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  • Social investing site Instavest raises $1.7M in seed funding

    Social investing site Instavest raises $1.7M in seed funding

    Part of YC’s Winter 2015 class, Instavest is a startup trying to turn investing — an activity most of us are used to doing privately — into a social activity. The site launched about a year and a half ago with the goal of helping average retail investors learn from others who have more experience in investing and the stock market. Today the startup announced they closed a… 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

  • StockTwits raises funding, gets new CEO

    StockTwits raises funding, gets new CEO

    It’s like Twitter, but for the stock market. The inventor of the “cash tag,” StockTwits, is announcing some big changes. Armed with an additional $2 million in funding led by Social Leverage, Ian Rosen, co-founder of Even Financial and former general manager at MarketWatch, will be taking the helm as CEO. StockTwits founder Howard Lindzon will be moving into the executive… 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

  • T-Mobile is giving every customer a share of its stock

    T-Mobile is giving every customer a share of its stock

    T-Mobile had another of its un-carrier events today, which now have so many regular giveaways they are starting to look like an episode of Oprah. First, the company announced that every current T-Mobile account holder on a postpaid plan will get one share of common stock in the company, which is currently worth about $43. New qualifying customers will also get one share once they sign up… 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

  • LinkedIn up 5% after beating earnings expectations

    LinkedIn up 5% after beating earnings expectations

    LinkedIn surprised Wall Street on Thursday, with better-than-expected first quarter results. Shares jumped about 5 percent in after-hours trading. The company reported adjusted earnings per share of 74 cents, significantly higher than the expected 60 cents. Revenue for the quarter was $861 million, above the anticipated $828 million and a 35 percent year-over-year increase. This was a… Read More

  • eBay shares rise 5% after beating earnings expectations

    eBay shares rise 5% after beating earnings expectations

    eBay surpassed first quarter earnings expectations when it reported after the bell on Tuesday. Shares ticked up 5% following the announcement. The e-commerce giant brought in $2.1 billion in revenue, when analysts were expecting $2.08 billion. The company also posted an adjusted 47 cents per share, when Wall Street was forecasting 45 cents. eBay also reported quarterly gross merchandise… Read More

  • Simplify your stock-picking process with these apps

    Investing in the stock market made easy — that’s the goal of these apps, which make investing more convenient and help you keep tabs on the market updates. And you don’t have to be a finance whiz to work them. Read More

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    Editas biotech stock drops by 26 percent over CRISPR patent dispute

    Editas biotech stock drops by 26 percent over CRISPR patent dispute

    Gene editing outfit Editas has been one of the most successful tech IPOs of 2016 so far, with shares skyrocketing up 130 percent shortly after the company’s public debut. But the stock has now plummeted nearly 26 percent in after-hours trading over concerns it might not be able to legally use the technology it’s built upon. Some on Twitter believe the drop to be part of a… Read More

  • LinkedIn Tumbles 30% On Earnings Guidance

    LinkedIn Tumbles 30% On Earnings Guidance

    LinkedIn reported fourth quarter earnings after the bell Thursday. While the company beat analyst estimates on both income and revenue, the stock quickly tumbled 27 percent in after-hours trading, due to a disappointing outlook and earnings guidance. The job networking site said that revenue for first quarter of 2016 is expected to be $820 million and adjusted earnings per share will be 55 cents. Read More

  • PayPal Shares Up 6% On Earnings; Revenue Rises 17%

    PayPal Shares Up 6% On Earnings; Revenue Rises 17%

    PayPal reported earnings after the bell Wednesday, and the stock quickly ticked up 6% in after hours trading. The payments company authorized a $2 billion stock repurchase program and reported revenue and earnings that exceeded the company’s full year guidance. PayPal’s fourth quarter adjusted revenue came in at $2.56 billion, up 17% year-over-year. Adjusted net income was… Read More

  • 9 Of The Worst Performing Tech Stocks In 2015

    Who said making money in the stock market is easy? In a year the market was essentially flat, a few tech stocks had a really tough time staying afloat. Companies like Twitter, Groupon, and Yahoo all suffered at the hands of the public markets. Click through to read about nine of the worst performing public technology companies of 2015. And, check out part one which highlighted some of… Read More

  • With RAISE Act, Congress Paves Way For Private Secondary Markets

    With RAISE Act, Congress Paves Way For Private Secondary Markets

    Included within the FAST Act is a section, the Reforming Access for Investments in Startup Enterprises (“RAISE”) Act, which codifies a previously unwritten means through which startup employees, ex-employees, early investors, and other shareholders have been legally allowed to sell their shares. Read More

  • Dell Subsidiary SecureWorks Files To Go Public, Shows Ramping Losses

    Dell Subsidiary SecureWorks Files To Go Public, Shows Ramping Losses

    Today Dell subsidiary SecureWorks filed to go public, showing expanding revenue, and ramping losses. Dell, then a public company, acquired SecureWorks in 2011 for a reported $612 million. TechCrunch reported in October that SecureWorks had filed for an IPO privately. The company’s S-1 filing, released today, fits into that timing. Before we get into the numbers, keep in mind the… Read More

  • 9 Of The Best Performing Tech Stocks In 2015

    In a year when the stock market has essentially been flat, a few tech companies have killed it on the public markets. Companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix created tremendous shareholder value this year, and their public market valuations are showing it. Click through to read about nine of the best performing public technology companies of 2015. And, stay tuned for the next… Read More

  • The True Impact Of The Snapchat Writedown For Entrepreneurs Crunch Network

    The True Impact Of The Snapchat Writedown For Entrepreneurs

    Writing down unicorns benefits everyone. Read More

  • China To Green-Light IPOs Again By Year End

    China To Green-Light IPOs Again By Year End

    China plans to lift its moratorium on IPO listings before the end of the year, the official news agency Xinhua said earlier today. The country had instituted a ban on IPOs back in July, after shares roared along for the first half of the year, bolstered by numerous moves by the Chinese government. Among them, it cut benchmark interest rates, reduced stock market transaction fees and even… Read More

  • The Pure Storage IPO In Context Crunch Network

    The Pure Storage IPO In Context

    Pure Storage has been one of the hottest Silicon Valley enterprise startups for the past several years, sporting a world-class team and having raised capital from some of the top enterprise investors on the planet. The company seems to be doing great, so why wasn’t there a big pop from the last private round and from the IPO? Does it matter? What lessons can we draw from this? Read More