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Engine. Where Startups Come Together

Feld Thoughts

I’ve regularly blog about patent trolls harassing startups and impeding innovation, the experiences of immigrant founders, and the battle for a free internet. Engine connected 15,000 calls from individuals to their Senators that day. At the end of this month, Engine is bringing startups to Washington, D.C. Go to D.C. with them.

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.)

Katie Rae and the Engine at MIT

David Cohen

Everyone who knows Katie Rae at Techstars is thrilled that she’s taken a lead role with  The Engine at MIT, a new venture fund and incubator space there. She epitomizes “give first” and cares deeply about the founders she works with as well as developing the Boston ecosystem. MIT is lucky to have you! Startups

Time For Founders School

Steve Blank

After weeks honing the script and days of filming, I’m honored to present the “ Startups ” section of Founders School.

Samba TV’s Austin Engineers Create Interactive Television


Omar Zennadi, co-founder of Samba TV and director of engineering, heads up the local office with ten employees. It’s primarily engineering focused, he said. Zennadi is […] The post Samba TV’s Austin Engineers Create Interactive Television appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Hiring Your First Engineer: A Technical Entrepreneur’s Take

View from Seed

How do you build your engineering/dev team from the ground up? Let’s make a few assumptions: You are a founder, you have your idea, and you have your money. What kind of engineers do you need? Now consider a few high-level categories of engineers: Front-End. It is just you. Back-End. System/Ops. Native App Types.

How To Find the Right Co-Founders?

Steve Blank

How do you figure out what’s the right mix of skills for the co-founders of your startup? Are We Missing A Founder? Who can I hire later?

Google Founders Define the Meaning of ‘Exceptional’

Startup Professionals Musings

Here are some lessons from the book that all entrepreneurs should wish they could emulate: Independently outstanding, but complementary founders.

The Perils of Founder Fighting

Both Sides of the Table

Nowhere is the politics more difficult than with co-founders, which is why for years I’ve spoken publicly about “ the co-founder mythology.”

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

Design Staff

How designers and engineers can play nice (and still run with scissors). Jenna Bilotta / Founder, Avocado Software. Engineers!

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! *.

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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Why You Should Not Build a Recommendation Engine

Why You Should Not Build a Recommendation Engine. Valerie Coffman Founder and CEO at Feastie. Follow @datacommunitydc. About. Calendar.

How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO

Product and Engineering. How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO. Product and Engineering. Founders. The Review.

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Startups: Stop Trying To Hire Ninja-Rockstar Engineers


He was formerly the co-founder and CTO at Designer Pages. Great companies need great engineers who want to solve complex problems.

How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO

Redeye VC

Ian Langworth started his career as an O’Reilly author and software engineer at Google. Today, he’s the co-founder and CTO of Artillery, bringing console-quality gaming to the web browser. Click through to the First Round Capital Review to read more

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Leadership Mistakes Plague Every Startup Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

These questions should all be contemplated and understood by every entrepreneur and startup founder, starting on day one of their quest. Levin.

Vision versus Hallucination – Founders and Pivots

Steve Blank

A founder’s skill is knowing how to recognize new patterns and to pivot on a dime. Pivot a Week. ” Pivot as an excuse. Lessons Learned.

WP Engine Opens an Office at Geekdom in San Antonio


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. San Antonio Austin Wordpress hosting WP Engine The plucky startup also has another 10 employees in a satellite office in California.

How Search Engine Optimization Can Bring You More Clients


by  On Yavin , founder and CEO of Exactive Marketing LTD. On Yavin  is the  founder and CEO of Exactive Marketing LTD.

Marketing Attribution: Creating a Growth Engine at Salesforce, Zendesk and Slack

For Entrepreneurs

In an age where product gets most of the attention, Bill is the kind of marketer founders crave. I recently sat down with Bill Macaitis. I’ve been a big fan of Bill’s since we brought him in as CMO at Zendesk. He has since gone on to be CMO at Slack. He knows exactly what. Marketing Sales and Marketing

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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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.

How to Find a Co-Founder

How to Change the World

After the fact, people may recognize one founder as the innovator, but it takes a team to make a new venture work. Do not rush.

How Steve Jobs Undercut Silicon Valley's Greatest Asset: Engineers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But in some respects, the Apple founder was also profoundly anti-competitive. None of the companies admitted any wrongdoing.

Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder


I did a presentation this week at Coloft that looked at how Non-Technical Founders can go about getting their MVP built.

How the Founder of Drupal Hires Engineers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal, says one interview question is more important than any other

The rise of the female founder

Version One Ventures

Women are underrepresented as engineers, management, investors, and founders. venture capital deals go to women founders and CEOs. However, there are signs that the situation, at least when it comes to female founders, is improving. Hopefully, 2014 will be the year we don’t have to talk anymore about female founders.

A Tech Founder's Guide To Picking A Non-Tech Founder


Founders are typically just “good enough” at a slew of things: fundraising, product, partnerships, etc. Why It’s Hard. The Most Common Mistakes.

How to Find Startup Co-Founders Online and in the Real World

VC Cafe

So how do you go about finding co-founders and early members of your startup? Who are the co-founders and what have they previously done?

The Yin and Yang of Product and Engineering

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

For a tech company, product and engineering are the heart and soul of the business. When I do a quick mental query of headcount across our entire portfolio of ~30 companies, I think at least 50% and maybe as much as 60% of the entire headcount of our portfolio is in either product or engineering. They will be managers.

Founder Labs (continued)

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Roughly three months ago, I wrote a post noting that Founder Labs was coming to NYC. And because of that, Founder Labs is a winning formula.

The Yin and Yang of a great co-founder relationship

It’s fascinating to me how co-founders need to be different in many ways and at the same time have shared values they are aligned on. Tweet.

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

Want to Know Difference Between a CTO and a VP of Engineering? This time I thought I’d try and address engineering talent. Simple.

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Sustainable engineering – avoid big re-writes

The Equity Kicker

Last week friend of Forward Partners  Douglas Squirrel published a post about Sustainable engineering  on The Path Forward  in which he advises founders on how to scale their engineering effort. Our plan is that more and more authors like Squirrel will become Pathfinders and contribute to The Path Forward. Forward Partners

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Why firing brilliant a s is required to build a great engineering culture

Redeye VC

Joe Stump is the co-founder of, and SimpleGeo – and ex-Lead Architect at Digg. In this First Round CTO Summit Talk, Joe shares how to build a great engineering culture. Below is an interpretation, not a transcript, of Joe’s talk. Click through to the First Round Capital Review to read more

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This Is the Future of Retail, According to One Silicon Valley Engineer

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If retailers are going to survive, they're going to need a new business model, says the co-founder and CEO of b8ta.

Guide to Finding a Technical Co-Founder

Vinicius Vacanti

Steve Job's Technical Co-Founder. just need to find a technical co-founder.&# Ugh. I’ve heard that too many times over the last few years and it almost always ends badly. I was in this situation and we barely escaped. The Challenge of Finding a Technical Co-Founder. How did you find your technical co-founder?

Startup Founders’ Favorite Interview Questions to Judge Early Team Fit

View from Seed

Ben Rubin , Co-founder & CEO, 10% Happier. Eric Berry , Co-founder & CEO, TripleLift. Sasha Hoffman , Co-founder, Fuzzy Compass.

Meet the Robotics Engineer Who Wants to Disrupt Your Furniture

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Jessica Banks--engineer, designer, and founder of RockPaperRobot--has a vision for a smart home both beautiful and technologically advanced