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Current Startup Market Emotional Biases

Feld Thoughts

“Many Unicorn founders and CEOs have never experienced a difficult fundraising environment — they have only known success. The  “Many Unicorn founders …”  quote is the first of four emotional biases that Bill calls out. Entrepreneurship founder gurley unicorn VC wilsonBut why? Period.

Evolution of a Founder: Lessons I have learned

Om Malik is the founder of GigaOM. He is the founder of Evolution of a Founder: Lessons I have learned. About.

Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

Both Sides of the Table

Investors own 25%, the founders own 75%. Those were the dog days of entrepreneurship. Back then VentureHacks didn’t exist. Normal.

The Other Amazon Deal this week. Drupal founder attracts over $100 Million in 3 months.

Scalable Startup

Drupal was launched in 2001, and Acquia started in 2007. When Angel Investor Drupal founder PHP Revenue Growth SaaS Scalability startup startup CEO venture Cash Flow CEOing leadership scalability tom nora venture capital link]. There’s a lot of buzz about the Amazon acquisition of TWITCH this week. Acquia, Inc. tomnora.

My story and support for the Founders Visa

K9 Ventures

In the past few days there has been a lot of discussion on the topic of a Founders Visa. The credit for starting this fire goes to Paul Graham from Y Combinator , who wrote a great essay titled The Founders Visa in April 2009. As an immigrant founder, this is a topic that I can relate to and care about. formed SneakerLabs, Inc.

Interviewing Lucy Sanders at Entrepreneurs Unplugged on 1/28/15

Feld Thoughts

Lucy Sanders, the founder/CEO of the National Center for Women & Information Technology  is a remarkable person. I’ve worked with Lucy since 2005 and she’s done more advancing the cause of engaging women in IT, computer science, and entrepreneurship than anyone I know. promise you that it will be a special one.

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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.

The Rise of DevOps

Scott Weiss

In 2001, a group of developers met to debate and discuss a new set of “lightweight” methods for software development, and the Agile Manifesto  was born. Rahul is the epitome of one of our most important criteria — founder/market fit. Andreessen Horowitz Entrepreneurship SaaS cloud Distelli founders Onward!

a16z Podcast: Scaling Companies… and Culture

Ben's Blog

In this episode of the a16z Podcast sharing more founder stories, Ben Horowitz interviews a16z partner Lars Dalgaard about SuccessFactors, one of the earlier software-as-a-service companies. (It was founded on 2001, IPO’d in 2008, and was acquired by SAP in … talent management

Jens Nylander, Swedish Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Automile, has Succeeded Through Failure


Some businesses fail, others flourish, but mostly they fail. But you can’t win unless you try. It’s for free after all

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

Steve Blank

Between 2001 to 2008, Jobs reinvented the company three times. What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Here’s why. The result? 

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

Steve Blank

Between 2001 to 2008, Jobs reinvented the company three times. What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Here’s why. The result? 

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Hot Seat by Dan Shapiro: A Book Every Startup CEO Should Read

Feld Thoughts

On Saturday, I polished off Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook. It was excellent and is now on my “all startup CEOs must read” list.

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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

Try On The Decision For 30 Days

Feld Thoughts

My whole world blew up in 2001. felt a deep obligation to all the various people involved – the founders we had invested in, our LPs, and all the people who were still working for Mobius. I’ve made a lot of major decisions in my life – both personal and professional. Here’s an example. There was no joy anywhere.

We Will Never Need Another Financing

Feld Thoughts

But even if you, as the founder, believe it, you are still probably deluding yourself. Ask one of your friends who was a CEO of an Internet company in 2001.). I hear some version of this one all the time. “We will never need another financing.” ” “This financing will get us to cash flow breakeven.”

7 Attributes of An Entrepreneur's Startup Dream Team

Startup Professionals Musings

There is a common belief in the angel and venture capital community that you put your money on the best team, rather than the best idea.

Peter Bauer, CEO & Founder of Mimecast, Founding principles vs Scaling principles

Business of Software Blog

This is a talk about some of the big challenges founders face when their ideas take off. Peter Bauer is the founder and CEO of Mimecast, a cloud-based enterprise email management system. This year will be the 7th Business of Software, a three day conference for founders who want to build sustainable, profitable software businesses.

Top 25 SEO bloggers you should follow in 2016

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

He has been avidly involved in Internet marketing and SEO since 2001. As a bonus we've included one of the best posts of each expert for you!

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Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million

Feld Thoughts

Tim Miller (CEO) and Ryan Martens (CTO, founder) have been working together from the start of the journey. Ryan continues to head up EFCO and is co-founder of Pledge 1%, which is the effort to take EFCO international. For example, from a post in 2008 about Rally’s $16.85m financing , I riffed on the origins of the company.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 35: Jessica Mah and Peggy Burke

Steve Blank

How founders cope with startup challenges was the focus of today’s Entrepreneurs are Everywhere  radio show. What happened? Jessica Mah.

Pre-Order Startup CEO, The Newest Startup Revolution Book

Feld Thoughts

The founders knew each other well and were in a brutal competition in a market that didn’t yet exist. George Bilbrey, one of the Veripost founders, is the President. Pre-orders for the new book Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business   by Matt Blumberg, CEO of Return Path, are available now on Amazon.


A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But the most interesting part of the discussion on wednesday night for me was when Giff asked me about a comment I had made that "you need more than a lean methodology, you need a lean culture." To me, lean is a state of mind that a founder and his/her team needs to have across all aspects of the business. Dorsey runs the office.

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Mattermark – An Example of How We Decide to Invest

Feld Thoughts

” With Mattermark , I remember the moment clearly – I was at The Kitchen in Boulder with the founders (Danielle Morrill, Kevin Morrill, and Andy Sparks) and my partner Seth. I had just put a garlic french fry in my mouth (if you’ve never had them at The Kitchen, they are epic) and looked over at Seth. And that was it.

Episode 47: Growing A Colossal Business with Donna Leyens

Mike Michalowicz

Also Available On. Show Summary. Donna Leyens joins us for Episode 47 of the Profit First Podcast! Our Guest. About Donna Leyens. Show Quotes .

Top 25 White Hat SEO Bloggers Worth Reading

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

She is the founder of where she shares her tips on WordPress, SEO and blogging. He also runs a web consulting media company.

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The Trap of Relative Value

Feld Thoughts

He had just read my post on being uncomfortable with the phase of the current cycle  and told me an anecdote from the great Internet bubble of 2001 that I hadn’t heard. A guy came up to me and said “I just sold my dog for $12 million.” ” I responded, “WTF – who would ever buy a dog for $12 million?

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Who's the Top Entrepreneur? Your Call.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Meet the Entrepreneurs Jeff Bezos Founder, Richard Branson Founder, Virgin Group. Steve Case Co-Founder, America Online.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

Both Sides of the Table

That is why I invited the Founder & CEO, Jonah Peretti , to come talk at the 2017 Upfront Summit and make the case himself. BuzzFeed.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere – Show No. 16: Wayne Sutton and Dave Kashen

Steve Blank

Joining me this week at the Stanford University studio were: Wayne Sutton , co-founder of BUILDUP VC. ” This was around 2001.

Scaling is Hard, Case Study: Akamai

Seeing Both Sides

Despite the Internet bubble bursting, the company was able to generate over $160 million in revenue in 2001. After all, scaling is hard.  163.2.

Tonight We're Going To Party Like It's 1999

Launching Tech Ventures

The firms had an aggregate market value of $99 billion at the end of 2001, and they had raised $85 billion of capital. and WebMD. Valuations.

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10 Self-Made Billionaires Who Remain Grounded and Humble

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Amancio Ortega ––The founder of Zara is doing quite well with a net worth of $57.5 Tony Hsieh ––CEO of Zappos. billion. ”  . billion.

4 Top Myths About Start-up Pay

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I've been collecting data about startups and compensation since 2001. The big difference is in equity: Startup CEOs who are not founders get 6.2

In Silicon Valley, Founders Fight for Control

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

Why Everyone Wants To Be Agile


by Rob Bellenfant, founder and CEO of  TechnologyAdvice. He is the founder and CEO of TechnologyAdvice , a Nashville, Tenn.-based

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What Should All Entrepreneurs Know Before Starting Their Very First Business?

Up and Running

Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics. He’s also the founder and former CEO of iSuppli Corporation. Do it.

Melanie Brandman, founder of The Brandman Agency: Things I Can't Live Without

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Melanie Brandman started her New York City PR firm, the Brandman Agency, in 2001. Today, the $4.2 Next up? Cost: $99.99

Bet On People Prematurely

Hunter Walker

First, how excited we are about the founders we’ve backed and how easy that makes working hard on their behalf. For example,  David Hornik who I *think* was the first VC I encountered post-graduate school in 2001 when he was poking around my employer Second Life. We back plenty of first time founders.

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Customers Not Buying? 4 Smart Business Moves

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Gorelov is co-founder and CEO of SpeechCycle , a company that makes software for automated call centers. Go where the money is. ” 4.