Arrival Developing Electric Vehicles Without Assembly Line

Arrival, a developer of electric vans and buses, says it has come up with a cheaper way to build vehicles in small factories. But can it deliver on that promise?

#arrival-ltd, #automobiles, #buses, #charlotte-nc, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #england, #factories-and-manufacturing, #initial-public-offerings, #inventions-and-patents, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #robots-and-robotics, #rock-hill-sc, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-parcel-service-inc, #vans

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How Can the City of London Survive Brexit?

Other European cities are eating away at Britain’s edge in financial services. The government is trying to find ways to keep it.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #deliveroo-roofoods-ltd, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #hill-jonathan-hopkin-1960, #initial-public-offerings, #international-trade-and-world-market, #london-england, #london-stock-exchange, #special-purpose-acquisition-companies-spac, #stocks-and-bonds

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Why Coinbase’s IPO Is a Cryptocurrency Coming-Out Party

With acceptance from traditional investors, a profitable start-up that eases transactions is offering proof of the industry’s staying power.

#armstrong-brian-1983, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #bitcoin-currency, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #ethereum-foundation, #initial-public-offerings, #tesla-motors-inc, #tusk-bradley-1973, #venture-capital, #virtual-currency

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How to Fix SPACs

The big names behind blank-check companies don’t always stick around. Could changing that protect investors?

#initial-public-offerings, #lucid-motors-inc, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #palihapitiya-chamath, #special-purpose-acquisition-company-spac, #stocks-and-bonds, #virgin-galactic

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The Start-Up Enemies of Wall Street Are Booming

Times are flush for young tech companies like Stripe and Coinbase, which are having a moment as they upend the financial establishment.

#affirm-inc, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #brex-inc, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #initial-public-offerings, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #robinhood-financial-llc, #start-ups, #stripe-inc, #venture-capital

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WeWork Will Go Public in a Merger With a SPAC

The money-losing office space firm plans to merge with a blank-check company backed by big Wall Street investors.

#blackrock-inc, #co-working, #initial-public-offerings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #neumann-adam, #ranadive-vivek, #real-estate-commercial, #softbank-corporation, #son-masayoshi, #starwood-capital-group, #stocks-and-bonds, #wework-companies-inc

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Discord, a Chat App for Gamers, Said to Have Discussed Deal With Microsoft

An acquisition of Discord, which could top $10 billion, would buttress Microsoft’s gaming business, as video gaming has boomed in the pandemic.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #discord-inc, #initial-public-offerings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #social-media, #software, #start-ups, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #xbox-video-game-system

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‘The Market Seems Crazy’: Start-Ups Wrestle With Flood of Offers

As a deal frenzy mounts, propelled by financial vehicles known as SPACs, start-ups have become the prey.

#celebrities, #computers-and-the-internet, #delphix, #entrepreneurship, #expensify-inc, #initial-public-offerings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #venture-capital

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Coupang, South Korea’s Answer to Amazon, Debuts in I.P.O.

Coupang, a start-up founded by a Harvard Business School dropout, helped transform e-commerce in South Korea, one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for online shopping.

#amazon-com-inc, #coupang, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #initial-public-offerings, #labor-and-jobs, #naver-com, #shopping-and-retail, #south-korea, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Roblox Soars 43% on First Day of Trading as Gaming Booms

The gaming site, a tween favorite, began trading at $64.50 a share, up from its reference price of $45. The opening trade values it at nearly $42 billion.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #initial-public-offerings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #roblox-video-game, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds

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How Do Silicon Valley Techies Celebrate Getting Rich in a Pandemic?

Not by buying airplanes. Instead, the newest start-up millionaires are proceeding cautiously.

#airbnb, #high-net-worth-individuals, #initial-public-offerings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #silicon-valley-calif, #start-ups

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Anyone Who’s Anyone Has a SPAC Right Now

A once obscure financial maneuver becomes a celebrity flex.

#celebrities, #initial-public-offerings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures

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WeWork’s Path to Markets Is Cleared as Co-Founder and SoftBank Settle Suit

Adam Neumann was said to be selling $480 million of his shares to the Japanese conglomerate, which aims to take WeWork public.

#co-working, #initial-public-offerings, #neumann-adam, #softbank-corporation, #stocks-and-bonds, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wework-companies-inc

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Adam Neumann of WeWork and SoftBank Are in Settlement Talks

A legal dispute has been a key hurdle to taking WeWork public.

#co-working, #initial-public-offerings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #neumann-adam, #softbank-corporation, #wework-companies-inc

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Why SPACs Could Leave Investors in the Cold

Known as SPACs, these shell companies allow businesses to sell shares to the public with different disclosure than usual. What could go wrong?

#ackman-william-a, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #initial-public-offerings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #spac-special-purpose-acquisition-company, #stocks-and-bonds, #venture-capital

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Robinhood, in Need of Cash, Raises $1 Billion From Its Investors

The no-fee trading app, which is popular with young investors, has been strained by the high volume of trading this week in stocks such as GameStop.

#computers-and-the-internet, #hedge-funds, #initial-public-offerings, #mobile-applications, #robinhood-financial-llc, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #venture-capital

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Market Edges Toward Euphoria, Despite Pandemic’s Toll

Investors of all stripes piled into stocks this year, creating levels of froth reminiscent of the dot-com boom. Analysts say there’s room to go higher, but some worry about a bubble.

#airbnb, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doordash-mobile-app, #etsy-inc, #federal-reserve-system, #initial-public-offerings, #palantir-technologies, #robinhood-financial-llc, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stimulus-economic, #stocks-and-bonds

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Coinbase’s I.P.O. Has Big Potential, and Big Risks

The cryptocurrency giant’s initial public offering holds big potential — and significant risks.

#coinbase-inc, #engie-sa, #initial-public-offerings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #private-equity, #special-purpose-acquisition-vehicles-spacs, #tpg-capital, #venture-capital

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Airbnb Tops $100 Billion on First Day of Trading, Reviving Talk of a Bubble

The home-rental company’s blockbuster I.P.O. followed that of the delivery company DoorDash. Investors piled into both.

#airbnb, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #initial-public-offerings, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #start-ups, #travel-and-vacations, #venture-capital

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Why the F.T.C. and States Want to Break Up Facebook

The F.T.C. and more than 40 states seek to break up the tech giant.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #boies-schillerflexner, #boies-david, #conway-ron, #facebook-inc, #initial-public-offerings, #instagram-inc, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #sequoia-capital, #social-media, #softbank-corporation, #whatsapp-inc

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Airbnb Prices I.P.O. at $68 a Share

The move, which is the second time the home-rental company raised its offering price, would value Airbnb for as much as $42 billion.

#airbnb, #doordash-mobile-app, #initial-public-offerings, #venture-capital

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DoorDash Stock Soars After Initial Public Offering

The delivery company’s shares started trading at $182 each, 78 percent above its initial public offering price of $102, in a sign of investor appetite.

#airbnb, #computers-and-the-internet, #delivery-services, #doordash-mobile-app, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #initial-public-offerings, #restaurants, #start-ups, #venture-capital

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‘This Is Insanity’: Start-Ups End Year in a Deal Frenzy

Investors are tripping over one another to give hot start-ups money. DoorDash and Airbnb are going public. The good times are baaack.

#airbnb, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doordash-mobile-app, #initial-public-offerings, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #venture-capital

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Airbnb Reveals Falling Revenue, With Travel Hit by Pandemic

The home rental service gave the first comprehensive look at its finances on Monday as it moves to go public.

#airbnb, #chesky-brian, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #initial-public-offerings, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #travel-and-vacations, #venture-capital

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DoorDash Reveals I.P.O. Filing

The company’s performance renewed questions about whether “gig economy” businesses can turn a profit.

#company-reports, #delivery-services, #doordash-mobile-app, #food, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #initial-public-offerings, #restaurants, #venture-capital, #xu-tony

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Why China Halted Ant’s I.P.O., Dealing Jack Ma a Blow

Investors in what would have been the world’s largest share sale are getting refunds, as Beijing shows entrepreneurs the importance of listening to the Communist Party.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #alipay, #ant-financial-services-group, #china, #initial-public-offerings, #ma-jack, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stocks-and-bonds

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Jack Ma Gets Summoned by Beijing Ahead of Ant I.P.O.

The internet finance titan, which is days away from a huge stock offering, has challenged China’s state-led banking system, putting it in the cross-hairs of the authorities.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #alipay, #ant-financial-services-group, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #initial-public-offerings, #ma-jack, #mobile-applications, #peoples-bank-of-china, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stocks-and-bonds

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Airbnb Fights Its ‘Party House Problem’

Noise. Damages. Safety questions. Airbnb is racing to address the risks posed by partying guests before it goes public.

#accidents-and-safety, #airbnb, #chesky-brian, #initial-public-offerings, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #start-ups, #travel-and-vacations

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Ant Challenged Beijing and Prospered. Now It Toes the Line.

The tech giant, which is preparing for a mega I.P.O., has transformed personal finance in China. Regulators have taken notice.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #alipay, #ant-financial-services-group, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #e-commerce, #initial-public-offerings, #ma-jack, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #personal-finances

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Ant Group Set to Raise $34 Billion in World’s Biggest I.P.O.

The Alibaba online finance spinoff, which offers people in China a one-stop shop for loans, investments and more, will list shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #alipay, #ant-financial-services-group, #china, #hong-kong, #initial-public-offerings, #shanghai-china, #stocks-and-bonds

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BTS Management’s Stock Soars on First Day of Trading

Shares in Big Hit, the company behind the K-pop phenomenon, opened at more than double the offering price, then jumped 30 percent in early trading before finishing down on the day.

#bts-music-group, #initial-public-offerings, #k-pop, #music, #south-korea, #stocks-and-bonds

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BTS’s Loyal Army of Fans Is the Secret Weapon Behind a $4 Billion I.P.O.

What investors are really paying for is not necessarily the K-pop group or its management company, but its huge, highly connected ecosystem of followers.

#bts-music-group, #initial-public-offerings, #k-pop, #music, #south-korea

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Palantir Shares Up in Wall Street Debut

The Silicon Valley company leads a wave of tech outfits hoping to test the public markets in the busiest season for I.P.O.s in two decades.

#computers-and-the-internet, #initial-public-offerings, #karp-alex, #new-york-stock-exchange, #palantir-technologies, #snowflake-inc, #stocks-and-bonds, #thiel-peter-a

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TikTok Deal Latest: ‘Who the Hell Knows?’

Deal makers involved in the talks to sell TikTok are exasperated.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #initial-public-offerings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #oracle-corporation, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j

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Snowflake More Than Doubles in Debut as Wall Street Embraces Tech IPOs

The data storage company is among several prominent start-ups going public this year as the tech industry thrives in the pandemic.

#company-reports, #data-storage, #initial-public-offerings, #snowflake, #software, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #venture-capital

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Will This Old Financial Tool Transform Tech Investing?

Many start-ups and big-idea companies have rediscovered an alternative to a traditional I.P.O.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #entrepreneurship, #initial-public-offerings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #palihapitiya-chamath, #social-media, #start-ups, #venture-capital

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What’s a Palantir? The Tech Industry’s Next Big I.P.O.

A tech start-up named for objects in “The Lord of the Rings” has become a major government contractor. But what it does is not easy to understand.

#artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #defense-contracts, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #initial-public-offerings, #karp-alex, #palantir-technologies, #software, #start-ups, #thiel-peter-a, #trump-donald-j

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Electric Vehicle Makers Find a Back Door to Wall Street

Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, are helping them and other fledgling companies raise money and gain coveted stock listings.

#ackman-william-a, #automobiles, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #initial-public-offerings, #lordstown-ohio, #lordstown-motors, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #trucks-and-trucking

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Palantir, Tech’s Next Big I.P.O., Lost $580 Million in 2019

The Silicon Valley company could be the next in a string of tech outfits to go public long before they have turned a profit.

#company-reports, #initial-public-offerings, #karp-alex, #palantir-technologies

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Airbnb, a ‘Sharing Economy’ Pioneer, Files to Go Public

The home rental company, which was privately valued at $31 billion, is trying to go public after its business was crushed by the pandemic.

#airbnb, #chesky-brian, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #initial-public-offerings, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #start-ups, #travel-and-vacations, #venture-capital

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Can’t Afford a Birkin Bag or a Racehorse? You Can Invest in One

Interest in fractional investments has grown as the pandemic has forced more people to spend time at home, but advisers say the strategy has risks.

#birkin-bag, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #handbags-and-purses, #high-net-worth-individuals, #horse-racing, #horses, #initial-public-offerings, #luxury-goods-and-services, #personal-finances, #stocks-and-bonds

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Airbnb Was Like a Family, Until the Layoffs Started

What happens when a kumbaya office culture meets the business realities of a pandemic?

#airbnb, #chesky-brian, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #initial-public-offerings, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #travel-and-vacations

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The Tech I.P.O. Comes Roaring Back in the Pandemic

Now that the stock market has largely shrugged off the coronavirus, start-ups are scrambling to go public.

#airbnb, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hennessy-paul-executive, #initial-public-offerings, #nasdaq-composite-index, #nasdaq-stock-market, #palantir-technologies, #start-ups, #vroom-inc, #zoom-information-inc

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