homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.227.12.219
register, free tools, login, search, subscribe, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Subscribe to WebmasterWorld
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: goodroi

Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues Forum

    
Google, John Doerr and Segway
the best venture investment ever made?
Shak




msg:1237499
 6:57 pm on May 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

It saves Doerr because he once pledged that his other investment, into the Segway scooter, would be the fastest company to reach $1 billion in sales. These days, that's looking less likely. With Google, it's easier to forget that episode.

[siliconvalley.com...]

an interesting article

Shak

 

gopi




msg:1237500
 8:52 pm on May 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

>> It saves Doerr because he once pledged that his other investment, into the Segway scooter, would be the fastest company to reach $1 billion in sales.

Lesson for Doerr: Dont ever underestimate the diffculty involed in changing people's behaviour ...

The biggest winner in this deal after the founders and Schmidt is Ram Shriram - WOW , a mere 300k investment in 1998 is 600 million now ...

gopi




msg:1237501
 3:48 am on May 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

>> First, Google is, by many accounts, the fastest company to have reached $1 billion in sales ever

Until now i thought Cisco is the one with this record. hmmm ...

aravindgp




msg:1237502
 9:31 am on May 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

1 billion in Sales mean , adwords accounts , froogle etc. .. or is the revenue generated from advertisements?

gopi can u clarify that :)

Aravind.

gopi




msg:1237503
 3:35 pm on May 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Total Revenue including advertisement , licensing fees and hardware sales (google in a box) even though advertisement (adwords +adsense) constitute more than 90% of the total according to the SEC filing

shrirch




msg:1237504
 6:34 am on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

I've seen presentations by Siebel and BEA Systems which claim the 1 billion record too. :)

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved