As we surface unmet needs and build startups inside Platform Venture Studio, here's what we're reading, thinking, and talking about.
In June we wrote a piece entitled This Time It’s Different: Maybe? where we highlighted the outperformance of Cloud / SaaS stocks vs. the broader market, while noting that within the sector, public…
The end is near for the mortgage forbearance program and the foreclosure moratorium. Here's what it means for the housing market.
Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They’re now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes. The specific reasons vary widely. Some families who spoke with The Associated Press have children with special educational […]
Guest post by Michael Palank (MaC Venture Capital) and Anubhav Srivastava (Tactyc) Readers can view this post in an interactive Tactyc model here. Earlier this year, Tactyc and MaC Venture Capital released an interactive seed-stage portfolio construction calculator, which serves as a high-leve
The world's most valuable startups. What are they, and where are they? The podcast boom. Podcasts had a really good 2020, despite the lack of a commute. Nokia. We chart the rise and fall of Nokia — once king of mobile phones.
This paper analyzes valuation dynamics of ‘Unicorn’ companies, that is, privately held venture capital-backed companies with a valuation of at least $1 billion.
The whipsawing observed in listed markets over the course of 2020 made for some of the most eagerly anticipated year-end private markets valuations in recent memory.
Our daily brief on deals and dealmakers.
The top Y Combinator companies of all time by valuation.
Benchmark providers seek to capture the performance of the entire market, from bonds and equities to private assets
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As the inventory shortage forced more people to rent, the national median rental price jumped 8.1% from a year ago, realtor.com® reports.
Both Tiger Global and SoftBank have upended VC thinking by paying high prices and moving quickly on deals. But Tiger’s lighter touch could be helping it win deals.
For decades Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google gobbled up their competition to become behemoths of the tech industry, which has drawn attention from Congressional leaders and other critics who claim they’ve stifled innovation in the industry.
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Discover the 700+ private companies with billion-dollar valuations, across artificial intelligence, e-commerce, fintech, and more, in this market map.
Earthsight investigation reveals Ikea, the world's largest furniture retailer, for years sold children's furniture linked to vast illegal logging in protected forests in Russia
We study compound returns to nearly 62,000 global common stocks during the 1990 to 2018 period, documenting that the majority, 56% of US stocks and 61% of non-U
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Startup concepts in a comic book format. Improve your startup vocabulary with real-world examples and curated resources. Created by Chetan and Keshav. Credit to our friend Vaibhav Domkundwar for nudging us to do this. Please leave any suggestions you may have at the end! #31 – What are NFTs? #30 – Valuation across Stages #29 – Bootstrapping vs. Raising Funds #28… Read More »Startup Concepts
Instawork connects local businesses with proven hourly workers for temp, temp-to-hire shift work.
Frontier, which bills itself as a “new kind of vertically integrated jobs marketplace” launches today with a $2.8 million investment round led by NFX in the U.S., and backed by London’s firstminute Capital, FJ Labs, Cyan Banister, Ilkka Pannanen, Alex Bouaziz, Liquid 2 and several other funds and angels.
Download the CB Insights State Of Venture Q2'21 Report to read about the huge quarter for global & US funding, exits, IPOs, valuations, and more
CalPERS today reported a preliminary 21.3% net return on investments for the 12-month period that ended June 30, 2021.
Global venture capital funding in the first half of 2021 shattered records as more than $288 billion was invested worldwide, Crunchbase numbers show. That’s up by just under $110 billion compared to the previous half-year record that was just set in the second half of 2020.
Large rent increases and bidding wars on rentals are the new norm in some parts of America as reopening comes with big price hikes.
I've spoken about visions and not ideas in the past and how important it is to work towards and believe in something greater than one specific idea or p...
In a uniquely tumultuous year, assets under management worldwide showed strong overall growth, passing a major milestone along the way.
Global funding for startups had its highest quarter in a decade, hitting $156 billion
California launched a market in forest preservation with its cap-and-trade regulations. Now energy giants such as BP are expanding their investments in a bet that it is about to become more lucrative.
Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf has been forced to make hard decisions during the pandemic, offloading assets and deposits and stepping back from some products.
Researchers announced an “overwhelming success” of four-day week trials in Iceland
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As San Francisco tries to bounce back from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, crime and homelessness now rank among the highest levels of concerns among local residents, many who are contemplating relocating, according to a...
Links to all known institutional-level NIL policies.
You glide silently out of the Tesla (TSLA.O) showroom in your sleek new electric Model 3, satisfied you're looking great and doing your bit for the planet.
The world of college sports changed like we've never seen before as the clock struck midnight July 1.
Mobile browser extensions are coming to Safari this fall. They already exist for Android. Chrome is only a matter of time. Watch this space. 👀
This post is the first in a series of SciFi Theses. In this series, we will share ideas for companies that we at SciFi think should be built.
When a NewCo is founded (let’s assume this is an enterprise SAAS company), the CEO often assumes multiple departmental lead roles: VP of Sales, VP of Product Management, CFO, web site designer…
For athletes, the dignity is in the risk they take, not the mistakes they make.
Beginning July 1, thousands of American college athletes will be able to cash in on their name and image for the first time. Fashion labels are already lining up to tap star players for branded content, endorsements and product deals.
Following the Supreme Court’s unanimous vote in favor of college athletes in NCAA v Alston this past week, it is clear that things are changing in college athletics.
Stanford Athletics announced, Wednesday, the launch of Cardinal Connect, a new campus program designed to help Stanford students capitalize on Name, Image and Likeness
The NCAA's board of directors has suspended the organization's rules prohibiting athletes from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses.
We launched an abnormally fast source of emergency science funding during COVID-19. The results revealed flaws in current science funding models.
rideOS will enable Gopuff to innovate faster, power multi-modal deliveries, and reduce delivery times as the company continues to expand rapidly
The supply chain world just welcomed its latest unicorn. Congratulations to Bringg and its outstanding team, which is building the market leader in last-mile... 24 comments on LinkedIn
“Store-hailing” startup Robomart announced today that they are launching their first fleet of mobile mini-marts in West Hollywood, California. The new store fleet is initially made up o…
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The exchange hopes to be a signal to investors of which companies have sustainable practices.
A new month which calls for a new, insightful webinar at StudioHub! This time, we had the pleasure of talking to George Bandarian, Founding Partner of Untapped Ventures, a Startup Studio based in LA focusing on building and investing in the New Future of Work.
In an official resolution obtained by Motherboard, one of the country's most powerful unions has declared an unprecedented effort to unionize Amazon.
The announcement, coinciding with Amazon’s annual sales bonanza Prime Day, comes in the wake of a stunning defeat for the labor movement and its progressive allies.
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Non-dilutive capital and high-touch support for some of the most inspiring Black founders in the US.
Shopify, which has become a major force in e-commerce by providing online tools to merchants, is rolling out a new service that will allow content publishers to link to merchants in the Shopify network in exchange for a cut of transaction revenue, according to people familiar with the situation. ...
A new era has arrived of greater worker power, higher housing costs and very different ways of doing business.
Former Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush built an internet business for college athlete endorsements as the Supreme Court, states, and Congress rule on pay.
Nine ways to reclaim the power of “I’m sorry” for when it’s truly necessary.
On Saturday, singer Macy Gray published an op-ed calling for a redesign of the American flag.
Mark Emmert wrote in a memo Friday that if the NCAA's more than 1,200 member schools cannot pass NIL legislation by July, he would take action.
Name, image and likeness (NIL) bills will begin to go into effect July 1.
What if student athletes were able to take their name image and likeness and turn a profit? Our guests today are here to show you just that. Welcome back to ...
CEO & Co-Founder of MOGL, a platform that will revolutionize college athletics. Sports and life enthusiast.
Now more than ever, the NCAA is vulnerable of becoming irrelevant as an administrative body
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Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day was in front of the Workforce and Higher Education Committee Tuesday testifying in favor of Senate Bill 187. SB 187 would allow college athletes in Ohio to earn compensation from their name, image, and likeness (NIL). The bill was introduced by Sen. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, on May 24. The bill unanimously passed out of committee Tuesday and will now head to the full Senate.
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Mark Emmert wrote in a memo Friday that if the NCAA's more than 1,200 member schools cannot pass NIL legislation by July, he would take action.
Brandon Wimbush, former starting quarterback for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Central Florida Knights, is co-founding a new online agency looking to build a social network between athletes and companies looking for promotional representatives and brand ambassadors.
 It is no longer a matter of “if” student athletes will eventually be able to get compensated for their name, image, and likeness (NIL) – it is a matter of when. Several states have already introduced or passed legislation that will permit student-athletes to be compensated for their name, image and likeness.  For example, Florida’s NIL legislation will go into effect on July 1, 2021; California and Colorado on January 1, 2023.  The NCAA is waiting until after the Supreme Court decision
Former Notre Dame and UCF quarterback Brandon Wimbush is pushing the NIL conversation forward and empowering college athletes with MOGL.
Brandon Wimbush is too smart to put a dollar value on the hypothetical scenario.
Take it from the BMOC: Former Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush's startup, MOGL, is working in the emerging NIL space.
The University of Utah and BYU both introduced their plans for name, image, and likeness their respective athletic departments
The NCAA has notified TPA finalists it will no longer fill that role. What does that mean for potential NIL legislation from the NCAA?
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, announced today an agreement with business and technology consultancy Baringa Partners to acquire Baringa’s Climate Change Scenario Model, and to integrate the model into BlackRock’s Aladdin Climate technology. Understanding the potential impact of climate change, and the transition to a low carbon economy, on investments and portfolios is an […]
/CNW/ - Stack Capital Group Inc. ("Stack Capital") is pleased to announce that it has filed today a preliminary prospectus (the "Preliminary Prospectus") with...
Democracy cannot function without an epistemically healthy public sphere that makes it possible for democratic self-government to achieve successful outcomes, maintain its legitimacy, and avoid runaway concentrations of power in society.
Every startup is trying to fix something, but Terraformation is tackling the only problem that must matter to all of us: climate change. This is why it’s in such a big huge hurry. Its mission — as a “forest tech” startup — is to accelerate tree planting by applying a startup-y operational philosophy of scalability […]
Frank requires users to vouch for each new members in order to prevent company management from spying on private discussions.
An analytical breakdown of Amenify’s expansion to connect Commercial/Ghost Kitchens with thousands apartment communities in major markets.
On the heels of making an acquisition in December of home management startup Setter, Thumbtack — one of the pioneers in the home services gig economy — has raised a big round to double down on the model. The company has raised $275 million, money that the company plans to use to build out a […]
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Most plastics take hundreds of years to decompose. This one harnesses the power of hungry microbes.
Secondhand shopping is rapidly becoming the way Gen Z and Millenials prefer to shop. It’s also one of the most promising paths toward reducing our environmental impact. Treet helps you participate in the future of shopping while becoming more sustainable in the process.
Adapting Google Venture's Brand Sprint methodology for a remote-first world.
People say they want sustainable products, but they don’t tend to buy them. Here’s how to change that.
A decade has passed since Montana State University addressed its plan to combat climate change, despite a plan to review and update progress regularly. And while sustainability work has continued