As much as we enjoy communicating with our ‘EarlyShareholders’ electronically, we’d love to actually meet you in person. Over the busy few weeks ahead of us, we’ll have the opportunity to do that at some exciting and informative events. Check out the list here and let us know which events you’ll be attending.
In the meantime, please enjoy some new insights from the media on our favorite topics in this week’s EarlyFive roundup – featuring the latest data on angel investing and a new report on the rebounding real estate market. We hope you enjoy these articles (and that we get to see you soon)!
August 6, 2014
Angel Investing Heats Up in Q1 2014
The latest Halo Report from the Angel Resource Institute (ARI) and its partners finds investments and valuations climbing in 2014. As ARI’s Vice Chairman of Research put it, “opportunities are great for startups seeking funding today.” (Don’t miss the data-packed infographic) that accompanies the report.
August 17, 2014
In Silicon Valley, Mergers Must Meet the Toothbrush Test
David Gelles, The New York Times
According to this article, Google chief Larry Page evaluates each potential acquisition by asking whether the company’s product or service passes the “toothbrush test” – is it something you’ll use once or twice a day, and that makes your life better?
August 19, 2014
Think The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is Stupid? You’re Wrong.
Matthew Herper, Forbes
We know… you’re ready for your social media feed to go back to normal, but the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ is undeniably one of the most captivating marketing campaigns to ever capture the public’s attention. Use it as inspiration for helping your next fundraising or sales effort to ‘go viral.’
August 20, 2014
Where $1 Million Buys the Most and Least Real Estate in the U.S.
Camille Salama, AOL Real Estate
The size of a “typical” million-dollar property varies drastically from city to city, and can be an indicator of the positive or negative market forces at play in a given geographic region. One interesting data point: the median size of a million-dollar U.S. home today is just 2,629 square feet – down nearly 4 percent from 2,730 square feet in 2007.
August 22, 2014
Top 10 Tech Companies for Culture and Values
Kyli Singh, Mashable
Building a great business is about creating more than just an excellent product – it’s also about creating a rewarding and respectful corporate culture. Learn a few lessons from Facebook, Apple, Adobe, and others in this top list.