Archive for April, 2012

  • The Best Technical Analysis Tool I’ve Seen Yet
    Posted by on April 27th, 2012 at 5:38 pm, Comments: 0

    A few months ago one of our investors introduced me to Dan Schleifer of ChartIQ. I had a chat with Dan about what he was building and the progress he’d made in such a short amount of time, and came away very impressed. Who am I to really judge, but if my opinion is worth […]

  • 64% Is A Big Number
    Posted by on April 26th, 2012 at 3:47 pm, Comments: 0

    The Estimize platform set a ton of records yesterday, just about everything across the board. Number of estimates made, number of earnings releases on the same day with 4 or more estimates, pageviews, unique viewers, new signups, it goes on. The community is about to hit critical mass, to the point where we no longer […]

  • How the Estimize Consensus Nailed the Facebook Revenue Print
    Posted by on April 23rd, 2012 at 7:36 pm, Comments: 0

    The Estimize community of analysts, traders, corporate finance professionals and financial peanut gallery people continues to amaze me more and more every day. Our whole crowdsourcing experiment does as well. But what happened today just takes the cake. Facebook filed its amended S-1 with full accounting for FQ1 2012. In the updated filing, Facebook reports […]

  • A Private Bubble, and a Public Boom
    Posted by on April 23rd, 2012 at 4:45 am, Comments: 0

    At least once a day I hear someone saying that we’re in a new tech bubble. These aren’t lay people either, they are veteran entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. I was at an event last week called the Entrepreneurs Roundtable where Bo Peabody, formerly of Village Ventures, and now at Greycroft, was speaking. He said something very insightful that […]

  • Things I Had to Learn In The Past Year as a Startup Founder (or am still learning)
    Posted by on April 20th, 2012 at 11:38 pm, Comments: 0

    It’s been about a year since I left StockTwits to build Estimize. I have never been sick more in my life, slept this little, ate this poorly, been in this bad of athletic shape, ignored my friends and family as much, and I’ve never had more fun. Building this company has taken every ounce out […]

  • You Won’t Believe What Happened During The First Week Of Earnings Season
    Posted by on April 20th, 2012 at 5:56 pm, Comments: 0

    What happens when you put a bunch of buy side and independent analysts from the social finance community up against the sell siders from Wall Street banks? We had no idea when we started Estimize, but after running the numbers on 135 earnings releases last quarter which had four or more estimates from the Estimize […]

  • $10,000 Up For Grabs This Quarter As Estimize Launches Challenges
    Posted by on April 16th, 2012 at 2:04 pm, Comments: 0

    Today we’re launching Estimize Challenges, the first in a series of steps that will bring a competitive layer to the platform. Our awesome sponsors at the Nasdaq, and a really cool new market based game Super Stock Jockey (more to come on them later), have generously put up $10,000 in prize money for this quarter. Our […]

  • Google’s Inability To Move Beyond Search Will Be Their Downfall
    Posted by on April 11th, 2012 at 5:19 pm, Comments: 0

    Sooner than later, Google is going to see its core revenue driver search disrupted. I say sooner than later because we can now see the seeds of its destruction being planted, and in some cases the threats are already growing, quickly. Around 2002, something amazing started happening to the internet. By making it easy for […]

  • Serious Thoughts On Crowdfunding
    Posted by on April 5th, 2012 at 2:06 pm, Comments: 0

    President Obama will sign the JOBSAct today which includes the ability for companies to engage in crowdfunding. While the bill is not perfect, and in my mind does not go far enough towards giving entrepreneurs the tools they need to grow their businesses, it is a massive step in the right direction. Many years from […]