Scott Poniewaz

Entrepreneur, globetrotter, foodie, and the Silicon Alley Roundup

Silicon Alley Roundup: Facebook IPO, Startup America & AARRR Acquisition

It's all about the Benjamin's.

Facebook filed to go public with the SEC this week.  More below, but let’s just say there are going to be a lot of new millionaires in America that will hopefully start investing in more startups.  I can only see this improving the support for new business in America with an influx of new investors.  Or so I hope.

Most New Yorkers have a big Giants game on their mind for Sunday, I’m sure it will be a great game, but I’m just not that excited for either team to win.  All I can hope for is that this Super Bowl is an exciting game and the commercials are good.  Off to finish the week on a strong note, and catch you up with the Silicon Alley Roundup… Straight from Times Square.


Roundup Reads for the Week:

•The big, long awaited news is Facebook this week.  I am actually already tired of hearing about it, but until that expected late May date that officially marks their entry into the public market, we’ll have a lot.  Techcrunch is practically having a wet dream over it all, so here is their endless scroll of stories and Facebook IPO roundup, including Zuck’s face in their logo (seriously? You know what’s cool? Getting written up in Techcrunch. You know what’s really cool? Getting your face in Techcrunch’s logo.)


The only story I really appreciated (after reading the NY Times one first), was about the Facebook graffiti artist that took his payment in stock that could be worth up to $200 Million.  Betabeat covers it here: “Facebook Graffiti Artist May Be Worth $200 M, Is Pals With Porn Star Sasha Grey.” Oh, and I guess I did appreciate this CNBC post about how Zuck could potentially leverage debt to never have to pay taxes.

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2012 New Years Resolutions for an Entrepreneur

Oh boy, here we go again.  I’m not generally one for making resolutions, mostly because I like to challenge myself throughout the year in different ways, however this year I feel a bit differently.  Most resolutions, like rules, are made to be broken.


Lisa and I for my first pilgrimmage to Lambeau Field

After starting off the year with my first pilgrimage to Lambeau Field on New Years Day, I feel like I’m off to a productive and successful year and feel the momentum that I can ride that wave into 2013.  As Warren Miller always says at the beginning of his films, “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll only be one year older when you do.”


Here are a few things I hope to achieve in the coming year:  Continue reading