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Source: Inforgraphix Directory

Category: Digital Media, Venture Capital

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3 Responses to “Billion Dollar Startups”

  1. contrabandista13 says:

    What was it the Bunker Hunt said… “A billion dollars ain’t what it used to be…” Or something to that effect…

  2. basicincome says:

    Awesome, amazing technological progress. From text with cat pics to cat pics with text. LOL. What’s troubling is that FB’s billion went from enriching and liberating maybe 130 founding team members, while Instagram’s billion economically liberated 13 people in 17 months. Care to draw some Fibonacci arcs of where all this goes next? LOL.

  3. patfla says:

    I wonder how many have current prices above their IPO price? Off the top of my head, I know that not to be the case with Facebook. The only one I looked up is Workday. IPO price around $48 in Oct of 2012 – current price 54.95. I looked at Workday’s financials by year on and they’ve gone from horribly unprofitable ( < -600%) to merely very unprofitable, -58/59% although on low nominal figures.

    I know it's a Dave Duffield company (Dave Duffield of PeopleSoft) which, moreover, is not far from where we live. It's basic technology premise (take big expensive, monolithic CRM apps like SAP, Oracle/Peoplesoft, etc to the web) makes sense to me but still, with margins like that, I think you have to be a believer.