• Waymo could be worth $175 billion - here's the history of the Google Car project

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Waymo , formerly the Google Car project, is almost ten years old.
    After more than 8 million self-driving miles, Waymo is preparing to commercialize in 2018 and 2019.
    Morgan Stanley has pegged Waymo's value at $175 billion.
    Waymo is almost a decade old. What started as secretive Google X lab undertaking is now on the verge of being a commercial business, planning to launch in limited markets this year and expand in 2019.
    Since 2009, Waymo has amassed over eight million self-driving miles, using a variety of platforms. Along the way, a who's who of autonomous pioneers has worked on the...
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  • 2018 is shaping up to be a record year for private investing: VCs have already poured $73 billion into startups valued at $1 billion or more

    2018 is shaping up to be a record year for private investing: VCs have already poured $73 billion into startups valued at $1 billion or more

    10 days ago - By Chron

    Reuters 65 companies have reached valuations of $1 billion or more in 2018, new data from Crunchbase reveals.
    Private investors have poured $73 billion into "unicorn" companies in the first 7 months of 2018 alone - just $15 billion short of the total funding for unicorns in all of 2017.
    In Silicon Valley, startups valued at $1 billion or more are nicknamed "unicorns" because originally they were so few and far between.
    But, according to new data from Crunchbase, 2018 is quickly diminishing the rarity of the unicorn status: In the first seven months of the year alone, 65 companies have...
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  • 2018 is shaping up to be a record year for private investing: VCs have already poured $73 billion into startups valued at $1 billion or more

    2018 is shaping up to be a record year for private investing: VCs have already poured $73 billion into startups valued at $1 billion or more

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    65 companies have reached valuations of $1 billion or more in 2018, new data from Crunchbase reveals.
    Private investors have poured $73 billion into "unicorn" companies in the first 7 months of 2018 alone - just $15 billion short of the total funding for unicorns in all of 2017.
    In Silicon Valley, startups valued at $1 billion or more are nicknamed "unicorns" because originally they were so few and far between.
    But, according to new data from Crunchbase, 2018 is quickly diminishing the rarity of the unicorn status: In the first seven months of the year alone, 65 companies have already...
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  • 2018 is shaping up to be a record year for private investing: VCs have already poured $73 billion into startups valued at $1 billion or more

    2018 is shaping up to be a record year for private investing: VCs have already poured $73 billion into startups valued at $1 billion or more

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    65 companies have reached valuations of $1 billion or more in 2018, new data from Crunchbase reveals.
    Private investors have poured $73 billion into "unicorn" companies in the first 7 months of 2018 alone - just $15 billion short of the total funding for unicorns in all of 2017.
    In Silicon Valley, startups valued at $1 billion or more are nicknamed "unicorns" because originally they were so few and far between.
    But, according to new data from Crunchbase, 2018 is quickly diminishing the rarity of the unicorn status: In the first seven months of the year alone, 65 companies have already...
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