Golden Collars Goldman Sachs - the most active players in the startup and venture market among all investment banks
Goldman Sachs chairman Lloyd Blankfein takes wallet from Warren Buffet
The Goldman Sachs Group, one of the largest and oldest investment banks in the world, was founded in 1869. He trades in securities, sells investment management services, and since September 20, 2013 has been included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Over the past few years, the bank has been working intensively with startups. He needs some to use technology in his own business - like Kensho , developers of an analytical platform for answering complex financial questions. Others - to earn, for example, Facebook and Uber, investments in which have already paid off.
Goldman Sachs invested 450 million on Facebook in 2011dollars at a company valuation of 50 billion. In 2012, the bank financially helped Spotify, and in 2015, it helped raise five hundred million dollars.
Goldman Sachs was an investor in Square from 2012 to 2014 and an underwriter for the company's IPO in 2015.
One of the hottest startups in New York - the WeWork office rental service - received more than three hundred and fifty million dollars from Goldman and JPMorgan, after which the startup valued at five billion US dollars. In 2015, Pinterest received half a billion dollars thanks to Goldman Sachs and several other investors.
In 2015, the online store Jetraised a hundred and forty million from Accel Partners, Goldman Sachs and Google Ventures. This platform wants to “rethink” online purchases: after adding goods to the basket, the system will search for the most profitable product in terms of cost and distance to the customer and recount all purchases.
In total, Goldman Sachs took part in more than three hundred rounds of financing , among the companies: Tinkoff Digital , Uber, Dropbox, OnDeck and LinkedIn.