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Building the Global Startup

John O'Farrell

Protect your IP  . This is the first in a series on building a global company from the ground up. Photo: Paranoidnotandroid on Flickr.

Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable

Chris Dixon

Phishing came almost out of nowhere in 2004 to become a major security threat.  This is all mostly true. ” InfiniTrust. January, 2005 .

Made in USA (Again): Why Manufacturing Is Coming Home

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Mismanaged supply chain decisions sent manufacturing overseas. But the industry has changed direction. That's when he went to China. The list goes on.

The Future Is Here, The Qii Keyboard By Canatu

ArcticStartup

The company was founded back in 2004 so it certainly looks like they know what they are doing.

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The Forgotten Founder: YouSendIt’s Khalid Shaikh

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

By the time YouSendIt debuted at the TiEcon tech conference in May 2004, the company had 300,000 users and was growing fast. He was wrong.

The Long-Term Value of Loyalty

Both Sides of the Table

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

Agile VC

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

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Microsoft Owes Denmark $1 Billion While Google, Facebook And Others Do Everything They Can To Avoid Taxes

ArcticStartup

In addition many assets of tech companies such as IP are intangible, so they can shift that around in clever licensing and royalty schemes.

AXCO-Motors Powers The Wind And Energy Industries With Their Custom Solutions

ArcticStartup

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.

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CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

blog.expensify.com

Expensify Blog. Expense Reports That Don't Suck. CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers. Some additional comments at the end. Brian.

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Investor Pitch: Flaws with Top Down Market Sizing

Entrepreneurship Blog

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.

This Week in VC: Michael Montgomery (President, Montgomery & Co.)

Both Sides of the Table

Founded by Matt Rutledge in 2004 and based in Dallas. Shame they didn’t like his suggested name for the company: DreamWorks SKG-MM.

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Christine: Nonprofits Using VoIP for Advocacy, Outreach, and Service Delivery

Christine.net

Theresmore information on this project, as well as the 2004 election callblaster, in my previous advocacy post written from OReilly Etel.

Aspen Aerogels S-1 Analysis

Secret Formula

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.

Revealing Insights

Hazard Lights

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.

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