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  • The quick rule of thumb for valuing a startup

    valuing a start-up is more art than science. You can argue at length about the team, the product and the market. You can point to comparable companies in the space or if you have an MBA and...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • 50 questions: What does a VC care about?

    There is no such thing as an investor, because all are different. They have different risk profiles depending on the stage of their fund, the objectives of their limited partners, their personal preferences and their sense of...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • How does a VC value a business?

    ‘What is my business worth?’ is a question every entrepreneur and investor asks themselves all the time. Nic Brisbourne of DFJ Esprit provides some answers.

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Disney buys Playdom, but will its IPs work in social games?

    The acquisition of Playdom by Disney is all about exploiting Disney’s IP on social plafforms. But will it work? Disney has paid $563.2 million, mainly in cash, plus a $200 million earnout for Playdom. that’s a total...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Why EA’s acquisition of Playfish is still a steal at $400 million

    There’s no smoke without fire, they say, and the rumours of EA’s acquisition of Playfish would have stupefied all the bees in the US (not that there are any left, of course). And today it was confirmed...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Six reasons why $250 million for Playfish is a steal

    The Internet is awash with rumours that Playfish has been acquired by Electronic Arts for $250 million. That’s a steal for EA if it’s true. When a company that is less than two years old is rumoured...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Investor in Nintendo? Five good reasons why you should sell your Nintendo stock now

    Nintendo’s stock has fallen 69% from its peak in mid-2008. How much further does it have to fall? Is Nintendo’s growth behind it? The Wii is under increasing pressure from lower price points for the Xbox 360...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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