Uber’s fast-growing food delivery service accounted for nearly a tenth of the company’s global gross bookings in the second quarter, according to people who have seen the figures, a level that implies the unit is on track to exceed $3bn in gross sales this year.Read More
Some of the world’s biggest philanthropists hail from tech firms: Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Bill Gates and Paul Allen from Microsoft, Marc Benioff from Salesforce, Pierre Omidyar of eBay. Aside from giving away millions of dollars each year to charities and other social causes, these company founders also share one thing in common: Most of their wealth comes from publicly traded stock.Read More
Dropbox’s likely IPO is set to be one of the largest offerings of the past few years, but the key question is whether the world’s largest cloud-storage company will go public at a valuation above its last primary round.Read More
The very public battle surrounding Uber Technologies Inc. is bringing to the surface venture capital investors' concerns that the best and brightest of executives won't work for even trophy portfolio companies when those companies have a reputation for poor corporate governance.Read More
Tech investors have grown increasingly bullish about the companies they fund over the last six months, even after a series of much-anticipated IPOs proved to pack more fizzle than pop in 2017.Read More
Public markets are riding high, and many big tech acquirers are flush with cash. However, it’s a very dull year for big acquisitions of private technology companies.Read More
Redfin has many of the hallmarks of a “disruptive” tech firm. It pledges to transform the home buying experience. It drives down costs through online software. And it has high-profile investors, including the investment arm of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, despite a history of losses.Read More
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