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Alex Wilhelm

San Francisco
Editor-in-Chief, Mattermark
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]mattermark[.]com

Nutanix Bumps Its IPO Price As Twitter Gets Back Near Its Own - Mattermark — Nutanix is expected to go public tomorrow, an IPO that has been delayed since last year. The company raised its price range this week, from $11 to $13 per share, to $13 to $15, indicating either optimism, investor demand, or a mixture of both.

We're All Doomed, Did You Hear? - Mattermark — The broken windshield is an analogy. Recently on, an article detailed the views of analyst Trip Chowdhry about technology companies, especially quickly-growing startups and their sometimes stretched valuations. Their take was simple: Things are out of sorts and headed for a correction.

Tracking Windows 10's Active Device Volume - Mattermark — Editor's Morning Note: Microsoft announced that there are 400 million 'active' Windows 10 machines. Is that a lot? Is it not a lot? Is it very a lot or not a lot very? Microsoft's seminal Windows 3.1 build, codenamed 'Side of Random Building.'

Q3 VC Continues To Look Light - Mattermark — The third quarter isn't over yet, and there is quite a lot of data yet to cull, analyze, and sort. However, an early look at the performance of venture activity in this country during the period is not encouraging.

The Trade Desk Spikes 60% After Raising Its IPO Price - Mattermark — Editor's Morning Note: The American tech IPO window is wide open to healthy companies. Maybe that's why there are so few offerings. After raising its IPO range from $14 to $16 per share to $16 to $18 and picking the $18 final price, The Trade Desk saw its equity skyrocket in its first day's trading as a public company.

Nutanix’s Conservative IPO Pricing Underscores Shifting Unicorn Valuations - Mattermark — Nuntanix priced its IPO this week, setting a $13 per-share upper end to its range. At its valuation midpoint, $12 per share, the company is worth around $1.64 billion. Some sources quote a slightly higher figure. However, both figures fall below the company's 2014-set $2 billion valuation.

It's IPO Week! - Mattermark — The stuff investors' dreams are made of. While the pace of US-based technology IPOs remains ossified, some still slip through the grate. This week, The Trade Desk and Apptio will likely both push the button and go public.

Dancing On Air - Mattermark — Things are good right now. Very good. And, it appears that things aren't set to get much worse for at least another few minutes. Whatever your take on the need for a correction 1, it's not coming today. After all, why would things start to slip when the cost of money, an engine in today's yield hunt, appears set for stasis?

Tracking Spotify's Growth To 40 Million Subscribers - Mattermark — This morning, Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek alluded on Twitter that his company crossed the 40 million paying user mark: The news comes after the company reported that it had 39 million paying users in late August. And it follows news that the music streaming service reached 30 million paying subscribers this March.

A Glimpse Of How Not To VC - Mattermark — Editor's Morning Note: Mattermark Editorial is at Disrupt this morning, so we're keeping this short. The story you had hoped would come out about Rothenberg Ventures is out. Backchannel recently published a long, detailed story about the rise, and fall of Rothenberg Ventures and its eponymous founder that is worth reading.
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Sep 29, 2016

@claresayas it's k I haven't really written about it; I just work out more now and eat more salad and complain lots.

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