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Some Perspective

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I don't disagree with PG when he says that Facebook's IPO performance (or lack thereof) has the potential to impact valuations in startup land. I think it will be particularly impactful on the late stage and secondary markets where most of the IPO valuation speculation is happening. But let's put...
Some Perspective
What Will Facebook’s Perfect Storm Of An IPO Leave Behind?

This Chart Shows Why VCs Are Willing To Give Hyped Startups Absurd Valuations

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Why has the billion dollar valuation become trivialized in startup investing? What started Facebook down a path where it would it reach a $150 billion valuation on secondary markets before going public at a $100 billion valuation, and then sinking to a $50 billion valuation within months? We were talking...
This Chart Shows Why VCs Are Willing To Give Hyped Startups Absurd Valuations

Facebook Targets May 17th For IPO Date

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This just in: according to multiple sources close to the company, Facebook is eyeing IPO on May 17th — depending on whether the SEC gets back to it on timing.  This is in line with earlier reports that the company was going to hit NASDAQ during the third week of...
Facebook Targets May 17th For IPO Date

Facebook Millionaires Are Already Making The Palo Alto Real Estate Market Go Bananas

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A company that didn't exist a decade ago is about to go public at a ~$100 billion valuation. That is going to make a lot of the ~3,000 people who work at that company, Facebook, very rich. And hooray for that. They deserve it. Well done, Facebook! Anyway, a...
Facebook Millionaires Are Already Making The Palo Alto Real Estate Market Go Bananas

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning. Here's the news. After that, stick with SAI for live news and analysis all day. Facebook has a big mysterious press conference scheduled for today. Here's the speculation. A Belgian group is suing Apple over an "illegal" and "misleading" warranty policy. An analyst cut his sales expectations for...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Facebook IPO Post Mortem – Killer – but not for the reasons you think !

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1. Say goodbye to the individual investor on Wall Street. Whatever positive impression they had of the IPO market and the stock market in general was just torched to the ground. When everyone you know associated with the stock market is telling you and the media is confirming that this...
Facebook IPO Post Mortem – Killer – but not for the reasons you think !

Twitter could be worth $11bn as it prepares to go public in 2014

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Analysts base estimate on trading in secondary markets and Apple interest in the social networking firmTwitter is preparing to take the company public in 2014, and could already be worth as much as $11bn, according to a report by specialist financial researchers Greencrest.The rough valuation of $11bn is based on...
Twitter could be worth $11bn as it prepares to go public in 2014

Why Facebook Was More Valuable as a Private Company

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Facebook was worth a lot more as a private company than it has been since going public. What do retail investors know that private investors didn't? Facebook shares have traded on secondary exchanges like SharesPost and SecondMarket since early 2009. Prior to the social network's May 18, 2012, initial public...
Why Facebook Was More Valuable as a Private Company

An Investor In Airbnb And Dropbox Says Those Companies Are Now Worth $7.5 Billion

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Did Dropbox and Airbnb just get a major boost in their valuations? It came in a casual, everybody-knows-that aside in a blog post written by superstar investor Paul Graham, who took an early stake in both companies through his startup-coaching program, Y Combinator. Graham noted that most of the returns in...
An Investor In Airbnb And Dropbox Says Those Companies Are Now Worth $7.5 Billion
Facebook’s IPO roadshow starts next week, sources say

Twitter Is Now Trading At $11 Billion On The Private Markets

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A new report by Greencrest Capital says Twitter is prepping for an IPO--not this year, but likely in 2014. That squares with what Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey told CNBC late last year: The company is getting ready for an initial public offering at a time of its choosing. And Twitter...
Twitter Is Now Trading At $11 Billion On The Private Markets
Facebook preparing for IPO in May, says WSJ

Facebook IPO is juicing Silicon Valley real estate prices to crazy levels

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The impending Facebook initial public offering is pushing already-expensive Silicon Valley real estate to frenetic new highs. The two months prior to the IPO announcement saw only 840 sales. In dramatic contrast, sales in the last two months have almost doubled to 1,531, according to Guy Wolcott, the co-founder and...
Facebook IPO is juicing Silicon Valley real estate prices to crazy levels

Twitter employees frustrated by golden handcuffs, can’t sell more than 20% of their shares

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It must be frustrating to be an early Twitter employee. All around Silicon Valley companies in the social networking space are going public, minting hordes of new millionaires and billionaires. But with little revenue of its own, Twitter is hoping to stay private. So the company is restricting the amount...
Twitter employees frustrated by golden handcuffs, can’t sell more than 20% of their shares

Facebook taps the Nasdaq for its IPO, taking one more step towards going public

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According to CNBC, Facebook will list its shares on the Nasdaq exchange, and not on the NYSE. This was expected. The company intends to use the ticker symbol “FB” when it does go public. Facebook is looking to raise around $5 billion from the open market in its offering, a massive sum....
Facebook taps the Nasdaq for its IPO, taking one more step towards going public

Genius Banker Behind Google IPO: There May Never Be Another Deal Like Facebook

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Lise Buyer, a whipsmart former technology analyst turned IPO whisperer who helped Google prep for its 2004 public offering, thinks Facebook may be the last fast-growth tech stock individual investors will be able to bet on for a long while. The reason, she told Fortune's Dan Primack: the recently passed...
Genius Banker Behind Google IPO: There May Never Be Another Deal Like Facebook

We Hear Twitter Cofounder Jack Dorsey Now Lives In A $10 Million House

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Twitter and Square cofounder Jack Dorsey is the mysterious owner of a house on El Camino Del Mar in the exclusive Seacliff neighborhood of San Francisco, a well-connected source in local real estate says us. SocketSite, a real-estate news site, reported that the house sold in February in a private transaction...
We Hear Twitter Cofounder Jack Dorsey Now Lives In A $10 Million House

Facebook shares’ starting price will go up tomorrow

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Facebook is likely preparing to increase its starting price for shares of Facebook stock. The previously announced price range was $28 to $35; new reports are pegging the starting price range between $35 and $40. CNN Money reporter Maureen Farrell writes that the social network’s cadre of underwriters for...
Facebook shares’ starting price will go up tomorrow

Facebook Stock Crash Destroys The Market For Pre-IPO Stock (FB, ZNGA)

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During the three or so years leading up to the Facebook IPO, some thing important happened to the startup and financial industries.  As late stage startups like Facebook and Twitter delayed their IPOs, early employees and investors seeking to cash out found a new way to get it: by...
Facebook Stock Crash Destroys The Market For Pre-IPO Stock (FB, ZNGA)
Square makes Jack Dorsey a billion dollar man

Facebook Millionaires And Billionaires Just Put $50 Million Into Their Friends' Startup, Quora

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Early Facebook investors and executives are feeling flush. So where are they putting their cash? Straight back into Silicon Valley—specifically, into the question-and-answer startup Quora, which was founded by Facebook's former CTO, Adam D'Angelo, and Charlie Cheever, a key engineer. The Wall Street Journal reported that Quora has raised $50...
Facebook Millionaires And Billionaires Just Put $50 Million Into Their Friends' Startup, Quora

Six Months Too Late, Facebook's Top Execs Have Finally Figured Out The Easy Part (FB)

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When Facebook filed its S1 to go public last Spring, CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote 16 portentous words to potential shareholders: "Simply put: we don't build services to make money; we make money to build better services."  Then he went and wore a hoodie to meetings with analysts from Wall Street during...
Six Months Too Late, Facebook's Top Execs Have Finally Figured Out The Easy Part (FB)

Facebook Preparing For IPO In May

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Facebook is targeting May for its initial public offering, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. It will make its trading debut after filing to go public at the beginning of February, according to unnamed sources in the report. The company halted trading on secondary markets today,...
Facebook Preparing For IPO In May

The Other Challenge Of Facebook's Stock Swoon: Recruiting (FB)

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Now that Facebook's public, and its stock has slipped below the IPO price, will it still be a hot place to work? A stagnant stock price can dent employee morale—just ask Microsoft or Yahoo. But Facebook's stable pre-IPO price and its post-IPO gyrations may have less of an impact than...
The Other Challenge Of Facebook's Stock Swoon: Recruiting (FB)

THE IPO IS COMING…Facebook To Halt Secondary Trading

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Facebook will halt trading of its shares on secondary markets this week, Bloomberg reports. We're told that bankers close to the deal are expecting the public offering to come in May. Click here for updates to this post. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this...
THE IPO IS COMING…Facebook To Halt Secondary Trading

Interview: Mobixa CEO Says You Should Trade in Your iPhone Now

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Mobixa is a new mobile phone trade-in site that’s patterning itself after recently-acquired travel site Kayak. The notion is that, in a field of many options for trading in your obsolete iPhone or Android smartphone, Mobixa can accurately tell you when is the right time to swap it for some...
Interview: Mobixa CEO Says You Should Trade in Your iPhone Now

Check Out The 10 Most-Watched Private Companies

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SecondMarket, an online marketplace for buying private company stock, just released its Q1 2012 report. In the report, SecondMarket lists the most watched private companies. Once again, Facebook ranks number one, even though it will be going public soon. There are a bunch of other statistics about the state of secondary...
Check Out The 10 Most-Watched Private Companies
The All-Important Valley Talent Flow: Why I Suddenly Just Got a Lot More Interested in Pinterest

10 Private Tech Companies Investors Want To See IPO

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2013 could be a comeback year for tech IPOs, for the simple reason of demand and supply. Stock markets are ruled by equal parts fear and greed. In the tech sector, fear ruled for a decade after the dotcom bust. Investors, with memories of portfolios ruined in the Nasdaq crash,...
10 Private Tech Companies Investors Want To See IPO
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