How to grow your app revenue with DuPont analysis (Guest post) About the author: Kenton write this fantastic piece about analyzing in-app revenue, drawing from his work experience at both Zynga, where he runs their mobile poker product, and before that, Google. You can follow him at @kivestu and his blog here . -Andrew
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Three years ago, Fred Wilson wrote a great blog post called When Talking About Business Models, Remember that Profits Equal Revenues Minus Costs . The point he made was both simple and profound. The simple part is summed up in the post’s title  . Revenue vs margin
Determining Valuation Multiples Last week on MBA Mondays , I talked about valuing an internet marketplace business . In that post, I talked about using 1x gross marketplace transactions and 20x EBITDA as multiples to determine value. In the comments, I was asked about multiples for other sectors.
This Week in Venture Capital #15 with Kelly Hwang, Associate at GRP
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A great inside view on the dark side of the VC funding process. by Aug 29
My mother was a high school mathematics teacher and understood that kids learn best when learning is fun, so at a very young age she started teaching me math “tricks.” In the second grade she showed me how 9 times any number less than 10 was simply that number minus 1 concatenated with the sum of difference plus whatever it takes to get back to 9. For example, 9 x 8 is 8 minus 1 (7) concatenated with 9 minus 7 (2) — 72. 3 Quick and Dirty Business Hacks
Principles of Corporate Finance: Amazon.fr: Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers, Franklin Allen: Livres anglais et étrangers
May 24, 2011: May 24, 2011: [Follow Me on Twitter] “ Don’t you know that you are a shooting star, And all the world will love you just as long, As long as you are.” – Paul Rodgers, Shooting Star
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Pascal Quiry - Analyse Financière
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The Option Pool Shuffle “Follow the money card!” – The Inside Man, Three-Card Shuffle Summary: Don’t let your investors determine the size of the option pool for you.
Thoughts: Term Sheet While some people hate the phrase “failing fast”, I find it instructive when it’s used to signify that one isn’t going to pursue a particular path in the context of a larger set of activities.
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Holy Crap! Holy Crap! HubSpot Has Now Raised A Total Of $33 Million
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Beware the Hockey Stick in Your Budget
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