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How To Allocate Founder and Employee Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Joel Spolsky , c0-founder and CEO of our portfolio company Stack Exchange , posted an excellent answer to the question in the title of this post on the Stack site OnStartups. I'm not going to reblog the entire answer here. I'd encourage you to go read Joel's answer. It never makes sense to give anyone equity without vesting.

Do Windows or Mac Operating Systems Matter?

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Increasingly users are spending more time with applications that run in the browser, and rarely interact with the operating system. Probably not.

Every Nerd Needs A Bow Tie

Feld Thoughts

I spent a full day at MIT last month rolling around in a bunch of really cool tech. The guy for my next meeting showed up, sat down, and started talking about bow ties. He was an MIT grad student who had become fascinated with bow ties and subsequently created a company called OoOTies along with an iPhone app. Deals deals Great Stuff

If You Need Angel Investors, Avoid These Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

We are talking about angel investors here, meaning people who invest their own money in early-stage startups for a share of the equity. Real estate.

Flexible Focus #49: The eight frames of life: Personal

Active Garage

The Mandala Mirror. In the Mandala view, it is in the Personal frame of life that you meet yourself and address your personal issues. Personal Growth.

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 1M/1M Announces Partnership With TiE Chennai

ReadWriteStart

On Saturday, April 9, 2011, I arrived in Chennai at 3 a.m. after a 24-hour journey from California. Sponsor. Freshdesk. Interviewstreet.com. Discuss.

Love Jessica Darko

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

She wrote what is quite possibly the best comment that I have ever read on TechCrunch. It is in response to Vitrue's CEO Reggie Bradford's article on " Why Even Ron Conway Couldn’t Persuade Me To Move To Silicon Valley.". Not 100% of it holds true for every startup but it's a great piece of writing. . Seriously. Entrepreneurship Venture Capital

The truth about confidence

Start Up Blog

Some one said these words to me the other day: “It’s easy for you. You are confident being in front of people and speaking in public…&#. thought for a second and then told him the truth about confidence. Which isn’t verbatim, but it went something like this. Confidence isn’t something people are born with.

A Summary of Current Trends in Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions - 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

By Mark Adkins, Michael Gans, Michael Hickey and Jeff Lloyd of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. M&A WILL CONTINUE ITS UPSWING. Following a lacklustre 2009 and an uneven 2010, 2011 has signalled further economic recovery and a gradual increase in M&A activity. ASIAN INVESTMENT IN CANADA WILL INCREASE. NATURAL RESOURCES ARE DRIVING ACTIVITY. targets.

Go on, be a…badass honey badger?

Jeff Hilimire

So much for the Be a Tiger campaign.  It’s time to go out and be a honey badger. And a badass one at that. Humor honey badger

The Traveling Tribe: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Up and Running

Tweet I think my friends are a little envious of my schedule. They shouldn’t be. wanted that job. Over the last decade I received my wish.

Free Copy of Dell’s Trade Secrets eBook “First Impressions” – Citing Me!

VC Deal Lawyer

Go here to obtain your free copy of Dell’s Trade Secrets eBook, the first issue of which is all about making “First Impressions”   Dell put this together to help small business owners share advice in a short form format. . You can check out my own personal advice on Page 5. Book Highlight

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Tinkercad Brings 3D Modelling To The Average Joe

ArcticStartup

Tinkercad is new Finnish start-up that offers software for 3D solid CAD modeling in the browser. Founded 6 months ago, Tinkercad launched public beta this week. We talked with one of the founders, Kai Backman, who shared the story behind Tinkercad and its future potential. Thus, the software is built to be easy to use and fast to learn.

6 Secrets to Being Productive When Travelling | Startup Remarkable

Startup Remarkable

HeiaHeia Partners With Preve (Pfizer Finland)

ArcticStartup

This is pretty significant for someone like HeiaHeia (pretty much anyone going at it with limited resources).

BookShort: Vive La Difference

OnlyOnce

Book Short:  Vive La Difference. That said, the book was a very interesting read about how our brains develop (a lot happens in utero), and about how men’s and women’s brains are hard wired differently as a result.  Women continue to perceive the world in interpersonal terms and personalize the objective world in a way men do not. 

Eniram Grows 2010 Revenue 300%

ArcticStartup

Eniram is a company we haven't written about in a while. The last time was actually in 2009. What do they actually do then?

Spotify To Limit Free Account In Search Of Better Monetisation

ArcticStartup

Spotify announced today that they will limit the Spotify Free account from May 1st in a few different ways. The reason behind all this is naturally to further monetise and convert those using Spotify Free to the premium accounts. Those who have signed up on or before November 1st 2010, will see these changes also come into effect on May 1st.

Garage48 Goes Africa Times 5!

ArcticStartup

We at ArcticStartup heart the Garage48 event for all the rush and enthusiasm that comes forth in the 48 hours of pure innovation. But the weather at the events here in the Nordics and Baltics was perhaps just a bit too cold and needed some equatorial treatment, which is exactly the treatment Garage48 will be getting.