valuation

  • Delivery Hero’s valuation surpasses $5B following successful IPO

    Delivery Hero’s valuation surpasses $5B following successful IPO

    Delivery Hero’s valuation topped $5 billion after the food delivery firm went public in a listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange. The listing, announced earlier this month, came at a €25.50 share price, at the top of its pricing range. The share price quickly rose to reach as high as €26.90 — or up 5.5 percent — on the first day of trading, according to Bloomberg. Read More

  • Crunch Report | 20 People Fired at Uber

    Bozoma Saint John leaves Apple for Uber, 20 people get fired at Uber over sexual harassment, Amazon discounts Amazon Prime for the less fortunate and Pinterest passes a $12 billion valuation. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Everyone got into the tech M&A game in 2016

    Everyone got into the tech M&A game in 2016

    Neither public markets nor tech giants offered any solace in 2016 for the ever-growing list of private unicorns. There are 180 tech companies circling the runway with valuations over $1 billion, the most in history. While interest in an all-expenses paid trip to the NYSE valuation guillotine was at an all-time low, non-traditional Fortune 500 companies did pluck a lucky few from the skies at… Read More

  • Anti-aging pill startup Elysium Health inks at least $20 million in Series B funding

    Anti-aging pill startup Elysium Health inks at least $20 million in Series B funding

    Elysium Health markets a pill formulated with ingredients it says will keep you feeling young and, according to a source close to the matter and documents obtained by TechCrunch, the startup has closed on $20 million in Series B financing at what we’re told is a $157 million valuation led by General Catalyst and participation from an ARCH Venture Partners investor. Reached for… Read More

  • Context is key for valuations Crunch Network

    Context is key for valuations

    For most of the past five years, investors in software companies prized revenue growth above all else. Investors were more than willing to overlook near-term profitability (or lack thereof) in favor of an acute focus on growth. As a result, entrepreneurs were encouraged to invest in building massive sales teams as quickly as possible to accelerate revenue growth, regardless of the cost. Read More

  • Valuation metrics show weakening for the fourth straight quarter

    Valuation metrics show weakening for the fourth straight quarter

    The law firm Fenwick & West quietly released its third-quarter venture capital survey this past Friday, and its findings aren’t exactly shocking. At the same time, they hint at problems to come for some startups. The survey, which analyzed the valuations and terms of financings for 149 Bay Area companies that raised capital in the third quarter, showed that 71 percent of those… Read More

  • Determining the worth of your SaaS company Crunch Network

    Determining the worth of your SaaS company

    The opaque, confusing and highly volatile practice of valuing a private SaaS business is frustrating for entrepreneurs and investors alike. Furthermore, the lack of transparency adds a tremendous amount of friction to a capital raise or the sale of a company. The reality is, it’s not all that hard to get a quick read on your SaaS company’s valuation. Read More

  • Palantir acquires data visualization startup Silk

    Palantir acquires data visualization startup Silk

    Silk‘s co-founder and CEO, Salar al Khafaji, announced today that private data analytics unicorn Palantir would be acquiring the company. The transaction appears to be an acqui-hire, with members of the Silk team directly joining Palantir in new roles. Founded in 2010, Silk helps data journalists, activists, NGOs and businesses produce data visualizations in the cloud without the need… 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