The origin story of BlackBird, a startup that links travelers to planes and commercial pilots through an app, didn’t begin with air travel. It was prompted by car sickness. BlackBird CEO and fou
Airbnb to purchase HotelTonight, a hotel-booking app last valued at $463 million.
It takes a lot more than a good idea and the right timing to build a billion-dollar company. Talent, focus, operational effectiveness and a healthy dose of luck all play a part.
Plus, Pinterest is going public too, Lyft's IPO is imminent and London is home to the largest pre-seed fund ever.
Instagram is threatening to attack Pinterest just as it files to go public the same way the Facebook-owned app did to Snapchat. Code buried in Instagram for Android shows the company has prototyped an
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The visual search engine has confidentially submitted paperwork to the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering slated for later this year, the WSJ reports.
It’s not often that you hear about a startup from Singapore with ambitions to expand to the U.S, but that’s exactly the goal for event booking service Delegate. Founded in August 2015, th
Young founders who want to start companies while still in school have an increasing number of resources to tap into that exist just for them.
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This week in startups: Celebrities mingle with VCs at the Upfront Summit, Pinterest preps banks for IPO and Sam Altman has a grand new idea.
Pinterest, the nearly nine-year-old, San Francisco-based site known for the images and links that its users post about everything from wedding to beauty trends, has hired Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Ch
We explore the government shutdown's connection to tech IPOs, recount the demise of a well-funded AR project and introduce readers to an AI-enabled self-checkout shopping cart in this week's startups
The weeks-long government shutdown may have lasting effects on the IPO market.
New analysis pegs the ride-hailing giant's initial market cap at around $90 billion, $14 billion higher than its latest private valuation and a whole $30 billion lower than early estimates from Wall S
‘Twas the night before Xmas, and all through the house, not a feature was stirring from the designer’s mouse . . . Not Twitter! Not Uber, Not Apple or Pinterest! On Facebook! On Snapchat!
Five unicorn IPOs we can expect to witness in the year ahead that no one's talking about.
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It was several years ago, at a tech conference in Laguna Beach, Calif., that the venture capitalist Bill Gurley issued one of what would become repeated warnings that startups were staying private too