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The Cloud Computing Battle

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The Cloud computing battle is well underway with tech giants battling to ensure they emerge with dominant market shares. How is this playing out?

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The 7 Business Slides for Startups

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You’re an early stage entrepreneur building a Web-based subscription business. You have your board meeting coming up soon, or you’re sitting down with your close advisors. What information should you provide? How should you focus the discussion? I’d suggest 7 business slides to help frame the conversation. The 7 slides: 1. trial ? Sales/marketing.

How Much Should A Startup Founder/CEO Pay Herself?

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This post originally appeared on Dharmesh Shah’s wonderful blog –  OnStartups. The lower the CEO salary, the more likely it is to succeed. million.

Putting Together Your Perfect Seed Round

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The seed market for tech startups — particularly digital media, social, local, and mobile — is very active. Many companies are getting started and lots of investors are making seed investments. From angels only to micro VC with angels to multiple VCs and all the blends in between. Have a lead investor.  Multiple VCs. Boston NYC Startup

Boston Mobile Madness

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At Xconomy’s very successful Mobile Madness event a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by the vibrant mobile startup scene in Boston.   Its not that mobile focused startups are new to Boston, but rather that the ecosystem “feels” vibrant at the moment.  Please let me know if I am missing anyone! Applications. Jason Jacobs.  Jamie Hall, Justin Siegel. 

Corporate Development 101: What Every Startup Should Know

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This was orginally posted at OnStartups. What the heck is corporate development and why should I care? Back in the first wave of the Internet, I was part of the team at BEA Systems that built up in-house corporate development.  Our Our charter was simple: add significant market cap value through acquisitions, investments, and partnerships.   Specifically our

Clovr at Finnovate

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Good overview by Tom and Doug explaining the Clovr platform at Finnovate: Boston Digital media Investments Portfolio Startups

Yieldbot = intent data for publishers

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Jonathan Mendez wrote a great post on Yieldbot’s product which is just about to come out of beta: click here.  I saw the demo last week and was impressed. Visitor intent is something Publishers have not understood or monetized for far too long. Digital media Investments NYC Portfolio

Clovr Media now Linkable Networks

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Yesterday Clovr made two big announcements. Boston Digital media Portfolio

Clovr Media now Linkable Networks

Early Stage Adventures

Yesterday Clovr made two big announcements. Boston Digital media Portfolio

Clovr at Finnovate

Early Stage Adventures

Good overview by Tom and Doug explaining the Clovr platform at Finnovate: Boston Digital media Investments Portfolio Startups

Don’t Make Raising Angel Funding Your Plan B

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This post originally appeared on Dharmesh Shah’s wonderful blog – OnStartups. wear two hats one as a general partner of a couple of seed stage VC funds, the other as an occasional angel investor. Wearing my angel-investing hat, I wanted to highlight an issue that I encourage founders to be careful about when pitching. What do you think?

Don’t Make Raising Angel Funding Your Plan B

Early Stage Adventures

This post originally appeared on Dharmesh Shah’s wonderful blog – OnStartups. wear two hats one as a general partner of a couple of seed stage VC funds, the other as an occasional angel investor. Wearing my angel-investing hat, I wanted to highlight an issue that I encourage founders to be careful about when pitching. What do you think?

Boston Mobile Madness

Early Stage Adventures

At Xconomy’s very successful Mobile Madness event a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by the vibrant mobile startup scene in Boston.   Its not that mobile focused startups are new to Boston, but rather that the ecosystem “feels” vibrant at the moment.  Please let me know if I am missing anyone! Applications. Jason Jacobs.  Jamie Hall, Justin Siegel. 

Putting Together Your Perfect Seed Round

Early Stage Adventures

The seed market for tech startups — particularly digital media, social, local, and mobile — is very active. Many companies are getting started and lots of investors are making seed investments. From angels only to micro VC with angels to multiple VCs and all the blends in between. Have a lead investor.  Multiple VCs. Boston NYC Startup

From Nashville to Boston: How A Startup Accelerator Changed Our Lives

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Nick Francis, CEO Help Scout, did a terrific write up on the team’s experience in the Boston Tech Star program.  If you are thinking about the Tech Stars program, its a must read. full post here ). Angel investing Boston Startups Tech Stars

From Nashville to Boston: How A Startup Accelerator Changed Our Lives

Early Stage Adventures

Nick Francis, CEO Help Scout, did a terrific write up on the team’s experience in the Boston Tech Star program.  If you are thinking about the Tech Stars program, its a must read. full post here ). Angel investing Boston Startups Tech Stars

Yieldbot = intent data for publishers

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Jonathan Mendez wrote a great post on Yieldbot’s product which is just about to come out of beta: click here.  I saw the demo last week and was impressed. Visitor intent is something Publishers have not understood or monetized for far too long. Digital media Investments NYC Portfolio

Practically Green on ABC News

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A very nice ABC tv segment on Practically Green: Boston Digital media Portfolio

Practically Green on ABC News

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A very nice ABC tv segment on Practically Green: Boston Digital media Portfolio

Great Opportunity at Carbonite

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Carbonite is looking for a social media specialist who will run the day to day social media operations. See: [link]. Great company and awesome job. Boston Investments Portfolio

Framework Benchmarks Round 13

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Round 13 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is here! Yes, that Qt. What a great time to be building web apps! Good fortunes.

#GivingThanks: David Cohen and the Techstars Foundation

Feld Thoughts

Today’s #GivingThanks is to David Cohen , one of the founders and co-CEO of Techstars. When I looked up, David gave me a little more background.

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

Steve Blank

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand.

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Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

Steve Blank

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand.

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Machine Learning Meets the Lean Startup

Steve Blank

Early entrants get sold to corporate acquirers at inflated prices for their teams, their technology, and their tools. SalesStash. Delphi. Homeslice.

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Framework Benchmarks

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About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact. You are viewing a single entry. Please also check out the most recent entries. March 28, 2013. Results.

Venture Deals – Third Edition

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The third edition of  Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist  is going to print and pre-orders are up on Amazon.

Why You Can’t Search for a Job From a Remote Location

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve had this conversation many times. The best jobs are of course found through personal connections and in-person, eyeball-to-eyeball contact.

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Understanding Privilege – My Experience in Prison

Feld Thoughts

It was a top 10 peak life experience for me – easily one of the most profound things I’ve experienced to date. We then got the rules.

We Were Right – Just a Decade Early

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This is a line my friend Jerry Colonna uses when something like the AT&T – Time Warner deal occurs. rose $7.31 1/4 to 45.06 1/4 on the NYSE.

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Your Truth vs. The Truth

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been thinking about what “truth” means lately. It started me down a path where I began separating types of truth.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It sure feels like the long awaited headwinds have arrived and the tailwinds are behind us for now. friend sent me this chart today.

The 11 Bad Habits Killing Innovation in Your Company

Steve Blank

Alexander and I often collaborate on new ideas for corporate innovation.  Here’s his guest post on what bad habits to avoid inside of a company.

Formlabs $35 Million Financing

Feld Thoughts

We just led a $35 million financing at Formlabs. In case you were wondering, lasers are super cool. In the fall of 2012, Formlabs did a $2.95

Understanding VCs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I saw Joe Fernandez ‘ tweet a few days ago and thought “he is making an important point.” ” too many young entrepreneurs talk about vc’s like they’re heroes and their blog posts are scripture. — Joe Fernandez (@JoeFernandez) August 19, 2016. VCs are not heroes. We are just one part of the startup ecosystem.

What Happened In 2015

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Last year in my What Just Happened post, I said: the social media phase of the Internet ended. But it is not yet clear what that thing is.

Selling

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I think selling is the hardest part of investing. Buying is, of course, critical to generating strong investment performance. Figuring out what to buy and when to buy it is what most people think of when they think of investing. But your returns will have as much to do with selling as buying. And buying is a fairly rational decision.

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Frameworks Round 1

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You are viewing the first round of web application framework benchmarks. We have left this first round intact as a historical record. Higher is better.

Global Venture Capital Distribution

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Richard Florida published some stats on the distribution of global venture capital investment last week. London and Beijing crack the top ten.