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Coinbase’s VC Disclosure Underscores Tight Bonds of Crypto Investors
Coinbase signage at the Nasdaq in New York. Photo by Bloomberg.
Coinbase’s public listing documents revealed an unusual set of circumstances for a startup: Its venture arm, Coinbase Ventures, had acquired stakes in a handful of companies partially owned by some of Coinbase’s own major investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures. Such disclosures are the side effect of a growing trend in venture capital. Well-funded...
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Venture Capital Startups
Want a Piece of Stripe and SpaceX? Find an SPV
When Khosla Ventures in February wanted to sell part of its stake in Stripe, one of the hottest private tech companies in the world, the shares ended up being auctioned in an opaque process.
Tech’s Tiger King — The Information’s 411
Cory talks to Kate Clark about the new king of venture capital deals: Tiger Global Management. The New York hedge fund has invested at a rapid pace, at higher and higher valuations.
Data Point Media/Telecom
Despite Digital Focus, More DTC Brands See Value in TV Ads
When major advertisers in industries such as travel abruptly pulled out of their primetime network television spots last March as pandemic lockdowns hit, TV advertising rates fell dramatically.
A Didi Chuxing autonomous car on display in 2019. Photo by Bloomberg.
Exclusive Autonomous Vehicles Asia
Didi Chuxing Aborted $1 Billion Acquisition of Aurora Amid Concerns of U.S. Officials
After defeating Uber in China’s brutal ride-hailing war in 2016, Didi Chuxing had an even more ambitious goal: Win the global race to develop robotaxis.
Box CEO Aaron Levie. Photo by Bloomberg.
The Briefing
The Briefing: Box Tries, Again, to Appease Activist Shareholder
Activist investors generally get favorable treatment from the business media, which likes to portray them as saviors riding in on a horse to rescue shareholders from poor management.
Proton CEO Andy Yen. Image: Proton Technologies
The Big Interview Policy Apple
How ProtonMail Is Fighting Big Tech
Andy Yen and Proton Technologies, the company behind ProtonMail, are having their moment. Seven years after Yen and his co-founders launched the encrypted email app as an alternative to services offered by tech giants like Google and Microsoft, mounting consumer privacy concerns are driving a flood of new users to the company’s platform.