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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. By Ascendant’s numbers, in 2016 £2.6bn was invested in the UK and Ireland, up 76% on the £1.5bn invested in 2014, but still well below the 2000 peak of £3.5bn. Yesterday Stuart McKnight/Ascendant Corporate Finance published their regular report on activity in the UK venture market.

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Austin’s 2018 VC Funding Hits Records Levels not Seen Since 2000


billion in 2018, the highest on record since the dot-com boom in 2000, according to the latest MoneyTree Report from PwC and CB Insights. The post Austin’s 2018 VC Funding Hits Records Levels not Seen Since 2000 appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News Venture capital investments in Austin soared to $1.33

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. That is, how “safe” do autonomous vehicles need to be? And what is today’s reality?

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


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. Rather than dazzle you with his breathtaking acts, Copperfield regales you the audience with his childhood story. He relates how his grandfather – a crusty old man – never gave Copperfield or his father the approval they craved. Suddenly, the room goes quiet.

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!

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

Software By Rob

Software by Rob Passionate about Startups and MicroISVs Lessons Learned by a Serial Entrepreneur home about press micropreneurs archives ← Expenses You Don’t Think of When Starting a Business Something Big is Coming… → Marketing is Design: Three Words that Increased My E-commerce Sales 1000% Overnight Micropreneurship , Startups If youre trying grow your startup youve come to the right place. Join nearly 6,000 startup entrepreneurs by subscribing to my RSS feed.

Corporations as the new VCs

deal architect

I remember a corporate IT exec telling me after he agreed to a meeting in 2000 with the company I had co-founded “I am not supposed to be seen with you. Startups are too risky and a waste of time. M&A in Technology Venture Capital

25 of Austin’s Hottest Startups to Watch in 2020


And VC funding in Austin reached levels the city hasn’t seen since the Dot Com boom of 2000. Austin had another outstanding year with startup activity overall on the rise. In 2019, Austin-based private companies raised $1.7 billion, up almost 28 percent from 2018, another record year, according to the latest MoneyTree Report from PwC […]. The post 25 of Austin’s Hottest Startups to Watch in 2020 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Don’t Boil the Ocean and Other Words of Advice from Austin VCs to Entrepreneurs


billion in 2018, the highest on record since the dot-com boom in 2000, according to the MoneyTree Report from PwC and CB Insights. Venture capital investment in Austin has been on the rise. VC funding hit $1.3 That’s up 70 percent from $783 million in 2017. Yet California deals still get more than 50 percent […]. The post Don’t Boil the Ocean and Other Words of Advice from Austin VCs to Entrepreneurs appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

The Covid-19 virus is not politically correct

Steve Blank

For example, car accidents ~ 39,000 deaths in 2019 and over three-fourths of a million dead since 2000, ~ 70,000 drug overdose deaths in 2019 and over three-fourths of a million dead since 2000. The Covid-19 virus is not politically correct. It discriminates against the old and the unhealthy. The biggest risk factor in dying from the virus is age. If you’re 60 to 70 years old, you’re 30 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than if you’re under 40.

Don’t Make Business Decisions Based Only On Intuition

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest in this decade was the merger of America Online (AOL) with Time Warner, engineered in the early 2000’s by Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin and AOL CEO Steve Case for a whopping $164 billion.

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Accelerators Have Resources To KickStart Your Startup

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.

Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation


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. That was up 29% over 2000 in just five years. Today’s venture capital deal flow to innovative new companies looks a lot like a fat man trying to squeeze into a slim Italian suit. It just doesn’t fit.

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. Started in the early 2000s as a community on the LiveJournal blogging platform, 500px has become one of the most popular places in the internet to store professional and amateur photos, with more than 50 million images in its archives.

The Virus Survival Strategy For Your Startup

Steve Blank

But investors with grey hair can remember the nuclear winter after the past recessions of 2000 and 2008 and can offer some historical patterns of crashes and recovery to CEOs running early stage startups – some who weren’t born when the crash of 1987 hit, were 10 years old in the crash of 2000 and 18 in the last crash of 2008. “Winter is coming.”. This is the one blog post that I hope I’m completely wrong about.

Have you heard? Eyeballs aren’t everything.


Remembering the insanity before 2000. But, when the bubble burst in 2000, most of us quickly grew up. Remember when?

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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The Israeli Unicorn Landscape

VC Cafe

in 2000, M-Systems, inventor the disk-on-key, was acquired for $1.6 The Israeli tech ecosystem has made its mark globally since its early days somewhere in the 1990s. With $8.3 billion raised in 2019 and $9.9 billion in exits in 2019 alone, Israel punches above its weight.

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Sevens Don't Get Funded

This is going to be BIG.

I get 2000 things passing through my inbox in any given year, and I make about ten investments per year. How excited do you think I am if I’m only picking the top 10 out of 2000? Ask any VC how excited on a scale of one to ten they are about their latest deal, and they’ll tell you eleven out of ten.

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. The remaining 10 percent of the code accounts for the other 90 percent of the development time. — Tom Cargill, Bell Labs.

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.

Why You Need To Look Beyond Big Data For Future Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

million books from 1800 to 2000 to let anyone analyze cultural trends. We are now solidly in the era of big data , where computers are capturing and processing the details of everything we do with all our interconnected devices in real time. Businesses see this as the Holy Grail for finally being able to predict who, where, and when customers will buy their existing solutions, and what their future solutions must look like to be attractive.

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

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. As time passes, the line has shifted to “We were right – just fifteen years early.” ” Jerry was Fred Wilson ‘s partner at Flatiron Partners. We were all investing in Internet-related stuff at the end of the 1990s.

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What Is A Many-To-Many Business And How Can This Model Produce Billion Dollar Outcomes by Yaro Starak

During the dot-com boom around the year 2000, and the years that followed (before I started this blog in 2005), I was a guy in his early twenties looking for a business idea to make my riches. At that stage, I had built a handful of websites. They were hobby. The post What Is A Many-To-Many Business And How Can This Model Produce Billion Dollar Outcomes appeared first on

Q320 Vacation and Books

Feld Thoughts

I started doing this in 2000 and it took me about four years to learn how to just turn off the switch completely for a week and then turn it back on. Every quarter I try to take a week completely off the grid. It’s a cold reboot for me, not simply a Ctrl-Alt-Del type thing.

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. Without any hard numbers or rigorous analysis, I’ve alternatively played the role of brainless cheerleader and green-eyed skeptic – neither of which has convinced people that I’m a thoughtful and intelligent human being.

A Conversation With Calgary Entrepreneur Ali Ghani: How Commitment To Health And Fitness Benefits His Work And His Life


Then, in 2000, he shifted gears and founded a successful commercial property development company. Ali Ghani , a Calgary-Alberta based investor and entrepreneur, has an extensive history of investing in and working with companies in a diverse range of industries including real estate.

Why Traders Should Be Using MetaTrader 4


Established in 2000 in Russia, the MetaQuotes Software Corporation has arguably revolutionised mobile trading in developed companies across the globe. The corporation’s flagship product remains the MetaTrader 4 (MT4), which was initially launched in 2005 and remains the standard-bearer for excellence in the industry. This is despite the subsequent launch of the MT5 in 2010, which continues to trail its predecessor in terms of uptake and downloads.

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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. It was all started by an online post from someone named DumpLord420. Watch the Kickstarter video to hear the backstory and see what they are doing.

An Open Letter to Startup Founders Everywhere in a Time of Crisis

David Cohen

In 2000, the Internet bubble burst. March 30, 2020. Founders, I’m talking to you. I’m one of you. Your world and mine are different than they were three weeks ago. A virus has changed everything for your businesses and for your family. You’re being bombarded by advice for what to do ( including mine ), and trying to figure out how to make sense of it all and how to apply it to your own business. I’ve started four companies, and my latest is Techstars.

Patent Trolls Threaten to Bankrupt Companies and Stifle Innovation


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.

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


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.

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. If you’ve never seen it, it’s a must watch movie. If you haven’t seen it in at least a year, watch it again. While the events are from 2005 – 2008, they feel like they happened yesterday.

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Social Solutions Global Buys Community Techknowledge


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.

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. Witness, for example, this terrific Fast Company article on Bill Nguyen , serial entrepreneur who’s seventh startup “Color” famously raised $41m for a new mobile app before it even launched. The launch, by the way, was a failure. And it’s now bankrupt.)

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Finding The Right Angel Investor For Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Since its founding in 2000, its members have invested over $800 million dollars in over 800 companies in technology, consumer products, healthcare/life sciences, real estate and other segments with high growth potential. If your startup is looking for an angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. Or does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning.

Reasons Not To Make Decisions Today On Gut Instincts

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest in this decade was the merger of America Online (AOL) with Time Warner, engineered in the early 2000’s by Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin and AOL CEO Steve Case for a whopping $164 billion. I still know some entrepreneurs who boast of simply following their gut instincts, rather than listen to anyone or any data, to make strategic decisions. We’ve all worked with autocratic leaders in large companies who seem to thrive in this mode.

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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. My foundational moment, where I really learned the lesson, happened during the collapse of the Internet bubble in 2000 and 2001. While it’s easy to tell people things, it’s much more powerful to learn things.

Rackspace’s CEO Lanham Napier Retires


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

Bottoms Up Everyone: A New Economic Revolution Is Upon Us


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. by Bill Clerico, CEO of WePay. Internet commerce technology has unleashed the capabilities of ordinary Americans to take matters into their own hands and craft—often literally—their own livelihoods.