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Valuation trickle down

The Equity Kicker

Note that we can see a similar increase in Series A valuations in Fred’s chart above. I’m back to the bubble question this morning.

Federal Reserve to Entrepreneurs: Party Like It's 1999 (While You Still Can)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But this is not 1999. Yes, we''re in bubble territory. And that doesn''t bode well for businesses. What Goes Up.

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Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

Both Sides of the Table

Back in 1999 when I first raised venture capital I had zero knowledge of what a fair term sheet looked like or how to value my company. Normal.

Tonight We're Going To Party Like It's 1999

Launching Tech Ventures

Valuations. Valuations for private Internet companies reflect only the market value of equity; few such firms had any debt. and WebMD.

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Tonight We're Going to Party Like It's 1999

Platforms and Networks

Valuations. Valuations for private Internet companies reflect only the market value of equity; few such firms had any debt. and WebMD.

6 Ways Startups Are Fooled By Prior Business Models

Startup Professionals Musings

Just because you would have loved to have your groceries picked out and delivered, doesn’t mean the mainstream customer was ready for Webvan in 1999.

The Word Bubble

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

In all the posts over the past year or so outlining my thoughts on the financing and valuation environment in the internet sector, I've avoided using the word Bubble. For me Bubble will always be inexorably linked to what went down in 1999 and 2000 in the internet sector. It is intentional. That is why I don't use the word.

Reblogging A Old Post: The Word Bubble

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

——————————— In all the posts over the past year or so outlining my thoughts on the financing and valuation environment in the internet sector, I’ve avoided using the word Bubble. I wrote this in 2011. think it’s as true today as it was then. It is intentional.

Complete Flip Flop

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

They spent a lot of time talking about how the current time is much different than 1999. Great online customer service. No monthly fees.

On the Road to Recap:

abovethecrowd.com

One key to this population growth has been the remarkable ease of the Unicorn fundraising process: Pick a new valuation well above your last one, put together a presentation deck, solicit offers, and watch the hundreds of million of dollars flow into your bank account. If 1999 was a wet (read liquid) bubble, 2015 was a particularly dry one.

B is for BUBBLE: Venture Capital in 2013

VC Cafe

Last year, the VC industry partied like its 1999.  New data from research firm Pitchbook  makes it official: valuations are at an all-time high.

Burnham's Beat: Who Will Be The Biggest Loser: 1999 VC Funds or.

Burnham's Beat

Who Will Be The Biggest Loser: 1999 VC Funds or 2006 PE Funds? 1999 vintage Venture Capital funds are infamous for being some of the worst performing private investment funds of recent memory with the average 1999 Venture Capital fund returning only about $0.95 on the dollar through 6/30/08. Burnhams Beat. About Bill. Blog Roll.

How Priceline.com Went Bust And Then Bust And Then Became A Super Unicorn

Chaganomics

Brilliance from Bloomberg - On March 30, 1999, an 11-month-old, money-losing Internet company called Priceline.com went public, to the great excitement of investors. For the next year or so, Priceline.com was one of the most-cited examples of, depending on one’s inclination, either the import or insanity of the Internet boom. Full Article.

Don’t Let Your Business Be A Dead Startup Walking

Startup Professionals Musings

Just because you would have loved to have your groceries picked out and delivered, doesn’t mean the mainstream customer was ready for Webvan in 1999.

What's Your Company Really Worth?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How would a potential buyer of the business think about the valuation? Timing can influence the current EBITDA multiple and valuation.

A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley

Feld Thoughts

For many years preceding 1999, the 1982 vintage was known as the industry’s worst vintage year. In January, Jerry Neumann wrote a long and detailed analysis of his view of the VC industry in the 1980’s titled Heat Death:  Venture Capital in the 1980’s. However, there were some things in it that didn’t ring true for me. Total. 3,040,000.

Why I F **g Hate Unicorns and the Culture They Breed

Both Sides of the Table

Not the successful companies themselves but the entire b t culture of swash-buckling startups who define themselves by hitting some magical $1 billion valuation number and the financiers who back them irrespective of metrics that justify it. It seemed like a message in a bottle opened from a shipwreck in 1999. None of those. Still.

Are We In a Startup Bubble?

FairSoftware's Blog

That question comes from sky-high valuations for companies such as Zynga, Facebook or Twitter, and from the apparent ease with which new startups with barely more than a trendy name, seem to be able to raise angel money. The press frenzy about easy money is certainly creating a gold rush, just like 1999.

11 Billion-Dollar Startups You've Never Heard of

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These companies range from familiar firms like Pinterest and Uber which occupy the top 10 with valuations at $3.8 Forbes writes that U.S.

Is There a Valuation Bubble for Social Media Companies (and if so, is it Bursting)?

Pascal's View

Welcome to the latest passionate debate over the ‘valuation bubble or not?’ question in venture capital.  It is intentional. Share and Enjoy

Scaling is Hard, Case Study: Akamai

Seeing Both Sides

The first year of revenue (1999) was $4 million – a remarkable achievement.  After all, scaling is hard.  Really hard. Akamai:  The Present.

Returns for brand-name VC funds

finance.fortune.cnn.com

Overall, the fund-of-funds is 97% called for 45 funds raised between 1999 and 2002. Accel Partners VII (1999): 89% (74%). The Buzz.

Is it Time for You to Earn or to Learn?

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my Startup Advice series. That’s Ok.  They raised $5 million in their B round.  125,000. So let’s go CRAZY!  Not bad.

FuturePerfect Ventures: A 2015 Recap

thebarefootvc

remember the heady days of 1999 when everyone believed that there were new rules to investing. While so much is different this time around, there is no getting around the fact that many valuations over the past couple years will not be sustainable. “Be the change you want to see in the world”.  . This is one of my life’s mantras.

The Harder I Work, The Luckier I Get

Both Sides of the Table

Overnight success. It’s It’s one of the biggest myths in the tech industry. If you were reading the headlines from only 2.5 So which is it?

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2014: The Year of Results

Seeing Both Sides

A year ago, I felt 2013 would be the Year of Grit - a year characterized by toughing things out in uncertain times.

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Building the Global Startup Part 3: Assigning Ownership and Achieving Commitment

John O'Farrell

The business had taken off like a rocketship from its founding in late 1999—revenue grew from  $2M to $55M in a year.  The Loudcloud experience.

A Billion Dollars, Through Acquisitions & Perseverance

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Patrick Grady, founder and chairman of Rearden Commerce, talks about his company's $1 billion valuation. Where is my $5 billion valuation?

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

Both Sides of the Table

When I built my first company starting in 1999 it cost $2.5 believe the changes to the industry will be lasting rather than temporal change.

57 Things I've Learned Founding 3 Tech Companies

betashop.com

57 Things I’ve Learned Founding 3 Tech Companies. I’ve been founding and helping run technology companies since 1999.  My latest company is fab.com. Don’t choose your investors based on valuation.  A couple of dilution points here or there wont matter in the long run but working with the right people will. Archive.

Stock Market Drops. Then It Rallies. What Happens Next for Funding?

Both Sides of the Table

Valuations were enormous relative to progress in companies. Don’t spend like it’s 1999. Why is that? Who knows. Rewind.

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The 10 Best Real Estate Schools Compared: Meet the Winner!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Principles of valuation, research in real estate, and opportunities for specialized directed study. Central Michigan University Mt.

How To Sell Your Tech Startup

START-UP BUSINESS TALK

Blogger is started in 1999 and takes off unexpectedly (while they're pouring all of their efforts into Pyra). Pyra Labs (A.K.A. Whiteboards.

How and Why To Be an Angel Investor

David Teten

Villalobos & Payne: “Startup Pre-Money Valuation: The Keystone to Return on Investment” 117. Average Angel Returns Over Time.

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

In 1998 it was 150 million, 1999 250 million and by 2000 it had crossed 350 million. This article originally ran on PEHub. The Funding Problem.

3 Brilliant Mistakes That Built Great Companies

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With her 40th birthday in the rear-view mirror in 1999, Robin Chase had taken a year-long break from the workforce to care for her three children.

The end or the beginning? Thoughts on the current startup environment

This is going to be BIG.

Valuations. There are a ton of companies being funded at $500+ million valuations--seriously limiting exit opportunities. Many of the private companies like AirBnb, Dropbox, and Square and that have been rumored to have big valuations are real, growing businesses. Are their valuations justified? Are we in a bubble?

Scaling Up: When Do Unit Economics Matter?

Launching Tech Ventures

stake at a valuation, 30% higher than the previous month’s); Twitter at $7.7 billion; LinkedIn at ~$3 billion. Entrepreneurs beware!

“But I only wanted to write” – Five Questions with Wired’s Jessi Hempel

Hunter Walker

I’m a total fanboy when it comes to great, tough reporters. The good ones are really good. The average ones are frustrating. believed her.

Burnham's Beat: Buffet Makes It Official: Even Goldman Sachs is Junk

Burnham's Beat

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