Tue.Aug 23, 2011

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Foundry Group Invests In MakerBot Industries

Feld Thoughts

Today we announced that we’ve led a $10m round for MakerBot Industries and I’ve joined the board. I’m super excited to be working with Bre Pettis, Adam Mayer, Zach Smith, and the rest of the MakerBot gang to create consumer-grade 3D printers. At the back were a bunch of people banging away on computers.

Model Cap Tables With VCHub

Ask The VC

A few days ago I answered a question on AsktheVC about modeling cap tables. After a quick email conversation with Jeff Boardman (founder of LearnVC ), I realize I had left his product off the list. In addition, he’s created a variety of interactive examples that help you understand things like: Anti Dilution – Broad-based Weighted Average.

10 Ways Startups Build Highly Responsible Teams

Startup Professionals Musings

Getting things done effectively in a startup requires total individual and team accountability. Reward accountability consistently and often.

Hower: Your Startup Probably Isn’t A Platform

Ask The VC

Today’s VC post of the day is from Lee Hower (NextView Ventures) titled Odds Are, Your Startup Probably Isn’t A Platform. Lee totally nails it in this post and reminds us of two important things. “Simply having an API doesn’t make your company a platform. VC Post of the Day hower platform

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The Side Hustle and Flow Interview Series: Jenny Blake

Escape From Cubicle Nation

So far we have profiled Chandoo , Willie Jackson , Dan Schawbel , Laurie Gay , Carmen Sognonvi , Desiree Adaway and Gwen Morrison. Why or why not?

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More and More Young Entrepreneurs Arriving on Campus

The Entrepreneurial Mind

My favorite time of year. This year's freshman class has moved into their dorms and are ready for their new beginning.

Remembrance of the Slave Trade - Child Labour and Human - Deimar

Deimar

How to Surf Locally – Without Being Local

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

This is a sponsored post, written by me. All opinions and views are 100% my own. One of the most significant changes the internet has brought about has been the ability to easily communicate with people around the world instantly. It used to be that pen pals from different countries would write to each other

Snipbase Is The Ads Scrapbook

ArcticStartup

Hopeinen Norsu (Finnish for Silver Elephant ) is a Finnish company developing a service called Snipbase. Snipbase is a sort of a scrapbook for ads.

To the man that stood right next to me on the escalator

Jeff Hilimire

Hi there, fella. I was kind extremely humbled that you deciding that we were close enough in our relationship for you to stand right next to me on the escalator at the airport. It’s true, I only just met you as we happened to get to the entrance to the escalator at the same time, with me slightly ahead of you. like your style. Those simpletons.

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Time is Money: There is a multi-billion dollar business to be built around time

This is going to be BIG.

Yesterday, I ran the Battle of Brooklyn 10 miler in Prospect Park. When I got there in the morning, I noticed that Dave Morgan, founder of Tacoda and Simulmedia, had also checked into the park for the run. We met up and, as it turns out, he signed up the day before after noticing my packet pickup checkin at Jackrabbit on Friday.

A Deeper Dive Into Supercell

ArcticStartup

I talked to Supercell's CEO Ilkka Paananen on where the company stands today and a little about their future plans as well. First of all, the figures.

Resilience Engineering #11: Grief and Awareness – Breaking the Grip of Robustness

Active Garage

Breaking the grip of a robust approach in complex situations can be done but it is challenging. Troubled Projects. The trouble increases.

Venture Capital Survey Silicon Valley Second Quarter 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

By Barry J. Kramer and Michael J. Patrick of Fenwick & West LLP. Background Fenwick & West LLP analyzed the terms of venture financings for 117 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the second quarter of 2011. Overview of Fenwick & West Results. Interpretive Comment regarding the Barometer. Acquisitions of U.S.

Guest blog: A love letter to Business of Software

Business of Software Blog

A guest blog from Patrick Foley who produced last week's entertaining, ' All hail the Wannapreneur! ' video. Patrick  Patrick is an ISV Architect Evangelist at Microsoft and co-founder of the Startup Success Podcast.    [link]. They don't have to be love letters but this is hugely appreciated.   [link].

How To Become Famous In Your Industry Without Using Television

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Contacting the media with a news story is not the only way to achieve massive exposure for your business and profile. There are tons of other ways to attract media attention and also that of your desired audience directly. The series concluded last night with a public auction to determine a winner. Keep it simple.

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About Flite - SocialTimes.com

Will Price

What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About Flite - SocialTimes.com

How To Push For Cash When You're In The Service Business

START-UP BUSINESS TALK

One of the well-known cons to owning a service business is that your business depends on your work in order to receive money. What Do You Do?

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Erply Introduces NFC Enabled Magnetic Card Reader

ArcticStartup

Erply, one of the most promising start-ups from Estonia, provide software for small and medium-sized retailers who have physical stores. We have not covered the company for almost a year and meanwhile it has been quitely growing. From 2,000 business customers in March 2010, the company grew to 20,000 retailers who daily process over $2.5

Summer Reading

Seeing Both Sides

One of my favorite parts of summer is having the opportunity to catch up on pleasure reading. Like many, I read so much work-related material that it is refreshing to have the luxury to broaden my thinking and information intake by reading non-work related books. Life Management/Happiness/Health. Family/Kids. Fiction/Fun. Delirious by Daniel Palmer.

What Drives You to Bring in More Traffic?

Up and Running

As a business with a Web site presence, are you doing everything necessary to drive traffic to your company’s site? Get that Engine Running.

Which team should you root for? Obviously the answer is the.

Mark Birch

Which team should you root for? Obviously the answer is the JETS. Just make sure, whatever you do, make sure you become an avid fan of the JETS.

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Q&A Platform Drumo To Drum Up City Discovery In Australia and Asia

YoungUpstarts

Is going hyperlocal the next big thing or the latest hype? Take newly announced Drumo ( www.drumo.com ), for example. Private Beta Invites Available.

Visionaries, Fighters and Pretenders

Mark Birch

In any hot sector or economic cycle, there are three communities.  The first are the people toiling in obscurity before any trend appears. 

[ADV] [Singapore] [Event] Social Media And The Changing Demands of Global Consumers On The Agenda At SMWF Asia

YoungUpstarts

This year’s first Keynote Panel Discussion at Social Media World Forum (SMWF) Asia will be examining the profile of consumers that can be reached via social media, both regionally and globally and how the social web is changing their attitudes. In recent years Web 2.0 Growing and nurturing a valuable online community costs time and money.

Why Not Hire the Young to Build Their Own Future?

EIN News

ideas and turn them into thriving businesses. Venture capitalists have subsidized very successful ones, especially in. unexpected -- and incalculable -- value for U.S. global strategic interests. Why not create a

RSVP for Hackers & Founders NYC Meetup #24

Mark Birch

RSVP for Hackers & Founders NYC Meetup #24 : datainsightsideas : End of Summer meetup for #24. See you there! The @hackersfounders event is one event that I really look forward to.  Great crowd, great location and great food (Shake Shack, what could be better).  See you there! events hackers tech

Can I use a DC for running other services?

EIN News

that can manage many servers at once. Venture capitalists continue to bet big on cloud computing, market, a move that could help the U.S. company sell to China's government agencies. Fruit

Nominate a NYC Venture Fellow

Mark Birch

nycedc : Nominations for the NYC Venture Fellows class of 2012 are now open! The NYC Venture Fellows program aims to increase collaboration among startup and established businesses, and encourages national and international startups to locate and grow their businesses in New York City. Fellows will be selected by the end of the year.

Who Saved Silicon Valley? Angels, Of Course

EIN News

capture the early stage space abandoned by venture capitalists. REUTERS California is America's most fecund cluster. financial irrigation. Since 2005, the amount of venture capital under management has fallen by 60 percent, 25% of all Angel groups in the U.S., and about 30 of those are in

How to Surf Locally – Without Being Local

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

This is a sponsored post, written by me. All opinions and views are 100% my own. One of the most significant changes the internet has brought about has been the ability to easily communicate with people around the world instantly. It used to be that pen pals from different countries would write to each other

The VC "Homerun" Myth

Possible Insight

My initial response was that we’ll get into those deals before they are monsters.  We don’t need the reputation of a name firm because the guys we want to fund don’t have any of the proof points name firms look for.  They’ll attract the big firms some time after they take our money.  Of course, this answer is open to debate. 

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Should You Let Your Son Build Legos At The Breakfast Table?

entrepreMusings

His response was that he would be very careful and not spill milk on them. Lego pieces (as was I).

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