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Mary Meeker's 2012 Internet Trends

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2012 KPCB Internet Trends Year-End Update from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Mary published this presentation this past week.

New Twitter tools for Startups in 2012

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Here’s 5 new Twitter tools I’d recommend, and why. Buffer. What: Repeat your tweets so more people see them. In a word, Awesome. PeerIndex.

2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups


The results of the 2012 survey are shown in the table below, with groups listed by median overall pre-revenue, pre-money valuation from the lowest to the highest.  2012 Valuation Survey. million).  Of the 22 groups included in both the 2012 and 2011 survey, 18 reported higher valuations while only 4 reported lower valuations.

Putting 2012 To Bed

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But it comes across as a whiny complaint about the shitty year that 2012 was. But the reason I couldn't publish that post is it didn't capture the greater picture that 2012 represents for me. And I feel that 2012 is the next demarcation year for me but this time I have to do it in an existing firm with an existing portfolio.

World's Coolest Offices | 2012

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These brilliantly inspiring workplaces have sprawling rooftop gardens, bright atriums, and lots and lots of exposed brick. Lavish libraries? Check.

Kickstarter in 2012

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Kickstarter published a retrospective on 2012. It's worth browsing. Here's the lead in. Venture Capital and Technology

5 Biggest Leadership Lessons From 2012

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Here are my personal top five leadership lessons from 2012: 1. The #1 leadership lesson of 2012? What a year, right? But planning?

The State Of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012

UX Study The State Of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012. September 4th, 2012. September 4th, 2012 7:05 am. - select -. Books. Books.

5 Most Inspirational Videos of 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These five short videos will remind you what's important in life and work. Malaki Paul Sings "Listen" What can I say?

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Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 1 of 2

Steve Blank

We’ll teach over 175 NSF Innovation Corps teams in the Lean LaunchPad course in 2012. The 2012 Stanford Lean LaunchPad Presentations.

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7 Worst Tweets of 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 2012, businesses still learning how to use Twitter produced a bumper crop of embarrassing, insensitive, and incriminating tweets.

[Infographic] Online Marketing In 2012: What You Need To Know


For 2012, there are some trends that you need to be aware of. For example: - Mobile searches increased by a massive 400-percent in 2011.

11 Best Business Opportunities for 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Industries such as residential construction, mobile games, and big data will provide the best business opportunities in 2012. compared to 1.7%

Spend 2012 on the Right Side of the Haimish Line

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The first day of 2012 seems the perfect day to do so. So in 2012 you’ll see me a lot more often at the Launchpad LA offices. Creek.

HTIA 2012 – Israeli Innovation at its Finest

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International visitors at the HTIA 2012 conference got much more than what they came for. It wasn’t just your typical roundtable sessions and panel discussions – it was a showcase of some of the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Israel HTIA shimon peres

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Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 2 of 2

Steve Blank

Stanford e245 2012 class photo. Today, the second half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations.

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Where the Hell is Matt? 2012 Edition

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Required viewing. Tell me this doesn’t make you want to buy a ticket to somewhere, anywhere right away… Travel


Brand Winners and Losers of 2012

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These two huge firms respectively burnished and tarnished their brand in 2012. My picks of the best and worst branding efforts of the year.

6 Major Tech Innovations for 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We’re only a few months into 2012, but several technology innovations are starting to show promise. Either way, they are ones to watch.

Amazon Top 10 Business Books of 2012

Feld Thoughts

It’s really cool that he’s using the  Degree Confluence Project  to “show” (rather than simply “tell”) this. A few of the books on the  Amazon Top 10 Business Books of 2012  touch on this theme – I’ll be looking for it as I read a lot on the beach the next few weeks.

The Lean Startup at SXSW 2012

Startup Lessons Learned

In 2012 there are at least five new books coming out that explore some aspect of Lean Startup. SXSW is less than a week away. See you in Austin!

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10 Ways for Startups to Expand Their Reach in 2012

Startup Professionals Musings

As entrepreneurs, you always need to be on the lookout for ways to expand your current business, and always on the lookout for your next big thing.

4 Great Motivational Videos for 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Need a little boost to get the year off to a strong start? Watch these short clips & you'll feel like taking on the world.

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5 Epic Tech Fails of 2012

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These products and innovations once seemed so full of promise. Not so much anymore. I'm a tech connoisseur. And now they risk fading into oblivion. 1.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – September 2012


September’s Startup Map showcases the latest trends in startup profiles created on Gust between September 1 st and September 30 th. Some of the entrepreneurs chose to keep their startup profiles private and therefore are labeled as unpublished in this month’s map, and were not included in the trends analysis. Invested Interests

12 Female Entrepreneurs Who Inspired Us in 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These young women behind companies including Spanx and Polyvore made it big in 2012. Here's how they made an impression on YEC members.

Do More Faster Top 12 Tips At RailsConf 2012

Feld Thoughts

He starts out with the assertion that “developers are the new investors”  - how could you not be interested in hearing more about that?

FinTech 2012

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Last week, the second annual FinTech program, FinTech 2012, was announced. If you have a fintech startup that could benefit from participation in such a program, you should seriously consider FinTech 2012. I've written extensively about the startup accelerator phenomenon. Paul is a visionary entrepreneur who has changed the game.

Highlights On The Business of Software (2012)


With what I had seen over the past two years, I had full confidence that the 2012 lineup would be top notch. Day 1. Kathy Sierra. abhamster.

2012 – The Year in Apps

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Apple Appstore Appsfire Levi Shapiro 2012 ad networks advertising Android Angry Birds API App Store apple category developers Discovery Draw Something entertainment Games Google handset IP iPhone Lifestyle maps marketing mobile music Navigation rovio sdk social networks statistics UI What's App

Biggest Tech Trends of 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Pinterest became a major traffic generator in 2012. But in 2012, touch became a business reality. Here are my top picks. 1.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community – August 2012

Rob Go

Another year, another guide. Boston is a great place to start and build a company. The Grand-daddy. University Resources. MIT 100K. HBS Startup Tribe.

Check out the wonderful things my clients shipped in 2012!

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Brenda Horton launched her goal planning software productivity tool, Actionplanr in 4th quarter of 2012! Stay on Track. Finish. Revive. Resart.”

Announcing the 2012 Lean Startup Conference in SF

Startup Lessons Learned

I’m pleased to announce that I am once again hosting a Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco this fall. The eagle-eyed among you will note that for the past two years, the conference has been called SLLCONF, after Startup Lessons Learned. think it's time to rename it since that's the phrase people actually use.) Let us know if that’s you.

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I want to mentor you in the Shopify Build-A-Business Contest 2012

Startup Lessons Learned

It's called the Shopify 2012 Build-A-Business Competition and it launches today. We'll be there to help you every step of the way. Real MVP.

2012: The Year That Movements Go Mainstream?

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I returned from ten days of skiing with my family last night. I'm on mountain time and plan to stay there until the new year. Staying up late and sleeping late seems to be a good way to bring in the New Year. But even so, my version of sleeping late is getting up at 8am. My family's version of sleeping late is getting up at noon.

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Biggest Companies of the 2012 Inc. 5000

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Which of America's fastest-growing companies sells the most stuff? Would you guess Facebook, Levi Strauss, or Publix, or none of the above? Find out.

Top Female CEOs of the 2012 Inc. 500

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Of the 500 companies on this list, women lead just 10% of them. Of the 500 companies on this list, women lead just 10% of them. 104 2011 Revenue: $3.7

Meet Inc.'s 30 Under 30, Class of 2012

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million in Series B funding, projects $11 million in revenue in 2012. But she soon discovered that bringing production back to the U.S.

ETNow Venture Capital outlook for 2012