Tag Archives: Groupon

May 28, 2012 The New Yorker

On May 28, 2012 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Unequal Shares” about Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg creating two classes of shares in the IPO in what is called a dual class structure. Google, Groupon, LinkedIn, Yelp and Zynga did the same when it went public. It is a strategy to keep control of a company and avoid short term pressure from investors but the stock can under perform in the market. IPOs are not as attractive as remaining private or being bought by another company.

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May 9, 2012 BayBrazil Peixe Urbano Alex Tabor And Julio Vasconcellos

On Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in Santa Clara at Silicon Valley Bank, BayBrazil presented “Brazilian Founders Evening.” Vicente Silveira of LinkedIn talked with Peixe Urbano founders Alex Tabor and Julio Vasconcellos about how they brought the Groupon model to Latin America. Since 2009 they have expanded from Brazil  to Argentina, Chile and Mexico. They have attracted investment from Benchmark Capital, General Atlantic, Morgan Stanley, Tiger Global and T. Rowe Price. Other Brazilian startups are now attracting customers and investors.

My thanks to Margarise Correa  and BayBrazil team who put these fun events together. Obrigada!

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