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Thursday, June 18, 2009

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Dirk Krause

While they are at it, maybe they consider this:
http://web3dblog.wordpress.com/2009/06/12/dear-m-linden/

Dusan Writer

Hmmm - I'm not sure about the speculation on "cashing out". The statement was pretty clear that it was the stake of an existing shareholder. So, I'm assuming one of the early investors, maybe an angel, maybe someone like Kapor, sold their stake.

Options don't usually work like you describe them. So the staff angle doesn't really make sense.

But yes - if one of the early investors is selling to another, then the early investor probably does NOT have a hint of a coming IPO or they would have held on.

What's also interesting is that usually there are provisions in the shareholders agreements that when a shareholder decides to sell, the other shareholders have right of first refusal before the stake is sold to outside parties. May not be the case here, but it's one way to take the speculation I suppose.

Nexus Burbclave

It could be as simple as a stakeholder with a mortgage to pay off needing cash. The real estate market isn't exactly booming out there (or anywhere really).

I am a bit surprised that LL won't need another round of VC funding to help grow their enterprise platform.

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