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Traction is the new IP

Version One Ventures

“Traction is the new IP ” sums up perfectly how the technology space has evolved over the past decade due to the nature of the web. In today’s web landscape, word of mouth drives adoption and can lead to “winner takes all” (or almost all) in both B2C and B2B markets. The same logic holds true for most acquiring companies.

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The high road to building an enterprise SaaS company

The Next Web

Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber of are partners at YL Ventures. Developing an enterprise-grade SaaS product is not easy.

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

VC Cafe

Israeli startups in the mobile space are once again showing impressive attendance levels, with 56 Israeli companies exhibiting in the Israeli Pavilion.

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Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out – The Startup Genome Project

Steve Blank

Founders overestimate the value of IP before product market fit by 255%. . In April 2010 I received an email that said, “I’m an incoming Stanford student in the fall and working on a project that a number of people suggested I get in touch with you about.&#. Ok, I get a lot of these. Hmm, now I’m getting intrigued. asked.

The one barrier to entry startups should focus on

Version One Ventures

In today’s B2B and B2C web markets, barrier to entry boils down to one thing: demand-side benefits of scale. Barriers to entry! Here’s why.

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Getting Funded: Step 4, Due Diligence

Passionate Intensity

list of 3-4 customer/user references (even if it’s a B2C business, have a few “fans” ready to talk). YOU should…. See above.

Selling a Line of Business

OnlyOnce

one is B2B, the other is B2C). 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.

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Disruption in the Location/Local/LBS Stack - NextWala

NextWala

And there is IP-based locationing offered by Quova and others. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me.

Getting Funded: Step 4, Due Diligence

Passionate Intensity

list of 3-4 customer/user references (even if it’s a B2C business, have a few “fans” ready to talk). You made it through the partner meeting , your email dings, your phone rings — good news:  the VCs liked your company enough to proceed to the next step: due diligence. Due diligence is a two-way street. YOU should…. incorporation documents.