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Product Idea: Reverse Engineering VC Investment Strategies

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The other day I found myself on a VC website. went to the portfolio page, looked at all of their investments and from that inferred what that firm’s investment strategy was by sector, stage & geography. This is not a simple thing to do, but it can be done. Some of that is most VC websites aren’t particularly great to begin with.

The Academy For Software Engineering

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

In the comments (where the good stuff happens), a Google engineer told me to go down to Stuyvesant High School and meet a teacher named Mike Zamansky who had taught him to write code in high school.  So began my quest to see more computer science and software engineering in the NYC public school system. 

Engine. Where Startups Come Together

Feld Thoughts

That’s where Engine Advocacy comes in. A few months ago, I joined the Advisory Board of Engine to lend my support to an organization that is doing amazing work for the startup ecosystem. Engine connected 15,000 calls from individuals to their Senators that day. You can get involved by becoming an Engine member today.

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Marc Andreessen

will donate the prize money to charitable programs that help spread the culture and foundational knowledge of engineering — such as scholarships and summer programs for engineering students. Andreessen Horowitz Philanthropy Programming Technology Web/Tech engineering Eric Bina Mosaic Queen Elizabeth

A growth engine without a profit engine is incomplete thinking

The Equity Kicker

In addition to a growth engine, companies need to understand their profit engine. And they have had a lot of success.

Where Is My Search Engine Traffic?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

You need to explore all avenues of getting traffic, and search engines are the primary way users will locate your site. Where is the traffic?

The one cost engineers and product managers don't consider

Redeye VC

Click through to the First Round Capital Review to read more

Human Engineering and Emotional Intelligence for Startups

VC Cafe

human engineering VC Cafe Photo credit: By imaginedhorizons (Flickr). ” Question: What is Human Engineering? Wikipedia ).

Encouraging Girls to Become Engineers

SiliconHills

Glangchai wants more girls to become engineers. San Antonio Luz Cristal Glangchai TEDxSanAntonio VentureLab

5 Reasons Engineers Make Great CEOs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Unlike "regular" people, they have a unique way of seeing the world

Rimini Street: The Little Engine That Could

deal architect

As part of its 2015 reporting, Rimini Street shared with me they now have as customers more than 125 Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 100 companies. That is pretty impressive reach when you also factor their smaller customers and many. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Engineering spirals: 10 philosophies to facilitate innovation

The Next Web

Daniel Jacobson (Twitter | LinkedIn) is the VP of Edge Engineering for the Netflix API. He is also the co-author of APIs: A Strategy Guide.

Eureka! A New Era for Scientists and Engineers

Steve Blank

Silicon Valley was born  in an era of applied experimentation driven by scientists and engineers. Yet this system isn’t perfect. Until today.

Content Diversity is Key to Search Engine Optimisation Success

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Author Bio: Kira works for The WebMarketing Group , an internet marketing company specialising in search engine optimisation. Juicy Copy.

Why You Should Not Build a Recommendation Engine

datacommunitydc.org

Why You Should Not Build a Recommendation Engine. Why You Should Not Build a Recommendation Engine. Follow @datacommunitydc. About.

Why Yammer believes the traditional engineering organizational structure is dead

Redeye VC

Kris Gale, VP of Engineering at Yammer, argues the key to building fast at scale lies in small teams.

Human Engineering and Emotional Intelligence for Startups

VC Cafe

Human Engineering Business model canvas Getsatisfaction kampyle SnapBug Tenderapp UserVoice VijulOn "Intelligence Is Overrated: What You Really Need To Succeed", a research by Carnegie Institute of Technology shows that "85 percent of your financial success is due to skills in “human. [[ This is a content summary only.

WP Engine Opens an Office at Geekdom in San Antonio

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News WP Engine, founded in 2010 at Capital Factory, has 150 employees in Austin and it’s hiring. And WP Engine has just opened a San Antonio office at Geekdom, a technology incubator and coworking […] The post WP Engine Opens an Office at Geekdom in San Antonio appeared first on SiliconHills.

Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster-part 3 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank

Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster.  University.

Most Engineering Grads Come from These 10 Countries [Infographic]

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Your next engineering hire might come from one of these emerging powerhouses

A Great Graduation Speech For Engineers And Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

My friend Krista Marks (now at Disney – which acquired her first company – Kerpoof ) sent me a copy of the graduation speech she gave at the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing on May 8th. In 1989, I graduated with degree in Electrical Engineering from the USC. Enjoy and be inspired! *.

How to Improve Your Content for the Search Engines… Fast

Rembrandt Communications

As an entrepreneur, you know you need to build online awareness and get high rankings on the search engines. 3 No-Cost Ways to Get Noticed Online Improve your content to boost online awareness.

Rehabilitating the Arrogant Engineer

Scott Weiss

Amongst all the stories, pictures of his family, doctor interactions and discussion of his dreams and his illness, Randy said very clearly to all computer science engineers: The key to innovation is that teams beat individuals. In retrospect, the phenomenon that Randy describes is not limited to the field of engineering. Delegate.

Hiring Your First Engineer: A Technical Entrepreneur’s Take

View from Seed

How do you build your engineering/dev team from the ground up? What kind of engineers do you need? Now consider a few high-level categories of engineers: Front-End. The best engineers I’ve worked with cross into multiple categories. I’d consider them to be more like generalists. It is just you. Back-End. System/Ops.

Design Staff ? How designers and engineers can play nice (and.

Design Staff

How designers and engineers can play nice (and still run with scissors). Participate in the entire engineering cycle. Engineers!

The Case for Why Marketing Should Have Its Own Engineers

Redeye VC

Today, he runs the marketing team like an independent agency within the organization complete with its own engineers — a strategy he highly recommends for small teams that need to get a lot done fast. Knewton isn’t an easy product to explain. So far so good. Click through to the First Round Capital Review to read more

Facebook VP of Engineering on Solving Hard Things Early

Redeye VC

talked about this, among other engineering challenges, at First Round Capital''s last CTO Summit. January 2002. Little did we know it was never going to get easier to fix the truly hard problems companies face. Click through to the First Round Capital Review to read more

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Your Next Engineer May Work From One of These 5 Countries

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Startups are forgoing exorbitant engineering salaries for the more reasonably-priced but quality work of an outsourced IT staff

How the Top 18 Female Engineers Got Their Start

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The recipe for success in the field often starts with tinkering--and a little luck

Startups: Stop Trying To Hire Ninja-Rockstar Engineers

OnStartups

Attitude - Anyone that gets courted the way a senior engineer does today is at risk of developing a sense of entitlement (to put it lightly).

7 Ways to Outrank Your Competitors in Search Engines

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Even if your competitors have been doing SEO longer than you have, it's possible to catch them. Here are 7 ways to do so

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How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO

firstround.com

Product and Engineering. How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO. Product and Engineering. First Round Capital. Design.

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Getting Engineers into the Lean Startup Cycle

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan On August 20, Eric will sit down with developer and Hut8Labs co-founder Dan Milstein for a webcast you can join to discuss “Getting Engineers Into the Lean Startup Cycle.” This conversation will be a great opportunity for engineers and engineering managers to learn more about implementing Lean Startup ideas.

7 Worst Entrepreneurial Perceptions From Engineers

Startup Professionals Musings

Clearly, engineers should think twice before assuming they have an advantage over the rest of us toward being an entrepreneur. Marty Zwilling.

This Ex-Facebook Engineer Just Sold His Startup for $582 Million

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Salesforce will pay $582 million for Quip, a cloud-based word processor startup that aims to disrupt Microsoft Office

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Wilson: What’s The Difference Between A CTO And A VP Engineering?

Ask The VC

Today’s VC Post of the Day is from Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures) titled  VP Engineering Vs CTO. It’s worth noting that people who write about the difference between CTO’s and VP Engineering’s don’t seem to be very creative in the Title category.

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Google Engineer: How We Interview, How I’d Beat Us for Talent, & How Non-Technical Founders Should Approach Devs

View from Seed

Saurya Velagapudi is a senior software engineer at Google, based in their Cambridge, Mass., Portfolio companies can contact us to learn more.)

The Top 5 Technologies That 'Star Wars' Failed To Predict, According To Engineers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Some engineers say that the Star Wars series lacks vision. No, really

The Engineer Exchange Program

Code as Craft

Twitter and Etsy are working together on a new project to help our engineers learn from each others’ practices, with the idea of making both of our engineering teams better as a result.  We hope to learn what makes each other tick, how we celebrate our successes and learn from our failures, and how we can each be better in the end.

Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?

Both Sides of the Table

This time I thought I’d try and address engineering talent. The VP Engineering aspires to manage teams. Most often they are not.

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