Posts filed under “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)


The Money Network: Wall Street and the New Web Boom (PDF)
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

5 Questions for Facebook Investors

Back on December 17th, I wrote that Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg getting tagged as Time’s Man of the Year meant the top was likely in for Facebook valuation at $58.75 billion dollars (Uh-Oh: Facebook’s Zuckerberg is Time Man of the Year). This meme has slowly propagated, and quite a few other analysts have looked at…Read More

Category: Valuation, Venture Capital

Putting a Price Tag on Facebook


Why Facebook Is Such a Crucial Friend for Goldman
NYT, January 3, 2011

See also:
Why you shouldn’t ‘like’ the Facebook deal (Marketwatch)

Category: Venture Capital, Video

Trends Don’t Last Forever . . . What is Peaking?

This reminds em of “Downsizing America” post from 2 years ago (February 2009):



Most Trends Don’t Last Forever … Have Facebook and Apple Peaked?
Stacy Curtin
Yahoo Tech Ticker, Jan 03, 2011 07:15am’t-last-forever-…-have-facebook-and-apple-peaked-535762.html

Category: Economy, Venture Capital, Video

Howard Lindzon: Startups Are Safer Than Stocks


“How Crazy Is That?”: Startups Are Safer Than Stocks, Howard Lindzon
Peter Gorenstein
Yahoo Tech Ticker Jul 14, 2010”how-crazy-is-that”-startups-are-safer-than-stocks-howard-lindzon-says-520088.html

Category: Venture Capital, Video