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Video of the Week: LeWeb 2008

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

So in the spirit of all that, here's a video of a panel I sat on at LeWeb 2008, moderated by AVC community member, Ouriel Ohayon.

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Lessons Learned: The three drivers of growth for your business.

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 22, 2008 The three drivers of growth for your business model. Master of 500 Hats: Startup Metrics for Pirates (SeedCamp 2008, London) This presentation should be required reading for anyone creating a startup with an online service component. Choose one. This has led to exponential growth.

Is Your Website “Soooooo 2008?”

Up and Running

2008 may not even seem that long ago to some of you. Do you have user-friendly navigation and quality content? What is my bounce rate? 

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Lessons Learned: What is customer development?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, November 8, 2008 What is customer development? November 9, 2008 5:40 PM Chris said. Best of luck!"

Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, September 30, 2008 What does a startup CTO actually do? October 1, 2008 2:13 AM archenland said.

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Lessons Learned: The engineering manager's lament

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, October 20, 2008 The engineering managers lament I was inspired to write The product managers lament while meeting with a startup struggling to figure out what had gone wrong with their product development process. October 20, 2008 9:34 PM Nivi said. October 20, 2008 10:36 PM Nathan said.

270+ Tools for Running a Business Online

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Social media Mobile 2.0 email share Last August we featured a post with more than 230 online apps for running your business. Since there are hundreds of new apps coming on the market every year, we figured it was time for an update. This year we came up with more than 270 additional apps.

Lessons Learned: Net Promoter Score: an operational tool to.

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, November 22, 2008 Net Promoter Score: an operational tool to measure customer satisfaction Ive mentioned Net Promoter Score (NPS) in a few previous posts, but havent had a chance to describe it in detail yet. November 26, 2008 9:23 AM Andrew Meyer said. December 17, 2008 7:45 PM spirink said.

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Lessons Learned: About the author

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, October 4, 2008 About the author ( Update January, 2010: This post originally dates from October, 2008 back when I first started writing this blog. October 13, 2008 6:47 PM Luke G said. December 4, 2008 4:43 PM Valto said. So much for timing. So thats me, your author. Thanks much.

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Lessons Learned: The product manager's lament

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, October 5, 2008 The product managers lament Life is not easy when youre working in an old-fashioned waterfall development process, no matter what role you play. October 6, 2008 12:16 AM Vincent van Wylick said. October 6, 2008 12:17 AM r& said. October 6, 2008 9:02 AM Eric said.

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Lessons Learned: The one line split-test, or how to A/B all the time

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 15, 2008 The one line split-test, or how to A/B all the time Split-testing is a core lean startup discipline, and its one of those rare topics that comes up just as often in a technical context as in a business-oriented one when Im talking to startups. September 15, 2008 9:12 PM Hitchens said.

Lessons Learned: A new version of the Joel Test (draft)

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, September 10, 2008 A new version of the Joel Test (draft) (This article is a draft - your comments are especially welcome as I think through these issues. He wrote it in 2000, and as far as I know has never updated it. Lets start with the original list: Do you use source control ? Youd better. for H.

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Startup Essential To Do List

Angel Blog

This post is dedicated to a team of promising young entrepreneurs who asked me recently if they could all just “put some money in a bank account” to launch their startup. wanted to say 'yes' because I know how much other work they have to do to build a successful company. Why it's not easy to structure a startup. But it still looks fine.

Burnham's Beat: 2008 Software M&A: Year in Review

Burnham's Beat

« 2008 Public Internet M&A: Year In Review | Main. 2008 Software Stocks: An Oveview Plus The 10 Best and 10 Worst » 01/02/2009. 2008 Software M&A: Year in Review. Unlike the Internet M&A space , the public software company M&A market was actually fairly robust in 2008 with 33 deals worth over $40BN closing. 

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What's the Difference between a CEO and COO? | Ask The VC

Ask The VC

Measuring sales and marketing effectiveness of SaaS companies

Cracking the Code

Monday, March 10, 2008. 1st 2008 with a base value of 100.00 pts. ▼ 2008. (11). Churchill Club 2008 Top 10 Tech Trends.

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Burnham's Beat: 2008 Internet Stocks: Year In Review Plus 10 Best.

Burnham's Beat

« 2008 Software Stocks: An Oveview Plus The 10 Best and 10 Worst | Main. | The Great Abdication: Consumer Internet, Venture Capital, and Angels » 01/02/2009. 2008 Internet Stocks: Year In Review Plus 10 Best and 10 Worst Stocks. Internet stocks outperformed the market in 2008, albeit in the wrong direction. 

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More Thoughts on Structuring an Angel Investment | Ask The VC

Ask The VC

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Web 2.0 Product Management: Optimizing Metrics & Viral Growth (Dan.

500 Hats

» Friday, May 02, 2008 Web 2.0 Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure.

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11 Habits of the Worst Boss I Ever Had

David Silverman

TV’s Ur-boss, Michael Scott of The Office , is a paradigm of what not to do as a leader–like imprisoning your staff in a conference room to prove that work is better than jail. But while there is the ring of truth in his incompetence, the actual truth is always more interesting than fiction. Change your mind. It keeps them alert. 2.

Burnham's Beat: Infospace and the Great Shareholder Robbery of.

Burnham's Beat

May 1, 2008 in Internet , Wall Street | Permalink. May 1, 2008 4:17:34 PM. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. Subscribe to This Blog. RSS/ATOM Feed.

Burnham's Beat: Wigix: An Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come

Burnham's Beat

April 29, 2008 in Internet | Permalink. Apr 29, 2008 8:43:42 AM. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. Subscribe to This Blog. RSS/ATOM Feed. Very cool.

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N.C. unemployment falls to lowest level since economic downturn began in December 2008

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

North Carolina’s economy, at least by one key indicator, appears to be gaining positive momentum at a level that hasn’t been seen since the national downturn began in 2008

Analytics Career Advice: Job Titles, Salaries, Technical & Business Roles

Occam's Razor

feel like am an Analytics God. What would be your advice for me in terms of next steps for my career? " Let me hasten to add two things. And more.

Secret for Networking at Events - Prenetworking

SoCal CTO

I've never been able to walk into a large group of people and feel like I can "work the room." Sure, I've read various articles on this stuff, but honestly, I still struggle with meeting interesting people. Luckily, I've found a GREAT way to make my time spent at events much better. What do I do? Then I couldn't back out. 3.

Lessons Learned: Continuous integration step-by-step

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, December 8, 2008 Continuous integration step-by-step Lets start with the basics: Martin Fowlers original article lays out the mechanics of how to set up a CI server and the essential rules to follow while doing it. December 10, 2008 6:37 AM Anonymoussaid. think they are the same thing. In short.

Six Web Metrics / Key Performance Indicators To Die For

Occam's Razor

The term KPI is one that I hear far more than any other in this nascent field we call Web Analytics. Key Performance Indicators! " and. Update].

Venture Capital Exit Times

Angel Blog

My two previous posts described how venture capital investors will want to invest too much and exit only for very high returns.

Lessons Learned: SEM on five dollars a day

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, September 13, 2008 SEM on five dollars a day How do you build a new product with constant customer feedback while simultaneously staying under the radar? Trying to answer that question at IMVU led me to discover Google AdWords and the world of search engine marketing. SEM is a simple idea. Still zero.

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Magic Number for SaaS Companies

Will Price

Guest post by Lars Leckie. Another great one and real food for thought. S&M Expense 800K 900K Then the magic number is 1.0 call me immediately.

Excellent Analytics Tip #13: Measure Macro AND Micro Conversions.

Occam's Razor

We love our conversion rates. :) Really really. Part of me is glad because my book and the Trinity strategy and the Web Analytics 2.0 " ).

The Future of Web Startups

www.paulgraham.com

October 2007 (This essay is derived from a keynote at FOWA in October 2007.) Theres something interesting happening right now. Startups are undergoing the same transformation that technology does when it becomes cheaper. Its a pattern we see over and over in technology. Initially theres some device thats very expensive and made in small quantities.

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Why I don't sign NDAs | Seth Levine

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

10 Insights From 11 Months Of Working At Google

Occam's Razor

It will soon be a year of working at Google and milestones are always a good time for introspection. This post shares that experience. In Mt. You can.

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Fear is the Mind Killer of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (we.

500 Hats

Best Strategy Is Speed (Startup2Startup May 2008) View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!

@altgate » Blog Archive » Market Timing Is A Skill Not Luck

Altgate

Gompers points out in the working paper that 1983 was the best year ever to start a computer company (52% of them eventually went public). 

[Web Analytics] My, How Things Have Changed | Watching Websites

Watching Websites

The book is days away from having a completed 1st draft.  I can’t wait to send the complete manuscript out to the reviewers!

How Can I Invest In A Venture Capital Firm? | Ask The VC

Ask The VC

Engagement loops: beyond viral

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Engagement loops: beyond viral Theres a great and growing corpus of writing about viral loops, the step-by-step optimizations you can use to encourage maximum growth of online products by having customers invite each other to join. December 17, 2008 2:04 PM Alex Horovitz said.

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Lessons Learned: The ABCDEF's of conducting a technical interview

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, November 29, 2008 The ABCDEFs of conducting a technical interview I am incredibly proud of the people I have hired over the course of my career. December 2, 2008 8:53 AM Lisa said. December 2, 2008 10:47 AM William Pietri said. December 2, 2008 10:56 AM Ryan said. Brains. Drive.