Recent Posts by Julie Masin

What’s On The Mind Of CFOs In 2013?

CFOs had hoped to gain a much-needed respite once the election was over and a fiscal cliff deal had been reached; unfortunately, it was not to be.

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Selling Up, Selling Out - San Diego Event

Record cash, disruptive change, aggressive new buyers, and rising valuations are making this the best time to sell in a decade. Many owners are taking advantage--but are you ready? There's no better way to start than the world's foremost tech M&A conference, "Selling Up, Selling Out," in San Diego, February 28 from 12pm to 4pm PDT. The event is being held at BIOCOM San Diego. There is a fee of $199 to attend and lunch is included.

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Peer-To-Peer (P2P) File Sharing Risks

All the way back in November of 2007 the Wall Street Journal reported on the risks of file sharing. Citigroup had confirmed a mere two months earlier that an employee using the peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing application LimeWire had lead to a breach that resulted in the names and social security numbers (SSN) of over 5,000 customers being inadvertently leaked.

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Insights From Business Valuation Expert Eric Nath


Eric Nath is the President at Eric Nath & Associates, LLC. Nath and his team specialize in business valuation, and Nath himself has valued over 600 public and private companies since 1985. Recently AppFolio was able to interview Nath, and hear his thoughts on various aspects of business valuation. In the below interview he discusses the merger & acquisition process, and the challenges many businesses encounter when facing a potential merger or acquisition.

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The Tech IPO Landscape Ahead In 2013

According to the CB Insights Tech IPO Pipeline Report, there are 472 VC and private equity-backed technology companies in the U.S. with valuations over $100 million. This group is claimed to be prime for IPOs.

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The Future Of Biotech Intellectual Property Is In The Hands of the Court

Survey results released last June showed that voters rate finding cures to serious diseases such as cancer, Parkinson’s and HIV/AIDs second in importance only to improving the economy and ahead of combating terrorism, reducing the federal deficit and addressing illegal immigration.

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Getting to Know Heather Burlesci, Associate Product Manager for SecureDocs


Heather Burlesci is an Associate Product Manager for SecureDocs here at AppFolio. She’s a core member of the team that’s pushing innovative new developments in SecureDocs in response to market needs. Read on to learn more about Heather and her work.

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Keys to Successful M&A: Transparency, Security and Process - Webinar Recap

The following webinar recap is from the February 7th, 2013 presentation of, “Keys to Successful M&A: Transparency, Security and Process.” Our speaker, Nat Burgess is the President of The Corum Group and has over 20 years in the technology sector. During this presentation Nat covers the current M&A environment in the technology industry, how to prepare for an optimal outcome, and leveraging new technology to ensure transparency and security during a transaction.

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Audits for Startups: Are You Prepared?

No one ever looks forward to being audited—and most businesses will go a long time without the Internal Revenue Service poking it’s fingers into their financial affairs. Yet should it happen, it’s essential to be prepared.

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How To Run A Successful M&A Process: Balancing Transparency & Security

Record cash reserves and disruptive technology are driving high valuations for software and IT firms in M&A transactions. It's one of the best times ever to sell a technology company, but the M&A process today is tougher than ever. With stringent due diligence requirements, powerful buyers and complex regulations, how do you achieve an optimal outcome, and avoid the deal disasters that befall most self-managed M&A efforts?

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