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2017 Year-End Ridesharing Report
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2017 Year-End Ridesharing Report

We are pleased to announce the results of SharesPost’s Second Annual Ridesharing Consumer Survey. For our year-end 2017 survey, we have been able to track year-over-year (YOY) trends in the ridesharing sector, including trends in market share, overall ridesharing consumer preferences, usage, and satisfaction rates.

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Spotify Financials Revealed: The Numbers Driving $21 Billion IPO
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Spotify Financials Revealed: The Numbers Driving $21 Billion IPO

The highly anticipated initial public offering of Spotify, the music-streaming service, is likely to be held in late Q1/ early Q2 timeframe. We have published at length about Spotify’s growing clout on global music industry as well as the pros and cons of a direct listing approach.

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SharesPost’s 2017 Year-End Investor Survey
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SharesPost’s 2017 Year-End Investor Survey

Investors are more bullish on private tech valuations. 68% of surveyed investors believe that private company valuations will increase over the next twelve months, whereas only 11% believe valuations will decline. This bull-bear gap of 57 points indicates a clear positive and compares favorably to our 2016 year-end results.

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Lyft: Closing the Gap on Uber
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Lyft: Closing the Gap on Uber

Logan Green and John Zimmer founded Lyft, a ridesharing platform, in June 2012. It was first launched as a service of Zimride, a long-distance ridesharing company they had previously founded in 2007. Lyft was fundamentally designed as the first peer-to-peer ridesharing service, unlike Uber’s original value proposition as a mobile app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas.

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Spotify: The Global Leader in Streaming Music
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Spotify: The Global Leader in Streaming Music

With an estimated 60 million global paid subscribers and more than 150 million MAUs, Spotify is a global market leader. In comparison, Apple has an estimated 30 million subscribers, and Pandora has only 5 million paying members and 74 million active users.

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Palantir: Redefining Analytics, Augmenting Intelligence and Unlocking Secrets
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Palantir: Redefining Analytics, Augmenting Intelligence and Unlocking Secrets

Founded in 2004 by former PayPal executive Peter Thiel, along with Alex Karp, Joe Lonsdale, and Stephen Cohen from Stanford University, Palantir develops data analytics software that addresses fraud prevention, counterterrorism, and other business intelligence tasks.

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Dropbox: Going From Storage To Collaboration and Profits
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Dropbox: Going From Storage To Collaboration and Profits

Dropbox’s market opportunity remains subject to debate, as it is difficult to estimate the growth in both customer adoption and pricing. Our analysis indicates that Dropbox’s serviceable market could grow to more than $75 billion in annual spend over the next five years.

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2017 Mid-Year Investor Survey
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2017 Mid-Year Investor Survey

Investors of all types remain predominantly bullish about the prospects for private tech companies in 2017. At mid-year, we observed a marginally higher level of positive investor sentiment than we did in December 2016.

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Pinterest: At the Intersection of Shopping, Search and Social
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Pinterest: At the Intersection of Shopping, Search and Social

As of April 2017, Pinterest announced that, globally, it has 175 million monthly active users (MAUs). We estimate that roughly 80 million of Pinterest’s MAUs are based in the U.S. and the rest are overseas. More than 80 billion pins have been categorized by Pinterest users into more than 2.6 billion boards.

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