The Big Short: A Case Study on Greed, Irrational Exuberance, and Human Nature

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Betting Beyond the Bowl: Investing in Sweetgreen Was Always About More Than Salad


something that sounds obvious today but was rare circa 2007. In 2013, Sweetgreen had 22 locations in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Boston, and New York?—?the the first a 560-square-foot shack in our backyard.


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Half Of All VCs Beat The Stock Market

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

2007 5.29 2007 3.31 There has been this narrative about investing in VC funds that you have to get into the top quartile (25%) or possibly the top decile (10%) in order to generate good returns. I have heard that for as long as I have been in VC and probably have written it here a few times. Well, it turns out that is not right. Half of all venture funds outperform the stock market which is the benchmark most institutions measure VC funds against.

Venture Hacks goes rogue

Venture Hacks

And for cleaning up this old blog which launched on April 1, way back in 2007. Venture Hacks is now independent of AngelList. Muchos thanks to AngelList for assisting with this transition (Aaron, Jake, Kevin). The first version of AngelList was a blog post on Venture Hacks. It shipped in one day, maybe two. I don’t know if anyone remembers, but it was called AngelBase back then. They’ve come a long way since then.

Women entrepreneurs find success despite lack of access to investment capital

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Since 2007, the number of businesses owned by Black women has grown by 163%. Throughout history there are numerous success stories of female entrepreneurs, yet women continue to face a number of challenges when starting and growing their businesses.


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

USV seeded Tumblr along with our friends at Spark in the summer of 2007 and were actively involved in the development of the company until its sale to Yahoo! I maintained an active Tumblog from before we invested in 2007 until October 2016, when I stopped posting there. The news hit yesterday that WordPress has purchased Tumblr from Verizon (which owns it by virtue of its acquisition of Yahoo! and AOL).

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How VCs Value Rainbow Foals in 2022

Tomasz Tunguz

From 2007 to 2016, $1.5b When Aileen Lee published “Welcome to the Unicorn Club” - the article that coined the word unicorn for a $1b startup - the average public SaaS company commanded a market cap of $1.5b.

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What's next? How not to fail after the fanfare.

This is going to be BIG.

For example, people think that it happened at SXSW with Twitter in 2007—but they forget that a small but dedicated mass of people were already on Twitter ahead of the conference. There’s a lot of excitement going on this weekend—and while many of my readers are undoubtedly excited about a new President, and our first female Vice-President, undoubtedly even more people are just breathing a sigh of relief.

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Today’s entrepreneurs weigh in: Is entrepreneurship a lonely journey?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

In 2007 I came across EO. At the core of Entrepreneurs’ Organization ‘s mission is helping entrepreneurs achieve their full potential. And one of the most powerful ways to accomplish this is by encouraging valuable experience sharing.

4 Lessons learned from building a sustainable business model

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The even bigger issue to making home automation ubiquitous is cost: Since 2000, the cost of homes has outpaced household income in all but the years 2007–2012. EO is an avid supporter of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ?17

Build for Tomorrow, Not Yesterday

The Seraf Compass

It was the summer of 2007, and all appeared calm on the horizon. The US was in the fifth year of an economic expansion, the housing market was booming, and consumer confidence was at historically high levels. It looked like a perfect time to set out on an entrepreneurial voyage.

Clear River Enviro

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Since 2007, iMCI and i2E, Inc. The Center for Disease Control estimates that more than 90 people die in a day from misuse of prescription opioids, and more than 1,000 are treated in emergency rooms.

How to Engage Employees—Sustainably

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by Torsten Oppermann, co-founder of the marketing agency and EO member since 2007. . Torsten has been a member of EO since 2007. . . Would you jump for joy because of a basket of fruits, free coffee or a foosball table? Of course not.

The History of Nokia


of the market share in 2007. In 2007, the market share of Nokia swelled up to 49.4%, making it the one and only company in the world to do so. From being the largest telecom company in the world in 2007 to being on the brink of bankruptcy in 2013, Nokia saw their worst days.

My Journey from GSEA Global Finalist to Digital Nomad

Entrepreneurs' Organization

A global finalist in the 2007 GSEA competition, he is now an EO Minnesota member who owns five businesses. In 2007, I competed in GSEA, starting with a local competition in Minnesota; from there I made it all the way to the Global Semifinals.

MasSpec Pen

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Since 2007, iMCI and i2E, Inc. Genio Technologies, Inc. has acquired exclusive rights to the MasSpec Pen System, a revolutionary technology from the University of Texas at Austin that is proven to accurately identify the difference between cancerous and normal tissue during surgery.

Entrepreneurs, Let’s Talk About Letting People Go the Right Way

Entrepreneurs' Organization

s COO in 2007. The COO and friend I let go in 2007 is now a super-successful consultant who enjoys better hours, projects he loves and higher pay. By Brian Scudamore, founder and CEO of O2E Brands. Firing is just as important as hiring, so why do we rarely get it right?

i2E leads $11.5 million investment in Oklahoma City-based Linear Health Sciences

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Since 2007, iMCI and i2E, Inc. April 1, 2020. Contact: Sarah Seagraves, Senior VP for Marketing. 405) 813-2403.

Build on Your Uniqueness to Turn Talent Into a Thriving Business


By 2007, I was making a name for myself in the trading world. When I started out as a trader in 1997, I barely knew how to do it. The first time I went to the bank to buy stocks, the lady at the counter had to explain to me the basics of trading and bid ask concepts.

Startup Investing: The New Trend in Alternative Assets


While the Wall Street Journal claims “very few start-ups” received angel investment in 2007, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies proclaims “90% of all see and start-up capital” comes from angel investors. By Tim Hoghten. By definition Angel Investors are individual investors. But the data shows a rapidly growing trend in accredited investors investing together.

Will Brazil’s Roaring 20s see the rise of early-stage startups?


Since 2007, the number of publicly listed companies in Brazil has decreased from 400 to just a little over 300. Matheus Tavares Dos Santos. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Matheus is a hedge funds investment analyst for a major global investment manager and technology provider.

How to Grow Business from a $200 Deal to a $2,500,000 + Yearly Revenue

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Photo by Of course, we didn’t avoid failures Inspired by the success of Joomla solutions, in 2007 we decided to scale our success by applying the same strategy for another CMS.

CommonGround raises $19M to rethink online communication


This isn’t the first time Amir Bassan-Eskenazi and Ran Oz have launched a startup together — they also founded video networking company BigBand Networks , which won two technology-related Emmy Awards, went public in 2007 and was acquired by Arris Group in 2011.

Because the Domain Makes it Really Real

This is going to be BIG.

What might be a more relevant date is May 22nd, 2007. Three years ago today, I grabbed the domain name It''s kind of a funny answer to "When did you start Brooklyn Bridge Ventures?". That''s the day I sat down for lunch at Coffee Shop with Henry Blodget, just six days after Silicon Alley Insider launched.

With $9.3M in fresh funding, Zestworld plans a newsletter service for creator-owned comics


Launched in 2007, ComiXology has come the closest to delivering such a play to the medium, so naturally, Amazon went and purchased the service and messed it up. The comics world has seemingly been waiting for a digital revolution since the birth of the internet.

[DreaMed in Med-Tech Innovation] Artificial pancreas algorithm used in new Medtronic system


Moshe Phillip in 2007. The development of the MD-Logic algorithm was initiated at the Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Schneider Children’s Medical Centre of Israel headed by Prof.

Ten-Nine Technologies Welcomes Chief Financial Officer

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Since 2007, iMCI has invested more than $64 million into 56 companies representing industries ranging from life sciences to software/IT. Carolyn Hauger Brings Extensive Manufacturing Experience, Strategic Perspective to Tulsa Battery Materials Producer. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

Sun King raises $260M to widen clean energy access in Africa, Asia


The company was founded in 2007 by T. One of the largest solar companies in Africa and Asia, Sun King , has raised $260 million in series D funding to deliver off-grid energy technologies to more people across the two continents.

How Much Due Diligence Does An Angel Really Need To Do?

Paul G. Silva

A 2007 study found that angel investments in which at least 20 hours of due diligence was done were five times more likely to have a positive return than investments made with less due diligence time. Due diligence (AKA “doing your homework” on a startup to see if investing is the right call) should clearly take time… but how much?

One Decade In, Saying Hello to the Next One: Announcing Founders’ Co-op IV

Founders Coop

The long-running property bubble had popped in late 2007 and global markets were unraveling, eventually turning into what would become known as the Great Recession. Where does the time go? In early 2008 we announced the formation of Founders’ Co-op. We called it a fund, but at $2.7 million it wasn’t much of one, just some of our own money and some from a few local friends who knew how hard it was to be a founder up in this remote corner of the world.

What is the Definition of a Seed Round or an A Round?

Both Sides of the Table

There weren’t a lot of seed funds in 2007 so this was often done by angels, funding consortia or sometimes early-stage funds that existed then (First Round Capital, True Ventures, SoftTech VC, etc.). 5 million was always the classic definition of an A-round between the late nineties (crazy financings aside) and say 2007.

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Why VCs don’t need to fear a financial slowdown


It took many years for early- and late-stage funding to rebound to 2007 levels, but during that window, the amount of capital pouring into seed rounds simply continued to rise. Marc Schröder. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Marc is the managing partner of MGV , where he focuse on working with world-class entrepreneurs in tech. More posts by this contributor. ‘The tortoise and the hare’ story is playing out right now in VC.

ChiliSleep’s parent company raises $37M and merges with Ebb Therapeutics


Founded in 2007, Kryo/ChiliSleep’s products include the chiliPAD , a device designed to improve sleep by adjusting the temperature of your bed.

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Four Ways Business Owners Can Attract New Employees and Retain Existing Talent

Smart Hustle Magazine

His passion has defined an entrepreneurial journey that began in his spare bedroom in 2007 where, after discovering a world of private lending that few small business owners knew existed, Joe turned his fascination into a business. By Joe Camberato – CEO National Business Capital.

What Could the Venture Market Look Like in the Coronavirus Era

Tomasz Tunguz

That grew to about $5B per quarter in 2007 and early 2008. What could happen to the fundraising market in the coronavirus era where organizers cancel events, the financial markets suffer from a bear market, and there is a lot of uncertainty?

Do you have to bankrupt yourself to start a company? How all in is all in?

This is going to be BIG.

I started a company back in late 2007. We raised $550k in seed funding and, despite a lot of hard work, things didn’t work out. It turned out I wasn’t such a great product manager, the technical things we were doing were about two years too early—about to be made orders of magnitude easier by a lot of cloud and big data tools, and, oh, yeah, Lehman went under when I was pitching VCs for money in 2008.

Minority, Women Entrepreneurs Find More Opportunity in Franchise World


percent in 2007. Barbara Brixton believed she had two strikes against her as she planned her business career: She is a woman and she is African-American. What’s more, she knew she wanted to do something in the food service industry.