Tag Archives: web businesses

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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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 Economist – Internet

Most internet businesses I have seen think they are going to make money by selling advertising.  I’m not the only person who finds that disheartening.  It’s no wonder that financial journalists decry ever more iterations of investment bubbles into websites that … Continue reading

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