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Metrics for Early-stage Mobile Apps


Have been talking to many “mobile app” entrepreneurs of late, and one question I get consistently is around how they should think about metrics for mobile apps, to gauge early traction, and with an eye on first round of investors. conversion to next stage of funnel is low), and then fix those to optimize the funnel.

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

Steve Blank

Part 2: Early-stage Regional Venture Funds. What’s Missing Is Early Stage Capital. Regions are missing early-stage capital.

The Top 10 Sources of Early-Stage Money

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These investors are the most active financiers of early-stage startups. Well, there’s friends and family. million. Only 2.7

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

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Etherbooks is an exciting, new mobile social reading platform that publishes “made for mobile” Quick Reads directly to Smart Phones.

Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups

Mobile. Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups. Data Collective has already made 46 investments from its first fund, which it calls “comparable with other seed and early stage funds” (Ocko and Bogue wouldn’t reveal fund size.). Startups.

Can Alliance's new early-stage fund get Norway on track?


Talking to Norwegian entrepreneurs over the years we''ve heard two things about the state of their early-stage funding.

Technical Advisors: Every Web/Mobile Startup Must Have One


I did a presentation recently for a graduate class from The Founder Institute around getting online/mobile products out the door. Compensation.

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Why transparency is the next killer feature in mobile

The Next Web

Design & Dev Entrepreneur Mobile Analysis and Opinion Every day we vote with our dollars how we want the world to be. Smart watches.

How SaaS + Mobile has changed our world.

Scalable Startup

These are now done either transparently in the background, in the cloud, or done using minimally invasive mobile apps.

Year-End VC Report Shows Strength of Internet & Early Stage Investment


No surprise, mobile investment continued to grow. Early Stage VC Grows. The $6.5 And overall, the year saw $23.7 Sponsor. Discuss.

The most important mobile design decision a startup faces

The Next Web

Bubba is an early stage investor in consumer internet and mobile technology companies for @DFJvc. Keeping the user base engaged.

6 Key Trends Shaping This Year’s Mobile Holiday Shopping Season


The holidays are approaching, and mobile is going to play a bigger role in eCommerce than ever before. Last And tablet shoppers generate over 2.2

Connect Ventures Closes €16M Fund For Early Stage Investments


A new European venture capital fund has opened up in London after raising €16 million for early-stage investments.

Fundraising? Be a Buyer, not a Seller


Most founders raise (or try to) far too early. At the late stage ($10M+ revenue) the reverse is true. So, what’s the solution?

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The Importance of Revenue is Back - DShen's Blogs


Back in 2009, shortly after the 2008 crash, I wrote The Importance of Revenue at Early Stage, Now More Than Ever. Tracking M&A values, they hang slightly above $20M [source: Berkery Noyes 2012 3rd Qtr Trends Report Online & Mobile Industry]. The Web and the World of Business. Archives. Other Blogs. Search. What has changed? 1.

Index Ventures Raises New €350 Million Early Stage Fund


Index Ventures has raised a new €350 million venture fund targeting early-stage european companies. With the new fund, Index will make around 30 investments anywhere from a few hundred thousand, to up to 15 million in companies in the seed and series A and B stages.

“Accelerators should not try and be all things to all people”


At the recent Venture Intelligence APEX’13 Summit, Sateesh Andra of VenturEast Tenet Fund provided what I thought was very useful guidance to entrepreneurs on which type of early stage investor to approach – depending on the type of company they were creating. Accelerators should not try and be all things to all people.

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First Half of 2011 Showed Boost in Later Stage VC Deals in Israel

VC Cafe

Seed stage investments are down almost by half, accounting for 3% of investments in the first half of 2011, compared to 5% last year.

Recent Interview for Workbridge

Scalable Startup

Simultaneously Alessio watched his father create a PayPal competitor and he wanted to make something more futuristic for mobile payments; he then saw a WIRED article “Kill The Password!” ” We compared notes and decided the timing was right for mobile payments without passwords leveraging advances in biometrics.

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Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011 - NextWala


Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump.

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Launching Year One Labs – An Early Stage Seed Accelerator

Instigator Blog

Year One Labs is an early stage seed accelerator that will help fund and build startups, primarily in the web and mobile spaces. Today is a big day. After 6 or so months, I’ve launched my new startup: Year One Labs. Working with these guys is going to be an incredible experience. “Co-creation&# is really the key.

What Has Changed

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

As the WSJ notes, VC funding of consumer web and mobile companies is down 42% in this first nine months of 2012 (vs the first nine months of 2011). but consumer behaviors are starting to ossify on the web and it is harder than ever to build a large audience from a standing start. 2) the consumer is moving from desktop/web to mobile/app.

Silicon Valley Bank HALO report – Angel Investing(Infographic)

Scalable Startup

Some interesting trends here   - Mobile is up, The West outside California is up, average valuation is unchanged. link].

The Future of Startups 2013-2017

Scalable Startup

Hundreds of startups will succeed in this world over the next few years, like all the mobile app companies over the past 5 years. And now all of a sudden you have got this global market of all these early adopters that have smartphones connected to the Internet, and they can just pick up their things and run with them. tomnora.

Finnish Kopla Games Raises €700,000 For Mobile Role-Playing Games


Tampere-based mobile game startup Kopla Games announced on Wednesday that the studio has closed €700,000 € seed round. Photo: Kopla Games.

The Second Smartphone Revolution

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Benedict Evans tweeted out this chart yesterday: We sometimes think of the shift to mobile as finished, or almost finished. The first 2.5bn smartphones brought us Instagram, Snapchat, Uber, Whatsapp, Kik, Venmo, Duolingo, and most importantly, drove the big web apps to build world class mobile apps and move their userbases from web to mobile.

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

Scalable Startup

[contact-form] Can any other region “catch up” to Silicon Valley, or be the next Silicon Valley? Silicon – Uh, yeah, that word?

How The Blockchain Can Unshackle Us


We are now in the early stages of another major technological development called the blockchain. Why Is This Technology So Important?

Ten million users is the new one million users

Chris Dixon

Some observations: - Thousands of early-stage consumer web/mobile companies were started and funded in last 24 months. Entrepreneurs and investors have been enamored with consumer internet startups for the last few years. But there are signs this is ending. There will be a lot more consumer talent acquisitions. startups

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What’s Missing Is Early-Stage Capital While the technology gap is closing, what’s still missing in local regions is early-stage capital.

The Mobile Enterprise in 2013: Getting Down to Business

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Over the last 12 months, there have been a handful of acquisitions of mobile start-ups like RapSphere * (by Appsense), Nukona (by Symantec) and most recently Zenprise (by Citirix) that help enterprises better manage mobile devices. BYOD M&A mobile startups 2013 predictions mobile enterpriseWhy does this matter?

What is Drupal? or, My retraining in Software Development

Scalable Startup

in 2010, I gradually saw that among our weaknesses we were very strong in E-Commerce, Fashion Commerce, Mobile Commerce, Content Communities, dynamic sexy websites and it was all based on varieties of PHP/LAMP. Confessions  of a Drupalvangelist. Also lot’s of fake, wanna be CTOs here. (So L.A.) This imbalance keeps L.A. What is Drupal?

TALK LESS! (or, the fine art of Sales)

Scalable Startup

In most of the pitches I get from early stagers these days, they start talking and demoing and don’t know when to quit. The other night someone was trying to show me a demo of their mobile app in a loud bar. The current massive movement of new startups is an awesome moment in our time. Respect the human sales skills. tomnora.

Responses: Santa Fe Friends + Cali Friends + +

Scalable Startup

Sent wirelessly via BlackBerry from T-Mobile. CEO Succession early stage founder Launch Scalability startup CEO Uncategorized angel investor CEO first revenue google iOS iPad iPhone scalability startup tom nora twitter vc venture capitalResponses to my Santa Fe Friends + Cali Friends + + letter. In chronological order. peggy. -.

Conversion: The Most Important Internet Metric of All (Revisited)

In 2013, we are in the midst of a critical platform transition from the browser-based Internet to mobile applications platforms like iOS and Android.

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.

Smoke vs Fire: Handling ?Preemptive? Interest From VCs ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

Im a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur turned East Coast VC. I co-founded NextView Ventures , a seed-stage VC firm based in Boston, in 2010.

Five Tips To Understanding & Using Mobile Metrics


Lets say we have a mobile game. Attribution enables mobile app marketers to identify where a user came from and when they installed the app.

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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The Pre-Product Phase

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

One of my big weaknesses as an early stage investor is my eyes glaze over at wireframes, design sketches, photoshop screens, and prose that describes a product. That's a lot easier on the web and much harder on mobile, which is a bummer. But I am not good at investing in the figuring out the product stage.