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A New Dawn for Consumer Internet Acquisitions

Genuine VC

And last week’s $200M OMGPOP acquisition by Zynga is the starting-gun fire for deals that aren’t just “acquihires,” but real meaningful ones. 

Conversion: The Most Important Internet Metric of All (Revisited)

abovethecrowd.com

As such, it is time to pound the table again – conversion is by far the most powerful Internet metric of all. Optimizely. Sailthru.

The Great Internet Stock Correction of 1997, or 1999, or …

Feld Thoughts

In the last two weeks there’s been a flurry of articles about the implications of a 25% decline in the public market value of a bunch of Internet stocks. No one was interested in Internet stocks, let alone one that was being tortured by the SEC for accounting disclosure on a bunch of acquisitions of tiny companies.

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New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

Steve Blank

We’re now in the second Internet bubble. Startup exits in the next three years will include IPO’s as well as acquisitions. Carpe Diem.

What Hasn't Changed: The Internet Keeps Getting Bigger.

500 Hats

Almost every possible internet distribution channel has MORE users than ever before – whether it be search, social, mobile, video, local, SMS, email, chat, etc. Altho internet payment services are still a big pain in the ass, in most of the US and EU it’s taken for granted you can pay online and have goods delivered to your door.

Inside ExactTarget's Journey: From IPO to $2.5 Billion Acquisition

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Very few entrepreneurs manage to take a company from start-up to IPO--much less to acquisition. Let''s talk about the acquisition.

Who's Next on Twitter's Acquisition List: 4 Predictions

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Various acquisitions, including the 2011 purchase of BackType, have given Twitter plenty of in-house expertise for crunching the numbers.

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Master of Customer Acquisition, Matt Coffin, On Startups …

Both Sides of the Table

He is very hands-on and helpful – especially for any company looking into customer acquisition. The answer? Something so simple.

'An Acquisition Is the End of a Dream'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

He was fired a year and a half after selling Connected Ventures, the parent company of Vimeo and CollegeHumor, to the Internet giant IAC.

Klout's Long, Bumpy Road to a $100 Million Acquisition

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Fernandez started Klout in New York City five years ago with the goal of helping people become influencers online.

What LinkedIn and Facebook Can Tell You About the Future of the Internet

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Microsoft's recent acquisition of LinkedIn was a harbinger for the future of similar freemium models. Here's why

Alexis Ohanian Built a New Front Page for the Internet (& Got Rich Doing It)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It just took time away from my doing things on the Internet—like creating clans in Quake II or starting a Web design nonprofit.

Corporate Bad Activity Against Innovators

Feld Thoughts

Deals acquisitions deals facebook m&a oculus zenimax One of the things I see appear is a steady stream of crap aimed at innovators.

Nokia Buys Into Wearables Market With Withings Acquisition

ArcticStartup

Mark Zuckerberg on WhatsApp, the NSA, and Bringing Internet to the World

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But more importantly, he added, he and WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum share the same views on democratizing the Internet. Here are the highlights.

How Nate Silver Won the Internet (and You Can Too)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Nate Silver won the internet, and here''s what you can learn from his story: Nate Silver doesn''t just understand data; he understands storytelling.

Holvi to open in 19 European countries, staff acquisitions in three

ArcticStartup

As of yesterday, Austria will be joined by 18 other countries. Or all of those?

5 Tips for Syncing Up Channel Marketing Content Following an M&A

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) happen all the time – especially in the world of small business. Have questions? Sponsored Content.

A New Dawn for Consumer Internet Acquisitions

Genuine VC

And last week’s $200M OMGPOP acquisition by Zynga is the starting-gun fire for deals that aren’t just “acquihires,” but real meaningful ones. 

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Sales for Startups: Lead Acquisition, Source & Execution

Mark Birch

Obviously the situation has improved immensely with the Internet and more sound and proven marketing practices. So where does one get leads?

Make Glassdoor Work for Your Company

YoungUpstarts

If employers are not asking themselves, “What is the first thing that job seekers see when they look up my company on the Internet?”

The FCC Is Going To Ruin The Internet This Week

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

On Thursday, the FCC will vote on new rules that will have lasting effects on the way broadband internet in the U.S. On one side, you have the internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast and Verizon, which want to keep their control of broadband and potentially use it to favor their own internet services over competing services.

Planning for the Future: Your Exit Strategy

Up and Running

We will cover them in more depth below: Acquisition. Acquisition: The acquisition is often known as a “merger and acquisition.”

Starting a Web Business with Less than Your Monthly Rent (The $ by $ Guide)

Up and Running

Traffic is the currency of the internet and while it’s hard to drive traffic consistently, it’s not impossible. Your budget. That’s it.

Why Facebook Clearly Belongs in the 10X Revenue Club

abovethecrowd.com

Brief disclosure, Benchmark Capital has a minority position in Facebook as a result of the acquisition of FriendFeed, a company that was incubated in our offices. Facebook Internet IPO Uncategorized Venture Capital Web/TechAttached are my thoughts on the Facebook S-1 along with some quick stabs at valuation.

Why large companies make acquisitions

The Equity Kicker

Mergers and acquisitions have a notoriously high failure rate and as a result investors knocked a couple of percent off Cisco’s share price yesterday following the announcement of their $5bn acquisition of NDS Group. This is the money quote: Many acquisitions fail. Related articles. Exits Startup general interest

2011 Consumer Internet Predictions

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Before I try gazing into my crystal ball to see what 2011 will bring for the consumer internet industry, let me first see how I did on last years predictions: 1. Foursquare and Gowalla have grown too, but off of much lower bases, such that only 4% of internet users currently use a check-in service. Grade: C+. Grade: A. Grade: A.

Opera Founder Sells Controlling Shares, Could Pave Way For Acquisition

ArcticStartup

After the sale Tetzchner has 5.18% ownership stake in Opera, which is below the 10% limit where Von Tetzchner could have blocked acquisition deals.

Amazon Is Buying an Internet of Things Startup

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The e-commerce giant made a rare acquisition with 2lemetry

Transitioning To a Mobile Centric World

abovethecrowd.com

DirecTV has supported this feature for some time, initially on the Internet via the browser and more recently via their smartphone application.

Groupon's Potential Acquisitions In The Nordics And Baltics?

ArcticStartup

Groupon has stated it will continue acquisitions to expand into new markets and gain market share. Cherry.ee. This is my clear favorite. Deal24.

Why Leave A Six Figure Corporate Job For Internet Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Right out of Graduate School, I started my career with one of the big four accounting firms in their M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) practice. I was trading real heavy hours for heavy dollars, and led a very mobile, demanding and by choice, a pressure packed lifestyle. All he needs is his laptop and internet connection. Nowhere.

allensblog: Are We in a Bubble in the Internet Space?

Allen's Blog

Are We in a Bubble in the Internet Space? about whether or not we're in a "bubble" in the internet space. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Are We in a Bubble in the Internet Space? allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Would You Buy a Used Dot-com from this Man?

Measuring your power in the Internet marketplace.

Berkonomics

Some of these are also applicable to non-Internet businesses. CACR       (Customer Acquisition Cost Ratio). The lower, the better.

Measuring Incrementality: Controlled Experiments to the Rescue!

Occam's Razor

With a plethora of digital media channels at our disposal and new ones on the way every day(!), how do you prioritize your efforts? What's that?

2011 Consumer Internet Predictions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog

Lightspeed

Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation 2011 Consumer Internet Predictions December 3, 2010 Posted by jeremyliew in 2011 , advertising , Consumer internet , Ecommerce , ltv , mobile , predictions , social games. Year of the tablet Smartphones transformed the mobile internet. Social games overflow out of Facebook Grade: C+.

Those Beautiful Nest Eggs

Lightspeed Venture Partners

2014 big data Cleantech Internet of Things Nest Congratulations to Tony Fadell, Matt Rogers and the world class team at Nest! 

Customer Acquisition

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

have written briefly about customer acquisitions costs here before.  What I have not fully explained, and what David does such a wonderful job of demystifying, is the analytical analysis and math that is a part of building a successful Internet business.  Tags: Entrepreneurship Internet Marketing

The 7 Business Slides for Startups

Early Stage Adventures

Such events could range from competitors’ significant product releases to acquisitions, financings, new competitors, pivots, and the like. Business Internet SaaSYou’re an early stage entrepreneur building a Web-based subscription business. You have your board meeting coming up soon, or you’re sitting down with your close advisors.

Entrepreneurs: What's Your Exit Strategy? - allensblog - Typepad

Allen's Blog

In the old days of Silicon Valley, there were two possible ways for startups to "exit":  (1) an IPO and (2) and acquisition.    One couldn't (and still can't) really build a valuable startup in a way that maximized the chances of an IPO vs. an acquisition.  allensblog. Archives. Profile.