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SPACs face increasing hurdles in race to get deals done

An exclusive club of SPACs backed by private equity, venture capital and hedge fund titans may have a New Year's resolution: Deploy tens of...

Mayhem in Washington sparks condemnation from tech, business leaders

Stunning scenes from Washington of mobs breaching the Capitol—along with President Trump's own reaction to the events—sparked condemnation and anger across the business and...

10 big things: The remarkable rise of Roblox

As of this writing, it has been less than 48 hours since rioters ransacked the US Capitol in a bid to overturn the results...

The top 10 VC and PE deals of 2020

A lot can happen in 12 months. Just ask Airbnb.When 2020 began, the company was preparing for a long-awaited IPO after more than a...

Hot or not: Where European VC funding went in 2020

The record amount of venture capital investment in Europe this year suggests that the appetite for the region's startups remains strong despite the global pandemic. Including...

9 big things: Silicon Valley’s race to space

For a long time, startups and outer space didn't mix. But that has changed over the past couple decades. New technologies have made it...

The year in charts: VC defies 2020 expectations despite the pandemic

In its now-infamous "Black Swan" letter of warning to startup founders and CEOs in March about the coronavirus and its potential impact on the...

IPO bonanza leaves out some tech workers over unexercised stock options

Employees at San Francisco-based startups are in focus for an estimated $4.9 billion worth of unexercised pre-IPO stock options. (Frank Schulenburg/Creative Commons) 2020 has been...

From mealworms to mushrooms: 10 VC deals you might have missed in 2020

Many thought the COVID-19 outbreak and the economic volatility that resulted would put a damper on venture capital investing this year. But 2020 is...

9 big things: The surreal IPOs of Airbnb and DoorDash

Nine months ago, the pandemic began. Eight months ago, Airbnb raised $2 billion in debt and equity at an $18 billion valuation, nearly halving...

DoorDash makes a splash in blockbuster trading debut after IPO

In a stunning Wall Street debut, DoorDash soared 86% on its first day of trading on Wednesday to close at $189.51 per share with...

Silicon Valley’s banner year on Wall Street reshapes IPO landscape

A week of mega-IPOs capped off a year that has refashioned the traditional bridge between public and private markets.Richly valued tech offerings this week...

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