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...




Dynamic Signal raises $12M, buys PaperShare

Nobody I know really trusts advertising. I mean, of course the company will tell you they are the best and the one you should choose. What would sway me? Real people, especially those I know, giving their opinions and telling me why I should choose one company over another. Dynamic Signal is a company that wants to put t...