Cybersecurity firm SentinelOne had its public offering late last month. The product is very promising as it automates cybersecurity, which eliminates noise so security teams only respond to those that are critical. This reduces human error from fatigue and can also reduce head count much like robotics process automation. However, the valuation overshadows the company’s potential. We’ve written recently about the unusual premium being charged from list price to opening price, yet SentinelOne takes the term “stretched valuation” to a new level with an 80 forward price-to-sales.

SentinelOne Valuation Overview:

The cybersecurity firm SentinelOne debuted on June 30th with the stock trading at…


Despite historic levels of growth last year, many leading cloud stocks reported strong growth in the recent Q1 earnings reports. We’ve heard the narrative before that value stocks are a safer choice, yet the cloud category’s revenue growth and high margins refuse to pause in order to let non-tech investors have their moment.

Below, we discuss the State of Cloud post-covid and what we saw in the most recent earnings reports that led us to believe cloud is stronger than ever. We also review statistics on where we are in cloud’s adoption cycle.

We discuss the State of Cloud post-covid and what we saw in the most recent earnings reports that led us to believe cloud is stronger than ever. We also review statistics on where we are in cloud’s adoption cycle. I/O FUND. Source: I/O Fund

Cloud Stocks in an Open Economy

Last year, decision makers were under pressure…


There is an outsized risk with Snowflake, AirBnB, DoorDash and Roblox’s IPOs showing an extreme increase in valuation since the last private funding round that will be hard for the public markets to absorb. I dug up some comparative research between 2019 IPOs and 2020 IPOs and describe this outsized risk, which is 10-fold from the IPO class of 2019.

More times than not, IPOs lead to losses for retail investors and there are specific reasons as to why. These reasons have only gotten worse with loosened IPO regulations. …


Zoom has had record-breaking earnings results for four quarters now and the market is growing complacent with this stock. The company has (again) posted the highest growth in the cloud software category with revenue at of $956.24 million, or 191% year-over-year growth. The bottom line is also the best in its category (yet again) with adjusted EPS of $1.32 and free cash flow of $454.2 million — which is nearly double the consensus of $280.4 million.

Meanwhile, we saw very little reward in terms of price action. This could change as there was 19 institutional analysts on the call; a…


FuboTV has been dismissed by quite a few analysts and investors for its negative gross margins. This dismissal, that leans heavily on the lagging financials, is reminiscent of the many times that tech stocks have been misunderstood.

As a tech analyst who is trained in product, I see a sizable runway in live sports OTT and sports betting with Fubo having key advantages over DraftKings. The management has to execute, and while the market calls this speculation, I call it a product road map.

First, FuboTV must continue to grow its audience. I made the argument that this is the…


Eric Yuan, founder and chief executive officer of Zoom Video Communications Inc., center, celebrates during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Zoom reported net income of $7.6 million on revenue of $331 million for the year ended January, and is now worth nine times the $1 billion valuation it secured after a funding round two years ago. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg © 2019 BLOOMBERG FINANCE LP

Last year, I called Zoom Video a “pegasus” because the company stood out from the dime-a-dozen unicorns that have come out…


All eyes are on big tech mergers and acquisitions as political leaders from both parties have expressed concern about the concentration of power.

Most Americans agree that companies like Amazon and Facebook should be broken up, including a majority of Democrats and Republicans, according to a Jan. poll by Vox and Data for Progress.

In this uncertain business environment, Nvidia announced last September that it reached a deal with Softbank to acquire U.K. based semiconductor and software design company Arm Ltd. for $40 billion, making it one of the biggest acquisitions in tech.

Behemoths like Google and Microsoft are opposed…


Tech stocks have been selling off recently despite some healthy earnings reports. Below, we discuss key points in the earnings reports from leading e-commerce software company, Shopify, a company that is not sitting stagnant by any means. We review Shopify’s product road map and how the company continually innovates to maintain its lead.

We also discuss Roku and why CEO Anthony Wood does not believe his industry has seen a pull forward from Covid but rather a structural shift that benefits AVOD and programmatic CTV ads long-term. In my previous analysis on Forbes, I had pointed out that Roku’s true…


Netflix came in strong with the recent earnings and there is no reason to expect Roku will not also come in strong especially as Covid and stay-at-home orders have accelerated the shift towards Connected TV.

It’s easy to compare Roku’s roughly 50 million users to Netflix’s 200 million and to assume Roku is a much smaller company or lagging the subscription behemoths, such as Disney Plus. This is a mistake as the ad-based video-on-demand (AVOD) market is a newer market than subscription-video on demand (SVOD). …


Recently, fuboTV (NYSE:FUBO) has been hit hard by short sellers. The criticism is based on fuboTV’s trailing financials and negative gross margins. We recommended fuboTV at $16 and have a blended cost basis of $20.10 and want to take this opportunity to connect a few dots on this company for anyone interested in hearing why we remain long.

Our analysis starts with audience growth because this is the predominant key metric in media. We also discuss the financials including the forward guidance. …

Beth Kindig

Senior Product Evangelist in data and security. All things #startups #mobile, #data #security and #IoT. Snowboarder, book worm.

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