American unicorns: When primary rounds are distant, secondary markets provide clarity

Unlike in the public markets, valuations of so-called ‘unicorn’ start-ups might only be updated following funding rounds. What if investors want insights more frequently?

Epic Games, Chime Bank, Databricks, and SpaceX are four of the most well-known US startups in recent years, all of which have gone from small beginnings to wide renown. But like all venture capital-backed startups, their valuations have changed quite infrequently over their lifetimes, only being adjusted upon new funding rounds, which can be anywhere from a few months to more than 18 months apart. Even then, data for private companies like this is hard to come by, and difficult to evaluate.


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In Absentia: Remembering Sandra Villena and finding her killer

Sandra Villena, a 32-year-old market data professional on the rise, was murdered while on vacation in October 2022. Nearly a year later, her friends and family are still seeking justice, while they learn how to live with the absence that now fills their lives.

In Absentia: Recordando a Sandra Villena y en búsqueda de su Asesino

Sandra Villena, una profesional de datos de mercado de 32 años con gran promesa, fue asesinada mientras estaba de vacaciones en octubre de 2022. Casi un año después, sus amigos y familiares todavía buscan justicia, mientras aprenden a vivir con la ausencia que ahora llena sus vidas.

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