Recent research by Cowboy Ventures shows that only four internet companies per year for the past decade have reached the billion-dollar valuation milestone. Those that reach that milestone are often referred to as unicorns. With only four unicorns born each year, where will the next one emerge?
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Monday, November 25th, 2013
Saturday, March 9th, 2013
Michael Durbin, CEO of Dollar Shave Club called into question the brand communications strategies of startups that “try to hard to grab the mic too often.” He underscored a similar point in an interview with Fast Company some months ago: “The world is filled with bad commercials and people who are marketing too hard,” he said. We couldn’t agree more.
Friday, January 11th, 2013
Yes this just happened. A well known investor in Twitter, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, replied to a journalist’s query and alluded to his belief that Twitter is in fact a profitable company. Interestingly Pascale-Emmanuel Gobry writing for Business Insider had speculated that Twitter was profitable as early as June of 2011. The […]
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Well respected search engine marketing expert, Danny Sullivan, dissects the mess surrounding the publication of a fraudulent pressrelease on PRweb — a site that was the best of the online press release services. His assessment? Google and other search engines will be forced to bring the SEO hammer down on these sites immediately. Read his article here: How PRWeb […]
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Of the 63 presentations, this is the one that is most perfectly aligned with the Zeitgeist. “Software is eating the world,” as noted Silicon Valley V.C. Marc Andreessen wrote in The Wall Street Journal, and Codecademy is survival school. via Exclusive: Inside the Startup-Generating Secrets of Y Combinator | Vanity Fair.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Creative Power – nyse magazine. Evernote CEO Phil Libin talks with startup guru, Guy Kawasaki about Creative Power and Entrepreneurial Optimism. Phil Libin has spent the past 15 years leading two Internet companies from startup to commercial success and helping three others through rapid growth. Now, as CEO of Evernote Corp., the software and services […]
Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Thursday afternoon, April 5th, 2012, we watched as the hard work and commitment of so many was codified in new legislation that supports entrepreneurs and startup investors. It is often said that entrepreneurship is the true American Dream – and today we saw that dream made manifest as a crowd of entrepreneurs and their supporters […]
Friday, February 4th, 2011
A handful of new tools have emerged for those pining to buy into high-profile, but still private firms like Facebook Inc., thereby democratizing — to a certain extent — the sort of investment opportunity once largely confined to Silicon Valley insiders. Xpert Financial is providing the first SEC-registered Alternative Trading System to ensure investors have the information they need and companies who can access and invest in their companies.
Monday, December 6th, 2010
December 4, 2010 8:23 PM – Joe Vazquez – KPIX CBS 5 — A shortage of talented engineers is driving up engineering salaries in Silicon Valley. Experts said the shortage has been created in part by the explosive growth of companies like Facebook and Zynga. Another key factor is the sheer number of Web companies to spring into existence and raise funding, making top-notch software developers a scarce resource these days.
Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Tech mavens Kevin O’Connor, founder of DoubleClick; Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale; and Brian Donahoo, CEO of AppFolio, discuss why Santa Barbara, Calif. is the place to be.
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