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

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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.

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SoftBank Vision Fund 2 invests $160M in media localization provider Iyuno-SDI Group


Iyuno-SDI Group , a provider of translated subtitles and other media localization services, announced today it has raised $160 million in funding from SoftBank Vision 2. The company said this makes the fund one of its largest shareholders.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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African payments company Flutterwave raises $170M, now valued at over $1B


Interswitch, for instance, was founded in 2002, which doesn’t necessarily make it a startup despite still being private. The proliferation of fintech services across Africa remains in full swing as investors remain bullish about the opportunities that abound in the sector.

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.

Get to Know Richard de Silva of Highland Capital

Both Sides of the Table

In 2002 after exiting his second company he was attracted to the variety of being a VC. I’ve just finished a week away from the office for Spring Break, which was much needed. I’m now back & ready for action. I took the opportunity this past week to publish summary notes of some of the VCs and entrepreneurs I had interviewed on This Week in VC. Back to regular writing this week so check back in.

Discord in talks to sell to Microsoft for over $10B | E1190

Jason Calacanis

Top Insights. Discord and Slack have had strangely similar journeys. There is a correlation between gaming-focused founders and making great messaging products. Rahul Vohra (Runescape > Superhuman), Stewart Butterfield (Glitch > Slack), Jason Citron (OpenFeint > Discord).

Keeping It Green In 2019: How To Organize An Eco-Friendly Event

Impact Hub

Back in 2002, food transportation accounted for almost 20 billion vehicle miles. The Global Gathering. Once a year, the top leaders from Impact Hubs around the world come together for the Global Gathering, where in one of our locations they review, shape, and decide on the strategy and governance of our network.

Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs

Both Sides of the Table

Maybe they were in their 20s in 2002 when being a startup CEO wasn’t really available to most? A shortened, better edited and with nicer pictures version of this post first appeared on TechCrunch. But if you want it in it’s full V1 glory read on … You’ve never been a CEO but might like to be one some day. But how? Nobody sees you as a CEO since you’ve never been one?

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Jedox raises over $100M to expand its financial modeling and analytics software to more verticals


Jedox got its start way back in 2002, and in a way is a very typical European startup story.

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What Is Publicity? – Characteristics, Types, & Examples


Reebok held a press conference in 2002 to let the world know that the company would sponsor Shakira’s worldwide concert tour.

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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?

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.

Coupa Software snags Llamasoft for $1.5B to bring together spending and supply chain data


Llamasoft was founded in 2002 in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has raised over $56 million, according to Crunchbase data.

A court decision in favor of startup UpCodes may help shape open access to the law


Then in 2002, the SBCCI sued Peter Veeck for posting a model building code adopted by local governments on his website, which gave free information about North Texas.

Do Startups Require Less Capital to Succeed than 10 Years Ago?

Tomasz Tunguz

Before 2002, the median ROIC never exceeded 0.9. 2002 1.05 Last week, we analyzed the fund raising history of billion dollar SaaS companies and determined SaaS startups are raising nearly twice as much capital as 16 years ago before going public. Given that trend, I wondered if there is there any truth to the idea that startups today require less capital than before to succeed.

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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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Are You Falling for the Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

For instance, a 2002 study of major construction projects found that 86 percent went over budget. Written for EO by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author. . You probably heard the advice for entrepreneurs that “failing to plan is planning to fail.” That phrase is a misleading myth at best and actively dangerous at worst. Making plans is important, but our gut reaction is to plan for the best-case outcomes, ignoring the high likelihood that things will go wrong.

This Week in VC: Michael Montgomery (President, Montgomery & Co.)

Both Sides of the Table

Founded in 2002 and expanded after founders graduated from CMU in 2006. This episode of This Week in Venture Capital featured Michael Montgomery, president of Montgomery & Co. If you don’t know Montgomery & Co it is one of the premier technology & media focused investment banks in the country (and as Michael corrected me they also have a strong Healthcare / Med tech practice).

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Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

Both Sides of the Table

Next began the era of “spam-based&# networks of which Plaxo (founded in 2002) was the king. This blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch. This version is the shorter, ADHD version. If you came here via a direct link you might want to check out the more detailed full version on my blog, which is here. Social Networks: Past, Present & Future.

On Bubbles … And Why We’ll Be Just Fine

Both Sides of the Table

That happened a lot in 2002 and again in 2008. This post originally ran on TechCrunch. I recently spoke at the Founder Showcase at the request of Adeo Ressi. I asked what the audience most needed to hear. He said, “They need an unbiased view of the fund raising environment because there is too much misinformation and everything seems to be changing fast.&#. This was an audience of mostly first-time entrepreneurs.

The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

Both Sides of the Table

By the time of my wedding in July 2002 I was super fit. TechCrunch ran my article yesterday as a guest post but I wanted to have a copy here for anybody who missed it and for future readers of this blog. This is a slightly longer version and also has an update at the end.

Steady and Persistent Growth to $5.5B in Market Cap - The Ultimate Software Company

Tomasz Tunguz

Founded in 1996, the company initially sold licensed software and migrated to multi-tenant SaaS in 2002 with a product called UltiPro. The Ultimate Software Company is a $5.5B market cap provider of SaaS Human Capital Management software. Today, more than 82% of revenues are subscription dollars.

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Does the Size of a VC Fund Matter?

Both Sides of the Table

If the VC your talking to raised its last fund in 2002 then they likely don’t have much fire power for new investments. This is part of my series on Understanding Venture Capital. I’m writing this series because if you better understand how VC firms work you can better target which firms make sense for you to speak with. It in not uncommon to see a VC talk about “total assets under management&# as in “We have $1.5

Should You Really be a Startup Entrepreneur?

Both Sides of the Table

It was 2002 – the “dog days&# of the Internet and we were running out of cash. This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. One of the most common questions that entrepreneurs who meet me for the first time like to ask is, “Do you miss being an entrepreneur? Aren’t you ever tempted to go back and do it again?”. The obvious answer is yes. When it’s in your blood, it’s in your blood. I guess it’s kind of like crack (not that I know from experience). It’s addicting.

Not A Conventional Company

Tomasz Tunguz

Google had grown from $220k in revenue in 19aw99, to $19M in 2000, to $86M in 2001, to $347M in 2002, to $961M in 2003, and would record $3.2B Earlier this week, Google celebrated the tenth anniversary of its IPO. I re-read the Founder’s IPO Letter and found this passage which captured so much about Google’s values: Google is not a conventional company.

The Financing Trends of Billion Dollar SaaS Companies

Tomasz Tunguz

2002 71 3.0 One of the cloud’s great promise has been cost-reduction and for a while, we’ve chanted a mantra that startups require less capital than before to get started and ultimately succeed. As the number of publicly traded SaaS companies has grown with time, it’s possible today to examine whether those statements are proven in the data, at least for those 41 publicly traded companies.

How Reed Hastings’ Facebook Status Update Landed Netflix in SEC’s Crosshairs


With a few exceptions (notably corporate governance requirements imposed by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002), beginning with the original Securities Act of 1933 , Congress and the SEC adopted a philosophy that financial markets work best when investors are free to make their own decisions based on timely, complete and accurate disclosure by publicly traded companies.

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Benchmarking Atlassian's S-1 - How 7 Key SaaS Metrics Stack Up

Tomasz Tunguz

Founded in 2002, the Australian software maker Atlassian is an exceptional company in many regards. But foremost, Atlassian is one of the best examples of flywheel SaaS companies yet. Atlassian counts 1600 employees and sells five products JIRA (bug tracking software), Confluence (project management), HipChat (internal chat/collaboration), BitBucket (code repository) and JIRA Service Desk (help desk software.

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The History Of KFC


Brands in May 2002. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is world-renowned for its fried chicken. Known by the face of an old man with a white beard, the brand indeed has a crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside history.

3 Go-to-Market Insights from Kenny van Zant at SaaS Office Hours

Tomasz Tunguz

He was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002. Last night, SaaS Office Hours hosted go-to-market guru Kenny van Zant. Kenny is a serial entrepreneur started his career as founder and COO at BroadJump, a broadband software company that grew to $100M in bookings.

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