So, it’s official. We’ve entered the bubble. LinkedIn’s IPO has heralded in 4 or 5 years of serious exit opportunity, before it all comes crashing down around us again. The BIG challenge now is going to be hiring, then holding on to great people.
Archive for June, 2011
The Groupon IPO filing has had lots of airplay this week. Apart from everything else, this really impressed us:
The company now has more than 8,000 employees worldwide, up from 37 employees two years ago. Via CNN
Another Groupon titbit, if you do a search for Eric Lefkofsky on Google, the second automatically generated result is “eric lefkosky fraud”. FYI, Eric is the main shareholder with almost 22% of Groupon. Via CNN
Paul Kedrosky posted Eric’s quotes from his Ha-Lo days in “Then and Now”. If you try and access the original link, it seems to have disappeared though…
We will watch the Groupon IPO with interest.