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Decrypting Blockchain: Unlocking The Internet Of Value
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Decrypting Blockchain: Unlocking The Internet Of Value

As Blockchain technology adoption continues to grow, we expect disruption in several other sectors including social media, ecommerce, gaming and healthcare. Blockchain could threaten Amazon and eBay by allowing people to directly and safely transact with each other.

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Driving to an IPO: Uber Back on Track?
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Driving to an IPO: Uber Back on Track?

With a new CEO, the SoftBank investment, and the Waymo settlement, is Uber finally back on track? Clearly, these positive developments are steering the company in the right direction, but as we look ahead, three questions loom large.

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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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