Pricing unicorn secondaries a smoke-and-mirrors game

OPACITY is the name of the game in the private markets, and perhaps more so when it comes to unicorn secondaries. There is no standard price discovery mechanism for these deals, so buyers and...

Public tech displaces private unicorns as market stars

[ATLANTA] For the past few years, investors have warned of a bubble in privately held tech companies: Valuations simply couldn't be justified based on comparisons with their publicly traded...

Opening the door to unicorns invites risk for average investors

MANY investors may have fantasised about those "if only" investments. If only I had invested in Peloton. Or Uber. Or Lyft.

Next big wave of technology unicorn listings could be in India

[SINGAPORE] India's stock markets are set for a wave of unicorn listings, according to technology venture capitalist and former Infosys Ltd official Mohandas Pai.

Differentiating unicorns from asses

I WILL remember 2019 as the year when many unicorns were exposed as donkeys in disguise.

Over 20 more unicorns on S-E Asia horizon

SOUTH-EAST Asia might see the rise of more than 20 unicorns over the next decade, with up to eight from fintech and specialty e-commerce sectors.

Beijing may cull a stateside unicorn stampede

[HONG KONG] A bitcoin miner, flying-taxi maker and apartment-sharing outfit are among the herd of Chinese upstarts rushing to New York markets. Their untested business models are alarming enough....

S-E Asia a 'goldmine of untapped opportunity': Grab co-founder

EVEN though South-east Asia remains underserved, solutions that are "copy and paste" from developed markets would not work well here, ride-hailing giant Grab's co-founder Tan Hooi Ling said.

'Unicorns' that wowed investors face hard road on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AFP) - The so-called "unicorns" that attracted big investments and took Silicon Valley by storm are facing a chillier environment as they turn to Wall Street for fresh capital.

SoftBank announces US$108b Vision Fund 2

[TOKYO] SoftBank Group Corp's founder Masayoshi Son launched a second Vision Fund, seeking to extend his reign as the world's most influential technology investor.

SGX to boost derivatives, target South-east Asia unicorns: CEO

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Exchange (SGX) aims to add products to its lucrative derivatives business and offer South-east Asian unicorns a platform to list shares and bonds, in a multi-asset...