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The Unicorn Hedge and What It Means for Tech

Unilever acquired Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion. Walmart is grabbing Jet.com for $3 billion. GM bought Cruise for $1 billion. Why are all these unicorns and massive startups getting attention from legacy companies? One exuberant Medium article, the newest entry in the …

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Why Oracle Is Paying $9.3B for NetSuite

Oracle’s bid for NetSuite Inc. is unlikely to be topped: At $9.3 billion, it’s nine times Netsuite’s projected revenue for the next twelve months. Why make one of the biggest acquisitions in Oracle’s history? The biggest reason is to play catch up: …

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Slack Is Investing in Chatbots Left and Right

Chatbots and A.I. are some of the leading innovations that are taking the tech industry by storm. Companies are pushing to better incorporate these tools to help them streamline, organize, and better communicate with their consumers. But how can these tools help companies who…

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5 Red Flags for Startups Looking for Their First VC

Getting a venture capitalist to back your startup is difficult. You’ll need experience to convince them you’re worth it, meaning that you’ll likely want to start with a few other funding options. So, once you finally land your first VC, you’ll be tempted …

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Startup Zenreach Secretly Raised $50M

WiFi startup Zenreach raised a stealth $50 million over the last three years. Peter Thiel is on the board of the startup, which exists to monitor a physical store’s returning customers. It’s a metric that stores have long wished they could track, and since the…