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Morgan Stanley Fined Over Facebook IPO

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Massachusetts' securities regulator fined Morgan Stanley $5 million over its handling of Facebook's IPO, saying investment bankers had "improper influence" over the research analysts covering Facebook....
Morgan Stanley Fined Over Facebook IPO
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The future is digital. Britain must not be left behind | David Puttnam

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With our workforce, markets and infrastructure, we could be the world's best launching pad for entrepreneursFilm and the other creative industries are being transformed by digital technologies. Were I daft enough once again to find myself as a "working producer", I'd be dealing with the impact of every kind of...
The future is digital. Britain must not be left behind | David Puttnam

One University To Rule Them All: Stanford Tops Startup List

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Stanford University has a lot of smart people. But the school's nickname is dumb: the Stanford Cardinal. As in the color red. How unimaginative. Here's a better idea: the Stanford Entrepreneurs. Yes, harder to fit on a souvenir coffee mug but a much more accurate handle. A recent study by...
One University To Rule Them All: Stanford Tops Startup List

Are Europe’s startups and investors defeatist?

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Why do European startups always end up being bought by American rivals? And even when they grow big enough to go public, why do they often end up listing in New York? In a stinging blog post, Index Ventures partner Neil Rimer tackles the idea that Europe can’t support tech...
Are Europe’s startups and investors defeatist?

Last Week in Betabeat: JOBS Act, Etsy’s Lady Hackers and Randi Zuckerberg’s Bravo Show

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Too busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors. • In 9 Months, Anyone Can Invest in a Startup Under the JOBS Act, the SEC has nine months to hammer out the rules for crowdfunding. • Meet the (Tentative) Cast of Randi...
Last Week in Betabeat: JOBS Act, Etsy’s Lady Hackers and Randi Zuckerberg’s Bravo Show

Here Are Some Of The Mutual Fund Pros Who Got Demolished On Facebook...

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Sometimes even the smart money gets it wrong.* And, boy, when it comes to Facebook, has the smart money gotten it wrong. If you bought Facebook on the IPO and are licking your wounds and feeling like a moron, take heart: You have plenty of company. Misery loves company. So...
Here Are Some Of The Mutual Fund Pros Who Got Demolished On Facebook...

Facebook's Next Fight: Suits, and More Suits

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Facebook Inc.'s botched initial public offering is turning into a potential legal morass for the social-networking firm and its investment bankers....
Facebook's Next Fight: Suits, and More Suits

Ex-MD in equity capital markets: 'It's a bit like insurance fraud'

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Joris speaks to a former investment banker about stress, disillusionment and the strategies behind the Facebook flotation • This monologue is part of a series in which people across the financial sector speak about their working livesHe is an inconspicuous man with an easy laugh, English, in his mid 40s....
Ex-MD in equity capital markets: 'It's a bit like insurance fraud'

Facebook's Next Fight: Suits, and More Suits

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Facebook Inc.’s botched initial public offering is turning into a potential legal morass for the social-networking firm, its investment bankers and the exchange on which it went public. About 50 lawsuits have been filed against Facebook, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. and underwriters of Facebook’s May IPO, according to lawyers involved...
Facebook's Next Fight: Suits, and More Suits

Facebook: For Once, The Investment Bank Was Behaving Ethically

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In an IPO an investment bank takes a fee from a business to place that stock in financial markets. Or, more precisely, they take a fee from a business to sell part of that business. Their customer is the company doing an IPO and they have a legal and moral...
Facebook: For Once, The Investment Bank Was Behaving Ethically

Workday IPO Shows Entrepreneurs What Matters: Market Size, Profitability And, Yes, Pricing

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Editor’s Note: Glenn Solomon joined GGV Capital as a Partner in the Menlo Park office in 2006. Glenn led GGV’s investments in Pandora, Focus, SuccessFactors, Isilon and QuinStreet, helping the latter three through the initial public offering process. You can find him on Twitter @glennsolomon. The successful public market debut of...
Workday IPO Shows Entrepreneurs What Matters: Market Size, Profitability And, Yes, Pricing

Is Getty Images looking to go public, again?

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Getty Images, the Seattle-based provider of digital photos, videos and music, has hired investment bankers Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to consider an initial public offering or possible sale, according to reports by Reuters and The Financial Times. An IPO would be an interesting move, since it would...
Is Getty Images looking to go public, again?

Note: YoungStartups is charging to be on stage–don’t participate VCs Kleiner & Bain

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———- Forwarded message ———- From: small startup Date: Thu, May 6, 2010 at 1:27 PM Subject: Hey Jason- $1500 pay-to-play scam, with Kleiner, Bain supporting it! To: jason@calacanis.com I think you know this one but just fyi… I don’t know what’s more appalling, the price or the participants! ———- Forwarded...
Note: YoungStartups is charging to be on stage–don’t participate VCs Kleiner & Bain

Gojee Raises $2.8M From InterWest For Beautiful Recipe Aggregation

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Gojee, an aesthetically pleasing recipe-sharing site, has raised a first venture round of $2.8 million from InterWest Partners. The New York startup has pivoted its way into a growing site with more than 500,000 registered users — and it’s also been getting attention for its simple and beautiful design. It was nominated for...
Gojee Raises $2.8M From InterWest For Beautiful Recipe Aggregation

Google Drive And The Cloud Wars

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Editor’s note: Aaron Levie is co-founder and CEO at Box. Follow him on Twitter @levie. For the past six years, any startup touching the cloud storage space has lived in anticipation and fear of Google’s entry into the market. G(od) Drive’s arrival was meant to instantly commoditize existing offerings, kill...
Google Drive And The Cloud Wars

Rowing is elitist, but not in the way Trenton Oldfield thinks

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British rowing has roots that are as much proletarian as posh – and even Boat Race crews are now all about performanceAs Trenton Oldfield swam out to put himself in front of the armada of craft following the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race it must have seemed to him like...
Rowing is elitist, but not in the way Trenton Oldfield thinks

You Can Pay Just $1,585 to Pitch at the New York Venture Summit

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YoungStartup Ventures. The New York Venture Summit is back with a magnificent pay-to-pitch event scheduled for this summer. The program with "honor 50 Top Innovators," or rather, the top 50 companies with the scratch to pay for a spot to present in front of "Venture Capitalists, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors...
You Can Pay Just $1,585 to Pitch at the New York Venture Summit

Fake Soldiers, Fake Investment Bankers, and Other Online Dating Scammers to Watch Out For

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Last week, Betabeat ran a feature about a common online dating scam: sites that buy and sell profiles to plump up their databases. But as we learned while investigating that story, dubious practices by dating sites are far, far outshone by dubious practices by dating site members. "The number one scam...
Fake Soldiers, Fake Investment Bankers, and Other Online Dating Scammers to Watch Out For

Report: Apple 'cheap' iPhone actually a mid-price device?

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Two analysts from Wall Street investment bankers JP Morgan have produced an analysis of possible scenarios for the rumored (but not announced) "low cost" iPhone model expected to debut later this year, aimed at the large worldwide "prepaid" market. Based both on research of existing entries in that market space...
Report: Apple 'cheap' iPhone actually a mid-price device?

[SURVEY] Professional Investors Will Stay on Sidelines for Facebook's IPO

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Shares of Facebook will reportedly begin trading in May, and professional investors expect the stock's price to rise 12% in the first quarter, according to a survey by Maven. Despite that upbeat assessment, just 12% of professional investors surveyed by Maven said they planned to invest in Facebook, with 44%...
[SURVEY] Professional Investors Will Stay on Sidelines for Facebook's IPO

The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC

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When I was new at Venture Capital I was trying to figure out the business. It was a fun period for me because everything was new and I was curious. What kind of deals should I be doing? What stage? What price? With which other investors? Should I focus on...
The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC

The Inside Story Of How A Desperate HP Tricked Itself Into Wasting $11 Billion On Autonomy (HP)

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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - For Leo Apotheker, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, a July 2011 meeting with Autonomy founder Mike Lynch at a chic seaside resort in France was pivotal to his effort to remake a storied technology giant. In the nine months since taking the helm at HP, Apotheker...
The Inside Story Of How A Desperate HP Tricked Itself Into Wasting $11 Billion On Autonomy (HP)

Valuation Guru Explains How Bankers Screwed Up Facebook's Valuation (FB)

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Aswath Damodaran, NYU's legendary finance professor, has gotten a lot of attention lately for calling Apple's top and predicting how Facebook would trade on it's IPO date. In a new op-ed for CNN.com, Damodaran addresses the idea that the Facebook pricing and offering was some sort of conspiracy cooked up...
Valuation Guru Explains How Bankers Screwed Up Facebook's Valuation (FB)

Fast Talk: How FoundersCard Brings Exclusivity To The Startup Set

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Meet Eric Kuhn, who has one of the few startups in America that isn't rushing to gain millions of users.Eric Kuhn, 41, is the founder and CEO of FoundersCard, which offers networking opportunities, discounts, and perks for entrepreneurs and innovators. Since its founding at the end of 2009, FoundersCard, which is...
Fast Talk: How FoundersCard Brings Exclusivity To The Startup Set

End of Resale Deal with Hewlett-Packard Stings IPO-Bound Violin Memory

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So has Hewlett-Packard cut its ties with Violin Memory or not? It depends on who you ask, and what exactly you mean by “end.” Violin, you may remember, is the memory array company that uses flash memory chips to replace the hard disk-based memory arrays that make enterprise applications run...
End of Resale Deal with Hewlett-Packard Stings IPO-Bound Violin Memory
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Is Apple ready to issue a dividend?

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There has long been talk that Apple would — or should — someday pay a dividend to its investors. Such talk got more serious when Tim Cook stepped into the CEO role last fall. And now, it looks like this wishful thinking by Apple shareholders might come to fruition. Here’s...
Is Apple ready to issue a dividend?
Markets: It’s Not Mega Yacht Time Yet: How Paper Billionaires Become the Real Thing

The bright side of Facebook's IPO

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The definition of a successful public launch of a stock shouldn't rest on how much money the investment bankers make. Better is how close the offering price is to where the stock actually trades. [Read more]...
The bright side of Facebook's IPO
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