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The Talent Flight to Quality

How the Pandemic is Changing the Way Talent Moves

Mark Lonergan, December 2nd, 2020

The last ten months have been unprecedented in the Silicon Valley. When COVID hit our region back in February, there was a simultaneous selloff in public markets – and an unprecedented slowdown in the rate of early-stage venture investing. Very quietly, hundreds of venture-backed companies in our region shut their doors, including: Zume,

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The biggest news from Silicon Valley

HPE moving to Houston in 2022

Mark Lonergan, December 2nd, 2020

Yesterday the CEO of LSV150 #8 ranked Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced the relocation of this region’s founding company from San Jose to Houston, Texas by 2022. That's much bigger news than Saleforce's acquisition of Slack, but as of the publication of this blog, the San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle have

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The Way To Go IPO

Upsurge in Dual Class Stock Ownership in the LSV150

Mark Lonergan, September 19th, 2020

With the September 2020 IPO of San Mateo based Snowflake, the Bay Area boasts yet another example of dual class stock ownership (DCSO), an increasingly popular stock strategy among Silicon Valley tech IPOS.

A DCSO public company has two types of shares: one held

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Change Coming to Technology Public Company Boards

Mark Lonergan, July 22nd, 2020

Public Boards of Directors are not exempt from the sweeping business changes necessitated by the COVID pandemic. In the Silicon Valley, we are seeing tools such as working from home, streamlining management teams, company downsizing and even M&A being used to deal with a very different economy.  But even in the boardroom there are

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Resuming the Climb – CEO Leadership in a post COVID World.

Silicon Valley's New Leadership Moment

Mark Lonergan, April 27th, 2020

Some of us are not the right leaders for this moment.

It is now clear that Silicon Valley's venture-backed companies are facing a new post-COVID world, one where revenue growth and innovation are in real jeopardy. Most of these companies are headed by Founder/CEOs. Investors, clients, and employees alike are all looking to the