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Prepare for an IPO
Advice - The first quarter of 2014 has experienced the largest number of IPOs in the past decade, compared to first-quarter data from previous years. With the JOBS Act in place and an improved economy, the accelerated pace is not expected to...
Exit
Advice - The last thing a new entrepreneur wants to think about regarding a new startup is how it will end, yet one of the first things a potential equity investor asks about is an exit strategy. The answer you give can make or break your...
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#NYCTech - Wall Street firms led by Goldman Sachs are close to a deal to create an instant-messaging service to rival that of Bloomberg LP.
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Exits - Alibaba Group, the Chinese Internet retailer behind the biggest initial public offering ever, has opened the floodgates for even more tech IPOs, a venture capitalist told CNBC on Monday. "The Alibaba IPO is a watershed moment...
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Advice - With the recent apparent successes of several startups in taking their company public (initial public offering) and raising billions of dollars, I’m hearing a groundswell of enthusiasm from new entrepreneurs to follow in their...
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Advice - Regardless of the strategy you choose – IPO, sell or stay private – the best possible outcome for your company is to “make a dent in the Universe,” as Steve Jobs would say. While Apple was changing the way the world...
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Exits - Josh Lipton reports many companies are choosing to stay private longer. If they need cash, some are choosing to go to a secondary market.    
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#NYCTech - With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space.  We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech this week including the fundings,...
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#NYCTech - With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space.  This column will keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech this week. CLICK HERE TO...
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AlleyTalk - If you're looking for signs of a tech bubble, you don't have to do much searching these days. From start-up valuations and real estate prices to fancy perks and outlandish parties, practically everything in Silicon Valley is headed up...
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Advice - Give your product away for free, pay your employee’s modest wages and whatever you do, do NOT go public. That's how Palantir Technologies, a semi-secret data analytics firm, became one of the hottest tech companies in Silicon...
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Advice - Following up on Lesson #145, Issues to Consider Before Selling to Big Companies, I wanted to drill down deeper on earnouts and potential pitfalls to avoid, as earnouts rarely payout as expected. First of all, what is an...
Anatomy of an IPO
Advice - On Jan. 31, 2014, the 16 year-old dot-com darling Coupons.com filed for an IPO. To put this event in perspective, PayPal was founded in the same year. While PayPal filed for their $70 million IPO in 2002 and received an acquisition...
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AlleyTalk - These days, the Zuck seems to be doling out cash and making it rain even better than the most eccentric Russian millionaires. But Facebook’s monstrous buyout of WhatsApp also proves a few things: Zuckerberg is swimming in...
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AlleyTalk - Tech start-ups may be attracting more money than ever, but that doesn't mean a billion dollar payday is easy to come by. Of all start-ups that were sold or went public in 2013, only about 1 percent garnered a billion dollars or more,...
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AlleyTalk - Sprinklr, the leading provider of native, fully integrated Social Relationship Infrastructure, announced that it has acquired Austin, Texas-based Dachis Group, the leader in social and brand analytics, creating the world’s largest...

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