Germany loves LG15; Podshow funding shows a bubble; Women-led startups
. . . LonelyGirl15 wrap up
Uncovering the identity of LonelyGirl15 vidstar "Bree" was a great scoop for SVW, (closely followed by an SVW scoop on EMC acquiring Network Intelligence.) Google found 27,400 pages mentioning the LG15 scoop.Scoops always attract traffic and some of it continues to return, which is why scoops are very important for any news publication.
Looking at my server logs was interesting. Even though SVW made it to the front page of the New York Times, three times more traffic came from another news publication, Germany's prestigious Spiegel.
. . . Jason Calacanis on Podshow raising another $15m.
Lest there be no question, we are now in a full-blown bubble. What on earth Podshow is going to do with almost $25M in funding is anyone's guess, but it's not going to end well I can tell you that. To raise this money they must have had a $35-60M pre-money valuation. That means the VCs are going to look for a $300-500M exit at the very least, and that means they need to get to $30-50M in revenue. Not sure I see that happening.
. . . Women tech entrepreneurs conference Oct 5
The Women's Technology Cluster's Entrepreneur Venture Conference (EVC) is a showcase for women-led startups.
Also SVW interview: Telle Whitney, head of the Anita Borg Institute