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The Facebook IPO Was Reverse Quantitative Easing

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Check out this from Fox Business: “I have seen several hedge-fund-type accounts liquidating various positions to make way for Facebook,” says John Glasmann of Precision Securities, a San Diego firm that specializes in IPOs.  “But I have no firsthand knowledge of this to be factual as it relates to Apple.”...
The Facebook IPO Was Reverse Quantitative Easing
Groupon Stock Goes On Fire Sale, But What Went So Wrong?

Maybe Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Like Money Enough To Run A $100 Billion Company

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There is a nagging concern for potential Facebook shareholders: the guy running the company doesn't care that much about making money. Mark Zuckerberg has done an incredible job building Facebook into a product that 900 million people use every month and 500 million people use every day. Because of that...
Maybe Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Like Money Enough To Run A $100 Billion Company

Tech IPOs Highlight Busy Week Ahead

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Neither of the tech deals planned for this week, digital-marketing company Acquity Group and telecom-software firm Envivio, is expected to generate the same level of excitement as Splunk's debut last week....
Tech IPOs Highlight Busy Week Ahead

Facebook frenzy: What does the IPO mean for tech M&A?

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Brokers at Morgan Stanley and the other underwriters of the Facebook IPO didn’t realize how many Facebook friends they had until they were allocated shares for individual accounts. Everyone wants a piece of the action. High demand and low supply will guarantee a succesful IPO, but what are the implications...
Facebook frenzy: What does the IPO mean for tech M&A?

InsideSales.com Raises $35M From US Ventures For Predictive Analytics Platform

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InsideSales.com has raised a $35 million Series B round of funding from US Ventures. The round follows a $4 million investment in August from Hummer Winblad, which also participated in the funding announced today. The previously self-funded company serves small and medium-sized business, offering predictive analytics to help serve inside sales...
InsideSales.com Raises $35M From US Ventures For Predictive Analytics Platform

Everyone's Blaming Facebook For An IPO Drought We Haven't Seen In 37 Years (FB)

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Eddy Elfenbein just pointed us to some stunning IPO statistics. We've seen no IPOs in June so far, reports MarketWatch.  If we end up getting no IPOs this month, it will be the first June without an IPO in at least 37 years. "Dealogic said its researchers went back as...
Everyone's Blaming Facebook For An IPO Drought We Haven't Seen In 37 Years (FB)

NEA raises a whopping $2.6 billion for its fourteenth fund

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All-star venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA) has raised an impressive $2.6 billion for its fourteenth fund, TechCrunch reports. Partner Tony Florence told the publication in an interview that the fund will be “very enterprise-focused,” though he did note that the firm will be “very very active” in the consumer...
NEA raises a whopping $2.6 billion for its fourteenth fund

CRAMER: I Think Facebook's May Numbers Were Really Bad (FB)

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Somewhat lost in all the hoopla over Facebook's secret change in guidance is that fact that it needed to change guidance. In a rather somber video at TheStreet.com, influential CNBC host Jim Cramer said of the whole debacle: "I think the numbers were really bad in May for Facebook. I...
CRAMER: I Think Facebook's May Numbers Were Really Bad (FB)

A Six-Word Explainer For Zynga's Disastrous Second Quarter (ZNGA)

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The message from Zynga's disastrous second quarter, which sent its stock diving 40 percent, is simple: fewer people are playing Facebook games. Zynga was once one of the hottest IPOs of 2011. But it has faded from the top as gamers move to mobile devices and spend less and less...
A Six-Word Explainer For Zynga's Disastrous Second Quarter (ZNGA)

Uber to quadruple its staff in the next 12 months, undecided on a future IPO

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Uber plans to quadruple the size of its staff headcount within the next year, CEO Travis Kalanick said today at SXSW. Speaking onstage to Dave McClure at a Lean Startup event organized by 500 Startups and Eric Ries, Kalanick said that the company would be growing from 200 staff to...
Uber to quadruple its staff in the next 12 months, undecided on a future IPO

Twitter Hires New Corporate Development Chief With IPO Background

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Twitter has hired Cynthia Gaylor as its new head of corporate development. Gaylor has been serving as a managing director at Morgan Stanley, where her recent focus has been in the tech sector. Notably, according to her LinkedIn profile, Gaylor’s background includes IPOs. Most recently Cynthia... Please visit Marketing Land...
Twitter Hires New Corporate Development Chief With IPO Background

All Those E-mails From Pinterest Are Very Good For This Guy

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SendGrid has sent 30 billion e-mails in the three years it's been in business -- and none of them are spam. SendGrid is an e-mail cloud service hired by Pinterest, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Spotify, job sites, daily deal sites and many other companies. About 40,000 Web applications use SendGrid, says...
All Those E-mails From Pinterest Are Very Good For This Guy

Q1 Venture Capital Spending And Number Of Deals Down, M&A Activity Drops 44 Percent And Pre-Money Valuations Plummet

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Dow Jones Venture Source released its quarterly report on the state of venture capital, including data on number of VC deals, funds raised, M&As and IPOs in the technology sector. According to the report, U.S.-based companies raised $6 billion from 752 venture capital deals in Q1 2013, an 11% decrease...
Q1 Venture Capital Spending And Number Of Deals Down, M&A Activity Drops 44 Percent And Pre-Money Valuations Plummet

Wealthfront Releases New Tool to Demystify Post-IPO Stock-Selling

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Wealthfront continues to fight the New York-based, suited-up wealth management zombies with the thing Silicon Valley does best: Technology. The online financial company is making a big push to get the business of newly minted Valley millionaires. Unlike the zombies, Wealthfront is taking the non-pushy sales route, seeking to demystify the...
Wealthfront Releases New Tool to Demystify Post-IPO Stock-Selling
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UCWeb, Browser To China and India's Millions, Seeks a Foot in Western Markets

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Not a household name quite yet in Western markets, China’s UCWeb — a mobile browser that has attracted a whopping 200 million monthly active users mostly in Asia — is looking to become one on this side of the Pacific. And it may be eyeing an IPO in a year...
UCWeb, Browser To China and India's Millions, Seeks a Foot in Western Markets

The Groupon deflation laid bare, and what it means for all tech IPOs

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Tonight, before the next financial week begins, I want to take a moment to stare at Groupon, and its marked recent decline. It’s important, as the tech IPO well could be quite poisoned if Groupon is about to suffer even greater losses. Facebook, for example, could experience public-market discomfort when it...
The Groupon deflation laid bare, and what it means for all tech IPOs
Reflections from Hong Kong's 'Lean Startup' bootcamp

Facebook May Be Worth $100B, But What Are You Worth To Facebook?

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It’s almost here. The big day. Can you feel the excitement? Yes, if all goes according to plan on Friday, Mark Zuckerberg will ring the Nasdaq bell in a hoodie, the big blue social network will go forward with one of the largest IPOs for an internet company in history,...
Facebook May Be Worth $100B, But What Are You Worth To Facebook?
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Ask A VC: Google Ventures' Karim Faris On Why Enterprise Security Is Red Hot And More

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Google Ventures’ general partner Karim Faris, joined us in the studio this week for Ask A VC, where we put VCs in the hot seat. Faris, who focuses on the enterprise and e-commerce investments for the firm, talked specifically about the opportunity in the enterprise security space, and why...
Ask A VC: Google Ventures' Karim Faris On Why Enterprise Security Is Red Hot And More

AFTER FACEBOOK: 11 More Tech IPOs We're Looking Forward To

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Facebook finally filed to go public last week. It took the company 8 years, 850 million users, and $1 billion in annual profits before it was finally ready to pull the trigger. With such a long buildup, there was bound to be a bit of a letdown when it...
AFTER FACEBOOK: 11 More Tech IPOs We're Looking Forward To

LINKEDIN CEO: Going Public Is Like A Marriage (LNKD, FB)

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The biggest story in tech this year has been Facebook's IPO, which, depending on how you look at it, was a big flop. It was good for Facebook, in that it got as much money as possible from investors, but it was bad for Facebook because the stock collapsed, hammering...
LINKEDIN CEO: Going Public Is Like A Marriage (LNKD, FB)
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Wall Street Beat: Tech IPO market cools but some vendors jump in anyway

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Though the tech IPO market has gone from a boil to a simmer, some companies in areas such as big data and cloud-related technology are plunging in. Just this week, business intelligence software provider Tableau Software and cloud-based marketing automation vendor Marketo announced IPO plans. So far this year...
Wall Street Beat: Tech IPO market cools but some vendors jump in anyway

Five reasons not to buy Facebook shares

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The sale will likely generate billions, but hidden just beneath the buzz are signs that not all is well for Silicon Valley's starOn Friday, Facebook will finally become a public company. The hotly anticipated initial public offering (IPO) will be the largest tech company share sale ever and is expected...
Five reasons not to buy Facebook shares

Marc Andreessen: We're in the 'opposite of a bubble'

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Some in Silicon Valley and Wall Street believe a tech bubble is still brewing, but venture capitalist Marc Andreessen says that couldn’t be further from the truth. When asked about tech IPOs and bubble chatter by PBS’ Charlie Rose at an IAB event during New York’s Advertising Week, he said,...
Marc Andreessen: We're in the 'opposite of a bubble'

Tech M&A Volume Slows In Q2 As Big Deals Take Center Stage

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When it comes to mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry, deal quantity has given way to quality — or, at least, to deal size. According to Pricewaterhouse Coopers‘ latest US technology M&A Insights report for the second quarter of 2012, M&A deal transaction volume decreased by 15 percent from...
Tech M&A Volume Slows In Q2 As Big Deals Take Center Stage

Hey Facebook, Google Is Still The Most Talked-About IPO In Internet History

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Facebook may be Wall Street's new favorite water cooler topic since its historic IPO last Friday, but Google still ranks as the most talked-about IPO in Internet history, according to HighBeam Research. The research firm calculated the number of media mentions garnered...
Hey Facebook, Google Is Still The Most Talked-About IPO In Internet History
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