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5 Tech IPOs to Watch for in 2020

This year will likely bring far less unicorn hype, but tech firms with promising business models and profit outlooks could be poised for healthy IPOs in 2020.

Sports writing startup hits $500M valuation

Subscription focused, The Athletic has grown rapidly since its start in 2016. Founded by Adam Hansmann and Alex Mather, the VC-backed sports website, has bucked the trend by focusing on annual subscriptions. And with its latest funding of $50 million, the company is now worth $500 million.

AI Startups of 2019: Where Are They Now?

In February 2019, CB Insights announced their third annual AI 100 - a list of the 100 most promising AI startups across the globe. And today, they're recapping where those companies made it in the past 12 months.

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10 Tech Flops of the Past Decade

As the last decade pulls away from us in the rearview mirror, we are reflecting on some of the world's biggest tech flops, and products that won't be making it to the 2020's.

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Happy Holidays from our team to yours.

We hope this holiday season brings you and your family the opportunity to rest, recharge and spend time with those you love. On behalf of our team at Sand Hill Group, I wish you a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous start to the new decade.

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Why the Cascadia Innovation Corridor is gaining global recognition

Home to powerhouses like Microsoft, Amazon, Nike, Lululemon, Boeing, and Intel, the Cascadia Corridor area has seen large investments from companies hoping to encourage further cooperation with state and provincial governments have signed formal agreements for collaboration, and executive-filled conferences are being held to encourage new partnerships.

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M.R. Asks 3 Questions: Bryan de Lottinville, Founder & CEO, Benevity

A self-described "recovering lawyer", Bryan de Lottinville's Benevity is the global leader in corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, including online giving, matching, volunteering and community investment. Innovating what the execution of "goodness" means and it the role it plays in employee engagement and retention, it's a great time of year to have this conversation.

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M.R Asks 3 Questions: Coco Brown, Founder and CEO, The Athena Alliance

Coco Brown, Founder and CEO of The Athena Alliance, has built a powerful community of board-ready women, rising executives, investors, CEOs, board directors, and corporations. With a unique insight into making a board-ready leader, she is widening and diversifying the circle of board candidates to allow for consistent growth and relevancy in today’s high-tech, fast-paced world.

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