Frank Barnako

  • I'm a journalist.

    Since 'relaxing' from, I have rekindled my interest in photography.

    E-mail me.

Coming Soon

  • Vintage Vegas
  • Paris
  • Meandering in Maine
  • Drive-in Memories

« Webby Awards wimp out | Main | Podcast: Webby Awards barely note podcasts, blogs »


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Dude, you should get you some of those shares before they come public. I wish I could get in on the deal.

If there is no restriction on selling the stock then I think it would be a good buy and sell on the run up. If restricted for a period of time I would pass on it.
I have made the switch from regular telephone to Vonage and have not had any problem, so far.

Of course you should buy/take part in the ipo, the public rarely gets to participate, just don't hold the shares too long.

According to the Vonage website, the shares can be sold immediately after you have purchased them.

Short Vonage as soon as they come out.


Expected Profit per sub = $20/Mo * 20 months * 40% marketing contribution profit margin - $225 acquisition cost = - $65 per sub.

And thats without G&A and overhead added, and NPV on the revenue stream given their churn rate which is more a function of the underlying DSL or Cable Provider.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)