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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.

IP 101 for Startups

StartupCFO

On a related note, Miltons has just released a free book on IP for Canadian companies here. IP 101 for Startups – Tags: Management law Last week I spoke with Sunny Handa from law firm Blakes and some accounting and valuation experts from accounting firm BDO on intellectual property for startups.

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. 

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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

GREAT New Blog – IP Law for Startups | Ask The VC

Ask The VC

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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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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

If Google can't get local merchants to self serve, you probably.

Lightspeed

Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation If Google can’t get local merchants to self serve, you probably can’t either December 24, 2010 Posted by jeremyliew in advertising , local. Reply victorcab - December 25, 2010 Agree. Mike Hogan - December 28, 2010 No question, local businesses need hand holding. Reply 2.

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Selling a Line of Business

OnlyOnce

The first is to clarify for yourself up front:  are you selling a true line of business, or are you selling assets?  If you are selling assets, you need to clearly define what they are, and what they aren’t, and you need to make sure all legal details (contracts, IP, etc.) Selling a Line of Business. one is B2B, the other is B2C).

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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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Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

VC Cafe

Previous Israeli exhibitors lists are available MWC 2009 and MWC 2010. Interested to meet any of these companies face to face at the WMC 2011?

Blog Updates: February 2010

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

However, he reminded me that I could use.htaccess to simply deny its IP from visiting my blog. WinningTheWeb.com: 5,502. Special Modifications.

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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.

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.

Why founders should assign IP to their company

VC Ready Blog

This may not seem like a big deal when the value of unassigned IP is hard to determine, but it can become one if the IP turns out to be critical to the company’s business. Worse yet, if a founder leaves a company his IP goes with him, which may make it impossible for the company to continue to do business.

Why founders should assign IP to their company

VC Ready Blog

This may not seem like a big deal when the value of unassigned IP is hard to determine, but it can become one if the IP turns out to be critical to the company’s business. Worse yet, if a founder leaves a company his IP goes with him, which may make it impossible for the company to continue to do business.

Why founders should assign IP to their company

VC Ready Blog

This may not seem like a big deal when the value of unassigned IP is hard to determine, but it can become one if the IP turns out to be critical to the company’s business. Worse yet, if a founder leaves a company his IP goes with him, which may make it impossible for the company to continue to do business.

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.

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.

Flings Pop-Up Recycling and Trash Bins

Feld Thoughts

A few years ago, several friends started a company called Evergreen IP to help inventors commercialize their consumer innovations. Tags: Great Stuff evergreen ip flings trashco First off, how could you NOT love a company named TrashCo? Seriously, what a great name. In this case, Flings’ Pop-Up Recycling and Trash Bins are sweet.

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.