Posts Tagged ‘investing’

Twitter Valuation Not Quite So Crazy for Google or Facebook

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The people who pay high prices for web site buyouts are definitely gambling; it kind of reminds me of the lead-up to the dot com bust.

So, is $10bn for Twitter crazy money, or does it actually make sense by Silicon Valley’s inflated standards….

Get your Dutch tulips out of storage folks. At first glance it looks mighty like a new tech bubble is upon us, as we manically press for Twitter ‘n’ Facebook updates on our hyper sensitive touch screen devices. Twitter is for sale for a valuation of, oh, $8bn or $10bn on forecast sales of just $110m this year. Now this is at the top end even by Silicon Valley’s exalted standards – last seen when YouTube went for a 100 times sales – a similar multiple – when it was bought by Google.

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LinkedIn Flotation Rumours Fuel Investors’ Frenzy for Social Media

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Boy there sure is a lot of investor interest in social networking lately … it’s almost starting to feel like the frenzy for internet-based investments in the late 1990s.

Business-focused networking site refuses to comment on reports that it is considering an initial public offering

Social networking company LinkedIn is considering a flotation as investors clamour to pour money into the new generation of internet firms.

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SEC May Force Facebook Float

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

There are a lot of things about Facebook that seem to worry the government …

Facebook might be forced by US regulators to take the social networking company public as new investors pile in.

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Time to Cash in on Chips?

Monday, May 10th, 2010

An interesting question, but I’m not sure if there’s a solid answer …

Got a venture-backed semiconductor company burning a hole in your portfolio? Now may be the time to take it public, judging from the success of recent IPOs, filings and exit chatter floating about the chip industry. Wintegra, an Austin, Texas-based chip startup, last week filed to raise up to $115 million in an IPO, four years after it withdrew a similar filing, and in early April, WiMAX chip company Beceem filed to raise as much as $100 million. Max Linear, a mixed-signal chip firm that supplies mobile television radios, raised $72 million via its public market debut in March.

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