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After Facebook, Silicon Valley Will Focus on This Company


Top venture capitalist Bill Gurley tells us after Facebook, there’s another social media company that will probably capture attention.

It’s Twitter.

“After Facebook , Twitter is probably the company that isn’t public that people talk about a lot in Silicon Valley,” says Gurley on CNBC’s Fast Money Halftime Report.

Much like Facebook, Gurley says Twitter has something going for it that extremely unique and potentially profitable.

“Twitter is included routinely in every day media and all of the people that have a personality on Twitter are now co-dependent on Twitter because they’re part and parcel to its success. They keep promoting it in their own way – so it has an incredible self-promotion mechanism built into it,” says Gurley.

However Gurley also says don’t look for Twitter to go public in 2012 or even 2013 for that matter.

“I don’t expect it goes public in the next 12-20 months,” he says. “First, I think they want to work harder on monetizing the model.”

However, that’s not to say Gurley expects Internet IPOs to slow – he doesn’t.

“We’ve had 5 IPOs recently, that’s not something we’ve seen since the 90’s. I think the window is wide open, again. I think it’s cool again to go public in Silicon Valley. You’re going to see a lot more IPOs.”


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