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May 12, 2020

Forge CEO says it's 'a company with unprecedented data' after $160M SharesPost acquisition

On Tuesday, Forge acquired SharesPost in a $160 million dollar deal. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi discuss the deal with Forge CEO Kelly Rodriques in an exclusive interview. They also discuss the state of the IPO and M&A market.
May 12, 2020

SharesPost And Forge Global To Merge

Private securities marketplaces SharesPost and Forge Global will be merging, the companies announced Tuesday.
June 20, 2019

Slack Hustles to Avoid Day One Pop as Next Unicorn to List

As 2019’s bumper crop of initial public offerings either languishes or wildly exceeds expectations, Slack Technologies Inc. is taking a route to the trading floor that it hopes will yield a much more boring outcome.
June 20, 2019

Slack makes its public debut by going off-script with direct offering

Slack joined the ranks of tech unicorns embarking on public life, beating expectations with its trading debut — without the trappings or fanfare of a traditional IPO.
June 20, 2019

Slack stock surges at debut, values company at more than $23 billion

Shares of Slack Technologies Inc, the fast-growing workplace messaging and communication platform, soared nearly 50% in their public trading debut on Thursday, valuing the company at more than $23 billion.
May 31, 2019

Why it’s bad for investors when companies like Uber wait too long to go public

Tech companies such as Uber (UBER) are waiting too long to go public, suggests ANGI Homeservices (ANGI) CEO Brandon Ridenour.
May 13, 2019

How Uber will move forward, regain buyers’ interest

Uber is looking to rebound after its disappointing debut at the NYSE. Alejandro Ortiz, Principal Analyst at SharesPost, joins Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi with his insight.
May 9, 2019

Uber IPO Will Determine Whether Company Is Another Lyft or a Hot Tech Stock

“It’s been a blockbuster year,” said Alejandro Ortiz, principal analyst at SharesPost. And there’s more to come.
April 19, 2019

Pinterest Soars in Debut in 2019's Second-Biggest U.S. IPO

Today’s opening pop in the shares of Zoom and Pinterest suggests that investors are not looking at ‘risky’ unicorns as a group, but instead are valuing each company on their merits,” Alejandro Ortiz, principal analyst at SharesPost Inc.
April 18, 2019

Is It Better to Invest in Tech Unicorns Before They Go Public? ICYMI

The SharesPost U.S. Private Growth Index rose 10.9% in the fourth quarter of 2018, while the S&P 500 fell 14% and the Dow Jones Tech Index fell 17%.
April 11, 2019

Uber reveals strong growth, huge losses ahead of IPO

“They’re showing that they’re capable of controlling their costs, which has been a concern of ride sharing companies in general,” said SharesPost analyst Alejandro Ortiz. “That’s a sign that will be looked on favorably in the next few weeks.”
April 8, 2019

SharesPost Appoints Bonnie Hyun As Head of Platform Solutions and Strategy

SharesPost, the leading provider of liquidity to the private growth asset class, today announced that Bonnie Hyun has been named Managing Director and Head of Platform Solutions and Strategy.
April 7, 2019

Why Uber could be a better bet than Lyft

Lyft (LYFT) may have been the first major tech IPO of 2019, but five analysts Yahoo Finance spoke with indicate ride-hailing rival Uber may be a better investment when the company goes public later this year.
April 4, 2019

Ripple’s bid to disrupt the payments sector

Founded by Chris Larsen and Jed McCaleb in 2012, Ripple is the one of the first companies to successfully provide a practical application of the blockchain technology.
March 29, 2019

Lyft IPO: Shares pop, end day up 8.7 percent

Leading the 2019 caravan of Bay Area tech unicorns to go public, Lyft saw its shares soar nearly 21 percent early Friday, extending the momentum of one of the most successful tech IPOs in years.
March 26, 2019

Uber to acquire Middle East competitor Careem for $3.1B

“After taking steps to reduce operational risk abroad through a series of divestitures, Uber appears to be reverting back to aggressive expansion,” said Alejandro Ortiz, research analyst for financial firm SharesPost. “Though our recent analysis of the global ridesharing industry places Careem at holding under 1 percent of the global market, it operates in markets with the largest growth potential.”
February 21, 2019

Postmates seeks to deliver in its public debut

Postmates is entering the final leg of its journey to an IPO.
February 15, 2019

Uber Faces Off Against Lyft in Closely Watched Race to Go Public

Uber and Lyft are going public soon. But between the two, there are key differences in their capital structures, and share classes, that investors need to consider.
January 10, 2019

Security Token Trades on Regulated Platform in Market First

A regulated alternative trading system (ATS) has facilitated a secondary trade of security tokens on a blockchain in a milestone for the development of this market.
December 28, 2018

Stampede of the ‘decacorns’: Here are the big-name startups preparing for 2019 IPOs — MarketWatch

Highly valued tech companies have taken a beating at the end of 2018, but a group of high-profile private companies are about to give Wall Street a new valuation test in 2019.
December 6, 2018

Lyft files IPO documents with US securities regulator

Lyft, the smaller US rival to Uber, is racing ahead with plans to list shares early next year.
November 1, 2018

7 Ways Tokenizing Traditional Assets Will Launch Security Tokens To Main Street In 2019

It may be hard to believe now, but the securitization of non-liquid assets – venture capital funds, real estate, precious metals, currency, art, sports teams – is likely to be one of the biggest stories of 2019 and beyond.
October 17, 2018

Uber fares well with junk bond

Ride hailing company Uber Technologies has increased the size of its closely guarded debut high-yield bond, a deal widely seen as a stepping stone to a potential initial public offering.
October 15, 2018

Five Reasons Why Many More Unicorns Are On The Way

Recession or no recession, many more unicorns will emerge over the next few years thanks to mega VC funds and plenty of dry powder.
October 12, 2018

Anaplan launches a $263.5 million IPO

Anaplan is apparently fearless, pricing its $263.5 million IPO late Thursday at the high end of its pricing range, with plans to begin trading today on the New York Stock Exchange – two days after the tech blood bath on Wall Street.
October 10, 2018

Anaplan IPO Interest Grows As Cloud Software Company Raises Price Range

Cloud-based software company Anaplan (PLAN) on Wednesday raised the price target for its initial public offering as it collects strong interest from institutional investors.
October 9, 2018

Well-positioned cloud analytics unicorn Anaplan readies for IPO

Anaplan, an enterprise software maker focused on cloud-based planning tools, said it will go public on Nasdaq under the aptly named ticker symbol PLAN.
October 6, 2018

In 2019, tech unicorns to prance alongside Wall Street bulls

Wall Street may want to commemorate 2019 by flanking its famous bronze charging bull with sculptures of stampeding unicorns.
October 5, 2018

Uber Eats feeds hopes for ‘Amazon of transportation’

With app heading for an IPO, food delivery and not just ride-hailing offers model for future
October 3, 2018

Upwork debuts on Wall Street, with freelance marketplace worth $2 billion

Upwork, a global marketplace for freelance work, found an enthusiastic reception for its Wall Street debut Wednesday.
September 21, 2018

Eventbrite IPO: 6 things to know about the ticketing company

Despite its controversies, Ticketmaster-parent Live Nation Entertainment Inc. has been a winning stock over the past few years.
September 20, 2018

Upwork looks like another unicorn IPO in the making

Upwork, an online platform that connects companies with freelancers, recently said it plans to go public on Nasdaq under the ticker UPWK.
September 19, 2018

Meituan Dianping unlikely to reach profitability until late 2019: Analyst

Rohit Kulkarni, managing director and head of research at SharesPost, says investors in Meituan Dianping should take a long-term view as the stock is likely to remain loss-making until late 2019.
September 19, 2018

Five Reasons The Payments Business Is Ripe For Big Change

The wholesale disruption of the payments industry has finally begun.
September 10, 2018

Opinion: The current tech bubble is a Chinese import

A raft of tech IPOs have arrived on U.S. shores from China, with minimal operating histories and convoluted corporate structures.
September 7, 2018

The Current Tech Bubble Is Made in China

The current tech boom on the public markets has been very different from the dot-com bubble, but a group of Chinese imports is changing that.
September 4, 2018

Are 'Private IPOs' Replacing Traditional IPOs?

Are ‘Private IPOs’ Replacing Traditional IPOs?
August 16, 2018

About a third of U.S. tech unicorns will see valuation fall: report

Nearly one-third of private tech companies in the United States that have achieved “unicorn” status will eventually be worth less than $1 billion, according to a report published Tuesday.
August 13, 2018

10 Things We Learned About Bitcoin Mining From Canaan’s IPO Filing

The price of a Bitcoin has declined more than 50% over the past nine months, but that hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm for an IPO by the two biggest Bitcoin miners in the space – Canaan Creative and Ebang.
August 13, 2018

A quantum blockchain can stop quantum computing from hacking it

We have yet to see the full promise of Blockchain play out but companies and scientists are already close to launching a technology that could theoretically break it: quantum computers.
August 8, 2018

Six Reasons Why Institutional Investors Could Flock To Crypto In 2019

Over the past six months, the cryptocurrency crash has brought out the skeptics.
July 27, 2018

Pinduoduo’s Nasdaq debut is ‘truly historic’

Chinese e-commerce firm Pinduoduo made its debut on Nasdaq less than three years after its incorporation. Rohit Kulkarni of SharesPost discusses investors’ appetite for technology IPOs.
July 26, 2018

Conversation With Former SEC Commissioner: Why We Shouldn’t Expect Agency To Move Fast On Crypto

Earlier this year, the global cryptocurrency markets shuddered amid revelations that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission subpoenaed dozens of companies related to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Blockchain, and Bitcoin trading.
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