Counsel To Founders In This Time Of Uncertainty

The past several weeks have seen incredible turmoil in both domestic and international public markets, and many entrepreneurs and tech workers rightly wonder what impact this will have on them. This is something we’ve discussed at length within the firm — both our impression of what is happening, as well as our counsel ...

Vested in the Success of Others

Small businesses, those sole- or family-owned enterprises that make up nearly half of our economy, are the lifeblood of this country and a key ingredient to the American Dream. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley I always get upset when I see institutions spring up which create barriers to entrepreneurship. The Dodd-Frank...

Why It Makes Sense for Some Companies to Burn Cash

From time to time, people from outside the start-up ecosystem ask me if we’re cash-flow positive at RJMetrics. I reply with a quick and confident “no.” If they push me on why, I suggest they look at the financials of the software-as-a-service companies that have filed to go public in the last year. They all hemorrh...


New Relic debuts hot on the NYSE above $30 per share

Application-analytics company New Relic is now publicly traded, with shares this morning going initially for $30.16 on the New York Stock Exchange. The company raised $115 million in its initial public offering and priced its shares at $23 last night. That’s up from the $22 price the company had proposed earlier.



Software Firms Scramble to Jump Into Containers

A tiny company with little revenue to speak of has pushed the mighty Microsoft Corp. to up its game in computer operating software. The maker of Windows, the software that undergirds most personal computers as well as corporate data centers, announced a partnership last month with a relatively unknown venture called Dock...