Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable
DECEMBER 18, 2012
Phishing came almost out of nowhere in 2004 to become a major security threat. This is all mostly true. ” InfiniTrust. January, 2005 .
Building the Global Startup
JUNE 17, 2011
Protect your IP . This is the first in a series on building a global company from the ground up. Photo: Paranoidnotandroid on Flickr.
The Future Is Here, The Qii Keyboard By Canatu
DECEMBER 17, 2012
The company was founded back in 2004 so it certainly looks like they know what they are doing.
Made in USA (Again): Why Manufacturing Is Coming Home
Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
MARCH 23, 2012
Mismanaged supply chain decisions sent manufacturing overseas. But the industry has changed direction. That's when he went to China. The list goes on.
5/25-NYC – Investing in Intellectual Capital: Patents, Trademarks, Domain Names, Litigation, Government Rights, and other Intangible Assets
MAY 16, 2011
Traditionally investors have focused on investing in companies and tangibles (real estate, commodities, etc.) Kevin Barhydt, Head of Acquisitions, RPX.
How Do You Set Up Operations In The US And Why? Interview With Microtask CEO
DECEMBER 1, 2011
Microtask has been putting in a lot of effort in the recent year or so to expand their operations beyond the Finnish borders. Here's the interview.
The Long-Term Value of Loyalty
Both Sides of the Table
APRIL 27, 2010
They seed funded my second company and even let me buy some IP in exchange for debt to get started. Oh, boy. Here we go again.
Yahoo! vs Facebook: Lame Lawsuit, Good Timing ? AGILEVC
MARCH 13, 2012
CEO Scott Thompson alluded to their plan a couple weeks ago but the IP lawsuit itself was only official late afternoon yesterday (and now public). ’s claims of IP infringement or offer a litigator’s perspective of Yahoo!’s Thompson reportedly dealt with this IP lawsuit personally along with Yahoo!’s
AXCO-Motors Powers The Wind And Energy Industries With Their Custom Solutions
OCTOBER 22, 2012
The company was setup in 2004 and operations began in 2005. Back then the patents were of low commercial quality and AXCO-Motors went on to apply for more patents and IP protection as they developed their solutions further. Asko Parviainen co-founded the company together with Ari Piispanen.
CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers
APRIL 24, 2012
Expensify Blog. Expense Reports That Don't Suck. CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers. Some additional comments at the end. Brian.
AUGUST 2, 2010
This IP based, better, faster, cheaper value proposition was one we could wrap our arms around and, in conjunction with the management team, we were able to build a market segmentation map that outlined the size and scope of the opportunity which led to the conclusion that there was the opportunity to build a company of significant size.
Aspen Aerogels S-1 Analysis
JULY 1, 2011
tl;dr: Good company; tough road in the rear-view mirror. Aspen Aerogels filed for an IPO last week, pitching itself as an energy efficiency company.
Investor Pitch: Flaws with Top Down Market Sizing
MAY 4, 2006
billion in 2004. Yet, at Cryptine we are not creating VPN, encryption, firewall, IPS or many other sub-categories included in Gartner's $5.3 Top down is the most common and least convincing way to size a market. Most investors will not consider a top down sizing of the market to be a sufficient if they are calling it into question.
Christine: Nonprofits Using VoIP for Advocacy, Outreach, and Service Delivery
MARCH 24, 2006
Theresmore information on this project, as well as the 2004 election callblaster, in my previous advocacy post written from OReilly Etel.
This Week in VC: Michael Montgomery (President, Montgomery & Co.)
Both Sides of the Table
JULY 10, 2010
Founded by Matt Rutledge in 2004 and based in Dallas. Shame they didn’t like his suggested name for the company: DreamWorks SKG-MM.