Blog Article | Rohit Kulkarni
Posted: August 10, 2018

As cyber breaches grow, companies to plan to spend more on insurance and threat detection

Human behavior can be hard to change, especially when it comes to cybersecurity. Despite years of high profile breaches, people still use 1-2-3-4 as their pins or “password” as their, well, password.

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Blog Article | Rohit Kulkarni
Posted: August 9, 2018

Meituan, China’s Amazon Of Services, Roars To Public Markets In IPO Filing

Meituan-Dianping, the Chinese on-demand services unicorn, recently disclosed plans to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company hopes to raise about $4 billion, implying a valuation approaching $60 billion, or more than double its most recent private valuation. We reviewed the nearly 600-page filing, and recommend reading it if you are looking for a primer on China’s Internet ecosystem.

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Blog Article | Thomas Lee
Posted: August 8, 2018

Climate change threat to Internet cables might boost demand for nano satellites and laser beam technologies

Criminals, terrorists, and hostile nations could no doubt wreak havoc on cyberspace today. But the greatest long-term threat to the Internet is not human but rather Mother Nature.

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Blog Article | Thomas Lee
Posted: August 2, 2018

U.S. entrepreneurship really needs a kickstart. Here’s what we can do

The United States is awash in venture capital and private equity dollars, a clear indication that investor demand for startups remains as strong as ever. But supply is increasingly falling behind demand.

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Blog Article | Rohit Kulkarni
Posted: July 30, 2018

Will Sonos IPO Bring Music To Investors Ears? Key learnings from Sonos’s IPO filing

With sales quickly approaching $1 billion, wireless speaker maker Sonos has filed to go public. According to its updated S1-filing, the company expects to price between $17 and $19 a share, implying a market cap of up to $1.9 billion and a 1.9x EV/Revenue multiple. While this IPO valuation is roughly 30 percent below its previously targeted valuation of $2.75 billion, the figure remains 2.8x above its $682 million private valuation as of June 2012. Sonos plans to raise up to $105 million and its selling shareholders plan to offer shares worth up to $159 million. The Santa Barbara company faces a tough market as pure-play consumer hardware companies have continued to struggle in an increasingly competitive market.

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Blog Article | Rohit Kulkarni
Posted: July 24, 2018

Private Market Insights: Focus on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

As part of our “feet on the street” approach to research, this week we are in Aspen, CO attending Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech Conference.

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Blog Article | Rohit Kulkarni
Posted: July 24, 2018

Another Cybersecurity Unicorn In The Making? Hacking Into Tenable IPO

Executive Summary: We think Tenable could be headed to Unicorn status, given its financials, improving profitability, and strong investor demand for cybersecurity firms. The Maryland company, whom investors valued at $875 million as of 2015, makes software that enables companies to understand and reduce cybersecurity threats.

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Blog Article | Rohit Kulkarni
Posted: July 18, 2018

Private Market Insights: Focus on Ridesharing & The Future Of Mobility

As part of our “feet on the street” approach to research, this week we are in Aspen, CO attending Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech Conference. Below are our highlights.

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Blog Article | Rohit Kulkarni
Posted: July 16, 2018

Security tokens set to take center stage in 2019

If 2017 marked the emergence of initial coin offerings and 2018 has been the year of regulatory uncertainty around those ICOs, then 2019 will belong to the security token. So far, security token offerings make up only a relatively small percentage of ICOs. But that will soon change. Security tokens, not utility coins, will likely attract significant amounts of Wall Street money next year. Why is this shift expected to occur, and how can you prepare for it?

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Greg Brogger

Greg Brogger is the CEO and Founder of SharesPost, Inc. He founded SharesPost in early 2009 to bring transparency, efficiency and scale to private securities transactions.
Rohit Kulkarni
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Rohit Kulkarni

Rohit is the Managing Director, Private Investment Research for SharesPost Research LLC. Prior to joining SharesPost, Rohit was a Vice President, Senior Analyst at RBC Capital Markets.
Thomas Lee
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Thomas Lee

Thomas Lee is the Senior Writer at SharesPost. He was previously a business columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle. Lee has written for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Seattle Times. He is author of “Rebuilding Empires” (St. Martin's Press), his book on the future of big box retail in the digital age.
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Sven Weber

Sven Weber is a managing director of SharesPost’s SEC-registered investment advisor, SP Investments Management, LLC and responsible for the management of SharesPost investment vehicles. Sven is also the president and a trustee of the SharesPost 100 Fund.
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