More expensive than ever to become unicorn in US
In addition to a stable initial round of financing, the median unicorn financing round has held relatively steady for years now, shifting between $130 million and $175 million since 2015.
Indian-origin entrepreneur's startup leads London fintech boom
Among fintech investment deals on a global level, London has taken top spot in...
Silicon Valley’s mantra of spend big, grow fast? It’s changing.
The nascent change is being driven by the stumbles of some high-profile “unic...
Peter Thiel missed out on China. Now he’s betting on patriotism
A persistent view Thiel has held is that China doesn’t make it easy for foreigners to buy a stake in the country’s prosperity.
How two college dropouts made $860 million fortune by age 23
Brex, which launched its first product last year, has become a fintech darling, catapulting its founders into the ranks of the richest entrepreneurs, on paper at least.
Big corporates back crypto 'plumbing' despite currency caution
Bitcoin slumped by three-quarters last year after nearing a record of $20,000 in its frenzied 2017 bubble.
India among top destinations for London tech firms: Report
India, while ranked fourth in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) into London, created 5,310 jobs – ahead of second-ranked Germany with 1,911 jobs and third-ranked Australia with 1,526 jobs.
Oyo's Ritesh Agarwal finds backing from Mizuho, Nomura
Japanese financial groups to fund Oyo founder’s $2-billion share purchase plan.
Who's getting richer from Uber’s massive IPO?
There are dozens of other significant investors who have stakes less than 5%, the cut-off that requires public disclosure.
SpaceX's valuation climbs to $25 billion with new funding round
SpaceX is poised to become the third-most valuable venture-backed startup in the U.S., after Uber Technologies Inc. and Airbnb Inc., PitchBook said.
Meet the 27-year-old Ankiti Bose running a nearly $1 billion fashion startup
Zilingo's journey had begun in December 2014 when Bose, then an analyst at Sequoia India, chatted with a neighbour at a Bengaluru party.
Challenges for Indian startups: Sustain growth, be profitable, create real businesses
“From a signalling point of view being a unicorn is great,” says K Ganesh, copromoter GrowthStory, a venture building platform. Often, becoming a unicorn is as easy as convincing investors that you have a model that works!
Everybody wants to be the next Elon Musk
A ground-breaking in Shanghai attended by Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk last week marked what will become the first factory in the nation entirely owned by a foreign automaker.
Is podcast the latest trend amongst millennials in India?
The year 2015 was also when the Indian market came to the notice of Audioboom, a UK-headquartered company that hosts, distributes and helps monetise podcasts.
Only 10 people have applied for Obama-era startup visa
A big reason for the shortfall is that the year-old programme has been constantly under assault since the election of President Donald Trump.
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