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.

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

SiliconHills

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

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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.

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.

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

SiliconHills

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

25 of Austin’s Hottest Startups to Watch in 2020

SiliconHills

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

The Virus Survival Strategy For Your Startup

Steve Blank

“Winter is coming.”. This is the one blog post that I hope I’m completely wrong about. With the Covid-19 virus a worldwide pandemic, if you’re leading any startup or small business, you have to be asking yourself, “What’s Plan B? And what’s in my lifeboat?”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

10 Business Areas Where Data Is The Key To The Future

Startup Professionals Musings

According to IBM , companies have captured more data in the last two years than in the previous 2000 years. Even though ‘big data’ has now been around for several years, the opportunities for startups seem to keep growing, just as the amount of data keeps growing.

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.

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.

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.

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8 Self-Check Questions That Keep Leaders Up At Night

Startup Professionals Musings

Thankfully, most mistakes won’t be as spectacular as the America Online merger with Time Warner for $350 billion, back in 2000, engineered by then superstar entrepreneurs Stephen M.

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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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10 Realities Today Cause Startups To Bypass An IPO

Startup Professionals Musings

Today the rate of startups going public (IPO – Initial Public Offering) is up from the dead zone, but is still half the rate back before 2000. In the old days, every entrepreneur dreamed of easily taking their startup public, and making it big.

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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.

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.

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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Why Traders Should Be Using MetaTrader 4

YoungUpstarts

Established in 2000 in Russia, the MetaQuotes Software Corporation has arguably revolutionised mobile trading in developed companies across the globe.

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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.

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%).

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.

How Your Business Cards Can Be Designed To Impress New Contacts

YoungUpstarts

There’s a famous passage in Brett Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel American Psycho , and its cinematic release of 2000, whereby the main antagonist Patrick Bateman and a bunch of his colleagues share their latest business cards.

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Some Thoughts on Ownership

View from Seed

One of the tactical moves that I observed USV employ during the mid 2000’s was targeting a relatively lower percentage than their peers. When I started out in VC, there was a strong consensus around early stage investors that the “right” level of ownership was 20%. Pretty much every firm was targeting at least 20% ownership. And I found that pricing, check sizes, and deal sizes were strangely shaped by the 20% target as much as the actual needs of the company.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SEO tips you can actually understand and use yourself

NZ Entrepreneur

Yes, in the 2000’s you could get away with slow page speed… but these days, you only have a few seconds to catch your potential customer.

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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.

2018: Thank you for an amazing journey

Where to Play

2000 people trained. The post 2018: Thank you for an amazing journey appeared first on Where to Play.

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