Online video is serious business. For meetings. For the hospitality business. For any number of media verticals. For business in general. But you know the problems. It’s not always easy, making sure that everyone has the right players installed. Which is what makes Shodogg a player in the space (not to mention a winner!). Shodogg […]
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Discussing what entrepreneurship is really about, with Stewart Thornhill, University of Michigan, and Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments Chairman.
IEX Trading is an upstart stock trading platform – and the first equity trading venue owned exclusively by a consortium of buy-side investors, including mutual funds, hedge funds, and family offices. The idea: to institutionalize fairness in the markets by providing a more balanced marketplace via simplified market structure design and cutting-edge technology. And talk […]
I attended Venture recently. The closing session, End Game: Exits & Liquidity Options reminded me of one of my favorite sayings from my technology investment banking days in Silicon Valley, “Anyone can launch a company. The hard part is landing.” Panelist ranged from Doug Chu, Head of New York Stock Exchange’s Silicon Valley office, to […]
With the Rubicon IPO now in the rear view mirror, Wall Street is finally warming up to the ad tech industry in a way it hasn’t since 2007. Since the start of 2014, ad tech companies like PubMatic and Tubemogul, have already set in motion rumored IPOs for hundreds of millions of dollars. Even transactions […]
There’s an adage that says if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up anywhere. In order to combat this tendency, companies design compasses and maps to inform them of who they want to be in the world. We know these navigation devices as mission, vision, purpose and/or values statements. Every company should have […]
After the debacle that ensued when Facebook first went public, the NYSE took every precaution to ensure that the Twitter (TWTR) IPO went smoothly. That may well be where the similarities end. Twitter enjoyed a rather spectacular first day of trading. The stock went out at $26 and rose over 80% on its first day […]