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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010


Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. First Principles. Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 Forum December 9th Lineup - Startup Houston , November 27, 2010 When to step on the gas and go for it? If you think so, please let me know what they are

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Your Financial Model Is A Work Of Fiction; Build It Anyway

Seed Stage Capital

Startup Financials Series Startup financial models are a pain in the ass. They take a ton of time to build. They are complex and often messy.


Anchor Your Startup with Big Honest Vision

Instigator Blog

“Go big or go home.&#. I’m (somewhat) ashamed to admit that I’ve uttered those words before. I’ve written them too.

Talent and Bandwidth

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

When people ask me what the city and state government can do to help the technology driven startup community in NYC, I tell them two things. First, there is not one tech ecosystem. There is the software, internet, digital media sector which is thriving and on a tremendous growth spurt. would focus on two areas; talent and bandwidth. It is critical.

Dilbert on Cloud Computing


Some days it does feel this way

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Between Thought and Expression Lies A Lifetime

Lou Reed wrote this line (my favorite lyric ever) in the context of relationships (I think). But it's much more applicable than that. Ideas for new businesses are amazing, wonderful, creative things. What makes ideas so interesting

Creating the Next Silicon Valley – The Chilean Experiment

Steve Blank

Creating the Next Silicon Valley – The Chilean Experiment. Chile has decided that it wants to be an innovation hub in South America. Venture Capital.

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Ideas matter, great execution of a bad idea = failure

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Nathaniel Whittemore wrote an excellent post  demolishing the Silicon Valley mantra that "execution" is all that matters. Ideas do matter. a lot. Great execution of a bad ideas still result in failure. Pivots and execution are the buzz words in Silicon Valley. Mark Zuckerberg developed Facebook around the same time. The difference? No middle ground.

The Mesh: Why the future of business is sharing, by Lisa Gansky

Grade A Entrepreneurs

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis. How many cars do we really need in a family? Do we need to buy new clothes all the time? Great news.

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When Smart People are Bad Employees

Ben's Blog

And I always find, yeah, I always find somethin’ wrong. You been puttin’ up with my sh#t just way too long. I’m so gifted at findin’ what I don’t like the most. So I think it’s time for us to have a toast. Let’s have a toast for the jerkoffs. That’ll never take work off. Baby, I got a plan. And I did.

11 New Year’s Resolutions to Work Happy in 2011

Startup Professionals Musings

Welcome to the New Year 2011! The right reason to start a business is not the money, challenge, or the prestige, but the chance to follow your dream.

jQuery Plugin: BetterGrow Your Words

The Product Guy

Many things grow, but none grow better than when they BetterGrow.  wanted a dynamic and customizable textarea that kept up with me, that. Usage. link].

Dreams, Goals & People: Lessons from Carlos Brito

Growthink Blog

Carlos Brito is the CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev. These lessons include: 1. Dreaming small or dreaming big takes the same energy, so dream big."

Twitter Link Roundup #68 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Need a Logo?

Orbotix Sphero at CES

Feld Thoughts

Today’s fun “company at CES that Foundry Group has invested in&# is Orbotix. Here’s Sphero in action.  .


Startup Exits Should Be Positive and Planned Early

Startup Professionals Musings

If you startup is your dream, why would you want to think about an exit? Wrong. Remember that equity investments are not like loans with interest.

FlexiSpy, ShopKick, Roving Bugs and a New Breed of Spyware?

Florida Venture Blog

Microphone spying may have been a small issue when many desktops didn’t have microphones or microphones [.].

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Three economic trends for 2011 (fueled by startup goodness)

crowdSPRING Blog

2011 is going to be a great year for entrepreneurs – even better than 2010. Investors will be bullish on startups. Photo: Alan Levine.

The Numbers Reset To Zero

Feld Thoughts

Most of the companies I’m an investor in have a fiscal year that lines up with the calendar year.  As a result, with a few exceptions, the 2010 numbers are done and the 2011 numbers have reset to zero. But every year on the first day back at work after the new year I recall being somewhat daunted that we were back at zero for all the numbers.

Align Your Startup With Today’s Customer Paradigm

Startup Professionals Musings

Every organization today faces the expectations of an always-on world. Engage customers with relevant and valuable content. Lack of customer insight.

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e-Mission has launched. - the vc in me. - Typepad

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Chronic Under-financing of EU Start-ups Driven by Mindset

Babbling VC

I've read and written about it many times but I think there is one thing which is never loudly spoken about when comparing the EU to Silicon Valley (or the US in general). personally believe that one of the major drawbacks to venture capital in Europe is chronic under-financing and people skirt around this issue. What does this all boil down to?

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ROI for Business Intelligence

Active Garage

There are many factors to take into consideration in reaching the largest possible ROI.  Indirect Benefits.

A new decade: From consumerization to commercialization of technology

deal architect

“I would rather compete with Sony than compete in another product category with Microsoft.” Steve Jobs said that to Time magazine soon after launching the iPod in 2001. It signaled the start of a trend Gartner would later call “consumerization

24 Hours In Las Vegas With My Dad

Feld Thoughts

Last night during my two mile post dinner walk from the Hard Rock (where I had an awesome dinner at Nobu) to the Venetian (where I subsequently had a very short night of sleep), my mind wandered around about the great time I had with my dad at CES. Our annual 24 hours (usually more like 30) together in Las Vegas every January for CES is another one.

Spencer Fry — Building the Trunk, First

Spencer Fry


Calling Vince Lombardi: Four Mega-Trends for 2011

Growthink Blog

When seeking breakout companies to back, here are four mega-trends for 2011: 1. Look for Companies That Harness the Power and Avoid the Danger of “Corporations of One.” Never before in human history has the world afforded more opportunities for talented individuals to work for themselves, by themselves. How do they resist? What to do about it?

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2011 Thoughts

Leveraging Ideas

2010 was a challenging year for me personally and I took a fair amount of time off from blogging. I’m hoping to get back into the groove of writing this year. Initially I thought I’d write a lengthy retrospective about my year, but who wants to dwell in the past? 2010 saw me transition out of Workstreamer, a company I started 4+ years ago.

More Women Pursuing Entrepreneurial Career

The Entrepreneurial Mind

During the on-going recession, entrepreneurship is becoming an even more popular path for women in America. Elizabeth Fuller has an article in CSM that explores some of the common practices of women entrepreneurs: "If opening a business demands courage, opening one in the aftermath of the. Because women-owned businesses are. downturn.

Flexible Focus #35: Move less, Attract more

Active Garage

The Abundance Mentality. So they languished and starved in the face of abundance. This was Hell. This was Heaven , in the face of the same abundance.

Perhaps this is the most optimal use of the iPhone #humor

Jeff Hilimire

Mobile Random humor iphone

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Cities Built Around Airports (and China Fact of the Day)

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

China is building 100 new airports by 2020. By the time that’s all done, 1.5 billion Chinese will live within 90 minutes of an airport. That's from this review of the forthcoming book Aerotroplis: The Way We'll Live Next , which looks interesting. Yes, the vast bulk of trade still goes by sea, but already one-third of its value travels by air.

Time passages

deal architect

"Well I'm not the kind to live in the past The years run too short and the days too fast The things you lean on are the things that don't last Well it's just now and then my line gets

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Project Reality Check #3: Hangman – The Triple Constraint

Active Garage

“Hangman” is a game having a lot in common with project management. There IS a substantial difference between Hangman and managing a project. Simple.