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Here"s how 14 Bay Area IPOs did in the strongest first half in 4 years

Fourteen Bay Area companies did IPOs in the first six months of 2018, nearly as many as the 15 that went public last year and the best first half since the recent high-water year of 2014, when 34 made their Wall Street debuts......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 29th, 2018

Millionaires Club: The largest mega-fund rounds for Bay Area startups

Bay Area startups scored a massive number of mega-funding rounds last year, claiming more than half of the 75 rounds of $200 million or more that swept across the U.S. The number of mega-rounds last year more than doubled over previous years in both.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 17th, 2019

Q2"s profit surge was the strongest in years. Who led the charge in the Charlotte area?

U.S. companies rebounded from a lackluster showing in the first quarter of the year with a surge in profits that's expected to fuel even more economic growth in the months ahead. The Commerce Department reported this week that after-tax profits among.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 10th, 2018

Here are the Bay Area IPOs in the pipeline for the second half of 2018

These Bay Area companies are expected to go public in the second half of what has been the busiest IPO year since 2014......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 6th, 2018

46% of residents polled say they plan to leave the Bay Area

Nearly half of San Francisco Bay Area voters plan to leave the region in the next few years, fed up with exorbitant housing costs and the long commutes caused by the lack of available homes near their workplaces. Less than 48 hours before polls open.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 4th, 2018

Smoked-fish company seeks to expand in Brooklyn

A prominent New York City smoked fish company is looking to expand with a commercial development in Brooklyn. Acme Smoked Fish Corp., a company linked in the area for nearly 100 years, is teaming up... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 16th, 2019

"Queen of the New York Art Scene" sentenced to jail for tax fraud

Art dealer Mary Boone, the so-called “The New Queen of the Art Scene,” was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after failing to pay millions in income taxes. Boone, 67, who came to prominence in the 1980’s New York art scene, was also .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 15th, 2019

More Than Half Of Homes In These Zip Codes Are "Seriously Underwater"

Roughly 12 years after the US housing market meltdown entered its most acute phase in 2007, a shocking number .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 9th, 2019

Patti Payne"s Cool Pads: New luxury community in Sammamish draws Amazon exec (Photos)

When David and Jill Brown moved to the Seattle area from South Africa six years ago, it was because of an opportunity from Amazon. “We thought, let’s go pursue the American dream,” Jill said. David is a vice president for Amazon Web Servic.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 8th, 2019

Fairytale Town begins $6 million expansion

Fairytale Town, the children's museum and play area in Sacramento’s William Land Park, is getting ready for its first expansion in its 60-year history. The $6 million project will add half an acre to Fairytale Town to allow construction of a new.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 8th, 2019

Sprint parent"s $100B Vision Fund could run out of cash in less than two years

SoftBank Group Corp.'s nearly $100 billion Vision Fund could run out of cash in a year and a half, The Wall Street Journal reports.  The fund, which has invested in companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and WeWork Cos. LLC, has burned through abou.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 7th, 2019

Spending by SoftBank Vision Fund Raises Need for More Cash

SoftBank has spent at least half of its nearly $100 billion Vision Fund in less than two years, increasing the pressure to raise more money if the world’s biggest tech investor wants to maintain that pace......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjFeb 7th, 2019

The "Retail Apocalypse" Isn"t Over: It Is Only Just Getting Started

Last year's holiday sales season was one of the strongest in years. But unfortunately for America's struggling re.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 6th, 2019

Bay Area IPOs return this week. Here are 12 already in the pipeline for 2019.

Despite the IPO-less January, some experts predict 2019 will be a big year for venture-backed exits via the public markets. Here's a look at what's in the pipeline, including two this week......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 6th, 2019

The Wall Street Journal: SoftBank’s $100 billion Vision Fund is already half spent

SoftBank Group Corp. has spent at least half of its nearly $100 billion Vision Fund in less than two years, increasing the pressure on the world’s biggest technology investor to raise more money if it wants to maintain that pace......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 6th, 2019

Okta joins growing number of San Francisco tech companies donating to fight poverty

Another tech company has answered the call to help fight Bay Area poverty. The philanthropic arm of San Francisco-based Okta is contributing $500,000 over the next four years to nonprofit Tipping Point Community, which works on education, workforce d.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 6th, 2019

Hot take: Buffalo"s average temperature was 49.4 in 2018

The average annual temperature in Buffalo-Niagara dipped below 50 degrees for the first time in three years in 2018, though it was still balmy relative to the last century-and-a-half. The average temperature in 2018 was 49.4 degrees Fahrenheit compar.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 5th, 2019

Credit union hires former GE, Ayco and Kinderhook Bank execs to leadership team

CAP COM Federal Credit Union has hired three new executives with backgrounds at some of the largest companies in the area to lead its management team, as the credit union goes through its biggest management shift in 15 years......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 5th, 2019

Here"s where Central Florida colleges, universities saw their biggest successes in the past year

Several area educational institutions are expecting growth through the next few years in both the number of students and facilities......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 4th, 2019

Hugh Zimmer, a giant in area real estate and development, dies

Hugh Zimmer, one of the biggest names in area real estate and development, died Friday at the age of 88. Zimmer, retired chairman of Zimmer Cos. Inc., worked in real estate for 65 years. Newmark Grubb Zimmer is one of the Kansas City area’s lar.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 4th, 2019

Technology drives hiring surge at these fastest-growing Bay Area law firms

Breaking the trend from the last few years, employment at some law firms increased in 2018. From small intellectual property firms to national legal giants, the growth at many firms was startling. “This is part of a longer term trend more than an i.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 1st, 2019