Unicorns

[Thread] As post-IPO prices of some unicorns decline, "guaranteed" returns for late stage private investors, unable to sell shares for months, prove illusory (Gavin Baker/@gavinsbaker)

[Thread] As post-IPO prices of some unicorns decline, "guaranteed" returns for late stage private investors, unable to sell shares for months, prove illusory (Gavin Baker/@gavinsbaker)

Gavin Baker / @gavinsbaker: [Thread] As post-IPO prices of some unicorns decline, “guaranteed” returns for late stage private investors, unable to sell shares for months, prove illusory  —  1) Investor fear and the absence – temporary or permanent – of the Vision Fund likely creates more attractive late stage opportunities vs. the last 5 years. …

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Speakers talk AI, privacy, basketball, aging, unicorns and more – GeekWire

GeekWire Summit speakers, clockwise from top left: USAFacts founder Steve Ballmer, SPD Chief Carmen Best, Microsoft President Brad Smith, and Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra. (GeekWire Photos / Dan DeLong) Steve Ballmer came out of his chair over his enthusiasm for new Microsoft devices. Brad Smith took a more measured, but equally determined approach, in …

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10 SaaS Business Lessons from $1B+ Unicorns (like Slack, Twilio, Lyft)

You don’t have to be a SaaS business or a technology startup to benefit from the wisdom of the world’s largest companies. The 10 lessons I’ll share here will help you learn from the examples they’ve set in order to grow your company – no matter what size it is, what industry you’re in or …

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General Management – Hunting for Unicorns: Preact’s Mike Saldi Talks Hiring on Marketing Smarts [Podcast] : Marketing Podcast

Sign up to gain access to thousands of marketing resources! Don’t worry … It’s FREE! Mike Saldi serves as chief customer officer at Preact, a software company that specializes in identifying and preventing customer churn. Previously, Mike was senior director of customer success at Salesforce.com, where he managed a team responsible for a $60 million …

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These kids believe in hard work, not unicorns – by j_engardio – October 15, 2017

Tech startups valued at $1 billion are called unicorns because they’re rare. Other rarities in Silicon Valley include women and people of color working as software engineers. If Iris Bonilla gets hired, she’ll be one of the Latina women who hold just 1 percent of computing jobs. Yet it would be wrong to call her …

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