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Another one Bites the Dust – GateRocket

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cdhmanning
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cdhmanning   8/11/2011 3:46:05 AM
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Having a great product is not enough for business success and never has been. This is true in all industries, not just ours. Value, unfortunately does not make for financial viability.

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Bassman63   8/4/2011 11:34:09 PM
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Another example of the FPGA design community shooting themselves in the foot.

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studioj   8/4/2011 1:55:04 PM
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Seems to me that the main factor influencing the fate of GateRocket is presently endemic to the entire market. That is, if you lose faith that spending $1 today will produce more than $1 in the future, you are not going to spend that dollar today regardless of how good or promising a business is in the longer term. In the case of a startup that depends on VC financing, as soon as the VC thinks that his money will produce more upside in his bank account than in your company - for reasons that may have nothing to do with your business - you're in trouble. At this point consumers have stopped spending, company's have stopped hiring and most VC have stopped adding funds to businesses for the same reasons - they've lost faith in a better future as a result of their investments.

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KB3001   8/3/2011 5:18:06 PM
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The same story across the board. Unless you have unique complete solutions (HW+SW+API) for particular application areas with large paying customers and a clear prospect of recurring sales, I do not see how service companies like these can survive in the long term without standard offerings.

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Duane Benson   8/3/2011 4:43:17 PM
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We built some of GateRocket's prototypes here at Screaming Circuits. They were nice folks and I'm sorry to see them go.

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Max The Magnificent   8/3/2011 3:00:09 PM
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Bummer Bummer Bummer!!! They were a great company with a great product

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