TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings

Last April, Spotify surprised Wall Street bankers by choosing to go public through a direct listing process rather than through a traditional IPO. Instead of issuing new shares, the company simply sold existing shares held by insiders, employees and investors directly to the market – bypassing the roadshow process and avoiding at least some of Wall Street’s fees. That pattens is set to continue in 2019 as Silicon Valley darlings Slack and Airbnb take the direct listing approach. Have we reach...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Spotify, NYC, Finance, Government, Ipo, Funding, US, Tech, Banking, Policy, Netflix, Pandora, Zynga, Credit Suisse

SaaS stocks are coming back to life

Nasdaq’s BVP Emerging Cloud Index measures the performance of a portfolio of 45 SaaS stocks. Like much of the tech world, and the stock market in general, the final quarter of 2018 was not terribly kind. The good news is that there are signs of life lately. On November 19th, SaaS stocks had a noteworthy bad day. Everything was down, way down. As we reported, some examples included: Salesforce was down 8.7 percent to $121.01. Box was down 6.93 percent to $16.66 Workday was down 7.57 percent to $...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Finance, Tech, SaaS, Salesforce, Stock Market, Jason Lemkin, Jon Shieber, John Dinsdale, Saastr Fund, Cloud Stocks

This Week on TRB

They turned me into a hologram! TD Ameritrade’s national advisor conference is coming up, and although I can’t be there personally, attendees will have the chance to “talk” to me – they’ll press various buttons to ask me questions and my hologram will answer. Shout to Dani for setting this up. I hope people are into it!  The entire community of American investors mourned the passing ...
Tags: Finance, Links, Dani

Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches Tech Cypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals

With an inaugural investment into the Los Angeles-based entertainment startup Culture Genesis, Clifford Harris Jr., who’s better known as “T.I.”, has launched a new syndicated investment vehicle called Tech Cypha. Launched by the music and cultural impresario with more hustle than hustle and his business partner Jason Geter, the new collaborative investment strategy focused on tech startups will allow high net worth individuals to participate in deals. Live streaming studio, Culture Genesis, l...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Business, Entrepreneurship, Jay Z, La, Finance, Los Angeles, Entrepreneur, Tech, Atlanta, Economy, Nas, United States, Venture Capital, Private Equity

‘Black Monday’ is, umm, this Sunday

You better be watching this Sunday night or I don’t even know what to tell you. I know there’s football, this is for after… Welcome to “Black Monday,” a new Showtime comedy series that imagines the stock market crash of 1987 as the result of a rogue brokerage firm aiming to outfox the older (and whiter) Wall Street establishment. It’s a milieu seeped with the greed and decadence that inspired Olive...
Tags: Finance, Uncategorized, Showtime

Clips From Today’s Halftime Report

Final trades: Apple, JPMorgan, Alphabet, Nike & Comm. Services from CNBC. ...
Tags: Finance, Uncategorized, Apple JPMorgan Alphabet Nike Comm Services

Bad Arguments Against Dollar Cost Averaging

There aren’t any no-brainers in investing, but DCA comes fairly close, especially for young people with access to a deferred tax solution like a 401(k)… Michael’s amazing post on dollar cost averaging went absolutely bonkers – because he’s showing the effect of dollar cost averaging in an all new way – how many S&P 500 shares you could have bought each month of the last twenty year...
Tags: Finance, Uncategorized, Michael, DCA

Oracle paid women less than men for same work, lawsuit alleges

The class of employees would include 4,200 female workers in the firm’s product development, information technology and support functions.
Tags: Finance, Article, FBN, Fbn/markets, FOXBusiness, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/features, Megan Henney, E345b8a9-34a8-547a-9bec-75de0337ebb8

3 Ways to Improve Your Financial Situation in the New Year

Making a commitment to improving your finances in the new year is a smart move. Creating financial goals and sticking to them requires not only a roadmap of where you would like to see yourself financially but also extreme discipline. Making goals to improve your finances is one thing, but actually resolving to make them happen is equally important. Trying to improve your financial situation is confusing and overwhelming if you are unsure of where to begin, so let’s take a look at three ways tha...
Tags: Finance, Sales, Federal Reserve, Don, Eliminate Credit Card Debt Credit

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