Drone exits timeline. Frontier health startups. Asian corporates.
So Blue Apron’s stock price has been struggling since its IPO.
Prior to the IPO, VC firm Goodwater Capital published a detailed but critical analysis of the company’s financials based on its S-1. It prompted this question from Blue Apron investor Phin Barnes, a partner at First Round Capital, who took exception with a fellow VC being critical of Blue Apron and startups in general.
Erin Griffith of Fortune asked if every VC firm must support every startup and Barnes responded that he thought so.
Barnes added that “those in the industry should support the industry.”
This is an interesting question. So we wanted to ask you:
Should VCs only support startups and the industry, at least publicly? (Click to vote)
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What is the point?
After seeing this “graph,” I can’t stop saying “the point of optimality” in a robot voice.
“You have reached the point of optimality. I ask you to stop. The optimality threshold has been breached.”
Ok — maybe it’s just me.
In any case, it’s a nonsensical graph we wanted to share.
Active in Asia
We highlighted the top corporate investors within Asia — including Tencent Holdings, SBI Investment, and CyberAgent Ventures — in the past year and analyzed how these 12 players are fueling innovation in the Asia tech ecosystem. In Q1’17, these corporates participated in 125 deals across $6.6B in funding.
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.