With Uber ready to debut as the third largest tech IPO in the US, 2019 is shaping up as a breakout year for tech as funds unload into the public markets with a significant number of IPOs. The last time this kind of a bonanza occurred, Wall Street was partying like it was 1999, because it was.
Key Top-Down Technology Macro Themes and Ikove's Bottom-Up Technology Selection Process
As part of our investment process at Ikove, we look closely at core, top-down technology macro themes that we believe will reshape society and the way we live. We match this macro view with bottom-up research to identify the best technologies that will fit within these evolving trends.
State Of Early Stage Funding And Technology Commercialization
Overall, numbers for the VC industry are healthy with total funding on track for a strong year. Deal $ volume is on track to surpass $100 billion, with a strong showing of funding in later stage and so called Unicorns funding with $1 billion plus valuations.
The Search for Alpha: What Drives Strong Performance In Illiquid Investments
All asset allocators suffer from a similar conundrum: Do I sacrifice liquidity to try to achieve greater returns? The fact remains that managers should match their assets and liabilities. The so-called liquidity mismatch was greatly exacerbated during Q3 and Q4 of 2008 and Q1 and Q2 of 2009, when managers were hit with billions in redemptions and caught unprepared, as their positions became illiquid.
Every entrepreneur will face this question at some point in the cycle of their business: Does it make sense to pursue outside capital to accelerate the growth of my business or do I go at it alone? With few exceptions, especially in deep technology businesses, startups are able to generate enough early-stage revenue and cash flow to be self-sustaining and rely on a well-defined investment hierarchy and funding process.
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