Venture Friday

There seems to be trend to come up with any excuse to drink every day… ‘Sunday Funday’, ‘Cinco de Drinko’, etc. … and Friday is of course one of the most popular days to turn into a drinking day… but Red Nova Labs is taking this to the next level with their Venture Fridays… http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/03/01/prweb9241516.DTL&ao=2…

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Things Don’t Look Good For Facebook

The F word is like a laser beam that drags people’s eyeballs to stare at our classmate Moritz with a grin… This F word is in trouble… our good classmate  has been dead set on Facebook being overvalued since the very beginning and I came across an article that brings up a couple of good points……

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Mobile Apps Raising Venture Capital

You know the saying “you can sell ice to Eskimos”?… ever feel like your idea will never be funded because there are too many competitors or solutions available? Well how’s this for a breath of fresh air… a customer service mobile application company by the name of Tello, recently raised $2.7M in venture capital!!… Read…

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RE: Mr./Ms. Chameleon, not Gekko

In response to Moritz blog post Mr./Ms. Chameleon, not Gekko… the question asked in class was “What’s Your Number?”… If someone came up to you and and gave you whatever your number was, the amount of money you would need to walk away from what you do for a living and never have to work…

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How Venture Capital Valuates Companies

Today I had a realization, VC is full of opportunity!! While there is a science to valuating companies for VC purposes, I realized that it is more of an art than a science… My realization came about because of my experience in real estate and valuating homes… just like VC valuations, real estate has a…

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What I’ve Learned About Venture Capital

Since the introduction to Venture Capital blog I posted, I have picked up a few things about venture capital that I thought would be worthwile to share… The first and possibly most important thing about venture capital is that the process to get a company founded is not by any means scientific or methodical… there…

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Venture Capital Blog Series

As part of one of my classes at ASU, I will be blogging about topics related to venture capital… For the most part I have steered away from borrowing money but I can see some advantages to doing so when you have a solid business plan behind a great idea… I have managed to remain…

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Google AdWords CPM VS CPA

Pay per click is becoming history… it really is… Cost per Thousand (CPM) and Cost per Action (CPA) have outperformed every PPC campaign I’ve ran with Google AdWords… But pay-per-click remains part of my marketing strategy for one big reason… TESTING… Success with AdWords used to be a matter of split testing your way to…

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Introduction to Google AdWords

Google AdWords has completely revolutionized businesses around the world… it used to be you paid other media like the newspaper to show an ad and you were the one taking the risk of whether the ad worked or not… You could target specific demographics like real estate if you placed ads in the real estate…

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How Are People Making Money On The Internet?

The number of strategies people are using to make money on the internet is virtually endless… but I am going to cover a few different ones just to give you ideas on what YOU can start doing… First off, you should know the 3 things you absolutely need to start a business online… … once…

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