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This Week’s Best Reading
Start-Up Sets Record for Valuation
At $46 billion, a Chinese smartphone maker is now the world’s most valuable tech startup. This is the exclamation point on a year of extraordinary valuations. Read about other insane start-up valuations here.
VCs Are So Lazy
After high-profile fact-checking failures by the print media, Alex Taub of SocialRank writes that VC due diligence can often be just as bad. Read more here.
Meet AngelList's Largest Syndicate Ever
This start-up has already raised more than $60 million from top-notch VCs. Now it’s letting the crowd on AngelList in on the action. Find out which company it is here.
19 Companies with $1B+ Valuations in 2014
It's unbelievably difficult to create a company and grow it to the point where it’s valued at $1 billion or more. So difficult, in fact, that investors call these companies “unicorns.”Without further ado, here’s a list of last year’s Unicorns.
Israeli Start-Ups Set Record for Exits
As readers of our Monday Weekly Deal Digest know, Israel has become a hotbed for start-up activity. Here's why you'll want to pay even closer attention to the Israeli deals from OurCrowd in 2015.
7 VCs Predict What’ll Be Big in 2015
Venture capitalists believe that 2015 will be a year of tumult and triumph. Read the visions of some of the world’s top investors here.
Funding for Bitcoin Start-Ups Triples
Venture capitalists remain extremely bullish on bitcoin and its potential – and they’re putting nearly half a billion dollars where their mouth is. Read more about bitcoin’s banner year for funding here.