• EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
    [IP] How Do Angel Investors Make Decisions?
    They’ll want to know what’s unique about your IP and … Continue reading → Investment Capital: Equity / Debt / VC FundingIn some ways, getting your startup funded has parallels with The Amazing Race. It can seem like a long, winding, obstacle-strewn course. They are interested in whether or not your business solves a problem.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
    [IP] Six Reasons Not to Invest in a Venture Capital Fund
    When you back a founding team and their first product hits a wall, there's not usually any IP that is worth anything to anyone. I recently met up with an investor who I'm not totally sure is a fit for my second fund , so it was important to me that I was upfront about all the reasons why he shouldn't come in. Let's be clear. Trust me
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015
    [IP] What is it Like to Negotiate a VC Round?
    Of course investors care about controls (board, protective provisions, IP assignments, non-solicitation) but these are all pretty standard. Over the years I’ve written extensively about the downsides of convertible notes for startups such as here , here and here. In the old days VCs funded off of a “pre-money” valuation.
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
    [IP] Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 3
    Is it disruptive technology, IP or what other kind of criteria? Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment. In addition to his membership with the Pasadena Angels, Richard  has been serving on the Board of ShipHawk, StaffRanker, and C2FO, and is a member of the Advisory Board of  Chippmunk. RC: Precisely.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
    [IP] Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets…How Do You Protect Your Creations?
    In the simplest terms, intellectual property (IP) pertains to things you create with your mind; not the ideas themselves, but the expression of the ideas in some form. There are four common types of IP:  . You wouldn’t leave money out in the open to be stolen, so why leave your valuable IP exposed to possible theft? Copyrights.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [IP] Booxmedia acquired by Amino
    It will also further strengthen our core competency in IP entertainment software bringing cloud TV, multiscreen and mobile expertise to our skillset,” says Donald McGarva, Chief Executive Officer of Amino Technologies in a statement. Through Booxmedia's service both live TV and catchup can be offered.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [IP] Start-up Tips: Identifying Intellectual Property, Simplified
    by  Navarre Roy ,  Senior Associate with Selvam and Selvam. I’ve attended many IP seminars and conferences conducted specifically for businesses and they are generally always about Patents. While I’ve mentioned the basics of what each of the major streams of IP protect, there are instances where they overlap. SRK to get copyrighted?”
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [IP] Find Innovation 5 Times A Day
    More and more, my obsession and appreciation for voice over IP (VoIP) and hosted PBX grew. By Adam Simpson , CEO and co-founder, Easy Office Phone. A day in the life of an entrepreneur is never usually a quiet one. know; I’ve been there too. Of course, I love the entrepreneurial journey and live for the chance to test my creativity.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [IP] Coinify opens up to all 34 SEPA countries for buying and selling bitcoin
    Coinfiy is backed by SEED Capital and Accelerace , which gave it some cash to acquire Bitcoin Broker Bitcoin Nordic , as well as the IP rights to the payment gateway technology and merchant relationships from Copenhagen-based  Bitcoin Internet Payment System.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015
    [IP] Why Lawsuits Are On the Rise at Startups and What To Do About It
    This also happens out of “startup weekends” where it’s unclear who contributed to the IP and where many people don’t continue with the idea beyond the first 30 days. As I write these words I already imagine my next deposition in which I’m asked to read this out loud. Lawsuits are becoming so prevalent these days.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
    [IP] How Great, Operationally-Focused CFO’s Can Transform Your Business
    Legal threats from other IP holders? What I love about my job is getting to see teams of super-early-stage companies develop ideas that while raw have potential to make an impact on the market. If I could bottle this moment and spend all my time here I would be in heaven. But alas I must scale with businesses and make money. And so must you.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [IP] Synopsys acquires Oulu's Codenomicon
    Synopsys meanwhile provides electronic design automation and semiconductor IP, but Codenomicon will plug into their software quality and security testing solutions under its Coverity brand. Now Synopsys announced they''ve acquired Codenomicon, plugging in the security firm into the world''s 15th largest software company.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
    [IP] What All New Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Trademarks
    Spend some time looking into existing trademarks yourself or, to be absolutely confident of your rights, hire a lawyer who specializes in IP law to help you get everything in order. When you’re setting up a new business, it’s easy to get mired down in all the paperwork involved, and forget about filing some important items. Using A Trademark.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
    [IP] Two Best Windows Smartphones Under US$400
    with Lumia Denim operating system; 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive Touchscreen; 16GB internal memory, which is expandable up to 128GB; 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad core processor; 1GB RAM; 2200mAH battery, which provides a long talk time of 12hours and 54 minutes on a 2G network – 14 hours and 48 minutes on a 3G network. NOKIA LUMIA 830.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
    [IP] [Review] Sony Xperia X4
    The E4 sports a 5” IPS LCD screen with a quarter HD resolution of 540x960p with a pixel density of 220ppi. With smartphones becoming an essential piece of gadget to have in your hand, popular brands like Samsung, Apple, Motorola, HTC, Sony etc. Aesthetics. The phone does not adopt the same design as the one adopted by its predecessors.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015
    [IP] IX WebHosting Review
    Subscribers to this plan would enjoy one free domain as well as two dedicated IP addresses. Three dedicated IP addresses. 15 dedicated IP. Two dedicated IPs. Two dedicated IPs. Two dedicated IPs. This is a big advantage for those who want to access the web without their IP addresses. Introduction.
  • UC BERKELEY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015
    [IP] You May Not Own That Logo…5 Reasons Why Startups Need Attorneys
    Early stage startups tend to seek legal advice only when IP is involved. That mindset can come back to bite entrepreneurs…hard. Here are some top picks: 1. You may not own that logo your friend designed for you…unless you’ve secured the rights. 2. Advisors typically get.25% to 1% vesting monthly over 24 months. 3. UC Berkeley
  • ROB GO  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
    [IP] Disrupting Gillette
    There is real IP and decades of effort around optimizing performance that the new players need to deal with. 3. I found myself giving a couple different personal care companies a try recently. One was Harry’s , and the other was Walker & Co. As a result, I have a couple unique POV’s. 1. Time will tell.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [IP] VoIP – Why Is It So Lucrative For Small And Medium Businesses?
    Most of the small businesses preferred web-based or hosted solutions, denying IP-PBX. There seems to be a lot of hype surrounding VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and unified communications. More than 50 percent of the buyers were new to VoIP. Times are Changing, So are the Traditions. Businesses are now looking to shift to VoIP. Summary.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
    [IP] Hands on with Finland's EVE T1 Tablet
    THE SPECS: 8-inch IPS HD 1280x800 display. Finland has been known for its mobile hardware, but Nokia and Jolla aren’t the only tablet makers in town. Already on the market is the Eve T1 which an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet at an affordable €159 price point. Inside, you will find the essential with a charger and a user manual. megapixels camera.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [IP] Webinar Recap: 14 Tips on How to Pitch and Get Funded
    Last week, Bplans members had the opportunity to attend our free webinar, “14 Tips on How to Pitch and Get Funded.” ” Our featured speaker was Caroline Cummings, the VP of Business Development at Palo Alto Software. As we jump in here I want to first talk about the purpose of the pitch. That’s really the purpose of the pitch.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [IP] Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation
    They know the activities, resources and partners (manufacturing, regulation, IP, supply chain, etc.) – and the costs to deliver the product/service and have well defined product development and product management tools that emphasize the linear nature of shipping products to existing customers. How can we restart our innovation culture?”.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [IP] What Are The Best Laptops Under $500 in 2015?
    Processing speed is good thanks to the Intel Pentium N3530 processor, and the IPS (In-Plane Switching) screen is crisp and clean, and able to properly display 720p HD videos. Its IPS screen is noted for its high quality, but battery life is below average. High quality IPS screen display. Asus Transformer Book T200 & T100.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [IP] Drop in some intelligent security to your startup with Castle.io
    Once its in there it starts listening to user behavior - and lets you know if suddenly a user logs in from a strange IP, if the credentials are seeing a brute force attack, if the login is coming from TOR, if the user has a suspicious browser configuration, or even if the user is using the keyboard differently. Enter Malmö-based Castle.io
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [IP] 5 Considerations for Choosing a Cloud-based Phone Service
    There are many things to consider before signing a contract with any cloud or hosted IP phone service provider. It’s important to ensure that any cloud or hosted IP phone service that you select offers the calling features that your business needs. Image Source: Renjith Krishnan, FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Phone and System Features.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
    [IP] Cybersecurity: What Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know
    Additionally, an IT professional is your best resource for downloading patches, updates and other security enhancements as they become available, as well as providing support for email, voice over IP (VoIP) and virtual private networks (VPNs). by Matthew Edenhofer, Director of Information Technology, Balboa Capital. Steps to Take.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [IP] Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs
    There are many companies with phenomenal IP that is truly differentiated but where the original executive team squandered their opportunity due to inability to sell, market or service customers. There is often money to be made in finding places with under-valued IP. But how? Nobody sees you as a CEO since you’ve never been one?
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
    [IP] NUTANIX POWERING THE FUTURE OF COMPUTING, STORAGE & DATACENTERS
    Ethernet was too slow and too lossy to carry the SCSI (block-based) storage protocol over the wire; SCSI could never afford the latencies and the retries inherent in the TCP/IP/Ethernet stack. Prescient words from the CEO/Founder of Nutanix, Dheeraj Pandey. Why Nutanix, and Why Now. Author: Dheeraj Pandey July 26, 2011. The Internet Era.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [IP] Crushing It With Competitive Intelligence Analysis: Best Metrics, Reports
    Switch your IP to the first opportunity from #1. Half-way through this post, you'll seriously wonder why you've spent so much time obsessing with Adobe/Google Analytics/Chartbeat or other web analytics tool. Regular readers of the blog know of my deep love for competitive intelligence analysis. Small sites are out-of-luck. Others.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [IP] F2P First - Yoga Retreat connects to heart rate monitors for game dynamics
    Based on the success of this feature launch, it seems like Gajatri is prepared to expand their product lineup with new IP that takes advantages of similar features. With that background it was easy to think Gajatri Studios have been playing catchup with their tropical Yoga retreat simulation game. Innovation niche.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [IP] 4 Easy Steps to Increase Your Business’s Online Security
    PCI 1-2-3 costs $250/yr plus another $100 per extra IP address. Cyber theft is no longer just a big-business problem, and the conversation concerning cyber security can be confusing and complex. The important question really is: What can you do to protect your business from cyber threats? Install a proper firewall on your network. Conclusion.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
    [IP] The top 5 Nordic bitcoin startups
    Followed by their purchase of the IP to payment gateway technology from Danish Bitcoin Internet Payment System, as well as their merchant relationships Coinify clearly indicates it is up to something worth noting. By Marija Odineca Edited: Allen. Here is a list of top 5 Scandinavian bitcoin startups worth checking out. KnC miner. kncminer.
  • SCALABLE STARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    [IP] An ongoing discussion on linkedin about Offshore Web Development and building a team in Europe.
    In the past I’ve acquired an offshore company in China after working together for about a year, that worked well, gave us the chance to get to know each other and protected our IP. This discussion began last week and has fostered some great comments and resources… Offshore resources/Europe company for U.S. Tom Nora. Comments.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [IP] Corporate Dev Will Kill You
    The worst is that they steal your IP, fund a competitive offering, hire away your talent, low ball an acquisition offer, bad mouth you to investors, poison your culture…well I can go on. I have been telling startup founders for a while about the dangers of the corp dev guys. Instead you get into a sort of flow.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [IP] Guest Post: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    We have a scalable business plan, one that focuses on creating value through our own IPs as well as well-known international franchises being development into interactive dramas. Editor''s note: This is a guest post by Jukka Laakso , CEO of Rival Games posted originally to the Rival Games blog. Year 2014 just came to an end. We have a market.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014
    [IP] How To Get In Front Of Any Decision Maker
    One of the most important aspects of sales – whether you’re dealing with products or services – is getting in front of the decision maker. Most entrepreneurs have faced the situation of making a brilliant pitch, only to discover that all of their time and energy went into convincing the person who isn’t authorized to pull the trigger.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2014
    [IP] “The Not So Global Internet”
    My son’s friend rented the films on iTunes in NYC, flew down here, then when he tried to play them, they would not play because of IP blocking, but the rental clock (24 hours) started ticking anyway and he lost the rental rights he had paid for. I buy all my movies through Apple TV and am strongly opposed to piracy.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [IP] Entrepreneurs: Don't Sweat NDA's -- Do Sweat EMT.
    From my experience, an awesome idea, adequately covered by available IP protections -- but with crappy execution -- never wins. I''ve been working with entrepreneurs and their startups for 35 years.  For a couple of reasons, I think this is a mistake. Why? . So, for the VC, it only invites trouble to sign an NDA.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [IP] How to optimize your business with a mobile app
    Not to mention, mobile data traffic will grow three times faster than fixed IP traffic. This post is brought to you by Intellectsoft - helping you build software with intelligence. When it comes to the business value of mobile, the growth and engagement numbers speak for themselves. But getting started isn’t easy.…
  • VIEW FROM SEED  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [IP] How to Divide Founder Equity: 4 Criteria to Discuss
    Ideation/IP. Sometimes a portion of founders’ equity splits are attributed to “who came up with the idea” or to actual IP that’s brought into the business at inception. For most software and internet startups, the hard IP coming in isn’t usually an issued patent, which is obviously different for biotech or other kinds of startups.
  • AGILE VC  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [IP] Punch & Pie: How Should Co-Founders Divide Equity?
    For most software and internet startups, the hard IP coming in is usually isn’t an issued patent, which is obviously different for biotech or other kinds of startups. I like to say that “there are only co-founders” — it’s extraordinarily rare for a successful business to have just a sole founder.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [IP] 3 Things Your Company Should Do To Set Up Telecommuting
    Do they need VOIP (voice over IP) to talk to clients so that they can still use the office telephone number? Should your company set up telecommuting? This may seem like a straightforward question that can be answered with a “yes” or “no.” However, when you really pause to think about it, it’s a lot more complex than initially thought.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [IP] 7 Rookie Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make (And How to Avoid Them)
    On this Cyber Monday, I wanted to share an important article from my dear friend and trusted IP lawyer Rachel Rodgers. Having been in business for 18 years, and worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, I have either lived through or seen just about every mistake you can make in business. Enjoy her advice, and cover your assets! —-.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014
    [IP] Reasons Why China Android Smartphones Are Trending In The Smartphone Market
    megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM, as well as a 5.5-inch IPS capacitive multi-touch screen, and 1.6GHz Snapdragon MSM8928 CPU. Over the last few years, the smartphone market has greatly changed. The biggest competitors to these already established mobile giants are the little known manufacturers from China. Affordability.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [IP] Seriously brings total funding to $10 million
    Despite that Seriously has built up a strategy for two additional games to be built around this IP, which I imagine we will be hearing about sooner than later. Since Seriously popped up on our radar last November they''ve shot up quicker than any Finnish gaming company in recent memory in terms of funding, hype, and polish. million).
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [IP] Writing An Executive Summary
    It may be some unique IP, a change in the applicable laws, the prowess of your founding team, or recent changes in the market. by Ralph (Buddy) Arnheim , partner at  Perkins Coie. Key to any early stage fundraising effort is a well-crafted Executive Summary, or Exec Summary. have read hundreds of executive summaries over the years. million.”
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [IP] The Living Company
    I had a good fortune this past week to moderate a strategic planning session with the CEOs of seven of the largest and most well respected highway construction firms in the country. It has enormous practical, day-to-day implications for managers. The fact that many managers ignore this imperative is one of the great tragedies of our times.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [IP] Optimizing Your Tweets for Search
    About Daniel Page — Daniel is the Director of Business Development for Ahosting, a leading provider in SEO hosting and multiple IP hosting. Optimizing Your Tweets for Search written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: Flickr. Make Sure Your Profile Is Optimized First.
  • ITHACAVC  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [IP] Cornell Tech Company: Agronomic Technology Corp (Part 1), Guest Post by Deb Eichten
    There are actually four people named on the IP and it was a multi-disciplinary project…This was the first product to come out of our department.”. Cayuga Venture Fund recently closed an investment in a company called Agronomic Technology Corp (ATC). So, the following fits into both of my professional worlds (Cornell and CVF). Adapt-n.com.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [IP] The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi
    We hired IP specialists to review prior art. We grilled their IP attorneys. When I first met Meredith Perry she was 24. That was three months ago this week. Today I’m handing her the largest A-round check I’ve ever written as a VC as we lead her $10 million A-Round at uBeam. But it seemed to work. Check. Was it safe? Check.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [IP] Next Games acquires Helsinki Game Works
    What this suggests is that Next Games is now somewhat freed up to continue working on their own IP. "At Next Games we’ve focused on two key areas from the very beginning: building a robust portfolio and rock solid roadmap of games as well as ensuring we have an experienced team working on it.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014
    [IP] 9 Things I’ve Learned About Mobile So Far
    There are Large Country/IP Discrepancies. I use CPVLab as my tracking platform of choice. didn’t get a car until I was around 19 or 20. didn’t get a cell phone until I was around 21, and as recent as 2 years ago I was still using a Blackberry. preferred instead to simply stick with web and grind away. This is what I do with web.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [IP] Boomlagoon's second title Monsu hits familiar gameplay mechanics
    Boomlagoon has said they’ve opened a second game track and will continue experimenting with future iOS related IPs. In the beginning of May, the relatively new mobile game company Boomlagoon secured a cool $3.6 million (€2.59 million) in funding in a round from Northzone, Finland''s Inventure, and 360 Capital Partners.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [IP] Why You Should Care about Intellectual Property
    In order to protect your business’s IP, learn the four different categories. Yes, your business has intellectual property (IP). In fact, 100 percent of businesses have IP. Your email list, logo, sales process, and even your website domain are parts of your IP. Three reasons to learn more about IP: 1. Patents.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
    [IP] What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?
    So money spent should add equity value or create IP that eventually will. I was reading Danielle Morrill’s blog post today on whether one’s “ Startup Burn Rate is Normal. ” I highly recommend reading it. But what IS the right amount of burn for a company? Turns out like most things there are no simple answers.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [IP] Copy-Remix-Profit: How YouTube & Shapeways Are Inventing the Future of Copyright
    No it’s YouTube having pioneered the model of “micro licensing,” where they’re able to identify the copyrighted content, monetize it on behalf of the owner, who de facto permits you to use their IP. Congrats, it’s awesome! Nor is it necessarily fair use. Why do I love what YouTube has created? Like ponies.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [IP] The Top 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes
    My business doesn’t have IP. 100% of businesses have Intellectual Property (IP). IP is not just for tech businesses or inventors. Even if you simply decide to launch a crowdfunding campaign, you’re exposing your IP to risk. In fact, over 90 percent of a startups’ value can be made up of IP. trademark?
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
    [IP] Bad Notes on Venture Capital
    This week. On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? Him: Yeah. We raised a seed round. About $1 million. Me: At what price? Him: It wasn’t priced. We raised a convertible note. Me: With a cap? Him: Yes, $8 million. Me: Ah. I see. So you did raise with a price. It’s just a maximum price. Him: Huh? Last week. Me: Ok.
  • GUST  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [IP] Bad Notes on VC
    This week. On the phone …. Me: So, you raised venture capital? Him: Yeah. We raised a seed round. About $1 million. Me: At what price? Him: It wasn’t priced. We raised a convertible note. Me: With a cap? Him: Yes, $8 million. Me: Ah. I see. So you  did  raise with a price. It’s just a maximum price. Him: Huh? Last week. At an accelerator …. Me: Ok.
  • JASON BALL'S TECHBYTES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [IP] How to get a job in Venture Capital
    Bonus points if you’re a ninja in your field of expertise. 3) Work in the industry - Accelerators, PR, HR, Design, IP – whatever. Get I get asked this question a *lot*. wrote a post about it back in 2006 on the topic that I could point people to, but it looks a little light, so I thought I’d post an update. Probably more.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [IP] Intellectual Property 101
    If someone asked whether or not your business has Intellectual Property (IP) and your answer is “I do not know” or “I doubt it,” you are not alone. It is difficult to be in a business situation completely devoid of IP worth identifying and protecting. IP is a not just a legal issue. Use it first—and prove it!
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [IP] The Easiest Way to Watch Netflix Outside of The United States!
    Netflix, as with all websites, can detect where you are in the world by your IP address. This is the reason you cannot access Netflix when you’re outside of America – Netflix’s system knows you’re abroad, it sees your non-US IP address, and blocks your access. How to Change Your IP Address. The Secret to Unblock Netflix.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [IP] 5 Sure-fire Ways to Bomb Your Investor Pitch
    This is another one where I wish I would have recorded pitches and scanned the audience of investors to show their faces and body language as the CEO delivering the pitch starts schpealing out things like, “our IP is strong because we’re ISO complaint and we’ve cornered the ABC market by using the XYZ technical blah blah blah.” Snore!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [IP] What's BatCrab? A business phone system for SMEs, obviously.
    Both met while working in one of the leading global IP-based telecommunications suppliers and became good friends. As its name suggests, BatCrab has set out to make an unusual combination of usual concepts work perfectly. BatCrab is focused on small businesses that rely on phones for their customer support.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
    [IP] Seriously Games' Best Fiends a new hot entertainment property out of Helsinki
    They''re careful to say over and over again that their game is the driving force of their IP, but soon enough they''ll have an animated short coming out by Soren Fleng for the Copenhagen Bombay production, who also worked on Angry Birds Toons and Subway Surfers. All bright, all colorful, but a little bit of the dark undertone.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014
    [IP] Welcome to Summoner’s Rift: Why a Free Start Can be Better for Business
    While you can save up influence points (IP) to permanently unlock champions, it is much easier to simply purchase Riot Points (RP) to instantly unlock them, which in turn can be bought online with your credit card or in stores in the form of a gift card. You read that right—the game is free. The live viewership of 8.2 million per game.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [IP] The Walking Dead is coming from Finland
    Along with this franchise based game, we are told they are also working on another title based on its own IP Shambling out of the darkness, moaning in creeping horror as it steps in to the light, comes the announcement of a new mobile game based on The Walking Dead TV series from US television network AMC.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [IP] Five Old Adages To Ignore When Starting Your Own Business
    Your IP and unique perspective can potentially be worth millions if packaged properly. By Steve Siebold, author of “ How Rich People Think “ Aspiring entrepreneurs today are facing a different kind of world from their parents’ generation. This new kind of world requires a new kind of thinking. Today’s entrepreneurs know better.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [IP] Smarter Ways To Backup Your Data
    If you’ve got a couple of IP cameras connected to your office NAS box as surveillance, you could consider the WD Purple hard drives, designed for small business surveillance systems with up to 32 cameras.  by Simon Whitford, Senior Regional Marketing Manager, Content Solutions Business, APAC, WD. Park your data in your home network.
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [IP] If You’re Developing Any 3D Printing Tech, Don’t Buy A Stratasys Printer
    Technically, it says that your invention must incorporate, or be derived from, or improve upon their IP. I’ve written before about the risks of building on various Internet platform APIs (e.g. Facebook, Google, etc.) — many SDK agreements let the platform copy anything they want , while you have no recourse.
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [IP] Threat Modeling for Marketing Campaigns
    At that point in time, you might only have a little bit of information about their IP and browser. Marketing campaigns and referrals programs can reliably drive growth. But whenever you offer something of value on the Internet, some people will take advantage of your campaign. Overview. Our Referrals Program. This question is really key.
  • EMADGINE  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [IP] Entry 7: Raising Capital
    Cons : Funds raised from your campaign are often only released when 100% funding goal is reached, putting your project on the Internet can expose a company to IP theft, only applicable to consumer businesses with capital needs less than $100,000, crowd funding platform takes up to 12% of money raised. Care For A Joke, Dear Diary? million).
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [IP] Reservationhate
    IP masking FTW! It is not, however, any more morally bankrupt than what a lot of other startup people fawn over. I''m finding all the ethical hemming and hawing over this to be rather inconsistant. Let''s recap. Totally illegal, but I don''t remember too many internet people questioning its ethics. And no plugin!" Yeah, all here. Go Tor!
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [IP] How to Protect Your Startup IP
    Not protecting your business’ IP or unwittingly infringing someone else’s can be a really costly unforced error. This week Allonn Levy of Hopkins & Carley and Glenn McCrae, EGFS’ Strategy Officer, gave a webinar on how to avoid the biggest mistakes startups make with IP. Mistake #1 — Failure to register IP.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
    [IP] New Vigo VC focuses on bringing Russian and CIS startups to Helsinki
    If it appears there''s a product market fit then Helsinki Ventures helps incorporate the company in Finland - or helps flip the IP to a Finnish legal entity. We can talk about our closeness to St. Helsinki Ventures is focused on the early-stage startups and is really pushing the Lean methodology.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [IP] I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum
    Activities cover clinical trials, FDA approvals, Freedom to Operate (IP, Licenses) software development, drug or device design, etc. Resources may be CRO’s, CPT consultants, IP, Financial or Human resources (regardless of whether they’re consultants or employees.). We’ve pivoted our Lean LaunchPad / I-Corps curriculum. Rationale.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
    [IP] Did Google Learn the Wrong Lessons from Buzz and Wave?
    One big question was “why had Mattel been so late/tentative to video games given (a) the market was huge, (b) they had great IP and (c) their core customer was moving away from traditional toys?” I hope my toddler never touches a hot stove, but if she does, she’ll know not to touch one again. It was a hot stove moment.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
    [IP] ProPlaza Connect Entrepreneurs to the Services they Need
    They would follow an IP address and the unknown person behind it as he or she worked their way around the website, unaware that the founders of the website were vocally encouraging them to register. “Many entrepreneurs say they want to be global from day one, we wanted to build a sustainable business from day one.” The concept is very simple.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
    [IP] How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene
    To interconnect these computers we needed IP-based telecommunications equipment build by the likes of Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. I just returned from 3 days in Cincinnati including attending the annual meeting of one of Upfront’s LPs – Cintrifuse. Why Now? Changes in the Software World & in Venture Capital. 2.  Artsy?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
    [IP] The high road to building an enterprise SaaS company
    B2B companies, often due to the higher barriers to develop a working product, have historically been less popular with early-stage investors – such barriers sometimes involve tough requirements for core IP and deep technology.  Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber of are partners at YL Ventures. And more importantly, B2B companies.
  • LAUNCH ANY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [IP] #GlueCon 2014 Notes: VPC Migration: Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle – Matthew Boeckman, Craftsy
    per-IP maintenance of SG’s across regions. So, let your ACLs be permissive and ALLOW ALL and then DENY a specific IP address/range instead. Route53 has no support for “views” in VPC – a public DNS name that is seen via dig publicly with the public IP and private IP on the private network.
  • LAUNCH ANY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [IP] #GlueCon 2014 Notes: Salter: Using Go to provision Saltstack clusters on AWS – Dave Smith, Orchestrate
    ssh – never lookup an IP again. info – see internal/external IPs. (Notes by  @tomkane ). Salter: Using Go to provision Saltstack clusters on AWS – Dave Smith, Orchestrate. Using fanout.io for PubSub. Love Salt. SaltCloud didn’t exist yet, so…. History. Gen0: Ruby (agh!). Gen1: Python (better…). Benefit: Single binary.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
    [IP] Conor gets an exit as Linköping's AnaCatum is acquired by Gothenburg's Fingerprint Cards
    FPC also gains access to leading analog IP and ASIC development competencies and, by integrating Anacatum’s development team into FPC, we will further accelerate our development of the industry’s most ambitious portfolio of touch and swipe fingerprint sensors for the mobile devices industry. Fingerprint Cards is located in Gothenburg.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [IP] FCC Declares Trump Card in Fight Over Net Neutrality
    Several years ago, in a similar debate about the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, he turned Reddit into a popular public debate forum which helped squash Congress'' misconceived attempts to rein in Internet piracy. And I''m guessing you don''t either. link] -; A. F. and a concerned Silicon Valley has organized to protest changes.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [IP] Corporate Bad Activity Against Innovators
    Virtual Legality: Legal Letters Claim Oculus VR Made The Oculus Rift Using ZeniMax IP. There’s an amazing amount of bad activity going on in the world of tech right now. It’s predictable – when things start going well the switch flips from fear back to greed and all sorts of craziness ensues.
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [IP] Are NDAs Worth Much?
    The Benefits Signaling — An NDA puts other parties on notice that your IP is valuable, not lightly shared, and that you intend to defend it and your business. Non-Disclosure Agreements, or NDAs, are legal contracts designed to protect confidential information. But is using them a good strategy for your business?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [IP] Alexis Ohanian's Low-Tech Idea for Thwarting the FCC's Anti-Net Neutrality Plans
    Ohanian had launched a similar initiative to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act And Protect IP Act of 2012, placing a billboard that said "Don''t Mess with the Internet" outside the Texas offices of Congressman Lamar Smith, the author of SOPA. Reddit co-founder Alexis Hosanian is launching a campaign to make sure Net Neutrality survives.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [IP] How to Manage a Crisis Before It Destroys Your Business
    This included hard assets, as well as the IP that we both created. Entrepreneurs offer their best advice for staying afloat, even thriving, during a crisis. If there''s one universal truth in business, it''s that, someday, disaster will strike. You lose your biggest customer; a storm wipes out your data center.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
    [IP] Steve Blank: Why Corporate Acquisitions of Startups Fail
    What gets lost when a large company looks at the rationale for an acquisition (IP, team, product, users) is that startups are run by founders searching for a business model. It''s a classic tale: A hot startup is acquired by a larger company, the startup falls apart, and everyone asks what happened.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
    [IP] Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?
    What gets lost when a large company looks at the rationale for an acquisition (IP, team, product, users) is that startups are run by founders  searching for a business model. If the startup is acquired for its IP, talent or revenue, it should be rapidly integrated into the acquirer. The Innovation Portfolio. So what? Lessons Learned.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014
    [IP] Retooling Marketing in a B2B Company
    Ping Identity has gone through a top to bottom transformation in marketing over the last year. successful organization that fed impressive growth, reaching growth and revenue records year over year, the marketing organization relied on a proven B2B outbound marketing model that precisely measured lead capture rates.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [IP] The Boston Surprise
    As a remarkable IP powerhouse Boston always has and will continue to produce hard tech innovation that produce meaningful outcomes. Now that I am leaving Boston I can talk about its startup ecosystem in all candor. When I came over 4 years ago , it was essentially as an act of belief in my partner Jeff and in myself. Isn''t he a dashing VC ?
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [IP] TechSquare Labs
    It''s for deep IP. So the big news last week in Atlanta was the launch of TechSquare Labs. Artfully announced in the Atlanta Business Chronicle TechFlash the day before one of it''s founders (Paul Judge) gave the keynote during the VIP lunch at the ATDC Startup Showcase, the new effort became quite the buzz. The TechSquare Labs.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
    [IP] Conducting a First-Pass Patent Search
    Bryce Pilz’s IP videos. By: June Odongo I conducted a first-pass patent search for a venture concept in the biometrics space. Confidentiality concerns prevent me from describing the idea, but below, I outline the process I used to run the patent search and share some lessons learned. Bryce Pilz of the University of Michigan. LTV2014
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [IP] 7+ Under-Utilized Google Analytics Reports for Conversion Insights
    Craig Sullivan, @OptimiseOrDie : I’m a performance junkie – because I started life as a network and security engineer with routers, TCP/IP and lots of cool tools for analyzing and fixing problems. While Google Analytics is so widely used, most marketers only scratch the surface when it comes to the reports they use. In Europe?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [IP] Rovio awarded $700,000 in damages in fake toy lawsuit
    These fluffy toys are a key part of Rovio''s business, and in response the company has been fiercely protecting their IP. 700,000 is no small sum but you''d wonder if that''s much of a deterrent to less IP friendly parts of the world, like China, where things like a fake Angry Birds theme park have opened up. It''s all I got for you
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [IP] Why Your Dotcom Could Become a Dotbomb
    Your business could be the biggest loser when the U.S. gives up control of Internet next year. When it comes to the Internet, there''s never really been much question about who owns, operates, and influences it the most: The U.S. But that will all change in 2015, when the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) cedes U.S.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [IP] Why do 48h hackathons work?
    The IP belongs to the team. The whole intellectual property (IP) produced during the event by a team belongs to its members, equally. We have seen team-mates leaving teams because of not being able to commit and thus giving up the IP for free. This is somewhat a response to this guest post, My Problem with 48h Startups.
  • SILICONHILLS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [IP] idealAsset is Match.com for IP
    But in reality, IP sellers and buyers […] The post idealAsset is Match.com for IP appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Intellectual property should be a sexy asset to sell. Austin ideal asset
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [IP] Mojang growing strong: posts €234 million revenue
    Making up the rest of the profits, roughly a quarter came from their mobile game, which sells for €5.49, while the rest is said to come from Scrolls - Mojang''s dive into other IP, as well as merchandise sales. Mojang, the creators of Minecraft, tell the Wall Street Journal that their revenue has increased 38% over last year to SEK 2.07
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