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There Aren't Many Venture Backed IPOs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

To recap, 1-3% get to an IPO and 5-10% get to an M&A exit over $100mm. Venture Capital and Technology

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card.io: Like Square, but without the square

K9 Ventures

As the name suggests, card.io is the simple and secure way to accept credit cards in mobile applications. GigaOm:  Card.io ReadWriteWeb:  Card.io

How To Launch a Startup and Avoid Ending-up in Jail

Scott Edward Walker

Introduction I love working with startups – and trying to protect founders and watch their backs.  Potential Criminal Violations Employment Laws. 

Ten Action Items to Reduce Entrepreneur Stress

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company.

Abolish Board Meeting Update Calls

Feld Thoughts

I had a board update call recently that inspired me to write the first of my Reinventing the Board Meeting posts. The call was for a company that is doing great, is extremely well managed, and extraordinarily transparent. Two days before the call a very detailed update package was sent around to the board. It was clear and unambiguous. Expensive.

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Mini Saga #97 – Intuition

Life Beyond Code

Most people need to see it to believe it. Those who believe in intuition, just need to feel it. Mini Saga #96 – Connection. Note: 1.

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: New Assessment Tool For Entrepreneurs

ReadWriteStart

It is a quick self-assessment that you can apply to calibrate where you are in your business-building process. Sponsor. Discuss. StartUp 101

Pop culture knowledge

Start Up Blog

Pop culture knowledge used to be about knowing who was atop of the leader board: the top of the billboard chart. the number 1 movie.

Camera Geeks

Feld Thoughts

Every now and then my mom sends me a pile of old photos of me and my brother Daniel. Here’s one. Oh – and check out that cool camera strap. My mom is a great photographer and when we were kids we hung out in the dark room a lot. Developer, stop bath, and fixer – remember that? Personal personal

BlogFrog – From Blogs To Communities

YoungUpstarts

Being an entrepreneur isn’t exactly rocket science, but in the case  BlogFrog ‘s co-founder Rustin Banks, he literally is one. Just Do It.

Product Marketing

Will Price

My good friend and old boss, Richard Walker, first introduced me to the Product Marketing schematic below.

Content As a Total Body of Work :: Small Business Marketing Blog.

Duct Tape Marketing

When I talk with small business owners about the need to create content, and lots of it, I often try to get them to think about the creation of a str

2011 is the year entrepreneurship went global

Adventurista

Entrepreneurship is flourishing everywhere. Not just in the US, not just Israel, not just China. Everywhere. The world wide web always held the promise of a flat world, but the startup world is finally flat. An idea is seeded in Chicago, and it very quickly blooms across the world. It didn’t used to be like this. trends

Deal Hunting On The Move With Shooger

YoungUpstarts

It’s got nothing to do with girls with a penchant for shoes. Then again, just maybe. Sweet Deal.

Where I get my news

Jeff Hilimire

I’m always curious to see how people consume content on the web. Reeder for iPad. It will definitely make the list of my favorite apps this year.

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Remake NYC, one app at a time

This is going to be BIG.

One huge inefficiency in the world of entrepreneurship that I see is that the people who are good at identifying problems aren't always the best people at building solutions. That's why NYC is such an interesting innovation ecosystem to me--because there's so much cross polination. Check it out here: [link].

Call For Tech Startups To Demo @UnPluggd Event [Application Deadline:June 26th]

VentureWoods

Grab an opportunity to demo your product at UnPluggd , India’s largest startup event that brings together amazing entrepreneurs, active angel investors and a bunch of ‘unpluggd’ stories (of failure, rejection and success!). . —————————— Why Demo @UnPluggd? News/ Events

Staff Leasing Companies

ithacaVC

For small companies (say less than 50 employees), I am a big fan of using staff leasing companies to handle employee administration.  In a nut shell, the way it works is that the staff leasing company technically hires your employees and then leases them to your company. Yes, you still make all the hiring, firing, title, salary, etc., Just bigger.

Heisenberg Raises Money

Brad Hargreaves

The principle of quantum uncertainty, published by Werner Heisenberg in 1927, approximately states: Certain pairs of physical properties of a particle — such as present position and momentum — cannot be simultaneously measured beyond a certain arbitrarily high precision. This is where the Uncertainty Principle of Capital comes in.

Vkontakte.ru To Become A Simple Vk.com

ArcticStartup

The move to a shorter and simpler.com domain is associated with Vkontakte's efforts to expand their global reach. unique visitors.

Going Green Is The Next Black

YoungUpstarts

by Quincy Yu, SeaYu Enterprises. According to a recent report , there was a 59-percent jump last year in the number of businesses that have gone green.

Time for a Technology Apalachin?

deal architect

We have seen it in the movie Godfather. We have seen it hilariously parodied by Billy Crystal in the movie Analyze This (see clip below). It is a meeting where the Cosa Nostra – the major US Mafia families -. Industry Commentary

Shadow Cities Hit Europe

ArcticStartup

Not so long ago we wrote about Grey Area launching their first MMO game, Shadow Cities, in the US. Today the company surprised us with another big launch, this time in Europe. This follows-ups company's earlier promise to open up new big markets already in June. During the spring the game was first launched in Sweden and then in the US and Canada.

The Humility Imperative: CEOs, Keep Your Arrogance in Check

Rob Go

The Humility Imperative: CEOs, Keep Your Arrogance in Check. Wow, what an amazingly insightful and honest post from my friend Dave Balter. .

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CC is Evil

VentureWoods

Well not all, but some of it definitely is. To know why we say that, lets dig into why we CC people on emails in the first place: 1) The “ You must know this CC &# - There is nothing wrong with this one. Example: Example: The support team CCing their Head on every support email they respond to. General collaboration email

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Triple Book Short: For Parents

OnlyOnce

Triple Book Short: For Parents. People who know me know that I am a voracious reader.  Among other things, I probably read about 25-30 books per year — and I wish I had time for more.  I probably read about 50% business books, which I blog about.  The first one is Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child , by Marc Weissbluth. 

NaturallyCurly.com Raises $1.2M Series C

Austin Startup

The folks at Austin-based NaturallyCurly.com announced today that they’ve raised some additional funding. The news isn’t even warm yet, and the San Francisco Chronicle is already pooping on the news saying that this is a sign that investors will fund anything. The reality is far different. This is the third round of [.]. Consumer

Growth Companies Accounted For Half Of Employment Effect In Finland Between 2006-2009

ArcticStartup

As our partnership with Nexit Ventures is coming to an end, so are the items we'll be covering. They see the potential that so many others fail to see.

Start-up SpareFoot Makes Self-Storage Fun

Austin Startup

SpareFoot, the online self-storage marketplace, launched a unique project and blog series called Adventures In Storage, designed to familiarize employees with their product in the most entertaining way possible. CEO Chuck Gordon coordinated the nine-week project, in which duos of employees moved a growing pile of possessions from one storage [.].

AS Discussions: Can you bootstrap your midsummer eve? (just for fun)

ArcticStartup

Instead of taking the car to your summer cabin, you can save money that would be used on gas by biking. It will take you longer to get to your destination, but it is possible! On the way to the cabin you might want to get some food. Home appliances such as the stove use electricity and are costly, so there will be no use of them either.

SolarWinds Agrees to Acquire TriGeo

Austin Startup

SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held TriGeo, a provider of log and event management software, for $35 million cash. The company expects the acquisition to close in the third quarter of 2011. Enterprise SolarWinds