Tag: Technology

CEORater Technology Founder CEO Index Remains Undefeated

CEORater Technology Founder CEO Index Remains Undefeated

Year-to-Date results are in through April 1st 2019 and the CEORater Index outperformed both on an Unweighted and Weighted return basis. The CEORater Technology Founder CEO Index posted an Unweighted Return of 28.8% year-to-date through April 1st 2019 vs. 23.3% for the benchmark (ticker: RYT). +5.5% outperformance. Roku (tkr: ROKU) was the top performer on … Continue reading CEORater Technology Founder CEO Index Remains Undefeated

We All Want to Feel Loved. M&A Is No Different.

We All Want to Feel Loved. M&A Is No Different.

We all want to feel special, to believe we make a difference, that we contribute to society whether it be through job creation, volunteering our time or some other means. M&A is no different. Target company CEOs and management teams want to feel loved. This is especially true of founder CEOs. Should a founder CEO … Continue reading We All Want to Feel Loved. M&A Is No Different.

Share Your Story with Us

Share Your Story with Us

Many of our readers are Technology CEOs and institutional investors. If you wish to tell your company's story, or a portfolio company story let us know. Beginning in 2019 we plan to occasionally profile Technology companies in these pages and on our CEORater Podcast. Send me a note directly at jmaietta@ceorater.com. Thanks for reading!   … Continue reading Share Your Story with Us

Have A Bundle Discussion with Customers, Not A Product Discussion<span class="badge-status" style="background:red">Premium</span> 

Have A Bundle Discussion with Customers, Not A Product DiscussionPremium 

Bundle Pricing Negotiations Are Preferable to Product Pricing Negotiations Vendors have far more leverage with customers when negotiating pricing for a bundle/platform of products and services as opposed to an a la carte negotiation. There's a reason why cable providers sold content bundles for years - it was the optimal revenue and profit model - … Continue reading Have A Bundle Discussion with Customers, Not A Product DiscussionPremium 

CEORater Technology Founder CEO Index Continues to Outperform

CEORater Technology Founder CEO Index Continues to Outperform

The CEORater Technology Founder CEO Index outperformed its peer group Year-to-Date through September 18th 2018. The CEORater Technology Founder CEO Index returned 32.3% and 28.5% on a Weighted and Unweighted Stock Price Return basis respectively (click here for detail) during the January 2nd 2018 – September 18th 2018 period. The S&P 500 Information Technology (TKR: S5INFT) returned 16.0% on a Weighted basis over … Continue reading CEORater Technology Founder CEO Index Continues to Outperform

Don’t Believe The Hype

Don’t Believe The Hype

Cryptocurrency firms fell from grace (Chain and Lightyear merged to form Interstellar) as valuations and expectations got too far ahead of themselves for both the various "coin" firms as well as for blockchain - the distributed database technology that enables digital currency transactions. We are long-term bullish on each - particularly blockchain. The crypto space … Continue reading Don’t Believe The Hype

Technology News from the Week: June 18th 2018

Technology News from the Week: June 18th 2018

Technology news items that caught our attention this week: Google’s AI can now lip read better than humans after watching thousands of hours of TV: Link Instagram takes a shot at YouTube, further distances itself from other social media platforms by rolling out long-form video: Link One million people use Bank of America’s AI-powered virtual … Continue reading Technology News from the Week: June 18th 2018

Ferruccio Lamborghini – A Leadership Model Built On Trust & Creativity

Ferruccio Lamborghini – A Leadership Model Built On Trust & Creativity

Ferruccio Lamborghini For the Lamborghini Countach - the successor to the revolutionary Miura (our header image) - Ferruccio Lamborghini chose three of Lamborghini's best and brightest. Then he did something revolutionary - he left them alone. Openness and Adaptability Elements of Lamborghini's leadership style - openness and creativity - are congruent with our recent CEO … Continue reading Ferruccio Lamborghini – A Leadership Model Built On Trust & Creativity

3 Rules for Tech CEOs

3 Rules for Tech CEOs

1.) Be Bold: Similar to VCs, public investors want to invest in a bold vision. (See Tesla). Why does TSLA enjoy a premium valuation to other Auto OEMs? Answer: Musk’s vision and spin. 2.) Don’t Be Bullied by Investors – Dictate Your Story: Tell the Street you plan to take margins down temporarily to pursue “X” initiative. … Continue reading 3 Rules for Tech CEOs