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What’s Happening Today That No One Sees?

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Amy and I watched The Big Short  on Tuesday with my partner Jason and his wife Jenn. like some time to pass before I look at history.

Fear Is In The Air

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Or at least on the blogs and in the mainstream media. know the early presidential campaign is impacting this. Focus on what you can impact.

Startup Opportunities Book Tour, Presented by Intuit QuickBooks

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March 26th: Toronto with Ryerson Digital Media Zone. We flipped a coin to see which one we’d do first and Canada won. Registration here.

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TruthRank vs. PageRank

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Some of the drivers of the new Skepticism are all the problems with media, climate change, and probably some other things I’m not thinking of.” I was at dinner a few weeks ago with my long time friend and first business partner Dave Jilk. recently hit the wall with all the political stuff that was popping up everywhere.

A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley

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Many of the industry funds were wildly successful (in sectors such as media communications, health care, consumer, etc.), In January, Jerry Neumann wrote a long and detailed analysis of his view of the VC industry in the 1980’s titled Heat Death:  Venture Capital in the 1980’s. You may recall I got into the industry in 1978. Total. 3,040,000.

Foundry Group Urges Boulder To VOTE NO on 300 and 301

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Send it to your friends via email and social media. This year’s local election in Boulder is a critical one. keepboulderopen. VOTE NO on both!

Going Beyond Amazon: A New Model for Authors, Retailers, and Publishers

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If a media company wants all of their largest brands to provide ebooks, each brand can build its own community and stay connected around ebooks.

Getting Your Demos Right

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One of them, Oblong , as been working on spacial computing since John Underkoffler’s early research in the 1990′s at the MIT Media Lab.

MergeLane – An Accelerator for Women-led Startups

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Our respect for Elizabeth and Sue, combined with our passion for their objective, led us to invest personally in MergeLane, which has secured strong support from a tremendous group of mentors , investors, media , and the Boulder startup community. I have been talking, writing, and helping advocate for women in technology for a long time.

Vanishing Mediary

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The media wants hero stories. The most glorious media story arc is rags to riches to rags with redemption back to riches. I love the phrase vanishing mediary. This is what I aspire to be. It’s the opposite of a visible intermediary. In our ego-fueled world, many people want to be front and center. It also wants goat stories.

Transparent Funding Announcements

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After he posted it, he sent around the link to a few prominent people in the tech media. When I pondered it, I realized how divergent the media was becoming from what entrepreneurs were thirsty for in terms of substance. We are in a cycle again where how much you raise is the story. It’s what the press likes to write about (e.g.

Get Ready For Q115 Fundraising Insanity

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As we enter the time of year where every media-related thingy publishes it’s “best of 2014″ and “predictions for 2015″ lists, I simply pass on participating in all of them and read none of them. The number of large, “later stage” financings are remarkable – both in size and velocity.

My Twitter Feed Is Full Of Politics

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But no newspapers, no magazines, and no mainstream media. have a few companies in my feed. Suddenly it’s all politics all the time. Noisy.

Scaling Techstars Horizontally

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Virgin Media Accelerator (London). There are two common ways to scale a system – horizontally or vertically. If you are a software engineer, you probably get this instinctively. If you don’t know what this is, let’s work with the simple Wikipedia definition which is pretty good. These two concepts are not mutually exclusive.

Book: No Place To Hide

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Amy and I were going to have a bunch of friends over to our house today but we got rained out. Surveillance State instead. Ponder that for a moment.

Documentary: Zero Days

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also remember the mainstream media discussion on it well as I was fascinated by it. The documentary is extraordinary. So I did.

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MIT Media Lab’s Leadership in Open Source Software

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Over the weekend, Joi Ito  (the director of the MIT Media Lab among a long list of other awesome things) announced that the  MIT Media Lab Changes Software Default to FLOSS*. The post MIT Media Lab’s Leadership in Open Source Software appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Joi’s punch line says it all.

Pubble Q&A – #askbfeld

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Tomorrow, I’m trying out Pubble ‘s product – a Q&A widget that leverages the standard social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) but lives where ever you want it to live. I’ll be answering questions live tomorrow (4/24) at 1:00pm MT. Tweet with #askbfeld to ask me a question. Check it out below.

A Confusing Social Media Birthday

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But I was really surprised by the number of people that used my birthday as a way to “get something” without “giving something” other than a few words in a social media message. The post A Confusing Social Media Birthday appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I turned 48 on December 1st. The emails were mixed.

Hollywood’s Massive Miss on Strong AI

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The MIT Media Lab was created at the same time  – opening in 1985 – and there was a revolution at MIT around AI and computer science. I did a UROP in Seymour Papert’s lab my freshman year (creating Logo on the Coleco Adam ) and took 6.001 before deciding to do Course 15 and write commercial software part-time while I was in school.

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Startup Boards – Operation Pre-Order

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If you play, make sure you also tweet out about the book, Facebook the purchase, or do whatever other social media thing lights your fire. My newest book,  Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors , will ship at the end of the month. As a result, I’m activating  Operation Pre-order  today. Startup Boards startup board

Book: No Better Time

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I’ve been reading a lot lately. On an almost daily basis, someone out in the world sends me a physical book, which I love. While I have something like 500 unread books on my Kindle, I still love laying on the couch reading a physical book. First, he was the co-founder of Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM – currently valued at $8 billion.)

A DevOps Tent Big Enough for Everyone

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If you are going to have a DevOps community media site, it is hard to imagine a better domain to for it to live at. But media content is not the only mission.  My partner Ryan McIntyre says that any company doing business on the web should be practicing some form of DevOps. DevOps Glue jumpcloud protocol softlayer victorops

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How To Predict The Future

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By day he works on web and social media for HP. plotted the growth in capacity of magnetic platter hard drives and flash drives back in 2006 or so, and saw that flash would overtake magnetic media in 2016. Apocalypse , near-term science-fiction novels about realistic ways strong AI might emerge. Take a look – and take your time.

In The Future, Everyone Will Have Some littleBits

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It’s another of our investments that traces its roots to the MIT Media Lab. We recently invested in littleBits.

Long Form to Nano Form

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Sure, the book is competing with a lot of other media types, but reading (and writing) seems to persist quite successfully. As my newest book, Startup Opportunities: Know When To Quit Your Day Job , has begun shipping on Kindle (order now and give me feedback, leave a review) I’ve been thinking a lot about writing lately. love to write.

Wear Sunscreen and Use Bitcoin

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If you want something serious from Terry, his 20 minute State in the State of Digital Media 2013 is definitely worth watching. Both are awesome.

The Future Is Enchanted Objects, Not Glass Slabs

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On Saturday, I read the final draft of a magnificent book by David Rose. It captured so many things that I’ve been thinking about and working on in a brilliantly done 300 page manuscript. The basic premise of the book is that ultimately we want “enchanted objects”, not “glass slabs” to interact with. heard a chirp.

The Circle

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We’ve somehow elevated social media metrics to the same level as money in the context of self-worth. A bunch of my tech friends have asked me to suggest a book  to read over the holidays. My unambiguous recommendation is The Circle  by Dave Eggers. also have a giant literary crush on everything McSweeney’s. Powerful stuff.

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Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore

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This dynamic has been reported thousands of times so I don’t need to go through it again, but we don’t have to look back very far to hear the drum beat from the media, LPs, and everyone else about how “VC is dead.” There are so many things wrong in the article I felt compelled to write about it. Huh, what?

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Accelerating Technology Change and Continuous Learning

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They didn’t just “grow up with social media,” they grew up with “social media that constantly changes.” ” In fact, not only do they keep up with the changes on a particular social media service, they are always exploring the latest new services. The essay follows. think he totally nails it.

Why Don’t We Make Learning A Computer Language A Requirement In High School?

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Once a year Howard Lindzon gets together a bunch of his friends at the intersection of financing, tech, media, and entrepreneurship, we descend on The Del in Coronada, and have an awesome 48 hours together. I spent this weekend at LindzonPalooza. ” that had profound meaning to me. Year three was a total disaster. Am I wrong? If so why.

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Startup Life – Operation Win A Dinner With Us

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If you play, make sure you also Like the book (if you order on Amazon), tweet out or Facebook the purchase, or do whatever other social media thing lights your fire. My newest book,  Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur , that I wrote with my wife Amy Batchelor , is shipping. Or Win A Contest.

Revisiting Median vs. Average With Accelerator Data

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Startup Metrics accelerators average media TechStarsalso find people constantly confusing average , mean , and median.

Play Offense When Predicting Revenue

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Increased Sales Pipeline Activity and Pipeline Management — Field Tested Sales Training Strategies and Tactics — Sales Training from Digital Media Training. I got an email today from an exec at a company who I was with at a recent board meeting. Rather than trying to summarize it, I got permission to just reprint the email.

#GiveFirst

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No more social media of any sort. This is my last blog post of 2015. I’m taking a break from a bunch of things for a while. GiveFirst is the title of my next book, which will come out sometime in 2016. I’ve started working on it and realize that I have a finite amount of daily writing energy. No more blogging. No more twitter.

Resegment If You Aren’t In The Top Three

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And, if you look at some of the successful companies we have had from our previous investing at Mobius Venture Capital, you’d see market leaders like Postini, Return Path, FeedBurner, Rally, Stratify, NewsGator, and Sling Media. ” If you look at the Foundry Group portfolio , you’ll notice a lot of market leaders. Resegment.

It’s Startup, Not Start-up or Start Up

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After some back and forth we all got it right. I’m glad that “Startup” is making its way into the style guides of the old media world. Today I noticed a post from Andrew Hyde titled  Washington Post Style Guide Now Includes “Startup” as A Word.  Awesome.

CEO Invite to Sixth U.S./Canada Forum on Mental Health and Productivity

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know from conversations and our friend “social media” that many of you were impacted by Robin Williams’ recent suicide.