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Facebook and Twitter: Hedging the bets

Monday, February 22, 2016 | More »

I am not a big user of social media. I have a Facebook page, which I don’t visit often, never respond to pokes and don’t post on at all. I tweet, but my 820 lifetime tweets pale in comparison to prolific tweeters, who tweet that many times during a month. That said, I have been […]...

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Race to the top: The duel between Alphabet and Apple

Apple and Alphabet, the two companies jockeying for the  prize of “largest market cap company in the world” are both incredibly successful businesses, with unparalleled cash machines (the iPhone and Google Search) at their core. That said, the last month has been eventful for both companies, ju...

16 February, 2016 | More »


Up, up and away! A crowd-valuation of Uber!

In June 2014, I tried to value Uber and arrived at an estimated value for the firm of $6 billion, an impressive number for a young firm, but well below the VC estimates of value of $17-$18 billion at the time of my post. Much of the reaction was predictable, with readers whose priors were confirm...

3 December, 2014 | More »


Twitter’s bar mitzvah! Is social media coming of age?

Life’s transitions, from single to married, from renter to homeowner, and from employed to retired, just to name a few, are never easy, since the rules change, as do the measures of success and failure and that is perhaps the reason that they are accompanied by ceremonies (weddings, housewarm...

18 November, 2014 | More »


VCCircle to host 2-day intensive workshop on valuation by Aswath Damodaran in Singapore

VCCircle Training, the corporate education arm of India’s leading online financial media network VCCircle, is organising a two-day intensive workshop on business valuation by Aswath Damodaran on January 13-14 , 2015, at Hotel Raffles, Singapore. Aswath Damodaran is a globally renowned fina...

7 November, 2014 | More »


Alibaba’s coming out party: Valued right, but is it priced right?

As Alibaba’s IPO approaches and the road show kicks into high gear, questions about its accounting, value and corporate governance that came up at the time of the filing of its initial prospectus on May 6, 2014, are resurfacing. Alibaba’s banking team announced on Friday that their initi...

18 September, 2014 | More »


Facebook buys Whatsapp for $19B: Value and pricing perspectives

This week, I was at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, talking about the difference between price and value. I built the presentation around two points that I have made in my posts before. The first is that there are two different processes at work in markets. There is the pricing process, wh...

22 February, 2014 | More »


Valuation Myths: Young companies cannot be valued

Twitter is now officially a publicly traded company, and I am glad that we no longer have to debate the IPO price and what will happen in the aftermath. While the opening may have veered a little off script, to the extent the price popped a little more than “desirable”, I am sure that the [&hell...

19 November, 2013 | More »


Decline and denial: Thoughts on Blackberry endgame and Microsoft as value trap

The last few days have been filled with reminders for me of both the destructive and the redemptive powers of life. The weekend started with a family outing to a Yankee game. As a fan, it was wrenching to see Mariano Rivera and Andy Petite, two players who I have watched for almost two decades, [&he...

25 September, 2013 | More »


Market Mood Swings: Facebook Euphoria

Facebook”s stock price briefly hit $38, its IPO price, just before today”s opening bell. In the 15 months since it went public, the stock had certainly had its ups and downs as evidenced in this graph: As some of you who have tracked my blog posts over the last couple of years know, I h...

1 August, 2013 | More »

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