interest rates

Navigating 2024: The impact of interest rate plateau on financial startups

The rise in interest rates has primarily influenced the shift to a more challenging environment for startups over the past 18 months.

Was tech’s ‘bull run’ simply a temporary surge?

Several factors converged to help Instacart, Arm and Klaviyo to go public, but those trends have largely reversed — we may not see more IPOs for some time.

Cooling inflation in the US brings slight relief to tech valuations

New U.S. inflation data is augmenting tech stocks, helping shares of cloud companies reach prices they haven't been close to for nearly a year.

Why software valuations could drop more if things don’t change soon

If you feel cloud and software stocks should not trade for less than their historical average, then you have cause to cheer. But is that a valid perspective?

Will rising interest rates decimate startup valuations?

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The era of ultra-rich software valuations could be behind us

Put simply: If the tech companies with the richest valuations were dragged closer to a 20x multiple, it would slash the worth of nearly every tech company, period.

Some of the biggest names in private equity think this go-go market has another year or two (at least)

Earlier today, as part of a private event, this editor was afforded the opportunity to talk with some of the biggest names in the world of private equity, including Carlyle co-founder David Rubenstein

Tech will lead to new sub-prime crunch

In October 2016, two leading P2P platforms in the U.S. -- Lending Club and Prosper -- announced a new increase in interest rates for lower-grade loans. The decision was made in order to sustain invest

Janet Yellen eats the world

In a world economy with slow growth and increased uncertainty, policymakers have had two sources for hope -- the tech industry and low interest rates. Could it be these goals are at odds?

IPO on horizon, subprime lending startup Elevate adds $545M in credit from Victory Park Capital

With an IPO on the horizon, subprime lender Elevate will have an additional $545 million credit faculty to support its growing customers. Elevate’s niche right now is providing loans to borrow

Will the Bubble Burst? Ask Your Cabbie

There are too many headlines and articles about bubbles, market crashes, negative interest rates and venture-backed unicorns. Why write one more? Because I believe there is a much more pragmatic way t

Interest Rates And Rating Interest

The tech and venture corners of the universe are large and rising. There are more people in the business and more people interested in the business than usual. Perhaps more than at any other time, the

The Long Fall

Why would the fun stop? Despite the economy of the United States posting anemic growth in the aftermath of the 2007-8 economic crisis, its stock markets are trading near record highs in some cases, an