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3 Signs That Vets First Choice Is Preparing for an IPO

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Going public is a big deal for any company. It requires months of preparation, years of hard work, and decades of innovative thinking. And if you’re pay attention, it can be easy to spot these companies before they make the move. And while I…

Acquisition

Cisco Acquired AppDynamics for $3.7B Just Days Before It Went Public

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Cisco just purchased application monitoring company AppDynamics for a massive $3.7 billion. AppDynamics was slated to go public this week, so the news is a shakeup for the tech community, with warning implications for any other companies plannng an IPO in 2017. AppDynamics Made…

Business

30% of Unicorns Will Sell for Under a Billion Dollars

By | Aug 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Unicorn startups are those valued at over a billion dollars. So the fact that 30 percent of U.S. tech startup unicorns are on track to sell for under that impressive mark is bad news. This data-driven sucker-punch comes through a study, published Tuesday, from SharesPost Inc,…

Trends

What the Twilio IPO Means for Other Startups Going Public

By | Jul 1, 2016 at 5:02 pm

API unicorn Twilio just went public, and its shares have more than doubled immediately: initially going for $14, the shares topped $40 yesterday and have stayed above $30 at the time of writing. They’re volatile, but trading very well. The cloud communications company is the first…

Funding

VC Funding Up in 2015, Exits Down

By | Jan 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

Last year saw a steady, continuous growth in venture dollars and tech companies continue to lead the pack. Although overall exits and deals are down, venture dollars are on the rise. Funds Closed and Capital Raised Even with venture funds growing steadily, there are…

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Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Dell’s Historic Tech Acquisition of EMC

By | Oct 12, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Today’s Tech.Co Deals Roundup is brought to you by my intense workout sesh this morning. Things you need to know about: AngelList just raised $400 million from the Chinese private-equity firm CSC Venture Capital to support their seed fund for early-stage investments. Need more…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: LogMeIn Buys Out LastPass

By | Oct 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup the biggest piece of news might be LogMeIn acquiring LastPass. It’s interesting because LastPass had a major security vulnerability exploited not long ago, and there’s no evidence that they’ve actually raised any outside capital to date. Outside of that,…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Here’s What Happened While we Were at Celebrate

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm

You may have noticed our Tech.Co funding roundup hasn’t been published for the last few days, but that’s because we’ve been busy in Downtown Vegas at our annual Celebrate Conference. In today’s roundup, we wanted to bring you the highlights from the last few days,…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: AARP and JP Morgan Commit to Older Generations

By | Oct 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

My counterpart Ronald Barba couldn’t write today’s Tech.Co deals roundup because he’s on his way to Downtown Vegas for our third annual Celebrate Conference. Hopefully we’ll see all of you there this weekend. Need more funding news? You can get the Tech.Co Deals Roundup…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: San Diego’s Renovate America Raises $90M

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Today’s Tech.Co Deals Roundup is brought to you by Celebrate 2015. Will we see you this weekend in Downtown Las Vegas? Need more funding news? You can get the Tech.Co Deals Roundup sent directly to your inbox by subscribing here. Funding Austin’s Aceable Brings…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Jack Dorsey Selected as New Twitter CEO

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Today’s Tech.Co Deals Roundup is all about funding. Lots and lots of funding. Aside from that, one major news item for today: Jack Dorsey has reportedly been selected by Twitter’s board as the new, permanent CEO of the company. In the past three months,…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Medium Raises $57M, Business Insider Gets Acquired

By | Sep 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Today’s Tech.Co Deals Roundup is brought to you by National Coffee Day. Drink responsibly. Need more funding news? You can get the Tech.Co Deals Roundup sent directly to your inbox by subscribing here. Funding Medium Raises $57M at Estimated $400M Valuation Medium announced yesterday…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Walker & Company Brings in $24M

By | Sep 28, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Today’s Tech.Co Deals Roundup is brought to you by the case of the Mondays. This weekend, Fortune reported that Square may be nearing an IPO sometime in the next two weeks. It’s weird timing for Square CEO Jack Dorsey, who’s also been serving as…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Healthcare Tech Funding is on Fire

By | Sep 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Welcome to Friday everybody. In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup we chose to feature some amazing companies innovating in the healthcare field – there’s been an influx of funding surrounding the sector of the last few weeks. Specifically, investors have been paying attention to Auris…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Metabiota Gets Funding to Track Disease Outbreaks

By | Sep 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Today’s Tech.Co deals roundup features seven different companies that all received some pretty big funding. One of the most interesting on here is Metabiota, a company that has dedicated their efforts to building an on the ground network of professionals to track disease outbreaks….

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Funding Doesn’t Guarantee Success

By | Sep 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup we’ve got our expected funding announcements for a handful of companies spanning everything from big data analytics all the way to SaaS offerings. I’m constantly hearing a warning from entrepreneurs that getting funding doesn’t get your startup success, and…

News

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Groupon Plans to Cut 1,100 Jobs

By | Sep 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

In today’s Tech.Co Deals Roundup there’s a healthy smattering of both small and massive amounts of funding being spread across old and new companies alike. Jungle Ventures also committed themselves to doing another fund that’s 10 times larger than their inaugural fund that started…