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Defrag 2013 In One Month

Feld Thoughts

The post Defrag 2013 In One Month appeared first on Feld Thoughts. We’re just under one month until Defrag , and if you’re a startup founder, a VC, and IT exec, or anyone that wants to have their brain stretched, I hope you’ll join me in being there. This year, I’ll be leading two different sessions. See you there!

The 2013 Boston Marathon

Feld Thoughts

The post The 2013 Boston Marathon appeared first on Feld Thoughts. At 3:55pm yesterday I cried. I was getting ready for a Google Hangout back to my office with my partners and I noticed something about an explosion at the Boston Marathon on twitter. I went blank – just stared at my computer screen – and then started crying.

Defrag 2013 – Year 7

Feld Thoughts

The full Defrag 2013 agenda is here (and it will continue to evolve) but topics will include the following: The History and Future of Calm Technology (Amber Case). The post Defrag 2013 – Year 7 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Defrag is entering its seventh year of existence. That’s kind of amazing to me. Now what?

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Cubelets at CES 2013

Feld Thoughts

A bunch of the companies we’ve invested in were at CES 2013. MAKE at CES 2013: Hands on with Cubelets. It was mobbed.

University of Minnesota Commencement speech – May 10th 2013

Steve Blank

I am honored to be with you as we gather to celebrate your graduation. In fact, I feel very connected to another one your grads. It was closure.

14 startups we predict will go even bigger in 2013

The Next Web

I expect them to experience significant growth in 2013. Entrepreneur 2013 predictions affinity.is Buzzfeed. Udemy. Codename One. ZetrOZ.

Will 2013 Be Harder For Startups Than 2012?

Feld Thoughts

A lot of people have been talking about how 2013 will be harder for startups and fast growing companies. So rather than try to predict what is going to happen, I’m going to assume a tougher 2013 for startups until I have evidence that it’s not. Rather than having an annual 2013 plan, have a 1H13 and 2H13 plan.

12 Great Motivational Quotes for 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This set of inspirational thoughts for the new year will galvanize you into action. Brian Tracy "Success is getting what you want. Can you help me out?

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New Rules for SEO Success in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here are the most meaningful metrics for SEO for 2013. Focusing on "fat head" keywords is an unbalanced strategy with diminishing returns.

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2013 Social Media Engagement Report

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn have made major successful pushes in 2013 to increase engagement on their mobile sites and apps. With 1.2

2013 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey

For Entrepreneurs

We worked together with Pacific Crest, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 155 SaaS companies on a variety of topics such as growth rates, CAC (cost to acquire a customer), gross margins, churn rates, etc. The goal of the survey is to provide useful operational and financial benchmarking data. […].

5 Best Sales Books of 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

2013 was a banner year for great sales books. Last month, I posted the 5 Most Inspirational Books of 2013. Pick Up the Damn Phone! Today."

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Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

March 28, 2013. Previous Everything about Java 8 March 26, 2013. March 2013 (2). January 2013 (2). Framework Benchmarks.

Startup Visa Act 2013 Introduced By Udall (D-Colo) and Flake (R-Ariz)

Feld Thoughts

re-introducing the Startup Visa Act of 2013 (good). The post Startup Visa Act 2013 Introduced By Udall (D-Colo) and Flake (R-Ariz) appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Today appears to be government day on Feld Thoughts. This morning I wrote about the Colorado PUC trying to shut down Uber in Colorado (bad). and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)

The Ultimate Startup Intelligence Tools List 2013

VC Cafe

VC Cafe collated the top startup intelligence tools for 2013. VC Cafe collated the top startup intelligence tools for 2013.

Less Than Three Weeks To Gluecon 2013

Feld Thoughts

The post Less Than Three Weeks To Gluecon 2013 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Enterprise development is once again white hot. More evidence is this year’s Gluecon. And, I also know (because Eric’s told me) that we’re seeing a leap in the number of enterprise developers that are registering for the show. Or mobile?

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Editors' Picks: Best Videos of 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

has seen over 2013. Sir Richard Branson, Alexa von Tobel, Marc Ecko, Barbara Corcoran--and more reveal the best advice for running a business.

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Make the Rest of 2013 More Successful

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

One more quarter to go in 2013. Most likely you have objectives on your list for 2013 that weren''t realistic or necessary.

Startup Summer 2013

David Cohen

Sure, it’s cold right now, but it’s time to start thinking ahead to summer if you want a chance to participate in Startup Summer 2013. Startup

2013 Entrepreneur of the Year: Aaron Levie, CEO of Box

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The company has more than doubled its revenue every year and is on pace to reach $100 million by the end of 2013. It is happening right now.”

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Announcing the 2013 Lean Startup Conference

Startup Lessons Learned

We’re excited to announce the 2013 Lean Startup Conference , December 9 - 11 in San Francisco. As the Lean Startup movement grows and matures, the conference does, too, this year expanding and changing in a number of ways—based almost entirely on things that our attendees have asked for. What does a ticket include? If that''s you, apply here.

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Top 5 CEOs to Watch in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We’re watching these five CEOs because they’re almost guaranteed to make news in 2013. Yes, it's about Zuckerberg. In her 30s.

Top 10 Social Media Companies That Will Dominate in 2013

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

These 10 social media companies will be booming in 2013. Klout. You’ve put in the time to boost your social media campaigns. HootSuite. Tumblr.

Forbes Reveals the 2013 Venture Capital Midas List

VC Cafe

Forbes released the 2013 Midas List for Venture Capital today, proving that to be successful in VC, all you need is one big hit.

Top 100 Mompreneur Bloggers to Follow in 2013

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

We’ve compiled a list of the top 100 hardworking mom bloggers that you should be following in 2013: 1. Lisa Hanson. Mompreneurmogul.com.

The state of the London Tech Scene – London Web Summit 2013

VC Cafe

Last Friday I had the privilege to participate in a Panel at the 2013 London Web Summit. London Startups London Web Summit Paddy Cosgrave TCIO Tech City Campus London London Web Summit 2013Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2013

Redeye VC

It started with a gap in the market. Technology writing comes in many forms. It can be long and lyrical a la The New Yorker. And it can be bite-size — just enough news to grab and go. Our response is First Round Review. What follows is a roundup of the 30 best pieces. Click through to the First Round Capital Review to read more

Top 15 Books to Ensure You Kick Some Entrepreneurial Butt in 2013!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Take a moment to visit your local bookstore or sit down with the Kindle and check out these must-read titles for 2013. Optimize by Lee Odden.

November 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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8 Predictions for Private Companies in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With such a tumultuous year finally wrapped up, I offer my top 8 predictions for 2013. Twitter will file to go public. Crowdfunding. tech IPOs.

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7 Ways to Make the Rest of 2013 Amazing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The year is halfway done. Are you on track to meet your year end goals? The older I get, the faster time flies. A month seems to go by like a day.

30 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs Dominating in 2013

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Young entrepreneurs under the age of 30 are more prevalent than you’d think. Keep an eye out for these names this year. 1) Dave Hale, 24.

TechStars Seattle 2013 Applications Are Now Open

Feld Thoughts

The post TechStars Seattle 2013 Applications Are Now Open appeared first on Feld Thoughts. TechStars Seattle applications for year four of the program are now open ! We’ve been investing a lot in Seattle lately beyond TechStars, including BigDoor , SEOmoz , Cheezburger , and most recently Rover. We love Seattle as a startup community!

10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 2013, Sheng says the company will bring its Smart Otoscope and accompanying app to market—currently it’s being used in hospital trials.

5 Best iPhone Apps of 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Check out this short list of apps launched this year that get the job done--and deserve a prominent place on your homescreen. It''s indispensable.

13 New Year’s Resolutions to Work Happy in 2013

Startup Professionals Musings

Welcome to the New Year 2013! Make your resolution today to keep the long road ahead in 2013 a satisfying one. Keep track of your wins.

Applications for Our 2013 Summer Fellowship Program Now Open

Lightspeed Venture Partners

The application deadline is March 22, 2013 so get them in! We are NOT looking to fund companies out of the program.

The NVCA 2013 Annual Meeting

Feld Thoughts

The post The NVCA 2013 Annual Meeting appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I’m going to the NVCA annual meeting May 14 and 15 and if you are a VC, you should also. I haven’t been to one in many years, but this year is different. First, my partner Jason is running it. That being said, if the meeting was going to suck I still wouldn’t go.

10 Free Tools to Help Your Business Succeed in 2013

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The right tools can make your life so much simpler and boost your productivity. As an entrepreneur, a strict budget generally comes with the territory.

More than 160 Israeli Companies Exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2013

VC Cafe

his week, 70,000 attendees will descend on Barcelona for the annual mobile techie Fiesta known as the Mobile World Congress.