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Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams? – TechCrunch

Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams? – TechCrunch The government shutdown entered its 21st day on Friday, upping concerns of potentially long-lasting impacts on the U.S. stock market. Private market investors around the country applauded when Uber finally filed documents with the SEC to go public. Others were giddy …

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Postmates lines up another $100M ahead of IPO – TechCrunch

Postmates lines up another $100M ahead of IPO – TechCrunch Postmates, one of the earlier entrants to the billion-dollar food delivery wars, has raised an additional $100 million in equity funding at a $1.85 billion valuation, as first reported by Recode and confirmed to TechCrunch by Postmates. The round comes …

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Women-only co-working space The Wing is launching an app to help its members stay connected – TechCrunch

Women-only co-working space The Wing is launching an app to help its members stay connected – TechCrunch The Wing is bringing the physical world it’s created for professional women to the digital world with the launch of a social networking app, slated to become available later this month. The co-working company …

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Titan launches its mobile ‘not a hedge fund’ – TechCrunch

Titan launches its mobile ‘not a hedge fund’ – TechCrunch What Robinhood did to democratize buying individual stocks, Titan wants to do for investing in a managed portfolio. Instead of being restricted to rich accredited investors willing to pour $5,000 or even $500,000 into a traditional hedge fund that charges …

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Report: World’s Biggest Asset Manager BlackRock Exploring Bitcoin

Report: World’s Biggest Asset Manager BlackRock Exploring Bitcoin Global investment management company BlackRock is reportedly mulling a move into bitcoin. According to a Financial News London report on Monday, the New York-based asset manager has now set up a working group to look into ways it can “take advantage” of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, …

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A $6 trillion wake up call for the tech industry – TechCrunch

Jim Fruchterman Contributor Jim Fruchterman is the founder and chief executive of Benetech, a non-profit developer of technology for social good. Earlier this year, the business community received a wake-up call issued with all of the might that $6 trillion can muster. The call came from Laurence Fink, the founder …

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PhishMe sold to private equity consortium at $400 million valuation

PhishMe, a seven year old startup that helps companies train employees to avoid phishing scams, announced today that it has been purchased by a consortium of private equity firms at a valuation of $400 million. That wording doesn’t give the exact price and a company spokesperson was careful in her …

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