2009 Acquisitions, Events and Shout-outs

written by deblanda on December 18, 2009 in Acquisitions with 2 comments

Hey guys, To bring 2009 to a close, we wanted to review highlights of 2009 and give some thanks to a few of our friends… Be sure to check out our: 2010 event calendar Become a member of DMM 2009 Read the Rest…


Investor Outlook 2010: Funding Forecast for Startups

written by admin on November 12, 2009 in Funding and Strategy Series with no comments

2009 put startup valuations on a diet, bootstrapping and revenue models were back in the spotlight; and Angel investors made a comeback. Despite the fears and outcries from some, startup funding didn’t quite freeze into the nuclear winter many thought Read the Rest…


The 'Cloud' Has a Silver Lining: How Pharma, Hosting, CRM, and Other Big Buyers Drive the Market

written by Jen S. McCabe on October 15, 2009 in Strategy Series with no comments

Last night at Mayfield on Sand Hill Road Dealmaker Media hosted “Customers in the Cloud: Secrets to Driving Sales in Today’s Cloud Economy.” We packed 57 folks sardine-style into Mayfield’s biggest boardroom, which led to lively conversations, a lot of Read the Rest…


Startup Acquisitions: What No One Tells You About Cashing In

written by admin on September 23, 2009 in Acquisitions and Strategy Series and Video with 4 comments

Building great companies is more than just knowing when to hold ‘em, and when to fold ‘em… The truth is, if you focus on your entrance more than your exit, you won’t have to find an “out”…it will find you. Read the Rest…


The Divine Value of Angel Investors: August's Dealmaker LA Wrap Up

written by admin on August 21, 2009 in Acquisitions and Funding and Startup News and Strategy Series with no comments

Angel investors are the new black. In a down market, many entrepreneurs are looking to angels for salvation. But they may be in for a rude awakening. Angels are not exempt from economic pressures, and their outlook, strategies, and requirements Read the Rest…


You're Creating an iPhone App, You Twitter Twit?

written by admin on July 24, 2009 in Strategy Series with no comments

From twitter to mobile apps, what was once just “social media tools” are now offering companies something we’ve never seen before: the ability to cheaply, directly and instantaneously reach a massively targeted customer base. Suddenly, both behemoth brands like Kraft Read the Rest…


Real Ways to Monetize: Video from Dealmaker LA July 16

written by admin on July 20, 2009 in Strategy Series and Video with no comments

From video to music and games to news, everyone and their mother is looking for better ways to monetize online content…and it’s starting to pay off. New monetization models are taking shape as consumers rapidly embrace virtual currencies, micropayments, free Read the Rest…


Real Revenue: How to Pay the Bills with Dollars, Not Just Users

written by admin on June 19, 2009 in Strategy Series with one Comment

Today, driving short-term revenue is the only thing on a startup’s mind. Since the economy dove into the dumps, the Silicon Valley fairytale of huge valuations for startups that acquired users by giving everything away for free (thinking advertising was Read the Rest…


RockOut with RockYou: Pick Up New Users, and Tap That Cash. May 21

written by admin on May 5, 2009 in Strategy Series with no comments

In the upcoming Bay Area Strategy Series on May 21, we’ll hear from some of tech’s most interesting startups on how they found the golden ticket in new markets. Meet Ro Choy, Chief Revenue Officer of RockYou, Munjal Shah, CEO, Read the Rest…


Pandora Released on Blackberry – Who's Making Money in Mobile Apps? (event)

written by admin on March 20, 2009 in Strategy Series with no comments

I have an unhealthy love affair with my Blackberry. I also have a strong relationship with my Pandora Radio… It just feels good to have my (music) needs taken care of… Combine the two together in a super hot bondage Read the Rest…