Chinese digital marketing company AdSame raises $30M, plans U.S. IPO

Chinese intelligent digital marketing service AdSame announced today that it has secured a new round of $30 million funding led by Pacific Venture Partners and Dream Capital Group, and followed by existing investors of Matrix Partners and Vertex Ventures etc. The company added that it plans to launch an initial public offering in the U.S. market in 2015.

Groupon investors race for the exits as lockup ends

Groupon shares dropped to a new all-time low today as its lockup ended, releasing a torrent of new shares onto the market. Thirty minutes into the trading session, Groupon had already traded 75% of its average daily trading volume. This was Groupon’s third highest volume trading day. (Disclosure: I have various puts against Groupon.)

Hey, doomsayers, Facebook will do much better than you think

With Facebook’s highly anticipated IPO just a couple of days away, the press has been covering all kinds of depressing opinions from skeptics, naysayers, and suit-wearing Wall Street executives. Yes, it’s important to play devil’s advocate and look at the Facebook IPO from all sides, but don’t let the tidal wave of doom-saying drown out the obvious: Facebook has a lot of trump cards left to play.