Posts filed under “Venture Capital”
A conversation with Marc Andreessen, co-founder and chairman of Ning and an investor in several startups including Digg, Plazes, and Twitter. Best known as co-author of Mosaic, and founder of Netscape. He is on the Board of Directors of Facebook and eBay
Charlie Rose, February 19, 2009
Nightly Business Report is celebrating their 30th year on television. NBR viewers suggested the advances they admired during the 1979 to 2009 time frame. Professors at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania selected and ranked the top thirty. The Top 30 Innovations of the Last 30 Years 30. Anti retroviral treatment for AIDS…Read More
I am presenting at this MIT enterprise forum in NYC tonight. The panel will focus on successful financial technology companies in NYC. The audience will be MIT alumni, current and aspiring entrepreneurs and former Wall St. employees. The event begins at 6:00 (networking and registration) and the panel runs from 6:30 to 7:30. There is…Read More
My pal JP notes that the iPod wannabe had an utterly disasterous quarter: Overlooked in the carnage of Microsoft’s second quarter was the performance of the company’s Zune platform. Which was, quite simply, atrocious. Seems that $10 to $20 holiday discount didn’t do much good at all. According to Microsoft’s latest 10-Q, “Zune platform revenue…Read More
In search of big ideas in the Valley
click for (pop up) video: Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Magic?
BusinessWeek’s John A. Byrne and Steve Hamm discuss whether Silicon Valley still has its mojo, or will risk aversion and myopia kill the golden goose?
Guess who is the latest firm seeking to jump on the Bailout gravy train? Electric car start up Tesla Motors. “THE Tesla Roadster is an electric car that goes fast, looks sensational and excites envy. The seductive appearance, however, obscures some inconvenient truths: its all-electric technology remains woefully immature and don’t-even-ask expensive. If enough billionaires…Read More
Hysterical: VENTURE CAPITALISTS INVEST IN SOMALI PIRATES VENTURE capitalists in New York and London are pumping millions of dollars into Somalia’s booming pirate sector. Personnel issues are now dealt with via mentoring and third-party arbitration The sharp-eyed investors say Indian Ocean piracy has replaced Bangladeshi t-shirt factories as the developing world’s strongest source of high-growth…Read More