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Facebook
IPO`d
+820%

LinkedIn
IPO`d
+750%

Nutanix
IPO`d
+410%

Pinterest
IPO`d
+25%

Square
IPO`d
+480%

Twilio
IPO`d
+1045%

Twitter
IPO`d
+300%

UBER
IPO`d
+39.93%

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'Stop the WeWork deal'

Cramer says the embattled IPO could wreck the stock market rally: "CNBC’s Jim Cramer said on Friday that WeWork should pull its embattled initial public offering because the negative sentiment around slashing its valuation could be contagious in the overall stock market. 'Stop the WeWork deal,' Cramer said on 'Squawk Box.' 'We don’t w...

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The WeWork IPO is full speed ahead

The roadshow for the We Co., the startup’s parent company, is set to kick off as soon as Monday, sources say: "The WeWork initial public offering is full speed ahead, sources familiar with the matter tell CNBC’s David Faber, despite a number of a setbacks including a dramatic cut in its valuation and its biggest outside investor urgin...

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The FDA Has Approved the Impossible Burger to Be Sold at Grocery Stores

Impossible Foods is coming to a grocery store near you! "Despite a flashy debut at CES 2019 for version 2.0 of its Impossible Burger, Impossible Foods has only been able to sell its plant-based fake meat patties to restaurants and fast food joints. But the FDA has finally given its approval for a key blood-simulating ingredient that makes the Impossibl...

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WeWork accelerates IPO plans, plots September listing

WeWork chief executive officer Adam Neumann is already rich, but soon all of the early employees and investors of the co-working giant will be too: "The business, now known as The We Company, has accelerated its plans to go public, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. WeWork is expected to unveil is S-1 filing next month ahead of a September initial public offering. WeWo...

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Airbnb introduces new search tools as they prepare for an IPO

As more companies turn to Airbnb for Work to arrange work trips, the vacation rentals, homes and experiences business is making things easier for business travelers: "The company already provides thousands of listings catered to business travelers, complete with flexible access, personal kitchens for home-cooked meals and/or on-site laundry. Now,...

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Virgin Hyperloop One expands its reach in the US

Transport firm is looking at developing operations in the US state of North Carolina : "Virgin Hyperloop One, the futuristic rapid transit system backed by Dubai-based ports operator DP World, has expanded its potential operations in the United States, the company announced on Friday. The US state of North Carolina’s Re...

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McAfee is planning a return to Wall Street as 2019's IPO frenzy continues

McAfee is readying an IPO that could come as soon as this year: "McAfee is preparing a return to the public market after boosting cash flows under CEO Chris Young, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company's owners are meeting with bankers this week to consider an initial public offering as early as this year. The...

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Virgin Hyperloop One presents technology to U.S. Congress

Virgin Hyperloop One working to grow roster of state and federal partners who support certification and regulatory investment in hyperloop: "Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO, Los Angeles,Calif.) visited Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on June 26 to present its technology to members of Congress and federal stakeholders at its event 'Hyperloop On The Hill...

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SpaceX raising more money, with third round this year seeking over $300 million in equity

Before this latest round, SpaceX’s valuation had risen to $33.3 billion, people familiar told CNBC in May: SpaceX is raising yet another round of funding, a month after completing its second fundraising of the year. The latest round, filed on Monday, seeks to raise $314.2 million at a price of $214 a share, according to a document see...

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Slack IPO starts trading at $38.50 for $23 billion valuation

Slack’s IPO started with a bang as the first trade was priced at $38.50, giving the company a $23 billion valuation, well above the expected $16 billion: "The workplace communication collaboration platform had reportedly projected a $26 per share opening price that would have valued it at $15.7 billion. Within the first two hours of trading, th...

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What to know about Slack's direct listing

Slack, the workplace messaging platform, is taking an unusual path to the public markets: "On Thursday, shares of the company will open for trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker 'WORK,' making it the latest in a parade of highly-valued tech companies to go public this year. But unlike the vast majority of its peers, Slack won’t be doi...

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The Funded: 5 Bay Area companies going public this week, 2 more set IPO targets

The first half of 2019 is going out with a bang, in terms of Bay Area startups going public: "Five new stocks from the region are scheduled to debut on Thursday and two other companies set target ranges for what could be the first local IPOs of the second half. Here's the rundown, in order of magnitude: • Slack Technologies Inc. ...

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Chewy soars more than 70% in IPO

It was raining cats and dogs on Wall Street on Friday: Online pet supplies retailer Chewy made its debut. And it was a strong one: "Shares of Chewy, which was bought by retailer PetSmart in 2017 for nearly $3.4 billion, soared nearly 80% to about $39 in early trading Friday. The company was valued at more than $15 billion following the stock sale. Chewy priced its initial p...

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CrowdStrike stock nearly doubles after IPO, CEO compares security company to Salesforce and ServiceNow

IPO raises at least $610 million at valuation nearing $7 billion: "CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. shares soared nearly 100% at times in their trading debut Wednesday, and the chief executive compared the cybersecurity company to cloud-software giants like Salesforce.com Inc. and ServiceNow Inc. while watching the stock’s huge first-day pop. ...

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Chewy.com, PetSmart’s online business, prices IPO at $22 a share, above expected range

PetSmart acquired Chewy in 2017 for roughly $3 billion to add an online business to complement its store base, as trends shifted online: "Chewy.com, the online pet product retailer owned by PetSmart, priced its IPO at $22 per share Thursday, above the expected range, according to a person familiar with the offering. The offering raises just over $1 bill...

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Cybersecurity Firm CrowdStrike Prices IPO Above Expected Range

Startup that revealed hacking against the Democratic National Committee is valued at $6.8 billion and previously raised $481 million in venture capital: "Cybersecurity company CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. priced its initial public offering above its expected price range, raising $612 million and valuing the company at $6.8 billion, if und...

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Airbnb IPO: guide to one of the most awaited IPOs of the year

Airbnb overview: started from the bottom "Along with Lyft and Uber, Airbnb is a pioneer of the so-called sharing economy, an industry that emerged by leveraging the power of mobile technology to discover the value of underutilised assets. The business serves as an intermediary to connect hosts and guests, providing them with an online platform for sharing listings and communicating; collecting an...

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Peloton Confidentially Files For IPO

Peloton is the latest consumer tech company to file a confidential IPO: "Peloton said Wednesday it has made a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission for an initial public offering, the latest in a string of consumer tech companies to test the public markets. The announcement follows reports last year that the maker of connec...

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WeWork, the $47 billion co-working company, is gearing up for a huge IPO this year

The We Company, better known as WeWork, is preparing for an initial public offering. Backed by SoftBank, the managed office company was last valued at $47 billion: "Here's what we know about what's going on inside of $47 billion WeWork right now, from its path to an initial public offering to CEO and cofounder Adam Neumann's leadership evolution and investment appetite: ...

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Slack's revenue is up as it prepares stock listing

Slack's Updated S-1 Offers More Financial Details, Shows IPO Is June 20: "Slack Technologies has taken one of the final steps it needs to in preparation for its public-market debut. Late last week, the workplace messaging platform provider filed an updated S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission with its most recent financial data a...

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SoFi closes $500 million funding round

Online lender SoFi has quietly raised $500 million in funding, led by Qatar: "Online lending start-up Social Finance just closed a half-a-billion-dollar funding round, led by Qatar. The company, better known as SoFi, plans to use the $500 million cash injection to invest in more growth and strengthen its now $2.3 billion total bala...

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Virgin Hyperloop One's $400 Million Bid to Supercharge Transportation

The first VHO Hyperloop could be operational by 2025:   "It started as an idea from Elon Musk of Space X and Tesla in 2013, morphed into an open-source white paper with sketchy plans, and has evolved into a high-stakes race to be the first to put it in place. It's the Hyperloop, offering magnetic-levitation elec...

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SpaceX to Launch 60 'Starlink' Internet Satellites Thursday

The third time could be the charm for Starlink's first 60 operational satellites:   "This week, SpaceX will again try to loft the first 60 members of its Starlink internet-satellite megaconstellation. If all goes according to plan, the 60 spacecraft will launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket Thursday at 10:30 p.m. EDT (May 23; 0230 GMT on May 24) from Florid...

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Airbnb teams up with 23andMe for new "heritage travel" plan

Airbnb wants you to travel based on your 23andMe results:   "23andMe, one of the largest direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies, wants its customers to use Airbnb to book stays across the globe based on their ancestry results, either through its website or through locations sorted by Airbnb based on 23andMe's genetic regions. Direct-to-consumer genet...

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Virgin Hyperloop One raises $172 million to advance its futuristic transportation dreams

At least half coming from a Dubai company, and the startup is still looking for more: "Virgin Hyperloop One has raised $172 million in new funding to bring its futuristic transportation dreams to life, according to new filings with the United States government. At least $90 million has come from existing investor DP World, a major Dubai port ope...

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Palantir unlocks new opportunity to sell to US military ahead of IPO

Peter Thiel's stealth start-up Palantir has unlocked a new opportunity to sell to the US military as revenue tops $1 billion:

"Palantir had a huge year, breaking through a government contract barrier that had held it back from lucrative Pentagon deals and securing an $800 million contract with the Army that it had sought...

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Hyperloop may whisk people from Dallas to Austin in 20 minutes

But here's why Texas may not get the first route: "Another state is apparently doing a heck of a job of courting the first route. Before becoming CEO, Jay Walder was slightly skeptical of Virgin Hyperloop One's technology. 'Frankly, I probably sai...

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Uber stumbles out of the gate

Uber sinks 6.7% in its trading debut (UBER)  

  • Uber opened for trading as a public company Friday at $42 a share, a drop of 6.7% from its initial-public-offering price of $45.
  • Thursday night's pricing gave the ride-hailing company an initial market cap of $75.5 billion.
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SoFi launches two new ETFs

The Gig Economy ETF and the SoFi 50 ETF "SoFi is one of the leading fintech startups to emerge from San Francisco and breach the financial markets. Originally started as a way to better finance student debt, it has since expanded to include products targeted at personal loans and home loans. Today, the company announced a new index fund product focused on the gig economy...

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Pinterest Remains Hot After IPO

Why Pinterest Shares Continue Flying Higher After Red-Hot IPO   "Shares of Pinterest (NYSE: PINS), a visual discovery engine, jumped another 14% Monday. Shares have continuously climbed from the company's April 18 initial public offering. So what Investors have been quick to jump on the Pinterest bandwagon, creating one of the hottest IPOs in r...

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Lyft increases IPO price

"Lyft, expected to hit public markets in a landmark initial public offering Friday, has increased its share price range. In a new filing published Wednesday afternoon, the company outlined plans to charge between $70 and $72 per share.   In an amended IPO prospectus filed last week, the company said it would sell 30.7 million shares at between $62 and $68 a piece. Following high demand from Wall Street - its IPO was said to be oversubscribed on the second day of its roadshow - Lyft ha...

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Palantir wins competition to build Army intelligence system

The contract awarded to Palantir is potentially worth more than $800 million "The Army has chosen Palantir Technologies to deploy a complex battlefield intelligence system for soldiers, according to Army documents, a significa...

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Lyft's IPO oversubscribed on road show's second day: sources

According to Reuters: "Lyft Inc's initial public offering (IPO) is oversubscribed based on commitments made so far by investors, making it more likely that the ride-hailing startup will fetch or even exceed the $23 billion valuation it is seeking, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday... Lyft started...

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Lyft sets $62-68 price range for IPO to raise up to $2.1B, will trade as LYFT on Nasdaq

Lyft announces roadshow for its IPO "Ridesharing startup Lyft, as expected, announced this morning that it is kicking off the roadshow for its IPO - setting the clock ticking for its IPO likely in the next two weeks. Around that, it also filled in some more details. The stock will trade as 'LYFT' on Nasdaq, and the IPO range is currently set for between $62 and $68 per share to sell 30,7...

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Pittsburgh to Philadelphia Hyperloop a Step Closer to Reality

PA Turnpike Commission approves consultant to look into hyperloop "Imagine being able to get to Philadelphia in half-an-hour from Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has awarded a $2 million contract for a consultant to look into what it would take to make that a reality. Pennsylvania has begun reviewing tech b...

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Mission Complete: Congratulations SpaceX

Watch: SpaceX Crew Dragon Splashes Down In Atlantic Ocean "The SpaceX Crew Dragon hit its splashdown time of 8:45 a.m. ET right on target Friday, landing in the Atlantic Ocean after undocking from the International Space Station and re-entering Earth's atmosphere. The successful test and splashdown is 'an amazing achievement in Ameri...

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2018 Was The Best Year On Record For New US Unicorns

Last year broke records for private US companies valued at $1B+ "More US startup unicorns were born in Q4'18 than in any other financial quarter in history, capping off the best year on record for unicorn births in the United States. In 2018, 53 new companies hit a $1B+ unicorn valuation, up 83% from 2017 figures and 26% higher than the previous record in 2015...

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SpaceX Crew Dragon: Launched and docked. Now, about that splashdown...

Champagne remains on ice until Demo-1 is bobbing about in the Atlantic "The launch, from the same launch pad that sent Apollo 9 into orbit almost exactly 50 years ago, occurred on schedule at 07:49 UTC on 2 March. The demonstration mission, dubbed Demo-1, carried only a spacesuited instrumented mannequin named 'Ripley' and a micro-gravity indicator in the form of a cuddly plan...

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SpaceX and NASA

The marriage of SpaceX and NASA hasn't been easy-but it's been fruitful "On Saturday morning SpaceX will attempt to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft for the first time, marking the latest step in a relationship between NASA and the California rocket company that has now spanned 13 years. It has been a fruitful relationship for both. For S...

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7 IPOs to Get Excited for in 2019

The 2019 IPO market could be the biggest ever, and these 7 companies are at the center of the boom "Calendar 2018 was a big year for initial public offerings, or IPOs. The number of IPOs in 2018 rose more than 20% year-over-year to nearly 230, the highest mark since 2014 and the third highest mark over the past ten years. Yet, there's reason to believe that 2018 ...

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Some Uber, Lyft Drivers to Get Stock in IPOs

Ride-sharing companies will give some drivers cash with an option to use it to buy IPO shares   "Ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are planning to give some drivers money to buy stock in their initial public offerings, a rare move that would grant them access to two of the most hotly anticipated IPOs ever. Both Uber a...

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Peloton Picks Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan to Lead IPO

Peloton Spinning Toward 2019 IPO "Peloton Interactive Inc. has chosen Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to lead its initial public offering, which could value the home exercise startup at more than $8 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Peloton raised $550 million in a funding round last ...

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SpaceX launched a trio of spacecraft, including a lander bound for the Moon

SpaceX successfully launced all three spacecraft into their intended orbits. The Falcon 9 used for the mission also landed on SpaceX's drone ship, despite traveling through rough weather conditions. The landing marks the third successful touchdown of this particular rocket, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk noted that it would fly again in April, performing a key test flight of the company's new Crew Dragon capsule. If that happens, this Falcon 9 booster will be the first one to go to space and back four...

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Lyft is Planning to List Shares on Nasdaq

Ride-hailing company expected to make IPO filing public as early as next week "Lyft Inc. is preparing to list its shares on Nasdaq around the end of March, as the ride-sharing firm's hotly anticipated plan to join the public markets comes into focus. The company, which submitted its IPO paperwork confidentially with the Securities and Exchange Commission late last...

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SpaceX Seeks FCC Approval for 1 Million Earth-Based Satellite Uplinks

This time next year you could be browsing the web with satellite internet that doesn't stink..   "Private spaceflight firm SpaceX has been publicly planning to deploy a network of "Starlink" satellites to offer broadband internet for several years, but all...

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DP World plans to launch its first cargo hyperloop in India

The UAE-based port operator had signed a partnership with Virgin Hyperloop One last year to develop a cargo transporter   "Major port operator DP World has zeroed down on India to launch its first cargo hyperloop, Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem Read More...

Peter Thiel's Secretive Data Giant Palantir Finally Raking in Cash

Tech company books sizable revenue jump in 2018, accelerating talks for public listing "Palantir Technologies Inc., the secretive data firm co-founded by investor Peter Thiel, posted a jump in business in 2018 as it prepares for a long-awaited public offering, according to people briefed on the figures. Palantir pulled in about $880 million in revenue, up from about $600...

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A giant IPO wave is coming as 'unicorns' whet investor appetite

How big is the IPO market in 2019? Really big. "Renaissance Capital, which advises institutional buyers on IPOs and maintains the IPO ETF, a basket of roughly the last 60 large IPOs, has a watch list of 226 private companies that are planning to go public in 2019. These companie...

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Pinterest puts an IPO on its pinboard, hiring Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan to lead an offering this year

Pinterest, the nearly nine-year-old, San Francisco-based site known for the images and links that its users post about everything from wedding to beauty trends, has hired Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase as lead underwriters for an IPO that it's planning to stage later this year. Reuters Read More...

Dubai's DP World invests $3bn in global growth plan in 2018

DP World CEO and chairman hails growth despite 'challenging global economic uncertainties' The port operator said headline projects included the launch of DP World Cargospeed with Virgin Hyperloop One, the launch of a $3 billion investment platform in India, the acquisition of complementary businesses in Europe, India and Peru, and container port developm...

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Pinterest Getting Ready for an Early 2019 IPO, Report Says

Pinterest is in the midst of preparing for an IPO in the first part of next year   The company, which could reach a valuation of $12 billion, recently began the process of choosing its bankers, reaching out to see how much of a loan they'd be willing to commit, the newspaper reports.   If the company moves forward with its IPO plan, Pinterest stands to join tech such as Read More...

Palantir: Peter Thiel's data startup continues to prepare for IPO

  Palantir Posted Nearly $1 Billion in 2018 Sales, Executive Says  

"Palantir Technologies Inc., the data analytics startup co-founded by Peter Thiel, generated almost $1 billion in revenue last year, an executive said in a French television interview.

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SpaceX Just Broke All Sorts Of Records With Its Latest Rocket Launch

SpaceX has successfully launched an ambitious mission to deploy 64 satellites into Earth orbit – while also setting new records for launches and landings alike.

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 10.32am Pacific time (6.32pm UTC) today, December 3, taking its multiple payloads into low-Earth orbit. About eight minutes after launching, the first stage of the rocket successfully landed on the drone ship Just Read The I...

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Airbnb Touts One of Its Most Valuable Assets as It Prepares for IPO

Airbnb is making its most highly rated and reviewed hosts, and arguably one of its most valuable assets, the centerpiece of its latest marketing efforts. The San Francisco-based homesharing giant, which has more than five million listings in 81,000 cities worldwide, plans to celebrate its more than 600,000 Superhosts with a series of marketing init...

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2019 Could Be The Year Of The Decacorn IPO

Airbnb has a new chief financial officer (CFO), giving the company a path to go public next year as expected. The popular unicorn lost its prior CFO in February of this year, the same time that the ten-year-old company said tha...

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