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.
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?
"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.
Why are companies that went public via SPACs struggling? Did they catch a headwind from changing market conditions that previously pushed them forward? You bet. But the damage is also self-inflicted.
While the biggest tech companies are taking some lumps, unicorns are collectively raising lots of money and building private-market value.
The IPO market is flatlining at an awkward moment. While private markets remain heavily risk-on, a key avenue for startup exits – and investor liquidity – is seemingly shut. What’s next for IPOs
If it’s possible for a first-time founder to build a billion-dollar company, why don’t we talk about it more often?
Tackle.io, a startup that helps software companies sell through cloud marketplaces such as AWS's, raised a $100 million Series C funding round co-led by Coatue and a16z at a $1.25 billion valuation.
We need a new framework for us to use to sort private-market companies.
The market for crypto-focused investing is growing rapidly. News that Paradigm put together a $2.5 billion fund the other day is a reminder of the scale of funds now available to startups looking to b
We're seeing the quality of tech companies that go public at times decline, leading to more risk available to consumer investors -- not just the professionals.
As policymakers and scholars work out how securities regulation can be used to address climate change, they should not overlook the potentially important role unicorn regulation can play.
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Danny was back, joining Natasha and Alex and Grace and Chri
India is on pace for a record year of money flowing into its booming startup sector. But as Q3 gets underway, something perhaps even more important is going on in India: public-market liquidity.
What we're looking at here is a fintech unicorn IPO. A great way to kick off the week, to be honest, though I'd thought that Robinhood would be the next such debut.
In the middle of a pandemic, Airtable, the low-code startup, has actually had an excellent year. Just the other day, the company announced it had raised $185 million on a whopping $2.585 billion valua
Qumulo, a Seattle storage startup helping companies store vast amounts of data, announced a $125 million Series E investment today on a $1.2 billion valuation. BlackRock led the round with help from H
For a startup valued north of $8 billion, Robinhood's investors are betting that it will quickly scale as a business, something the famous unicorn appears to be doing in recent quarters and years.