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Learning from Slideshares Founders. Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011. Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011.

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Five Recruiting Metrics Every Founder Should Track

View from Seed

Founders furiously work their networks, post open positions on every reasonable-looking job board, and hope to quickly start hiring.

Leadership Mistakes Plague Every Startup Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

These questions should all be contemplated and understood by every entrepreneur and startup founder, starting on day one of their quest. Levin.

Founders – Use Your Down Round To Clean Up Your Cap Table

Feld Thoughts

learned this lesson 127 times between 2000 and 2005. started investing in 1994 and while there was some bumpiness in 1997 and again in 1999, the real pain happened between 2000 and 2005. have two simple rules for founders in my head from this experience. Go read it now – I’ll wait. It’s simply not true.

How should a startup founder value her time?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Almost no startup founder values her time properly. Consultants know exactly what their time is worth: their hourly rate. So it’s worse. So

Founder Institute Coming to Denver

Feld Thoughts

A handful of folks that I know and respect have gotten involved in the Founder Institute’ Denver program. Andy Vuong of the Denver Post wrote a nice article on it titled Founder Institute is training minds for a great idea. Tags: Entrepreneurship conference founder institute

Dilution concerns by founders and investors

Taffy Williams

The phenomenon became a real issue as the year 2000 bubble burst for technology. What is the dollar value of your ownership in the company?

From Founder to Employee: The Surprisingly Smooth Post-Acquisition Transition

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Two successful founders discuss the transition from entrepreneur to employee --and how the transition is a lot smoother than you might think. Some (even after a successful IPO ) are acquired by other companies and their founders stay on to help continue what they started. Marcel: I had done an IPO in 2000. It was a wild ride.

Useful Books for Founders - NextWala

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Learning from Slideshares Founders. Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011. Useful Books for Founders. NextWala. About Me.

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First-Time Founder? 9 Things to Know

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Two serial entrepreneurs set out to succeed where Pets.com failed. It's worked -- so far -- because they've followed these key principles. million.

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Startup Founders Should Flip Burgers

Both Sides of the Table

million which closed the first week of March 2000 – a week before the market crashed.  2 weeks later and we may never have raised any more VC.

More Advice from Class of 1999 MBA Entrepreneurs

Launching Tech Ventures

In 2000, Rod Harl co-founded GiftwareExchange, an online B2B marketplace that connected gift stores with product suppliers. The first is sales.

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Life Is Good Founder: 'Most Powerful Tool for Social Change? Capitalism'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Bert Jacobs, the founder of Life Is Good, explains how he stumbled on a winning business strategy. (No, he wasn't playing Ultimate Frisbee.)

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

Both Sides of the Table

If a company has reached a level of success, has been around for a few years and you believe the company has potential to break out into a much bigger company then you should let the founders take money off of the table.  It’s that simple. Founders need to have been in the company for a few years. Only then are you truly aligned.

My Biggest Mistake: Launching a Tech Company Without a Technical Co-Founder

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In other words, for the first time since the 2000 tech bubble, it felt like open season for startups. It took them three years to recover.

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The Trouble with Paul Graham and Female Founders

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As a result of those comments, Graham, the co-founder of the incubator Y Combinator , was accused of sexism. That''s not good for anyone.

Big Data On Demand

Peter Levine

While big data is one of the newer parts of the infrastructure stack — and should have been architected and delivered as a service from the start — an estimated 90+% of Fortune 2000 companies carry out their big data analytics on-premise. Andreessen Horowitz Portfolio Companies big data Cazena cloud data center founders SaaS

Your Wall Is Dingy

Feld Thoughts

We had just acquired a company (I don’t remember which one or in which city) sometime in 2000. I was visiting the company post acquisition and wandering down the main hallway with the founder of the company we had just acquired. Founder: “You told me the wall needed to be painted.” ” Brad: “I did?”

The Lindy Effect on startup potential

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Will you ever get 2000? hope so, but most companies that do get 100 never get 2000. It’s funny because it’s true. Yikes!

Marketing is Design: Three Words that Increased My E-commerce.

Software By Rob

Im a serial web entrepreneur here to share what Ive learned in my 11 years as a self-funded startup founder. Correction…it was 0%. Rinse.

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Should this startup exist? Converting 5W’s into existential justification

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

When investors interrogate founders, these interrogatives arise, but with a twist: Adding the word “why” in front of each. And How.

eHarmony's Founder Explains the Joys of Breaking Up

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Neil Clark Warren, theologian and founder of the online dating site eHarmony, knows a few things about bringing people together. ”

Do More Faster ? 10 Lessons that Many Founders Don't Follow.

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Not Everyone Is “Killing” It: How & When to Admit It

Agile VC

And when and how should founders communicate challenges with their employees, investors, or other stakeholders? billion. Do No Harm. Be Direct.

LiveOak Venture Partners Sees Lots of Quality Startup Deals in Austin and Texas

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Right now is the best time to be in the venture capital business in Austin. Austin Ben Scott Krishna Srinivasan LiveOak Venture Partners venture capital Venu Shamapant

Burt's Bees Founder's Famous Story Center of New Film

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It''s one of the most dramatic founder break-up stories out there: that of Burt''s Bees co-founders Burt Shavitz and now ex-wife Roxanne Quimby.

Not Every Startup Is “Killing It” (How to Speak Up During Tough Times)

View from Seed

And when and how should founders communicate challenges with their employees, investors, or other stakeholders? billion. Do No Harm. Be Direct.

My Management Lessons from Three Failed Startups, Google, Apple, Dropbox, Twitter and Square

Redeye VC

It was the year 2000, she was the founder and CEO of Juice Software, and she had blocked off her whole morning to make this decision. Kim Scott had one thing to do that day. She was going to price her product. She comforted, celebrated with, and listened to each one in turn. She didn’t, however, price the product.

Rover Cuddles Up to $12 Million

Feld Thoughts

We learned this dynamic in the early 2000’s with our investment in ServiceMagic. We loved the two founders, Michael Beaudoin and Rodney Rice, but knew very little about marketplace businesses or the home improvement category. Today, Rover announced that Menlo Ventures has led a new $12m round of financing. Some get it; many don’t.

The public invisibility of running mid-stage successful companies

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Some come from lessons you can only learn in the field with 2000+ servers and 100,000+ installations of an application. And agreeing. But why?

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Playing Startup

Agile VC

My first startup job was as an early employee at PayPal, where I took a job at the end of ‘1999 and started a few months later in 2000.

The Story And Plans Of Vkontakte Told By Founder And CEO

ArcticStartup

Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of Vkontakte (Russia's biggest social network) prefers to keep a low profile in the media. Last November Mail.ru

Playing Startup

View from Seed

My first startup job was as an early employee at PayPal, where I took a job at the end of ‘1999 and started a few months later in 2000.

Blue Collar VC

Mucker Lab

In reality, we are scrappy founders, just like the entrepreneurs we serve. To And we aren’t afraid to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty alongside the founders in our portfolio. How can we tell founders to stay lean, keep focused on their customers, and keep burn rates low if we cannot walk the talk and eat our own dog food?

BigDoor Acquires OneTrueFan

Feld Thoughts

In this case, BigDoor gains access to a team of incredibly talented entrepreneurs (led OneTrueFan co-founders Eric Marcoullier and Todd Samson ), thousands of publishers, and tech that fits perfectly into BigDoor’s gamified loyalty platform. When there is a great fit, I love seeing our portfolio companies make acquisitions.

Bringing Depression Out of The Shadows In Startups

Feld Thoughts

The last three months of 2001 were awful for me after an 18-month stretch from the peak of the Internet bubble — spring 2000 through Sept. It was part of a more extensive series on  Depression, entrepreneurs and startups. And how hard was it to explain it to your partners and your peers? A: Initially it was extremely hard. 11, 2001. program].

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The Golden Age of the Boston Internet Entrepreneur

Genuine VC

This latter persona is still hungry, but is able to really leverage that experience-set. Today the landscape is very different from 2004.

In Silicon Valley, Founders Fight for Control

online.wsj.com

One of its champions includes Jason Goldberg, the co-founder and CEO of online design retailer Fab.com Inc., Tech Founders Push for Control.

Why Build, Measure, Learn – isn’t just throwing things against the wall to see if they work

Steve Blank

Best practices in software development started to move to agile development in the early 2000’s. Here’s how. Waterfall Development.

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1985: Oil Prices Will Go Up Forever

Feld Thoughts

We had grown from three people (the two founder + me) when I started to over 20 people. The company shrunk back down to the two founders who then started the first CD music store in Dallas, repurposing their software for the CD business, just like David P. This is not a post about a bubble, real or imagined. via chartsbin.com.