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AltosXplorer – Cooler than a Liger….

July 22, 2008


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


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


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 […] – One Last Hurrah…

July 8, 2008


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 […]