UK venture deal volume surpasses 2000 peak

The Equity Kicker

As you can see from the chart above, 534 investments were made in the UK (above £0.5m) beating the previous high of 463, which was set back in 2000 at the height of the dotcom bubble madness.

Death Race 2000: How Safe Will Autonomous Vehicles Need To Be?

Hunter Walker

The technology behind autonomous navigation is developing quite rapidly. From our early investment in Cruise, we’ve gotten a vantage point on just how much progress has been made in the past three years alone. But if I’m confident about the tech, I’m less sure about the target.

SailPoint Closes 2010 with 40 New Global 2000 Customers and Two Strategic Transactions

Austin Startup

Driven by strong customer demand for its award-winning identity governance solution, SailPoint achieved record growth in 2010, with revenue up 200% over 2009. The fourth quarter of 2010 was the company’s eighth consecutive growth quarter, highlighted by a record number of new customers. SailPoint doubled its customer base in 2010, adding 40 global companies. To support this growth, SailPoint also grew its headcount to 125 and doubled its office space in Austin, Texas.

[Review] Tell To Win

YoungUpstarts

Books & Reviews 2000 bloggers book review business strategy external communications marketing Peter Guber stories storytelling Tell To Win word of mouth Imagine watching a magical performance by David Copperfield.

Doing the Adoption Electric Slide, “It’s Holistic”

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Idea Generation Idea Management Innovation Open Innovation Cisco Gregg Fraley Holistic Innovation IBM Idea Management Systems IMS Kiln Lauchlan McKinnon Mel Rhodes Misfortune 2000 P&G Pfiser Ron Shulkin The Electric SlideHow do we get more companies on board to do the new dance, the Idea Management Adoption Slide? It’s Holistic!

@altgate » Blog Archive » Operating System for the Classroom

Altgate

If you haven’t, the following brief video introduction is worth watching, but more importantly you just need to check out one of the 2000 or so videos on the site.

Marketing is Design: Three Words that Increased My E-commerce.

Software By Rob

Every Generation Learns The Same Lessons

Feld Thoughts

Last night, at the Aspen Entrepreneurs event, I was asked to describe several failures and I rolled out my story about Interliant, which, for a period of time (1999 – 2000) appeared to be hugely successful before going bankrupt in 2002.

We Were Right – Just a Decade Early

Feld Thoughts

2000 was the Peak of Inflated Expectations. 1995 – 2000 was the climb up to the Peak. This is a line my friend Jerry Colonna uses when something like the AT&T – Time Warner deal occurs.

It Can All Go To Zero

Feld Thoughts

” In 2000 I was co-chairman of a public company called Interliant. By the end of 2000, the stock price was at $13. Perspective can be a useful thing. Cryptocurrencies have had a bad 24 hours. Last night Amy and I watched The Big Short for the second time.

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Lessons From The Internet Bubble: Growth vs. Profitability

Feld Thoughts

Between the spring of 2000 and the end of 2001, I had the worst, most stressful, and most painful business period of my life. I was on the board of several companies on their list of 100 public companies that would be out of money by the end of 2000 and remember that my reaction to the article was anger, frustration with being maligned, and incredulity that Barron’s would write such an irresponsible article. I was too inexperienced in 2000 to understand this.

Help DumpLord420 Get His Way With Amplitude

Feld Thoughts

It was originally done in the early 2000′s for the Sony PS2. My friends at Harmonix are running a Kickstarter campaign to bring back Amplitude , one of their classic games. This campaign will bring it up to date for the Sony PS3 and PS4.

From co-founder to ousted CEO of 500px: Trials, errors, and lessons learned

The Next Web

Shortly after the news hit the media, Gutsol left Canada where he’s lived since 2000 after moving from Ukraine, and he spent a few months in the Dominican Republic.

Is the Lean Startup Dead?

Steve Blank

Most entrepreneurs today don’t remember the Dot-Com bubble of 1995 or the Dot-Com crash that followed in 2000. The idea of the Lean Startup was built on top of the rubble of the 2000 Dot-Com crash. As valuations have long passed the peak of the 2000 Internet bubble, VC’s and founders who previously had to wait until they sold their company or took it public to make money no longer have to wait. A version of this article first appeared in the Harvard Business Review.

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They Can’t Kill You And They Can’t Eat You

Feld Thoughts

At the peak in the spring of 2000 Interliant hit $55 / share and was worth over $3 billion. billion market cap) in the spring of 2000. We had each hired friends, bought companies from people we knew (and had gotten to know), and spent late nights doing unnatural acts to get the company to the point where, in 2000, it was doing $50 million of revenue a quarter and seemed to be a very successful Internet business. It’s the summer of 2001.

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The Lindy Effect on startup potential

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Will you ever get 2000? I hope so, but most companies that do get 100 never get 2000. ” Going from 1000 to 2000 in six months is more like it.). The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 10 percent of the development time.

Rover Cuddles Up to $12 Million

Feld Thoughts

We learned this dynamic in the early 2000’s with our investment in ServiceMagic. In 2000, Michael and Rodney cut the business drastically, changed the business model to a lead-fee system, which they pioneered online. Today, Rover announced that Menlo Ventures has led a new $12m round of financing. As is our style, we participated, but we’re excited to have a new partner to join us, Madrona, and Petco in this fast growing adventure.

Boost Your New Venture By Teaming With An Incubator

Startup Professionals Musings

Assuming 60 companies are accepted in a specific batch, that would mean around 2000 companies applied. One of the reasons that now is the time to be an entrepreneur is the explosion of startup assistance organizations, usually called incubators or accelerators.

Scott Dorsey’s Attributes of Great SaaS Leaders

Feld Thoughts

If you don’t know Scott, he was the co-founder and CEO of ExactTarget (2000) – one of the original SaaS companies. A few weeks ago I was in Atlanta for Techstars Atlanta Demo Day and the Venture Atlanta Conference. I had a great time and it’s fun to see the vibrancy of the Atlanta startup community. My brother Daniel came with me and we had dinner with our cousin Kenny, who lives in Atlanta, so we got some nice, quiet, emotionally intimate family time.

Venture investment was down in Q4 but may have further to go

The Equity Kicker

As you can see from the chart above even though the $11.3bn invested in Q4 was 32% less than the $16.6bn invested in Q3 it was still higher than all bar five quarters since the 2000 bubble burst.

Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation

ReadWriteStart

In 2000, venture capitalists poured a staggering $112.2 According to Dow Jones VentureSource Senior Manager of Corporate Communications Kim Gagliardi, 3,404 venture financing rounds were completed in 2011, down 47% from the 6,361 closed in 2000.

Is Uber Really Worth $40 ($50?) Billion?

Mucker Lab

Now among the world’s most iconic Internet companies, Uber is often compared to eBay circa 2000. This is the second part of my last post. Uber’s stratospheric valuation has joined “the weather” as the conversation topic of last resort at awkward dinner and lunch meetings.

LiveOak Venture Partners Sees Lots of Quality Startup Deals in Austin and Texas

SiliconHills

In 2000, during the Dot Com boom, an enormous amount of money flowed into companies even though they did not have viable ideas and were also not disciplined with spending money, said […] The post LiveOak Venture Partners Sees Lots of Quality Startup Deals in Austin and Texas appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Right now is the best time to be in the venture capital business in Austin.

Social Solutions Global Buys Community Techknowledge

SiliconHills

The company will become part of Social Solutions Global, which was founded in 2000 and has more than […] The post Social Solutions Global Buys Community Techknowledge appeared first on SiliconHills. Social Solutions Global from Baltimore announced Monday it has acquired Austin-based Community Techknowledge. Both companies are privately held and the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. CTK, founded in 1999, has more than 60 employees.

Patent Trolls Threaten to Bankrupt Companies and Stifle Innovation

SiliconHills

The online retailer, founded in 2000 now has 60 employees, and faces multiple “patent troll” lawsuits which threaten to drain it of all of its cash, Baker told a seven-person [.] By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Without patent reform, Living Direct might have to file for bankruptcy, said Mark Baker, its general counsel.

Back From Sabattical

Feld Thoughts

Since 2000, Amy and I have been taking a week of the grid every quarter. Amy and I just got back from a month off the grid in Aspen. If you are an Atlas Shrugged fan, think of it like the annual trip to Galt’s Gulch. I’ve never been a good moderator with anything, especially work, so it has been a way to get a cold reset every twelve weeks or so. Three years ago my partners and I at Foundry Group decided to experiment with a month off the grid.

The CEO Whisperer

Feld Thoughts

And for those who don’t know Jerry’s past, he was an extremely successful venture capitalist, founding Flatiron Partners with Fred Wilson in the mid-1990s before retiring from venture capital in the early 2000′s.

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Participate in the Context.IO App Challenge

Feld Thoughts

is a product of Return Path , where I’ve been on the board since 2000. Dealing with email is something I have become an expert in out of necessity. While it’s out of control, it’s a chore that is wired into my work in a deep way that, regardless of the explosion of real time communication channels, will likely continue to be the least common denominator for communication for the next 100 years.

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BuzzBee Opens an Office in Austin

SiliconHills

BuzzBee, founded in 2000, has some big time clients in Austin. BuzzBee, a technology marketing and communications firm based in Seattle, is opening an office here. Mary Rose Becker, formerly director of marketing at Dell, will head up the Austin office.

Avalon Ventures Raises A New $200 Million Fund And Gets A New Website

Feld Thoughts

Slice of Lime is a Boulder-based firm that we work closely with that was founded around 2000 by Kevin Menzie and Jeff Rodanski and then joined by my brother Daniel Feld a few years ago. Congrats to my friends at Avalon Ventures on raising their new $200 million fund. I’ve been friends with and co-invested with Rich Levandov , one of Avalon’s partners, since the mid-1990′s, most recently in Standing Cloud , Zynga , and NewsGator.

The Formula

Feld Thoughts

He described his new business in the words of his last successful business, which exited in 2000. I have no idea what he’s done between 2000 and 2012 – he didn’t go into it, but he used his 1996 – 2000 experience to explain why his new business was going to be great. Last night Amy and I watched the first episode of Aaron Sorkin’s new TV show The Newsroom.

The wrong question: Is now the right time to start a company?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Instacart might be a good idea in 2017, but Webvan wasn’t a good idea in 2000. The answer is always yes. But it’s the wrong question. I started Smart Bear in a recession (2002) and it went great. I’ve been explaining for eight years why recessions are a great time to start a company.

Rackspace’s CEO Lanham Napier Retires

SiliconHills

Since April of 2000, Lanham Napier has worked at Rackspace Hosting. At first, Lanham served as Rackspace’s Chief Financial Officer and later President and then Chief Executive Officer. He oversaw the company grow from a startup to a publicly traded company with $1.5 billion in revenue and 200,000 customers. On Monday, Napier announced his retirement […] The post Rackspace’s CEO Lanham Napier Retires appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio

The rise of the “successful” unsustainable company

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

invested, IPO’ed in 2000 for $32/share — stock price now $2. It’s appalling what passes for “successful entrepreneurship” in the press or the Valley, but it’s not their fault.

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Entrepreneurs Unplugged With Pete Sheinbaum on 1/24/10

Feld Thoughts

Prior to this, Pete was the CEO of DailyCandy from 2000 until the company was acquired by Comcast Interactive in 2008. It’s time for Silicon Flatirons Entrepreneurs Unplugged to start up again. In case you don’t know what this is, I moderate a monthly interview series each semester with Brad Bernthal. We co-interview successful entrepreneurs – most of them local (Boulder / Denver).

Bottoms Up Everyone: A New Economic Revolution Is Upon Us

YoungUpstarts

As a percentage of total US employment, proprietors have steadily increased every year since 2000. The US labor force gained over 10 million more working proprietors between 2000 and 2012—with over 21% of working Americans receiving at least part of their income through self-employment.

Today From 9am–10am PDT: #askadeveloper Your Programming Questions

Up and Running

She has been working in software development since 2000, with extensive experience in website design and functionality.

Your Wall Is Dingy

Feld Thoughts

We had just acquired a company (I don’t remember which one or in which city) sometime in 2000. If I could teleport myself back to that hallway in 2000, I’d say “Wow – your wall is dingy, and I love it, because it reminds me how frugal you are.” As I procrastinate from going for a run this morning, I started writing a post titled The Pro-Rata Gap Myth.

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Three self limiting beliefs holding back your inner entrepreneur

NZ Entrepreneur

Hmmm – good thing the world’s dreamers, inventors, makers and entrepreneurs didn’t start using this excuse 2, 20, 200 or 2000 years ago then! Ever dreamed about starting a business but not taken action on it?

What Is A Many To Many Business? (And How Can This Model Produce Billion Dollar Outcomes)

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Tweet During the dot com boom around the year 2000, and the years that followed it (this was before I started blogging in 2004), I was a guy in his early twenties looking for a business idea to make my riches with online.

Returns for brand-name VC funds

finance.fortune.cnn.com

Accel Partners VII (2000): 122% (97%). ARCH Venture Fund V (2000): 41% (11%). Commonwealth Capital Ventures III (2000): 110% (56%). HIG Venture Partners (2000): 44% (22%). Insight Venture Partners IV (2000): 169% (119%). Kodiak Venture Partners II (2000): 35% (4%).

Emotional Lessons From the Collapse of the Internet Bubble

Feld Thoughts

Sometime in the spring of 2000, all of them hit their peak stock price. My friend Dave Jilk recently shared the following Robert Frost poem with me. Lodged. by Robert Frost. The rain to the wind said, ‘You push and I’ll pelt.’ ’ They so smote the garden bed. That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged–though not dead. I know how the flowers felt. That perfectly describes how 2001 felt to me.

Google Boulder’s Gift to NCWIT

Feld Thoughts

After MessageMedia, he spent some time working at Return Path (where I’ve been an investors since 2000) early in its life before moving to @Last (which we were not investors in, but were fans of since some of our friends, including Brian Makare (the co-founder of Email Publishing) and Mark Solon (then of Highway 12, now at Techstars) were investors.) Google Boulder recently did a phenomenal thing.

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