PLUS: Forbes’ 2016 List of the Next Billion-Dollar Startups
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Forbes released today the November 8, 2016 issue of Forbes magazine, featuring serial entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky on the cover. In the cover story, End of the Biological Clock (p. 84), Forbes provides an exclusive first look inside Prelude Fertility, the $200 million startup that wants to stop the biological clock and has a bold plan to shake things up within the infertility industry. One of Europe’s top entrepreneurs, Martin Varsavsky is investing in the trend of egg freezing among younger women and taking it national, trying to create the first national fertility brand. Prelude plans to take the technology of infertility–in vitro fertilization and egg freezing–and aggressively expand it into fertility, hoping to usher in a world where women’s decisions about family and career aren’t ruled by their biological clocks. For the complete story, visit: http://www.forbes.com/sites/miguelhelft/2016/10/17/prelude-fertility-200-million-startup-stop-biological-clock/#4e3bfdb57d04
PLUS: 2016’s Next Billion-Dollar Startups (p. 94) – For the second annual list of The Next Billion-Dollar Startups, Forbes compiled a list of 25 companies that are transforming their industries and showing tangible results. The goal of this list was to find companies that may be flying under the radar but are poised to explode. These companies have already attracted tens, and in some cases, hundreds of millions in investment capital while in the midst of explosive growth. To compile this list, Forbes partnered with TrueBridge Capital Partners and asked venture firms to share their best picks, reviewed companies’ business plans and scrutinized revenue numbers and competitive challenges.
Among the 25 companies featured on the list are Bitsight Technologies, Checkr, ClassPass, Boxed, Collective Health, FreshDesk, Fuze, Gigster, GoFundMe and HotelTonight. For the complete list and more, visit:http://www.forbes.com/sites/amyfeldman/2016/10/19/next-billion-dollar-startups-2016/#6fd15bfd554e
Also in this issue:
- Free Market Philanthropy (p. 92): GoFundMe is changing the way people give money to causes big and small, but it is not a charity or a foundation. It’s a highly profitable company with a brilliantly simple business model.
- The Alligator Wrestler and the Casino Boss (p. 104): How the Seminole Tribe of Florida went from being a band of outcasts living in the Everglades to the multibillionaire owners of an iconic global brand.
For these stories and more, visit: www.Forbes.com
Christina Vega, 212-206-5155
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