Market Analysis

GOP’s war on ESG could come back to bite it

Barring investment in ESG initiatives is not just counterproductive and dangerous — it’s fiscally foolish.

Platforms beware: Politics won’t save you from antitrust legislation

Usually, the number of times a major policy issue receives bipartisan support is between none and zero. But in this case, each party has an axe to grind.

The US venture capital slowdown doesn’t look that bad

New Q3 2022 data from PitchBook on venture capital aggregates in the U.S. make it a bit hard to square reality with the leading narrative.

Startups and VCs are increasingly embracing the federal government. Here’s why

Enterprise startups are increasingly turning their attention to landing the federal government as a customer -- and VCs are all-in.

Is it time for Elon Musk to find a Tim Cook for Tesla?

The answer to whether Elon Musk should abandon the Tesla CEO post probably depends on your view of the company's prototype robot, Optimus.

Crypto adoption skyrockets in Middle East and North Africa due to favorable economic climate

Crypto markets grew the most in the Middle East and North Africa in 2022 due to economic incentives and regulation.

How expensive is Elon’s Twitter buy?

Here's what happens if you force a company to accept your bid, and then later have to close the deal after the stock market has sold off. 

Mobileye IPO warns of potential potholes in the road to autonomous driving

Ahead of its IPO, Mobileye notes it has benefited from its first-mover advantage but now faces a proliferating number of rivals worldwide.

The changing cloud landscape: From observability to optimization

Optimization is the next big thing in cloud management, because organizations will continue to look for ways to cut costs, and optimization tooling offers a clear solution.

Yeah, no, most VCs still don’t really care about your path to profitability

Despite many VCs saying they were going to focus on startups with good underlying business fundamentals, they still favor growth.

Crypto losses total $428M in Q3, down 36% from previous quarter

Crypto "losses” from hacks and fraud continued to decline in the third quarter, Immunefi’s Crypto Losses Q3 report shows.

Wireless power company Emrod beams 550 W across an Airbus warehouse

The European Space Agency and Airbus teamed up with New Zealand-based startup Emrod to demonstrate a wireless power transfer system last week.

Edtech’s honeymoon might be over, but expect a second boom

Learning is something we all do from our earliest days to our final years, and the breadth of edtech is beginning to reflect this truth, and so is the startup and investment landscape.

3 takeaways from the Poshmark-Naver deal

Let's chat through the Naver-Poshmark deal's numbers and consider how the late-2022 M&A market differs from that of mid-2021.

Let’s not defend Kim Kardashian for shilling crypto

Rather than an unfairly targeted outlier, count Kim Kardashian as the first of many celebrities who should start facing the consequences of their actions.

I will defend the $700M fizzy water

Liquid Death is more than simply bougie water. It comes with built-in liquidity, ensuring that its investors won't be parched on the deal.

Why aren’t we seeing more aggressive SaaS M&A?

With public stock valuations way down, it's surprising we aren't seeing more aggressive M&A activity from acquisitive companies and private equity alike.

The unicorn funding slump is worse than you thought

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 biological theory that explains why investors are bullish on fusion

Investors are betting large amounts of money on fusion. Here's why they're so confident the technology has banished the ghosts of its past.

Form Bio says now is the time to launch — despite cooling software sales

Form Bio was incubated within Colossal Biosciences and now is hoping to bring its workflow systems to other computational biology companies.
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