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Investor AM: IPO flop-o-meter

Investor AM: IPO flop-o-meter

The prospects for initial public offerings are murky at best, but that hasn't stopped a host of tech companies from diving into the market and drowning quickly.Investors are snubbing their noses at questionable companies just days (sometimes minutes) after they start trading.

April 11, 2000 by in Startups

AOL could be in store for more layoffs

AOL could be in store for more layoffs

With AOL Time Warner suggesting in its most recent regulatory filings that more restructuring is in the works, analysts agreed Thursday that layoffs are likely. "Management is pursuing various initiatives to enhance efficiencies," the company said in the typically oblique wording of regulatory filings.

November 15, 2001 by in Startups

Jamcracker strikes deal with Unisys

Jamcracker strikes deal with Unisys

Web services start-up Jamcracker struck a deal with technology giant Unisys on Monday to provide the systems giant with Jamcracker technology for delivering application software to corporations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

December 10, 2001 by in Startups

IPOs flee from bear market

IPOs flee from bear market

As the tech-heavy Nasdaq enters a bear market, down more than 37 percent from its high, companies are shying away from initial and secondary public offerings.Web consultant Zefer (Nasdaq: ZEFR) announced the postponement of its debut Friday, leaving the IPO slate blank on what is usually the most active day for initial public offerings.

April 13, 2000 by in Startups

PayPal appoints new director

PayPal appoints new director

Silicon Valley Bank Chairman John Dean has joined the board of directors of online payments company PayPal, the company said Friday. Dean, also a director or adviser to organizations such as the European Technology Fund, Leapfrog Ventures and Garage.

December 31, 2001 by in Startups

AssistGuide rounds up $900,000

AssistGuide rounds up $900,000

AssistGuide announced that it raised $900,000 in its first round of funding, which adds to the seed round of nearly $1 million that the company received from angel investors in September 2000. Ron Higgins, the founder, former chairman and CEO of Digital Island, led the round, and Silicon Valley Bank Chairman John Dean also was an investor.

December 28, 2001 by in Startups

Andreessen's Loudcloud ready for IPO

Andreessen's Loudcloud ready for IPO

Nearly six years after taking Netscape Communications public at the tender age of 24, high-profile Internet pioneer Marc Andreessen is again preparing to introduce a company to the public market. Loudcloud, which designs, builds, and maintains Web sites for businesses such as Nike, is expected to raise nearly $180 million when it sells 20 million shares for between $8 and $10 to institutional investors late Wednesday.

March 6, 2001 by in Startups