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  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [IP] Meet the 18 startups rocking Seedcamp Week
    Pult basically wants enable people to instantly stream tailored content from a variety of Web services, pay-TV operators, VOD services and broadcasters to any connected screen, in any location, over an IP network. In alphabetical order, the 18 startups presenting at Seedcamp today are: 24symbols ( 24symbols.com ). Antavo ( Antavo.com ).
  • ONLYONCE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
    [IP] Selling a Line of Business
    The first is to clarify for yourself up front:  are you selling a true line of business, or are you selling assets?  If you are selling assets, you need to clearly define what they are, and what they aren’t, and you need to make sure all legal details (contracts, IP, etc.) Selling a Line of Business. one is B2B, the other is B2C).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011
    [IP] How to Win a Trademark Battle Against a Goliath
    based “IP Application Development” for about $55,000. As someone at Forbes noted, the initials of IP Application Development spell out IPAD. By knowing their rights, two small companies made Apple and RIM back down over trademark conflicts. You could do the same. But they share something other than smartphones and tablets.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [IP] IndoorAtlas Raises €0.5 Million For Indoor Navigation Based On Magnetic Fields
    Of course, given that this technology is unique, they also need to spend quite a lot of capital on protection of their IP rights. You wouldn't be surprised if the military was using local geomagnetic field characteristics in order to search for underwater submarines. Some vertical integrations are also on the map. How does it work exactly
  • 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
  • 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!
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
    [IP] The Inside Story of a Small Startup Acquisition (Part 3)
    Given the size of this one and the complexity of the assets (did I mention there was hardware, software, and a patent application involved?) I hired a lawyer with experience in IP website acquisitions to draft up a custom agreement. Photo by psiaki. Every question below has been asked via email, comment or Twitter over the past four weeks.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [IP] When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?"
    You’ll probably have VCs (or at least their associates) calling you. (**Just to be clear, there are many, many other things that are important, and that can make or break a deal—things like the team, defensibility, IP, advisors, partnerships, market size, relative degree of customer need, and so on. Story, Well Told. chords.
  • CONSTANTLY LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013
    [IP] Web and Mobile Revenue Models
    IP Commerce (POS 2.0), CardSpring. I originally saw this posted on HackerNews and wanted to repost it for those who haven't seen it. It's a list of all the current revenue models that exist and examples of companies that use it. wanted to create a duplicate of the original , just in-case Hackpad ever went away. Advertising. Display Ads - ex.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [IP] How the Euro Crisis Could Be Good For You
    domains and IP addresses in Europe has led to a 10 to 20 percent increase in overall site traffic in the last few months. Is the economic turmoil overseas a crisis--or an opportunity? Here's a look at a few savvy American companies reaping the benefits of European market instability. Fourth quarter earnings reports confirm this. dollars."
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010
    [IP] The Long-Term Value of Loyalty
    They seed funded my second company and even let me buy some IP in exchange for debt to get started. Oh, boy. Here we go again. Another post on job hopping. This will be my final word on the topic.  I promise.  My goal here is to move the debate forward, add my POV but not inflame things any further. Inflaming was never my goal.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [IP] How Do You Set Up Operations In The US And Why? Interview With Microtask CEO
    The actual incorporation process is fairly straightforward and lightweight - the complexities lie in the relationship between (the potentially remaining) EU corporation, and related IP/taxation/etc. Microtask has been putting in a lot of effort in the recent year or so to expand their operations beyond the Finnish borders. VM: So far so good.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Yep, You and Your Startup Are Topics in the Rumor Mill
    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?
  • MARK BIRCH  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
    [IP] The Partnership Trap
    Even worse things have happened including IP theft, revenue skimming, collaborating with competitors, lawsuits, stealing employees, etc. Early in the life of your B2B tech startup, you may experience “The Turnaround”. Rather it is the point where what you thought was a sales process turns into a conversation about becoming partners*.
  • 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. M.P.H.,
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [IP] When Conventional Wisdom Goes Wrong
    Simultaneously, many of these companies relied on very strong proprietary technology and IP.  As a result, it was very difficult for a young, first time entrepreneur with an interesting (but technically undifferentiated) internet product to get investors attention (especially after the bubble burst). This model worked, and things were good.
  • 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).
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
    [IP] [Event] [Singapore] Techventure 2011: A Sign of Increasing Asian Technology Innovation
    In particular, the level of R&D collaboration with and IP licensing from universities and public research institutes remained relatively low among high-tech firms. But those same words could easily be applied to the Singapore-based technology entrepreneurs present at Techventure 2011. Singapore Innovation. Ongoing Challenges.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
    [IP] More Words of Wisdom from Marc Andreessen
    Basic contract law is still a challenge in China.  IP integrity is still a challenge.” (at 21:18). “We have a long-term viewpoint because we have no choice.  We have to have a long-term viewpoint [because] it takes time to build these companies.” (at 27:28). To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” 
  • MASHABLE.COM  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010
    [IP] Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding
    SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! The venture capital industry is facing real competition for the first time in decades. Specifically, he said the funding world has been turned upside-down.
  • K9 VENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
    [IP] Announcing K9 Ventures, L.P. – a seed stage fund
    Either protectable IP or at least hard IP. I’m pleased to announce the formation of K9 Ventures, L.P. – a seed-stage fund. K9 Ventures, L.P. is a $6.25M fund that is designed to do concept and seed-stage investments in technology companies. Technical Product : The product must have some technical depth. DNAnexus (Series A).
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
    [IP] Parallels between Bitcoin and the internet
    think we can infer a few things from these parallels: Bitcoin’s current state of development is probably akin to where the internet was in the late 1980s when Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn were developing the TCP/IP protocols which made the internet a viable commercial platform. As you may have noticed, the hype around Bitcoin continues to grow.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010
    [IP] Communist China, the misbehaving superpower
    Use Slave Labor Rates to Become the Low-Cost Producer of All Goods and Services Sell Stolen IP Back As Global Exports Industrial Policy: Subsidize Key Industries Prevent (or Restrict) Unwanted Imports Use Currency Manipulation Price for Export, Suppress Domestic Consumption Create the Appearance of Free and Fair Trade, Without the Fact.
  • DIEGO BASCH  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
    [IP] Privacy Is a Continuum
    Of course, the site knows our IP address. This blog post is as public as it gets. I’m promoting it through social networks, and my name is prominently associated with it. On the other end of the spectrum, if I dive into the depths of the ocean by myself and give the finger to an octopus then I expect this to be a private act. Game over.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013
    [IP] Are Harvard MBAs Solving Real Problems?
    Consider rethinking university rights on IP. That leaves a small percentage of the IP to the inventor and often makes it uneconomical to build a business out of the technology: raise funds, incentivize founding team, etc. As I read these posts, I realize that ideas haven’t changed since last year. The problems remain unsolved.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
    [IP] Proof that speeding up websites improves online business.
    Google Analytics’ IP filtering was used to block out internal users, which might distort numbers too. Definitely. We’ve seen hard evidence from major web operators like Shopzilla, Google, and Microsoft. But what about other websites? If you want to read this more easily, here’s a PDF. There’s no longer any debate.
  • READWRITESTART  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011
    [IP] How to Flip Your Startup in 5 Steps
    However, this will impact the value of your IP. 3. Steve Blank, author of Four Steps to Epiphany , has helped formulate the thinking behind the Lean Startup methodology , together with Eric Ries. I had an opportunity to meet him during a discussion around the Startup Genome project. Flip startups are agile startups that aim to exit quickly.
  • 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. Legal.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: On the Importance of Proper Goal Setting (by Tony.
    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?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
    [IP] Tero Ojanperä Leaves Nokia To Work With Vision+
    The new fund will work in a similar fashion as the Mediatonic fund , we've covered earlier, that it will let the entrepreneurs keep the IP, but will take a cut of future revenues in return for the investment. Tero Ojanperä (pictured left), a member of the Nokia Leadership Team, will be leaving the company. Image by NandorFejer
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [IP] The Best Entrepreneurs Are Hyper Competitive & Hate Losing
    Company A never raised their round.  6 months afterwards they laid off 75% of their staff and are existing on fumes to protect their IP to this day. This is part of my series on  what makes an entrepreneur successful.  I originally posted it on  VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. The list is getting quite long.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
    [IP] Five reasons why SOPA is luddite legislation
    PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. SOPA may not pass. Forget censorship and job creation for a moment: it's unfair, badly written and ignores the sense of history. From Wikipedia for background: The bill would allow the U.S. The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyprotected content a felony.
  • 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.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: YOU, Learning, Networking, and Valued Mentors in.
    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?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [IP] NextAdvisor.com Reviews Online Services For Consumers And Businesses
    Online services currently reviewed that are applicable to small businesses include credit services, identity theft protection, VoIP (Voice over IP) services, online backup, Internet security software, internet fax and web hosting, but there are also consumer focused ones such as online dating, dieting plans and such. But that takes time.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [IP] SOPA Would Hurt Start-ups, Not Pirates
    McSherry: Sometimes people who don’t have the IP rights in question tell a website to take something down because they don’t like content. It's not at all clear that the bill would even succeed in catching online piracy. But it could significantly harm innovation on the Web. Inc: Why do you see this bill as dangerous?
  • SCOTT WEISS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [IP] The Webcam Reads Credit Cards!
    Daniel was formerly the CEO and founder of Jajah , the main competitor to Skype in the Voice over IP (VoIP) market. “Necessity, who is the mother of invention”. Plato, The Republic. As we evaluate investment opportunities, we like to dive deep into an entrepreneur’s background and story… What did he study in school? million.
  • SECRET FORMULA  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
    [IP] What It Takes to Build a Cleantech Winner
    At the timing of early-stage financing, only about a third of these companies were real technology leaders with strong, differentiated IP (think Evergreen Solar in 1994). (A version of this post also appeared at Fortune.com. Thanks Dan!). tl;dr: It’s the team. The question I found myself asking was “what if everyone’s biases are wrong?”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [IP] Gadget Review: The Amazon Kindle Fire
    The 7-inch screen size is decidedly better for reading books and magazines, although the Kindle Fire uses the same IPS (in-plane switching) screen technology as the Apple iPad 2 instead of the much sharper E-Ink technology used on the existing Kindle models. It just might be the best product Amazon has ever released. At 14.6
  • CURRENTLY OBSESSED  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [IP] Unexpected Startup Lesson #2: Channel your Inner VC to Understand Startup Valuations
    “And given our team, progress to date, IP/Patents, benchmarking against our buddy’s recent VC terms and that other startup that is similar and just sold to AOL last week… I guess we’re worth about $5mm today… &#. Photo by pauladamsmith (Flickr). Although this is logical, it’s not how things actually work. 
  • 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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
    [IP] Vertical Markets 1: Bad Advice – All Startups are the Same « Steve.
    You don’t need to worry about any Intellectual Property (IP) issues. The next week another team, working on a new type of solid oxide fuel cell, remarked, “Professor Blank, in our industry there’s a ton of patents and stuff and people tell us we shouldn’t be out there unless we start patent protecting all our IP.” link] ; [.]
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
    [IP] The Cat-Herding-est Job on the Planet
    Because the page links to Jobvite, which is our backend applicant-tracking software, and Jobvite pulls the IP addresses of people who visit their site. Imagine every decision you make is up for discussion--among thousands of people. That''s the normal state of things for Gayle Karen Young of the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • 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.
  • SCALABLE STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [IP] Shout Out to Seth Levine, or the In-N-Out burger startup
    Investor groups are cutting out the management, bus dev, sales, and marketing professionals, trying to get raw, young engineering teams that have never negotiated a term sheet to give away their IP rights and equity for next to nothing. ” [link]. Worth the read. for over a year: [link]. link]. link]. needs. call it harvesting youth.
  • PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS   |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011
    [IP] Business Model Analysis, Part 1: Key Questions
    If so, how will this IP be kept proprietary? Business model analysis is central to the lean startup approach developed by Eric Ries , Steve Blank , and others. But what exactly is a business model? We use the term constantly, with mutual understanding taken for granted. The choices are listed below. What margin will channel partners require?
  • STARTUPCFO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [IP] The DLD Report
    Need to ensure submissions you receive and want to move forward on are not violating IP of others. I was in Germany this week to attend the annual DLD Conference , an annual event attracting a great mix of entrepreneurs, investors, media, marketers, pundits and celebrities. It was a great time. TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA, LIFE ARE CONVERGING. CHINA.
  • THE CORNICE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
    [IP] A Short Big Data Story
    To, From, Subject, Time, IP address, DKIM, SPF, server data, the message itself. A quick story to share. Some time back, the First Round team was having some difficulty getting our email delivered. Our messages weren’t winding up in Junk folders, they weren’t showing up at all. On all fronts, things seemed to check out. Nothing.
  • 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.
  • THE VC IN ME  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011
    [IP] "Graph Theory" - Opportunities Beyond. - the vc in me. - Typepad
    the vc in me. Welcome! This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. hope to engage entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone else in dialogue! Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « e-Mission has launched. Graph Primer. Summary. TrackBack. link].
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011
    [IP] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On India
    think that Edward can not only build a successful outsourcing services company based on this premise, he can also build an IP portfolio and potentially a platform product that would make it more compelling, specialized, and higher-margin business than any old labor arbitrage shop. Sponsor. Subscription Carpool Service. Globify. Discuss.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: A great ?leave piece? for partnering your technology.
    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. Make it easy.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [IP] Getting Funded: Step 4, Due Diligence
    Did the VC try to pull any clever financing tricks when the company was up against the wall?  (“I will give you more money at 5x preference” — actually happened,  ”I will give you a loan that you can not repay secured by your IP that I will move over to another company if you don’t” — actually happened).
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010
    [IP] Old VC firms: get ready to be disrupted
    VCs develop no real IP and rarely have serious apprenticeship programs. If the U.S. economy were a company, the VC industry would be the R&D department. The financing for the VC industry comes from so-called LPs (Limited Partners) – mostly university endowments, pension funds, family funds, and funds-of-funds. Here’s why.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Why Startups Should Focus on Marketing Strategy (by.
    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?
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
    [IP] Revealed: The Secret Source For Winning Google’s Love
    Diversity of links outweighs pure quantity : diversity of IP addresses, root domains, subdomains, linking pages where your links are coming from play a huge role – the more diverse, the better. Some time ago, I ran a series on my blog on how to build an email list. And that’s what stopped me dead in my tracks. Relevance of links.
  • 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.
  • KEVIN DEWALT  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013
    [IP] How to Win Grant Money to Fund Your Startup
    These usually contain personal information and sometimes IP. Summary : Grants are not new or sexy but startups get billions of dollars every year from them. But before you blindly fill out an application take the time to build the relationships that will give you the best chance to get funded. Winning grants serves as a stamp of credibility.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
    [IP] The Web is Against the Ropes, But it’s Not Dead
    The start of the argument is that you need to separate using the Internet into “infrastructure & cloud services&# (basically the protocols of the Internet such as HTTP, TCP/IP, SMTP, etc. + web storage, elastic computing) from how you consume the Internet as a user (the front end – HTML). You’re on AOL. Even in China.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
    [IP] Five Reasons for Setting Startup Strategy Early
    Intellectual property (IP). All too many startups are founded simply on the basis of a new and exciting technology invented by an industrious technologist. The right approach is to start by solving a problem causing real pain to a large number of customers willing to pay real money for a solution. To capitalize on strengths and opportunities.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [IP] 7 Incredible Web Design, Branding, Digital Marketing Experiences
    They use geo/ip to work out where I am. We are surrounded by incredible digital experiences. Masterful design, branding and marketing. Yet, it would be fair to say we are also drowning in awful digital experiences – or, at the very minimum, experiences that seem to be stuck in 1991. There are 7 in total. What can you expect? Songza. ").
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [IP] Productivity@Work Resource: Keep Your Communications Safe and Secure
    With Norton Business Suite and Advanced IP Gateway—both free with your Comcast Business Class Service—we protect your network against unwanted intruders and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your most sensitive business information is protected with additional layers of security.
  • MASHABLE.COM  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010
    [IP] 6 Ways to Recruit Talent for Startups
    SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Small startups rarely have a recruiting professional on their team — or even someone who has enough spare time to imitate a recruiting professional.
  • 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.
  • BUSINESS PLAN BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013
    [IP] Sustainable Competitive Advantages
    While all I.P. Competitive Advantages vs Sustainable Competitive Advantages. Many entrepreneurs begin their pitch discussing their product/service advantages and/or their competitive advantages. However, what many entrepreneurs fail to realize is that investors are not all too impressed by competitive advantages. Competitive Advantages.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [IP] Legal Documents for Your Startup with Founder's Workbench
    The Founder's Workbench also contains a number of guides on various legal topics, including hiring, equity compensation, investment issues, and IP law. The law firm Goodwin Procter has launched a new resource for entrepreneurs that will help them navigate some of the legal and organizational challenges that startups face. Sponsor. Discuss.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
    [IP] The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 8: Key Resources, Activities and Expense Model
    Any IP you need to license?  The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. This post – part eight – was the last formal lecture. Parts one through seven of the lectures are here , Syllabus is  here. All the teams have crossed the Rubicon.  . Week 8 of the class. link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [IP] At CES, Internet Lobby Gets Ready for Fights in Washington
    Both policy sessions focused on the idea that the next threats to Internet businesses will arrive in more subtle legislative packages than SOPA or the Protect IP Act. SOPA may be dead, but there are more legislative threats where it came from. Internet advocates like Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian talked about them yesterday. As was a hashtag.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
    [IP] What Makes an Entrepreneur? Cojones (7/11)
    finally called bullshit.  If this idea was so big then why would they risk not being first to market, not building defensible IP for the sake of a few hundred thousand dollars extra in lock-up money at a big company? You need the whole package. Being tenacious without the mental flexibility to pivot based on market feedback is a disaster.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010
    [IP] Intellectual Property is More Than Patents
    When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most people think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least seven items that should be in your IP portfolio. Some of the other items may cost a lot less, and may be worth far more in the long run. Here are some specifics: Company name. Internet domain name. Patents.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [IP] Have Brand, Will License
    As a brand owner, if somebody's simply taking your IP and making products out of it without signing a license with you, it's theft, plain and simple. Think you've got a brand with a life of its own? Make these smart moves now. You know the cautionary tales. The Beatles sold off 90% ownership of the rights to their likenesses. It's a failure.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [IP] Venture Cyclist: Why Google should buy RIM
    purchase of Nortel's IP. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Why Google should buy RIM. Google should buy RIM, makers of Blackberry smart phones, and this is why. People also love BBM (Blackberry Messaging service). However, thats it. Thats it. Any comments?
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Why Do I Keep Doing This to Myself!
    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?
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Project Planning Is a Must
    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?
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2010
    [IP] Areas I’m most likely to invest in during 2010
    As an investor in IP Commerce , I have a special perch from which to watch this trend. I’m staggered by the diversity of payment applications being developed on top of the IP Commerce platform. I have always been fairly thematic in my investment approach. Everything is a service. Computing, storage, etc. Platforms. Payments.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [IP] Skolkovo Gets The First Startup Funded
    If the content lacks a copyright, the user simply does not get a response from the tracker peerlist (IP-addresses of other users, distributing content). The Skolkovo Foundation , established last year in Russia, is the country's biggest project to enhance tech and business development. As a result, the user cannot download that content.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
    [IP] Eric Sink. Things I learned in selling Teamprise to Microsoft. Video & transcript.
    mean, I feel like, for not being a lawyer in IP, I know an awful lot about IP and I'm very careful about it. I was not ever anywhere near careful enough for this deal. Eric Sink is the author of Eric Sink on the Business of Software  and Version Control by example. He’s the first to have coined the term “Micro-ISV”. chart.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [IP] This Man Fought an Online Stalker Off His Company
    Troutwine did some investigating and found that many of the reviews originated from the same IP address, which he traced to MLIC. When a competitor posted shocking and personal accusations against Veritas Prep, Chad Troutwine's company, he wasn't about to back down. Here's what happened next. It did not train its instructors.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
    [IP] Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 2: They Raised Money With My.
    Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 3: The Best Defense is a Good IP Strategy » 24 Responses Tweets that mention Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 2: They Raised Money With My Slides?! Posted on December 7, 2009 by steveblank In my 21 years of startups, I had my ideas “stolen” twice. See part one for the first time it happened.
  • NEXTWALA  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2010
    [IP] 10 Characteristics of Successful Distribution Networks - NextWala
    machine-learning algorithms or other blocking IP to convince yourself. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. www.about.me/dkhare. dkhare. Follow @dkhare. Follow Dev on Quora. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. Recent Comments. Recent Posts.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [IP] 41% Of Attack Traffic Originates From China – Akamai
    It is important to note, however, that the originating country as identified by the source IP address may not represent the nation in which an attacker resides. In 2012 Akamai tracked a total of 768 DDoS attacks, up more than 200 percent from 2011. Mbps, it tracked an overall decrease of 6.5% For more information, check out the report.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [IP] What Diaspora Should Do with their Newfound Fuckyoufacebook Money
    Get a lawyer, too… especially given that you’ll have real IP and that you’ll have to deal with being at a University. By the time of this post is done, Diaspora, the web decentralization play from four NYU/Courant students in New York , will undoubtedly have $100,000 raised on Kickstarter. Think I’m poking the bear? I’m dead serious. is real.
  • ALIEN ENTREPRENEUR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [IP] The Alien Entrepreneur: My Takeaways from MobileX Cincy
    What I found interesting was that his work outside of Ascendum is presumably not covered by his employment agreement with Ascendum, in terms of IP ownership. The Alien Entrepreneur. Im addicted to entrepreneurship, currently participating in multiple startups. CTO at ProspectStream , ScopiaRx , and SaaS Capital. Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
    [IP] Time is the Enemy of All Deals
    Try your best to stand your ground on as many points as you care about.  If it’s a biz deal you might care about IP protection, revenue share, investment commitments to joint marketing – whatever. So, where does this all come from and how can you apply it in practice? Let me start with a story. We ended up agreeing a term sheet for $16.5
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Stuck? Mix it up a bit!
    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?
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
    [IP] Localizing Logically for a Global Marketplace
    You might detect that a visitor is “German” because their Geo IP locates them as connecting from Germany, or because their browser accept language is German. But what if your detection is faulty… they’re using a shared computer, or on vacation, or the Geo IP is just plain wrong? Websites often use too much magic (e.g. DE or US).
  • 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).   It is important to “turn $$on$$” counsel only after we feel good about the deal closing. 3. That is normal for us. 2. Perfect. Fair all around.
  • ITHACAVC  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [IP] When to Bring Up Valuation
    Seriously, pre-money valuation is a function of many things (team strength, size of market, IP, hotness of sector, etc.) However, stating a desired pre-money valuation early in the process is not a good idea. Here is why. The good discussion will happen, but give the relationship a while to mature first.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
    [IP] Excellent Analytics Tip #18: Make Love To Your Direct Traffic
    You can easily use your tools admin settings to filter out all your internal IP's which would solve this issue. ~ [ Update, via Deric Loh : ] #1. Make love? Direct Traffic? Really? I am not kidding. Direct traffic contains visitors that proactively seek you out, everyone else you have to "beg" to show up on your site! Definition.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Prepare the NewCo Slide Show
    Slide showing summary of IP. 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. Now what? Stuck?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [IP] Setting And Shaping A Strong Startup Culture
    While you should never give away true IP or trade secrets, a primary job duty of the CEO is to pitch and sell the vision of the company-all day, all the time, to (almost) anyone who will listen. Over the past several years, Ive had meaningful interactions-- meetings, calls, etc.-- with perhaps 700-800 early stage startups. Opportunity lost.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
    [IP] Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
    The Best Defense is a Good IP Strategy………… 65. It’s been a year since I’ve been blogging.   The 100 or so posts add up to about 300 pages of text. One of the downsides to a large number of blog posts is that older stories tend to get buried and hidden. Now available on Amazon. Recursive History. Confused? Read on.).
  • CONSTANTLY LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [IP] The Facebook Like Button is a Web Bug
    Even then, Facebook still knows the IP you are coming from so logging out may not be enough. The Facebook like button is the most interesting product Facebook publishes. Most people think the like button is a way for advertisers to have a continual channel for pushing content to their users. Web Bugs. This is called a referrer header.
  • 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.
  • IMMERSIVE WEB  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [IP] Internet User Defined: A User by Any Other Name…
    Value – The only info you can know about a visitor is related to their IP address or cookies on their computer. Immersive Web. Internet User Defined. In their press call last week, Google obfuscated the various definitions of a user in online terms. The WSJ takes a small swing at the debate. Visitor. Registered User. Active User.
  • 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.
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