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Does A Tech Bubble Exist? Here's What Experts Are Saying

Does A Tech Bubble Exist? Here's What Experts Are Saying
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Atish Davda is the founder and CEO of EquityZen, a marketplace for private investments. This article originally appeared on their blog.

There's been a lot of talk about a tech bubble. It started in earnest about a year ago, as public tech stocks (and the Nasdaq) took a hit, and Box Inc (NYSE: BOX)'s IPO went into purgatory.

Since that time, the Nasdaq has recovered, private valuations have risen across stages, and, yes, Box went public. Etsy Inc (NASDAQ: ETSY), which went public a few hours ago, has already doubled in value.

But...what have the experts said over time?

Bill Gurley of Benchmark addresses early fears over a tech bubble and suggests the correct investment temperament for taking advantage of the situation. [1/24/14]

Kanyi Maqubela of Collaborative Fund re-evaluates the meaning of "tech" in discussing whether we're in a bubble. [3/31/14]

Dave Crowder argues why it's not like 1999. [4/7/14]

EquityZen's Phil Haslett discusses the slump in public tech stocks and its implications for private markets. [4/18/14]

Sam Altman (Y Combinator) examines the potential pitfalls of high valuations and gives founders advice on managing their behaviors in light of the increased availability of capital. [6/20/14]

Bill Gurley suggests that we are not in a valuation bubble, but in a risk bubble. [2/25/15]

Lou Kerner of the Social Internet Fund weighs in on the tech bubble debate by comparing and contrasting data from the ’99-’00 tech bubble with today’s data. [March, 2015]

We're in a bubble worse than 2000, according to Mark Cuban. [3/4/15]

Bill Gurley gets back on the "risk bubble" soap box at SXSW. [3/15/15]

Academic Aswath Damodaran tests Mark Cuban's bubble thesis. [3/20/15]

A data-driven counterpoint to Bill Gurley is proffered by Ben Narasin of TriplePoint Ventures. [3/21/15]

Sam Altman chimes in with some thoughts and a wager on his YC portfolio. [3/24/15]

Sam Altman takes his message to the masses on CNBC. [3/25/15]

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures’ Charlie O’Donnell maintains that, if we are in a tech bubble, many of today’s unicorns would survive through the inevitable downturn. [3/30/15]

Dave McClure of 500 Startups focuses the discussion on public company Dinosaurs and how Unicorns will eat their lunch. [4/11/15]

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