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The ugly, dog-eat-dog world of data center startups

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The normally staid and somewhat boring world of networking equipment focused startups is become a hotly contested minefield — thanks to the newest kid on the blog, Insiemi, a company started by Cisco veterans Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain, and Luca Cafiero. It is spreading money like an old rich uncle and...
The ugly, dog-eat-dog world of data center startups

Get Rich or Die Trying

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Editor’s note:  Contributor Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo, he hosts a show on business and has published books on success.  Follow him on Twitter @ashkan. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will...
Get Rich or Die Trying

Former Ask.com CEO Skip Battle First Outsider To Join LinkedIn Board

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Professional social network LinkedIn is announcing the addition of a new board member today. Skip Battle, former CEO of Ask.com, is joining the company’s board of directors, joining founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, current CEO Jeff Weiner, Greylock’s David Sze, and Sequoia’s Marc Kvamme. Both Sequoia and Greylock have led...
Former Ask.com CEO Skip Battle First Outsider To Join LinkedIn Board

IPO Candidate Apptio Raising $50 Million

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Business-software maker Apptio Inc. is raising $50 million as it moves towards an initial public offering, the latest such start-up to attract a big funding round as investors turn their attention to companies targeting corporate tech buyers. With Facebook Inc. preparing to go public, investors see start-ups that develop software...
IPO Candidate Apptio Raising $50 Million

IPO candidate Marin Software admits it won't be profitable in the 'foreseeable future'

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Search advertising technology company Marin Software has filed a registration statement for an IPO with the Securities and Exchanges commission. This is the first ad-tech company to go public in 2013, a year that looks set to be chock-full of IPO’s. The number of shares to be sold and...
IPO candidate Marin Software admits it won't be profitable in the 'foreseeable future'

Report: There Were 94 Tech M&A Deals in 2012 Above $100M, Average Deal Value Was $717M

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Towers Watson’s M&A practice recently published the results of Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor (QPDM) which is conducted in partnership with Cass Business School, and has examined all the data on all deals over $100 million completed in 2012. The results are really interesting, especially when you take look at what...
Report: There Were 94 Tech M&A Deals in 2012 Above $100M, Average Deal Value Was $717M

INRIX picks bankers, inches closer to IPO

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Inrix CEO Bryan Mistele is transforming how companies get traffic information. Photo: Annie Laurie Malarkey It’s no secret that Bryan Mistele wants to take INRIX public. But the Kirkland provider of traffic data appears to be getting a bit closer, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the company has...
INRIX picks bankers, inches closer to IPO

Foursquare Hires Ad Man As Chief Revenue Officer

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Mr. Rosenblatt. (LinkedIn.com) Go back to your lives, citizens! The markets are now closed, and so we can all quit talking about Facebook for at least a couple of hours. Instead, let’s turn our attention back to another white-hot one-day IPO candidate attempting to monetize: Foursquare. Ad Age reports that, on...
Foursquare Hires Ad Man As Chief Revenue Officer

Big Fish CEO Jeremy Lewis steps down, founder Paul Thelen returns to role

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Paul Thelen In a surprise shakeup at the top of Big Fish Games, Jeremy Lewis will step down as CEO and president of Seattle-based casual games company. Paul Thelen, the company’s founder, will return to the roles, and Lewis will remain on the Big Fish board of directors. The privately held...
Big Fish CEO Jeremy Lewis steps down, founder Paul Thelen returns to role
IPO candidate Plex Systems poaches Eloqua CMO Heidi Melin to grow its cloud ERP platform

Dropbox Could Beat Box To An IPO This Year

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Dropbox is talking to investment bankers about going public, according to business news site Quartz. If the talks bear fruit, the file-sharing company, valued at around $4 billion in its most recent financing, could go public this year. This week, Dropbox unveiled new features targeted at business customers, who could...
Dropbox Could Beat Box To An IPO This Year

INRIX names ex-Blue Nile CEO to board, strengthens management team

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INRIX is bolstering its board and management team as the Kirkland provider of traffic data continues to add new customers, and possibly positions for an initial public offering. The spin out of Microsoft Research today named former Blue Nile CEO Diane Irvine  to the board, tapping a proven executive with...
INRIX names ex-Blue Nile CEO to board, strengthens management team

Stakes in Facebook, Groupon and other Web giants help Usmanov become Russia’s richest man

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Russian oligarch Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov is one of the richest people in the world, and according to Bloomberg now officially the richest man in his home country. A big part of what propelled the man to this status is his majority stake in Digital Sky Technologies (DST), the investment firm...
Stakes in Facebook, Groupon and other Web giants help Usmanov become Russia’s richest man

F5′s John McAdam joins board of Tableau: IPO chatter continues

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John McAdam, right, interviewed by Ed Lazwoska F5 Networks CEO John McAdam  has joined the board of Tableau Software, the fast-growing Seattle data visualization company. The appointment — the third to Tableau’s board this year — may signal that the company is prepping for a 2013 initial public offering. (Tableau...
F5′s John McAdam joins board of Tableau: IPO chatter continues

IPO-bound INRIX hires former RealNetworks legal chief

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Tracy Daw Is RealNetworks becoming a farm system for the Seattle region’s aspiring public companies? Tracy Daw, who resigned as RealNetworks’ chief legal officer earlier this week, has been hired as general counsel by INRIX, the Kirkland-based traffic technology company that has made no bones about its plans to eventually...
IPO-bound INRIX hires former RealNetworks legal chief

Greylock Bats off Market Concerns, Calls Pandora an IPO Candidate [Video]

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Last week we invited Greylock’s David Sze and Reid Hoffman into the studio for a chat about the state of the venture market, with its odd mix of soaring valuations and horrible returns. As it turned out, these two might be the worst guys in Silicon Valley to ask. I...
Greylock Bats off Market Concerns, Calls Pandora an IPO Candidate [Video]

A Look at the 472 Private Tech Companies Currently Worth $100M or More (Slides)

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An investment research outfit called CB Insights has a report out tonight that identifies 472 venture capital- and private equity-backed technology companies that are valued at $100 million or more. They include Palantir, SurveyMonkey, GitHub, Square, ZocDoc, Zulily, LegalZoom, Twitter, Warby Parker and others. CB Insights calls the report “The...
A Look at the 472 Private Tech Companies Currently Worth $100M or More (Slides)

Kixeye's Games on Facebook Are Not Cute or Cuddly, Just Like Its Prickly CEO

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Farms don’t have rocket launchers, but games built by Kixeye do. You also won’t find purple cows or other decorations — just blood. Kixeye CEO Will HardinThat’s how Will Harbin, Kixeye’s CEO, described his company’s social games to me last week over the phone. Harbin is passionate about building games...
Kixeye's Games on Facebook Are Not Cute or Cuddly, Just Like Its Prickly CEO

Evernote Does An $85 Million Deal, Cashing Out Employees And Investors

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Evernote, the online note-taking service, is often talked about as an IPO candidate. By people other than CEO Phil Libin, that is, who has steadfastly maintained that he wants to put off going public as long as possible. He just took another step back from the public markets, raising $85...
Evernote Does An $85 Million Deal, Cashing Out Employees And Investors
Predicting commute times from the homestead: INRIX inks deal with Windermere

FINALLY!

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The Facebook IPO is Kate & William's wedding for business nerds. The reason: years of intense anticipation. When Microsoft bought a tiny stake in Facebook at a $15 billion valuation way back in 2007, the industry assumed that would Facebook's last funding round and that the company would IPO in...
FINALLY!
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