Kabam: What Causes A Unicorn To Stop Skating To Where The Puck Is Going

The growth in the numbers of technology startups valued over $1 Billion, so-called unicorns, has abruptly stopped and even reversed. In the last several months, a number of unicorns have seen their valuations marked down by mutual funds. This has been accompanied by a number of titillating articles about frivolous spending — Dropbox’s Chrome Panda sculpture — and debauchery — Zenefits’ …

Machine Zone (MZ): A $10 Billion Dollar Unicorn in the Making

(Original publication date: 6/7/16) (Our suggested “moonshot” for MZ: ending urban traffic congestion via a real-time pricing platform + “connected car”) (Our suggested new tagline for MZ: “put a price on it.”  Shoutout to Portlandia for its “put a bird on it” tagline for a hand-crafted gift store capturing its big picture strategy) Short Postscript …

Machine Zone (MZ): Game Unicorn with Marketable NewSQL Database?

  Summary: This paper speculates that the startup Machine Zone intends to market a NewSQL database as a service and merits a $6 Billion valuation. Written: July 25, 2015 Zone (MZ) is a Palo Alto-based  startup with a Top 2 iOS USA app store hit called “Game of War: Fire Age.” (GoW). MZ describes Game …

A Startup Street Map of San Francisco 2000-2012

The streets of San Francisco south of Market Street (SoMa) have changed tremendously since the 70s TV cop drama “The Streets of San Francisco” was shot on location. The stars of the show, Karl Malden and a young Michael Douglas, surely would be amazed at the transformation. The transformation, of course, has been the tremendous …