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AUSTIN STARTUP [Media] Mobile is Global
| TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich. This week’s article is cross-posted from its original in The Appconomy. Intellectually, most people “get that the market for mobile technology and apps is a global one. But, sometimes, we lose sight of the examples that remind us the pros and cons of this reality. Examples that Anonen cites?
AUSTIN STARTUP [Media] Open Positions at the ATI
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011
The current portfolio ranges from 60 Ghz chip sets (Nitero) to enterprise 2.0 ( InXero ) to family media ( Famigo ) companies. Interested in being part of the entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem in Austin? Here are two awesome-sounding jobs that will remain posted till Wednesday, so please check them out promptly. Announcements ati
JOE KRAUS [Media] Some Unconventional Investing Rules
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
Still others argue for product, especially in today’s age where word-of-mouth is so easy to spread through social media. Before I became a VC in 2009, I was an active angel investor for about ten years. People always argued about these things (and probably always will). Rule #1: Invest only in teams that don’t need you. . Wrong.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Top Startup Money Milestones of 2013
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
Initial Public Offerings: Twitter The micro-blogging social media wonder debuted to phenomenal success on the New York Stock Exchange in November, doubling its offering price in the first few hours of trading to about $45 a share. 'For the lucky few, this was the year to roar ahead. The latter raised $10 million in 2012. billion.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] The Lean In Alternative: Why Leaning Back Also Works For Women In Business
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
by Vickie Milazzo, author of “ Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman “ The release of “ Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead “, the new book by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (pictured), has sparked a firestorm of attention from the media and folks around conference room tables throughout the country. Speak up.
ACTIVE GARAGE [Media] Thought Readership #20: The GOODREADS Challenge
| MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. When you get to a certain age you think you’ve seen everything, right? But no, I logged onto LinkedIn recently to find a “Can you recommend me?” So where did the “award-winning” part come in? Not at all!
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Getting That Big Break
| MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
You know the topic, could put out a lot of stuff on it, you can be funny about it, and people care about it (yet mainstream media pays almost no attention to it). Today, mainstream media outlets from Forbes to the Wall Street Journal pound out terabytes of content on the subject of careers and management. Are you open to change?
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Kassi Creates Your Community's Sharing Website
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
At that time, founders Makkonen and Antti Virolainen didn't have any ideas about entrepreneurship or scaling Kassi-- they were just working as researchers for the OtaSizzle research project , which aimed to provide new media services to students at Aalto. The same goes for the ride-sharing board.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Keep An Eye On Your Apps
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
On the contraty, Apple, for instance, showed signs of targeting people more closely based on their search history, content of their media library and even based on the content of their friend's media library. However, a recent study by Wall Street Journal revealed that mobile apps pose a bigger threat than previously thought.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How to Land a Celebrity Co-founder
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
One of the first actresses who expressed interest in the company was Kate Bosworth, a celebrity with plenty of fashion cred, but not much of a social media presence. The founders of celebrity-backed businesses like Shoedazzle and BeachMint share their secrets for landing a celebrity co-founder. We had to ask ourselves, what's more important?"
LIGHTSPEED [Media] The Future of Data Storage
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
Our early investments in component technologies ( Link-a-Media , Pliant Technology , Fusion-io ), systems companies ( XtremIO ), and software technologies (IO Turbine ) centered around flash memory have validated that hypothesis. We at Lightspeed were early believers in the disruptive power of flash memory in next-generation storage systems.
JONPOLYGON.COM [Media] Guide to Naming Your Startup
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
Social Media: There was a time when we only had to worry about acquiring a single domain, however, nowadays we have a plethora of social media services that should be considered when selecting a name. The trouble is that these social media usernames are easy to register and tend to get snapped up very quickly. Jonpolygon.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] On Women: Leading, Mentoring and Changing the Face of Business
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
Lisa Barone is Co-Founder and Chief Branding Officer of Outspoken Media , Inc. On Women: Leading, Mentoring and Changing the Face of Business This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. March is Women’s History Month. Some Some 10.1 million firms are owned or co-owned by women, 40 percent of all businesses in the U.S., And why?
ULTRALIGHTSTARTUPS.COM [Media] Name A Startup
| MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
Media Partners. 'Ultra Light Startups®. About. What is an Ultra Light Startup? Who We Are. Our Technology Platform. How To Get In For Free. Community Partners. Sponsorship. Press. Office Hours. Pitching. Apply to Pitch (New York). Pitch Application Example. How to Get Selected to Pitch. How To Pitch. Future Energy. Application Form. The “.com”
NIALL KENNEDY'S BLOG [Media] Facebook sharing with Open Graph protocol 1.1
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
Facebook completed its rollout of Timeline profiles and Open Graph activity aggregation last week, completing a set of changes announced at their f8 developer conference in September. In this post I will highlight some of the major features of Open Graph protocol 1.1 What is Open Graph protocol. Semantics. Populating a basic story template. Images.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] Small Business Spotlight of the Week: AMP
| TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
Think Yelp (or Angie’s List) for sustainability resources – we organize the best peer-reviewed links, media and documents for individuals using the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges. We became increasingly aggressive with our “ask” and had to leverage media to increase exposure and build momentum.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] Traveling lean: tips for small businesses and entrepreneurs
| MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
Your laptop is a media center, and with the addition of an small external drive and some light speakers (or great headphones) you can carry with you a huge collection of music, movies, and TV shows. Lots of great sites are available for this, but my two favorites are Hipmunk and Kayak. love to eat out. And I love Yelp. Hey, even Gary V.
VENTUREWOODS [Media] 1M/1M Partners With Indian Angel Network
| FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
First up, Vishal Agarwal with Spatial Ideas presented LocoBuzz, a social media brand analytics platform coupled with location-specific insights. On April 16, I was in Mumbai doing a live 1M/1M event with TiE Mumbai and Indian Angel Network (IAN). presented my usual 1M/1M perspective on bootstrapping. LocoBuzz. Food ka Mood. TravDe.com. IRTEX.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 2
| THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010
They help speed up the network by pushing the highly viewed and large media files to the “edge of the network (e.g. I was on This Week in Venture Capital (TWiVC) again this week with Jason Calacanis. I’m loving doing the show and I think that Jason and I have pretty good banter and rapport. if you missed Episode 1 it is here }.
LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS [Media] Shark Tank Season 4 Week 6 breakdown
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
The company has gotten off to a fast start, $150k in revenue in the first two months, with all the marketing coming from social media. As you may have already seen , I’ve been breaking down the pitches on this season’s Shark Tank while wearing my work hat as a Managing Director at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Cousins Maine Lobster.
SOFTWARE BY ROB [Media] The Software Product Myth
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2008
28 Start Now: 6 Reasons Why This Economy Is Good For Startups | The Daily Anchor | Media tips and tools on 01.05.09 Software by Rob Passionate about Startups and MicroISVs Lessons Learned by a Serial Entrepreneur home about press micropreneurs archives ← I’m in a Book! Aside from working at Best Buy. Except for one thing. big dip.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 5 More Habits of Customer-Obsessed Companies
| TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
As an example, one of AnswerLab's user-obsessed clients is a major media site with many sub-sites, including one focused on sports. Firms like Intuit, eBay, and PayPal are intensely focused on improving online user experience. Here's five more ways you can be, too. If you missed my last article, be sure to check it out here.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 7 Tips to Having a Dreaded Conversation
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
The idea of involving anyone else or venting frustrations via social media makes me uncomfortable. Surviving Dreaded Conversations , says, "Pussyfooting around isn’t helping you, your employees, or your business."'> Whether it's firing someone or telling an employee they have bad BO, Donna Flagg's cheat sheet will help you through it.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Kiosked Adds Rewards For Sharing OnePiece Images And Videos
| TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
Kiosked is an online sales and marketing platform that turns any sort of content into a media platform. Explaining it terms like that sounds meaningless, so we'll use the Norwegian lifestyle clothing brand, Onepiece, as an example. Advertisers work hard to be sure their promotional videos go viral, but at the end they have no call to action.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Nordic Performance In The Deloitte 500
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
71 Nordic Digital Alliance AS Norway - Media/Entertainment 1909%. Every year Deloitte puts together a ranking of the fastest growing companies in Europe. We edited that list down, and put together all the companies featured in the top half of the Deloitte 500 that were in ArcticStartup's area of interest. 130 Rosim AS Norway - Software 1162%.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Russian Gamers Buy Less Virtual Goods
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
Two of the biggest local social games developers, i-Jet Media and Progrestar , claim only 5-7% of all gamers buy virtual goods when playing. Experts of the Russian gaming industry report that Russian gamers are less active in paying for virtual goods compared to their Western counterparts. Image by MyTudut
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Issuu Reseller: A Humble E-Publisher
| THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
With the advent of tablet computers, a growing number of people is consuming media in digital format. 'The future of print is digital', envisions Issuu , Danish start-up that offers an online publishing platform. They definitely have a point and their numbers support that. Their website delivers 3.4
THE VC IN ME [Media] the vc in me.: New College Degree: Marketing Engineering
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2008
This will move into other marketing channels – e.g. TV as it goes more digital (note the Google-NBC announcement for the selling of broadcast TV in their online marketplace), print media (e-books), and of course outdoor (digital signage). the vc in me. Welcome! hope to engage entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone else in dialogue! Archives. Profile.
CONSTANTLY LEARNING [Media] Choosing A Startups Initial Evaluation
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
The media loves reporting on outliers. Choosing an initial evaluation for your company is tricky and an extremely controversial subject. Valuing companies at an early stage is incredibly challenging. Early stage companies have little or no revenues and quantitative methods can't be used to determine value. High Startup Valuations. But Why?
MEDIA VC [Media] Is a Groupon Deal Transformative for Google?
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
If there's one deal that ends the pretense that Google is anything other than a media company that delivers ads to buyers this is it. You're a media business officially. For nearly a month now, my VC friends have been sending me emails confirming that a Groupon deal is "Done!". First the buyer was Yahoo! coming in at $2.5 billion.
VENTURE CHRONICLES [Media] EV Not-So-Quick Recharging
| MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
The EV industry has established a reality distortion field in order to avoid the unpleasantness of a fact that impairs their marketplace agenda and the media has more than contributed to the downplaying of range anxiety and recharging time, which makes this piece from Popular Mechanics refreshing. Their dream may be a good one.
- [Media] 7 Keys for Eliminating Subscriber Fatigue
Be sure to ask for subscription enrollment on your email signature, your blog page and other social media pages. The goal of a successful email marketing campaign is to never fall into that spam catching email account or almost as bad, being flagged as junk mail. Avoid over hyping by using over-capitalization or excessive punctuation.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] An Offer Too Good to Refuse?
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
After participating in the TechStars accelerator program, the trio morphed Vizify into a free service that aggregates tweets, photos, and career history from a person''s social-media accounts and arranges them in a nifty, infographic-like personal webpage. 'Vizify got a high-visibility chance to work with Twitter. But it was also a big risk.
LIGHTSPEED [Media] Enterprise Infrastructure – What we are working on at Lightspeed.
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Similarly, Enterprise IT storage buyers have gotten smarter about tiering data among various levels of storage media, and infrequently accessed data is a great fit for cloud storage. trackback We continue to be very enthusiastic about the tremendous amount of opportunity in the Enterprise Infrastructure sector for 2011. In fact, most don’t.
- [Media] Now Playing on Your iPhone: The Olympics
Each part of the company needed to execute flawlessly to make the BBC--this 100-year-old media organization--to make a bet on Elemental, this four-year-old startup company, for the Olympic games. Elemental Technologies, a 4-year-old video start-up, is set to stream 27 channels of live Olympic games directly to mobile devices. Absolutely.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Health-Care Ruling & Your Business
| THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
Some media organizations that rushed to summarize the 59-page decision, not counting dissents, got it entirely backwards in their initial reports.) The Supreme Court's Obamacare decision was one of the most anticipated in a decade. What affect will it have on your business? Here's the short version: Obamacare is constitutional.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010
It’s always fun debating companies with Dana because she’s always so knowledgeable on deals – particularly those in the digital media, ad-tech and eCommerce spaces. Current round: $8mm in Series B from RRE Ventures (Will Porteous)(lead), SoftBank, Hearst Interactive Media, SV Angel (Ron Conway), Founder Collective.Total raised: $11.5mm.
- [Media] 3 Smart Home Security Start-Ups to Watch
Founded by Cameron Robertson and Paul Gerhardt, the four year-old company is also based in San Francisco and recently raised over $2 million in product pre-orders using its own social media and press. 'Home security from afar? There''s an app for that--actually, quite a few. They are expected to ship in fall of 2013.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Iceland's Mailpile Crowdfunds Secure, Modern Mail Client
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
Einarsson has spent some time at Google fighting spam and viruses at Google''s site reliability team, Novak is focusing on the UI, and McCarthy is the security expert in the group, working as a director of the International Modern Media Institute. Behind the project are Bjarni Rúnar Einarsson, Brennan Novak and Smári McCarthy.
LIGHTSPEED [Media] Today is a good day to market to cheating spouses « Lightspeed.
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
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 But nowhere near as much as they spike the day after Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Comments » 1.
- [Media] The Common Sense Web... An Entrepreneurs' Blog - Untitled Article
And now we have Quora, which is the latest social media darling. It's funny how the greatest things in the world all have one thing in common -- their strength begets their weakness. It's a pattern that repeats itself everywhere. Twitter's strength is in simplicity, but that's also its weakness. That can be a fickle beast
VENTUREWOODS [Media] the First Startup Camp @HeadStart Ventures
| FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010
Domains our team is strong in are - telecoms/mobility, semiconductors, consumer media, financial services, and healthcare. I am happy to announce the first set of startup workshops from August 20th till the 29th in Bangalore. The agenda is here. The objective is to find startups the HeadStart Ventures team can work with from now on.
- [Media] Looking to meet.NET startup-friendly folks in Austin
I'm now resorting to social media (Twitter and blogging primarily) to get the word out that we'd like to meet a few more people. Howdy everyone -- quick departure from the norm here. We happen to be one of those rare Austin startups that run primarily on Microsoft technology. Most Austin startups are built on Rails or Open Source technology.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Media] Maximize Profits By Manipulating Your Break-Even Point
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
The reason the media call the Friday after Thanksgiving Black Friday is that many businesses do not reach their break-even point for the whole year until that day, due to the tremendous volume of sales. In this article, I will share with you how to calculate your own break-even point, and share 3 tips for lowering it. read more.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Media] How to Be Featured on Popular Blogs
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
You might find it a much easier strategy than targeting reporters and traditional media journalists. Open any book on do-it-yourself publicity written after 2004 and you'll see blogs mentioned as a key source of publicity right alongside more traditional sources such as TV, radio, newspapers, and magazines. Rather, you have to take action.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Media] The Debt "Crisis" Is Only 1 Side of the Story
| MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
shouted from all media all the time was Standard and Poor’s downgrading of the United States Government’s credit rating from AAA to AA+. This week’s “Why bother with optimism when fear and gloom sell so much better?” mean is it really news that the United States Government has a debt problem? That was 27 years ago. So what ? read more.
BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG [Media] Assorted Musings
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
The advantage of this is that it crosses media and format boundaries." Your occassional dispatch of quick thoughts, cheap shots, and bon mots. Why do fans yell at players, referees, etc. at sports games, even though they sit far away from the action? few possibilities. Same reason people yell at their television sets: let off steam.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Media] The Most Important (and Often Overlooked) Success Factor in Emerging Companies
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
Most Americans, in fact, have gotten so discouraged and so frightened by both markets’ performances and the media’s incessant “end is near” blaring on the economy that they are taking the “un-approach” to investing. What most frustrates angel investors is the “needle in the haystack” nature of picking winners. The U.S. For the U.S. The U.S.
GROWTHOLOGY [Media] Fight on the Right
| TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
But Lindsey muddies the waters when he conflates Caplan's educated group with Brooks' 30 percent group, and especially with media elites (shown elsewhere to have biases of various kinds). Grab your popcorn: there's nothing better than a fight on the Right. Here's an excerpt from Lindsey's essay in American Prospect : First, free markets.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Scoopshot Expands Into Germany
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
It's giving news sources the chance to compete with Twitter and other social media, where news pops up fast. Scoopshot is one of my favorite startups to watch in Finland. I'm a news junkie and it's a service that just seems like it should be plugged in everywhere. The concept is pretty simple. Maybe on my next trip to Germany then
LEARN TO DUCK [Media] 750 Words on Happiness: Is Happiness At Your Core?
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010
And, in our pollyanna world of social media, I am supposing that you are expecting a post about how at the core, everyone is really the same. Learn to Duck sometimes it takes getting punched in the face Home About Me(ha!) Story of the Week! You are here: Home / 750words / 750 Words on Happiness: Is Happiness At Your Core? Thats not this post.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] A New Gaming Company is Creating Hype in Finland - Seriously.
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
'“I see a traditional audience shifting very fast from traditional media platforms to smart devices. And if you look at content usage on these devices, then you see gaming is 50-70% of usage on iPads. Gaming is coming out on top. Earlier this week expectations grew further as Seriously Games announced €1.75
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Infogr.am Starts Monetizing Their 300k Users With Pro Features
| THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
Third would be media. 'Whether you want to create an exciting infographic depicting beer prices in Europe , your overview of the Formula 1 season or on a more serious note your Nordic/Baltic Investment Survey - look no further than Infogr.am , as long as you have the data, that is. Infogr.am They also have over 300 000 users at Infogr.am.
LIGHTSPEED [Media] Are there more Facebook status updates or Twitter tweets.
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
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 Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Are there more Facebook status updates or Twitter tweets? Comments » 1.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Imagine a World Without Your iPhone
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012
These days we’re completely and utterly dependent on a long, long chain of gadgets, services, networks, and media. 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. Simple.
SEEING BOTH SIDES [Media] Back to School Blog - Fall 2012
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
A Harvard senior, Crouch spent his summer shuttling back and forth between Springfield and Cambridge as he collaborated with the police department and state troopers to use social media and pattern recognition software to combat gang violence. Many of the messages apply to students in other innovation hubs.). Dear student, Welcome (back)!
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Immigration Debate No One's Discussing
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
Despite extensive media coverage and lobbying by the tech industry, only 3 percent of small business owners think it should be the Obama Administration''s top priority, according to a recent survey conducted by my company, Rocket Lawyer. The U.S. Regardless, town halls across the country remained quiet. How come? healthcare policy next month.
- [Media] 10 Good Market Motivators (and 3 Not So Good)
This is the new world of social media in business, which I really like, because it allows us to have relationships with people in companies, rather than just with companies. A smart person I trust told me that lists of 5 or 10 points do better in readership than lists of any other number. Strange, I suppose, but I can work with it. Of course.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Denmark's Riidr E-Book Publishing Solution Receives Investment From Schibsted
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
Copenhagen-based Riidr has received investment from Schibsted, one of the Nordic's largest Media conglomerates. The company provides a cross-platform publishing solution for traditional ebook readers, as well as mobile apps and the web. One day we the phone rang, and it was a person from Schibsted asking if we could set up a meeting.
ONLYONCE [Media] Return Path’s Newest Board Member: Jeff Epstein
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
He’s also served as CFO for large private and public companies including DoubleClick, King World Productions, and Neilsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group, and is a member of the boards of Priceline.com, Kaiser Permanente, Shutterstock, and the Management Board of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. And he’s not quiet.
ENTREPREMUSINGS [Media] I was never insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.
| MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013
There are more than a few entrepreneurially-minded individuals who had similar characteristics and as we see in the media there are also some famous actors and singers whose sanity has been questioned. “I was never insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” saw The Raven last year and it was a dark film.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Sofanatics Shuts Down
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
Sami is a media man with strong background in both traditional and digital media. ArcticStartup keeps an optimistic tone with Nordic and Baltic startups, but still I try to keep some distance with the startups I'm covering. That is why the decision was pretty straight forward. It is bit too early to say anything else. market.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Pros and Cons of Going on 'Shark Tank'
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
We got a ton of media after going on the show. 'Raising money on ABC''s hit TV show can be great for business--but it''s not without some drawbacks. It''s the ultimate dream for many start-ups: Pitch your business on ABC''s "Shark Tank," win over Mark Cuban, and compel 8 million viewers to go out and purchase your product.
BRAD HARGREAVES [Media] The Manhattan Fun Index
| SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010
Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized The Manhattan Fun Index The Manhattan Fun Index Red is work, Green is fun I like data, especially when I find it in unexpected places. It’s simply a comparison of ridership per subway station on weekdays versus weekends.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Meeting Assistant Leverages The iPad For Meeting Organization and Management
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Meeting Assistant also plugs into social media and CRM platforms, so once you add an attendee's email address you can quickly find out more information about their backgrounds, potentially adding more value to the meeting. These days the iPad is becoming tool of choice for the meeting rooms. At €0.89 The app can be downloaded here
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 6 Things The Kardashians Can Teach Us About Branding
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013
Keeping Up With the Kardashians” is a media juggernaut that’s been on the air for eight seasons and spurred not one, but three spinoffs. 'by Ryan Currie, product manager at BizShark.com , Kim. Khloe. Kameron. Wait, is Kameron a Kardashian? Who can even tell anymore? Lesson 1: Turn a negative into a positive. Brand established. Kim and Kanye.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] How To Improve Customer Service? Hiring Is Just The Start.
| SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013
media. Micah 'by Micah Solomon , author of “ High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service: Inspire Timeless Loyalty in the Demanding New World of Social Commerce “ If you want to improve customer service to the point that it becomes a competitive advantage, you have to hire great employees. dog at PETCO. m a smart person. Hosed.
CHRISTINE.NET [Media] Christine: CleverSet Wins Web 2.0 Launch Pad
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007
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. audience.
CHRISTINE.NET [Media] Christine: How The Geek Squad Propagates a Service Culture
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2008
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. Drive.
CHRISTINE.NET [Media] Christine: Mission Research Raises Series B Financing
| THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008
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.
- [Media] An Interview with Super Affiliate Richard Bonner
At the moment primarily Facebook and media buys. Landing pages every time for my social/media buys, it does depend on the offer but I have found more times than not that even the lower paying offers can be improved with a landing page by utilizing different angles. " By June 2009, Richard had hit his first $10,000 day. Be honest!
WWW.INC.COM [Media] Will Work for Equity - Investing in Clients - Arizona Bay
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
Last spring, Dave Graham , founder of software consulting firm Arizona Bay, learned that a major client, Jumpstart Automotive Media, had been acquired for more than $80 million. ); Login or signup. Welcome | Logout. Join our community. Login using: Use your Inc.com account: Forgot login ? Forgot login ? Start-up | Mondays. Finance | Tuesdays.
BRAD HARGREAVES [Media] What Kind of Business Are You Starting, Really?
| MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized What Kind of Business Are You Starting, Really? What Kind of Business Are You Starting, Really? meet a lot of entrepreneurs and hear a lot of ideas and business plans from all across the board. and monetize each for $3.00. Happy differentiating.
BRAD HARGREAVES [Media] Silicon Valley Moves to New York
| SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2010
Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Silicon Valley Moves to New York Silicon Valley Moves to New York If you’re living in San Francisco and working in a hot Valley startup or tech company, you probably have a bit of a commute. And they overwhelming live in San Francisco.
- [Media] Lessons From Magna
By Barry J. Reiter of Bennett Jones LLP. Some say the 863 million offered in exchange for Frank Stronach's multiple-voting shares is outrageous." that, however, is matter best left to shareholders. proposal by Magna International Inc. to reorganize its capital structure and eliminate a class of multiple-voting shares has raised a fuss. Barry J.
MARKETING JUNKIE [Media] Five Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask before Outsourcing Anything
| TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
Ideally you should hear responses like: to target a specific market, highlight a USP or benefits, encourage sign-ups, work in a variety of media, or support the brand promise, etc. Do you always seem to have too much on your plate? Are there things you’d love to do to market your business, but you don’t have the skills? Boy was I ever naïve….
MARKETING JUNKIE [Media] Practical Advice for Getting More Facebook Page Traffic
| THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
Host a Q&A day: I’ve watched Social Media Examiner do this every Friday, when they invite an expert on social marketing to be their guest and answer fan questions on their Facebook page. . If you’ve got a small business and you’re marketing it on Facebook, chances are you have a fan page. And if you don’t, you should. By Donna Gunter.
MARKETING JUNKIE [Media] More Tips from the Experts to Help Overworked Entrepreneurs Get better Work/Life Balance
| THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
Push through the guilt of not being able to drive for carpool (or volunteer for “media day )- it does not make you a bad mom. If you’ve got a business, then chances are you have trouble achieving balance between that business and your personal life. We’ve all been there. Below are a few more I thought were worth sharing. Enjoy!
MARKETING JUNKIE [Media] More Tips from the Experts to Help Overworked Entrepreneurs Get better Work/Life Balance
| THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
Don’t let Social Media, your ToDo lists or your creative impulses become the boss of you or override your personal life priorities. All work and no play makes any entrepreneur stressed out, exhausted and burnt out. But it’s way too easy to let your business eat away at your personal life. Enjoy! Take “serenity breaks” every hour….
- [Media] The Idea That Lured WebEx's Founder Back into Start-ups
They're different from folders to the extent that you throw in all sorts of different media and then share the content with your study group and people mark it up. After a multi-billion dollar exit and a six year break, WebEx co-founder Subrah Iyar is back in the game with a new mobile app. billion in 2007. Here's what he told me. think so.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Bonnier Hosts Mobile Hackathon Targeting Female Entrepreneurs
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Along with the app building there will be presentations on mobile design, trends in mobile media, as well as shorter talks and workshops on development in technology, mobile development for newcomers, and more. The event will be held at the Aalto Venture Garage in Helsinki from the 25th to the 27th this month.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] European Commission Invests Millions To Improve Internet Across Europe
| FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
The areas of interest are: environmental data in the public domain, making the food value-chain smarter, reaping the benefits of electricity management at community level, networked media, personal mobility, safety in urban public areas and increasing efficiency in international logistics value-chains.
BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG [Media] Links from Around the Web
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
To California-bashers in the national media, the author notes: "In the quarter century through 2005 (the most recent year for which we have data), Californians bailed out the rest of America to the tune of about $620 billion in today’s dollars. I’m going down to score,” Roethlisberger said, according to Steelers receiver Michael Wallace.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Media] The Scott Brown Upset Win - A Referendum on Washington AND Wall Street
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2010
Internet & Software , Digital Media & Entertainment , Healthcare & Biotechnology , and Green & Alternative Energy companies. Never in my lifetime have I seen Americans as mad with the "system" as they are right now. And never have more Americans agreed on what that "system" is: 1. It is Washington. It is Wall Street.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How to Boost Sales This Holiday Season
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
She adds that small businesses who win the promotion game will rely less on tried-and-true social media campaigns and instead turn to more creative tactics that help them stand out. 'With a shorter shopping season and weak economic forecasts, small businesses need to go the extra mile to attract customers.
REDEYE VC [Media] First Round Capital to open NYC office
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
Over the last several years, we’ve found that the New York City ecosystem has been particularly strong for Internet and media-based startups. Indeed, over the last several years, First Round Capital has invested nationally and has funded companies in over a dozen states. Take acting for example.
WWW.INC.COM [Media] How to Hire a Chief Technology Officer
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
Oftentimes, what a company is looking for in a CTO is an individual who can effectively engineer a new and crucial product, says Dan Woods , CTO and editor of Evolved Media. ); Login or signup Welcome | Logout Member Login Login using: Use your Inc.com account: Forgot login ? Create an Inc.com account: Home Magazine Blogs Ask Inc.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 8 Entrepreneur-Politicians Who Mattered
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
With his severance package ( a reported $10 million ), Bloomberg started a media company focused on providing up-to-date business information to investors. Today, Bloomberg LP is a massive media company with more than 13,000 employees and multibillion-dollar revenue. See how they fared. Warren G. ” George H.W. billion. As a U.S.
- [Media] How Freelancing Can Help You Make The Leap Into Entrepreneurship
Social media. Ali Hale has jumped in with this post explaining the virtues of becoming a freelancer as an in-between step to become a full on entrepreneur. Since this is the exact path she is walking now, Ali in a great position to help explain what it is like. Here’s what Ali has to say about it… Entrepreneurship. Graphic design.
READWRITESTART [Media] Startup Strategy Roundtable: Top 10 Tech Trends To Watch
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
Then Jimmy Hendricks presented DealCurrent.com , a white label platform for media companies to manage daily deal advertising on behalf of brands. We started this week's roundtable with a discussion of the top 10 tech trends to watch for the upcoming decade. You can find details in the blog post on [link]. Sponsor. GotProduce.com. Discuss.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Who Feeds You :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape.
| FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Media] Ending the Toll Roads to LP Fundraising
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
VCs opened up through the use of social media, and people like Jason Calacanis, regardless of what you think of his personality, actively campaigned against the toll takers on the road to capital. What would VC fundraising look like if there were family office groups that participated actively on social media? Congrats. Who to trust?
- [Media] Can You Master The 3 Levels Of Business Success?
These elements focus on the micro level of your business, for example, things you can do to market with social media like facebook or digg, or plugins you can get for your wordpress blog, or scripts you can use to help syndicate your content or do keyword research, or different website graphical elements and which convert better.
LIGHTSPEED [Media] Launching new businesses from the ashes of failure « Lightspeed.
| MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
trackback One of the great stories of Silicon Valley is how Josh Hannah and Jack Herrick bought eHow’s assets at a distressed price after the company went out of business, turned it around with a very low cost model and sold it to Demand Media two years later for a big profit. As Wikipedia notes: eHow.com was founded in March 1999.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Finland and Baltics Grab Investors' Attention At Mobile World Congress
| THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
Finally there is a great startup ecosystem with weekly meetups and events, growing number of VC’s, Angels and an expanding media coverage. Editor's Note: This post is part of a partnership with International VC Zone. The new venue is massive, and I would say it needs a year to settle down.". Powerkiss is bringing wireless charging everywhere.
- [Media] Why Every Music Start-Up Will Fail (and Apple Will Win)
They just want you to use their device for consuming all media. 'The streaming music business is getting more crowded and competitive. Get ready, start-ups: A shake-up is coming soon. Stereomood CEO Eleanora Viviani doesn’t mince words on how she plans to make money off her start-up: "We want to get acquired."
- [Media] Margaret Thatcher's Death Marks an End to the 'Heroic Soloist' Era
While the British media overflows with all the predictable clichés, it''s interesting to reflect that the most-hated British prime ministers of the 20th century are probably Margaret Thatcher and her spiritual heir, Tony Blair. 'Margaret Thatcher''s leadership style was distinct and dazzling--and is now obsolete. Both poor partners.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] Angel Investing: Skill 3 – Relationships with VCs
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
In the latter cases many companies (Flickr, Delicious, Blogger, Writely in 05-08 and lately Invite Media, Aardvark, Dodgeball, etc.) This is the third article in a series on what it takes to be a great angel investor (and why this should matter to entrepreneurs). Part 1 – Access to Great Deal Flow – is here. Obviously I agree.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] Should You Blog? (yes, and here’s how …)
| MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
Much of my traffic is through referring websites and/or social media. I guess let’s file this under sales & marketing advice. recently wrote a piece for Mashable on how to create a company blog. I have a very detailed article that covers stuff I won’t cover in detail in this post. What should you blog about? Be authentic.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] It’s Your Biz Is an Excellent Resource Book for Starting a Business
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
My choice had been between two job applicatns; one had slightly more digital media experience than the other, but the one with less experience seemed a better personality fit. hope you know Susan as a frequent author here on Up and Running. She knows this territory well. She’s been there. Why are you doing what you’re doing? What did I do?
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