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Archive for May, 2014

Twitter: Lock-up

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Earlier this month, Twitter’s lockup was lifted and, as might be expected, the stock’s volume swelled as insiders (more…)

The more (non-misleading) Information, the Better

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

In 2013, 32% of venture-backed IPOs used (more…)

Crowdfunding: An Experiment with Unknown Results

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Having valued a number of private enterprises, I am not so sure a private company owner (more…)

IPO Delays

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

…for cloud storage companies.テつ Probably a good thing.テつ Some of the existing publicly-traded companies are worth billions of dollars – with little (known) path to profitability.テつ Haven’t we all been here before?テつ While there might be some winners in this space – such as the ones who find the elusive path to profitability – many won’t succeed.テつ No matter for the founders, however.テつ They most likely will be able to cash out with extreme riches.テつ God bless America, but how long do investors keep funding/buying a losing operation?テつ Only time will tell…probably enough timeテつfor the founders to retire and own their own island.