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Investor confidence up after a dismal 2011, survey says

The valley vs. the rest: The state of the venture capital industry

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The prominence of technology is riding high, with billion dollar initial public offerings (IPOs), news of large acquisitions, and a seemingly egalitarian spree in mobile applications pushing the profile of the industry up among the public; you can’t open a newspaper today without seeing story after story not just profiling...
The valley vs. the rest: The state of the venture capital industry

John Sculley: Silicon Valley Needs More Ideas That Are Way Too Big And People Who Don't Care About Money

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Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Former Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Sculley, who presided over the company when Steve Jobs left in 1985, said companies in Silicon Valley need to focus on ideas and products and less on profits. "The real strength of Silicon Valley is very talented people willing...
John Sculley: Silicon Valley Needs More Ideas That Are Way Too Big And People Who Don't Care About Money
For Facebook, life ain’t nothin’ but glitches and IPOs

Report: Venture-backed IPOs and M&A deals slow

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Photo via Bigstock The red-hot market for initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions slowed during the third quarter, perhaps damaged by Facebook’s debut in the public markets in May. According to a report from Dow Jones VentureSource, just 10 venture-backed companies raised $807 million via IPOs in the third quarter....
Report: Venture-backed IPOs and M&A deals slow

In the red: 73% of tech IPOs aren’t profitable when they debut

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Photo via Andrew Magill Earlier this week, we reported on the dearth of venture-backed initial public offerings during the second quarter. Just 11 companies made the leap during the second quarter, marking a 42 percent decline. Now, here comes some interesting research from Tableau Software’s Daniel Hom who looks at the...
In the red: 73% of tech IPOs aren’t profitable when they debut

Elite game group recruits board members from the new guard at Nexon and Zynga

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The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences is an elite professional game group that puts on the annual Dice Summit gaming event Las Vegas and selects the winners for the equivalent of the game industry’s Oscar winners. So it is interesting that the academy is adding two new board members...
Elite game group recruits board members from the new guard at Nexon and Zynga

Liveblog: Cisco CEO John Chambers and Box CEO Aaron Levie at D11

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Pairing Aaron Levie, the young gregarious CEO of the up-and-coming enterprise cloud platform company Box with John Chambers of Cisco Systems, one of the tech industry’s best known and longest-serving CEOs might not seem an obvious. But spend a little time with either one of them and you quickly realize...
Liveblog: Cisco CEO John Chambers and Box CEO Aaron Levie at D11

Small tech firms outpace big counterparts with IPOs

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Photo via Bigstock Bigger isn’t always better, at least when it comes to initial public offerings. A new report out from Tableau Software’s Daniel Hom, editor of the IPO Dashboards blog, finds that smaller tech companies, described as having fewer than $100 million in revenue, performed far better on Wall...
Small tech firms outpace big counterparts with IPOs

Inside look at Realogy IPO shows strong alliances with Zillow and Trulia

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The initial public offerings of online real estate upstarts Trulia and Zillow may have grabbed headlines in the past two years. But another big player in real estate just went public last Thursday, performing well in its debut. New Jersey-based Realogy Holdings, the owner of Coldwell Banker and Century 21, now...
Inside look at Realogy IPO shows strong alliances with Zillow and Trulia

If Facebook is overvalued, privacy might be to blame

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In less than a week, the financial world is going to witness Facebook drive one of the biggest initial public offerings in history. It will make its investors stinking rich and have techies espousing the transformative power of the web and social media. But Facebook’s IPO already has skeptics calling...
If Facebook is overvalued, privacy might be to blame
2012 off to electric start with 20 IPOs

Marin IPO Highlights Strength of Marketing Software

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Marin Software, the latest in a string of initial public offerings of marketing software companies, came out today with a strong start, showing that investors are eager for new ways to tap into the shift of advertising dollars into the digital world. While several marketing software developers have had strong...
Marin IPO Highlights Strength of Marketing Software

Fewer, but bigger exits: M&A and IPOs of venture-backed firms each totaled $21.5b in 2012

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According to the latest report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), we saw fewer exits from venture-backed firms last year, but their value was higher, on average. Full year 2012 Initial public offerings from venture-backed companies raised close to $21.5 billion from 49 listings in 2012,...
Fewer, but bigger exits: M&A and IPOs of venture-backed firms each totaled $21.5b in 2012

How much are you worth to Facebook?

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Facebook is just days away from one of the largest initial public offerings of all time. The social networking site is looking to raise more than $16 billion dollars at a valuation in the $100 billion price range. Facebook is worth a lot of money, and a company called Abine has...
How much are you worth to Facebook?

Facebook IPO: Morgan Stanley is big winner

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If there's a crown jewel in the world of initial public offerings, it's Facebook....
Facebook IPO: Morgan Stanley is big winner
The 10 largest tech IPOs of 2012

Tech IPOs find open arms from investors

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Recent initial public offerings from technology companies have posted strong results, perhaps indicating that the market has warmed up to such launches. Today, the shares of Millennial Media shot up some 100%, a blistering jump that led a round of headlines. Any time an IPO spikes in that manner, it sends...
Tech IPOs find open arms from investors

Daily Report: The Go-To Banker for Silicon Valley

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Michael Grimes of Morgan Stanley, a gadget enthusiast with a computer science background, has become Silicon Valley's go-to banker for the technology world's initial public offerings, reports Evelyn M. Rusli in Wednesday's New York Times....
Daily Report: The Go-To Banker for Silicon Valley

Facebook Makes Fortune's List Of The 500 Biggest Companies By Revenue

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. once again leads Fortune's list of the 500 biggest U.S. companies by revenue, as the world's biggest retailer succeeded in posting strong growth despite a challenging economy for its shoppers. The Bentonville, Ark., company's revenue grew nearly 6 percent in 2012 to $469.2...
Facebook Makes Fortune's List Of The 500 Biggest Companies By Revenue

JOBS Act to Change Startup Funding Landscape

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Number of U.S. IPOs by year, 1980-2011, with pre-IPO last 12-month sales less than (small firms) or greater than (large firms) $50 million (2009 purchasing power). [Credit: Prof. Jay Ritter, for testimony before the Senate Banking Committee] The fact that a great deal of the content produced by tech...
JOBS Act to Change Startup Funding Landscape

IPOs surge while M&A activity withers

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You might not know it from the headlines you see on a regular basis, but in terms of initial public offerings, things are sizzling at the moment. The reason you are not being fed endless stories illustrating this fact is simply due to the reality that many small- and mid-cap...
IPOs surge while M&A activity withers

Silicon Valley's Stock Funk

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Sliding shares of newly public Internet companies are depressing employees—and their finances—after years of long hours and high expectations. Rank-and-file workers at four of the highest profile Internet companies that began selling shares in the past 16 months have collectively lost about $9 billion on paper since their initial public...
Silicon Valley's Stock Funk
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Lawmakers Push for Overhaul of IPO Process

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers called on regulators to overhaul the way initial public offerings are conducted, concerned that last month’s flubbed stock sale by Facebook Inc. shows the current system unfairly punishes small investors. In a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro, Rep. Darrell Issa (R.,...
Lawmakers Push for Overhaul of IPO Process

Zynga: We Bought OMGPOP For $180M, Pincus To Sell 15 Percent Of Shares In Secondary Offering

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Zynga has just released a new S-1 in connection with its secondary offering. The company is looking to sell up to 43 million shares. Zynga’s CEO Mark Pincus will sell 15 percent of his shares, which is worth roughly worth around $227 million based on yesterday’s stock price. Pincus’ voting...
Zynga: We Bought OMGPOP For $180M, Pincus To Sell 15 Percent Of Shares In Secondary Offering
Watch for these 17 IPOs in 2013, starting with Box and Twitter

Accel Partners putting another $100M toward big data apps

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Venture capital firm Accel Partners is doubling down on its big data investments, announcing on Monday evening that it’s launching its second $100 million fund dedicated to analytic software and applications. The aptly named Big Data Fund 2 follows on the firm’s initial Big Data Fund that it announced in...
Accel Partners putting another $100M toward big data apps

DealBook: For Small Investors, a Chance to Own Facebook

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While shares of the hottest initial public offerings go almost entirely to Wall Street banks that oversee the stock sale, Facebook has discussed raising the number of shares that will go to retail investors....
DealBook: For Small Investors, a Chance to Own Facebook

How Workday won the IPO

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In many ways, the maker of human resources software managed the exact opposite of Facebook's offering. FORTUNE -- Going public may have proved a difficult but necessary ordeal for Facebook. For human resources software maker Workday, it has been anything but. The Pleasanton, Calif.-based company was one the most anticipated...
How Workday won the IPO
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