All Signs Point to Silicon Valley

Advertising billboards promoting a variety of innovative tech products and services have long been staple fixtures along the freeways and arterial roads of Silicon Valley. Over the decades, on many popular commuting routes, they have easily outnumbered the more traditional roadside marketing fare found elsewhere.

Payments, Wallets & Frictionless Commerce

The latest upswing of investor interest in fintech companies has been driven in no small part by the long-awaited public listing of Coinbase (Nasdaq: COIN) on April 14. The closing share price on April 23 was above $290, over eight times its secondary market valuation just a year ago, which had remained relatively flat since the last funding round in 2018, which had priced the stock at $36/share. This 800% gain seems in turn to be closely linked to the remarkable rise in the value of bitcoin recently, which itself has also seen an eight-fold increase over the last twelve months.

What it Takes to Build a Unicorn (Podcast)

Linqto’s Chief Strategy Officer, Karim Nurani recently sat down with Raghu Yarlagadda, Co-founder and CEO of FalconX. In this entertaining episode of the Global Investor Podcast, Raghu describes his impressive journey, and explore if global unicorn companies can be successfully built through product design or a people-first focus.