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By avoiding acquisitions, Uber has left a lot of investors on the outside looking in

For all its monumental success, Uber has gotten there in a way that is almost entirely foreign in Silicon Valley: It’s never made an acquisition. Let that sink in. More than five years into its assault on modern transportation, and more than $1.5 billion (and counting) in venture capital later, Uber has never (at least [...]

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ZenPayroll CEO: Fundraising is a lot like recruiting. We care about shared values and vision

For ZenPayroll founder Joshua Reeves, fundraising is a lot like hiring. It’s an opportunity to build a team of people with shared values, complementary skills, and a parallel vision for how a product and industry should evolve. And fortunately for Reeves, his cloud-based payroll startup is among the hottest tickets in Silicon Valley today, meaning [...]

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Wall Street bashes Facebook for doing exactly what it said it would

Mark Zuckerberg must really be wishing Facebook was still a private company. The disconnect between the grandiose plans he has for the company’s future and the fickle sentiments of public-market investors caught up again with his company today. And all because Facebook did something it had been loathe to do before: guide its shareholders on [...]

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