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Alex Wilhelm

San Francisco
As seen in:  TechCrunch, The Next Web
Covers:  windows, acquisitions, microsoft, earnings, policy, startups, funding, technology
Doesn't Cover: apple

Editor in Chief at @Mattermark. Previously: @TechCrunch, @TheNextWeb. I think you rock. Alex.Wilhelm [at] http://Mattermark.com

Here's Why LinkedIn Shares Tanked 25%

mattermark.com — tl;dr Investors pre-paid too much for expected future growth. Taking a break from our usual focus on markets and not individual participants, let's dig into what in the heck is going on at LinkedIn. The company's shares are down roughly 25 percent today in late trading after reporting strong fourth quarter earnings.

Bitcoin Investment Is Back From The Dead (As Expected)

mattermark.com — tl;dr As expected, investment into bitcoin-related startups is not dead. *insert panic among the haters. Investment into bitcoin startups appears healthy this year, reversing a noted slowdown that occurred towards the end of 2015. Several recent rounds indicate that investor sentiment about bitcoin, and related technology, is healthy.
Feb 04, 2016

RT @alex: As expected, investment into the larger bitcoin ecosystem is anything but dead mattermark.com/bitcoin-invest…

Feb 04, 2016

As expected, investment into the larger bitcoin ecosystem is anything but dead mattermark.com/bitcoin-invest…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @Mattermark: Bitcoin Investment Is Back From The Dead (As Expected) by @Alex - mattermark.com/bitcoin-invest…

Commercial Cloud

mattermark.com — Microsoft has big revenue goals for its cloud business - how is it faring? It's earnings season all over again, giving us nerds market enthusiasts a fresh look into how public technology companies are faring. Facebook did well, Apple didn't. Google managed to beat Apple's market cap after a strong report, and Microsoft dropped its own ...
Feb 02, 2016

New on @mattermark: I dug into Microsoft's cloud revenues and its goal to hit a $20B run rate in its fiscal 2018 mattermark.com/inside-microso…

Feb 02, 2016

RT @alex: New on @mattermark: I dug into Microsoft's cloud revenues and its goal to hit a $20B run rate in its fiscal 2018 mattermark.com/inside-microso…

Feb 03, 2016

Inside Microsoft's Quest For $20B In Commercial Cloud Revenue | Mattermark ow.ly/XUGdN Solid piece from @alex.

A Second Look At The 2015 Tech IPO Market

mattermark.com — Last week, we took a look at the performance of 2015 technology IPOs compared to their then-current share price. The results weren't pretty: Tech offerings averaged around a 30 percent drop from their first-day closing price. The impact the 2015 results could have on potential IPOs this year is not hard to grasp.
Jan 28, 2016

Up on @mattermark: Taking another look at the 2015 tech IPO market: mattermark.com/2015-tech-ipo-…

Midwest Investors Lead Global Venture Capitalists In Optimism

mattermark.com — Editor's note: The following post delves into what is sometimes called the 'Chicago approach' to building companies. The Chicago method focuses on early revenue, and frugality over delayed top line and higher burn - the incipient Groupon days aside, of course.
Jan 22, 2016

Midwest venture capitalists are far more optimistic than their global cadre mattermark.com/midwest-invest…

Mattermark - Blog

mattermark.com — Today, Alchemist Accelerator, dedicated to enterprise startups, hosts their Class XI Demo Day at Citrix in Santa Clara, CA. The companies will be pitching their products to an audience of VCs, Angel Investors, and decision makers at large tech companies, in hopes of closing their next round of funding.
Jan 22, 2016

2015 Tech IPOs Underwhelm to the Tune of 30% From Their First Day Close bit.ly/1ZSvOIo

2015 Tech IPOs Underwhelm to the Tune of 30% From Their First Day Close

mattermark.com — tl;dr 2015 tech IPOs aren't performing well. Their decline could limit 2016 IPOs, and dampen valuations for growing private tech companies. The 2015 technology IPO market was lackluster. The sheer number of IPOs failed to excite, and the pricing of offerings could have been more enthusiastic.
Jan 21, 2016

2015 tech IPOs have been a dumpster fire so far mattermark.com/2015s-tech-ipo…

Jan 21, 2016

RT @om: So this is what @alex is doing at @mattermark Interesting source of future editorial goodness. mattermark.com/2015s-tech-ipo…

Jan 21, 2016

So this is what @alex is doing at @mattermark Interesting source of future editorial goodness. mattermark.com/2015s-tech-ipo…

Jan 21, 2016

RT @om: So this is what @alex is doing at @mattermark Interesting source of future editorial goodness. mattermark.com/2015s-tech-ipo…

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Relax, The Slowdown In Bitcoin Investment Isn't As Bad As It Looks

mattermark.com — tl;dr: Don't worry too much that venture investment into bitcoin-focused startups fell as 2015 came to a close. After a surprising rally in the final months of 2015, bitcoin is back in the public discourse - and not for positive reasons. Following the very public exit of prominent bitcoin developer Mike Hearn, a flurry of news stories ...
Jan 19, 2016

Relax, The Slowdown In Bitcoin Investment Isn’t As Bad As It Looks mattermark.com/im-not-dead-ye… via mattermark

Jan 20, 2016

From yesterday: I dug into the current bitcoin VC scene mattermark.com/im-not-dead-ye…

Relax, The Slowdown In Bitcoin Investment Isn't As Bad As It Looks

mattermark.com — tl;dr: Don't worry too much that venture investment into bitcoin-focused startups fell as 2015 came to a close. After a surprising rally in the final months of 2015, bitcoin is back in the public discourse - and not for positive reasons. Following the very public exit of prominent bitcoin developer Mike Hearn, a flurry of news stories ...
Jan 19, 2016

VC investment in bitcoin fell towards the end of 2015, but I don't think that the news is all bad: mattermark.com/im-not-dead-ye…

Jan 19, 2016

RT @MaxMBerger: "Dont panic" *DJ Khaled voice* Relax, The Slowdown In Bitcoin Investment Isn’t As Bad As It Looks mattermark.com/im-not-dead-ye… @alex @mattermark

Fear And Loathing In The PC Market

mattermark.com — Most startups target iOS and Android. The two mobile platforms are for many companies the only platforms. At the same time, the PC market remains quite large. Should companies looking for increased app distribution target PCs? It depends on potential reach. To understand where things stand, Mattermark took a quick tour through recent market data ...
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Feb 07, 2016

Lyft Line co-passengers are comically drunk. I feel old.

Feb 07, 2016

RT @ShiraOvide: @alex I thought that was an ad for a snack stadium, which I want.

Feb 07, 2016

Good job Amazon on spending that many millions of dollars managing to make no point.

Feb 07, 2016

You could have just had Beyonce again and it would have been so so so so so so so much better.

Feb 07, 2016

I bet the lead singer of Coldplay is gluten free

Feb 07, 2016

Was I supposed to get high before this?


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