Posts Tagged “startup”

Tech VC Culture Of Excess

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Because tech culture is now mainstream culture in many ways, it’s normal that people want to jest or mock its tendency for excess from time to time. However, there has been a noted backlash recently for some of the more egregious examples of investment being used to start tech companies that seem superfluous, in bad…

Can A Startup Be Evaluated Objectively?

Posted on September 8th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

In the world of startups, we hear a lot about valuation. We rank companies based not on their revenues and profits, but on their valuation. This is intriguing, because by all accounts a startup valuation is far from an exact science. So when you hear, for example, that a company like WeWork has a valuation…

Jargon Busting Investment Dictionary

Posted on July 28th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

One of the strange quirks of the Silicon Valley boom is the effect it has had on our everyday lexicon. A slew of vocabulary words or phrases that didn’t exist ten years ago outside a very niche business world—startup, bootstrap, sharing economy—are now familiar to anyone who reads a magazine or front page of a…

Lessons to Learn from Failed Internet Startups

Posted on July 18th, 2017 by Neil Cumins

The internet has only been an established part of our lives since the late 1990s, yet it’s already claimed innumerable corporate failures. The demise of high-profile brands like Webvan, Overto and eToys is often attributed to a recurring handful of reasons. As a result, the back stories of these failed creations can help today’s online…

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