[REBOL] Re: CURL -- similar idea to REBOL?
From: dness:home at: 8-Aug-2001 14:06
Very interesting speculations.
John Sequeira wrote:
> > I could see them having a high burn rate especially since
> > recently they had received 40m in VC. Which almost seems
> > unprecidented for this type of company. Its quite mind boggling actually.
> It's not really unprecedented to bring in > $40M for a company shipping
> enterprise applications.
> Groove (~$50M) and Zaplet (~$50M) spring to mind.
What you say is probably true, but I sure have trouble, reading the financial
press, seeing how there's any `there' there for companies like Zaplet and NQL
(now trading under 0.50/share, i.e. losing 90%+ of its value over the past year)
I can't find much about `Groove' (unless it's `Modern Groove Entertainment Inc)
though, so I can't comment on them.
> I would attribute the stop and go /Express development (for example) to
> interruptions by paying clients.
Or, alternatively, perhaps to occasional rushes of sanity in an otherwise
foggy futuristic cloud (of blue smoke?) ...
After all, VC money is _very_ easy to find these days. It's just not in the hands
of the VCs any longer....