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By Jason M. Lemkin on October 18, 2012
And there was my first real-world lesson in dilution. One founder. A decade of dedication. IPO. Yet just a percent or two in ownership. Not enough to even “make the table”.
A Real Life SaaS Case Study: Eloqua. Marketo. Pardot. There Are 3 Different Paths to Success, My Young Padwan.
By Jason M. Lemkin on October 12, 2012
I don’t know about you, but I really can’t stand case studies. They always seem either contrived (forcing contrasts in companies that aren’t really there) or else too hypothetical, because we know which way things really worked out in real life (Case Study: Company A had to decide whether to do action X or Y. [...]
By Martijn Linssen on January 31, 2012
With the upcoming IPO of Facebook this week, I got a little worried. I told a few people “Mark my words, this IPO is going to blow the Social Media bubble once and for all” and even “Wouldn’t be surprised if FB’s IPO is going to start the final leg of this crisis and finish [...]
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By Ben Kepes on January 18, 2012
Now this is an interesting piece of scuttlebutt that I was alerted to via a private message. It seems that Intuit have quietly begun pushing QuickBooks users who have “outgrown” their own solutions on to Intacct. This is particularly interesting given the fact that Intuit, a venerable provider with a
By Mark Suster on July 1, 2011
This is the final part of a 3-part series on the major changes in the structure of the software & the venture capital industries. The series started here if you want to read from the start. Or the Cliff Note’s version: Open Source & Cloud Computing (led by Amazon) drove down tech startup costs [...]
Posted in Entrepreneurship, Featured Posts | Tagged Capital market, cloud computing, Dot-com bubble, Initial public offering, ipo, startups, Tech Market Analysis, vc funding, VC Industry, venture capital