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Google Announces Google Capital Investment Fund For Growth-Stage Businesses

Google Announces Google Capital Investment Fund For Growth-Stage Businesses

By Chris Crum February 19, 2014

Google announced the launch of a new growth equity fund called Google Capital. It’s backed by the company, and led by partners David Lawee, Scott Tierney and Gene Frantz. Google describes the fund as a growth-stage business counterpart to Google …

The Winklevoss Twins Pump $1 Million into SumZero The Winklevoss Twins Pump $1 Million into SumZero

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have put their hands into another social network, but this one doesn’t involve likes, pokes, or any photos of obscure friends’ babies. The Winklevii, best known for the part they played in the creation of Facebook …

Facebook Backs Asian Underwater Cable Initiative Facebook Backs Asian Underwater Cable Initiative
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Facebook has invested in a project to help boost internet speed and availability to nearly a dozen Asia-Pacific countries, according to the BBC. The Asia Pacific Gateway project, which was finalized in December fo 2011, is working to build a …

Facebook Underwriters Unsure About Performance Facebook Underwriters Unsure About Performance
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Estimates of Facebook’s second quarter financial performance are starting to pour in, and not surprisingly, the social network’s lead underwriters are predicting some of the lowest numbers. The general estimation for Facebook revenue comes in at around $1.16 billion and …

LivingSocial Not in a Hurry to Go Public LivingSocial Not in a Hurry to Go Public

In light of the totally botched Facebook IPO, it’s no wonder many tech companies are in no hurry to go public. According to LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaugnessy, you can add LivingSocial to that list. Despite recent losses for the company, …

Google Stock Split Ensures Continued Control Google Stock Split Ensures Continued Control
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Yesterday, at Google’s annual shareholders meeting, a decision to split stock and introduce a new class of non-voting stock was approved. The good news for the company’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, they maintain their majority 56 percent voting …

Mark Cuban Admits He Was Wrong About Facebook Mark Cuban Admits He Was Wrong About Facebook
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Mark Cuban, who has been a steadfast supporter of Facebook throughout the IPO process, and an investor who purchased 150,000 shares of the company, is coming forward today to say he was wrong about the company. He has decided to …

Nasdaq Glitch Blamed for Botched Facebook's IPO Nasdaq Glitch Blamed for Botched Facebook's IPO

As we reported on Friday, Nasdaq is getting the blame for Facebook’s botched IPO launch and the subsequent poor trading performance in the days that followed. The remarks come from a court filing by Facebook and Morgan Stanley who seek …

Groupon Gets an Upgrade to Overweight Groupon Gets an Upgrade to Overweight
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Groupon shares are on the rise this morning as after Morgan Stanley analyst, Scott Devitt, raised the company’s status from Equal Weight to Overweight. Despite closing just above $10 per share on Friday, early morning trading reached as high as …

Why Facebook Isn’t a Bad Investment for Everyone Why Facebook Isn’t a Bad Investment for Everyone

Back on the 12th of June, Harvard Business Review (HBR) published an article explaining how so many investors were enticed by Facebook’s public offering and why it wasn’t a good idea, according to their principals of investment, to jump on …

Facebook Wants to Consolidate IPO Lawsuits Facebook Wants to Consolidate IPO Lawsuits

The one month anniversary of Facebook’s much anticipated initial public offering is close at hand, and the social networking giant has yet to address investor concern or the countless lawsuits which have been filed against the Nasdaq, Mark Zuckerberg, or …

Apple's Decision to Go with TomTom: Stocks Soar Apple's Decision to Go with TomTom: Stocks Soar

If you were following our coverage of the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday, you know that Apple revealed some great new innovations including the Beta version of iOS6, released to developers last night. Those familiar with the previous version will …

UBS Lost $350 Million on Facebook IPO Trades UBS Lost $350 Million on Facebook IPO Trades
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Earlier this week we reported that the Nasdaq stock exchange had set aside $40 million to compensate investors who were hurt financially by the computer glitch that plagued Facebook trading early on during the IPO launch. You might recall, the …

Facebook Stock Rises after ComScore Finds Ads Work Facebook Stock Rises after ComScore Finds Ads Work
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Yesterday, ComScore released details of their latest study on Facebook advertising and the news is pretty good. Despite many claims and self-report surveys declaring the ads simply don’t work, research suggests repeated exposure to branded messages, does in fact, impact …

Nasdaq Scrutinized for Facebook Compensation Nasdaq Scrutinized for Facebook Compensation

Yesterday, Nasdaq announced it was finally making some reparations to investors who were effected by the mysterious computer glitch that plagued Facebook trading the morning of the IPO launch. You might recall, they set aside over $40 million in order …

Facebook Stock on the Rise to over $27 Facebook Stock on the Rise to over $27
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Good news all the way around for Facebook investors. Despite sluggish trading and constantly declining stock prices, today’s trading took a turn for the better. While trading started out at a record low $25.52, it actually jumped up to over …

Could Twitter be Acquired by Google? Could Twitter be Acquired by Google?
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Could Twitter be acquired by Google? It seems like a rather outlandish idea, but thanks to the recent flop by Facebook in their efforts to go public, smaller internet companies like Twitter may find acquisition by an established giant like …