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Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups

SoCal CTO

I was asked by a reader how much equity he should give out to early employees and to service providers in a very early stage startup.

10 Marketing Lessons for Early-Stage Tech Startups

Both Sides of the Table

The following are some lessons I learned about early-stage startup marketing. know because I did this in early 2000. Life goes on.

Early-stage Regional Venture Funds–part 2 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank

Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster.  ——-.

5 Recruitment Tips For Early-Stage Startups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When it comes to hiring the best engineers, competition is fierce. Here''s what you should do to attract their attention

Web Summit – Top 50 Hottest Early Stage Startups In The World

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

metaphorical search engine? The Electric Ireland Spark of Genius Award went to a US-based startup SmartThings. Rolio    . Iceotope. GetHealth.

How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO

firstround.com

Product and Engineering. How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO. Product and Engineering. First Round Capital. Design.

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Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Business Schools And Early Stage Entrepreneurship

ReadWriteStart

Most business schools don't have much insight into what goes on in the pre-validation and validation stages of the business and fail to underscore a simple fact: you do not get financing unless you validate your business first. Sponsor. At 1M/1M, we have squarely focused on this simple gap that has been left open by most business schools.

Google Engineer: How We Interview, How I’d Beat Us for Talent, & How Non-Technical Founders Should Approach Devs

View from Seed

Saurya Velagapudi is a senior software engineer at Google, based in their Cambridge, Mass., Portfolio companies can contact us to learn more.)

Lessons Learned: Don't launch

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Friday, March 13, 2009 Dont launch Heres a common question I get from startups, especially in the early stages: when should we launch? This is the usual reason given for a marketing launch, but for most early stage startups, its a failure. My answer is almost always the same: dont. Dont scale.

Want to Know Difference Between a CTO and a VP of Engineering?

www.bothsidesofthetable.com

Want to Know Difference Between a CTO and a VP of Engineering? This time I thought I’d try and address engineering talent. Simple.

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“The Core Value of a Good Leader is Humility:” Sam Schillace, Box Engineering SVP

Hunter Walker

Now as SVP of Engineering at Box, he’s had the chance to scale their engineering team and help take the cloud collaboration company public.

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7 Steps to Building a Recruiting Engine That Works

Instigator Blog

People want to be paid well: During my presentation this seemed to hang people up, particularly the early stage founders who don’t have a lot of money to pay people. I get it. I’ve paid people in pizza before too. We all know recruiting is hard. It just doesn’t happen. No one can. Give up now. Recruiting is top down.

The Importance of Revenue is Back - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

Back in 2009, shortly after the 2008 crash, I wrote The Importance of Revenue at Early Stage, Now More Than Ever. 2.Valuations for startups still hang around $6-10M cap or pre-money at early stage for the hotter deals, sometimes even higher. Voyij - meta search engine for travel deals. Archives. Other Blogs. Yahoo!

Startup Blog: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions ? Second Guessing

Taffy Williams

Tips on getting a partnership for your early drug. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. What are your thoughts on this?

What to expect before accepting the offer to become Engineer #1 at a startup

The Next Web

“It kinda sucks to be engineer #1.”. They were referring to non-founder engineers, most commonly the first hire for technology businesses.

Setting And Shaping A Strong Startup Culture

Seed Stage Capital

with perhaps 700-800 early stage startups. Over the past several years, Ive had meaningful interactions-- meetings, calls, etc.--

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“Pay with a Tweet” and Other Growth Hacking Examples

VC Cafe

There are however, many clever ways to acquire users in the early stages, when your startup has no brand recognition. Buffer Campuscred Growth Hacking Indisde the Launchpad Startup books StartupPlays The Referral Engine CampusCred Referral marketing User acquisition Ycombinator

The Lack of Due Diligence is Appalling and Foolish - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

There has been a disturbing trend Ive noticed in early stage investing. Voyij - meta search engine for travel deals. Archives.

Startup Blog: Presentation 101 ? Please do not do this!

Taffy Williams

often have the opportunity to listen to first time entrepreneurs and early stage companies present their company. Who’s the Boss?

The Future of Startups 2013-2017

Scalable Startup

And the reason is because – the reason fundamentally is because now that you have got these things, you have — now that you have a computer in everybody’s hand, all of a sudden all these barriers — it used to be these barriers to market entry were so big, it used to be there just weren’t that many early adopters in the world. tomnora.

Shout Out to Seth Levine, or the In-N-Out burger startup

Scalable Startup

Shout Out to Seth Levine – Seth Levine’s VC Adventure – “I’m getting sick of the bull$%!^” ” [link]. link]. link].

Bigger in Bend, Part 2: Early-Stage Regional Venture Funds

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Dino Vendetti, a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster.

When Size Doesn't Matter: How A Focus On Getting Big Can Spell Disaster For Early-Stage Non-Profits

Launching Tech Ventures

Finding the holy grail The MBAx team decided to employ an oft-used tool early on in their MBA recruiting process: the focus group. Wrong.

Criticality of getting product roadmap right in early stage ventures

VentureWoods

This is a cross post from my blog. Thought it might be relevant to share it in this forum. . Deviating from it spells potential doom.

What VCs look for in an early stage company

A Crowded Space

By this, I really just mean what I look for in entrepreneurs and companies at early stages. But I wanted to organize my thoughts on this primarily for my own purposes.  It’s helpful to force yourself to write down your principles. look for: ·          Scrappy entrepreneurs – hustle. That’s the name of the game.  Period.”

Silicon Valley Uber Alles? I think so… Some of their Secret Weapons.

Scalable Startup

That’s OK if you plan for it, “engineer” for it. Statistics show that it’s probably kind of futile to even try. Many

What is Drupal? or, My retraining in Software Development

Scalable Startup

The So Cal engineering gap?   I’ve been able to study the Southern Cal software dev scene as an insider for over 2 years now. Drupal has a worldwide engine of real software discipline. Confessions  of a Drupalvangelist. As a native LA person, I’m gratified to see so much code and code talk flying around my town.

6 Things a Non-Engineer Should Know Before Founding a Web Startup

blog.wepay.com

At some point, I’ll write another post about what a non-engineer does, or should do, during the early stages of product development.

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Is #NewYork the Next Startup Land of Oz?

Scalable Startup

Here are some of the factors: (1) Amazing Engineering Skills – Let’s just start with the big one. There is a highly under-known fact in the software engineering world – many of the best developers and architects are not in Silicon Valley, but in the New York metro area. These people abound in New York. tomnora.

Bigger in Bend, Part 3: Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Local Early-Stage Risk Capital Early-stage venture funds are more important than your mother. Next, identify your goal.

How to Configure Your Startup Team

Both Sides of the Table

I am fond of quoting that about 70% of my investment decision of an early-stage company is the team. Final startup grind from msuster.

The Importance of BUS DEV

Scalable Startup

BusDev is relationships, longer term thinking, non-revenue partnerships, communication between Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Finance if you have all of those covered. In a smaller or earlier stage startup, the CEO covers most areas that have no dedicated leader, BusDev being the most common unfilled spot. What is it?

The Innovation State of the Union

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

She’s also a professor at the University of Cincinnati in their Engineering department. Engineers are aging. Thanks Pamela.

Advisors for Early Stage Startups Presentation at Yale - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

Advisors for Early Stage Startups Presentation at Yale Entrepreneurship Institute. Here is my presentation: Advisors for Early Stage Startups at Yale View more presentations from dshen. Advisors for Early Stage Startups Presentation at Yale Entrepreneurship Institute. The Web and the World of Business.

Kevin Federline Search Engine

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Kevin Federline Search Engine Just saw a post - Sleep with a pop star, get your own branded search engine. Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouh. talking about Prodeges Search with Kevin Site - [link]. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

How To Become Valuable To A Start Up (If You’re Not An Engineer)

ArcticStartup

These ancillary duties almost always involve coding, because a technology start-up is driven by software engineering. Excellent!

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4 Dirty Secrets VCs Won’t Admit

View from Seed

Dirty Secret #1: An early-stage startup’s design actually does matter. But at the early stages, it’s surprisingly impactful.

The Due Diligence Customer Call - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

It was a rare occasion where an early stage startup actually had a customer testing their product and I was able to get some feedback on the startup from a customers perspective. If youre fortunate enough to encounter an early stage startup that has customers and are accessible, definitely try to give them a call. Search.

Lessons Learned: The four kinds of work, and how to get them done.

Startup Lessons Learned

Another advantage of the early stages is that most dont have to juggle too many competing priorities. Seeing whats possible. for H.

Organizational Debt is like Technical debt – but worse

Steve Blank

Organizational debt is all the people/culture compromises made to “just get it done” in the early stages of a startup. the company had.

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