Unicorns are out of shape: Peloton Interactive IPO raises some concerns

Peloton Interactive Inc. [NASDAQ: PTON] – Market Cap as of 12/10/2019 $6.26bn   Introduction On September 26th, 2019, Peloton, an American exercise equipment and media company, went public on the Nasdaq raising $1.16bn via its IPO. The company raised this capital through floating 40 million new shares at $29, effectively giving the company a valuation […]

Lexmark’s pursuit for “hard” opportunities – A deal with the Chinese

Lexmark International Inc.; market cap as of 23/04/2016:$2.3bn Apex Technology Co., Ltd.; market cap as of 18/02/2016: ¥25.20bn ($3.87bn) Introduction On April 19, US printer maker Lexmark agreed to a $3.6bn takeover by a Chinese investment consortium led by ink cartridges manufacturer Apex Technology Co., Ltd. and Asian private equity firm PAG Asia Capital. The […]

BSIC meets Sequoia Capital: Exclusive talk with Sir Michael Moritz

This week we had the extraordinary opportunity to meet and talk with Sir Michael Moritz, Chairman of Sequoia Capital, who was at Bocconi to talk at the Lectio Inauguralis Rodolfo De Benedetti Chair in Entrepreneurship. Sir Moritz gave us a speech for about an hour, here we summarize the contents of our meeting. BSIC: For […]

Interview: Alessandro Piol – Venture Capital and Angel Investing in NYC

Venture capital and angel investing have been at the heart of the vibrant entrepreneurial community in the US for decades and have helped create global success stories such as Facebook, Netflix and Tumblr. Growing access to mass communication and fast-paced technological innovation around the world today are spreading the need for early stage financing for […]