PDF – WilmerHale 2013 Venture Capital Report

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New Reports find IPOs on the Rise in California, Venture Capital Down Slightly

Two new reports find the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) in California grew in 2012 and is likely to continue strong in 2013, with six new IPOs already in 2013. At the same time, venture capital (VC) investing declined slightly but the state is expected to maintain its leadership role, as the No. 1 source for VC-backed companies.

For more on California and national trends, please see the 2013 IPO Report (p. 8) and the 2013 Venture Capital Report (p. 6).

Among the [...]

PDF – WilmerHale 2013 IPO Report

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New Reports find IPOs on the Rise in California, Venture Capital Down Slightly

Two new reports find the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) in California grew in 2012 and is likely to continue strong in 2013, with six new IPOs already in 2013. At the same time, venture capital (VC) investing declined slightly but the state is expected to maintain its leadership role, as the No. 1 source for VC-backed companies.

For more on California and national trends, please see the 2013 IPO Report (p. 8) and the 2013 Venture Capital Report (p. 6).

Among the [...]

The Nielsen 2012 Social Media Report



via http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/social/2012/

Social media is coming of age. Since the emergence of the first social media networks some two decades ago, social media has continued to evolve and offer consumers around the world new and meaningful ways to engage with the people, events and brands that matter to them. Now, years later, social media is still growing rapidly, becoming an integral part of our daily lives. Social networking is now truly a global phenomenon.

The Startup Genome Report – infographic

If you're a startup or a single entrepreneur you need to take a look at the infographic by kissmetrics in partnership with blackbox where they collected data from over 650 startups for The Startup Genome Report. Take a look bellow.

1. Founders that learn are more successful: Startups that have helpful mentors, track metrics effectively, and learn from startup thought leaders raise 7x more money and have 3.5x better user growth.
2. Startups that pivot once or twice times raise 2.5x more money, have 3.6x better user growth, and are 52% less likely to scale prematurely than startups that [...]

Social Media Conversations report from @CrimsonHexagon of the Duke vs UNC game Tweets

Here's the last report from the #Duke vs #UNC Social Media Challenge. This report is provided by Crimson Hexagon. Crimson Hexagon has a VoxTrot listening platform that provides companies with actionable insight into consumer opinion of their brand, product, or market." VoxTrot technology can identify opinion from large quantities of text, whether it's an in-house content repository or the vast blogosphere." - http://www.crimsonhexagon.com

Here are the results:

We knew ScoutLabs and Sysomos would provide plenty of data on volume. We wanted to tell you something new. We analyzed almost [...]

The @Sysomos results are in from the #Duke vs #UNC Social Media Challenge

Yesterday was the big game between Duke and UNC and I'm sure you know by now that Duke won the game and I lost a Twitter bet. Just take a look at my Twitter background to see ugly Duke icons everywhere. It's a sad day as a UNC fan but lets see how well did UNC fans do in the "Social Media Challenge". The challenge was basically to see which team had more conversions on Twitter and other social web outlets. To measure the results I reached out to Scout Labs, and Sysomos to provide the data. Also Crimson Hexagon sent me an email about helping out too. So not only are we looking at a Duke vs.

Social Media Challenge Report: #Duke vs #UNC. The @ScoutLabs results are in.

Yesterday was the big game between Duke and UNC and I'm sure you know by now that Duke won the game and I lost a Twitter bet. Just take a look at my Twitter background to see ugly Duke icons everywhere. It's a sad day as a UNC fan but lets see how well did UNC fans do in the "Social Media Challenge". The challenge was basically to see which team had more conversions on Twitter and other social web outlets. To measure the results I reached out to Scout Labs, and Sysomos to provide the data. Also Crimson Hexagon sent me an email about helping out too. So not only are we looking at a Duke vs.