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Can the social networking giant live up to all the hype surrounding its impending IPO.
Dividing us -- venture capital heavyweight Tim Draper managing director of Draper Fisher.
And -- then.
Gonna get the last name of that partnership correct I sure hope so yes she did very very well thank you aren't so did you hear any scoop about what went on in the meeting today -- sentiment the mood.
Give us some color -- Yeah I think I actually think FaceBook is a great company and.
I think it's going to be to lead us.
Two maybe a new new set of opportunities for companies to go public.
But companies really have to be worth about a two billion dollars to go public.
I think there -- the rules and regulations have gotten so stringent that it's only there really really large companies that.
Can can stomach that the expenses the associated with going public but boy FaceBook.
What a great company grade IPO there is coming I'm sure.
-- trade up for after market I think it'll be terrific.
IPO and -- -- Read -- reinvigorate the the markets to recognize -- the value of technology.
Well Tim what specifically.
Would you -- what question do you have for mr.
That that might make you more or less anxious to invest more of your money.
-- -- -- You we've had probably wouldn't invest now but but would have way back when.
-- should we got out bid.
That I would be looking for user numbers see if they're continuing to grow -- look for.
Usage how how long is -- user staying on.
I'd be looking for how Weathers the advertisers are are growing it still it the rates that they were growing.
Before I think there are a lot of interest thing.
Charts and graphs that -- I would look at before.
Jumping in and and seeing what the future holds for FaceBook but I I got -- about -- -- I would point out -- yeah.
You are a private investor but you wouldn't by the public offering at all.
No I would invest in -- I would invest in I tender investing companies when their private.
And that's what -- that's what my role isn't so that's where -- I'll probably stick our V.
In fact the the public markets.
Have gotten to be a little bit.
Erratic and I think a lot of that is because some companies don't want to be public anymore and some companies.
Are benefiting from the public markets.
But I think that there's there's a disconnect and I think the jobs that might have a big impact on this so I encourage the FCC -- -- is.
-- the jobs act makes it easy for folks to to actually investing companies over the Internet and this this act actually might.
Increase the amount of money that small startups can get from the Internet.
Yes there's there's a crowd funding.
There's a a piece for general solicitation which allows.
Companies to in effect let the world know that they are raising money.
And and then there's a part that makes the regulations a little easier first for companies who want to go public.
And all three of these really need to go through FCC regulatory.
View and and hopefully SEC gets through that very quickly so that we can get on with our lives so do you expect a flurry of social companies -- -- social media companies tend to go public.
Maybe even FaceBook really is the dominant social.
-- company I think that there will be other.
Consumer Internet companies companies like -- or maybe even social cam or.
Or or some of those companies and I think some of these enterprise software companies.
Scheerer CRM there I think there are going to be some good.
Good public offerings from the Internet and they look all very promising.
I and I think FaceBook does lead the charge here I think it makes it so that people start focusing on.
Going public or at least listing I think people might start listing on expert financial -- If if those companies want to stay private.
But still be listed -- have tradable shares Tim Draper always a pleasure to have you on Tim thank you very much for coming -- appreciate.
Great to be -- thanks so much.
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