Meditation app Calm hits a $250M valuation amid an explosion of interest in mindfulness apps
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Just a few years ago, it might have been a bit of a challenge to convince investors that a mindfulness app would end up being a big business — but thanks to an increasing focus on mental health from both … Read More

Elon Musk’s Boring Company could be worth $16B after Chicago-O’Hare tunnel
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The Boring Company might have started as a lighthearted jest from Elon Musk’s Twitter sessions, but the tunneling startup is now tackling a very serious project. Just last week, it was selected as Chicago’s contractor for its upcoming high-speed downtown-O’Hare … Read More

Southeast Asia’s Grab lands $1B from Toyota at a $10B valuation
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Grab,  the ride-hailing firm that acquired Uber’s Southeast Asia business earlier this year, is raising a new round of funding and it just announced that it will be led by Toyota, which is committing $1 billion in capital. The deal values … Read More

Growing inorganically: The Secret to a successful M&A valuation
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Every company, big or small, aspires to grow even bigger. Growth can have many facets to it. It can be in the form of adding new products, or customers or geographies which ultimately leads to increasing the topline or the … Read More

The case for Xiaomi, the $70 billion company—and for Xiaomi, the $30 billion company
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Xiaomi is preparing for an IPO in Hong Kong, and its valuation estimates are already catching eyeballs. Early this year it was reportedly seeking a nearly $200 billion valuation, a number that became $100 billion when it published its prospectus (pdf) last month. Since … Read More

What to Say When a VC Asks About Your Company’s Valuation (Hint: Don’t Give Them a Number)
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One of the hardest things about the fundraising process for entrepreneurs is that you’re trying to raise money from people who have “asymmetric information.” VC firms see thousands of deals and have a refined sense of how the market is valuing deals because they … Read More

Breaking Down Slack’s Valuation: An Interactive Analysis
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Slack recently reported its latest performance figures, with the technology company hitting 3 million paying customers for its services out of a reported aggregate base of 8 million total customers. This is a major improvement from September last year, when the … Read More

Uber’s raising up to $600M in a secondary round at $62B valuation, Q1 sales grew to $2.5B
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Uber’s CEO is in Paris this week meeting with the French president to talk tech in Europe and expanding its insurance coverage in the region, but back in the U.S. the company is moving ahead on another kind of expansion. … Read More

Planning To Sell Your Company? Increase Your Valuation With This Simple Strategy
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You’re stuck with it right?  It is what it is.  You have been keeping meticulous records of your profits for years.  You have saved on taxes by cleverly putting perfectly legal expenses into your company which also happen to increase … Read More

Apple races toward $1-trillion valuation with Amazon hot on its heels
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Apple is on the verge of becoming the first US$1-trillion publicly listed U.S. company, but even if it gets there, it could soon be overtaken as Amazon.com surges from behind. Started in the garage of co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976, … Read More

Smartphone Firm Xiaomi Has Reportedly Trimmed the Valuation for Its Massive IPO. Here’s Why
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Xiaomi, whose upcoming initial public offering may be the largest in four years, has reportedly dialed down the hype around its worth. The Chinese smartphone firm had, according to a Bloomberg report last week, been aiming for a $100 billion … Read More

AT&T/Time Warner Deal Could Open the Floodgates for Mergers
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If AT&T’s $85 billion bid for Time Warner was allowed to proceed, it could lead to a new wave of media and telecom mergers, and smooth the way for deals like the Sprint-T-Mobile merger announced on Sunday, said Dan Primack, … Read More

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