Here’s why ServiceNow’s stock soared in a week of dismal tech earnings reports
In a quarter of downright horrible earnings reports, ServiceNow stuck out with a positive report that got investors excited.
Ghanaian fintech SecondSTAX allows investors to access capital markets outside their countries, raises $1.6M
African capital markets exist in silos, as various exchanges within the continent are often inaccessible to investors outside their home countries. For instance, a South African investor who wants to
How investors can still get strong returns from late-stage tech startups
For investors, now is a good time to start seeing the opportunities while also protecting themselves against potential risks down the line.
What does the SEC’s warning shot at crypto mean?
"Speculation of a broader crackdown on digital assets as an industry has been coming for years. The truth is, if the Feds wanted this industry regulated — it would be."
Snap stock is getting obliterated
Investors in social media company Snap are reeling this afternoon as the stock has endured a bit of a meltdown following its release of Q2 earnings yesterday. The stock price is down nearly 40% for th
Here’s how to protect your equity if you get laid off
Investing a small amount of time to figure out what you want to do can potentially lead to a life-changing sum of money.
London fails to retain Atlassian as it heads stateside in search of a ‘broader set’ of investors
Despite multiple overtures by the British government to woo tech companies and keep the largest ones from defecting to the U.S., the latest example of the failure of this policy comes with the news th
4 negotiation points startup founders must focus on in a down market
As founders bend over backward to get backing, legal due diligence can sometimes go overlooked.
Robinhood almost imploded during the GameStop meme stock chaos
The House Committee on Financial Services released a report late last week offering a harrowing glimpse inside Robinhood during the frenzy around Gamestop stock early last year. The stock trading and
Late-stage tech companies must do right by their employees: Reassess your 409A valuations
Though it may seem counterintuitive, a lowered valuation could reap benefits for your employees and your company’s recruitment efforts.
Deal terms look different in a downturn. Here’s what to watch out for
The last decade has been pretty friendly to startup founders at the deal table. Who needs dilution protection when the market is steadily going up and to the right?
The stock-market impact of Apple’s WWDC keynote
You might think that the substance of what Apple announces matters to folks buying and selling its shares on any given day, but it mostly doesn't.
Robinhood to let users lend out their shares in its attempt to diversify revenue
Trading platform Robinhood is launching a feature that will allow its users to lend out their stocks in hopes of earning passive, recurring income from borrowers, the company announced today. Robinhoo
Amazon stock plunges to two-year low following first-quarter loss
Amazon stock plunged to a two-year low as shares slid as much as 12% on Friday morning after the company reported its first-quarter results yesterday. The company reported a loss of $3.84 billion, or
Robinhood to lay off 9% of full-time employees
Robinhood’s layoff announcement comes days before the company is expected to report its Q1 2022 financial performance.
Cram downs are a character test for VCs and founders
For common shareholders (employees, advisers and previous investors), a cram-down round is a big middle finger, as it comes with reverse split.
Survival tips for startup founders living through their first market correction
For founders, the gyrations of the stock market, the resulting correction in public market tech stocks, and the inevitable impact on private company fundraising might seem disheartening.
How quickly do enterprise tech firms need to grow to satisfy today’s investors?
A half-dozen enterprise stocks reported earnings, but with the world in turmoil this week, the stock market gave them kind of a rough reception.
3 keys that unlock data-driven fundraising
For founders and startup teams looking to become more data-driven in their approach to fundraising, the following steps are a good place to start.
Egyptian investment app Thndr nabs $20M from Tiger Global, Prosus Ventures and others
The MENA region has about 400 million people with $500 billion in annual savings. But as a relatively young population, most of them have minimal equity market and investment exposure. Replicating the