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Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

Startup Lessons Learned

What does your Chief Technology Officer do all day?

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What's the Difference between a CEO and COO? | Ask The VC

Ask The VC

Q: Can you please clarify the distinction between the roles of a CEO and a COO? I had my own impression of the roles of a CEO, which included managing

270+ Tools for Running a Business Online

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Social media Mobile 2.0 email share Last August we featured a post with more than 230 online apps for running your business. Since there are hundreds of new apps coming on the market every year, we figured it was time for an update. This year we came up with more than 270 additional apps.

Startup Essential To Do List

Angel Blog

This post is dedicated to a team of promising young entrepreneurs who asked me recently if they could all just “put some money in a bank account” to launch their startup. wanted to say 'yes' because I know how much other work they have to do to build a successful company. Why it's not easy to structure a startup. But it still looks fine.

Fear is the Mind Killer of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (we.

500 Hats

Okay folks. i am getting really fucking tired of all your negative shit. yeah, i know it's gonna be tough.

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Measuring sales and marketing effectiveness of SaaS companies

Cracking the Code

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Secret for Networking at Events - Prenetworking

SoCal CTO

I've never been able to walk into a large group of people and feel like I can "work the room." Sure, I've read various articles on this stuff, but honestly, I still struggle with meeting interesting people. Luckily, I've found a GREAT way to make my time spent at events much better. What do I do? Then I couldn't back out. 3.

Burnham's Beat: Infospace and the Great Shareholder Robbery of.

Burnham's Beat

Subscribe to This Blog. RSS/ATOM Feed Add This Feed To Bloglines Add to My Yahoo! Add to Netvibes. Subscribe Via Email. Wigix: An Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come | Main | Fannie Mae's Golden Goose: A Lesson In

Lessons Learned: What is customer development?

Startup Lessons Learned

When we build products, we use a methodology. For software, we have many - you can enjoy a nice long list on Wikipedia.

More Thoughts on Structuring an Angel Investment | Ask The VC

Ask The VC

I'm not a fan of convertible notes as the form of an angel investment. When I'm making an angel investment, I much prefer to price the round and do a

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The Future of Web Startups

www.paulgraham.com

October 2007 (This essay is derived from a keynote at FOWA in October 2007.) Theres something interesting happening right now. Startups are undergoing the same transformation that technology does when it becomes cheaper. Its a pattern we see over and over in technology. Initially theres some device thats very expensive and made in small quantities.

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Venture Capital Exit Times

Angel Blog

My two previous posts described how venture capital investors will want to invest too much and exit only for very high returns.

Resumes are for *Shit*. The 4 Things You Really Need: LinkedIn.

500 Hats

Robert just penned a pretty good post on how to tune up your resume for the "economic slowdown".

Six Web Metrics / Key Performance Indicators To Die For

Occam's Razor

The term KPI is one that I hear far more than any other in this nascent field we call Web Analytics. Key Performance Indicators! " and. Update].

Why I don't sign NDAs | Seth Levine

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

An entrepreneur started a meeting with me a few days ago by asking me to sign a non-disclosure agreement. politely declined and thought I'd back that up

[Web Analytics] My, How Things Have Changed | Watching Websites

Watching Websites

I'm currently in the middle of writing the Web Analytics chapter for the book, and my gosh – things have changed so much in fifteen years.

@altgate » Blog Archive » Market Timing Is A Skill Not Luck

Altgate

Selecting the ideal time to start a company is a skill, not just dumb luck.

75% of Facebook users are giggly and poke; 25% are serious and import bookmarks

Hacking Startups

Facebook users fall into two categories: giggly and serious. Facebook user experience could be better if Facebook took this dichotomy into account.

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Burnham's Beat: Wigix: An Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come

Burnham's Beat

RSS/ATOM Feed Add This Feed To Bloglines Add to My Yahoo! Add to Netvibes. Subscribe Via Email.  4 Things to Do After You Get Your First Term Sheet | Main | Infospace and the Great Shareholder Robbery of 2007

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Lessons Learned: The lean startup

Startup Lessons Learned

I've been thinking for some time about a term that could encapsulate trends that are changing the startup landscape. After some trial and error, I've settled on the Lean Startup. like the term because of two connotations

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How Can I Invest In A Venture Capital Firm? | Ask The VC

Ask The VC

Q: Your site talks a lot about VCs investing into companies but I can't find any information online (even on the VCs websites) about how VCs solicit investors

Everything you ever wanted to know about advisors: Part 2.

venturehacks.com

Venture Hacks Good advice for startups. Disclaimer: This is not legal advice. See Part 1 for the rest. Should I put together a board of advisors?

The Venture Boutique

K9 Ventures

In my previous post , I claimed that “Venture Capital is a people business in every sense of the word. It is therefore a boutique industry and it cannot scale.” ” Let me expand on that thought a little more to qualify what I’m saying. What early-stage venture capital is betting on is people. News VC

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Business Models for Social Networks: Monetizing Social Capital.

500 Hats

Q: Social Networks still Sexy? Or is the Thrill Gone? well, what's new folks. turns out Teh Sexy depends on CASH MONEY, G. many folks rip

Analytics Career Advice: Job Titles, Salaries, Technical & Business Roles

Occam's Razor

feel like am an Analytics God. What would be your advice for me in terms of next steps for my career? " Let me hasten to add two things. And more.

How to get a job in venture capital (revisited) | Seth Levine

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

A few years ago I wrote a post on how to get a job in venture capital. It was lucky enough to get broad distribution and remains my most viewed and linked to

Venture Capital Funds - How the Math Works

Angel Blog

Why the Size of Venture Capital Funds Matters to Angels and Entrepreneurs. My previous post was titled Venture Capital Firms Are Too Big. That post provides one important piece of data necessary to answer the really important question of why the size of venture capital funds matters to angel investors and entrepreneurs. Venture Capital Fund Math.

Explaining the Large Hadron Collider (for Dummies)

Christine.net

This is a Big Deal and ideally humanity will be able to validate some key theories without collapsing the Earth into a black cloud of antimatter.

Your Startup's Revenue Projections Are Wrong

VC Whisperer

People often ask me:"Paul, what should our revenue projections look like to attract venture capital?"I believe there is no good answer to that question. There’s no “right” projected number that makes us all want to throw money at a startup. Most VCs are savvy enough to ignore the number itself because frankly, most of the time, it's wrong.

T-Mobile G1 ShopSavvy Demo [del.icio.us]

Texas Startup Blog

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Lessons Learned: Five Whys

Startup Lessons Learned

Taiichi Ohno was one of the inventors of the Toyota Production System. His book Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production is a fascinating read, even though it's decidedly non-practical. After reading it, you might not

How Should I Approach a VC I Don't Know? | Ask The VC

Ask The VC

Q: Everyone tells me the way to approach a venture capitalist I don't know is through a friendly introduction from someone who already knows that

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To announce my return to the tech world, I’ll be giving away a free laptop.

Jessica Mah

What the contest will be, I am yet to determine. 4th and 5th place winners will get cute HP messenger bags. Clever, if you ask me.

Due Diligence Reveals All - To The VC

Seeing Both Sides

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog about how to prepare for the financing process , focusing in particular on follow-on financings.  Some readers have pointed out to me that I left out a very key element of the due diligence process:  what the process itself reveals about the nature of the entrepreneur to the VC.