A booming startup market requires an investment race for ever younger companies

Blank Street has a simple business: it sells coffee, sometimes in carts, usually in small shops. It launched its first venue 17 months ago, before starting dotting Manhattan and Brooklyn with bartenders. Even a couple of years ago, a fast-growing chain of no-frills, low-cost coffee shops may have struggled to find interest from tech investors. … Read more

The $ 900 billion pile of cash that inflates startup valuations

Investors are braving a share price plunge for new public companies to put hundreds of billions of dollars at the disposal of startups, a stack of cash that promises to inject a torrent of money into early-stage companies in 2022 and beyond. Special-purpose acquisition companies, which make startups public through mergers, raised about $ 12 … Read more