Category Archives: Venture Capital

More bad news for Startups and Venture Capitalists


More bad news for Startups and Venture Capitalists from the New York Times “bits” section about technology trends.    Not only is the number of IPOs falling (zero in Q2 of 2008), but it also the number of mergers or aquisitions … Continue reading

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No VC for you! Zero IPOs in Q2 2008


The New York Times is noting that there have been no VC funded IPOs in this second quarter of 2008, which appears to be the first time that has happened since 1978. I haven’t done enough research to suggest this … Continue reading

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Yahoo Microsoft: Is the fat lady almost singing at $34?


Henry Blodget is whining that the Yahoo Microsoft deal is back to where it started, but I think Henry’s wrong … again!      I’m glad Henry was wrong about the rumor that Yahoo’s Q4 would beat expectations because it was part of the … Continue reading

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If 300k per month is noise, then show me the signal baby!


CNET really seems to have misread what Jeff Clavier – one of my favorite VC blogging guys – said to them recently about startups and income.    Rafe at CNET implied that Jeff was suggesting that even for a startup making a respectable 300k … Continue reading

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Mashup Camp 6 returns to Silicon Valley


Mashup Camp 6 is in about 10 days and I’m really looking forward to the firehouse of new mashups, APIs, startups, and application information that’ll be there.    I attened the first two which were both great, then missed the last … Continue reading

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Compete.com sale a champagne moment? Not at ~8% per year return it’s not.


Update:  Silicon Valley Insider is reporting that there is an additional 75MM in the deal as an “earnout” over the next several years.   That may make this deal sweeter than it appears at first. At first glance you’d think the sale … Continue reading

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Israel Web Tour coming to Silicon Valley


Following is a Press Release – this looks like a very interesting event for Silicon Valley: IsraelWebTour Returns to Silicon Valley with 15 Hot Web Startups California Israel Chamber of Commerce Announces 15 Israel-based Companies to Tour Silicon Valley SAN … Continue reading

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