Here’s what we’ve been reading:
Magic Leap, the secretive Florida startup developing a “cinematic reality” device, has raised $793.5 million in new funding in what might be the largest “C” round in Internet history.
The murkier issue is not whether Dropbox can build a good business, but whether it can ever become the $10 billion goose that investors had once seen it as. Reports of Dropbox’s demise are premature. But so are reports of its comeback.
To generate creative ideas, it’s important to start from an unusual place. But to explain those ideas, they have to be connected to something familiar. That’s why so many startups are introducing themselves as the “Uber for X.”
2016 will be another great year for startups trying to disrupt the financial industry.
“They [Uber] are a brand-name, venture start-up,” Mr. Brown said. “They are basically saying, ‘We’re Uber and no one’s putting a gun to your head, and we’re doing you a favor.’ ”
Finally, Pitchbook takes a look at three of the biggest concerns for today’s skeptical IPO investor.