Sequoia’s Moritz Thinks Digital Investors Have Gone Cuckoo

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Credit: Robert Andrews

So, is there a new tech bubble? One man who may know is Michael Moritz, the celebrated veteran Sequoia partner who invested in companies like Google (NSDQ: GOOG), Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) and, oh, LinkedIn.

“I think that the cuckoos have flown out of their clocks,” Moritz tells The Times. “But eventually gravity will take hold and the cuckoos will fall to earth.

“I would tell investors right now to wear the Nancy Reagan button that said ‘Just Say No’. The two most powerful letters for investors are N-O. The difference between two letters and three letters right now can be really profound.

“A lot of people who are purchasers today were in high school in 1999. Those who decide to climb aboard everything will find themselves among the crash victims. And it’s going to be a long list of victims.”

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Kevin Horne

For those keeping score at home, LinkedIn is now at a post-IPO-low of $77…

FedUpTwo

Who needs a stable business model when you have pie in the sky clouds of potentially monetizable platforms and tons of cruddy content to sponsor? People will pay anything for that carpet bag full of snake oil. That includes those that continue to gamble away our retirement funds on that BS shell game. Build it bigger with smoke and mirrors.

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