Looking at the 3-5x Return in 3-5 Years

A month ago I wrote a post titled Growth Stage VC with 3-5x Money in 3-5 Years about the idea that once startups are in the millions of dollars of revenue stage, the venture investment criteria changes. Instead of VCs talking about getting 8-10x their money back in 5-7 years for the early stage, the…

Startup Valuations Outside the Money Centers

Last week I was in San Francisco at the Dreamforce conference and I had the opportunity to catch up with several awesome entrepreneurs that I’ve known for a few years. It’s always fun to hear stories first-hand to see if they corroborate what’s being said in the news, especially with regards to acqui-hires, valuations, and…

Salesforce.com’s Stock is Priced for Perfection

At Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference this past week there were a number of hot topics like cloud computing, social media marketing management (a.k.a. the marketing cloud), and big data. One item I heard discussed on the show floor was Salesforce.com’s meteoric stock price and market cap. When I asked further about the stock price to one…