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One month ago I was sitting in a Las Vegas hotel listening to Matt Gohd of Revere Securities predict a ten percent decline in the market. This was a pretty contrarian call at the time. And it was dead on. A month later and here we are, down ten percent.
Initial public offerings have underperformed the market since the credit crisis began, so are they still the best way for businesses to raise money?
Biotech will grow over the long-term as more companies start-up in an attempt to solve diseases and other human conditions, Terry McGuire, co-founder and general partner of Polaris Venture Partners, told CNBC Wednesday.
It looks like LinkedIn may have crapped out.
“Groupon and the rest of the industry has grown so rapidly because, for the first time in history, merchants can leverage the Internet in scale,” says one analyst. “The deal commerce space is going to be massive.”
Helping individuals to make money is the next big trend for investing in online companies, according to one of the early investors in TweetDeck.
The "entrepreneurial surge" in new technologies is taking place all over the country, Alan Patricof, founder and managing director of Greycoft Partners, a media venture capitalist firm and one of the original investors in Apple, told CNBC Tuesday.
Independent ones have done the most to tap the medium, but major Wall Street firms are starting to jump in.
The “Mad Money” host explains where he expects the stock to go.
Despite all the excitement following LinkedIn’s IPO, which resulted in the share price more than doubling its first day on the NYSE, Kevin Ryan, founder and CEO of online retailer Gilt Groupe, is in no hurry to go public.
When China-based children’s online portal Taomee prices its initial public offering (IPO) this week, it might not get the reception it has been hoping for.
Even the most bullish of prospective buyers have become wary of the name. But rather than an outright purchase of shares, this provides a classic example of a situation where options can provide a better risk/reward proposition.
Groupon revealed some striking growth — revenue of $644.7 million in the first quarter of 2011, up from $44.2 million in the first quarter of 2010, and just $3.3 million in the second quarter of 2009.
If you give an 18-year-old $100,000 not to go to college, will you create the next Mark Zuckerberg? That's what venture capitalist and technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel wants to do with the "20 Under 20" project funded by his foundation.
Marc Andreessen has invested in pretty much ever social media company — Groupon, Zynga, Facebook, Twitter, he's even an angel investor in LinkedIn (LNKD) — and he says this is not an IPO bubble.
Groupon is expending its reach with another major corporate partnership, this one designed to offer half-priced travel deals. Today at the 'All Things D' conference Groupon and Expedia (EXPE) announced a new discount travel site, called "Groupon Getaways with Expedia."
There is no real sign of a social media bubble, but there are some companies out there with strong growth potential, according to Marc Andreessen, Opsware Inc. co-founder and CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
LinkedIn's CEO is here at the 'All Things D' Conference, and while he's not slated to speak, LinkedIn's IPO is the talk of the conference. Everyone here - from startups to VCs, to media and tech execs is discussing what LinkedIn's massive valuation means for the market.
Raised debt ceiling rejected, May auto sales slumped and the LinkedInIPO emulated. Here's what we're watching...
Analysis of the potential market in social media ad sales, with Miles Nadal, MDC Parnters chairman/CEO.