Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries
Both Sides of the Table
JUNE 28, 2011
million in team costs to code, launch, manage, market & sell our software. Open-Source Software & Horizontal Computing. Rewind.
Why Cloud Is A Big Deal For Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC]
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
Cloud computing involves the delivery of computer hardware and software as a service rather than a product. Good for small biz, or not so much?
Dharmesh Shah, CTO of HubSpot at Business of Software 2011. Building Big Ass Software Businesses.
Business of Software Blog
AUGUST 17, 2012
Dharmesh Shah - Building Big Ass Software Businesses: Insights and musings on the Business of Software. Dharmesh Shah is the founder and CTO of HubSpot , a venture-backed software company offering a hosted software service for inbound marketing. ” At what point you need humans to sell software? He has a B.S.
One million HTTP RPS without load balancing is easy
MARCH 4, 2014
As we and our collaborators prepare Round 9 of our Framework Benchmarks project, we had an epiphany: With high-performance software, a single modern server processes over 1 million HTTP requests per second. Five months ago, Google talked about load-balancing to achieve 1 million requests per second. Our project''s new hardware. Not cheap.
Pinterest – a case study in capital efficiency
The Equity Kicker
MAY 22, 2012
As most of you will know, the enablers are cloud computing and open source software. They have 275 EC2 instances. 70 master databases.
How Not To Run Your Own Technology Startup
SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
Pager Duty – Rotating list of people “on duty: to get alerts on software failures, escalation policies. by Ian Smith of Captricity.
5 Infrastructure Tips for Startups
OCTOBER 23, 2010
EC2 - The Elastic Compute Cloud Service EC2 is essentially a grid in the box. EC2 is a powerful service, but it is still evolving.
SaaS 101: 7 Simple Lessons From Inside HubSpot
JULY 19, 2010
It’s been a little over 4 years since I officially launched my internet marketing software company , HubSpot. Not bad. Trial to purchase?
The cloud landscape described, categorized, and compared
MARCH 26, 2014
Most people there knew the difference between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and therefore knew exactly what a PaaS company did, right? Contents: Layer 1: the software-defined datacenter. Software Defined Datacenterâ?? Heroku? Google App Engine? Force.com?
Coming Soon: A Game Of Startup M&A Musical Chairs
Seed Stage Capital
JANUARY 17, 2011
It’s a classic supply and demand imbalance, and my conclusion (also voiced by Naval) is that startup failure rates will rise. and 2.0 Like This?
Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups
Both Sides of the Table
DECEMBER 9, 2010
Let me explain. One obvious example is the OSI model in which we have seven layers ranging from the physical layer at the bottom of the stack (e.g.
14 Reasons Why You Need To Start A Startup
NOVEMBER 15, 2010
Ten years ago it used to cost a lot to get started in terms of software+hardware. Software for actual development was even more costly.
Developer Focus: Dominic St Pierre, Focus Centric
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
“I did not find anything,” rues St Pierre. He explains. He struggled with that a bit, though, as the technology was all new to him.
JULY 8, 2011
Useful blogs and links for startups Click Here ————– 2. Simple editing. WebSequenceDiagrams - sketch sequence diagrams.
Lessons Learned: The lean startup
Startup Lessons Learned
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
But by taking advantage of open source, agile software, and iterative development, lean startups can operate with much less waste. The lean startup is an application of Lean Thinking. I am heavily indebted to earlier theorists, and highly recommend the books Lean Thinking and Lean Software Development. Less is more. No more, no less.
The Freeconomics of Dropbox - Projecting Freemium
Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons
APRIL 28, 2011
Our cost of storage, transfer, EC2 instances, and requests are all based on Amazons published rates and have not changed from the previous post.
Why PHP Is Fun and Easy But Python Is Marriage Material
OCTOBER 27, 2010
That is the life of a software entrerpreneur: It’s a stready stream of hard work, occasionally punctuated by some really hard decisions.
The Economics of Dropbox
Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons
APRIL 20, 2011
Ive ignored the EC2 cost as it becomes nothing more than a rounding error at a per user level. Web 2.0 50,000 $0.125 $0.083 $6,125.00 $4,067.00
What The Rails Security Issue Means For Your Startup
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Kalzumeus Software. Patrick McKenzie (patio11) blogs on software development, marketing, and general business topics. Greatest Hits.
Secrets Of Freemium Pricing: Make The Cheapskates Pay
JANUARY 31, 2011
They started buy self-service products, and the enterprise software business began its long decline. Software is not a normal business.
MARCH 11, 2013
Amazon EC2. free/cheap web customer relationship mgmt software. marketing automation software. email blast and mgmt software.
Games Are Different
NOVEMBER 22, 2010
I’ve become generally negative on most pure software projects. I think it’s very hard to build large value there, for a variety of reasons: It’s insanely crowded; lots of people code these days. EC2, S3) removes most up-front capital requirements. Entrepreneurship SoftwareCloud-based hosting (e.g.
The Non-Tech Tech Startup
MAY 3, 2012
Amazon EC2 obviated the need for hardware infrastructure. The kicker is that the total cost of all this software and hardware is nearly free.
A framework for categorizing and comparing cloud platforms
MARCH 26, 2014
Store. 1: Software Defined Datacenter Users : Infrastructure Engineers. Travel. Adventure Travel. Cycling. Trekking. Bike Tours. Business.
The Best SLA I’ve Seen In A While
MARCH 24, 2010
Machines and clouds fail, even on EC2. You’ll always have my cell phone number — if our software breaks, you can call me 24/7 and I’ll get my team on it. My first company, Feld Technologies, didn’t have contracts. But once things get into “legal” or “procurement”, it’s a whole different issue. Related posts: Gnip v2.0
Choosing Internet Platforms
JUNE 14, 2008
Especially when there are things like: Amazon S3 / EC2 / AWS outage this morning. Finally we get to: Peter Coffee , Director of Platform Research, Salesforce.com His premise is that we should be beyond having to buy servers, software, or any other infrastructure. Amazon EC2 - uses it for natural language processing. It's funny.
CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers
APRIL 24, 2012
This literally the dumbest, most ignorant piece that I’ve ever read about software development and/or hiring programmers. Expensify Blog.
Standing Cloud Launches Trial Edition
MARCH 15, 2010
You don’t need an Amazon EC2 or Rackspace account, as with “appliance providers. You don’t need to know how to install and configure a web server or MySQL, or download, install and configure software code. You don’t need to learn about “instances and “images and security groups.
Techies? Write Your Own Ticket In Southern California
NOVEMBER 5, 2010
cloud computing (Amazon AWS and EC2, etc.) Build a software-as-a-service web site, even just a dead simple one, using the latest technology.
Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future
Both Sides of the Table
DECEMBER 5, 2010
Third-party software companies will start to offer features to websites to actually drive social features. cheap accessible digital hardware].
The anatomy of cloud computing
Niall Kennedy's Blog
MARCH 14, 2009
Cloud computing is changing the way we provision hardware and software for on-demand capacity fulfillment. The hardware. The platforms. Cache.
Is the OS the new QWERTY keyboard?
JULY 6, 2009
The QWERTY is reinforced by hardware (keyboards), software (the default setting in Windows and other OSs), but mostly, it is reinforced by habit: people around the world have grown up typing on a QWERTY keyboard, and we continue to train people today on the layout of the QWERTY. Habits (and cultural norms) are hard to break.
Email server recipe for avoiding spam filters
FEBRUARY 1, 2010
Nathan Hursts Blog Thoughts on Software, Technology, and Startups « Back to blog Im on the technical side of entrepreneurship in NYC. Im going to skimp a little on configuration here because with most EC2 AMIs I use, postfix is already installed. follow these steps whenever I need to do it. If you enter "mail._ domainkey".
Interview With Rainer Wehkamp Of Techila Technologies
OCTOBER 31, 2011
End-users or even ISVs were not able to integrate their own software to the system. Anyway the experiment was awesome. Download the free tools.
Notes From SXSW 2010 And A Fabulous Startup Dinner
MARCH 25, 2010
We spent 4+ hours at the table eating, drinking and debating some of the finer points (and not so finer points) of running a software startup.
The Economics of SaaS: We Need a Platform
JANUARY 24, 2007
Recently, I wrote a post titled “ When it Goes Right, What Does It Cost to Build a Great Software Company ?" Median revenue at profitability: $48m Median Years to Exit: 4 Software model supports the creation of great companies on The post begged the question regarding the metrics associated with SaaS. 8m $6.9m $21.6m
Work Less, Get More Done, Convenient Open Source, What a Startup.
Software By Rob
OCTOBER 26, 2009
cover topics that affect software and web startups of all sizes, but mostly relating to startups you can fund yourself. My favorite points: 12.
Put your business infrastructure in the Cloud with Google Apps Marketplace
Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing
JULY 13, 2010
Now they always have the latest version of the software because it is automatically upgraded on the server. No more need for constant upgrades, security patches and bug fixes required by client based software. Moving to the Cloud is a multi-step process. Gmail is the easy first step. Want to build using Java? Great. Ruby or PHP?
The Googlization of IT
OCTOBER 27, 2009
Eucalyptus is an open-source system for implementing on-premise private and hybrid clouds using the hardware and software infrastructure that is in place, without modification. Yes there are public clouds like Amazon EC2 which is now also offering virtualized private clouds.
12 Most Important Technologies Since 1990
DECEMBER 18, 2013
SaaS - Hand in hand with the Cloud would be Software-as-a-Service. Outside of the Apple MessagePad, I and most others I know have used them all.