The Reinvention Of The Ad-Tech Sector

There are major changes afoot in advertising technology at the moment, but not everyone has realized how transformational these changes are. Indeed, analysts have talked about four types of business models in the ad-tech ecosystem, but have not discussed the underlying innovation that is driving the more leveraged of these ...

Why It Makes Sense for Some Companies to Burn Cash

From time to time, people from outside the start-up ecosystem ask me if we’re cash-flow positive at RJMetrics. I reply with a quick and confident “no.” If they push me on why, I suggest they look at the financials of the software-as-a-service companies that have filed to go public in the last year. They all hemorrh...


New Relic debuts hot on the NYSE above $30 per share

Application-analytics company New Relic is now publicly traded, with shares this morning going initially for $30.16 on the New York Stock Exchange. The company raised $115 million in its initial public offering and priced its shares at $23 last night. That’s up from the $22 price the company had proposed earlier.