Hendri Wigunah

Hendri Wigunah

Startup Founder & Millenial Entrepreneur

A tale of two continents – TechCrunch

More posts by this contributor There’s an implosion of early-stage VC funding, and no one’s talking about it Venture investing in the US and Europe are totally different industries If you’re hoping to create a unicorn on a budget, look to the European technology sector for inspiration. Despite the well-documented increase in available funding for… Continue reading

A guide to the nonsense – TechCrunch

It’s been more than a half-decade since Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures kicked off the unicorn craze. Noting in a well-read post for TechCrunch that an interesting cohort of private companies worth a billion dollars or more was worth examining, the post brought the “unicorn” into its current usage inside of tech. And then tech itself did the term a favor,… Continue reading

Global unicorn exits hit multi-year high in 2018 – TechCrunch

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals Home run exits happen stealthily for biotech Unicorn exits are taking flight. With the IPO window wide open, an apparent record number of venture-backed companies privately valued over $1 billion have launched public offerings this year. Crunchbase… Continue reading

Unicorns gorge as investors dish up bigger rounds, more capital

Is there a point when investors will turn off the spigots for giant unicorn funding rounds? If so, we haven’t reached that threshold yet. Last year, investors put a record amount of capital into members of the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard, a list of private venture-backed companies valued at more than $1 billion. Globally, a staggering $66… Continue reading

The state of the unicorn

So far, 2017 is shaping up to be a pretty good year for technology unicorns. Private investors are minting about one new unicorn a week this year, roughly the same pace as 2016. More existing unicorns are going public. And for those remaining private, capital continues to flow in while disclosed valuations are mostly holding… Continue reading

There’s no shame in a $100M startup

Joseph Flaherty Contributor Joe Flaherty is director of Content & Community at Founder Collective. More posts by this contributor: The era of unicorn startups has created a distorted view of entrepreneurial success. All the talk about billion-dollar exits has inflated the numbers that define a win. Starting and selling a company for $100 million dollars… Continue reading