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Boom, bubble or bust for fintech?

The term “fintech” has become all the rage; investors and media can’t stop talking about it. Many people also have been talking about the “bubble” in the tech industry, but could there be a

Why an inevitable “bust” of the tech boom won’t be such a bad thing

Silicon Valley is experiencing an extended boom that has only recently shown signs of fatigue. Many observers portend an ominous environment ripe for a bust similar to the early 2000s. Yes, there are

How consolidations will play out in the transportation, food and entertainment industries

There has been no shortage of thoughtful articles exploring a bubble in technology. I would argue that the world has already been transformed, and there is no bubble in the purest sense. Instead of ma

Winter brings opportunities for the wise and frugal

One of my seed portfolio founders called for advice recently. He’d raised a Series A from a Tier 1 VC and was ahead of plan, but his investor suddenly wanted him to cut spending: on SEM, on PR, on w

Why Silicon Valley’s ‘unicorn problem’ will solve itself

The rise was like a tech startup fairytale. Within three years of founding, this unicorn company had raised more than $1 billion in venture capital -- closing an astonishing $950 million in its final

Startups Selling To Other Startups: A House Of Cards?

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” the saying goes. Well, if you're running a startup that sells to other startups, you might be putting all your eggs in one blender. B2B companies whose c

IPO Slowdown: A Look At Company Profitability

The IPO market cooled in 2015. There were fewer of them, they raised less capital and performance was down. Investor sentiment and a sideways public market were primary drivers, but the quality of the

Riding The Funding Wave

When we observed an increase in Series A fundings in the first quarter of 2015, we had two theories as to what was happening. First, people are attracted to the Series A figures more than Series B or

Two Lies And A Truth About “The Bubble”

There has been a lot of discussion about startup valuation over the past few months. Luminaries across the industry have chimed in, suggesting we’re returning to a time of irrational investment valu

There Is No Silicon Valley Crash Coming — For A While

Talk of the bubble bursting eventually surfaces with every successful market. When valuations are increasing exponentially, excitement is building to a fever pitch, and companies are sprouting seeming

The Mystery Money Creating The Unicorn Herd

Varied explanations for the growing herd of unicorns -- and predictions of their imminent demise -- abound. But all can agree: Those who invest in unicorns are chasing returns they can’t get elsewhe