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Product Idea: Reverse Engineering VC Investment Strategies

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

This is frustrating for entrepreneurs. If such a tool existed, then an entrepreneur could point the tool at his/her website, generate some data about stage, geography, and sector, and then generate a list of VC firms that are good targets. And I think entrepreneurs who are going out to raise capital would find it incredibly valuable.

It’s a Big Step from Engineer to an Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

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

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.

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.

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! *.

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.

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.

Why You Should Not Build a Recommendation Engine

datacommunitydc.org

Why You Should Not Build a Recommendation Engine. Im a physicist turned data scientist and entrepreneur. Follow @datacommunitydc. About.

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.

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.

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!

5 Key Actions To Maximize Entrepreneur Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

If you define your self-worth as an entrepreneur by how busy you are, it’s time to find another lifestyle. That’s productivity. Marty Zwilling.

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.)

Steve Blank Makes Homage to Steve Jobs in Speech to NYU Engineering Graduates

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The entrepreneur, author and educator urged graduates of NYU's engineering school to come to grips with the fact that their time on earth is limited

Great Entrepreneurs Sell Solutions, Not Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts his investor pitch to me by touting his new technology.

Entrepreneurs Need Time Management Accelerators

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs fantasize about days longer than 24 hours, convinced that their new venture could change the world, if they just had more time.

Entrepreneurs as Dissidents

Steve Blank

Entrepreneurs as Dissidents. These entrepreneurs are the ones who want to change “what is” and turn it into “what can be.“ The misfits.

26 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. My favorite part about being an entrepreneur is community.

7 Attributes of An Entrepreneur's Startup Dream Team

Startup Professionals Musings

Solo entrepreneurs rarely find an investor. Investors talk to each other and they love warm introductions to up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

10 Entrepreneur Alternatives To Investor Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Exchanging your services for services is possible with legal counsel, accountants, engineers, and even sales people. Use crowd funding.

Highlights from Our Webcast on Lean Startup for Engineers

Startup Lessons Learned

Last week, Eric sat down with developer Dan Milstein --one of the most popular speakers from the 2012 Lean Startup Conference --for a webcast conversation on getting engineers into the Lean Startup cycle. The question then becomes: What can engineers, and everyone else at a startup, do to reduce that uncertainty? That’s hard.

5 Entrepreneur Ideas That Investors See Too Often

Gust

Search engines. Invested Interests business entrepreneur ideas startup Or both. Here are my favorites: Image via Wikimedia Commons.

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Google+

YoungUpstarts

First of all, Google is the queen mother of all search engines. The majority of entrepreneurs market to their local area. Bing and Yahoo!

8 Good CFO Attributes That Every Entrepreneur Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

The best entrepreneurs take the initiative on these rather than wait for a CFO to drive them. business CFO entrepreneur key attributes startup

Many Entrepreneurs Are Too Busy, But Not Productive

Startup Professionals Musings

If you define your self-worth as an entrepreneur by how busy you are, it’s time to find another lifestyle. That’s productivity. Marty Zwilling.

This Product Prioritization System Nabbed Pandora 70 Million Monthly Users with Just 40 Engineers

Redeye VC

When it went public in 2011, over a decade after the company’s founding, Pandora employed fewer than 40 engineers. Compared to Twitter and Facebook, with their armies of engineers, Pandora is one of those rare Hail Mary success stories that keeps entrepreneurs and investors betting on long-shots.

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Case Study: Resolving Airline Engineering Issues Using Videoconferencing

YoungUpstarts

We offer videoconferencing services that can bring airline engineers together online to resolve issues and discuss the industry.

The 5 Most Common Frustrations Of An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

The road to business success is filled with challenges and frustrations that most aspiring entrepreneurs never even imagined. Marty Zwilling.

Perfectionists Are Not Entrepreneurs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

As an entrepreneur I revel in and celebrate chaos and uncertainty, because along with randomness comes bags loads of opportunities. Perfectionism is an absolute must in many professions such as pilots, engineers, doctors, scientists, researchers, food sellers, designers and others. But all of these people are not entrepreneurs

Technical Entrepreneurs Often Fail By Early Adopters

Startup Professionals Musings

Every technical entrepreneur is an early adopter of technology, so naturally they build things with people like themselves in mind.

Entrepreneurs Must Start Selling And Listening Early

Startup Professionals Musings

Savvy entrepreneurs start testing their ideas on potential customers even before the concept is fully cooked. Capitalize on yourself early.

7 Bold Growth Strategies For Visionary Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

To build a startup, entrepreneurs need a laser focus on providing an innovative solution to a real problem. entrepreneur Peter H.

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

www.bothsidesofthetable.com

Entrepreneur DNA. Entrepreneur turned VC. Want to Know Difference Between a CTO and a VP of Engineering? Entrepreneur Advice (3).

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10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Meet Cash Flow Peaks

Startup Professionals Musings

Exchanging your services for services is possible with legal counsel, accountants, engineers, and even sales people. Join a startup incubator.

Investors Measure Entrepreneurs By Cashflow Mileage

Startup Professionals Musings

Desperate entrepreneurs lose their leverage and die young. burn rate business cashflow entrepreneur investor startup

15 Entrepreneurs Reveal What Entrepreneurship Means to Them

Hearpreneur

Being an entrepreneur is a source of pride. It is the ambition of an entrepreneur that built the most profitable and successful companies.

Lessons from Facebook on Recruiting Elite Engineers

David Teten

Following is a guest post from ff Venture Capital winter intern Max Segan , a Colgate senior majoring in computer science, who is starting at Facebook this summer as a software engineer. Max obtained approval from Facebook for the post below. Keep candidates engaged. 2) In person interviews are a must. Example Question #1.

10 Steps For Entrepreneurs To Drive Real Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

It comes from a focus on learning and following the processes proven by other great entrepreneurs and leaders. entrepreneur G.

Graphene Application Challenge Prize?

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Wouldn’t this be a grand idea for senior year projects for engineering students? Attention engineering professors! Good on them!

Bad day for the cloud: Dropbox and Google App Engine experiencing outages

The Next Web

Dropbox and Google App Engine are both experiencing outages today. Apps Design & Dev Entrepreneur Google Insider NewsMore to follow.