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Stats on Startups Registered on CrunchBase

Many thanks to Sameer Al-Sakran for compiling the numbers. Category Started Funded %F ∑Raised TC Posts Advertising 3972 631 16 $8B 996 Biotech 2787 1770 64 $42B 43 Cleantech 1302 719 55 $33B 192 Consulting 3330 176 5 $2B 444 … Continue reading

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Smart Risks

One misconception I got from the academic theory of finance is that risk and reward go together. You take on more risk, you get more reward. This is formalised in CAPM theory as a higher expected return associated with a … Continue reading

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Gauging the frothiness of the webby/techy/san-fran VC market. Source: Mark Suster. Propagated via one of tumblr’s owners, who added: Based on the NVCA statistics on the venture capital industry, there are [approximately] 1,000 early stage financings every year…. And somewhere … Continue reading

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With the the increasing availability of complicated alternative investment strategies to both retail and institutional investors, and the broad availability of financial data, an engaging debate about performance analysis and evaluation is as important as ever. There won’t be one … Continue reading

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Targeted Ads

People have been saying that ads are going to be more targeted on the Web since the 1990’s. The more data we give to corporations, the better they can “serve us” ads which “meet our needs”. I read that again … Continue reading

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The wealth required by nature is limited and is easy to procure; but the wealth required by vain ideals extends to infinity. Epicurus, Principal Doctrines, 300 B.C.

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Open Source Contracts

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