and IPOs declined more than 30 percent, according to the report… Read More

  • Coupa is the latest unicorn to file for an IPO

    Coupa is the latest unicorn to file for an IPO

    It has been a slow year for tech IPOs, but cloud software maker Coupa has publicly filed. This is generally an indication that the company will debut on the stock market in a matter of weeks. The unicorn, whose largest shareholders include Battery Ventures and BlueRun Ventures, plans to list on the Nasdaq under the ticker, “COUP.” The company plans to raise roughly $75 million… Read More

  • Twilio beats expectations with revenue of $64.5M in solid Q2 earnings

    Twilio beats expectations with revenue of $64.5M in solid Q2 earnings

    Twilio, exceeded revenue expectations in Q2 earnings released today after the bell. Immediately share prices increased in after-hours trading before falling back to the market closing price. The cloud-communications company reported revenue of $64.5 million and a loss per share of $0.08. Twilio beat revenue by over 10 percent. Analysts had expected a loss of $0.14 per share on revenue… Read More

  • What’s next for Twilio and its unicorn brethren?

    What’s next for Twilio and its unicorn brethren?

    Brexit. Trump. The Federal Reserve. The world threw nearly everything at Twilio for its untimely IPO. Despite market volatility, the company continues to impress. The week the world met Twilio can only be defined as positive. Unfortunately, the greatest challenges for the company lie ahead. Short Term Herd behavior fuels IPOs. Casual investors often jump in immediately because of the… Read More

  • Signs point to a contraction, but no one’s bursting venture capital’s bubble Crunch Network

    Signs point to a contraction, but no one’s bursting venture capital’s bubble

    Regardless of the economic climate, the real job of any investor is to help entrepreneurs build meaningful companies and technologies. The best investors that we know don’t try to time the market, and neither do the best entrepreneurs. We have to keep at it. Read More

  • Dropbox says it is cash flow positive, in no rush to IPO

    Dropbox says it is cash flow positive, in no rush to IPO

    With a $10 billion valuation, cloud storage business Dropbox is larger than many public companies. But don’t expect an IPO anytime soon, according to CEO Drew Houston. “Nothing right now,” said Houston, when asked if the company was working on a plan to go public. Speaking at Bloomberg’s Technology Conference in San Francisco, Houston said that Dropbox is… Read More

  • Are buyouts the new IPOs?

    Are buyouts the new IPOs?

    Buyouts may replace IPOs as the exit of choice for tech companies in the coming months. This comes as the number of startups unable to exit into a frozen market continues to grow. With only two tech IPOs so far in 2016, and poor market returns for the majority of those already public, companies are turning elsewhere to cash in on their efforts. Just this week, analytics firm QLik was… Read More

  • Will Twilio reopen tech IPO window?

    Will Twilio reopen tech IPO window?

    Twilio, the cloud communications platform, has revealed its IPO filing, signifying that it could enter the public markets as early as next month. If the company ends up going through with its plans, it would likely be just the third tech IPO of the year. This has been the worst year for public offerings since the 2009 recession. Twilio has been rumored to be entering the public markets for… Read More

  • Acacia soars 35% in second tech IPO of the year

    Acacia soars 35% in second tech IPO of the year

    It has been a terrible year for tech IPOs. Until now, only SecureWorks braved the market and it didn’t go well. But Acacia Communications braved the public markets today and outperformed expectations. After pricing its offering at the top of the range at $23 per share, the company soared to above $30 in its first day of trading, yielding a market cap of above $1 billion. Read More

  • What bubble? VCs spent $12 billion on startups in first quarter

    What bubble? VCs spent $12 billion on startups in first quarter

    Venture capitalists will tell you that a lackluster IPO market and struggling tech stocks mean that they are being more cautious, but the data suggests otherwise. Apart from last year, which saw $13.7 billion invested in the first quarter, National Venture Capital Association data shows that the $12.1 billion invested at the beginning of 2016 was the best start to a year since the dot-com boom… Read More