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Will Silicon Valley's Unicorn Herd Grow or Shrink in 2016?…

This story appears in the December 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » You’re not hallucinating: Unicorns are indeed running wild across Silicon Valley. Once rare, unicorns — startups valued at more than $1 billion — are now shockingly commonplace: As of this writing, venture capital database CB Insights counts 141 companies with ...

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4 Tips for Creating an Exit Strategy for Your Startup…

Q: How important is it to have an exit strategy and what should it include? – William Van PeltNew Haven, Conn. A: As a young entrepreneur, you’re likely living in the moment and excited to get your new startup off the ground. But, it’s critical to plan for the future ...

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Examining True Valuation In the Wake of Disappointing Tech IPOs…

When Square set its IPO price at $9 this past November, the news drew disappointment and more than a little trepidation about the future of Silicon Valley. The $9 share price meant that Square’s valuation came in nearly $4 billion under its projected numbers. And it’s not the only tech giant to ...

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Learn Before You Earn: How to Figure a Startup's Pre-Money Valuation…

Q: Why is a company’s pre-money valuation important to investors? How is it determined, and what other factors should investors consider? Are there online tools that would assist in calculating my venture’s valuation? -anonymous A: I find settling on a valuation to be one of the top challenges young entrepreneurs ...

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Uber Losing $1 Billion a Year to Compete in China…

Uber Technologies Inc. is burning through more than a billion dollars a year in China as it wages a fierce price war against local rival Didi Kuaidi, its chief executive said. The company’s Chinese business boosted its valuation last month to more than $8 billion after raising more than $1 ...

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Aaron Levie on Box's $1 Billion Valuation and Solving the World's 'Unsexy' Problems…

Reader Resource Join Entrepreneur’s The Goal Standard Challenge and make 2017 yours. Learn more » If the billion-dollar-startup club was a high-school football team, Aaron Levie would have lettered as a freshman. Though hardly built like a linebacker, the slight 28-year-old CEO with wild locks of curly, salt-and-pepper hair is ...

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Snapchat Raises $175 Million in Latest Funding Round…

Snapchat has raised $175 million in fresh funding from Fidelity Investments and other investors, according to a source familiar with the matter. The investment is an extension of Snapchat’s series F financing round, which the company began raising last year, the person told Reuters. Snapchat, which makes a free app ...

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Slack Raises $200 Million, Boosting Valuation to $3.8 Billion…

Slack has raised $200 million in venture capital financing, boosting its valuation to $3.8 billion, the messaging software startup said on Friday. The latest funding round comes in spite of a contraction in venture capital investing for technology startups, amid widespread concern about high valuations. The market rout among tech ...

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A Mindset Tune-Up for a Profitable Exit Strategy…

After pouring years of hard work to create and build a successful business, you earned the right to sell it so that you can move on to new pursuits. Maybe even a well-deserved retirement in Maui.   But selling a company is not the same as selling your products or ...

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