Will Silicon Valley's Unicorn Herd Grow or Shrink in 2016?…

This story appears in the December 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » You’re not hallucinating: Unicorns are indeed running wild across Silicon Valley. Once rare, unicorns — startups valued at more than $1 billion — are now shockingly commonplace: As of this writing, venture capital database CB Insights counts 141 companies with a cumulative valuation of $506 Read more…

Learn Before You Earn: How to Figure a Startup's Pre-Money Valuation…

Q: Why is a company’s pre-money valuation important to investors? How is it determined, and what other factors should investors consider? Are there online tools that would assist in calculating my venture’s valuation? -anonymous A: I find settling on a valuation to be one of the top challenges young entrepreneurs face today. Before I tackle Read more…

Examining True Valuation In the Wake of Disappointing Tech IPOs…

When Square set its IPO price at $9 this past November, the news drew disappointment and more than a little trepidation about the future of Silicon Valley. The $9 share price meant that Square’s valuation came in nearly $4 billion under its projected numbers. And it’s not the only tech giant to post disappointing figures recently. Box, Hortonworks, Read more…

Aaron Levie on Box's $1 Billion Valuation and Solving the World's 'Unsexy' Problems…

Reader Resource Position yourself for growth in 2017—join us live at the Entrepreneur 360™ Conference in Long Beach, Calif. on Nov. 16. Secure Your Seat » If the billion-dollar-startup club was a high-school football team, Aaron Levie would have lettered as a freshman. Though hardly built like a linebacker, the slight 28-year-old CEO with wild Read more…