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The One Question Facebook Has To Answer Today (FB)

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It's early on the West Coast, but we'd believe that Facebook executives Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg are having a hard time sleeping. Facebook reports its third-quarter earnings this afternoon just after 4pm eastern. We'll have live, wall-to-wall coverage on the earnings, breaking out all interesting angles. It's a huge moment...
The One Question Facebook Has To Answer Today (FB)

Trulia Goes After Zillow's Real Estate, Files $75M IPO; Now Has 22M Monthly Users

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Trulia, the online real estate listings giant, has now publicly filed an IPO of up to $75 million — effectively confirming reports from the end of July that the company had already filed for an IPO privately. The company’s S-1 also provides an update on the state of the business, showing...
Trulia Goes After Zillow's Real Estate, Files $75M IPO; Now Has 22M Monthly Users

Twitter's Employees Get $80 Million in BlackRock Cash, Execs Buy Time Ahead of IPO

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We're often told that Facebook's tumultuous initial public offering—not to mention disappointing post-IPO results at social web companies such as Zynga and Groupon—have rejiggered the tech landscape, making investors and founders alike wary of the public markets. And yet, the more things change ... According to multiple outlets, investing giant...
Twitter's Employees Get $80 Million in BlackRock Cash, Execs Buy Time Ahead of IPO

Zynga loses CFO Dave Wehner to Facebook, appoints Mark Vranesh as replacement

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Zynga’s CFO David Wehner has left the company, and will head to Facebook for a financial role there. According to Business Insider, his job there will be “vice president for corporate finance and business planning.” Also out today is news from Zynga, reshaping its executive staff: David Ko will take...
Zynga loses CFO Dave Wehner to Facebook, appoints Mark Vranesh as replacement
Short term VC returns sink as recent IPOs disappoint

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
Source: Lefkofsky and Samwer Were the Ones Banging the Table Insisting Groupon IPO Immediately

The Future of SecondMarket In a World Without Private Facebook Shares

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Mr. Silbert In SecondMarket's 2011 year-end report, Facebook beat out Twitter, Foursquare, Gilt Groupe, Hulu, Spotify, and more as the trading platform's number one most-watched company. Facebook has 14,973 "watchers," almost double the next-closest, Twitter at 7,854. More tellingly, according to public statements from CEO Barry Silbert, 30 percent of...
The Future of SecondMarket In a World Without Private Facebook Shares

If Facebook's IPO kicks off a new tech bubble, where will you put your money?

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Since you can't get Facebook stock at the IPO insider price, I have a deal for anyone who feels left out: shares in eTattlerOn New Year's Day 1999, as the first internet bubble was inflating at an accelerating rate, I published in my newspaper column a supposedly leaked memo from...
If Facebook's IPO kicks off a new tech bubble, where will you put your money?

Cleantech VC and the state of the IPO market

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This article originally appeared on GigaOM Pro, our premium research subscription service. A couple weeks back cellulosic ethanol hopeful Mascoma quietly pulled its IPO after it had filed to go public. It’s safe to say that the abysmal performance of the 2011 crop of biofuels IPOs, that included Solazyme, Gevo...
Cleantech VC and the state of the IPO market

Two Startup Trends in 2012: Less Social, More Physical

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Last year, when Sarah and I toured the south looking for new tech companies, the tech world was actually quite a different place. Most notably, neither Facebook nor Groupon had debuted on public markets. Businesses built around social media or social networks still had that frisson attached to them, like...
Two Startup Trends in 2012: Less Social, More Physical

Facebook Wants To Hit The NASDAQ On This Date (FB)

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Facebook is targeting May 17th as its date for IPO, reports TechCrunch. This lines up with earlier reports that the social networking site would arrive on the public markets in the third week of May. This is, of course, dependent on the SEC giving it the go-ahead, and the stack...
Facebook Wants To Hit The NASDAQ On This Date (FB)

Inside the IPO pipeline: It's all B2B, all of the time

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It’s shaping up to be an average year for initial public offerings, with about 125 companies listing shares to date. But who are the up-and-comers in the technology industry that could break out in 2013 and beyond, and how many of them are there? That’s what a new study from...
Inside the IPO pipeline: It's all B2B, all of the time
Don’t miss our fireside chat with Tencent at GamesBeat 2012

What It's Like Taking Your Company Public (BCOV)

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In the last two years, the IPO market for tech companies has warmed up. LinkedIn, Pandora, Demand Media, Yelp, Brightcove, and many others have hit the public markets. Since it's a new world out there for today's tech companies, we asked Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire about the process. The...
What It's Like Taking Your Company Public (BCOV)
YY.com soars on opening. Is the curse of the Chinese Internet IPO over?

So, is there a tech bubble or not?

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The results of Facebook's IPO last week probably indicate there isn't -- at least not in the public markets. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE – So, does anyone want to talk about a bubble now? In the weeks leading up to Facebook's (FB) much-trumpeted IPO, a debate simmered over whether...
So, is there a tech bubble or not?

Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

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There is more than a bit of schadenfreude among longtime insiders in the gaming industry at Zynga’s performance over the last year. The company has fallen from a private, pre-IPO valuation of around $14 billion to just $2 billion over the past year as it failed to maintain growth on...
Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

Is There a Tech Exec Hiding Under That Hoodie?

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Gotcha! (Photo: In the Capital) Sure, startup founders can get a company off the ground. But do they clean up well enough to steer them toward the public markets? And if not, where’s Silicon Alley going to get the requisite talent for an eventual string of IPOs? That’s what this this...
Is There a Tech Exec Hiding Under That Hoodie?

Analysis: Web 3.0: The Mobile Era

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Editor’s note: Jay Jamison is a Partner at BlueRun Ventures where he focuses on early stage mobile and consumer opportunities. You can read more of his analysis on startups and Silicon Valley at his blog jayjamison.com and you can follow him on Twitter at @jay_jamison. The highest flying of internet high-flyers, Facebook and Zynga, were...
Analysis: Web 3.0: The Mobile Era

One Step Shy Of An IPO, Telco’s Friend Openet Picks Up $21M Series D Led By Japan’s NS Solutions

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Waiting for the public markets to show a little more promise for tech IPOs, Openet has today announced that it’s completed a Series D round of funding totaling $21 million: $16 million in equity funds and $5 million in long term debt. Openet is a Dublin, Ireland-based developer of transaction management software used by...
One Step Shy Of An IPO, Telco’s Friend Openet Picks Up $21M Series D Led By Japan’s NS Solutions

As Tableau readies for IPO, Marc Andreessen laments that tech companies don't want to go public

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Andreessen (Photo via Wikipedia) Tableau Software is expected to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange this Friday under the ticker symbol “DATA,” marking the first Seattle tech company to go public since Zillow’s public offering in July 2011. Demand appears to be strong for the 10-year-old company, which...
As Tableau readies for IPO, Marc Andreessen laments that tech companies don't want to go public

Marc Andreessen says Wall Street hates tech stocks: What do you think?

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Marc Andreessen (Photo via Wikipedia) Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen is making headlines today for comments he made at a tech conference hosted by The New York Times in which he said that some technology stocks are undervalued. The Netscape founder noted that the values of some tech companies, like Google,...
Marc Andreessen says Wall Street hates tech stocks: What do you think?
Wall Street got the Facebook IPO it deserved

Facebook's stock price soars past $30, its highest in nearly 6 months

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Don’t look straight away or you might jinx it, but Facebook’s stock price today surpassed the $30 mark (per @CNBC). At the time of writing, shortly after market-open, the stock price is up almost 4 percent to $30.2 per share. This is the first time the social networking giant’s share...
Facebook's stock price soars past $30, its highest in nearly 6 months

Why Facebook Is Still The Perfect Startup (Slides)

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Facebook had another tough day today in the public markets, with shares now trading at around $28 after debuting less than two weeks ago at $42.05. Good timing, then, for a new slideshow report out today from the boutique French consulting firm faberNovel, which encourages us to look at the...
Why Facebook Is Still The Perfect Startup (Slides)

Wyden Tries To Get Anti-ACTA/TPP Amendments Included In JOBS Act Vote

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There's a lot of talk about how the Senate is likely to approve the JOBS Act today with a procedural plan put in place by Harry Reid that limits the ability for any real amendments to be debated or discussed. Unfortunately, the JOBS Act has been more controversial than it...
Wyden Tries To Get Anti-ACTA/TPP Amendments Included In JOBS Act Vote

Twilio locks down a $70M Series D as it flirts with the public markets

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Twilio, the cloud-based telephony communication company, has raised a $70 million Series D round led by Redpoint Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). The move is part of the company’s path towards what some may believe to be an IPO (although Twilio hasn’t commented). Known for providing companies and developers...
Twilio locks down a $70M Series D as it flirts with the public markets

Yelp Sets The Price Range For Its IPO And It's Overvalued (YELP)

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Yelp is set to start trading on the public markets on March 2, Dow Jones reports. It plans to raise $100 million in its IPO, and it set a price range of $12-$14 for its shares, giving it a valuation of ~$800 million. At that valuation, the company is...
Yelp Sets The Price Range For Its IPO And It's Overvalued (YELP)

One Example Of How The Public Market's Reaction To Tech Companies Could Pop The Tech Bubble (YELP)

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Foursquare has been teasing a revamp to its mobile app, and it looks like its going to shift from being centered on check-ins to centering on exploring your world. We have screenshots here. Foursquare is going to become Yelp 2.0. It's a more social way to help people find restaurants,...
One Example Of How The Public Market's Reaction To Tech Companies Could Pop The Tech Bubble (YELP)
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