We take a look at Soundcloud, the European music streaming site, to show how preferred share structures create incentives for founders around sales.
By: Kadhim Shubber
Heroic unpopularity; central counterparty defaults; startup terminators; and a great deal more.
The Amazon CEO tries a new look.
The founder of one of Britain’s few technology “unicorns” has a compelling backstory that starts in the slums of Delhi. But several significant details of his story appear exaggerated or false.
Capital flows between emerging and developed markets; a new politics of hating Mondays; the false temptations of the Russia/Trump story; and other stuff.
And the joys of cap tables with generous preferred share structures.
Brexit means Scottish independence makes more economic sense; secularism is making America more polarised; asking banks to raise capital is actually not the worst thing in the world; and much much more.
Reality finally caught up with the hype for another billion dollar technology startup.
The UK government seems to think it has a strong hand in asking for its money back from the EIB. It doesn’t.
Bannon’s Jacuzzi bathtub, bad companies and good investments, the economic destiny of immigrants, and much more.
David Brown steps down as CEO of the business he founded in 2009, days after the company missed payroll.
Some staff at one of the few British technology startups valued at over $1bn have not been paid on time in each of the past three months.
The story of Elimco UK is an example of how risks long associated with certain specialist forms of finance don’t just disappear because the world has gone digital.
Not everything that happens post-Brexit is because of Brexit.
The former Autonomy chief executive claims to have a billion dollars at his disposal, but he’s hardly put any of it to work.
The median pensioner now has a higher disposable income than their working age equivalent.
Apple’s Tim Cook speaks out about fake news, but misses a deeper contradiction in the debate.
The CEO of ecommerce biz Shopify breaks new ground in the battle to secure corporate rights.
The season’s latest fashion is letting Trump take credit for job creation and investment you were already committed to.
The FCA deems wholesale lending un-P2P, maybe because it ends up looking like banking.
Stuart Chambers currently acting as a “senior advisor” rather than chairman as originally planned.
Not quite the startup dream.
Trust doesn’t come free. Don’t be surprised if people think you’re up to no good when you’ve done little to earn it.
Investors continue to take Trump seriously but not literally.
Questions to which the answer is ‘not much’.
Blockchain! P2P! Roboadvisory!
The removal of interest payment deductibility could provide an incentive for US multinationals to issue more debt overseas.
Why take government money once when you can take it twice?
Lending is so passé, insurance is the hot new thing.
Penny stock shares go flying, even after the company reminds the stock market it basically has no equity.