Blog Article | Rohit Kulkarni
Posted: September 14, 2018

SurveyMonkey down round IPO presents a possible buying opportunity for high risk investors

SurveyMonkey is finally pulling the trigger. The nearly 20-year old unicorn, which pioneered Internet polls on everything from consumer brands to politics, recently said it will go public on NASDAQ under the ticker SVMK.

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Blog Article | Thomas Lee
Posted: September 12, 2018

Musicians make sweet music as top investors in tech unicorns

What is it about musicians? When they are not tearing up the stage, they have proven quite adept at investing in emerging growth firms.

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Blog Article | Rohit Kulkarni
Posted: September 8, 2018

$10 million? Whatever. The normal in VC financing is $100 million plus.

The verdict is in: Mega primary financing rounds in private tech companies are the now the new normal as the Private Tech Growth asset class continues to flourish.

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Blog Article | Thomas Lee
Posted: September 7, 2018

From Sand Hill Road To Main Street – Unicorns Going Mainstream

In 2016, Mary Jo White, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, bluntly warned investors about excessive unicorn valuations and lack of transparency. Unicorns, private growth firms worth at least $1 billion, may not have sufficient checks in place to safeguard investors, she said.

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Blog Article | Rohit Kulkarni
Posted: September 5, 2018

SharesPost Crypto 2018 Mid-Year Survey: Consumers still bullish while investors cautiously optimistic in 2018

Since we conducted our inaugural survey in January 2018, Bitcoin and Ethereum prices have declined about 48 percent. But crypto owners haven’t lost faith. The majority of investors and consumers continue to find cryptocurrencies appealing, according to SharesPost’s Mid-Year Cryptocurrency and Blockchain survey. 59 percent of investors and consumers plan on buying more digital currencies over the next year, a figure marginally lower compared to our first survey, particularly among investors.

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Blog Article | Rohit Kulkarni
Posted: September 5, 2018

Uber IPO Countdown: New CFO & Solid Financials demonstrate Softbank’s influence

With a new CFO and improving financials, is Uber taking clear steps toward a 2019 IPO?

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Blog Article | Rohit Kulkarni
Posted: September 3, 2018

Will Eventbrite’s history of losses weigh down its IPO?

Eventbrite Inc, the event ticketing and services unicorn, recently filed its S-1 in advance of its IPO. Eventbrite’s potential IPO is well timed to take advantage of the very favorable IPO market and the fresh highs in equities markets.

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Blog Article | Thomas Lee
Posted: August 22, 2018

Duo Security CEO: “Attackers are not hacking into your system, they’re simply logging in.”

If I knew Duo Security co-founder and CEO Dug Song would one day sell his cybersecurity firm for more than $2 billion, I would have ordered a more expensive lunch. Or at least get a dessert.

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Blog Article | Thomas Lee
Posted: August 22, 2018

Less than 9 percent of unicorn board members are women, SharesPost analysis finds

Last year, women in corporate America reached a significant milestone: women crossed the 20 percent threshold of total board seats among the Fortune 1000 companies, compared to 14.6 percent in 2011.

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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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