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Date: July 29, 2013, 8:07:31 AM EDT
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SEG’s Software Industry Financial Report: Q2 2013
Software Equity Group is an investment bank and M&A advisory serving the software and technology sectors. Founded in 1992, our firm has guided and advised companies on five continents, including privately-held software and technology companies in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and Israel. We have represented public companies listed on the NASDAQ, NYSE, American, Toronto, London and Euronext exchanges. Software Equity Group also advises several of the world’s leading private equity firms. We are ranked among the top ten investment banks worldwide for application software mergers and acquisitions.
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Software Equity Group’s complimentary 2Q13 Software Industry Financial Report is now available for download. Our 2Q13 Report provides the facts, data and insight you need to keep your finger on the software industry’s pulse. We’ve assessed how public software, Internet and SaaS companies performed in Q2; how they’ve performed amid the current macro environment and technological disruptions driven by mobile and cloud computing and how their stock prices and market valuations have responded. Our 2Q13 Report also measures M&A deal volume and exit valuations overall and by software product category. Our goal is to provide timely information and insight about the financial health, market performance, and acquisition activity of the software industry’s key players and product sectors.

Regular readers of our research reports will notice we have changed our report format. As the software landscape has expanded in scope and complexity, so have our research reports. Based on feedback from our readers and our own internal desires to provide useful and accurate analysis and data in ways that are quick and easy to digest, we decided it was time to change. Going forward, we expect our reports will continue to evolve in order to provide the software industry with the most holistic and informative industry view in the market today.

Software Equity Group’s Quarterly and Monthly Reports are widely recognized as the best way to keep your finger on the financial pulse of the software industry. As testament, our reports are now read and relied upon by more than 70K+ software industry executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, private equity investors and professional advisors in 70+ countries around the globe. Shouldn’t you know what they know?

To obtain your complimentary copy, please click here.

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Kris Beible
Director, Business Development

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Bloomberg News, sent from my iPhone.

Surging Latin American Economies Unmasking Hidden Billionaires

Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) — Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor says he never wanted the world to know how rich he is.

“I don’t see what the big deal is,” says the Peruvian mogul, who amassed much of his $3 billion fortune by selling financial services in South America’s burgeoning economy through his IFH Peru Ltd. “It just happened, and my life hasn’t changed that much.”

Rodriguez-Pastor, 52, and the seven fellow billionaires that Bloomberg Markets reports on in its September cover package have kept low profiles as they created empires.

Brazilian real-estate developer Rubens Menin Teixeira de Souza found his ticket to wealth in homes for his country’s rising middle class. Alain Taravella of France survived a slump and is building malls and offices along with houses and apartments.

These tycoons haven’t appeared in any major international wealth rankings. Most of their fortunes crested the 10-figure mark in the past two years as the value of stakes in publicly held companies soared.

Siegfried Meister, the reclusive founder of Germany’s Rational AG, is enjoying the proceeds from the kitchen equipment that goes into hotels and restaurants. Rational shares rose 51 percent in the 12 months ended on Aug. 1 amid surging profits. Elisabeth Badinter profited from a 42 percent jump in the stock of Paris-based advertising giant Publicis Groupe SA over two years as the firm expanded in Asia and Latin America.

Anas Sefrioui has been a billionaire since he took Casablanca, Morocco-based real-estate developer Douja Promotion Groupe Addoha SA public in 2006. He has never been identified as a billionaire, until now: His 61.74 percent stake was valued at $2.3 billion in early August.

To contact the reporter on this story: Matthew Miller at mmiller144

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Laura Colby at lcolby

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By 2020, half of the world’s saving and investment will take place in emerging markets, and there will be a substantial gap between global investment demand and the world’s likely saving. This will put upward pressure on real interest rates and require adjustment by financial institutions, non-financial companies, investors, and policy makers.
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Thomas Stanley and William Danko wrote a book entitled:
The Millionaire Next Door … The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy”.
They produced a portrait of who America’s millionaires are and show that by and large these are quiet, understated, self-reliant Americans who are committed to hard work, education, and family.
Their portrait shows that eighty percent of our millionaires are first generation affluent, that less than half received not a cent of inheritance, and only 19% get any income from a trust fund or estate.

Most Americans … 80% … are not self-employed … of those that are, two thirds are our millionaires.

Seventy five percent of these self-employed millionaires are entrepreneurs, and the remaining quarter are self-employed professionals like doctors and accounts.
Sure, we have high profile billionaires in America, however most of our millionaires are the nation’s bread and butter entrepreneurs and small business owners with annual incomes near $250,000.
These are overwhelmingly self-made individuals, by a large founders and proprietors of prosaic businesses like: welding contractors, auctioneers, rice farmers, owners of mobile-home parks, pest controllers, coin and stamp dealers, paving contractors, etc.
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Your Apps Are Watching You

January 4, 2011

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This a contribution from an eSociety member.

A WSJ Investigation finds that iPhone and Android apps are breaching the privacy of smartphone users

By SCOTT THURM and YUKARI IWATANI KANE

Few devices know more personal details about people than the smartphones in their pockets: phone numbers, current location, often the owner’s real name—even a unique ID number that can never be changed or turned off.

Click here to read the full article: http://on.wsj.com/eFRFRD

Click here to view all the different apps and how they pull data: http://blogs.wsj.com/wtk-mobile/

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New AngelList Feature Lets You Control Which Investors See Your Startup Pitch
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ventuurehacksLogo.jpgCreated by VentureHacks‘ Naval Ravikant and Babak NiviAngelListvets startup pitches and distributes them to a list of angel investors. Since launching in February, AngelList has received a lot of praise, from both investors and entrepreneurs, for the work it does in helping startups find early stage funding and helping angel investors find new companies.

Initially an email list, now there’s a whole website devoted to the endeavor. And now, new features will give entrepreneurs even more control over where their pitch is directed.

angellist_filters.jpgWhen you add your startup to AngelList, you will have the option to select the angels you think should see your startup. If you don’t pick them, these angels will not have access to your information. You will be able to search for investors by name, as well as filter the list by fund type (angel, VC), activity (for example, is the angel actively seeking investments), and location.

Why the new feature? According to AngelList, it gives startups more control over who sees their information. “Avoid angels who’ve invested in competitors, keep your pitch hidden while you’re still editing it, avoid VCs, embrace VCs, pitch VCs on your Series A, test out your pitch on half the list first, pitch local investors, et cetera, et cetera.” For most folks, particularly for new entrepreneurs, your best bet may still be to have your pitches go to everyone on the list.

As one person says on Quora, AngelList “adds an amazing amount of value to the community and an increasingly important piece to the Valley. One of the most important factors in a startup ecosystem is matching quality startups with quality capital.” With new features to the site, that quality matching just got a nice little fine-tuning.

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