Morning Report: The Despegar.com IPO is live after pricing at the top of its range. And the company is higher in early trading. Crunchbase News previously dug into the Despegar.com IPO filing, noting an increase in profitability and recent revenue growth. But the picture wasn’t entirely upward and rightward. The firm had undergone a notable contraction in scale in 201 as it cut its marketing spend. Investors, however, liked what they saw.
Today, Best Inc., a logistics company backed by Alibaba, listed on the New York Stock Exchange for $10 per share. After raising $450 million in its debut, Best is up 14 percent in morning trading. The company, whose Crunchbase profile indicates over three quarters of a billion in funding to date, is massive but unprofitable. It has been added to our public stock spreadsheet. Since we missed the run-up to this one, let’s peek at pricing quickly, and then dive into the numbers.
Yesterday, MarketWatch’s Max Cherney (erstwhile Crunchbase News contributor, if I may) wrote something eye-catching on Twitter:Who was I to resist such a tempting tweet? As it turns out, the firm’s growth and profits are impressive. So impressive, in fact, that it feels a bit more like one of the Big 5 IPO pieces than a current-cycle IPO. So this morning, we will dive into Qudian’s F-1 to learn what the hell is going on.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".