Posts filed under “Venture Capital”

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

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

Short Memories

Then: In March 2000, the very month that the dot-com bubble burst, Merrill Lynch launched its Internet Strategies Fund. Talk about dismal timing. “People thought that somehow the Internet boom was going to go on forever,” says Russel Kinnel, Morningstar’s director of mutual fund research. The fund lasted only a year before closing its doors….Read More

Category: Venture Capital, Web/Tech

Dear Mark Cuban: Please Buy the NY Mets

I remember my first  baseball game: Yankees vs Detroit Tigers. I was in first grade, and my dad took me to Yankee stadium from Teaneck, N.J. where we lived. The seats were directly behind home plate, but several levels up. We walked out from the maze of stairs into the brightly lit stadium, the brilliant…Read More

Category: Sports, Venture Capital

Boulder CO: Start-Up City

Boulder boasts the most software engineers per capita of any state, with CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla.

Airtime: Tues. Feb. 1 2011 | 6:15 AM ET

Squawk Box: Brewing a Success Story
Insight on the brewing business in Colorado, with Dan Weitz, Boulder Beer Company.

Airtime: Tues. Feb. 1 2011 | 6:28 AM ET

Squawk BOx: Getting the Ball Rolling Again
Insight on getting back into business after the recession, with John Hayes, Ball Corporation president & CEO.

Airtime: Tues. Feb. 1 2011 | 6:45 AM ET

Category: Venture Capital, Video