Archive: seed-stage companies
By Andy Gordon on June 8, 2022
2022 has not been kind to SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. He’s calling it a “technology winter.” And the numbers are certainly chilling for Son. SoftBank’s Vision Fund lost 2.64 trillion yen ($20.5 billion) for the year ending March 31. The previous year, it had made a profit. The same holdings that drove that profit are now punishing SoftBank’s bottom line. Shares for South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang dropped 60% in the first quarter. Chinese ride-hailing pioneer…
By Vin Narayanan on June 7, 2022
The amount of venture capital flowing into startups dipped below $40 billion last month, according to a Crunchbase report. That’s the lowest monthly investment rate in more than a year and well below the $70 billion invested in November, according to…
By Early Investing on October 27, 2019
In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team explains reasonable revenue growth numbers and underperforming IPOs.