Nearly a week after the Wall Street Journal reported a hack on its own systems, parent company-owner Rupert Murdoch says there is still a problem.
While the overall economy in 2011 was still on shaky ground, VCs continued to “make it rain” on startups in need of institutional funding.
Don’t let the good times roll just yet, Silicon Valley: Analysts at Dow Jones are saying the effects of the 2008 economic crash still haven’t worn off for venture capitalists.
Mergers, acquisitions and IPOs for venture-backed startups were down in 2011 by some metrics and up by others.
This year, a jittery global market, a tumultuous IPO window, sinking investor confidence have tested the startup bubble. Now, a new report shows venture capital funds, especially early stage-focused funds, are struggling to raise money to pass on to startups.
In the past several months, more and more venture-backed companies have shied away from tumultuous U.S. market activity and have sought entry into in European and Asian exchanges instead.
Going through page after page of SEC filings is our idea of a fun time on a Saturday night. For the rest of you, there’s MarketBrief, which turns complicated SEC filings into short, simple news articles in about a second.
A record number of companies delayed their initial public offerings this week in the wake of market upsets.
As the New York Stock Exchange saw major indices plummeting by five or six percent today, tech stocks dropped even further than many of their non-tech counterparts. The picture is especially clear if you look at the stock price changes since the market slide started August 4.
The biggest question on every mind in Silicon Valley relates to our collective worst nightmare: Could a macroeconomic collapse trigger another dotcom-esque bust?
As overall VC numbers leveled off in the second quarter, web apps and software continued to be sweet spots for investment through the first half of 2011.