Tag: sequoia capital

  • In venture capital, its still the age of the unicorn

    Howie Xu At the time, the piece defined a new breed of startup — the $1 billion privately held company. When Lee did her first count, there were 39 “unicorns”; an improbable, but not impossible number.. Today, the once-scarce unicorn has become a global herd with 376 companies on the roster and counting. But the […]

  • VCs say Silicon Valley isnt the gold mine it used to be

    In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying capital outside the Bay Area more than ever before. High-profile entrepreneurs and investors, Peter Thiel, for example, have left. Rising […]

  • Eventbrite is reportedly going public in the second half of this year

    Eventbrite, the 12-year-old, San Francisco-based event-planning company, has filed confidentially for an IPO and plans to go public later this year, according to a new report in the WSJ. The company’s lead underwriters are Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase & Co., it says. The offering must seem a long time in coming for Eventbrite founders […]

  • Confirmed: Sequoia has already secured three-quarters of what will be an $8 billion global fund

    Sequoia Capital, the 46-year-old venture firm, has secured $6 billion in capital commitments for an $8 billion global fund, according to a new report in the Financial Times. The report echoes a late April piece in The Wall Street Journal that reported Sequoia investors had already committed “roughly” $6 billion to the new fund. A […]

  • 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, […]

  • Q1 2018 global diversity investment report: Investing trends in female founders

    Gené Teare Overall, the money invested into companies with at least one female founder represents just nine percent of venture dollars invested in Q1 2018. That is one percentage point below Q1 2017’s 10 percent result. The second, third and fourth quarters of 2017 all presented higher percentages, as well: 14, 15 and 15 percent […]