We asked Latin American investors where they are placing their bets, when they think Brazil's IPO window might reopen, how to best pitch them, and more.
We should forget the whole unicorn debate and instead ask: How many startups can reach the $100 million revenue mark for a given period?
Investors are no longer minting nearly two unicorns per day. In fact, we're down to barely more than one new mythical horned horse per week.
The majority of unicorns are valued at less than $2 billion, which makes it likely that most won't keep that status after their next raise.
Given that private equity has been rich for some time, and tech valuations didn't collapse overnight, why haven't we seen more Coupa-esque deals in recent quarters? Because capitulation takes time.
If unicorns are not able to raise as much this year as they did in, say, 2019, how many of the billion-dollar-plus startups are going to survive?
The decline in venture capital into Latin American startups may not prove lethal. However, it may slow the pace at which LatAm economies digitize.
How are companies that reached $1 billion in revenue different from other unicorns that have not yet reached the same scale?
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Provided that you have a memory longer than the average fish, there's nothing to be so scared about. Yet.
Unexited unicorns represent one of the largest pools of paper wealth in the world. And the best companies -- often also the most valuable -- are actually not as overvalued as you might think.
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If Instacart, which was able to raise aggressively during the pandemic, is actually worth a fraction of what investors calculated last year, what about other unicorns?
Even if the force-feeding era of accelerated unicorn creation is crumbling around us, things could be worse.
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French President Emmanuel Macron hopes there will be 100 French unicorns by 2030. Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, 10 homegrown decacorns. But shouldn't we all dream of centaurs instead?
Zendesk agreed to sell itself to an investor collective for $10.2 billion. An 11-figure sale of any company is notable, but in the case of Zendesk, it's not for the reasons you might initially expect.
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"We're not a startup, we're a scaleup." Why would a tech company say that? Let's explore.
The 2020-2021 boom in venture capital totals was, to some degree, a unicorn bonanza.