With a growing portfolio of investments in emerging tech companies, Alphabet is benefiting from rising start-up valuations and a solid market for IPOs.
Years into a boom for venture capital fueled by low-interest rates and the prospect of a lucrative hit in tech, deal flow and valuations are reaching new peaks. Among the biggest beneficiaries are the companies vying to become the next big social-media platform.
Several large technology startups found big exits last year. One big lesson was that lofty private valuations don't necessarily translate to the public markets, particularly if there's no pathway to profitability.
Stats showed that nearly half of the total amount invested in U.K. tech came from U.S. and Asian investors. Last year, foreign investors flocked to the U.K. and Europe in search of cheaper valuations amid growing interest in burgeoning areas like fintech.
The WeWork saga was a kind of reckoning for tech valuations in private markets. But that doesn't mean venture capitalists are shying away from big deals, according to a recent outlook.
The last couple of years count as only the third time in history when private equity-backed acquisition values, measured as a multiple of cash flow, have exceeded valuations in global stock markets, according to Bain & Company.
Australia's pension funds will be forced to push more money into less traditional assets -- such as apartment developments and even direct lending to companies -- after the strong recent performance of equities and fixed-income left valuations lofty in public markets.
In this fireside chat, Jyri Engerstrom, co-founder and general partner at Yes VC, and Alex Bangash, CEO at Trusted Insight, discuss disruption in the venture capital landscape. Alex has been an active investor ahead of many trends in the venture capital scene and here's what he had to share.
When a former Kleiner Perkins partner and founder of the VC firm Cowboy Ventures coined the term "unicorn" in 2013, there were just 39 companies that had earned the title. Five years later, the rate at which startups are becoming unicorns has increased 353.1%.
Private equity investors are taking a fresh look at Southeast Asia as the US-China trade war threatens to shake up the global supply chain. Valuations of companies have been rising this year as investors anticipate that manufacturers may shift parts of their production out of China.