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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

SoCal CTO

Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. Vivek Wadwha - Campus Entrepreneurship , November 19, 2010 Best Practices for Introduction Emails - Israel Venture Capital 2.0 , March 25, 2010 Weekend Reading - The Mogul Mom , October 1, 2010 Make informal advisors part of the team.

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Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 19 January 2010 Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth? July 31, 2010 6:21 PM Jennifer said.

The Four Main Things that Investors Look for in a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

What about Product / IP? I obviously don’t speak for all investors. So I wrote to the entrepreneur and said, “Congrats. understand.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

Shame about not getting it in legal writing that you owned the original IP.  the link is here. Many people start companies arse backwards. 

If I Launched a Startup

The Startup Lawyer

Hell Yes. (9) Vesting Schedule for Founders Shares: 4 years with a One Year Cliff. (10) Consideration for Founders Shares: Cash & IP. (11) Handling of “Lost Founders&# : Lock Down the IP (then Wish Them Well).

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Negotiation Tips For Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers

crowdSPRING Blog

Not every entrepreneur, small business owner or freelancer is comfortable negotiating. Many dread the adversarial nature of negotiation. Prepare.

11 Trends in Web Logo Design

mashable.com

Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Web Design Web Development Now Trending : Sony Retires the Cassette Walkman After 30 Years September 28, 2010 Jolie ODell View Comments 11 Trends in Web Logo Design: The Good, the Bad and the Overused email share email share Do you like this story?

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11 Trends in Web Logo Design

mashable.com

Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Web Design Web Development Now Trending : Sony Retires the Cassette Walkman After 30 Years September 28, 2010 Jolie ODell View Comments 11 Trends in Web Logo Design: The Good, the Bad and the Overused email share email share Do you like this story?

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Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

mashable.com

Submissions once a day till Nov 26, 2010 per category Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round Good luck to everyone! Kyle G.

Lockdown Lost-Founder IP

The Startup Lawyer

Thus, it’s wise to lock down your startup’s IP early to prevent the lost founder problem. How to Lock Down the IP. Consideration for services rendered should be given to all developers and consultants that work on anything IP-related at your startup. Lost Founders. Consideration can also be cash. Conclusion.

When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?"

Seed Stage Capital

July 14, 2010 4:39 AM David Weaver said. July 18, 2010 7:54 AM Nathan Beckord, CFA said. July 18, 2010 10:48 AM Bryan said.

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Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

mashable.com

Submissions once a day till Nov 26, 2010 per category Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round Good luck to everyone! SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. More About Mashable » Mobile Version News Submit News About Us Advertise Contact Us Privacy Policy © 2010 Mashable. Companies like GrowPublic, Inc.

The Lean LaunchPad – Teaching Entrepreneurship as a Management Science

Steve Blank

Any IP you need to license?  ——————– Mentor List (as of Dec 3 rd 2010). Why Teach This Class?

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Worry About People Listening To You, Not About Them Stealing Your Ideas

crowdSPRING Blog

Strategy business start-up tips entrepreneur entrepreneurship intellectual property ip protecting ideas small business smallbiz startup

Should a Founder License IP to a Startup?

The Startup Lawyer

Founder IP License Problem. Even if the founder offers the startup a completely startup-favorable license, the founder IP license scenario should be a non-starter for most startups. The problem is that even a free and exclusive license to the startup falls short of vesting IP ownership with the startup. This is a bad idea.

Flash, HTML5, and Mobile Apps

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It is a standard provided by the MPEG-LA consortsia, and is governed by commercial and IP restrictions, which will in 2014 impose a royalty and license requirement on all users of the technology. About a year ago, I wrote a post about Apple's "blind spot" for Flash. The third rail, as it were. It can’t. It's very good.

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Pick the Perfect Name for Your Startup

mashable.com

Submissions once a day till Nov 26, 2010 per category Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round Good luck to everyone! SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. More About Mashable » Mobile Version News Submit News About Us Advertise Contact Us Privacy Policy © 2010 Mashable. How Do I Start? Ask yourself: 2.

In a Strong Wind Even Turkeys Can Fly

Both Sides of the Table

And coming to the end of 2010 I feel a sense of reminiscence of some of the trends from a decade ago. Everybody was raising a shit-ton of money.

Startup Founder Agreements

High Contrast

It outlines key points of agreement between founders around IP ownership, equity ownership, vesting, etc. For example, without a clear vehicle (a company) to contribute intellectual property into, a founder who walks away may mean that the future company won’t own its own IP. The first post is about agile startup fundraising. Employee.

Areas I’m most likely to invest in during 2010

Non-Linear Growth

In 2010, there are a several big themes that I’m tracking which are likely to influence my investment selection during the year. For me, 2010 will be the year of the platform. The So I don’t rule out making investments in other areas in 2010. I have always been fairly thematic in my investment approach. Platforms.

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GREAT New Blog – IP Law for Startups

Ask The VC

Jill promises to dish on IP “train wrecks” (her words) that she’s seen over the past decade and hopefully her wisdom can save some folks future headaches. She also promises to talk about costs savings in IP controversies and expose how some big firms are ripping off their clients. Jill, welcome to the blogosphere.

Excellent Analytics Tip #18: Make Love To Your Direct Traffic

Occam's Razor

You can easily use your tools admin settings to filter out all your internal IP's which would solve this issue. ~ [ Update, via Deric Loh : ] #1.

SIP Phones and Voice In The Cloud

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The phone gave me its IP address on my home network. realize that voice over IP (VOIP) has been around for over a decade.

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6 Ways to Recruit Talent for Startups

mashable.com

Submissions once a day till Nov 26, 2010 per category Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round Good luck to everyone! SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. More About Mashable » Mobile Version News Submit News About Us Advertise Contact Us Privacy Policy © 2010 Mashable. Searching for team members is easy.

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Time is the Enemy of All Deals

Both Sides of the Table

So, where does this all come from and how can you apply it in practice? Let me start with a story. We ended up agreeing a term sheet for $16.5

The When to Incorporate Decision-Matrix

The Startup Lawyer

Maybe –> 3 points. (8) Is your startup signing contracts with third-party companies for business services (not for IP creation or development)? In a recent post, I detailed some incorporation-related points of interest if I launched my own startup. But how do you know when the time is right to incorporate your startup? Advice Varies.

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Incorporate Your Startup at the Right Time

mashable.com

Now that we’re nearing the home stretch of 2010, it’s a good time to take stock of various odds and ends for your business. Submissions once a day till Nov 26, 2010 per category Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round Good luck to everyone! SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. this.hearts.on.fire.

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Incorporate Your Startup at the Right Time

mashable.com

Now that we’re nearing the home stretch of 2010, it’s a good time to take stock of various odds and ends for your business. Submissions once a day till Nov 26, 2010 per category Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round Good luck to everyone! SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. this.hearts.on.fire.

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If I Launched a Startup

The Startup Lawyer

Hell Yes. (9) Vesting Schedule for Founders Shares: 4 years with a One Year Cliff. (10) Consideration for Founders Shares: Cash & IP. (11) Handling of “Lost Founders&# : Lock Down the IP.

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How To Launch a Startup and Avoid Ending-up in Jail

Scott Edward Walker

For example, in January 2010, the U.S. Introduction I love working with startups – and trying to protect founders and watch their backs. 

10 Characteristics of Successful Distribution Networks - NextWala

NextWala

November 2010. October 2010. September 2010. May 2010. Cloud Computing meets the Car at Maker Faire » April 25, 2010.

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.

White-Label Mobile App Users: Who Owns Them?

The Startup Lawyer

If a startup gets paid via a revenue share arrangement, the potential exists for the large company to exercise their early-termination rights and get their white-label app’s users free-of-charge (or worse, the IP). Tags: Startup Issues IP mobile applications white label Nothing New. But Gowalla isn’t a white-label app.

Special: 72 Israeli Companies Exhibit at the 2010 Mobile World Congress

VC Cafe

VC Cafe's own little 'cloud' for MWC 2010, taken from the Israeli IMA brochure. service. private networks, in nearly 100 countries.

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Filing a Charter Is Not a Startup Incorporation

The Startup Lawyer

And you can definitely forget about a technology transfer agreement or anything else IP-related. I’ve noticed a lot of recent articles promoting that a startup can “ skip the lawyer &# and incorporate via an online service. The 19 other “tasks&# they list? Little or no value. Want to vest your founders’ shares ?

Character and Personality #3: Orientation and Energy

Active Garage

If the person whom they approach is IP (Introverted-Perceiver) then sparks can fly. When shopping on line when do you decide to purchase?

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5 thoughts for startups and small business: numbers count

crowdSPRING Blog

Photo: tifotter. Two worried frogs! The trick is in how you leverage that information, and how you design access to it. Debate and strategize.

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If you’ve run out of ideas, buy gold

Venture Hacks

IP traffic is growing so fast that it has stunned the pioneering people who helped create it. Angel investor Thomas McInerney : “Take a look at all the innovation happening today — Tesla has produced a beautiful 100% electric car. The cost of mapping the human genome has gone from $3 billion ten years ago to thousands today.

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The Definitive Guide To (8) Competitive Intelligence Data Sources!

Occam's Razor

In May 2010 (!). Competitive intelligence, the "what else", is one of the core tenets of Web Analytics 2.0. 39%, good god! Web 2.0

The Best Entrepreneurs Are Hyper Competitive & Hate Losing

Both Sides of the Table

Company A never raised their round.  6 months afterwards they laid off 75% of their staff and are existing on fumes to protect their IP to this day.