The last month has signaled the rebirth of the market for web IPOs. Facebook’s private offering set the tone, although the social networking company probably won’t go public for another year.
But investors eagerly snapped up shares of “content farm” king Demand Media Wednesday. Then on Thursday LinkedIn, the smaller, more professional social network, made Read More
The runaway success of Twitter might seem to some deep thinkers like a sign of the coming Apocalypse, or at least the end of long form journalism.
But for those keeping an eye on the some-might-say bubble in the tech industry right now, or just looking for a little levity, it’s good to know that Read More
Tech Bubble Watch
The competition for hot deals in New York has been pushing up startup valuations and some investors are ready to see some bubbles pop, according to CNN.
An impressive list of high-profile investors see bubbles inflating in New York: Chris Dixon, angel investor and co-founder of Hunch.com, angel investor and Wine Library TV Read More
It would be easy to assume that 1999 is the kind of year Fred Wilson would like to repeat.
In January of that year, Yahoo bought the web hosting service Geocities. Wilson and his first firm, Flatiron Ventures, were an early Geocities investor.
1999 was near the peak of the dot-com bubble, and Yahoo Read More
Fred Wilson, the prominent New York venture capitalist, declared last week that warnings signs of a dangerously overheated market were building in the world of tech investing.
Prominent VC voices weighed in, for the most part seconding Wilson’s assessment, touting their own credentials as far-sighted naysayers and amplifying the alarm.
Case in point, Read More
NY venture capitalist Fred Wilson wrote a rather gloomy blog post this morning about the state of the tech industry.
Wilson thinks the mounting competition to fund early stage startups has led to a big decline in how carefully VCs are considering their investments.
In particular, I think the competition for “hot” deals Read More
Israel is the fastest growing real estate market in the world right now. Foreign investors — including many a New Yorker — are snapping up property in the often troubled paradise. But that might be a mistake.
Global Property Guide ranked Israel the hottest housing market for the last two years. In the Read More