Entries tagged "Google"

When Marissa Mayer left Google for Yahoo she jumped off a Runaway Train and hopped aboard a speeding meteor crashing to earth. What works for a runaway train does not convey to crashing meteors. Runaway trains are exhilarating, out of control, rocket ships of momentum. Crashing through all barriers, picking up steam Read More

posted in category Leadership

Bizaro World Holy Cow! Nineteen Billion with a B dollars for a brandy spanking new startup that only had 50 employees. Overnight! A Ukrainian immigrant, formerly on food stamps, is worth Six Billion with a B dollars! Screw college, screw working for the man, I’m going to join the DC 1776 Frat Party Read More

posted in category Startup

There are two worlds of DC Tech, The Real World and the Bizaro World. The press, are naturally attracted to the Bizaro World where up is down, black is white, and fantasy rules the day. At no time was this more evident than in this past Friday’s post by Washington Business Read More

posted in category DC Tech

No folks a Zubie isn't my, well you know, it isn't a nickname for my special freind.. No a zubie is my new favorite Internet of Things thing. Thankfully, finally the Internet of Things hype, the Internet of Things this and Internet of Thangs that, at last I have found Read More

posted in category Technology

She's the top CEO in Startupland, She single-handedly turned that Yahoo stock around just by leaving google joining as CEO. That is if you don't count the Google's, pre-Marissa investment in highely-valued Alibabba which is the significant driver in Yahoo's crurrent stock valuation. She joined Yahoo and and then hired Read More

posted in category Leadership

Liquidity is derived from available investable cash. For startup investors liquidity comes in two forms, exits and new cash investments from limited partners. Profitable exits provide the positive returns to justify strong enough Limited Partner (LP) confidence in the asset class to pony up more cash into Venture Capital funds Read More

posted in category Capital Markets

It’s the beginning of a new year. A time of rebirth and renewal. A time of reflection and putting plans into action. So what is your plan? What can you do that would change everything? What is the single most important thing you can do to effect the most positive change. Read More

posted in category Musings

I've had the time to reflect back on the year that was and here’s what happened that meant something to somebody. It was a year of Facebook Likes, New Logos, tons of BS and people passionately reinventing everything including their past successes, where they went to college and their criminal records. It Read More

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