After bootstrapping since 2002, Articulate raises $1.5B on $3.75B valuation


CEO Adam Schwartz founded the company with his life savings in 2002 and hasn’t taken a dime of outside investment since. He says that the company started back in 2002 as a plug-in for PowerPoint.

Bezos' Shareholder Letter in 2000

Tomasz Tunguz

It’s been a brutal year for many in the capital markets and certainly for shareholders. As of this writing, our shares are down more than 80 percent from when I wrote you last year. Jeff Bezos wrote this to start his annual shareholder letter in the year 2000.


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[OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in Israel21c] Prepare for recession, reinvention and opportunity in post-covid economy


“Historically, investing in times of economic downturns – such as after the Internet bubble burst in 2001 and 2002, and after the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 — has proved lucrative because you’re buying at a discount.

5 noteworthy startup-led trends of the 21st century that transformed industries | Propel(x)


SpaceX , which was founded in 2002, has had 164 total launches and 126 landings of reusable rockets. Written by : Regina Beach Propel(x) curated a list of five startup-led tech trends in the 21st century that transformed industries.

What does it take to go carbon neutral as a business?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

He founded AmberMedia in 2002. As a global network of successful entrepreneurs , EO is proud of its members’ commitment to doing business for good. A vast number of our members are capitalizing on their business success in order to tackle the world’s greatest obstacles.

Jack Selby of Thiel Capital is using a new VC fund to invest in Arizona startups


Jack Selby, a former PayPal exec and the longtime managing director of Thiel Capital who attracted some attention years back for his low-key largesse , has a new, $110 million venture fund that he intends to invest mostly in his adopted state of Arizona, where Selby has lived since 2002.

Member Spotlight: Susan Michel, EO New Jersey

Entrepreneurs' Organization

I then spent 13 years as an independent financial advisor before deciding to start Glen Eagle Advisors in 2002. Susan Michel is the founder of Glen Eagle Advisors and has been a member of EO for eight years. Learn more about EO today!

The Trouble with Venture Capital Data

This is going to be BIG.

Sounds like a huge amount, but only later does he say that only " 476 funds which had known Net IRR values, the overwhelming majority of which were from vintage 2002, or more recently." Conservatively, though, this data set of mostly 2002 or later funds would cover about 4 funds from each firm given that timeframe. 2) Saying "long term returns" when you only have vintage 2002 and after data is a joke.

Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation

EntreWorks Consulting

Since it first launched in 2002, I’ve been a member and close partner of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE). That’s why I’m so excited to see that the current NACCE leadership has put out an excellent book, Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation , which distills lessons from NACCE’s 15 years of work to encourage community colleges to take a leading role in training students and assisting communities to start and grow new businesses.

Tim Brady is leaving YC

Y Combinator

grew when I succeeded him as CPO in 2002, as he left in search of new adventures. Tim Brady and I go back a long way. Tim was already at Yahoo! when my company was acquired in 1997. Of course, Tim was there. In fact, he was Yahoo!’s

Preparing to Scale – Technology Key to Growth for Small Businesses

Smart Hustle Magazine

Founded in 2002 by Aaron Muderick, the company’s flagship product is Thinking Putty®, a silicon-based substance that bounces, stretches, snaps, molds, and even glows in the dark. Entrepreneurs are passionate about the growth of their companies.

How Venture Funding For Early-Stage Startups Will Change During the COVID-19 Crisis

Dream It

eBay hosted a jobs fair in 2002 for 75 jobs and 2,000 people showed up,” states Martino. Paul Martino, General Partner at Bullpen Capital.

A Powerful Resource for Business Growth

Entrepreneurs' Organization

In 2002, Michelle and her husband Vernon joined the Charlotte chapter, which counts over 80 members and is the creator of the Global Entrepreneur Indicator (GEI).

Spa and Salon Owner Jessica Walker Lives Prepared and Takes Risks

Smart Hustle Magazine

When her landlord would not renew her lease, unexpectedly in 2002, Jessica had 60 days to vacate the property with no advance warning. When her lease was not extended, all of the sudden and due to a technicality, Jessica Walker’s journey as a salon and spa ower could have come to an end.

A Bold Purpose: Enabling Other Women to Succeed

Entrepreneurs' Organization

In 2002, she fell in love and moved to the United Kingdom to marry Alex Chapman, the son of a famous businessman.

The Web3 Ice Age

Entrepreneur's Handbook

By October 2002, the NASDAQ had fallen to a low: Tech stocks had given up $5 trillion, or 78% of their value, from their peak. By 2002, about 18 months into the Dot-Com Crash, the market capitalization of all the tech firms had fallen by slightly more- 76%.

Foreign investors, mature startups redraw New Zealand’s VC funding landscape


New Zealand’s government established the New Zealand Capital Growth Partners (NZGCP) in 2002 as an initiative to stimulate the early-stage startup ecosystem. Over the last two years, New Zealand’s startup scene has seen record venture and early-stage investment.

There’s no single path to entrepreneurial success

Innovation 2 Enterprise

4,371,752 is just one of the more than thirty-three patents issued to Tulsa born and raised inventor and entrepreneur Gordon Matthews (1936 – 2002). By Scott Meacham. There is no single path to entrepreneurial success. Patent No. But it is arguably the most of impactful of his portfolio of innovation, as No. 4,371,752 is the patent for Matthew’s invention that evolved into the first commercial voicemail system. Versions of automatic answering machines had been around since the thirties.

Adventr uses patented voice-control tech to allow anyone to create interactive videos


He references a scene in the 2002 movie “Minority Report,” where Tom Cruise encounters a hologram at the GAP that asks him about his personalized shopping experience.

Saving Lives, One School at a Time

Entrepreneurs' Organization

My first visit to Bangladesh was in 2002, and I had no illusions about this country. By Sanjay Agarwal, an EO Winnipeg member, and the founder and president of Orientworks, Inc. I expected poverty and there was plenty of it.

Music in the Metaverse: Harmony from Discord?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Now, instead of boring people over dinner (as I’m prone to do) about how you saw the first dubstep pioneers in Brixton back in 2002, you have an NFT to prove it.

Benjamin Button Biohacker

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Ben is an EO New Zealand member who joined in 2002. Written by Ben Ridler. The original version of this article appeared on Ben’s Medium channel. Ben is an experienced CEO, leader, strategic planner, growth hacker and product developer.

[Innoviz in Businesswire] Volkswagen supply win will send Innoviz to the top according to strategy analytics LiDAR market share estimates


BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On August 2nd, 2002, CARIAD, the software division of the Volkswagen Group, announced it selected Innoviz and its InnovizTwo sensor to be its LiDAR of choice for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and autonomous driving, in a deal worth $4 billion over 8-10 years.

Meet Benchmark’s New Partner: Eric Vishria

After graduating from Stanford in mathematical and computer science when he was just 19, Eric joined the newly-formed enterprise software company Loudcloud (which became Opsware in 2002). Today Benchmark announced that Eric Vishria has joined us as a General Partner. Eric is one of the up-and-coming stars in the technology industry, and we are very excited he is becoming our partner. In Benchmark’s team dynamic, character and attitude really matter.

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Black Crow AI raises $25M to predict which products e-commerce customers will buy


Site59 was acquired for $43 million in 2002 by Travelocity, where Harris served as SVP of strategy and distribution prior to Expedia’s purchase of Travelocity in 2015.

WJR Business Beat: New Insight on the Great Resignation (Episode 333)


One strong indicator that he just might be right is that the General Social Survey, that’s a reputable national survey of American adults, has been asking workers questions about how they feel about their jobs and their quality of working life since around 2002.

How localization leader Iyuno Media Group opens entertainment to international audiences


A lot has changed since Iyuno was started in 2002 by executive chairman David Lee while he was an undergraduate in Seoul.

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How our team found its ideal communication framework—and why it matters

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Ari Santiago is an EO Connecticut member and CEO of IT Direct: A Compass MSP Company , a new company formed in 2021 after selling IT Direct, his original company founded in 2002. Getting to your highest and best use can be a long and winding journey. Here’s how to streamline that path.

Tiger Global is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund, one year after closing its last


According to a recent letter sent to its investors, Tiger Global Management , the New York-based investing powerhouse, is raising a new $3.75 million venture fund called Tiger Private Investment Partners XIV that it expects to close in March.

The Investment Patterns of SaaS Companies in Sales and Engineering Over Time

Tomasz Tunguz

Looking at the gross dollars invested in engineering, the 2014 cohort spends much more than the 2010, 2006 and 2002 cohorts, setting aside one outlier year in the 2006 cohort. 2002 44 7. Last week, we proved SaaS startups are raising more than they have in the past and newer SaaS companies seem to be generating more revenue per dollar invested. But do newer SaaS companies actually spend less on sales and engineering than their older counterparts?

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Domestika raises $110M on a $1.3B valuation to expand its learning community for creative types


Domestika has been around for years — it was founded back in 2002 — but its focus and the attention it is getting right now taps into a couple of areas that have proven to be especially popular recently with users, and in turn, investors.

Nigeria’s IROKO plans to go public on the London Stock Exchange AIM in 2022


But u nlike Interswitch, which was founded in 2002, IROKO has been operating for just 10 years. IROKO , a Nigerian-based media company, could file to go public in the next 12 months on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Alternative Investment Market.

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Seeking to Soar: Foundation Funding for Asian American & Pacific Islander Communities

Surdna Foundation

percent in 2002 and 2009. Surdna grantee Asian American / Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) recently released Seeking to Soar: Foundation Funding for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities.

From $800k to $274M in 4 Years - The Story of Ariba

Tomasz Tunguz

In 2002, the company invested significantly in sales and marketing, but suffered a decline in revenue. in 1999, and ultimately wrote off about $1.4B, which had to be recognized in the period from 2000 to 2002. Ariba went public in 1999 three years after having been founded. In its first year of selling, the company generated $800,000 in revenue. Then it ramped. $8 8 million, then $45 million, then $274M.

DotCom Therapy raises $13M to provide therapy for kids, in and out of school


New Capital Partners were early investors in Teladoc, a virtual healthcare company founded in 2002. DotCom Therapy, a pediatric teletherapy company, just closed a $13 million Series A round.

Hambleton Lord and Christopher Mirabile Are Changing the Face of Angel Investing

Angel Capital Association

The initial two meetings of this fledgling group were held at the MIT and Stanford Faculty Clubs in 2002. By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director Boston-Area Angels Hambleton Lord and Christopher Mirabile Receive Hans Severiens Award for Individual Impact in Advancing the Field of Angel Investing.

The Book that Reveals 10 Steps to Solving Any Complex Problem

Entrepreneurs' Organization

” Once they identified the steps, they started using the formula with senior leaders from across the Fortune 500, governments, and not-for-profit organizations in 2002.