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Like Facebook, more than Facebook: new Web stars

by Emanuela Pasino After the great maneuvers that have affected Facebook (IPO scheduled for May 18), however, at a loss on profits this year, an open hunt for promising new web start-ups. SecondMarket online marketplace dedicated to alternative investments – to suggest some names that will appeal to investors with excellent prospects. According to the (?)

by Emanuela Pasino

After the big maneuvers that have affected Facebook (IPO scheduled for May 18), which is also losing profits this year, open hunt for promising new web start-ups.

SecondMarket online marketplace dedicated to alternative investments – to suggest some names capable of tickling investors with excellent prospects. According to the first quarter 2012 data Pinterest, Warby Parker and Stripe I'm on the podium.

Pinterest, crowded virtual bulletin board, with its 10 million unique visitors per month it grows faster than any other site. Warby Parker and Stripe focus on well-defined sectors and precise business models: sale of glasses and payment systems for developers respectively.

The most watched among Venture-backed. The Top 10.

Now that Facebook, following the IPO, has left SecondMarket, the ranking of ten most interesting web companies backed by venture changes: in the first place rises Twitter followed by Dropbox is Foursquare. The latter, however, could take some risks by devoting themselves to local trade that is not so easy to monetize, as shown by the losses of Groupon and Yelps. Square, in fifth place, instead, he recorded a jump of three positions forward, a progression that never happened at these rates in the Top 10 ranking of SecondMarket. In addition, the IPO of Yelps IPO has left the last place to Kayak.

The most interesting in the future? The newbies

Another one Ranking interesting that of newbies, those companies that started the quarter with less than 10 visits, but at the end of the reference period, received significant consents. In the first place GoPro (manufacturer of camera accessories), followed by Nest (which produces thermostats), Factual (open platform for developers), BeachMint (a fashion social e-commerce site) e Airtime (community that offers video technology to communicate in a social perspective).

In terms of interests of buyers so it is not surprising that the consumer and social web companies average conquer the absolute first place in terms of possible transactions. Investors have reported a expression of interest", Or said they were willing to buy well $ 7.2 billion in shares of companies in these sectors. A data that, with the exit of Facebook from SecondMarket, could however change significantly.

Retailing and commerce, Software and market of Gaming they follow, at a great distance. Respectively register availability for purchase for 513, 452 and 363 million dollars.

Looking at the market from the sellers side, the outlook doesn't change much. In first place remain Cweb and social media onsumer, followed by Software, Business products and services, Retail trade is Advertising. Gaming, on the other hand, does not achieve the same success, ranking beyond the mid-table.

So far the intentions … and the facts?

SecondMarket has released data on the transactions actually carried out. Businesses Software, and in particular those dealing with SaaS, for the first time they exceed the Consumer web and social media sector.

Overall heartening the growth in transactions: 165 million dollars, up 32% on the previous quarter and 42% on the same period of 2011.

Source: SecondMarket