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Mutual funds that invest in private tech companies are surprisingly good at predicting what a tech company will be worth when it goes public, an analysis of recent IPOs shows. The finding undercuts criticism leveled at mutual funds by tech executives, who have said the estimates bear little relation to the value of their companies.
A review of 18 tech companies that went public in the last ...
Venture capitalist Bob Ackerman doesn’t want to compete for funding deals. Instead, the founder of VC firm AllegisCyber is taking a new approach. He looks for gaps in the cybersecurity market and creates companies to fill them.
Mr. Ackerman co-founded a company two years ago called DataTribe, which looks for problems it believes aren’t being solved in cybersecurity or data science. ...
Eight of the biggest venture capital firms, including Benchmark Capital, Union Square Ventures and General Catalyst, named their first female partners in the past 16 months. Those hires helped slightly increase women’s representation in the upper ranks of venture capital, as The Information reported Monday.
Today, we are profiling the new female partners these firms hired, demonstrating ...
The proportion of women in decision-making positions at the most prominent venture capital firms inched up to nearly 15% last year from roughly 11% in 2016. Black representation rose marginally. That’s according to the results of a survey conducted by The Information and VC firm Social Capital, our third since 2015.
The VC industry remains predominantly male and white. But ...
Mention China and technology and two companies probably spring to mind: Alibaba and Tencent. It is hard not to marvel at the seamless integration of consumption, financing, communication and more into one app, or the vast consumer sales that result. But tech companies and investors outside China might be better off looking at the experience of two non-tech firms, Anbang Insurance and CEFC ...
Since Wang Xing founded Meituan as a Groupon clone eight years ago, he has transformed the startup into a one-of-a-kind online services marketplace valued at $30 billion. Now, in his quest to become the next king of China's Internet, he is going head-to-head with China’s biggest and best-funded tech companies, including Alibaba and Didi Chuxing.
In his first interview with a Western ...
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