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Startup Fuel at StartupCamp at ITEXPO

There were many exciting sessions at ITEXPO earlier this year in Miami but perhaps one of the most exciting for those of you looking for startups was StartupCamp Communications Edition- many referred to it as Silicon Valley in Miami. After...

Google Far More Feared than Microsoft

"What happens if Google chooses to come into your space with your own content?" I grew up at a time when companies were afraid of Microsoft because whenever they came up with a good idea, Redmond would copy it and...

Palm's Stay Packages Quite Common

Fred Wilson has some important thoughts regarding Palm's Stay Packages which he point out are quite common to hand out when a business is up for sale. He explains why here. What prompted his piece was an article which positioned...

Skype Founders To Fund Future Disruption

Skype founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis were no strangers to profiting from p2p-based software which went viral, making them rich in the process. Kazaa was their first blockbuster and the death of Napster's free music service boosted this p2p...

Israel VC Funds Down 92% from High

Some of the best technology in the world was invented in Israel. The VoIP market was launched in the country and the biblical land of milk and honey still leads the world in communications and technology. Many US-based companies do...

Tech, Telecom: The Energy is Back

 Communications, wireless, consumer electronics, cloud computing, virtualization -- in a turbulent market, it is good to be in technology. Monster.com was one of the companies I considered to have a natural monopoly in the US job search market a decade...

Mitel's IPO and the Future of Communications this Decade

2009 was a momentous year for Nortel - finally imploding under a combination of extreme debt, acquisition challenges, Asian competition and the remnants of a financial scandal from years past. Recently I analyzed the acquisition of Nortel's enterprise unit by...

SolarWinds and OpenTable IPOs a Healthy Sign

Today OpenTable (Nasdaq: OPEN) had a successful IPO allowing VCs to recoup investment dollars. This statement could be one of the most important you can imagine for the tech sector as it signals the IPO market is no longer frozen...

Why Less Investment Can be Good

It seems the common sentiment is the lower amount of venture capital we see today is negative for the US economy. The New York Times even says we are in a VC crisis. Let me give you a contrarian point...

Transera, OneChip Photonics, Apture and JahJah Funding a Trend?

 Today, I came across a number of funding announcements and it has been some time since I have seen four in the same day. The first big news is from Transera where they raised $17 million to grow their hosted...

Record Low VC Optimism

The Wall Street Journal reports that VC optimism has plummeted to an all-time low of 2.77 out of 5. In my opinion this is generally the best time to invest as valuations are low. It seems a number of these...

Strategy Change: Make Money

In my conversations with a number of CEOs of small tech and communications companies, one thing has become clear. The market for exiting businesses has become tougher. This is common sense and the added challenge is with today's stock...

Get a Job on Tom Perkin's Yacht

Photo credit NBC 11How do you celebrate one of the worst days for the US stock market in years? Simple -- you go out and buy a yacht with 26,000 square feet of sales. Oil money at work you think?...

Come to ITEXPO -- Get Famous

I made a logical leap in my headline -- inferring you can get famous -- in this case, written up in Popular Science Magazine if you come to TMC's Los Angeles ITEXPO conference in just over two weeks. Let me...

Can YouNoodle Help You Make Business Purchase Decisions?

There is a new company whose mission in life is to help the investment community determine if the startup they are thinking of investing in will be worth anything in the future. By using proprietary methods including analysis of the...

Bubble 2.0

Are we headed towards another tech bubble or are social media sites really worth north of 15 billion dollars? I don’t have the answer to this question but if you are pondering it like I am, you may want to...

Cisco Invest $700M in China

Cisco Systems plans on sponsoring 40 Chinese companies with a venture fund worth a total of $700 million. Investment in China is not new but this move could have implications as to where tomorrow’s technology leaders will come from. This...
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