Unicorns are becoming a more common sighting (1) with a new term being coined for those who top the $10 billion valuation (2). Chinese (3) and Israeli (4) unicorns are becoming a popular investment item for global investors (5) while Israel is looking to tap into the Asian startup scene (6).
Hong Kong’s IPO market is set to deliver record returns (7) with Alibaba set to file a second listing (8). The Asian startup ecosystem continues to grow (9) with plans to integrate key cities to larger economic zones (10) while Indian startups look for ways to disrupt payment systems (11).
Given the current economic environment, it seems Startups are more focused on a strategy of “blitzscaling” (12) than they are on generating profits or sustainable business models (13).
Overhyped valuations can lead to IPOs that don’t accurately reflect the underlying value (14), with investors seemingly unsure how to price the offset between a startup’s potential growth to their current losses (15).
While the current state of the tech market has some drawing comparisons to the dot.com bubble (16), others look at the differentiating factors such as the later age at which companies are going public (17).
The Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard is back, now with a record herd of 452 unicorns – TechCrunch
Wall Street Is Lending Billions to China's Hottest Tech Unicorns
These Israeli Entrepreneurs Managed to Breed Their own Unicorns
Unicorn Hunters: These Investors Have Backed The Most Billion-Dollar Companies
Israel VC Player Plans Asia Fund and Partnerships With Local Banks
When It Comes to Returns, Hong Kong’s IPO Market Is Living It Up
Alibaba files for HK listing that may raise $20 billion as soon as...
Manila among top cities friendly to start-ups
Greater Bay Area is perfect stepping stone for Hong Kong start-ups to go global: ex minister
India’s Mswipe raises $30M to grow its smart point-of-sale terminal business
The wave of unicorn IPOs reveals Silicon Valley’s groupthink – WorldoutofWhack
WeWork Made $1.8 Billion In Revenue Last Year; It Lost $1.9 Billion
Lyft just had a lousy day but that's its own problem, not the stock market's
Uber Prices IPO At $45, Becomes Most Money Losing Company To Ever Go Public
Blain: "Are We Finally Approaching The Top Of The Second Tech Bubble"