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Peter Clarke
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re: EE Times' Silicon 60: Hot startups to watch
Peter Clarke   2/7/2013 3:06:59 PM
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Nujira was a member of the Silicon 60 for a number of iterations. As far as I remember the company was founded in 2002 and at 10 or 11 years old they are still private, but it is hard to class them as a startup.

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re: EE Times' Silicon 60: Hot startups to watch
smartbost   2/7/2013 2:43:38 PM
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I don't know what criteria was used to determine these, but certainly there are a few that in my opinion are missing: Finsix (Boston, MA), and Arctic Sand being two of them

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re: EE Times' Silicon 60: Hot startups to watch
Traces   2/6/2013 6:34:27 PM
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@comfortable: VCs claim to do greater than break-even on 30% of companies funded, but everyone expects this is closer to 10% in reality.

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Traces   2/6/2013 6:31:23 PM
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Bob @ JVD: A start-up is no longer a start-up when it reaches an exit: IPO, acquisition, or shut-down.

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re: EE Times' Silicon 60: Hot startups to watch
Comfortable   2/6/2013 5:14:35 PM
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You wrote, "To make way for newcomers, some companies have dropped off the list either because they have been acquired, moved on to an initial public offering of shares or have simply matured." My question is, "Are there no dropouts due to failure?" That's astounding that EETimes is able to always pick 60 companies that never fail. VCs on the other hand fully expect over half their investments to fail. And most entrepreneurs will tell you that they learned more from failing than succeeding. At least in America, failure is not a dirty word. We should here about those stories as well if for no other reason than to know what didn't fly. Also, I note that Quantance is on the list but not Nujira. Nujira is making substantially more progress in the exact same space with a substantially larger patent portfolio.

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re: EE Times' Silicon 60: Hot startups to watch
Mayank.Agarwal   10/31/2012 4:20:24 AM
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Kudos to Indians working at Silicon valley.Almost in about half of the companies there is an Indian as founder or co founder.It would have been great had more companies from Bangalore would be there in this list but 2 are still there.

Bob @ JVD Inc.
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re: EE Times' Silicon 60: Hot startups to watch
Bob @ JVD Inc.   10/23/2012 8:22:40 PM
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So when is a startup no longer a startup? Some of these companies got their start 5-6 years ago. Do you get to stay on the list until you get acquired or your investors finally give up? Maybe you should consider doing an expose on mid stage companies.... separate from start-ups... Startups should have an expiration date... maybe 3 yrs from founding... Bob @ JVD

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re: EE Times' Silicon 60: Hot startups to watch
docdivakar   10/18/2012 6:32:26 PM
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23 out of 60 are based in California! Nearly 40% of the startups. I wonder what the number was for 2011? MP Divakar

Peter Clarke
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re: EE Times' Silicon 60: Hot startups to watch
Peter Clarke   10/8/2012 5:08:43 PM
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@fundamentals Things have changed in the last decade. It takes longer to get more complex technologies to market successfully. The days of back-of-the-envelope business plan, $20 million invested, IPO and 10X ROI are said to be long gone. VCs are not more patient but sometimes they are prepared to keep punting money if they think their proteges have a chance. For the first few years of many startups' existence they say very little or nothing. Some don't have websites to avoid the risk of revealing anything. This, by definition, makes them companies that are difficult to watch. But we do keep track of younger companies. The other thing that is changing and has been remarked on many times is that VC money for semiconductor companies is increasingly scarse.

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re: EE Times' Silicon 60: Hot startups to watch
fundamentals   10/8/2012 3:58:43 PM
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More than half the companies (32 out of 60) were founded in 2007 or earlier. There was a time when a start-up company was considered a dead-end after three or four years maximum. Perhaps something has changed in the past decade. Perhaps the VCs are more patient nowadays, or your list is highly skewed and it is not tracking the younger startups up close.

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