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March 11, 2014   |   Vol. 6, Issue 10
Rise of the Teenage Technorati
March 8, 2014 | New York Times
Ryan Orbuch, 16 years old, rolled a suitcase to the front door of his family’s house in Boulder, Colo., on a Friday morning a year ago. He was headed for the bus stop, then the airport, then Texas. “I’m going,” he told his mother. “You can’t stop me.” Ryan is now 17, a senior at Boulder High. He is among the many entrepreneurially minded, technologically skilled teenagers who are striving to do serious business. “Things used to be linear. Now," Ryan's mother says, “there is no rule book.”
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Companies Rush to List IPO Shares
March 6, 2014 | Wall Street Journal
In a development reminiscent of the 1990s Internet heyday, companies are rushing to go public at the fastest pace in years to take advantage of booming share prices and investor demand while they last. In the first two months of this year, 42 companies went public in the U.S., raising $8.3 billion and tying 2007 for the busiest start to a year for initial public offerings since 2000, when there were 77 in the period, according to Dealogic. In 2013, by comparison—itself a strong year for IPOs—there were 20 such offerings in the first two months.
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The Six Hottest Tech Start-ups at SXSW
March 10, 2014 | Washington Post
Narrowed down from 48 on Saturday, 18 entrepreneurs pitched their startups to a panel of judges during the final round of the SXSW Accelerator. Connor Dickie, whose Canadian company won in the competition’s innovative world category, said in an interview following the event. “It shows people what we’re doing and where biotech is heading.” Skully Helmets of San Francisco, ThriveOn also of San Francisco, Trustev of Ireland and Rhode Island-based Waygo were other winners. Since SXSW competition debuted six years ago, 208 finalists have collectively raised more than $580 million in funding.
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In SXSW, Austin Startups See Opportunity

At Lavish SXSW Festival, Some Avoid Marketing Circus

The Really Long Tail of Crowdfunding
March 6, 2014 | Quartz
Being a creature of the internet age, in which having an almost infinitely deep catalog of purchaseable (or in this case, sponsorable) items doesn’t add anything meaningful to your operating expenses, Kickstarter’s revenue exhibits traits typical of other online businesses—like Amazon’s massive catalog—that exemplify the economics of the “long tail“. Thus, most of Kickstarter’s revenue comes not from its blockbuster hits, but from the massive number of smaller projects. That’s the conclusion of an analysis conducted by Quartz
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How Crowdfunding Sites Could Be Better

Big Crowdfunding's Day May Have Passed Already

The Crowdfunding Payment Bottleneck – Can BitCoin Be a Solution?

Silicon Valley Hears Echoes of 1999
March 8, 2014 | BusinessWeek
Not many executives have seen their companies double in value in one day. Peter Bardwick has seen it twice. Bardwick was chief financial officer of financial news site MarketWatch when it started initial trading on Jan. 15, 1999, at $17 a share. By day’s end it hit $97.50, for a market value exceeding $1 billion. Fourteen years later, on Sept. 20, 2013, Bardwick watched its stock almost double in value on its first day of trading. Amid such Day One stock pops, high valuations, and buoyant equity markets, warnings of an asset bubble are again echoing across Silicon Valley
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Silicon Valley Boom Eludes Many, Drives Income Gap

Biotech Startup Cerulean Pharma Seeks $75m in IPO

Pasadena Vies for Segment of Silicon Beach

America's Startup Engine Is Sputtering

As Groupon Flails, Coupons.com IPO Shows Wall Street's Desire for Discounting

Stock Doubles: Was Coupons.com IPO Half-price?

Drones Are the Hot New Business Tool

Partovi Twins Emerge as Top Silicon Valley Angel Investors

Why Angels and VCs Are Getting Along Much Better Now

Minnesota Angel Tax Credit Program Exhausted at $12.2M

Supporters Insist Patent 'Troll' Bill's Time Is Now

Giving Older Entrepreneurs a Boost

NYU Setting Up Lab As a Hub for Entrepreneurs

Career Diplomas Promise Louisiana Grads Good Jobs Without College

Dallas Biotech Raises $15.5M for ADHD Drugs

Will Michigan Governor’s Proposed Immigration Reforms Boost Entrepreneurship?

How Michigan Can Be on Forefront of Crowdfunding

Sometimes Even State Government Gets in the Way

Digital Trade School Raises $35 Million in Financing Round

North Carolina Investor Fund for a Startup Incubator

For Nonprofits, a Bigger Share of the Economy

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2013 Was Best Year for Austin Luring Companies

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Coming to U.S. Can Be Tricky for Foreign Etrepreneurs

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As Highway Money Runs Dry, Congress Considers Lifting Toll Ban

Coal Firm to Pay Record Penalty and Spend Millions on Water Cleanup in 5 States

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