Posts filed under “Venture Capital”

Why Start Ups Fail to Scale

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By StartupGenome

Category: Digital Media, Venture Capital

Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance

What happens when 620,000 lenders fund 615,000 entrepreneurs, students, and other microfinance borrowers around the world?

Five+ years of Kiva loan activity, in full color.

Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance from Kiva Microfunds on Vimeo.

Hat tip Flowing Data

Category: Venture Capital, Video

StartUps: NYC vs SF

Via Good, we get this insane graphic comparing start up costs in NYC versus San Francisco:


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Category: Technology, Valuation, Venture Capital

Has Facebook Missed Its IPO Window?

Here is an obvious truth overlooked by too many: Almost all companies die. They have a theoretically infinite lifespan, but eventually, their day in the sun passes, their parts are sold off for scrap, they fade into the dim dusty pages of history.  Sure, Europe has centuries old breweries and specialty foods companies, but they…Read More

Category: IPOs, Venture Capital, Web/Tech

Bing Gordon, Hacking Gamification

sFund Gamification June 30 2011

Category: Think Tank, Venture Capital

MySpace Costs: $1 Billion Dollars

From ARS technica, comes this assessment of what News Corp purchase of MySpace actually totaled: $1billion dollars: Doing the math on News Corp.’s disastrous MySpace years Business Insider musters up this chart to show just how a big a lead MySpace squandered over 3 years to allow Facebook to become the dominant player in the…Read More

Category: Venture Capital, Web/Tech

Education Technology: Collaborize Classroom

I tweeted last week about a technology company called Democrasoft, a company I am on the board of directors of. Their flagship product, Collaborize, is a structured discussion tool with a significant Social Networking component.  It has caught fire in the classroom technology space, and has the potential to radically remake US education. For those…Read More

Category: Technology, Venture Capital

Groupon Investor Marc Andreessen: ‘No Tech Bubble’

In an interview with WSJ’s Kevin Delaney, Groupon and LinkedIn investor Marc Andreessen insists that the recent popularity of tech companies does not constitute a bubble. He also stressed that both Apple and Google are undervalued and that “the market doesn’t like tech.”

6/3/2011 12:48:59 PM

Category: Technology, Venture Capital, Video

Groupon’s IPO’s “Novella of Risks”

Via Paul Kedrosky’s Bloomberg blog, comes this Wordle cloud of Groupon’s IPO filing Risk section: >

Category: Digital Media, Venture Capital

Since the mid-nineties, I have nurtured a thesis about the dotcom bubble, tech bust, and the role Microsoft played in it. The opportunity to discuss it has never came up. That is, until Microsoft’s purchase of Skype yesterday. I have long argued that while Microsoft might have begun life as a software firm, it long…Read More

Category: Legal, Technology, Venture Capital