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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. We’re trying to create a startup community that can mobilize to make the government listen and understand the issues that have a unique impact on our community. Go to D.C.

Product Idea: Reverse Engineering VC Investment Strategies

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The PWC Money Tree report says that 4,356 startup investments were made in 2014. 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 frustrating for entrepreneurs.

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. Startup general interest Uncategorized

Human Engineering and Emotional Intelligence for Startups

VC Cafe

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

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. Marty Zwilling.

Lean Startup Tools: Building A Growth Engine

Early Growth Financial Services

Sounds nice, but what exactly is a startup growth engine? In which startup situations might this strategy have the most impact?

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Start Your Marketplace Engines

Genuine VC

And along the way we’ve met with or observed a larger number of seed-stage startups attempting to start them. Communities like those of uTest (software QA testers), as well as NextView portfolio companies GrabCAD (mechanical engineers) and thredUP (parents), which resulted in marketplaces had origins in this approach.

Flying Software Engineers To Boulder For Startup Week

Feld Thoughts

Boulder is full of software engineers, but we need more. A lot more. So, several local companies pitched in some bucks and the organizers of Boulder Startup Week are buying plane tickets for five people to come out between May 18th and May 22nd. If you don’t know about Boulder Startup Week, take a look at the killer agenda.

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.

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.

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

Highlights from Our Webcast on Lean Startup for Engineers

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. 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. Engineers can only do so much on their own.

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

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.

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.)

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.

Apple Poached Two Engineers From Mark Cuban-Backed Power Startup uBeam

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The tech giant has hired more than a dozen wireless charging experts in the past two years

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 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! *.

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.

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!

Make Engineering Interns Truly Effective with This Startup's Program

Redeye VC

That’s why CTO Fred Sadaghiani has focused tremendous effort on building a program that “activates” engineering interns to become full contributing members of the staff. At just three years old, Sift Science has accomplished a surprising amount. In this exclusive interview, Sadaghiani breaks down what Sift Science does.

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The yin and yang of the engineering team and the sales team

Eric Friedman

Its a dance that happens within startups everday. Engineering Sales StartupsTurn to fast and things get out of control.

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

Both Sides of the Table

But I do have more insight into understanding your startup team. This time I thought I’d try and address engineering talent.

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“Engineering is not enough"

ArcticStartup

Engineering is not enough, the visual side as well as the user interface has to be interesting.". Working undercover.

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The agreements are "a restraint of trade, and it reduces the options available in the marketplace for the engineers," says Andrew K.

Startup Investor Makes a Deal: Engineers for Equity

mashable.com

But a new angel fund is hoping that they’ll do the same in exchange for engineering talent. ); // Welcome to Mashable! Have an account?

Hyper-Growth Done Right - Lessons From the Man Who Scaled Engineering at Dropbox and Facebook

Redeye VC

When he started as an engineer at Facebook, the company had fewer than 15 people. Within 6 years, he had risen to Director of Product Engineering, leading 2,000 employees to reach 700 million users. In 2012, when Dropbox acquired his startup Cove, the cloud storage incumbent staffed 30 engineers building for 50 million users.

Accelerate Your Startup: Tuning the Engine

For Entrepreneurs

As a VC and five-time entrepreneur, I frequently see two common mistakes being made by startups: Companies spend too much attempting to grow the business when it’s not ready for such growth; or Companies don’t spend enough money when the business. Idea Conception Startup Help

12 gadgets we’d love to see a startup re-engineer

The Next Web

Sunglasses I’d love to find a startup that creates form-fitting glasses that are affordable. Smartphones? Can’t live without them. 3D printers?

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.

NYC Startups Need Engineers. This Company Aims to Deliver Them

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

bigger Hired presence in the city, however, could be good news for startups who''ve struggled to fill key technical roles.

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

Reverse Engineering a Career

This is going to be BIG.

I run into a lot of people trying to switch careers and join a startup. It was an exercise in reverse engineering. Some product managers might be more technical, working on feature requirements and interfacing with the engineering team, while others might be more like brand managers who are the GM of their brands.

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

www.bothsidesofthetable.com

Want to Know Difference Between a CTO and a VP of Engineering? But I do have more insight into understanding your startup team. About Me.

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Search Engine Optimization Using The Long Tail, The Ultradian Rhythm For Productivity And The One Thing Startups Should Focus On

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Yaro and Walter Everything Entrepreneurship Podcast long tail seo for blogs startup goals sydney incubator Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes.

How Much Software Engineers Really Get Paid (Infographic)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Traditional tech company or startup? All of these factors determine an engineer''s salary Front end or back end?

Twin Engines for Your Business

Duct Tape Marketing

This week my latest book, The Commitment Engine – Making Work Worth It , ships in the U.S. addresses only) – Thus the Twin Engines!

10 Course Corrections Every Startup Should Memorize

Gust

Changes to the way a startup captures value can have far-reaching consequences for business, product, and marketing strategies. Zoom-out pivot.

“The Core Value of a Good Leader is Humility:” Sam Schillace, Box Engineering SVP

Hunter Walker

Now as SVP of Engineering at Box, he’s had the chance to scale their engineering team and help take the cloud collaboration company public.

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