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VENTURE CHRONICLES [IP] Retooling Marketing in a B2B Company
| SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014
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.
- [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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] Why Co-working Spaces Actually Work
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
They're low-cost, and provide the typical office amenities--conference rooms, photocopiers, etc. But there are other less tangible benefits for entrepreneurs. What are these? This reflects the community focus of many involved in coworking. Opening your own business is scary. It’s a huge risk personally and professionally.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] 14 Interesting Findings From The Startup Genome Project
| SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
Founders overestimate the value of IP before product market fit by 255%. This week Blackbox , founded by entrepreneurs Bjoern Lasse Herrmann and Max Marmer, released its first Startup Genome Report — a 67-page in depth analysis on what makes Silicon Valley startups successful based on profiling over 650 startups. better user growth. 2.
JOE KRAUS [IP] If you don’t think you need it, you haven’t seen greatness
| TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
He thought well ahead of us in critical areas of IP, sales and BD. hear it for PR, marketing, HR and sometimes BD. When I was co-founding Excite (how could that have been 19 years ago?), I knew we needed a lawyer. Being 21, I had my own visions of what a lawyer was and what they did. My first experience with a lawyer was very different.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [IP] What is it Like to Negotiate a VC Round?
| FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015
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.
K9 VENTURES [IP] The Making of Lytro
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
We talked about several markets — security, defense, professional (DSLRs), consumer (Point-and-Shoots), mobile (cell phones), IP licensing, lens adapters, etc. Almost every VC firm came back with how they either don’t do hardware, or they don’t do IP licensing plays. His office was next door to mine.
SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE [IP] Fight for your rights! American Censorship Day (that’s today!)
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
The threat comes in the form of two bills, currently making their way through the legislative process – Protect IP Act (PIPA – S.968 ) and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA – H.R.3261 ). PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. We already have a fundamental access problem on the internet.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] Great Start-ups Succeed on Products, not Patents
| TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
Here's why protecting your IP should stay off your to-do list. The real cost of getting a patent You have to design an IP protection policy around your business, not the other way around. Protecting IP can wait Patents can offer value to companies. Your No. 1 job is to get to market and start making money. John D.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [IP] The Four Main Things that Investors Look for in a Startup
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
What about Product / IP? I obviously don’t speak for all investors. But in my experience as an entrepreneur and now spending my time amongst investors I can generalize that almost all VC investments in early stage technology & Internet investments come down to just four key factors. understand. That’s OK, too. million round.
TAFFY WILLIAMS [IP] Startup Blog: Advisors and Luck Improve Business - Photo Example
| TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A. Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined “Show Me the Money : Is This the Right Business Op. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs. Now what?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] Best Way to Protect Your Brilliant Ideas
| THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
This time I talked to Alexander Poltorak , founder and CEO of General Patent Corporation , an intellectual property firm that focuses on IP strategy, valuation, licensing, and enforcement. We can't call the "Patent Police." If I think someone is infringing on my IP, is there value to sending cease-and-desist letters? to find out.
- [IP] You are the Best One to Build Your Startup Brand
hear lots of excuses from startup founders, like “I’m too busy,” concern over IP security, can’t afford an agency, and it’s too early. As an entrepreneur, it’s never too early to start selling yourself and your idea. How about talking to some real customers to see if they are as excited about your idea as you are? You need to do it yourself.
STARTUPCFO [IP] Getting Due Diligence Ready
| FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
The most important ones by far: Intellectual property and IP assignment : make sure every current and former employee and subcontractor / consultant has signed a document assigning all IP rights to the company. We’re getting into that time of the year where VCs stereotypically head for their yachts. Getting Due Diligence Ready.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] 9 Ways You're Ruining Your Online Reputation
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
These days, anyone with a Twitter account and an IP address is a CEO. Everything you do on the Internet is like a tattoo you get late at night that can never, ever be erased. We all behave like idiots at times. It’s been that way since the dawn of civilization. Until now. Look at it this way. The truth is this. Really? Really? Period
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] The Unbiased And Updated Guide To Selecting The Right Hosting Company
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
Evidence exists that your hosting IP address can affect your SEO and traffic from Google , particularly if your users are concentrated in a specific geo-location/country. Ecommerce features—Online store and selling tools, SSL certification, dedicated IP, and one-click shopping cart software installation (for ecommerce websites).
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] Want to Get a Patent? The Clock Is Ticking
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
This week, new rules kicked in requiring inventors to be the first to file in order to get a patent--but that's not all you need to know. If you've got a patent in your future, you definitely don't want to drag your feet. That's because on March 16, in a third wave of legislative changes stemming from the America Invents Act of 2011, the U.S.
VENTURE CHRONICLES [IP] Read My Lips: We Are Not Walking Away from WebOS
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011
First the tech pundits, who are centering on the IP is the main asset argument. Today comes news leaked from an internal HP all hands meeting that the company is not abandoning WebOS, 15 months after acquiring it for $1.2 billion. This is how we get all our news about HP these days, leaked memos and meeting soundbites.
GUST [IP] Do It Right The First Time: Avoiding “Janitorial” Legal Work
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
This is most urgent when more than one founder is involved, when “outsiders” touch IP related to the new business, or when the startup is engaged in a business closely related to the current or former employer(s) of the founder(s). What is a startup really? In next week’s post, I will get into specific documents. Good stuff!
MARKET BY NUMBERS [IP] You Can’t “Feature” Your Way to Success
| THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
In this age of fast development and no IP protection, whoever “owns the customer, wins. The analytical mind of an entrepreneur, both engineer and business-side, naturally tends toward solving problems and ostensibly, features solve problems. But it’s the wrong approach for most startups. In fact, the opposite is true. The
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [IP] How Many Angels is the Right Amount for a Startup to Have?
| TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015
Founder fighting, IP lawsuits, high-profile resignations, trouble fund raising, bad product release, 409a complications, community is rebelling against the CEO: You. If you follow the Twittersphere you may have noticed several people weighing in on this recent piece by Mike Isaac of the NY Times, asking “ How Many Angels is Too Many?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] Making the Mobile Shopping Experience Smarter
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
This Big Data Start-up Has Some Ideas Tracking the desires and habits of people browsing the Web from a desktop is relatively easy because of all those cookies websites leave behind that allow companies to track a computer''s IP address all around the Internet. This start-up wants to help. Shopping on a phone usually, well, sucks.
MARK BIRCH [IP] Corporate Dev Will Kill You
| MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] How to Manage a Crisis Before It Destroys Your Business
| THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
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.
TAFFY WILLIAMS [IP] Startup Blog: I want to start a Tech or Biotech. What do I do?
| SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011
Intellectual Property & Licenses You now need to find intellectual property (IP) in the forms of patents or pending applications. Most universities have a Technology Transfer Office that will manage IP and handle licensing of patents generated at that Institution. The IP is essential!!! What do I do? Now what? Not so easy!
CHRIS DIXON [IP] Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
InfiniTrust will collect and analyze large amounts of disparate data sets to generate an “InfiniTrust Score” for every “web entity” (including downloadable programs, ActiveX objects, and website URLs/IPs). IP intelligence services, phishing blacklist feeds, website and program popularity data). This is all mostly true.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] Inventor Philippe Kahn on Audacity, Talent, and Luck
| THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
That complements perfectly our innovation, technology, patent, and IP portfolio. An email interview with the serial entrepreneur behind the technology inside the Jawbone Up fitness-tracking wristband. In 1983, Philippe Kahn emigrated from France to the United States with just $2,000, and a software program he created called Turbo Pascal.
TAFFY WILLIAMS [IP] Remember the square and round pegs must match the correct holes
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
They obtain the IP rights required to own the technology. Match the people to the correct task! The matching of shapes seems like a simple concept. Fitting pieces into a puzzle requires matching shapes if you want to see the final picture. The matching of pieces of something is critical to building everything. This includes the PEOPLE!
THE STARTUP LAWYER [IP] Filing a Charter Is Not a Startup Incorporation
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010
And you can definitely forget about a technology transfer agreement or anything else IP-related. I’ve noticed a lot of recent articles promoting that a startup can “ skip the lawyer and incorporate via an online service. The 19 other “tasks they list? Little or no value. Want to vest your founders’ shares ?
- [IP] Alexis Ohanian: How I Got Washington to Listen to Start-ups
Now long laid to rest in the graveyard of failed bills, the proposals were known as the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, and its Senate companion, the Protect IP Act, or PIPA. Now, the Reddit co-founder keeps getting asked: When are you going to run for Congress? He's come a long way since November 2011. doing publicity. He told Inc.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Business Owners Need To Understand Intellectual Property Law
| MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
Patent applications represent the hope for defensible protection, as the most a company can truthfully tell investors is that the company owns its IP. What should my IP strategy be? Image credit: Copyright message from Shutterstock. by Paige Zandri, Attorney Network Director at Priori Legal.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [IP] Why You Should Embrace Opposing Views at Your Startup
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
talked to one company who had build really differentiated IP and had great customer traction. What could you learn from looking at your competitors or other tech startups in a different way? Are you cynical about their chances in the market just because they seem to be hot in the press and that bugs you? hear views like this all the time.
FELD THOUGHTS [IP] Apple TV and Google DNS Issues
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013
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.
UP AND RUNNING [IP] The Importance of Partnership Agreements, NDAs, and Security: Lessons from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”
| MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
Even from the outset, Pied Piper had problems related to IP, with the founder having to beg a local irrigation company for the rights to the company name. Given that Pied Piper is both a startup and a tech company, the frequency with which IP comes up isn’t surprising—over 90 percent of a startup’s value is in its intangible assets.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Privacy-Oriented Video Sharing With Castr
| FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
The site actually doesn’t track your activity nor keep a record of your IP address, so you can be sure your private information is safe. We all love YouTube , but let’s admit it: YouTube can be a cesspit when it comes to content and the comments most videos attract. We support web privacy..
CROWDSPRING BLOG [IP] Reputation and Community
| SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013
You can also help your acore in this category by reporting problem briefs and helping us keep an eye out for violations of IP policies or other bad behavior. For instance, being found guilty of concept-copying or other IP violations will lead to a meaningful loss of reputation points as will frivolously accusing other users of IP violations.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Anyfi Networks Introduces New Revenue Model For ISPs With Easy Wi-Fi Over IP Roaming
| FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
MIKE MICHALOWICZ [IP] How To Get In Front Of Any Decision Maker
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014
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.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [IP] Bad Notes on Venture Capital
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
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.
- [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.
FRED DESTIN [IP] The Boston Surprise
| THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
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 ?
STEVE BLANK [IP] Lesson Learned in Medical Devices
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013
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. We are redefining how translational medicine is practiced. It’s Part 2: medical devices and digital health.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] 7 Essential Steps Your Web Host Provider Should Be Taking To Secure Your Website
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
IP addresses and locations can also be checked as a further measure. The firewall should be robust enough to identify and deny entry to any threats, as well as being flexible enough to enable the blocking of any known IP addresses that have been shown to be unsecure or threatening previously. Passwords. Don’t Mix Accounts. Firewall.
STARTUPCFO [IP] Getting Series A Ready
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
Due diligence ready: all existing legal docs, employee confidentiality and IP assignment agreements, etc are organized and ready for review. - Company’s existing investors are participating in the round. At Real Ventures , we run a dedicated program of seed stage investments. Defining Series A readiness. Series A is about accelerating.
NON-LINEAR GROWTH [IP] Tahosa’s Summit: 6 Months [Series]
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
Hire an IP attorney to help you through the process and some good marketing people if you can afford them. I enjoy reading blog posts of entrepreneurs that chronicle the journey of starting and building a business. The ones I enjoy most are at times heart-breaking and at other times triumphant. It feels like its worth writing about.
THE STARTUP LAWYER [IP] The When to Incorporate Decision-Matrix
| MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
Maybe –> 3 points. (8) Is your startup signing contracts with third-party companies for business services (not for IP creation or development)? In a recent post, I detailed some incorporation-related points of interest if I launched my own startup. But how do you know when the time is right to incorporate your startup? Advice Varies.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] McAfee To Acquire Finnish Stonesoft For €297 Million
| MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
With Stonesoft, McAfee expects to grow its network security business by delivering the industry’s most complete network security solution with three leading platforms: McAfee’s IPS Network Security Platform, McAfee’s Firewall Enterprise for the high assurance market segment, and Stonesoft’s next-generation firewall.
UP AND RUNNING [IP] How to Find the Top VCs for the Investment You Need
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
They invest in strong teams, massive market opportunities, and novel IP. As we head into 2016, we leave behind a year of robust trends for venture capital—or “VC”—funding. In coming months, many entrepreneurs are looking for the best sources to help fund the startups they have planned. Pacific Northwest. billion in 2014 and $1.4
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Angry Birds "TV" Series To Come This Fall
| MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
It was also mentioned that Rovio will be producing completely new IP this year, things that have nothing to do with Angry Birds or the familiar gameplay mechanics Rovio's head of animation, Nick Dorra, spoke at the MIPTV conference in Cannes where he announced Rovio will begin producing weekly short form animations, The Guardian reports.
- [IP] Discovery is the problem in gaming
Publishers with a hugely successful hit game can often milk the IP with subsequent releases. Borrowing IP from another media. This can be IP from another gaming platform (Bejeweled Blitz, Zynga Poker, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sims Social) of another medium (Hollywood Squares). This has changed dramatically. Sequels. Paid acquisition.
ALLEN'S BLOG [IP] Entrepreneurs: Don't Sweat NDA's -- Do Sweat EMT.
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
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.
- [IP] At least half of all Bitcoin transactions are for online gambling
Today it checks IP addresses to screen out residents of the US and other jurisdiction where online gambling is illegal, but that has not always been the case. Recently I noted that illegal drug purchases are around half a percent of Bitcoin transactions , which is far from the existential threat that it has been made out to be. bitcoin
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Reasons Why China Android Smartphones Are Trending In The Smartphone Market
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014
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.
SILICONHILLS [IP] Ixia Buys Austin-based BreakingPoint Systems
| MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
Ixia, a provider of IP and wireless network test systems, announced today its acquisition of Austin-based BreakingPoint Systems, a security testing firm, for $160 million in cash. The deal gives Ixia the ability to offer its customers IP and wireless monitors, [.].
SEED STAGE CAPITAL [IP] Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010
This analogy carries through to due diligence: fixing a $20 rattling door handle preemptively removes that obstacle to a sale, just as cleaning up your startup’s capitalization table and IP assignment rights in advance will ensure the funding process goes that much smoother. Unfortunately, I cannot make it much less fuzzy. They dazzle.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] New Patent Rules: What You Need to Know
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
Sweeping changes to patent legislation just went into effect, and more are on the way. Here's how they will affect your business. If you hold patents or plan to, heads up: New rules have gone into effect that constitute the biggest shake-up of the U.S. patent system in decades and maybe ever, some say. Patent and Trademark Office. 72 on the Inc.
HUNTER WALKER [IP] Should Startups Get "Patent Troll" Insurance?
| TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
Could you purchase insurance against IP lawsuits? A patent lawsuit can be a deathblow to a startup – whether a patent troll or legitimate issue to be adjudicated, the cost is not only crippling but the uncertainty of outcome makes their business nearly unfundable to outside investors. Thank goodness they did. One less parasite.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] Mobile Payment Systems Pose Fraud Risk For Small Businesses
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
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.
HUNTER WALKER [IP] Copy-Remix-Profit: How YouTube & Shapeways Are Inventing the Future of Copyright
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
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.
VC CAFE [IP] E&Y Journey: Interview with High-Tech Legend Dick Kramlich, by Yoram Tietz
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
So if you think they don’t care about IP, then you are wrong. Dick Kramlich and Yoram Tietz at E&Y's Journey conference, Israel, Nov 2011. The following is an interview held on stage at the main event of E&Y’s Journey event. Yoram Tietz – Are these times different? Dick Kramlich – It’s different every time.
- [IP] Edward Snowden: 'Truth Is Coming and It Cannot Be Stopped'
IPs, raw data, content, headers, attachments, everything." On how easily a government employee can access civilian information: "The reality is this: if an NSA, FBI, CIA, DIA, etc analyst has access to query raw SIGINT databases, they can enter and get results for anything they want. All I can say right now is the U.S. All of it.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Hosted PBX, A Revelation In Telecommunications Technology
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
Irrespective of company size, location, and total employees, the VOIP or voice over IP system is suitable for businesses. All of the IP telephonic system, VoIP maintenance, equipment, support, updates and installation requirements would be taken care of under a single roof. Hosted PBX solution is cost effective and more economical.
ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION [IP] 7 Rookie Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make (And How to Avoid Them)
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
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! —-.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [IP] Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011
If you spent the 3 years perfecting some hugely differentiated technology IP that may also be different. There are certain topics that even some of the best journalists can’t fully grok. One of them is profitability. There is a healthy tension between profits & growth. The most obvious way to explain this is with sales people.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] CrowdIPR Offers Freemium Plan For Intelectual Property Crowdsourcing Service
| MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
Also In early February, CrowdIPR also received $135 000 of additional funding from Northstar Ventures and IP Group, both UK-based venture capital firms. Part of the reason behind going for this kind of approach is our aim to make the IP system more accessible," says CEO Raidma.
TAFFY WILLIAMS [IP] The best guru for entrepreneurship and startup for your company
| MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
The highlighted key topics were: 1) Identify the problem, 2) Encourage the team, 3) Problems should have markets, 4) Engineer or re-engineer for performance, 5) Move quickly, and 6) Develop IP strategy. There is Magic In Your Head, USE IT. If you are reading this article, you are in one such site now. They are all well intended.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] 20 Ideas to Spur U.S. Manufacturing
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
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. Why manufacturing? With a multiplier effect of $1.48
ROB GO [IP] Disrupting Gillette
| SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
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.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Synopsys acquires Oulu's Codenomicon
| TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
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.
ERIC FRIEDMAN [IP] Setting up a custom short domain name
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
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.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Four Technologies That You Absolutely Need In Your Office
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
So ensure that you have Voice over IP (VoIP) set up, as this will allow you to utilize phone lines and internet lines to communicate through voice, image and video. by Halit Bozdogan. Smaller companies who are on the up, or just starting out, usually have a finite amount of resources. There are things that every office is going to need.
MARKET BY NUMBERS [IP] Success and Failure — San Diego Startup Community
| MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
His IP strategy is likely irrelevant for his particular product and he admits that he’s mostly doing it to appease local investors. (“What’s your IP strategy?”) With Brad Feld coming to town this week, I think it’s a good time to evaluate the state of San Diego’s Startup Community. ” Geography.
UP AND RUNNING [IP] Welcome to Summoner’s Rift: Why a Free Start Can be Better for Business
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014
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.
FELD THOUGHTS [IP] Zayo Group – One of Boulder’s Amazing Startup Stories
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
Instead, we sought to provide raw fiber, wavelengths, ethernet, IP, and technical space to those entities that needed a whole lot of bandwidth. regularly talk about the ones we’ve invested in through Foundry Group, but this only covers a part of the awesomeness that is going on here as Foundry Group has a very tight thematic focus.
TAFFY WILLIAMS [IP] Startup Blog: Scientist & Technical People Can Be Entrepreneurs TOO
| SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A. Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined “Show Me the Money : Is This the Right Business Op. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs. good stuff.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Pingdom Joins ISPs As A Local Internet Registry
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012
Pingdom , the website uptime and monitoring company, has just become a Local Internet Registry (LIR), meaning it has been assigned a block of IP addresses. In a similar way, we can use the same IP addresses in a number of locations using anycast. As a LIR, we also get control over a certain number of blocks of IP addresses.
DAVID TETEN [IP] Join us at Maker Faire September 29-30
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
There are a range of reasons for this, including increasing transport costs, IP leakage, and loss of core competencies. I’m very glad to see a rebirth of interest in the maker mindset at both the individual and corporate level. My family and I are very excited to attend the upcoming New York Maker Faire , Sep. Events New York NextNY
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] D-Wave's Dream Machine
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
We need to sign away our IP? I don''t care." 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. at the University of British Columbia.
WWW.VCCAFE.COM [IP] Startup Resources
| MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
IP Location Tools. British Library Business & IP Centre : Funded by the London Development Agency, the British Library supports inventors, small businesses and entrepreneurs from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business. Lodestone Innovation Partners (IP) Ltd are spin-out specialists.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [IP] If NYC is going to be a real innovation hub, we can't have our own senators supporting SOPA/PIPA
| MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
Since the DMCA, we’ve basically operated in an environment of “ask forgiveness rather than permission” when it comes to copyright and IP online. Tweet. haven’t spent much time talking about SOPA and PIPA , the two twin bills trying to make their way through Congress right now. It’s basically all in the marketing.
FELD THOUGHTS [IP] How To Predict The Future
| FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
We needed improvements in video compression and in TCP/IP – the underlying protocol that essentially runs the Internet. Today’s post is a guest post from William Hertling, author of the award-winning Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears and A.I. By day he works on web and social media for HP. How To Do It.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] The Legal Side of Entrepreneurship
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015
Craig Schmitz, a partner in the Technology Companies Group at law firm Godwin Proctor LLP who works on corporate, governance, board and fundraising issues, and Erika Fisher, an associate in the firm’s Business Law Department who deals with IP, fielded questions about the legal issues startups face. Financing. Convertible Securities.
ALLEN'S BLOG [IP] allensblog: Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Worry about NDA's
| SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
are not the areas in which IP matters much. That said, I can honestly assert that, from my experience, an awesome idea, adequately covered by available IP protections -- but with crappy execution -- never wins. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Why? Reblog (0). TrackBack.
GUST [IP] Bad Notes on VC
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] Disaster is Coming. Are You Ready?
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
Hosted VoIP - If your business relies at all on getting calls from customers then strongly consider moving to a Hosted VoIP (Voice over IP) solution. Who could have imagined the kind of disruptions and outages that shut down the entire Northeast for weeks? Well, hurricane season is coming up again. Contrast that with my own company.
HIGH CONTRAST [IP] Startup Founder Agreements
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
It outlines key points of agreement between founders around IP ownership, equity ownership, vesting, etc. For example, without a clear vehicle (a company) to contribute intellectual property into, a founder who walks away may mean that the future company won’t own its own IP. The first post is about agile startup fundraising. Employee.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Singapore’s ClearBridge BioMedics Raises $9 Million Series B
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
Cancer research and treatment may just have gotten a shot up the arm – Singapore-based Clearbridge BioMedics has just announced that it successfully closed a S$9 million Series B financing round led by Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd, the wholly-owned VC arm of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings.
SOCAL CTO [IP] Startup Business Model Considerations
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2009
Fantastic post by Christian Gammill - Startup Delta Force… From a competitive perspective (e.g. all the other folks out there that will try to enter the same market) the barriers have been dropping over the last few years. How’s that for duality. Business - how are you actually going to make money? many more (please comment below
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [IP] How Great, Operationally-Focused CFO’s Can Transform Your Business
| SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
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.
DAVID TETEN [IP] HBS Angels Healthcare Night
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012
C8 Sciences ( [link] ) markets web-delivered cognitive development programs based on Yale IP of integrated computer and physical exercises. The evening is sponsored by a Fortune 500 medical technology company. Click here to make a reservation. You will be able to meet privately with these companies later in the evening. presenting companies.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] 10 Lies Never to Tell Investors
| MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
Describe your patent strategy and how you have approached protecting your IP. All the confidence in the world won't convince a VC these statements are true. Here's why these 10 fibs hurt you -- and what to say instead. Serial entrepreneur and VC Guy Kawasaki recently wrote a post listing the 10 lies entrepreneurs tell investors.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Videoplaza Secures $12 Million Series B
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
This is a huge market, but Videoplaza is also focusing its efforts towards IP delivered content. Videoplaza has just come out with an announcement that they have secured a $12 million investment aimed for global expansion. The Series B funding comes from Qualcomm Ventures and Innovacom. With this investment the growth is sure to follow.
HIPPOLAND [IP] How do seed VCs pick their investments?
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2016
What makes your solution unique / differentiated? Is there any special tech or IP here? [in many cases, probably not worth asking] What is your unfair advantage? On Friday, I spent a couple of hours at my alma mater talking with student entrepreneurs about their companies. And there’s an entrepreneur coming into the room in 10 minutes.
INSTIGATOR BLOG [IP] A New Challenge and a New Opportunity: Joining GoInstant
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
As an aside, while this isn’t a huge deal for me, the fact that there’s actual IP behind GoInstant is interesting. Recently I announced that Year One Labs was mostly complete ; at least our active incubation phase. were all fantastic experiences. But now, I want something different. It works on any browser and on mobile devices.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Five Old Adages To Ignore When Starting Your Own Business
| MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
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.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [IP] Twitter Link Roundup #71 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
With increasing numbers of mobile apps, IP theft is becoming more common – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! How to Hire in Chicago – [link].
CONVERSIONXL [IP] The Advanced Guide to Transactional Emails That Convert
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Use a dedicated IP for transactional emails. Identify all of the machines, IP addresses and sending domains you use. In 2008, Seth Godin published a list of things that “every good marketer knows” Among that list was: “Anticipated, personal, and relevant advertising always does better than unsolicited junk.”
- [IP] Flash, HTML5, and Mobile Apps
It is a standard provided by the MPEG-LA consortsia, and is governed by commercial and IP restrictions, which will in 2014 impose a royalty and license requirement on all users of the technology. About a year ago, I wrote a post about Apple's "blind spot" for Flash. The third rail, as it were. It can’t. It's very good.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [IP] Six Reasons Not to Invest in a Venture Capital Fund
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
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
VENTURE HACKS [IP] If you’ve run out of ideas, buy gold
| THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
IP traffic is growing so fast that it has stunned the pioneering people who helped create it. Angel investor Thomas McInerney : “Take a look at all the innovation happening today — Tesla has produced a beautiful 100% electric car. The cost of mapping the human genome has gone from $3 billion ten years ago to thousands today.