Marc Andreessen

Groupon is not a tech company. Why was it valued like one?

Groupon’s precipitous stock decline since its public offering in November 2011 has turned the local commerce company from a web hero to a piƱata. The problem is that of false expectations and lofty valuations from a company that was never really a tech-company.

Former Facebook cloud guru joins North Bridge

Jonathan Heiliger, Northbridge Venture’s newest general partner will be all about infrastructure, just as he was when he helped scale up Facebook’s foundation to meet the needs of 800 million users. Given his super-star status, Heiliger’s hire is a coup for Northbridge.

Sarah Lacy’s PandoDaily launches with $2.5 million in funding

Sarah Lacy, a book author and a veteran journalist (and most recently with TechCrunch) is launching PandoDaily, a daily technology news blog focused on startups and the startup ecosystem. The company is being funded by a $2.5 million investment from Silicon Valley elite.

Repeat After Me: Investors Are Never the Story

As we’ve seen in recent coverage of RockMelt, it has become commonplace in the Valley to shift focus away from founders and put it on the investors. But the investors are the wrong reasons to pay attention to a company and its technology.

How Startups Can Win Big With VCs

[qi:012] Startups looking for VC funding need to make two things crystal clear when pitching to investors: One, how your company plans…

Andresseen-Backed Ning Gets $15 Million More

Automagically, Ning’s still binging on money: The social-network-in-a-box startup founded by Marc Andresseen and current CEO Gina Bianchini,…

Metaplace Gets $6.7 Million Second Round

Virtual worlds developer Metaplace has raised $6.7 million in a second round of funding. Participants included existing investors Charles Ri…

Found|LINKS Mar 22 – Mar 29

Here’s this week’s list of stories we may have missed, but which you shouldn’t. 1) Why we make misjudgments: On Tues. Mar…