Wed.Apr 27, 2011

Trending Sources

Hiring a CTO for Your Startup


The first thing I do is suggest they explore if they really need to hire a full-time CTO for their startup and if so, what kind of CTO they need.

CTO 129

The investment that didn’t happen

K9 Ventures

Note: All information contained in this post is based on my best understanding and perception of what transpired. Progressive refinement at its best.

Hiring a CTO for Your Startup


The first thing I do is suggest they explore if they really need to hire a full-time CTO for their startup and if so, what kind of CTO they need.

CTO 102

Office Hours

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Yesterday I did office hours for the second time. We started doing office hours in the fall of last year and try to do them once a quarter. Brad, Albert, Christina, and I all do them. Christina does office hours way more often than the rest of us. But we all do them. Here's how we do them. We use Nate Westheimer 's Ohours platform.

Don’t Miss the International Startup Festival in Montreal

Instigator Blog

Tweet. The International Startup Festival is happening in Montreal from July 13-15th. Startups can apply to pitch at the event: [link].

More Trending

For a Services Business, a Blog Trumps a Website

Startup Professionals Musings

Even with product businesses, it’s the ultimate way to build your brand credibility, bring in customer leads, and get feedback from your target market.

Information Arbitrage - The Entrepreneur/VC Dynamic

Information Arbitrage

Where Brainstorming Misses the Boat

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

There is a growing realization that brainstorming (aka ideation, aka idea generation) sessions are set up for failure. This is arguable, and I expect I’ll hear how I’m wrong about this. Many facilitators have a religious belief in the power of brainstorming. planning stimuli stimulus

Product 14


Ben's Blog

This biography was unauthorized. Nas, U.B.R. Unauthorized Biography of Rakim). Great chefs find things in the style, presentation and technique used in a meal that the ordinary diner never sees. Great musicians hear things that casual listeners completely miss. In mainstream thinking, the absolute success of the company determines the CEO’s success.

Angels Resurrected

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

Last night was the monthly meeting of the Atlanta Technology Angels. It is the first ATA meeting I have had an opportunity to attend since Mike Eckert became chairman and executive director of the group. And oh my gosh what I difference. To give you some flavor the last ATA meeting I attended in Q3 of 2010 had about 20 angels in attendance. Angels

Bigger, Faster, Better - Daily Deals M&A

Growthink Blog

The "daily deals" market was abuzz last week with lots of acquisitions. For how much? cool $135 million. Thanks. read more. Dave Lavinsky

More New Renaissance

deal architect

on the innovation blog Why everyone can learn from Cirque du Soleil The Civil War – on your iPad Royal Wedding 2.0 Technology at the (Taubman) Mall. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

How to Take on a Giant :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.

Duct Tape Marketing

I've Joined Launch Capital - DShen's Blogs


To some of you, the news has been trickling out but now it's time to do a real announcement: Yes, I've left the ranks of angel investing and joined Launch Capital, a seed stage fund based out on the East Coast. I met Launch

Can Leo and Michael reshape the enterprise?

deal architect

On the heels of my “The arrogance of enterprise tech”, I read a Fortune interview with Leo Apotheker of HP and a Forbes interview with Michael Dell. Both tout how they can use their agility in consumer markets to change

The Interest Graph, People are Complicated

Venture Chronicles

For several years now we have become comfortable with the computer science notion that a graph maps our people connections. The concept of social graph has moved from arcane geek speek to that of mainstream concept, thanks largely to Facebook but certainly not exclusively because of Facebook. In the U.S. that brought this to life. The

My Very Initial Take on Empire Avenue

Duct Tape Marketing

My Very Initial Take on Empire Avenue This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.

Why Building A Startup In Russia Is Less Risky Than In The Valley


Serge Faguet is a Russian-born serial entrepreneur. Serge shared his reasons for switching countries in an interview with

As the Paradigm Shifts #C: Commitment, Consciousness and Creativity

Active Garage

On a scale of 1-100, where would you put yourself in relation to the degree to which you are committed? Hence, we have a dilemma. How do we choose?

Don't Pay Tax Twice on Each Dollar of Earnings - Part 3 of 4

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

By Jeanne P. Goulet, CPA, Senior Consultant at Marks Paneth & Shron LLP. How to Avoid Double Taxation and Membership in the "100 % Club". Many experienced entrepreneurs, investors and business owners who have successfully operated in the past in their local environment are unaware of the tax pitfalls involved in cross-border transactions. Total.

WOT Continues To Grow, Crosses 20 Million Downloads


The service recently crossed the 2 million registered user mark and out comes another update. But that’s another story for another day.

How Can Venture Capital Funds Differentiate Themselves [VC Wish List Part 2]

VC Cafe

This is the second part of the Entrepreneur’s Wish List. Entrepreneurs use a variety of fundraising sources when looking for many.

Mini Seedcamp Stockholm, Companies Taking Part


A few weeks ago we put out a post promoting the Mini Seedcamp event in Stockholm taking place on May 4th.

A principle isn’t a principle unless it costs something

Jeff Hilimire

“A principle isn’t a principle unless it costs something.&#. This is a quote I’ve heard my colleague Steve Swanson say many times. Steve heads up Client Services for Engauge. He’s a fellow Evernote-addict, tennis player and he’s knows our industry as well as anyone I’ve ever met. You should follow him on Twitter.

HP Simplifies Software Performance Testing

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

To anyone not in the business of creating SaaS applications or other software products, it might seem like a fairly easy prospect, as long as you know the programming language. What many don’t consider is the amount of testing that must go into any software before it is ready for the public to see.

You’ve Either Started a Company or you Haven’t

Up and Running

Tweet I Have to apologize to Chris Dixon, because this is his entire post quoted here. never do that because it feels unfair to the author. But his There are two kinds of people in the world is too good to pass over, or quote from, or riff on. Here’s what he says: You’ve either started a company or you haven’t. About the Author. Twitter.

Nokia Announces Restructuring Of Its Business


Nokia has today announced its "third and fourth" steps in its realigning of its organisation to meet the new strategic goals of the company. Basically this means that Nokia will look to lower its headcount by about 7000 in total, while 3000 of these will move to work with Accenture. Accenture will be made responsible of Nokia's Symbian development.

Startup Blog: Staff & Money or Money & Staff

Taffy Williams

CasaSiegel: Random synapses firing.


Having a hard time doing a single theme for this post, so some disjointed thoughts in the meantime. While sitting through an Energy Efficiency conference at UCSB it struck me that no one has mentioned the importance of

What Seed Funding Bubble?

Possible Insight

At the moment, people seem to believe there’s a “bubble” in seed-stage technology funding.  Probably not, for two reasons. 


The Product Guy

Open source media publishing platform. via The Products. Filed under: screenshots. screenshots

Picscout Sold to Getty Images for an Estimated $20 Million

VC Cafe

Yeedfcdscfd. Getty Images PicApp picscout Auto Draft Getty getty images Images