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  • n. Plural form of start-up.


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  • In the parlance of start-ups that is rephrased: Is it better to do a start-up that requires $3 million in capital and grows to $20 million in annual sales; or one that needs $30 million to get to $100 million?


  • Consider the immigrant record on technology start-ups, which is summarized in a 2009 Kauffman Foundation study, "Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs."

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  • Investors have shied away from chip companies because they take more time and money to gestate than other start-ups.

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  • These include employees from small downtown start-ups and lawyers from nearby firms like Morrison & Foerster LLP, where Pampas co-owner Masumi Reynders , who is now a Google Inc. executive, used to work.

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  • Mr. McNealy, 56 years old, who served as Sun Microsystems' CEO for 22 years until 2006 and was chairman when the company was acquired by Oracle Corp. for $7.4 billion in 2010, now sits on the board of education nonprofit and advises several start-ups.

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  • "Silicon Valley tends to be a leader in new breakout segments," says Matt Murphy , a partner at Kleiner Perkins that manages the iFund, which funds start-ups that make mobile applications for iPads, iPhones and iPad Touches.

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  • More mobile app start-ups and more money from venture-capital firms are also flowing in.

    Phone Makers' New Area Code: 650

  • But these start-ups are building social services and have lots of data about their users and "the market is valuing that mightily right now."

    Twitter as Tech Bubble Barometer

  • These rich valuations have led other start-ups to explore public offerings, bankers said.

    Twitter as Tech Bubble Barometer

  • Y Combinator, a Mountain View investment company that helped lead a new wave of early-stage financing, has funded 317 start-ups since 2005, and at least 250 of their CEOs were under 30, estimates Paul Graham , a partner in the firm.

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