Author Archives: Gaurav Tewari

Observations from the Facebook S1

1. A new standard for user engagement. DAU to MAU ratio of 57% in December 2011, which amazingly is actually higher than the already high 54% in December 2010.  This makes Zynga’s engagement look weak! 845 million MAUs as of … Continue reading

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The Real Facebook Effect

Unless you have been under a rock the past few days, you heard about Facebook’s long anticipated S1 filing.  It’s hard to go anywhere in the Valley without hearing the buzz.  Readers of this blog will recall that I had … Continue reading

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Overheard in Silicon Valley…

Overheard at the Four Seasons Palo Alto: Entrepreneur 1: I’d like to get at least a 6x multiple. Entrepreneur 2: Your public comps are trading at half that with comparable growth.  Why would someone invest in you if they can … Continue reading

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CES 2012 – Some Pictures and Thoughts

CES 2012 was allegedly the biggest CES show ever with over 150,000 attendees.  Vegas was crawling with deal makers and prolific networkers; a few hardworking operational types and booth girls were also visible. Some big themes from this year’s CES: … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Nailing the Full Partnership Pitch

Mashable published my most recent post on the 5 essential elements of the “full partnership pitch” that CEOs and Entrepreneurs pitching to investment firms will hopefully find helpful. In it I talk about some of the tangible and intangible dynamics … Continue reading

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Yipit and the Daily Deals Sector

I recently spoke with journalist Anne Sherber of DigiDay about Yipit and the company’s positioning within the Daily Deals space.  There are currently more than 500 daily deal sites in the US alone – ranging from heavyweights such as Groupon … Continue reading

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RIM Management Misconstruing Appeal of iOS, Android

Silicon Alley Insider published an interesting chart showing RIM’s historical revenue and gross profit growth.  Allegedly, RIM management looks at this chart and wonders why Wall Street has been punishing their stock.   The article states “They [RIM executives] look at … Continue reading

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