The revenue ramp for Broadway hit Hamilton is shaping up like a Unicorn tech company

Power VC and former top Wall Street tech analyst, Mike Kwatinetz of  Azure Capital Partners ought is making this claim in his blog. “Hamilton already has a track record that can be analyzed. In its first months on Broadway the show was grossing Continue reading The revenue ramp for Broadway hit Hamilton is shaping up like a Unicorn tech company

Largest e-commerce deal ever: Chewy.com bought for $3.4 billion

PetSmart has agreed to make the biggest e-commerce acquisition in history, putting a deal in place to snatch up fast-growing pet food and product site Chewy.com for $3.35 billion, according to multiple sources familiar with the deal. The deal is Continue reading Largest e-commerce deal ever: Chewy.com bought for $3.4 billion

Understand the risks of funding your company with deferred revenue

SaaS businesses can harness a recurring subscription model to establish and maintain a stable revenue profile and fund their growth. SaaS companies often require annual agreements with upfront payments, resulting in more deferred revenue that management and investors like. Management teams frequently fail Continue reading Understand the risks of funding your company with deferred revenue

Midas 2017: Forbes anoints their “100 Best Venture Capitalists In The World”

Forbes announced its 2017 Midas list of the 100 best venture capitalists in the world today. With hundreds of funds considered across even more partners and thousands of deals, it’s nev #1           Jim Goetz, Sequoia Continue reading Midas 2017: Forbes anoints their “100 Best Venture Capitalists In The World”

As AppDynamics and MuleSoft hit big, investments pour into enterprise startups at record rate

Following 4 straight quarters of decreasing investment, investors poured a record-breaking $5 billion dollars into enterprise technology startups in the first quarter of 2017 alone – a nearly 80 percent increase from the previous quarter – across a record number Continue reading As AppDynamics and MuleSoft hit big, investments pour into enterprise startups at record rate

“25 years before self-driving cars take off in America” says early Uber investor Bill Gurley

  Venture capitalist Bill Gurley thinks it will be more than 25 years before themajority of rides in any major American city are performed by autonomousvehicles with no steering wheel. “We have created a society where you can sue anybody Continue reading “25 years before self-driving cars take off in America” says early Uber investor Bill Gurley

The Alchemist’s recurring dream

Editor’s note to aspiring global Silicon Valley entrepreneurs: In the world’s best selling novel by a living author, The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho’s tells the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago on the road to find the meaning of life. Along Continue reading The Alchemist’s recurring dream

Power VC Mike Kwatinetz’s top 10 predictions for 2017

Mike Kwatinetz is a Founding General Partner at Azure Capital Partners and a Venture Capitalist investing in application software (SaaS), ecommerce, consumer web and infrastructure technology companies. Successful exits include: Bill Me Later, VMware, TripIt and Top Tier. This top ten Continue reading Power VC Mike Kwatinetz’s top 10 predictions for 2017