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Confidence falls to two-year low

The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index fell to a two-year low in the second quarter as concerns over company valuations overwhelmed excitement about the innovation taking place at startups.

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PE HUB First Read

First Read kicks off your morning with news that Greece is expecting a bailout deal by August 18, three U.S. airlines are banning big game trophy shipments and the confidence of Silicon Valley’s venture capitalists hits a two-year low.

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PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Twitter stock collapses 5 percent, falling toward its IPO-level price, former trader Tom Hayes is sentenced to 14 years for Libor rigging and an American huntress defends her killing of a giraffe, says they are “very dangerous animals.”

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PE HUB First Read

First Read starts your week with news that Nokia has sold its Here mapping unit to German car makers for $3 billion, India ecommerce site Snapdeal reportedly snags $500 million from Alibaba, Foxconn and SoftBank and Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly considering a 2016 presidential run.

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PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, the Greek financial markets are slated to reopen Monday after a five-week shutdown, Uber is now valued at more than $50 billion and congratulations are in order for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla. Both are expecting a baby girl after struggling to get pregnant.

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PE HUB First Read

First Read ends your week with news that Uber will be investing $1 billion in India, Apple is reportedly set to unveil its next Apple TV version in September and Beijing is chosen as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games.

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