• 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. So you did raise with a price. It’s just a maximum price. Him: Huh? Last week. Me: Ok. Me: Cool.
  • JASON BALL  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [IP] How to get a job in Venture Capital
    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. Successful or failed. helped torpedo a few companies back in the dot com boom.
  • 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. More information on the game will likely wait until the game''s October release.
  • 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. Model All Possible Scenarios.
  • 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! 'Just to be clear, Reservationhop--the line jumping fake name reservation making most hated startup idea on the internet right now--is not a particularly good idea. It''s too small of a market with too little monetization per transaction. It''s rather easily foiled by ID checking. Let''s recap. And no plugin!" Yeah, all here.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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? And then the world changed. Changes in the Startup Ecosystem.
  • 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…). What’s it do?
  • 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. 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. I’ll wait.
  • 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. Never rely on just one client.
  • 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
    won’t share the specifics here because they represent hard won intelligence that is a form of IP for us, but I also believe that much of this is actually not easily transferred to another company like us. 'Ping Identity has gone through a top to bottom transformation in marketing over the last year.
  • 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
    A hacker could get in, figure who the domains and IP addresses belong to, and the hierarchy and blueprint for the whole Internet could be exposed," Kang says 'Your business could be the biggest loser when the U.S. gives up control of Internet next year. control to a global amalgam of Internet groups. google), core businesses (.docs),
  • 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
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
    [IP] Reviewed: 5 Laptops With Stunning Displays
    The 15.5-inch display runs at 2880x1620 pixels and uses a technology called In-Plane Switching (IPS) for a wide 180-degree viewing angle. Like the Lenovo W540, the IPS tech helps reduce glare and provides a wide side viewing angle of about 180-degrees. 'You have Wi-Fi, plenty of storage, and a ''fast-enough'' processor.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [IP] [Singapore][Event] Innovfest 2014
    The festival will feature pre-conference workshops, conducted by local and international thought leaders in the areas of mentoring, marketing of technologies, IP valuation, leveraging upon IP to boost productivity and medical device development. Bottom of the Pyramid Technologies. Next Generation Learning.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [IP] How To Tell If a Startup Is Ready for Investment
    Diagnostics Todd Morrill wanted teams developing diagnostics to have a reimbursement strategy fully documented, the necessary IP in place, regulation and technical validation (clinical trial) regime understood and described, and the cost structure and financing needs well documented. Or watch the video here.)
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [IP] Is This Startup Ready For Investment?
    Todd Morrill  wanted teams developing Diagnostics to have a reimbursement strategy fully documented, the necessary IP in place, regulation and technical validation (clinical trial) regime understood and described and the cost structure and financing needs well documented. —-. Or watch the video here.). Medical Devices. Therapeutics.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014
    [IP] Can Your Startup Flourish Despite Business Chaos?
    Don’t count on your IP to save you. 'Every startup founder I know talks about the chaos of their business, which they usually attribute to that burst of growth that is required to get to positive cash flow. Sadly, this false perception often leads to the death of their business, or at least the end of their tenure as CEO. Your income drops.
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [IP] There’s an Internet Showdown Brewing
    Your next TV will likely be 4K with IP-delivered video. Even worse, most ISPs are fundamentally conflicted: IP-streaming video competes with their own proprietary video offerings. 'Back home in West Virginia, our Verizon phones have no 3G service. Recently, streaming video demand has been forcing this issue. Policy Ramblings
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [IP] There’s an Internet Showdown Brewing
    Your next TV will likely be 4K with IP-delivered video. Even worse, most ISPs are fundamentally conflicted: IP-streaming video competes with their own proprietary video offerings. 'Back home in West Virginia, our Verizon phones have no 3G service. Recently, streaming video demand has been forcing this issue. Policy Ramblings
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [IP] Boy, Was I Wrong About Dropbox
    I’m reminded of FTP Software, which went like gang-busters selling a TCP/IP stack for Windows. Their revenues fell very quickly after Microsoft started shipping TCP/IP as part of the OS.  'A few years ago, I was bearish on Dropbox. On Quora, I wrote : I think “slow fade” is another probable outcome.
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [IP] Boy, Was I Wrong About Dropbox
    I’m reminded of FTP Software, which went like gang-busters selling a TCP/IP stack for Windows. Their revenues fell very quickly after Microsoft started shipping TCP/IP as part of the OS.  'A few years ago, I was bearish on Dropbox. On Quora, I wrote : I think “slow fade” is another probable outcome.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014
    [IP] King Files with the SEC, prepares to IPO
    King has gotten a bad rep in the gaming community due to the fact that King has been protecting its IP by going after other gaming developers with the name "Candy" in the title. 'Big IPO news for the region. They plan to raise up to $500 million through the IPO. JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and BofA Merrill Lynch are the lead underwriters.
  • GUST  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014
    [IP] Can Your Startup Flourish Despite Business Chaos?
    Don’t count on your IP to save you. 'Every startup founder I know talks about the chaos of their business, which they usually attribute to that burst of growth that is required to get to positive cash flow. Sadly, this false perception often leads to the death of their business, or at least the end of their tenure as CEO. Your income drops.
  • DAZZLINDONNA  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [IP] The Cheapskate’s Guide To SEO Analysis
    quick way to check is to use the site’s IP address within Bing’s Reverse IP Lookup tool. Just enter this into your browser’s address bar: [link] (Of course, substitute 111.111.111.111 with your site’s IP instead). Bing will list all the sites being served from the same IP. won’t lie to you.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [IP] Mobile Payment Systems Pose Fraud Risk For Small Businesses
    Fraud-prevention technology includes tools like signature authentication, check verification services, transaction and customer profile databases, IP geolocation, real-time transaction tracking tools, and browser/malware tracking. The price small businesses have to pay for mobile payment fraud isn''t small.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014
    [IP] The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make
    Mistake #2 :  not buttoning-down IP ownership issues (at 10:20). Mistake #2:  Not Buttoning-Down IP Ownership Issues. CA exception – CA Labor Code Section 2870: (i) different space, (ii) not using employer’s facilities and (iii) idea/IP is not based upon work done for employer. I hope you enjoy it.  Cheers, Scott. link].
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014
    [IP] The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make
    'My law firm recently entered into a new partnership with This Week in Startups and sponsored their live fireside chat last month in San Francisco with authors Nick Bilton and Brad Stone.  Prior to the event, I conducted a legal workshop entitled “The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make,” which I have uploaded below. I hope you enjoy it. 
  • MCSTARTUP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [IP] A practical guide to patent filings
    feel the system is patentable (business method and/or software) as it meets all published legal criteria for such, and my business partner, an IP attorney, agrees. read your answer to a similar question, but ours does appear to have some (potentially) patentable IP, which, unfortunately, could be replicated.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
    [IP] To NDA or not to NDA?
    Visit Traklight and use “ID your IP” with Traklight’s compliments until February 28, 2014. Free “ID your IP” Code GROWT13 ($59 value). Startups and small businesses are torn when it comes to protecting their ideas. At least once a week, I hear one side of this debate or field a question on the topic. What is a NDA? Know your audience.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [IP] Taking stock of the Dutch tech cluster: What The Netherlands needs to win the European startup scene
    For example, the city of Amsterdam is currently  tendering  for a third  ’tech’ university in the city together with an investment fund and IP attached. 'Robert Verwaayen is a Dutch venture capitalist. He is currently setting up his own investment firm, RoBen, and was a principal with Prime Ventures. Not in my view. top-notch infrastructure.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [IP] The First Rule of Stealth Mode Is.
    They can play games--whether it''s to protect their IP or gain publicity," he says. 'You definitely talk about stealth mode. security company launching today after two years of (relative) secrecy embodies this trend in the increasingly popular Silicon Valley startup strategy. Less than a year later, it pulled in $20 million more. were up to.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [IP] D-Wave's Dream Machine
    We need to sign away our IP? All of that seeded what is now the biggest IP portfolio in the world in quantum computing. round, transforming D-Wave''s mission in the process: The company was no longer just looking to gather IP in the hope of flipping it down the road. Mother Nature has other ideas. don''t care." DFJ led a $7.1
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [IP] Startup Administrivia: Part 1 – getting started
    corporate attorney, a contract accountant, a creative web / graphics service provider, an IP attorney. 'Note: This multi-part post is for first time founders. Anyone who has done it before will already know all this. If you are a first time founder, what should you obsess about? Hopefully, you are all over the market opportunity. Web site.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
    [IP] Lessons Learned in Diagnostics
    It includes reimbursement, regulation, IP, validation, channel access, etc 'What one team of medical professionals learned in the fight against multiple sclerosis. This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at the University of California San Francisco.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
    [IP] Lessons Learned in Diagnostics
    It includes reimbursement, regulation, IP, validation, channel access, etc. 'This post is part of our series on the  National Science Foundation I-Corps  Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF. The class had 1,145 engagements with instructors and mentors. Part 1:   issues in the therapeutics  drug discovery pipeline.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013
    [IP] Brand Crossovers and Education
    For years, TV/movie/event IP was licensed to create new game titles, generating a bunch of famously terrible games. Today, the entertainment-crossover-into-games genre is effectively dead, with interactive studios investing their biggest budgets in game-specific IP rather than licensed brands. Eventually, the tide turned.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013
    [IP] Apple TV and Google DNS Issues
    The punch line is that you leave the “Configure IP” setting alone (let it do this automatically) but change the “Configure DNS” setting to “Manual.” 'A few days ago I suggested anyone using Google Apps should use Google Public DNS. The one disaster has been Apple TV. Only complaints. And flame wars.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [IP] Lesson Learned in Medical Devices
    Lessons Learned In medical devices, understanding reimbursement, regulation, and IP is critical. 'One team of doctors and researchers tested more than 900 hypotheses, and learned the most from the ones that failed. The class had 1,145 engagements with instructors and mentors. We are redefining how translational medicine is practiced.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013
    [IP] Lesson Learned in Medical Devices
    In medical devices, understanding reimbursement, regulation and IP is critical. 'This post is part of our series on the  National Science Foundation I-Corps  Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF. The class had 1,145 engagements with instructors and mentors. We are redefining how translational medicine is practiced. It’s
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [IP] 6 Ways For Startups To Reduce Operating Costs
    These solutions typically shave off overhead costs by simplifying IT management processes, and combining traditional phone and Internet service into a single online connection using an existing IP PBX system. 'by Morgan Sims. Beyond the month-to-month concerns are typical budgetary concerns that plague every company. Minimize Premises Costs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [IP] How to Shorten Your Sales Cycle and Avoid Wasting Time
    The thing is … what I see many sales execs do is burn up countless hours on mid-level campaigns that get torpedoed when the go up the organization due to lack of budget, a desire to own that core IP or other more pressing organization priorities. One of the questions I''m most often asked by CEOs is how to hire sales people.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [IP] How to Shorten Your Sales Cycle and Avoid Wasting Time
    The thing is … what I see many sales execs do is burn up countless hours on mid-level campaigns that get torpedoed when the go up the organization due to lack of budget, a desire to own that core IP or other more pressing organization priorities.  You 'One of the questions I’m most often asked by CEOs is how to hire sales people.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [IP] Norway's Showing Off Again
    The future is only one part of their consideration though, once the library is digitized they intend to make as much available online to anyone accessing the library with a Norwegian IP address. No more will nature feel the cruel bite of steel to fuel man’s thirst for letters, at least, you know, metaphorically.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [IP] Don’t Let an Unsecured Credit Card System Bankrupt Your Business
    Scanning only applies to merchants with externally-facing IP addresses. If 'If your business accepts credit and debit cards, do you know about the security risks? Are you properly protecting your business from the potential of tens of thousands of dollars in fines? And are you protecting your customers from fraud? What is PCI Compliance? .
  • BUSINESS PLAN BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
    [IP] The Company Milestones Angel Investors Care About
    Common types of IP rights include copyright, trademarks, patents , design rights, and trade secrets. 'The Milestones Angel Investors Care About. Below are the milestones that you will need to achieve in order to attract seed investment from Angels: Business Plan. Product Development. Founding Team, Key Hires, Advisory Board. Legal.
  • ITHACAVC  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [IP] Signed Term Sheet
    Once the $600K is lined up or mostly lined up then I will ask our fund’s lawyers to draft the deal docs and we will engage IP counsel to do an IP review (high level). 'We (Cayuga Venture Fund) just signed up a term sheet with a new company (Company X). No need to disclose the company name or industry for purposes of this post.
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [IP] Insights Seminar: IP 101 for the Entrepreneur
    'If you are going to be in the Dallas area on December 13, my firm is putting on a seminar for startups titled “IP 101 for the Entrepreneur – the basics of IP and debunking common misconceptions“ David Foster, a patent lawyer, will be presenting along with Anna Benefiel, a Licensing Associate in the Office […].
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [IP] As Chinese and Israeli tech relations grow, here are the keys to success
    Prepare for China’s IP laws. The horror stories about IP embezzlement are widely known, and many of them are true, yet good developments are happening and you might want to shift your analysis of the balance of risk and return. Strategic and financial Chinese investors are increasingly investing in Israeli tech companies.
  • ERIC FRIEDMAN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [IP] Setting up a custom short domain name
    Once you are in, change the A record for your domain to the suggestion IP from Bit.ly. 'I have been wanting to setup my own custom short URL for awhile and finally got around to setting up eric.mx. I was inspired by Mark Suster who uses bothsid.es. Logging into Bit.ly, navigate to settings>advanced and add your own custom domain.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013
    [IP] Jolla Launched Into the Awaiting Hands of True Fans
    The front of the phone is covered with the 4,5” IPS qHD (960×540 pixels), 5-point multi-touch display with no buttons to disturb the sleek surface. 'Editor’s note: This is post by Johanna Eiramo, one of our residents at the Minimum Viable Office and a marcomm specialist. Many tried to play it cool, but the excitement was tangible.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [IP] 9 critical hosted infrastructure facts every e-commerce vendor should know
    Other network security measures include making access to the e-commerce site’s backend available for only a handful of IPs or using direct SSL VPN access. 'Dan Ushman is the Co-Founder and CMO of  Singlehop. Those times are long behind us. The traditional e-commerce site must change to match the times. If your provider has a 99.99
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [IP] Have you caught the Gigglebug? Children's Cartoon Makes Waves on iOS
    Their hope is that as the success of Angry Birds has shown, you no longer need to spend years building up a successful IP on television before it finds cross-market appeal. 'One of the most charming companies we came across at Slush this year was Gigglebug. How do they plan to get there? Seriously check out this super cute video.
  • BUSINESS PLAN BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [IP] How To Allocate Friends & Family Startup Capital
    Common types of IP rights include copyright, trademarks, patents, design rights, and trade secrets. 'How To Allocate Friends & Family Startup Capital. Below are the milestones that you will need to achieve in order to attract seed investors and therefore the milestones that you should invest your FFF capital. Business Plan. Product.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [IP] 7Signal Raises $4.1 Million To Make Wi-Fi Work
    Some hospitals have emergency buttons operating through Wi-Fi and in others nurses have voice-over-ip devices connected to it. ??So 'It is fair to say that Wi-Fi has changed the world. In fact we have become so spoiled by it that people are now getting stressed out if they do not have Wi-Fi on airplanes.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [IP] So that was Slush
    Gigglebug and Outo both caught my eye; two companies developing children''s TV shows and mobile apps based on their own IP with plans to leverage that and sell all sorts of merchandising off the back of it (think Angry Birds.). 'Slush is over for another year and in its wake lies a wreckage of food, drinks, business cards and worn out souls.
  • POINT JUDITH CAPITAL  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013
    [IP] Aetherpal
    Aetherpal’s software allows support staff to remotely access any smartphone or pc independent of its location over an IP connection, as if the smartphone is in the hands of the support staff. 'Aetherpal provides smart remote access to mobile devices. link]. Current Portfolio Companies Portfolio Software Technology Enabled Services
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [IP] 20 Ideas to Spur U.S. Manufacturing
    Increase national awareness that IP is the fuel of our innovation and our competitive advantage. Better coordinate the government agencies that protect our IP. 'From taxes to teachers to torts, straightforward ideas to kickstart one of the economy''s most lucrative sectors. So what to do about it? Why manufacturing?
  • VC CAFE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013
    [IP] Telco R&D Centers in Israel Scorecard
    'Next month, one of the leading European operators is expected to announce a dedicated, Israel-focused venture capital fund. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation clusters, some telcos are getting a better ROI from Israel than others. [[ This is a content summary only.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013
    [IP] Small Business and Startups: The Trends for 2014 (Pt II)
    Today, when you perform a search on Google, the results you see are based on what sites you have visited, what products you have purchased, what IP address you are browsing from, and what your social network looks like. Secondly, trends are trends and nothing more. Outsourcing social media. It’s about time! Consumerization of products.
  • DAVID LEE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013
    [IP] 10 Things I Think I Think on Bitcoin
    Examples: TCP/IP (i.e., 'I’m relatively late to Bitcoin. I’m probably more current than 99.9% of the general population but less informed than the hackers, hobbyists and investors who have been studying this since its inception in early 2009. I’m no payment systems or cryptography expert. like Bitmessage ) can exist. email).
  • DEAL ARCHITECT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [IP] Theres an enterprise app for that
    few weeks ago, Cognizant presented to me about unique IP they have developed for various industries. 'I heard Chris Leone of Oracle present to HCM execs about social sourcing of talent and gamification as a team building app. Infor. Industry Commentary
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [IP] [Infographic] Evolution Of The G
    Today that smartphone device you have in your hand pretty much works like a microcomputer, when connected to a fourth generation (4G) mobile network deploying IP-based protocols designed primarily for pushing data. The old-school mobile technology of that era used analog-based protocols that could only provide basic voice services.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [IP] Felicia Day's 5 Tips for Viral Video Content
    Creative property is all about IP [intellectual property]," says Day. 'Make something you love and get ready to work around the clock, says the Buffy the Vampire Slayer star. Actress Felicia Day, best known as "Vi" on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has also created a successful web video series without any help from Hollywood. Own your content.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [IP] East meets West: Why Chinese app developers are targeting US smartphone owners
    They don’t have a good IP (intellectual property) to defend their technology. 'China is the world’s largest country with more than 1.3 billion people. It is also the world’s largest smartphone market. For mobile app developers, the impressive figures are enticing. After all, it’s all about reach for mobile apps.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [IP] Is This the World's Most Creative Manufacturer?
    The best-case scenario was a one-time buyout of the IP, and maybe someday he would see his product on a shelf and get some satisfaction. 'How the renegade design company Quirky uses the power of community to develop, make, and sell a torrent of useful objects. Let''s imagine you have an idea for how to reinvent the hair dryer. Call Conair?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
    [IP] 3 Simple Steps to Avoiding IP Disputes
    'An entrepreneur shares some tips for securing your brand. It happens all the time. An entrepreneur starts a business, with the perfect name, brand, and domain. They set up a fan page on Facebook. Then they organize the entity, pouring time and resources into the project. And then, the unthinkable happens. What can they do? Hire a professional.
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [IP] LXC – Automating Containers aka Virtual Madness (Part 2)
    The first numerically available IP address in any of our VM subnets is allocated to the Bob by iterating through reverse DNS lookups on the range until an NXDOMAIN is returned. An LXC config file is then created using the IP address and other options. 'Presenting Virtual Madness! This is part 2 of our LXC blog post.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
    [IP] Legal Issues Behind Running A Small Business
    As a business owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that you are protecting your IP and not committing IP infringement. 'by Melissa Page. If you’re running a small business, you need to be on top of legal basics to make your business successful. There are many forms of contracts that can be adapted to suit your needs. Leases.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [IP] When Startups Partner With Big Companies
    Push back on exclusivity arrangements or terms that have any impact to your business that fall outside of the parameters of the specific deal such as your right to sell your startup or ownership of IP. 'Last week, I discussed my thoughts on partnerships between startups and big corporations. startups partnerships partnering strategy sales
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
    [IP] Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks
    Give access to music that is legal, avoiding lawsuits and ensuring revenue isn’t captured by other IP owners. Maker announced it has raised $62 million this year, acquired an amazing off-YouTube distribution network and grown its business in monetary terms by almost 300% year-over-year off of an already large base. margin.
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