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Is There a Bubble in Consumer Internet Companies?

Published: 3/24/2011 10:58:38 AM, comments: 0

There has been a lot of discussion recently about whether or not the consumer Internet sector is in a "investment bubble", characterized by extremely high valuations paid for the opportunity to invest in popular companies.

I believe that investment bubbles in technology sectors are generally a good thing and presage the future creation of great companies.

The reason is that investment bubbles signal that there is a tremendous amount of investment in a particular sector.  Sure, many of those investors will get burned as there are usually only one or two companies that have any great success.

But consumers will ultimately win after the ensuing "bubble crash", since surviving companies and scrappy entrepreneurs will pick up the most valuable pieces & technologies and reassemble them to create the next great company.

Creative destruction is the technology industry's best friend.

Don Jones
VentureDeal

Data 2.0 Conference

Published: 3/23/2011 8:41:36 AM, comments: 0

Since VentureDeal is in the business of data, we are planning on attending the Data 2.0 conference on Monday, April 4 in San Francisco, CA.

If you are interested in attending the one-day conference also, here is a link to sign up:

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1055405747/data2ap11/204418986

To find out more information about the conference, here is the main website:  http://data2con.com/

The Startup Visa Act of 2011

Published: 3/15/2011 10:36:38 AM, comments: 0

Republican and Democratic senators have resubmitted a new piece of legislation called the Startup Visa Act of 2011.

The purpose of the bill is to make it easier for foreign entrepreneurs who want to start a company in the US to get a visa.

VentureDeal supports this common sense reform.

You can find out more at:  www.startupvisa.com

Cheers,

Don Jones
VentureDeal

Internet VC Bijan Sabet on BloombergTV

Published: 3/14/2011 9:35:20 AM, comments: 0

Interesting interview of noted Internet and mobile venture capitalist Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital talking about Twitter, Internet company bubbles and his latest investments.

Interview here

Cheers,

Don Jones
VentureDeal

Venture Capital Funding Reports by VentureDeal

Published: 3/8/2011 10:04:49 AM, comments: 0

National curated venture capital database VentureDeal is pleased to announce the availability of its Venture Capital Quarterly Funding Reports for Q4, 2010.

The reports contain aggregated data, notable individual transactions and historical graph information and is available free of charge, with no registration required.

2010, 4th Quarter - Venture Capital Funding Reports
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Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

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