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  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] Reducing the risk factors: Why first time founders should join an accelerator program
    With  Summer , we came to the conclusion that in order to turn it into a real business, we can’t only focus on bringing users on board, but rather on publishers and other media partners. 'Ohad Frankfurt is the cofounder and CEO of Swayy , a personalized content curation and management platform. Coworking space. International mentors.
  • DSHEN  |  SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
    [Media] Betaday 2013 by Betaworks
    The Gillmor Gang , featuring Steve Gillmor , Robert Scoble and his Google Glasses, Doug Rushkoff , media theorist and author, Paul Davison of Highlight. 'This last week I was in NYC and attended the 2013 Betaday, put on yearly by Betaworks. Back in January of this year, Paul had told me of his plans for the HIR program.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Media] The Last-Minute Black Friday Plan
    To be successful, a small business must provide what the big boxes can’t: * Personalized service * Specialized knowledge * Sense of exclusivity In the media world, this is called “counter-programming” – appealing to the people who aren’t following the crowd. Forget slashing prices and big ad campaigns.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Media] Some Tips On Effective Networking
    On Thursday, I spent time at a Hacks/Hackers meetup that had 147 attendees from the media and business.  'by Roger Smith, Technology Marketing Specialist at  Hypersoft. Effective networking is one of the most powerful entrepreneurial skills you need to master to advance in your personal and professional life.  minutes on 4/9/2014 and 4.2
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010
    [Media] Glory Days for US Technology
    The youngest company in this cohort, they continue to suck billions of advertising dollars away from media and traditional advertising companies into their online money-making machine.  Forgot the news about the increase in retail earnings that suggest the American consumer is back.  Want to know the really good news?  Want proof?  Apple? 
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] Pivoting « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    At VideoEgg/Say Media, one of the three parts of the problem became the sole focus. At VideoEgg/Say Media, one of the three parts of the problem became the sole focus. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Pivoting January 10, 2011 Posted by jeremyliew in pivoting. You can see the accompanying slides here ). Pivot fast.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
    [Media] The Big, Important Startup Lesson From The Recent Google Leadership Shuffle
    In fact, it’s impossible to not have heard this news, as it’s being shouted in every major media channel (online and offline) there is. As you’ve heard, there’s been some big announcements at Google recently (announced during their earnings call). So, what’s the big lesson here for startups? What do you think?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Media] The 10-Step Road Map To Promoting Webinars
    Things like testimonials from previous webinars, information about your high-profile guest speaker, and mainstream media coverage on you – all of them can give you massive boost in social proof. 'Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Samuel Faith – Enjoy! To generate qualified leads.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] Why Hiring Summer Interns Is Like March Madness
    That leaves the prospective intern from Columbia trying to explain why knowing every character in Chaucer''s Canterbury Tales makes her the ideal candidate, while the Northeastern student engages in an in-depth discussion about best practices for managing a crisis on social media channels. Here''s what our intern committee found.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Things You Need to Know Today
    Social Semantics Enough with the term "social media" already, says Twitter co-founder Ev Williams. 'A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed. Most Audacious Companies Inc. released its annual list of the top 25 companies changing the world. Inc.com 2. Medium 3. But that "trust?"
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] There is Something Beautiful About a Book
    Publishing is probably the last bastion of old school media that digital is disrupting. This week there was a ton of rumblings, leaks and rumors about Apple’s big “eBook” event that took place earlier this am. Apple is going to change education! Apple is going to destroy publishing! Did it happen? Or have they? Cookbook?
  • FRED DESTIN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Recorded Future – Harnessing intelligence at the scale and speed of the Web
    In our latest fund, we've continued with this focus and have a number of companies focused on providing intelligence under the suitably vague moniker of Big Data ( Dataxu , Adsafe Media , Recorded Future, Hopper Travel and others). Can you identify the real media influencers that drive the al Qaeda messages ? Rich Data Substrates.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006
    [Media] Christine: Susan Wojcicki on the Secrets of Googles Success
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. Thank you!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 4 Creative Ways to Grow Your Business Using the Web
    Social media is time consuming, and--in my experience--rarely correlates directly to increased sales. Take your business further than your budget. Think imaginatively to market your business online. AdWords and paid listings can be costly, and take time to get right. Here are a few to get started: Sign up to be a pick-up zone for Amazon.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Media] How to Find the Perfect Business Partner
    Due to the continued and rapid growth of the internet and social media, there are more ways than ever to find a partner that shares your goals and aspirations. 'Finding the right business partner is no easy feat. For one reason or another, some partnerships simply won’t work out and most the time no particular party is to blame. Meetup.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Nonprofits And For-profits
    He talked about everything from raising funding for pre-seed entrepreneurs to get them to the seed stage, crowd funding, social media marketing and open source. During today's roundtable, we had a lot of discussion around nonprofits and for-profits. It's the kind of pitch that makes your mind spin. You can't tell what the company does.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Media] Tampere Based M-Files Gets €6 Million To Globally Expand Their Metadata Driven Enterprise ECM
    On the 30th of April, the company announced an A-Round of €6 million led by DFJ Esprit , a venture capital firm that invests from seed to late stage in European technology and media companies. Basically their solution does not care where the data is but rather what the data actually represents. Think Enterprise Document Management 2.0,
  • K9 VENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
    [Media] Announcing K9 Ventures, L.P. – a seed stage fund
    No advertising, content or media businesses which may have a three-way business model, but rather companies which deliver direct value to paying customers. I’m pleased to announce the formation of K9 Ventures, L.P. – a seed-stage fund. K9 Ventures, L.P. Technical Product : The product must have some technical depth.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Media] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Bill.com
    Bill.com has more than 10,000 clients and has received countless pieces of praise from trade and general media outlets. By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor. Bill.com wants to render administrative assistants, and the hours of billing, invoicing, filing, and chasing down payment approvals they do, obsolete. What's more, it's green.
  • ISRAEL VENTURE CAPITAL 2.0  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
    [Media] Web Tour to Germany
    We met a couple of investors (Action, Doughty Hanson), 2-3 media companies (Axel Springer, Holtzbrinck), few Angel Investors and 4-5 startup companies. Last week I took a short trip with Orna Berry to Germany. We went to check out the local Internet Scene. The trip was rather short. We spent a day in Munich and a day in Berlin. Probably not.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Better at Anything Fast: Share With the World
    The site’s focus on the candid admission of faults and low moments makes it a sort of anti-Facebook, an antidote to the tendency of the well curated perfection of others social media profiles to make us feel lonely and inadequate. Everything that we see in the media is like perfection, perfection, perfection, but perfect is boring.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] How to raise money for your startup from VCs and investors in Asia
    He is currently CEO of Bubbly , a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO. 'Thomas Clayton has started and run numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. The company is one of the largest VC–backed startups in Southeast Asia, having raised over $60M in funding. Sequoia , Accel , NEA , etc.).
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Are You Fundable?
    Next, Andrew Jaffa from Jacksonville, Florida, pitched BabbleTAB , a social media marketing service that generates relevant content for the Facebook pages of small businesses like car dealerships, restaurants, retail, etc. TravelTriangle.com. The company already has engaged about 75 travel agencies and some 900 customers. Sponsor. BabbleTAB.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success by Dan Schawbel [Book Review]
    Devotion is quantifiable by engaging with research, social media, and blogging. 'Dan Schawbel cornered a market before anyone else knew that it existed. He identified an important trend in our economy and informed thousands of people who were just learning about personal branding and helped them educate themselves on the topic.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On IIT Kharagpur, India
    First, Piyush Bagaria from IIT KGP pitched mobHUB, a learning management solution with extensive simulation and visualization capability that he proposes to sell to science and technology educational institutions to empower faculty to produce rich media content. Sponsor. mobHUB. Optimum Mobility Services. BUYHatke. TransTag. Discuss. Guest
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Media] You’ve Been Reddited: How a Single Post Increased JobKaster’s Monthly Traffic Over 2900%
    ve been laying the groundwork by putting together a plan for launch : making lists of press contacts and lists of every blogger in our niche, reaching early adopters via social media, getting interviews and press mentions, putting together early partnerships, SEO, and of course, getting massive exposure to our JobKaster Beta. And up. And up….
  • STARTUP MARKETING BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
    [Media] Milestones to Startup Success
    This approach pays more dividends today than ever before – as I explain in this post on Social Media.  For most startups this is directly based on your ability to grow (customers, revenue and eventually profit).  Most entrepreneurs understand the importance of growth; the common mistake is trying to force growth prematurely.  Thanks. Thanks.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] 5 Easy Ways to Ignite Your Customer Service This Year
    Years ago, when a fiber line was cut in the Bay Area and our service was interrupted, we turned to social media to let people know what was up and answer their questions. 'Providing your customers with stellar service can reap benefits for your business all year long. These five ideas can help. Where does all this information live?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
    [Media] It's Time to Stamp out the Bull
    “We are drowning in partisan rhetoric that is just true enough not to be a lie; in industry-sponsored research; in social media''s imitation of human connection; in legalese and corporate double-speak," he told the graduating class of Pitzer College. 'Our culture has reached "peak BS," political operative Jon Lovett told grads.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009
    [Media] $2.5bn market size estimated for virtual goods in the US by 2013.
    gaming Internet mmorpg myspace Search social games social gaming social media social networks start-up startup startups user generated content VC Venture Capital viral viral marketing virtual goods virtual worlds web 2.0 Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1. Reply 2. Reply 3. to draw in lots of developers.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2010
    [Media] Venture Fundraising in Four Graphs
    If so, I think that chart is probably worth thinking about. link] Brad Hargreaves After a point, yes. The graph is trying to convey two things: below a certain threshold, investors who you think are totally “on board&# can drop off and seriously threaten the syndicate. link] dlifson Oh man, so true. so true. Check out [link]. Good luck.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways To Win Every Startup Competition You Enter
    We’ve had media mentors who have gotten us press. That’s an exaggeration. Odds are you can’t win every startup competition you enter. But you could win 92.59%. Candace Klein did. We asked her how she did it. Get A Mentor. Most startup competitions offer entrants the chance to connect with a mentor. It’s a huge mistake not to.”. Be Yourself.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Jobless Execs: It’s Time To Dump The Old School
    According to surveys, 89 percent of employers use a form of social media to identify job candidates, with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter the most popular. After embracing social media (even building a personal website), try these tips: Streamline your strengths with specific examples. So how do you stand out in that crowd?
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [Media] The Upside of the Downside
    Related Posts: When the going gets tough… Advice for Tough Times – From Tom Peters Times UK Ways to distinguish yourself – #122 Overestimate people with potential minus experience Lessons from creating a social media powered eBook The Case for Listening. Nothing happens in a straight line. Inspiration for the future.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Media] Facebook: Unclear on the Concept
    And for a uniquely high profile deal like Facebook, the media also plays a less than "innocent" role. Unfortunately, lost in too much of the "dramatic" coverage of the Facebook IPO has been the real lessons to be learned for those interested in successful technology and growth company investing. Part of the confusion is understandable.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Media] Why You Should Sell Your Business Quickly
    The event gives emerging companies the opportunity to pitch and network with investors, executives, customers and the media. Last week marked the 6th year for the conference "Launch: Silicon Valley." One of the panels at the event focused on the key question of "Should startups sell quick or grow big?" Reasons they gave included: 1.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Media] $43.2 Million That Can Help You
    Verve Wireless helps manage the mobile content platforms for over 750 leading media companies, and importantly allows businesses to do targeted mobile advertising on its network. Now that summer is officially over, venture capital activity is picking up. These following six companies fell into this category. million. This video explains more.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013
    [Media] How do you know when to stop pivoting?
    He initially launched Marginize in 2010 to “allow a real-time conversation on top of an existing webpage, by overlaying a marginal column that tracks conversations about that page on Twitter and other existing social-media networks”. Is this decision easier or harder in a lean startup? Ziad Sultan founded Marginize while at Longworth VC.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Media] No Succession Plan & an Uncertain Legacy
    Taylor says she is prospecting at different agencies and cultivating video-production and digital-media capabilities. Life After the Inc. 500: An untimely death and no succession plan left Michelle Taylor at the helm of her mother's company, Betah Associates, with no oars. Then, in 2004, Bell-Taylor was found to have lung cancer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] How Joe Fernandez Got His Klout
    Its algorithms comb through social media data: If you have a public account with Twitter, which makes updates available for anyone to read, you have a Klout score, whether you know it or not (unless you actively opt out on Klout’s website). Piece of cake. How do you know you're ready to start a company? billion pieces of data each day.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [Media] Dual-Class Shares - Not the Enemy
    Some dual-class structures have been created to favour Canadian ownership in economically or culturally sensitive fields (transportation, natural resources, communications, media). By Barry J. Reiter of Bennett Jones LLP Shareholder activists like to project democratic values onto corporate share structures. Will there be shareholder rights?
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012
    [Media] Time For a Change #19: How to Avoid Being Driven to Distraction
    Baroness Susan Greenfield , a prominent Neuroscientist at Oxford warned that the Internet and Social Media may be rewiring our brains toward hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder (ADD).  “Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them.”. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist).
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] Flexible Focus #70: The Carp of Creativity
    It is also the media through which you publish and present. Whatever your media or message, a wonderful way to ensure your creative growth is to overcome resistance and find ways to publish and present your ideas and insights. This national holiday follows the Girl’s Day Japanese Doll Festival on March 3 rd. Passion. Perspective.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] 5 Signs a Job Candidate Isn't Everything Their Resume Says
    Digital media can be less buttoned up but should still look the part. 'They look great on paper. but in person, suddenly they don''t. You loved the resume. You respect the referral. Skills, qualifications, experience. everything looks great. Then the candidate blows the interview, sometimes within seconds. They dress inappropriately.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Remote Teams to Work Together
    At LKR Social Media they use Yammer for water cooler conversation, iDoneThis to keep everyone in the loop on work status, Google Hangout for video conferencing, Skype for one-on-one calls, PB Works as an internal Wiki, and Wrike for structured conversation about projects." What’s behind this seeming contradiction?
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] Startup Movement Hits SVC
    I didn’t even know there was a tech community here,” said Collin Lee, media director for Influxis. Published in  The-Signal.com. 10, 2012. By Jana Adkins. Joining the ranks of a grass roots, global movement, the first-ever Startup Weekend Santa Clarita not only sold out, but doubled projected attendance this past weekend. Local momentum.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Last word on Venn Diagrams
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Last word on Venn Diagrams. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Cycling , Tech industry , Whimsy. comment: stefano. July 06, 2010 6:36 PM. Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: A brief history of Dale
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. brief history of Dale. My 11 year old son is doing a family history project at school and has written up the story of our family name. Each project also requires some art/visual component as well as the written work.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Cyclists' no fly zone
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Cyclists’ no fly zone. had another great bike ride with friends on Sunday morning. noticed that the little flying insects are out along various marshy and low lying parts of our route. Email This BlogThis! Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Scoring those 100 points
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Scoring those 100 points. few weeks ago I talked about raising an investment for your startup in terms of finding a way to score 100 points with investors in a game with no fixed scoring. Happy fundraising! Newer Post.
  • FUND MY STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009
    [Media] a ‘blog starter kit’ for web/tech entrepreneurs
    College Mogul aims to serve as a media portal that young entrepreneurs can utilize as a launch pad, resource hub, networking platform, and source for inspiration. “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.&# -Norman Vincent Peale. The goal for us founders is simply to be a sponge.  Not enough?
  • FUND MY STARTUP  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010
    [Media] what all companies should learn from the customer serving engineer
    The ensuing conversation was not only frustrating, but an excellent example of what seems to be a never-ending trend of poor customer service by companies big and small, despite the fact that we’re in the day and age of transparency thru social media. Nothing was resolved and I walked away from that conversation annoyed.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Media] Craigslist Foundation launches LikeMinded: A Platform to Social Entrepreneurs
    LikeMinded will collect stories of local innovations, success, and sometimes even failures and help information get where it needs to go, whether that is to other community activists, potential collaborators, or the media. Craigslist Foundation has offered a tool up for social entrepreneurs and changemakers to learn and share globally.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011
    [Media] Tyra Banks Proves Her Brilliance, Enrolls at Harvard Business School
    Harvard Business School is great at Executive Education — where the real money in business school seems to be generated according to various authors/critics — and Tyra Banks is great in the media business. But Banks stands out among her classmates due to her celebrity status.
  • SOPHIA PERL OF WISDOM  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] Businesswomen’s Sustainability Leadership Summit
    Companies can keep up by listening to their customers via social media or other feedback mechanisms.  There were about 150-200 women in attendance (my guestimate).  I am by no means an expert on “green&# businesses and sustainability, but I definitely have an interest in learning more about what this area is all about.  Gotta love that!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Who Will Build The €600 Million Datacenter In Estonia?
    After all, there is absolutely no information about "Data Valley Enterprises", Jussi Vartainen does not seem to be present on any Social Media and Eerik-Niiles Kross announced the news conveniently on the verge of the elections. At the same time in the workforce and land prices are cheaper than in western and northern Europe.".
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Business Needs Back to School Systems, NOT Back to School Supplies
    Things to Do Now to Automate Your Social Media Marketing For Summer. This is a guest post by Natasha Vorompiova of SystemsRock.com. You might not be a “systems chick” like me, but I bet we have at least one thing in common— a curious attraction to all those back-to-school supplies flooding store shelves. Want to join me?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Business Needs Back to School Systems, NOT Back to School Supplies
    Things to Do Now to Automate Your Social Media Marketing For Summer. This is a guest post by Natasha Vorompiova of SystemsRock.com. You might not be a “systems chick” like me, but I bet we have at least one thing in common— a curious attraction to all those back-to-school supplies flooding store shelves. Want to join me?
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [Media] crowdSPRING’s Twitter Roundup For Small Business
    These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship , small business, leadership, social media , marketing , and more! Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Guide to Online Marketing Tools – [link].
  • [Media] Busy Week - Lasso progress, Facebook book release, speaking at Rice Alliance event
    She has really done a great job becoming a face of social media. Interesting times in the land of Lasso. We go live with one customer this week although you won't get to see it for another few weeks. We start onboarding two other customers this week, and we have a third call about a new application of our product that is very, very exciting.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Media] How We Launched a Major Music Festival
    We also had press coverage in the New York Times and more than 100 other media outlets worldwide. Within 24 hours of Fireflyfestival.com launching, we had well over $1 million in ticket sales. Here's exactly how we broke into the music festival business. We knew it was the start of our next chapter, of something special. dream big.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Media] Happy International Women’s Day!
    Another very cool bit of media that I ran across is called “Makers: Women Who Make America.” Happy International Women’s Day ! What a wonderful day to celebrate, not only because I get to celebrate my side of the gender spectrum, but also because it’s a perfect time to take a look at how women are doing in the business world. think so.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
    [Media] Three Inexpensive Ways to Create Buzz for Your Business
    Newspaper and magazine advertising has been perceived as a dying art for some time, but newspaper and media exposure can still be an important way of getting your name known. Wherever you are in the world, you’d have to have been hiding pretty well to escape all the news of economic gloom and doom. Best of all, it cost next to nothing!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Media] Does Every Business Plan Include a Marketing Plan? What’s the Difference?
    Put yourself in the place of each of these ideal buyers and then think about what media he or she uses and what message would communicate your offering most effectively. What’s the difference between a marketing plan and a business plan? Doesn’t a business plan include a marketing plan? Why would anybody do one without the other?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] What is Your Motivation?
    Susan Wilson Solovic is an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, author of three best-selling books, multi-media personality and contributor to ABC News and other outlets, public speaker and attorney. Tweet. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities. Norman Vincent Peale. Why do you want to go into business for yourself?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Helistin.fi Hacked, Intoloop Kids' Baby Book Unaffected
    Helistin.fi , a Finnish media property owned by Darwin Media, was hacked last night. According to reports, all user credentials were shared online. The site holds a popular bulletin board for young parents as well as a baby book service offered by the Finnish startup Starduck Studios. remains unaffected by the hacking.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Media] The Power of Storytelling – Neal Baer of Law and Order SVU
    Nael talked about many things but the highlight of the talk was the power of storytelling ( especially on the mainstream media ). Kavitha and I had an opportunity to listen to Neal Baer ( Producer of Law & Order SVU ) at IDEO recently. The surveys were conducted before the show, 1 week after the show and 6 weeks after the show. Author.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Media] Should an Eco Brand Put Money Before Mission?
    They need to do a better job of telling their story through social media and on their website. No Ordinary Shirt Can a garment save the world? This one ($34 retail) is certainly trying.'> When United By Blue's margins shrunk dramatically, the entrepreneurs behind the socially savvy brand had to make a difficult choice. At $29.50
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] How to Rebrand Yourself with Your Second Business
    Every business needs the essentials – a blog, a website, and social media – to be successful, but not everybody knows how to implement these needs. As any entrepreneur knows, running a successful business takes time, effort, and commitment. Without these three factors in play, many business owners can be shown the door to failure.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] Helping Big Get Small - Why I invested in Orchard's effort to help institutions participate in online lending
    The more tools that got created to allow sophisticated, targeted buys and various types of repackaging to allow thoughtful media management, the more buyers found a way to make it work for them. 'Over the last few years, we''ve seen a lot of technologies start out in the consumer world and "infect" the enterprise.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: You know you're not a startup if�
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. More ideas welcome in the comments!] I started brainstorming over lunch with the guys at Viximo and conceived this Jeff Foxworthy style “you might (not) be a startup” idea. Posted Monday, November 21, 2011.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] How to Harness the Power of We
    Think about all the key areas: not just accounting and finance, technology, sales and marketing, communications, operations and strategy, but graphic design, social media and creativity. 'Collaborations can bring your business into entirely new territories--if they''re done right. As entrepreneurs we are used to being our own one-stop-shop.
  • GUST  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012
    [Media] Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World
    The quicker the startup establishes a strong brand identity that “sells itself” through word-of-mouth and social media, earning goodwill in its name, the sooner it can effectively chase away knockoffs that try to use confusingly similar names , logos, or domain names.  What kind of advantage will this create vs. our competitors ?
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [Media] Venture Capital and Innovation at the Heart of European Growth
    The winning presenter, Appealing Media, is developing a mobile video advertising network, while close runner up, Vyycore, impressed the investors with its innovative approach to improving the efficiency of a phone battery and reducing its heat output. By SJ Berwin LLP. 03 December 2010. Introduction. Major initiatives include the ?1.5
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Publishing Platform Dimcos Leaps Abroad: Major Partnership with Latvian Book Giant
    The company provides new, as well as experienced, writers a place to publish and sell their productions in an interactive platform that supports social media visibility. What makes Dimcos appealing is its wide array of functionality for both readers and publishers coupled with social media recommendation options. Laiho adds.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Is Facebook Advertising Getting Too Expensive For Startups?
    Sofanatics , the Finnish social sports media startup, has decided to quit advertising on Facebook for the time being, citing increased costs and lower conversion rates as the main factors behind the rather radical decision. For Sofanatics, the price of Facebook advertising has risen 50% during this year. Talk about honesty towards your users.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] How Advertisers Fail to Connect With Women
    The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media has uncovered that, "from 2006 to 2009, not one female character was depicted in G-rated family films in the field of medical science, as a business leader, in law, or politics. 'Gender bias is still popping up in Super Bowl ads and Hollywood. Can this be changed? Kind of cute, right?
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Apple Charging Subscription.
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. dshen.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
    [Media] Retropreneur: Should Anyone Start an Indie Record Store?
    to start building a community via social media. Pic: Flickr Creative Commons. “Independent record stores are like a casino where you put down your money and you always win. I’m convinced they will never lose their place – Long may they rule.&# K T Tunstall. Back in my university days I dabbled as a DJ. The US has around 700.
  • EMEDIAVITALS.COM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Media] Hiring web developers
    Trending iPad Smartphones Social Media SEO / SEM Paid Content Content Aggregation / Curation Hyperlocal Tags Advertising Audience Development Design Editorial Technology Products & Resources Publisher's Playbooks Industry events Site index. startupcto
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] 10 ‘just because’ projects
    Socialize it on live digital media. I’ve been thinking about a few different projects I’d like to do. Which at this stage have no real revenue or business associated with them, other than I find them interesting. thought I’d list them here to see if anyone has similar crazy ‘just because’ projects. Film it.
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Media] Reshoring – Why It Makes Sense
    The trend is being dubbed “reshoring” and is receiving media attention in the U.S.Derek Singleton of Software Advice recently covered this trend in a blog post titled, “What Can be ‘Made in the USA’?” It’s a shame that the reshoring trend (of manufacturing back to the USA) will take years to be realized. That is, until now.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Media] Super Bowls and Scenes
    And, in the spirit of collaboration, we hope that others will join to contribute the names of more companies, events, investors, media, associations, and key people to the maps over time, as they’ve done with the Austin mobile scene. mobileTech Tuesday by Steve Guengerich.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
    [Media] Lean Marketing Tips: Public Speaking
    PR can come in many flavors: media coverage, social media traffic, events, stunts, and (wait for it) public speaking engagements. 'When building a company, marketing is everything. We often think of marketing as advertising, but in lean  marketing that is only one component of an effective plan. Stick with what you know. Get it?
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Media] 5 Money-Making Reasons To Get An E-Commerce Site
    Social media brings sales. Additionally, with the introduction of Google + , although it is not available for businesses profiles just yet, it will be a major player in the social media game, and businesses should realize that this is a huge opportunity for them to gain some market share. There was absolutely nothing useful there.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Media] Scaling Too Fast Can Tank Your Business
    The beauty of emerging social media marketing is that it is based on these "pull" techniques, and can be both impactful and cost effective. 'Too many growth businesses try to scale before they are ready. You''re better off creating enormous value for a few customers first. But scaling a business too soon is a surefire way to tank it.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] The Right Tool For The Job
    The right tools can help empower your social media efforts , and can also help you launch your company for less than $1,500. 'A few days ago, my son and I replaced an old, leaky faucet in our laundry room. We planned on 90 minutes, but we ran into a problem and ended up spending more than four hours to replace the faucet. Working Remote.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [Media] Does a kick-ass product guarantee success?
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Startup Musings Life in the Boston high-tech startup landscape Blog About Elaine Chen « Minimum Viable (Hardware) Product?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] Is Email Taking Over Your Life? 7 Ways To Get Your Life Back
    Phil Cooke is a television producer and media consultant at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California. By Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt! Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing “ During a recent film shoot in Tucson, Arizona for a new Internet project, I woke up at 4am unable to sleep.  Don’t over email.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Media] Pop-up retail, meet pop-up office
    Enter social media: Facebook page. Gap did it next to their flagship 5th Avenue location in New York. Method did it in San Francisco’s Union Square shopping district. Method, those funny teardrop-shaped bottles of good eco-friendly soaps and cleaners found at stores like Target and Whole Foods). VP of Merchandising. Success is exposure.”
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
    [Media] Entrepreneurs: Know Thy Marketing!
    Think about all the people telling you that you must use social media marketing.  Reply Bill Northlich says: November 20, 2009 at 7:01 pm We had a bad experience with “social media marketing&# recently, did we? Services Marketing Help Downloads Contact Log In Entrepreneurs: Know Thy Marketing! Please. Marketing Help Rule 1.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [Media] Google Analytics Alerts: the start of a complete view? | Watching.
    And this is targeted at a specific kind of site (media/community) whereas other businesses more focused on SaaS or e-commerce revenues probably want something that shows productivity or conversion rates. by: Alistair Croll - November 26th, 2009 View Comments Google Analytics recently added a new feature, called Alerts. Blog of Jon [.]
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] Helsinki-based Applifier acquired by Unity
    Applifier''s main product is Everyplay, a tool to allow players to record gameplay to share with friends on social media or Youtube. It was 6:00 AM in San Francisco, and the news just broke that his company, Applifier , had been acquired by Unity , the game engine. Laakkonen woke up about two minutes before we gave him a ring. says Laakkonen.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] Spotify Gets Hip to Smart Pricing
    These millennials are social, media savvy, and eager to try what their friends recommend. 'By cutting the monthly fee for its premium service in half, the music-streaming startup could win a key demographic. Spotify may have just found a way to scale. Spotify will continue to offer a free version of its service with commercials.
  • WHITETAIL SOFTWARE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Media] How I Doubled Organic Search Traffic in Two Weeks
    m not interested in a demand media business. You want more traffic. You want it to be organic. You want it to be targeted. And you want to use a strategy that will scale to bring you more. Me too. This post details my recent success at that exact goal. There were two key insights from that post that propelled me forward. More on this later.
  • CONSTANTLY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] A Blog is a Startup
    Building a blog following is even easier with social media. There are a lot of similarities between a successful blogger and a successful startup. With startups you build lots of products, test what gets adopted, build new features, test those features on your user base, and then measure how the features are utilized. Build a product.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] How to Make Conference Calls Fun (Sort of)
    How It Works In the email you receive inviting you to a call there's a link you can click that takes you to the visual interface--a place where you can see everyone who's on the call, who is currently talking, as well as each person's social media profiles on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Here's how it works.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] Win Bigger in 2012: Analyze Your 3 Best Sales
    And for people selling in more fluid industries–such as media, logistics, digital marketing and services–the change cycle can feel like a turbine. Use these questions to analyze your recent sales performance--both wins and losses--to get more wins in 2012. “Learn from your mistakes.” Who from their side must you meet?
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
    [Media] IBM Acquires Coremetrics
    From the press release: Today Coremetrics delivers web analytics capabilities to more than 2,100 global brands across a wide range of industries including retail, financial services, media and publishing, travel and hospitality and education.  Today it was announced that IBM is acquiring the company for an undisclosed sum. Coremetrics.
  • GUST  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Keep It Under Your Hat: Valuation Caps and the $650 Million Sale of MySpace for $125 Million
    Never missing an opportunity for a good war story, I’d like to revisit one high-profile transaction, the $650 million acquisition of MySpace by Fox Interactive Media in 2005, on which I spent many sleepless nights along with the rest of the deal team.  The cap is irrelevant if the next equity financing is at a valuation below the cap amount.) 
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