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Investors Find Ways to Indirectly Profit From Valuable Start-Ups - The New York Times
AUG. 9, 2015 | NYT | By KATIE BENNER.

Frank Timons and LeAnne Schweitzer, the co-founders of Pier 88, believe there is money to be made on this big gap between public and private company valuations. In their view, the public companies are such relative bargains that they will make great acquisitions for purchasers that want to better compete with upstarts like Airbnb. Then, when those publicly traded companies are snapped up — often for a premium of more than 50 percent — Pier 88 can profit from the bet.
investors  privately_held_companies  hedge_funds  start_ups  valuations  Airbnb 
august 2015 by jerryking
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