Posts filed under “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 space:

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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

Is A Venture Capital Revival is Upon Us ?

Quigley Report: A Venture Capital Revival is Upon Us View more presentations from quigleyreport

Category: Think Tank, Venture Capital

Anatomy of a Tech Start-Up

From Focus, comes this great chart of the anatomy of a start up: > click for larger graphic

Category: Digital Media, Technology, Venture Capital

The Money Network

Awesome graphic via the NYT’s Dealbook on Silicon Valley The Money Network: > click for full size graphic (PDF here) > Source: The Money Network: Wall Street and the New Web Boom (PDF) EVELYN M. RUSLI NYT April 7, 2011 http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/04/07/the-money-network/

Category: Digital Media, Venture Capital

Top 10 Signs Silicon Valley is on Tilt Again

It’s apparently that time again — the Valley has gone on tilt. Consider the following top ten signs. 10. Conferences are selling out 9. Venture capitalists are launching blogs 8. Everyone you know has a startup 7. Harvard MBAs are trekking to “hot” events, like SXSW 6. Harvard MBAs are fundable as CEOs 5. Private…Read More

Category: Contrary Indicators, Venture Capital

The Dangle: Illusory Promises of Content Farms

“The funny thing about all these frothy millions and billions piling up? Most of the value was created by people working free.” -David Carr, writing about HuffPo, Twitter, and Facebook > I have been meaning to address this issue for some time; It started with Seeking Alpha, then moved to RGE and Business Insider, before…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Venture Capital, Web/Tech, Weblogs