Wed.Jul 13, 2011

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Hacking Angel List | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage Capital

Seed Stage Capital

7 Tips For Raising Startup Capital AngelList is an amazing thing. No, let me rephrase that-- AngelList is a freakin' phenomenon.

The 20X Rule

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Much of my time spent coaching is egging my clients on so they get websites done, pitch new clients and test and try new products in the market.

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Why You Should Eliminate Titles at Start-ups

Seeing Both Sides

I'd like to submit another item to add to the "hacking the corporation" punchlist:  elimnating titles. Our headcount went from 0 to 200 in two years.

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StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups

SoCal CTO

Today I join Ben Yoskovitz , Vinicius Vacanti , Jill Hubbard Bowman and Steve Blank and others in announcing the launch of StartupRoar.

Financial Literacy

Feld Thoughts

I’m stunned by the lack of financial literacy of so many people in so many contexts. The commentary by politicians, economists, and the media on the European debt crisis and the US debt ceiling dynamics is appalling. The Balance Sheet. Cash Flow. Analyzing Financial Statements. lack of understanding how non-accounting metrics (e.g.

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Personas for Customer Development

Grasshopper Herder

Personas are an amazing tool for doing customer development. They are the clearest form of hypothesis, test, and learn (a.k.a. build, measure, learn). Customer Development Entrepreneurship User Experience design lean user experience personas user experience

Consumers Prefer Better Looking Websites

crowdSPRING Blog

Successful businesses know that to develop long-term relationships with their customers, they must find  ways to build trust. This is not as easy to do as it sounds. According to the 2011 Edelman Trust Barometer study , U.S. consumer trust of companies dropped 8 points from 2010 to 2011. In fact, this trend seems to be worsening. According to Dr.

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How LOLcats Will Kill Your Startup

Vinicius Vacanti

This same “invisible hand&# is behind the success of many of the most popular web and mobile services that exist today. They won’t.

Every Startup Needs a Reality Check Now and Then

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of the time, I’m all about providing encouragement and inspiration to entrepreneurs. It’s not going to get better – it already is. Dream on.

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But I don’t want to follow you on Twitter

Venture Hacks

We post links to the very best startup advice on Twitter at @ venturehacks. Then we tweet about the best content we find. Or you hate us.

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X Does Not Always Equal X

The Startup Lawyer

I’ve done quite a few recent seed deals using various ‘standard’ seed financing docs ( Series Seed , TechStars Series AA , etc.). While using these document sets can help reduce transaction costs and the time to close, a startup can run into trouble by trusting deal documents without verification. Preferred Stock

The Not-So-Secret Secrets To Making It Big: Five Surprisingly Doable Steps That Will Propel You To The Top

YoungUpstarts

by Michael Feuer, author of “ The Benevolent Dictator “. He’s not any smarter than I am! Well, chances are you’re right. And that’s a shame.

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Out of Chaos Something Remarkable Emerges

Duct Tape Marketing

My best work, I’ve discovered, is to construct questions – not to have all the answers. Commit Duct Tape Marketing commit

Innovation never ends

Start Up Blog

I happened upon this video (being a surfer and all) and was totally inspired by the product innovation. In real terms it is innovation at its core: Problem – Solution. They had to find and invent the technology to solve the problem. Rather than having some technology they were trying to find a use for. Big props goes out to Billabong.

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Shiroube.com Finds Local Guides For Travelers

YoungUpstarts

know I do. Enter Shiroube ( www.shiroube.com ), a site that connects intrepid travelers to local residents anywhere in the world. The idea is simple.

Mini Saga #115 – Depth

Life Beyond Code

Winning over people becomes easier if you deeply care about what they care about. Mini Saga #115 – Depth. Mike had a set of “serial followers.”

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Localmind Raises Funding

Instigator Blog

Localmind was the second company we funded at Year One Labs. If you want to connect with them there, I’m happy to make an introduction.

Differences Between Small Business Owners and High-Growth Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

— to be significantly different, as a group, from high-growth entrepreneurs. This came in as the 4th choice by high-growth entrepreneurs.

Tech and Travel

The Entrepreneurial Mind

When I was first starting up our healthcare business back in the late 1980s the only "technology" I took with me was an AT&T phone card for making calls from the road. would punch in a bunch of numbers and then punch in more numbers to make the call. Soon I added a couple of amazing new technologies. One was a car phone. Also got a pager.

Organization Sponsors Interns to Work at Israeli Tech Companies [guest post]

VC Cafe

by Nathan Gilson*. He figured that he would continue building his tech experience, and with enough hard work, earn a job after college. 

Startup Crib: Tripl Team And Office

ArcticStartup

Startup Crib is a series of posts dedicated to start-ups' offices. Different offices have their own perks and peculiarities so sit back and enjoy!

Customer Segmentation Marketing: Are You Doing It?

Growthink Blog

Would you like a tool to attract more leads, convert more leads into paying customers, and better satisfy your customers? read more. Dave Lavinsky

"A New Mindset and Skillset to Compete"

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Thomas Friedman writes about the changing job market in America: The rise in the unemployment rate last month to 9.2 percent has Democrats and Republicans reliably falling back on their respective cure-alls. Can he or she help my company adapt by not only doing the job today but also reinventing the job for tomorrow? Farmers Didn't Invent Tractors.

Realventures.com 2.0

StartupCFO

For startups the mantra is always, “release early, release often&# – get your product out there, get feedback and iterate. We practice what we preach and we launched Real Ventures last October we had little time to optimize our web presence. We’re still working on it but I am pleased to announce a major rev on our website. startu

Investing in Venture Capital - Limited Partner or Fund of Funds? - Part 1

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

By Igor Sill, Managing Director of Geneva Venture Management LLC. Investor confidence in Venture Capital is at an all time high. Igor M.

Q&A Wednesday :: CopperEgg

Austin Startup

You probably heard the news yesterday about CopperEgg in either the Statesman, InfoWorld, or ReadWriteWeb. Today we have a Q&A with company co-founder and CEO Scott Johnson. Give us the elevator pitch for CopperEgg. In a nutshell, what does the company do? News Release cloud copperegg silverton

But I don't want to follow you on Twitter

Venture Hacks

We post links to the very best startup advice on Twitter at @ venturehacks. Then we tweet about the best content we find. Or you hate us.

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The New Blitzkrieg

deal architect

One of the most impressive things about the 3G version of the iPhone introduced in 2008 was the speed of its global rollout. Started with 22 countries with another 50 - plus countries following over the next few months. Among. Globalization and Technology

Doing Deals – 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs (Part 1)

Scott Edward Walker

Introduction I’ve been doing deals as a corporate lawyer for 17+ years, and there are certain fundamental mistakes that I’ve seen entrepreneurs make over and over again.  Accordingly, I thought it would be helpful to share three basic tips in connection with doing deals.  Nor should there be any partial performance by any party.

More New Renaissance

deal architect

On the innovation blog The buzz around Google+ A symphony of light and sound The $ 32,000 startup Modern Day 7 wonders of the World. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Loads More Tips from the Experts to Help Overworked Entrepreneurs Get better Work/Life Balance

Marketing Junkie

Every entrepreneur with a thriving business eventually discovers there’s always more on the to-do list than any human can get done. That makes it really tough to achieve a decent balance between business and your personal life. Otherwise you’re going to end up burnt-out and exhausted. Worst case you’ll end up closing your business down. Enjoy!

Harold L. Sirkin: Stop to consider why companies hire

EIN News

The U.S. economy added only 18,000 net new jobs. American entrepreneurial spirit can thrive, by rewarding venture capitalists willing to risk their money on somebody. either. Let's let the marketplace decide. The United States still has the world's largest and most-flexible

A Groupon like service for recipes?

Vikas Vadlapatla

I've been thinking about this business idea for the past day or two and I can't seem to think that it wont work! Motivation: I see a lot of similarities between cooking and shopping (clothes, electronics. or any item for that matter). Cooking and shopping, both calm my nerves. Cooking and Shopping both attract the ladies/men. Just like a cook-off!

Chesapeake Energy Introduces Plan to Transform U.S. Transportation Fuels Market and Reduce OPEC Oil Imports

EIN News

is the creation of a $1.0 billion venture capital fund, Chesapeake NG Ventures Corp. CNGV), dedicated. Chesapeake's CEO, said, "We have analyzed the U.S. transportation sector during the past four years. opportunities with CNGV available to other producers, venture capitalists, private equity players and other large-scale energy