5/29/12
Posted at 11:38h, 29 May 2012 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, What exactly happened on Black Eye Friday? At the end of the day – literally – and contrary to popular misconception, the FB IPO was not a flop. FB did well, with $16+ billion now in their coffers, without having had to surrender much of the company at all. With all of the controversy surrounding the NASDAQ glitch, et al, there certainly was a lot of CYA and passing of the buck (not literally: they kept the big bucks for themselves) going on (Zuck was poorly served by his 'adults' http://bit.ly/LsNGkE) and what concerns us, above all, is the shameful lack of ethics that were evidenced. On all levels. Yes, only large investors were informed about the company’s poor performance in its last quarter. But is an ethics problem pandemic? We attended TechCrunch Disrupt last week – and ran into an SOS member who was an early (small) FB investor when trading opened. And who gave us information about exactly how...
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5/22/12
Posted at 3:22h, 22 May 2012 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, Once in a generation, a true visionary comes along and it is our privilege to witness genius. These people are brash, stubborn and because they march to the beat of their own drum with their eyes ever on the prize – a future or a product that we ourselves cannot envision – […]
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5/15/12
Posted at 3:21h, 15 May 2012 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, You know the drill: Bottom feeders all, and hate ’em till you need ’em, but remember: a good realtor can make your day. A good lawyer can save your company. A good recruiter can make your company – or your career. And a good VC can change your life – and potentially […]
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5/8/12
Posted at 13:11h, 08 May 2012 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, Our next SOS 1-on-1 with an investor is coming up and we have a direct pipeline to a group of serious angels whose representative will be at the event. Caveat: you must send us your deck in advance, and you can submit from anywhere in the world. The focus is on startups […]
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5/1/12
Posted at 13:10h, 01 May 2012 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, Our first SOS bbq of the season will be on May 3rd  (rain date: May 10th), sponsored once again by our friends at 1099partners.com (http://www.1099partners.com/). Come and have some BBQ, talk to the 1099 people and enjoy the great outdoors in a lovely garden! Rumor has it there may be investors there […]
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