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AltosXplorer – Cooler than a Liger….

July 22, 2008

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What could be cooler than this? What ’til you check out AltosXplorer…. I’m referring to it as the “liger of the real estate market.” From our press release: AltosXplorer is the first rich internet application that enables users to: Instantly query the vast Altos Research real estate database: Altos publishes hundreds of useful statistics covering […]

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, & Cheap Furniture

July 14, 2008

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A friend of mine that works at a hedge fund called me on Friday. He wanted my opinion on the Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae situation. My immediate reaction was – “Good news – the free market works.” Over the weekend, I thought about it some more, and here’s what I think now – “Good news – […]

Venture Capital Trends – Q1, 2008

July 11, 2008

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Found this article on VC Experts (a great source for articles and analysis on a myriad of venture capital topics) a couple weeks ago. In short, Barry Kramer and Michael Patrick of Fenwich & West LLP analyze the venture funding terms for over 100 companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. For those number-crunchers, this […]

AllAdvantage.com – One Last Hurrah…

July 8, 2008

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Back in late 1990s, I travelled frequently to the Bay Area for work, and during that time, was convinced that I belonged in Silicon Valley working with one of the great new start-ups. It took me until 2001 to finally get here, just a bit past the prime years of gluttony for many-a-startups. One of […]