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Product Idea: Reverse Engineering VC Investment Strategies

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

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. 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.

Start Your Marketplace Engines

Genuine VC

At NextView Ventures, we have a number of companies in our portfolio which are “marketplace” businesses, where buyers and sellers meet to exchange a good or service. But the most difficult challenge is starting the marketplace engine in the first place, which can be sparked with one of the techniques above

How to Build a Successful and Diverse Venture Capital Portfolio Without Really Trying

This is going to be BIG.

Who is actually building a portfolio whose founders reflect the diversity of the greater population? went back and calculated the number of companies in the first Brooklyn Bridge Ventures portfolio who have at least one founder who is female, from an underrepresented minority group, or LGBT. Not directly, anyway. And does it work?

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. Portfolio. The Review.

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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

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

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.

You Can’t Spell Hardware without H-A-R-D

K9 Ventures

That’s 7 out of about 29 investments that K9 has made to date and so that’s almost 1/4 of the K9 portfolio. Hardware is different.

Measuring Incrementality: Controlled Experiments to the Rescue!

Occam's Razor

We have to do Search Engine Optimization. The company truly has a portfolio strategy when it comes to marketing. Controlled experiments!

Brett Berson - Turning a Portfolio into a Community.

Redeye VC

Ever since I became a VC, one of the most frequent questions I get asked is: “Don’t you miss being an entrepreneur?  And our Venture Concierge service has saved our CEOs hundreds of hours of time by providing them with a lightweight consulting/research service. .

Best Job Boards for Recruiting Startup Engineers

David Teten

One of our portfolio companies asked me this week, “Do you all have a list of job boards your portfolio companies have had great success with in recruiting high quality engineers?”. Therefore, the best candidates are rarely perusing job boards.  Social Recruiting Report ranks the top tech job boards by Google Page Rank.

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Search: Not Provided: What Remains, Keyword Data Options, the Future

Occam's Razor

We are headed towards having zero referring keywords from Google and, perhaps, other search engines. Aggregated search engine level analysis.

How Top Venture Capitalists Create (and Sometimes Destroy) Portfolio Company Value

David Teten

Panelists. Christopher Fralic, Managing Partner, First Round Capital. Dave Tisch, Founder & Managing Director, TechStars NYC. Moderator.

So You Want to Compete Against Amazon?

Jeff Jordan

These designers’ unique products are typically not found through Amazon’s search engine as they lack broad awareness.

Auth0: Solving the Identity Crisis

K9 Ventures

And the product that Auth0 has built blew me away with how well thought through and engineered it is. We have a problem.

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The Ingenious Osmo

K9 Ventures

It is at the heart of engineering. K9 Portfolio Company Jerome Scholler Osmo playosmo.com Pramod Sharma Tangible Play Ingenuity.

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Gradescope: AI for Grading and Assessment

K9 Ventures

Engineers in general hate doing things that are repetitive. “I love grading” — I doubt those words have ever been uttered in earnest!

Hiring Female Engineers

Redeye VC

Really compelling stuff -- on a very important topic.

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card.io: Like Square, but without the square

K9 Ventures

Brent, the founding engineer of card.io was previously a member of the founding team at Sifteo. K9 News Portfolio Company card.io

Some Happenings In Our Portfolio

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Yesterday, I saw an informal survey of our portfolio companies. Too much pimping of the portfolio doesn't make for a good VC blog.

Entrepreneurs and VCs can use Innovation Engineering

VentureWoods

Yes.Entrepreneurs and VCs can use  Innovation Engineering. VCs to validate/verify and revalidate/reverify Innovation of their portfolio and future portfolio companies. More on Innovation Engineering is here: [link]   and here  [link].

Los Angeles CTO / VP Engineering Job Searches

SoCal CTO

Actually, you should use your one-page networking document with them so they can likely help even outside their portfolio

The Kick-Ass Cloud For Developers

Peter Levine

Andreessen Horowitz Portfolio Companies cloud developers DigitalOcean open source The results have been eye-popping.

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How to build a Silicon Valley caliber product engineering team in Asia

The Next Web

There are only 25,000 engineers on this tiny island and a mere one percent of them are unemployed. See part one here  and part two here.

Excellent Analytics Tip #26: Every Critical Metric Should Have A BFF!

Occam's Razor

Now you have excellent context for making smarter decisions about the full-value of each acquisition channel in your portfolio. Simple. gaac ).

Put the internet to work for you

John O'Farrell

You can leave the hard work of creating the individual tools to the engineers and designers.”. Living in silos. Announcing IFTTT. Looking ahead.

Six Visual Solutions To Complex Digital Marketing/Analytics Challenges

Occam's Razor

secondary, under-appreciated, challenge is that search engines value freshness of content. Two things I love a lot: 1. All of that is good.

Eight Silly Data Things Marketing People Believe That Get Them Fired.

Occam's Razor

There are a ton more reasons obsessing about the rank of a handful of words on the search engine results page (SERP) is a very poor decision.

Empowering Analysis Ninjas? 12 Signs To Identify A Data Driven Culture

Occam's Razor

An example is: "We should add these 80 keywords to our PPC portfolio with a max bid of $14." Tools. People. Consulting. Processes.

Multi-Channel Attribution Modeling: The Good, Bad and Ugly Models

Occam's Razor

The outcome in either scenario is a restructuring of the organization that is exquisitely geared towards taking advantage of portfolio optimization.

Congratulations IndexTank!

K9 Ventures

These companies don’t have search engineers on staff. IndexTank (@ IndexTank ) has been acquired by LinkedIn ! Diego was a hacker’s hacker.

7 Data Presentation Tips: Think, Focus, Simplify, Calibrate, Visualize++

Occam's Razor

You will never obsess about the cost per trade of your E-Trade portfolio, right? All well and good. The last mile. Data presentation! Then down.

Google Analytics Tips: 10 Data Analysis Strategies That Pay Off Big!

Occam's Razor

Like everything in life, you want a balanced portfolio (left). Traffic Sources > Search Engine Optimization > Geographical Summary.

Cloud-client computing and the evolution of the mobile app

Peter Levine

But native apps are a pain: they typically require separate front-end engineers, there is little code shared between apps, and there is no concept of coordination with the back-end (cloud) services. Andreessen Horowitz Portfolio Companies cloud-client computing Meteor This is now changing. That is, until Meteor.

It’s Time for Lyft off!

Scott Weiss

They are college students, engineers, entrepreneurs and retirees. These are times when I really wish I had a few extra people in the car!

Excellent Analytics Tip #24: Obsess About Real Business Profitability

Occam's Razor

Digital advertising and marketing is a key part of ZQI's multi-channel acquisition portfolio. Sounds like fun? It is. They do everything.

You Are What You Measure, So Choose Your KPIs (Incentives) Wisely!

Occam's Razor

You feel proud because you started with just 5% of the traffic from search engines.  Yes, data is important. Helps make marketing better. Yahoo!

Disrupting Proctor & Gamble

Scott Weiss

The vast majority of Quirky products require an investment of less than $50,000 along with one to four designers/engineers working with the community. If you want to build a large portfolio in a short time, you wouldn’t want to work anywhere else. Andreessen Horowitz Portfolio Companies Product DevelopmentThey get paid!

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Multi-Channel Attribution: Definitions, Models and a Reality Check

Occam's Razor

Experiment with changes in your digital portfolio based on your time decay results. 6. " I believe deeply in that quote. MCA-O2S. Go back.

Congratulations IndexTank!

K9 Ventures

Diego and I first met in 1997. I had recently finished the Master of Software Engineering ( MSE ) program at Carnegie Mellon  and gone full time on my first startup. These companies don’t have search engineers on staff. K9 News Portfolio Company Daniel Tunkelang Diego Basch exit IndexTank LinkedIn Search-as-a-ServiceSmall world!

VMware Buys Nicira for $1.26B

Ben's Blog

Like many successful technology companies, Nicira started with a brilliant engineer who had the right experience to see the future more clearly than anyone else. Unlike consumer startups, where engineers tend to be their own first and best customers, most data networking engineers have never run large-scale networks.