- Facebook – MidasLP believes that Facebook has the opportunity to exceed Amazon in profitability this year. With a valuation of over $50 billion, Facebook is one of the world’s largest web platforms that helps people and companies communicate, socialize, understand, engage and transact more efficiently and effectively with friends, family, coworkers, employees, customers and relevant targets. It is estimated that Facebook has as many users today as the Internet had users in 2004. MidasLP.com expects 2011 US display ad revenues at over $2 billion with global ad revenues of over $3.5 billion and total projected company revenues of over $4 billion.
- Twitter – MidasLP expects Twitter to generate over $130 million in advertising revenues in 2011. With over 200 million users and 1.6 billion search queries a day, Twitter is an online social networking and micro- blogging service that enables its users to send and receive text-based posts called ‘tweets’ of up to 140 characters via Twitter’s website, SMS, instant messaging, or email. Twitter was valued at $8 billion in a recent funding round ($400 million) led by Russian investment fund DST.
- Groupon – MidasLP and the Wall Street Journal agree that Groupon is “on pace to make $1 billion in sales faster than any other business, ever.” Founded in 2008, Groupon is the largest daily deal website that features discounted gift coupons usable at local or national companies. The company has sold over 90 million “Groupons” and has 142.9 million subscribers across 45 countries as of September 30, 2011.
- Zynga – MidasLP expects 2011 revenues of over $1 billion. Founded in 2007, Zynga is the largest social-network game developer and has generated over $1.5 billion in cumulative bookings since its inception. As of September 2011, Zynga’s games have over 232 million monthly active users on Facebook.
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MidasLP focuses on venture capital investments in the pre-exit (pre-IPO and pre-M&A) marketplace. MidasLP targets investments in the world’s best pre-exit (IPO, M&A) companies. For us, the best companies have high gross and/or net margins, an enormous number of customers (often> 1 million customers or users), significant global growth prospects and limited competition. Examples of companies that fit our strategy include Google, Apple and Microsoft a year or two before they went public. Some of the companies that we invest in have more customers or users than the populations of countries like the United States, United Kingdom or Switzerland. In general, we target private companies that are vastly superior to many public companies.
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