I am not convinced this is a full on bubble, but I still can appreciate this chart porn (Techi via Atlantic):



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Original Source: Udemy

Category: Digital Media, Technology, Valuation

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7 Responses to “Startup Bubble 2.0 ?”

  1. forwhomthebelltolls says:

    So-called “pre-crisis” numbers were crap to begin with. These charts need to go back further.

    Startup money had been in a slump since ’01/2. (which came immediately after an enormous bubble, of course). The upside to all of that is that most of these small tech companies, if they were to survive, actually had to run like real businesses for the decade. That is one of the reasons why we had a reversal in that tech fared better than the overall economy 08> as opposed to faring significantly worse in the 01/2 downturn.

  2. Chief Tomahawk says:

    Off topic (but gotta run…):

    BR, yesterday Airbus unveiled its futuristic airplane with a translucent fusilage:


    Also, the Mongol hordes (latte version!) took to the streets yesterday to protest CFO compensation (c’mon we’re all just jealous at how they get to expense their mistresses!!!):




  3. RC says:

    It is absolutely a BUBBLE. Facebook at $100 Billion and CISCO is worth $78 billion??? What kind of bizzaro world is this??
    SF Bay Area’s real estate prices have not suffered as much as other parts of CA because of this new bubble and euphoria surrounding it. This is going to end badly.

  4. kevin r says:

    I agree that the valuations seem higher than reasonable, but the “bubble” pricing seems to be limited to just the new companies. Consider that in the technology run up in 99, anything tech related also was going up (GLW from 99 to 01 is a great example, $13 to $113 and back). I do not see that now.

    I think part of the reason for the high valuations is that many tech companies get bought up by existing big tech companies well before an IPO. This makes it hard for investors to get exposure to technology related growth companies, so the demand drives what is there up.

  5. DG_Allen says:

    Wait, I thought California was the most anti-business state in the union?? What gives??

    Sure does look like a bubble I agree with you guys.

  6. Mike in Nola says:

    How about calling it the froth that comes after a runup in stock prices beckons to the ipo crowd to cash in. It may not be bubble but its marking some type of top.

    BTW, there was a story earlier this week that Facebook membership’s rate of growth has slowed. Maybe people are getting wise to the idea that putting all your personal details in public view is a great boon to criminals.

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