Advertising Giants Leave Little Room For AdTech Startups And VCs Are Noticing
The concentration of earning power in just a few giant companies, plus other market forces, leads us to the conclusion that venture capital investment into advertising technology startups has already peaked.
Charting The Growth Of Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report
There’s a certain seasonality to release dates. Apple announces new software in the summer and hardware in the autumn. Hollywood, historically, has dumped its cinematic clunkers in January and February. And Mary Meeker, current partner at KPCB and the veritable patron saint of Internet trend reporting, has taken to dropping her reports in early summer.
With Record Highs, Cryptocurrency Traders See Best Month In Recent Memory
Bitcoin, Ethereium, Litecoin, and other blockchain-based digital tokens have rallied sharply in the last month.
Quantifying Startup Funding Inequality For Fun And Profit
A lot of attention has been drawn to the issue of income inequality and the distribution of resources in the US. Here, we’re going to explore the distribution of venture capital funding across a fairly large population of companies. This includes all the technology companies in the United States founded in or after 2003 with at least one recorded round of funding.
Among Companies Founded Since 2004, Unicorns Raised A Fifth Of US Venture Financing
As very cheap capital becomes a thing of the past, VCs and other private investors will simply lack the capital to invest in the huge Series D+ rounds on which the likes of Uber, Airbnb, and others have relied. Now that the tech IPO market is starting to rev up again in the US, relying on private markets is becoming a non-issue.
Here Are The Other Food Tech Startups Juicero’s Investors Have Funded
Juicero has a problem: extracting juice from the packets is as easy as giving the pouch a firm hand squeeze—no $400 squasher needed.
Open Source Software Is Big Business With Big Funding
Although it’s tempting to think that a technology sector predicated on open development and distribution of software would be a lousy place to do business, open source software (OSS) is a surprisingly lucrative industry that has heated up in the last decade.
Google Tests Invite-Only Applicant Tracking Tool “Google Hire” With Select Companies
In a new test, Google has quietly launched an applicant tracking system to a small number of businesses looking to hire talent.
When Do Unicorns Start Acquiring Startups To Fuel Growth?
Startups acquire other companies to grow big fast, but when does that process start? We find out here.
VCs Increasingly Seek Travel Startups As Destination For Investment
Now that the proverbial accommodations pie has expanded beyond traditional hotels, a trend Airbnb and other home-sharing companies have enabled, one wonders what the future is for companies like HotelTonight.
Bringg’s $10 Million Series B Delivers New Capital To Active Logistics Startup Sector
Bringg’s Series B round is just the latest to deliver new venture capital to startups in the logistics, shipping and supply chain management industries.
Computer Vision Sees Continued Interest In Wake Of Acquisition By Intel
Intel’s acquisition of Mobileye marks the third significant M&A event in computer vision in one month. VC investment accelerates.
Unicorns Are A Hungry Lot, But The Appetite for Acquisition is Waning
Which is the most acquisitive unicorn? And have unicorns’ appetite for M&A changed over time?