Tag: Pinterest

  • Airbnb, Automattic and Pinterest top rank of most acquisitive unicorns

    Jason Rowley As one would expect, these rankings are somewhat different from the one we did two years ago. Several companies counted back in early March 2017 have since graduated to public markets or have been acquired. Who’s gone? Dropbox, which had acquired 23 companies at the time of our last analysis, went public weeks later […]

  • How students are founding, funding and joining startups

    Shawn Xu Young founders who want to start companies while still in school have an increasing number of resources to tap into that exist just for them. Students that want to learn how to build companies can apply to an increasing number of fast-track programs that allow them to gain valuable early stage operating experience. […]

  • Startups Weekly: Even Gwyneth Paltrow had a hard time raising VC

    I spent the week in Malibu attending Upfront Ventures’ annual Upfront Summit, which brings together the likes of Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC’s elite for a two-day networking session of sorts. Cameron Diaz was there for some reason, and Natalie Portman made an appearance. Stacey Abrams had a powerful Q&A session with Lisa Borders, […]

  • The formula behind San Franciscos startup success

    Joanna Glasner Not making money can be the ultimate competitive advantage, if you can afford it. Industry stalwarts lose money, too. Salesforce, with a market cap of $88 billion, has posted losses for the vast majority of its operating history. Square, valued at nearly $20 billion, has never been profitable on a GAAP basis. DocuSign, […]