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The Next Wave of ‘Unicorn’ Start-Ups

Supported by The Next Wave of ‘Unicorn’ Start-Ups Uber and Airbnb were part of an early generation of tech start-ups that quickly reached $ 1 billion in value. The up-and-coming generation is looking very different. Image CreditCreditIllustration by Tyler Comrie; Photographs by Erin Dybedahl and Hannah Mentz, via Getty Images ...

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In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note.

Supported by In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note. Image Lime was one of three electric-scooter start-ups that participated in a pilot project in Portland, Ore. Over the four-month program, Portlanders took 700,369 scooter rides.CreditCreditMike Blake/Reuters By Kate Conger Jan. 15, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — The e-scooter boom ...

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Start-Ups Ask, ‘Are We Making Money for Saudi Arabia?’

Start-Ups Ask, ‘Are We Making Money for Saudi Arabia?’ Image David Gutelius, a partner at the Data Guild, near his home in Reno, Nev. Discovering the sources of potential investors’ funding was harder than he expected, he said. CreditCreditTiffany Brown Anderson for The New York Times By Erin Griffith Nov. ...

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State of the Art: About That Joint: Marijuana Start-Ups Pass

Advertisement The streets of San Francisco have always smelled of marijuana. Yet it’s worth noting that the city doesn’t seem to have gotten much smellier in the new year, after the recreational use of marijuana became legal in California under a law approved by voters in 2016. Well, obviously: because ...

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Big Bets on A.I. Open a New Frontier for Chip Start-Ups, Too

Advertisement SAN FRANCISCO — For years, tech industry financiers showed little interest in start-up companies that made computer chips. How on earth could a start-up compete with a goliath like Intel, which made the chips that ran more than 80 percent of the world’s personal computers? Even in the areas ...

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Bay Area Start-Ups Find Low-Cost Outposts in Arizona

PHOENIX — Three years ago, Kate Rogers was caught in the Bay Area struggle. She paid the astronomical rents. She did the crushing commute. She lived the frustration of always thinking about money even though she was a well-paid professional in the booming technology industry. And then, just like that, ...

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Investors show plenty of interest in Vietnam startups: report

 Vietnam’s startup ecosystem in 2015. Photo credit: Topica Founder Institute At least 67 technology startups in Vietnam received funding last year, a sharp increase from 28 the year before, according to a report Thursday. The number of deals may have been even higher since not every business published its information, ...

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Dizzying Ride May Be Ending for Start-Ups

SAN FRANCISCO — The worth of hot technology start-ups seemed for years to go in only one direction: straight up. Now there are signs of growing unease over the dizzying valuations of some of the most richly priced private companies. The latest sign has emerged with one such favorite, Snapchat, ...

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