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Canada’s startup market booms alongside hot global VC investment

Canada’s startup industry seems to be benefiting from both domestic and international trends, a wide genre focus and more than one hub. Let’s talk aboot it.

What Robinhood’s warnings about crypto trading say about Coinbase’s near-term future

A decline in consumer interest in the next few months or quarters is not a huge deal, assuming one keeps a long enough perspective and the crypto-infused future that its fans expect comes to pass.

The European VC market is so hot it may skip its summer holiday

Even though Europe has a reputation for lengthy summer vacations, investors don’t expect much -- if any -- slowdown to come in Europe during this sun-drenched quarter.

Robinhood targets IPO valuation up to $35B amid warning that crypto incomes are slipping

Robinhood's huge valuation indicates that its ascent in the last 18 months from breakout unicorn to category-defining upstart is about to be embraced by the public market.

India poised for record VC year as unicorns head for decisive IPOs

India is on pace for a record year of money flowing into its booming startup sector. But as Q3 gets underway, something perhaps even more important is going on in India: public-market liquidity.

Revolut’s 2020 financial performance explains its big new $33B valuation

It's not super stupid to value Revolut far more richly with massively improved gross margins, profitability and more proven revenue growth.

What impact will Apple’s buy now, pay later push have on startups?

The more specialized the BNPL startup, the less likely that Apple's foray into the BNPL space may prove combative; the more general the BNPL player, the more likely that Apple could snag its business.

How to make the math work for today’s sky-high startup valuations

Do low startup revenues compared to their valuations indicate that there are many houses of cards set to fall in time? The answer is maybe, but probably not. Let's discuss why the math can work.

Investors don’t expect the US startup funding market to slow down

What’s driving the venture capital market in the United States to be as hot as it has proven to be? FOMO, plus the constituent belief that trying to time the market is a mistake.

Eat the rich, but let them build rockets in the meantime

Do you really want Bezos tackling child hunger? Do you want Musk trying to expand healthcare access? Do you want Branson to focus on voting rights? Hell no.

Startups have never had it so good

The venture capital market is racing ahead, foot on the gas, middle finger out the window, hair on fire. That’s our read of the Q2 2021 data released thus far.

Circle is a good example of why SPACs can be useful

Circle is the sort of business that is correct for a SPAC-led debut. It could not go public in a traditional manner in its current state of maturity.

Investors find European unicorns reluctant to join SPAC boom

European SPAC creation is modest compared to what’s been going on in the U.S, but it still represents material growth and a new avenue for European tech startups still hungry for exit opportunities.

Will Didi’s regulatory problems make it harder for Chinese startups to go public in the US?

For China-based companies hoping to list in the United States, the market likely just got much, much colder.

Chinese cybersecurity probe validates Didi’s pre-IPO warning to investors

To see Didi get taken to task mere days after its U.S. debut puts a bad taste in our mouths.

As EU venture capital soars, will the region hold onto future IPOs?

We spoke to EY’s Franck Sebag, Osborne Clarke Spain partner David Miranda and Dealroom’s Yoram Wijngaarde to better understand the current IPO market as it relates to European public offerings.

For US and Chinese startups, the IPO market is increasingly a two-tier affair

While many Chinese companies are seemingly struggling to find the demand that they expect for their shares on American exchanges, domestic companies are seeing some opposite results.

Late-stage capital is having a ‘cascading effect’ on European VC activity

We’re taking a look at the early-stage venture capital market, this time through a European lens, helped by a few investors from the continent.

SentinelOne’s upgraded IPO pricing is good news for Tiger, public markets and your local VC

The cybersecurity unicorn raised its IPO price range today. As a heat check on the larger IPO market, it's a thermometer about to explode.

Like the US, a two-tier venture capital market is emerging in Latin America

Mega-rounds are no longer an exception in Latin America; in fact, they have become a trend, with ever-larger rounds being announced over the last few months.
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