Safeguard Insights

November 16, 2012

Week in Review: Facebook’s Social Jobs App and XBRL Webinars

Facebook is introducing a new social jobs app, expanding its mission to connect people by joining job seekers with employers and recruiters. The service will…

Posted by John E. Shave III

November 2, 2012

Week in Review: NYC Startups Band Together, Steve Zarrilli Steps in as President and CEO

Hurricane Sandy devastated the Mid-Atlantic region early this week, leaving flooding, power outages, gas shortages and battered houses and landscapes up and down the east…

Posted by John E. Shave III

October 19, 2012

Week in Review: VC Deal Activity Surges in Q3 2012

A couple weeks ago, we covered the NVCA’s third quarter numbers that showed IPOs doubled year over year. Now a new report from CB Insights…

Posted by John E. Shave III

October 5, 2012

Week in Review: Third Quarter 2012 Venture-Backed IPOs Double Year Over Year

The third quarter is officially under our belts, and the first venture capital numbers are already out. Ten venture-backed IPOs raised $1.1 billion in the…

Posted by John E. Shave III

September 21, 2012

Week in Review: Patent Lawsuits Impact Start-ups, Dreamforce Shows Off Social and Mobile

The patent fights that have erupted this year—Apple versus Samsung, Yahoo versus Facebook—aren’t limited to big, established companies. A recent Reuters report draws attention to…

Posted by John E. Shave III

September 7, 2012

Week in Review: Philadelphia — a Hub for Entrepreneurs and Venture Capital

In “How West and East Coast Dynamics Help Startups Succeed,” Phil Moyer argued that the east coast offers opportunities for growing companies to access customers,…

Posted by John E. Shave III

August 24, 2012

Week in Review: JOBS Act Update and Inc. 500|5000

Safeguard Scientifics’ CFO Steve Zarrilli covered the JOBS act as a win for startups, venture capital, and the economy. Since then, the law was passed by Congress…

Posted by John E. Shave III

August 10, 2012

Week in Review: VC Deployments and Deal Volume Grow by Double Digits in Q2 2012

Amidst the quarterly earnings over the past few weeks, you may have missed the NVCA’s second quarter 2012 report on venture capital performance. The report…

Posted by John E. Shave III

July 27, 2012

Week in Review: Olympics Go Mobile and Social

Today, the Summer Olympic Games open in London, kicking off 16 days of athletic performance that will reveal the best in the world in 32…

Posted by John E. Shave III

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