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  • 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. I’ve been harping about this a lot (too much?) link]. link]. needs.
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
    [IP] Intellectual Property Tips for Start Ups
    As an Angel investor and retired intellectual property lawyer I am struck by the amount of money spent by startups for IP.  There are so many cash demands made on a new venture that I think management should consider engaging in more self-help to meet their IP needs.  By Lee Rahn. 10) Good luck.
  • NEXTWALA  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [IP] Disruption in the Location/Local/LBS Stack - NextWala
    And there is IP-based locationing offered by Quova and others. 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. Tweet.
  • 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?
  • DAVID TETEN  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
    [IP] 5/25-NYC – Investing in Intellectual Capital: Patents, Trademarks, Domain Names, Litigation, Government Rights, and other Intangible Assets
    Prior to joining Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Chernesky was Cofounder, President and Chief Operating Officer of IPotential, where he brokered patent sales transactions, developed and managed patent licensing programs and completed complex IP consulting projects. Panelists: Jeff Kupietzky MBA 98, CEO, Oversee.net. James D. Events
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [IP] Winning Big From #NBCFail
    In order to watch in real-time (and avoid the inevitable spoilers breaking real-time on news sites and social-media sites), some customers are turning toward sites virtual private networks or anonymous Web browsing services that allow them to view the BBC's online streaming broadcasts (usually available only for IP addresses based in the U.K.)
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [IP] The Living Company
    'I had a good fortune this past week to moderate a strategic planning session with the CEOs of seven of the largest and most well respected highway construction firms in the country. As de Geus’ so eloquently writes: The idea of a living company isn''t just a semantic or academic issue. For a short time, maybe yes. In growth and profits, absolutely.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
    [IP] Nevermind Finland: 20 Hot Estonian Startups [Part 2/3]
    They are also from Garage48, and are looking to partner with existing gaming IP. This is the second part of our coverage on Estonia , following our recent Baltic tour. If you'd like to find our more about Baltic entrepreneurship, we recommend you join this  Facebook group and  Linkedin group. Keep in mind this is in no way a definitive list.
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009
    [IP] When is a Trade Sale a Strategic Exit?
    On the other hand, a business which is bought solely for its IP by a corporation and which has no revenue history or sales capability and will never be managed as a stand alone entity is a strategic acquisition. There are no benefits which accrue to the buyer beyond the boundary of the firm. Therefore, the sale is a financial exit.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [IP] The Future Is Here, The Qii Keyboard By Canatu
    In addition to a lot of experience, they also have a nice IP portfolio with over 45 patents. It is not the first time that we are covering Canatu , which is a Finnish technology company. The first time around, we thought that they will be a major breakthrough in the region and we might just claim that again now. ?Back
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
    [IP] University technology transfer - why so difficult?
    Complicated Intellectual Property (IP) ownership issues. Universities produce lots of research, patents, and base technologies. Few of them ever make it to the commercial market. Yet, lots of recent college grads start companies that bring amazing innovations to market. Why the disconnect? Not so fast. Hestia - Purdue University.
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
    [IP] Making it Virtually Easy to Deploy on Day One
    The first thing that happens is we find a valid IP in the subnet range, and we use nsupdate to add the DNS information about the VM. At Etsy we have one hard and fast rule for new Engineers on their first day: deploy to production. We’ve talked a lot in the past about our deployment , metrics , and testing processes.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
    [IP] How and Why to Create Smarter Content
    To gain full access to this level of personalization you must use a tool such as Google Analytics or Spring Metrics (a client) that can allow you to access publicly available data on your visitors such as IP address and location. How and Why to Create Smarter Content This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Starts with analytics. Now you can.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [IP] The Backuisition and 9 Other Types of Acquisitions [humor]
    Sackuisition : This is a deal that's all about the customers or the IP or anything other than the people. It's time for some Friday fun. The following list was sparked in part by my hatred of the term "acquihire" (which no matter how many times I try to train myself, I can never say it correctly in my head when I read it). ” 4.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2010
    [IP] Do Movies Even Matter Anymore?
    The movie business of today is all "pre-sold" IP. Toy Story 3? Karate Kid 3? Iron Man 2? Sex and The City 2? The A-Team? Where are all of the NEW Ideas in Entertainment? NEW media has become the home of innovation and imagination. Learn What Hollywood 4G Will Look Like Nothing is more important to U.S. Has the U.S. How about Internet Video?
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [IP] [Malaysia] National Instruments Opens NI-AIN Lab In Technology Park
    “In the long-term, our vision is to raise SMEs overall productivity and global competitiveness, by helping them create IP and scale up their business venture. Hopefully, this would also lead to greater economic and technological development in Malaysia as a whole.”
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
    [IP] Singapore’s ClearBridge BioMedics Raises $9 Million Series B
    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.
  • TECHBLOG.NETFLIX.COM  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2011
    [IP] Benchmarking Cassandra Scalability on AWS - Over a million writes per second
    If a node fails, its replacement has a different IP address, but we want it to have the same token, and the original Cassandra replacement mechanisms had to be extended to handle this case cleanly. Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Benchmarking Cassandra Scalability on AWS - Over a million writes per second. million client writes per second.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.) If you want to scare off VCs, start your pitch with “we are looking to raise $X at a pre-money valuation of $Y”   Stating how much you want to raise is fine and recommended. Here is why.
  • 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.
  • 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 ).
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • ONLYONCE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
    [IP] Selling a Line of Business
    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. It’s been a couple of years since Return Path decided to focus on our deliverability business by divesting and spinning out our other legacy businesses.
  • 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.
  • 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?”
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [IP] Crossing Boundaries
    What is the likelihood of disintermediation – how much unique IP are you bringing to the equation that would be prevent the partner or your potential clients from later going direct? The long-standing divisions between the public and private sectors, between emerging and developed markets, have limited transfer of relevant niche technologies.
  • 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.
  • STEVE POLAND  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2008
    [IP] Lijit Getting Spammed
    To ensure extra sneakiness, do this from multiple IPs. This example did get me thinking of a couple of solutions (such as discounting multiple searches from the same IP) to this specific issue that I will pass onto our development team. What’s needed initially til launch? After launch, at what # of installs do you.
  • 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.
  • GUST  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [IP] Bad Notes on VC
    'This week. On the phone …. Me: So, you raised venture capital? Him: Yeah. We raised a seed round. About $1 million. Me: At what price? Him: It wasn’t priced. We raised a convertible note. Me: With a cap? Him: Yes, $8 million. Me: Ah. So you  did  raise with a price. It’s just a maximum price. Him: Huh? Last week. At an accelerator …. Me: Ok.
  • READWRITESTART  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011
    [IP] How to Flip Your Startup in 5 Steps
    However, this will impact the value of your IP. Steve Blank, author of Four Steps to Epiphany , has helped formulate the thinking behind the Lean Startup methodology , together with Eric Ries. had an opportunity to meet him during a discussion around the Startup Genome project. Flip startups are agile startups that aim to exit quickly.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [IP] Investors As The Cause Of A Patent Frenzy Among Tech Startups?
    His experience in IP matters includes identifying and handling employer's inventions, and drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Editorial note: This is a guest post by Teemu Lang from Papula Nevinpat, a company focusing on industrial property rights - patents, trademarks and designs. Image by aaron_andered
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [IP] 4 steps to effective Disaster Recovery planning
    As organizations – and their customers – increasingly rely on database, server, and IP-connected applications and data sources, the importance and responsibility of maintaining continuity of the business infrastructure and limiting costly downtime in the event of a disaster, is paramount. What do you do? Information Gathering.
  • MASHABLE.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
    [IP] 11 Trends in Web Logo Design
    SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Dev & Design Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Learn more here. Designing and critiquing logos for web-based companies and startups is a pursuit of endless fascination for many of us. Fun With Opacity!
  • 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.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
    [IP] A New Gateway Editor for BLAM! Ads
    There’s also the ability to enter a global IP bypass, allowing visitors from select IPs to bypass the content locking gateway altogether. The following is a paid review for TylerCruz.com written and reviewed by Michael Kwan. It is completely of Michael Kwan’s opinion and is not influenced by being paid. Let’s take a look.
  • 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
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010
    [IP] Hacking Innovation Education in New York
    So, instead of trying to wow the community with how smart your professors are or the IP you have in house, start position yourselves to ask questions, learn, and participate as peers in a changing world. Business plan competitions are the air guitar championships of the startup world. ” It’s true. Step #2: Pitch investors.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [IP] Next Games acquires Helsinki Game Works
    What this suggests is that Next Games is now somewhat freed up to continue working on their own IP. No numbers were released but people-wise there''s a big shift to both companies - Helsinki GameWorks employs 12 people and Next Games employs 33, making the total headcount at Next Games now 45.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
    [IP] Royalty Based Financing As A New Tool for Start-Up Financing?
    IP litigation , and?tax. By Beth J. Felder of Foley & Lardner LLP With the market still in flux, raising capital for companies -- whether equity or debt -- remains a challenge. One innovative vehicle for raising capital that is generating attention in the market lately is royalty-based financing. three times the original loan amount). Beth J.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [IP] Boomlagoon's second title Monsu hits familiar gameplay mechanics
    Boomlagoon has said they’ve opened a second game track and will continue experimenting with future iOS related IPs. 'In the beginning of May, the relatively new mobile game company Boomlagoon secured a cool $3.6 million (€2.59 million) in funding in a round from Northzone, Finland''s Inventure, and 360 Capital Partners.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: SME's: Get More of What you Want � 8 Tips to Help.
    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. Did What?
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [IP] The Pay-It-Forward Culture: Silicon Valley's Practical Generosity
    Today, in spite of the fact that the valley is crawling with IP lawyers, the tradition of helping and sharing continues. Today, in spite of the fact that the valley is crawling with IP lawyers, the tradition of helping and sharing continues. We take it so for granted we never even to bother to talk about it. Sponsor. Helping Our Own.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
    [IP] Leader driven Harmony #4: How to make your writing Crisp, Flavorful and Satisfying (Part II)
    If you have Intellectual Property (IP) that needs to be discussed in the report, you should try to discuss it in sufficient detail for the customer to get a feel for its significance, but not in so much detail that you lose competitive advantage to a competitor.  Why should you read this post?  Audience. Content. If in doubt, ask her! Style.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
    [IP] Lessons Learned: The lean startup
    So if entrepreneurs want to pioneer new ideas with a lean model, my advice is to use low cost alternatives to build differentiality that can be protected from institutions with far more money than ethics, creativity, or innovation-- other than skirting the loopholes in our justice system regarding protection of IP, and honing predatory tactics.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011
    [IP] Venture Cyclist: How to score an investment for your startup
    Usually the plays investors are looking for include a great team, previous successes, excited customers (or prospects), good IP, big market, great product vision, market urgency, etc. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. How to score an investment for your startup.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [IP] Rebtel Moves To Lower Costs In International SMS Traffic
    Just before Easter, Rebtel has announced that they are moving into the international SMS space with the launch of the ToIP (Text-over-IP) service. Rebtel To IP is an SMS service for feature phones that is up to 93% cheaper than a similar service offered by AT&T and Verizon.
  • 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
  • MASHABLE.COM  |  FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
    [IP] Pick the Perfect Name for Your Startup
    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! Frances McInnis is a journalist and crossword enthusiast based in New York City. to get the scoop on finding a name that will work on the web. How Do I Start?
  • WWW.HUMBLEDMBA.COM  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [IP] Startups in stealth mode need one piece of advice.
    had taken classes on IP, first-mover advantage, etc. If we werent careful about this, our IP claims would be worthless. Check out my newest company. Click here to get priority access. Posterous. humbledMBA. Jason Freedmans lessons learned.and relearned. « Back to posts. Viewed times. February 15, 2011. Delete. Autopost. Yikes!
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
    [IP] The Inside Story of a Small Startup Acquisition (Part 3)
    I hired a lawyer with experience in IP website acquisitions to draft up a custom agreement. Photo by psiaki. This is final installment of a 3-part series covering my acquisition of  HitTail. Every question below has been asked via email, comment or Twitter over the past four weeks. How long into the discussion before you commenced diligence?
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Getting Rights to the Technology
    In selecting the technology, you may already have IP or inventors identified but not have the rights yet. Make sure you conduct your own diligence review before entering into a negotiation for the rights; business criteria and IP criteria need to be a fit. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Did What? Now what?
  • 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].
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [IP] More on the “Seed Fund Crash”
    For ideas that have real technology, real IP, or some other non-replicable component, things get a lot more interesting, for both entrepreneurs and investors). Following up on the “seed fund crash” meme that I commented on last week, Chris Dixon wrote a thoughtful blog post. Many new investment entities and professionals (e.g.
  • SOPHIA PERL OF WISDOM  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
    [IP] Why go stealth?
    I am not asking these folks to disclose everything, such as implementation and IP, just enough information so that people know what the idea is about. I always go back and forth about whether stealth mode is good or bad. I guess that I should back up and explain what I mean by stealth. Alright with that out of the way, let’s continue.
  • 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).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [IP] Webinar Recap: 14 Tips on How to Pitch and Get Funded
    Another assumption is that you’ve actually conducted due diligence on your own business, and these are the areas of your team, financials, your competition, your IP, market trends, because the best pitches I’ve ever delivered were when investors were raising their hands and asking me questions about, “How is your IP protected?”
  • 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.
  • 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.).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012
    [IP] Imagine a World Without Your iPhone
    Everyone with a computer and an IP address has a blog and a brand. No, really. Try to. Or better yet, why not actually put down your phone and live in the real world? Years ago, I was running late to a meeting, as usual, and realized I’d left the house without my cell phone. If I turned back, I’d be really late. Try that now.
  • GUST  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011
    [IP] Do It Right The First Time, Part II: Visit the Doctor or House Call?
    From choosing a legal entity or jurisdiction to properly documenting IP assignments and stock issuances to complying with securities laws and avoiding potentially enormous tax penalties in the future, there is plenty here to warrant consulting a professional.  Pick a name for the new legal entity (e.g., Newco, Inc.”) Yes, it’s a mouthful. 
  • 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.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012
    [IP] Announcing a Stricter Policy on Overused, Overdone Logo Concepts
    FIRST VIOLATION : The first time our IP panel determines that you have violated our overused, overdone logo policy, you will be suspended for two weeks,  ALL of your entries from that project’s gallery will be removed, and you will be disqualified from that project. New Violation Policy. You will lose your right to work on crowdSPRING.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HAZARD LIGHTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010
    [IP] Revealing Insights
    This IP based, better, faster, cheaper value proposition was one we could wrap our arms around and, in conjunction with the management team, we were able to build a market segmentation map that outlined the size and scope of the opportunity which led to the conclusion that there was the opportunity to build a company of significant size.
  • ERANKI.TUMBLR.COM  |  FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012
    [IP] Scaling lessons learned at Dropbox, part 1
    GeoIP for mapping IPs to locations. Rajivs blog. RSS Archive. July 12, 2012. Scaling lessons learned at Dropbox, part 1. Rajiv Eranki. was in charge of scaling Dropbox for a while, from roughly 4,000 to 40,000,000 users. For most of that time we had one to three people working on the backend. any real-world engineering project ;-). MySQL.
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009
    [IP] Payments: A day on the inside
    just happen to be an investor in IP Commerce which is executing this exact opportunity. I Earlier this week, I participated in a truly special event, the Lydian Roundtable. Lydian is a gathering of the best and brightest in the electronic payment industry and is hosted by my friends at Market Platform Dynamics , David Evans and Karen Webster.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
    [IP] Bribery in the UK
    She also has experience of regulatory investigations, IP and employment tribunal litigation. By Shaistah Akhtar at SJ Berwin LLP Introduction. Looming regulation from Brussels is troubling for Europe's private equity and venture capital industry, but new British legislation poses a more immediate compliance headache. View Full Bio.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Inventions & Patents are Critical - The Technology.
    In one company where I managed the patent estate, the company was paying between $250-500K per year for filing and maintenance fees just for the IP which totaled around 50 patents and applications. You will have to be extremely careful about the technology selection process and the IP that protects it. Why is this important? Did What?
  • 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. So, be really, really thorough about the way that you do your IP, if you've ever think you might sell that IP to a big company because it's spooky how much work they do. Applause]. All right. All right.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: Patents and Investors - Mistakes to Avoid to Attract.
    An entrepreneur running a cash strapped start-up may say to themselves, "I am as smart and possibly smarter than any patent attorney that I may hire to handle my IP needs. bvandegarde@hammerpatent.com 704-927-0400 [link] A note from Taffy Williams: Blake Vande Garde is an excellent IP attorney in the Charlotte, NC area. Under 35 U.S.C.
  • 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.
  • WWW.PAULGRAHAM.COM  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    [IP] How to Start a Startup
    But its hard to raise money with an IP cloud over your head, becauseinvestors cant judge how serious it is. Before you consummate a startup, ask everyone about their previous IP history. Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator. March 2005 (This essay is derived from a talk at the Harvard ComputerSociety.) Hard, but doable.
  • 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?
  • 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. Did What?
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
    [IP] Why Venture Capitalists Avoid Innovation: They Like Making Money
    In my recent conversation, the VC partner went over the top by saying "We want to invest in companies that own code and have protectable IP", and then going on give the example of SpringSource - a service company working with un-owned open source code. The following is a guest post from Andy Singleton, the founder of Assemba. We honor it.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2010
    [IP] ‘Dear Abby’ Style Advice to Real Entrepreneurs
    would like my sweat equity and existing IP to be the risk that I incur without also risking an asset that could easily represent the majority of my total assets. I always love to get questions from my readers, and I answer them all, but sometimes I feel like the “Dear Abby’ for entrepreneurs. He has a Masters in his education field.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
    [IP] Week In Review – Aug 22 – Aug 28, 2010
    As organizations – and their customers – increasingly rely on database, server, and IP-connected applications and data sources, the importance and responsibility of maintaining continuity of the business infrastructure and limiting costly downtime in the event of a disaster, is paramount. 4 steps to effective Disaster Recovery planning.
  • 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? 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010
    [IP] 7 Ways Nokia Can Win Again
    The iPhone mostly has small casual games, with few big IP games being developed. In the eyes of the developers and the startup community, Nokia went from hero to zero in less than 3 years. The company is about to introduce the N8 to a mostly indifferent community. No fragmentation. There was also the widget platform, Widsets. Games.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: You Have Just Been Told �The Baby I UGLY�
    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. Did What?
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
    [IP] What can Cloud do for you?
    Network : What are the current monthly costs for networking/IP bandwidth, per environment? Spend time with each prospective provider; ask tough questions, ensuring the selected provider has ridiculously good support, lots of IP bandwidth options, and security features that exceed your own requirements.  Same goes for the end users.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
    [IP] Wibiya Toolbars Can Now Make Money Through Express Ads in Partnership with Kehalim
    I nteresting addition from the Wibiya team came through my inbox today. Wibiya , the customizable web toolbar for publishers added a monetization widget through affiliate links provided by Kehalim , a contextual affiliate platform based in Israel. As a result, the widget offers decent coverage with more than 25, 000 merchants.
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