2019 is reportedly the year of well anticipated tech IPOs. Is this a resurge of what used to be the norm, or just a timing coincidence? Are IPOs a way for scaling up tech companies or just an exit for investors? To address these questions we analyzed the funding path of over 40 thousand tech scaleups across US, Europe, China, and Israel.
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Large corporations are increasing their efforts to find innovative and disruptive technologies in the world’s most relevant technology hotspots, and through this search, they are branching out to locations with tight innovation ecosystems to engage with technology and talent. Silicon Valley and Israel are the most obvious innovation destinations.
I had the chance to spend some time with an old friend, Rick Belluzzo. Rick has been at the forefront of some of the tech development for the last 35 years. A Silicon Valley native, he moved from the most junior position at HP to being president of one of the most profitable unit of HP (printers), to become later on President at Microsoft during the Bill Gates / Ballmer transition.Lately, looking back at his roots, he became a partner at one of Italy major VCs, Innogest.
Presented today in Milan, hosted by Borsa Italiana, the “Fintech M&As Study” realized by Mind the Bridge in collaboration with L’Atelier BNP-Paribas Americas. Based on the “Tech Startup M&As: 2018 Report” published in 2018 with Crunchbase, the study focuses on M&As in the global Fintech scene, covering today a wide range of solutions, from lending to saving, personal and institutional investments, equity financing, consumer banking, and more.