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The Difference Between Stealth Mode and Quiet Mode

Instigator Blog

A lot of companies still talk about being in stealth mode and aiming for a big hoorah type launch. Worse still, startups that are in stealth mode rarely talk to customers, prospects, users, partners or anyone else before their big reveal, which means they have little to no validation for what they’re doing.

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept


What is Stealth? The reality is that Stealth is defined differently in each case. Long live stealth mode! Lots of thoughts here.

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept


What is Stealth? The reality is that Stealth is defined differently in each case. Long live stealth mode! Lots of thoughts here.

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The First Rule of Stealth Mode Is.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You definitely talk about stealth mode. He says the stealth-mode strategy entered into the conversation almost from Day One. were up to.

4 Signs Your Business Partner is Dishonest

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Any roadblocks to due diligence, especially the phrase, “We need to stay stealth.” Here are four you must pay attention to. Period.

Qwilt Raises $24M to Reduce Data Load of Video by Up to 80%

VC Cafe

They have been in stealth mode for 2 years now working mainly with network infrastructures and content providers. They are going to remain in semi-stealth mode and are testing their products in the US, Asia, and Europe. Qwilt is on the hot on the heels of something big in high-data video delivery. What does Qwilt mean for the consumer? Higher

Linking around with LinkSmart

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

TLM works by identifying valuable keyword links within articles that have the highest performing click engagement, then utilizes the publisher’s own organic traffic to help readers find related content within their site or that of a partner or affiliate. In Foundry Companies stealthSo welcome LinkSmart to the light of day!

Our Investment in Cloze ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

My partner @ LeeHower looks back: [link] 5 days ago Search. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me.

Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)

VC Cafe

Superfish’s  first prototype, Window Shopper , launched in April, after several years of being in stealth. Funding news. venturebeat ].

Stealth mode is back. Long live stealth mode!

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

Recently Dan Frommer over at the Silicon Alley Insider wrote about the reemergence of “stealth mode ”. And with all this discussion of “stealth” I think Niel and I may have won over at least one of my partners. Perhaps all this conversation leads to the conclusion that stealth isn’t the problem – it’s how companies use it.


Four Stealth Israeli Startups with promise: Intential, SourceFox, INEZE, Crowdspot

VC Cafe

Currently in R&D mode and working with select partners. Self reported: smart product sourcing (that’s it!).

Stealth Mode Startup

Stealth Mode Startup. Ideas dont have a lot of value by themselves, they tend not to be unique, and by staying secret a startup gives up the chance to get valuable feedback from prospective customers and partners. Let me add another reason to that list: it isnt always that hard to figure out what a stealth-mode startup is really doing.

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The Stealth Mode: Trada’s Position on Staying Stealth

One of my favorite startup debates is about stealth mode. We’ve been in stealth mode at Trada for almost 18 months now. Thoughts? Thanks!


The Secrets Behind Many Successful Startups

Vinicius Vacanti

”, a partner from a VC firm asked us. sort of nervously mumbled something about our domain expertise and the partner nodded.

Bitesize Tuesday: Tracx, Innovid, Kenshoo, uTest and More Investment Rounds [recap]

VC Cafe

million in a second round led by previous backer Genesis Partners and joined by  T-Venture , the venture capital company of  Deutsche Telekom.

Know the competition and key decision maker before your next pitch

Taffy Williams

Planning a business and developing a sales pitch for customers, partners, or investors is part of the startup effort.

Four Stealth Israeli Startups with promise: Interntial, SourceFox, INEZE, Crowdspot

VC Cafe

Currently in R&D mode and working with select partners. Self reported: Stealth-mode peronal finance security startup powered by the collective vigilance and wisdom of crowds. I nterntial : co-founded by Geoffrey Mugliston (who previously guest-posted on VC Cafe), Interntial is developing serious technology using NLP technology.

Accidental VC: When Should Startups Announce Seed Funding?

View from Seed

Be sure you have an honest and direct discussion with your lawyers, who should be viewed as true partners who understand these things.

6 Reasons Startups Should Skip the Big-Bang Launch

Startup Professionals Musings

Startups which insist on operating in stealth mode in fear of competitor response miss the more important customer response.

These 8 Disciplines Define A Fundable Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Find a partner and core team early to supplement your expertise. Aspiring entrepreneurs often ask me what to do first when starting a business.

Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

The offset strategy was smart weapons, smart sensors, and stealth using silicon chips, electronics and computers that only the U.S.

Tearing Down The Teardown

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

And I do not believe our limited partners are sharing our reports with them. It is possible to do a stealth financing, but it’s not easy. CB Insights published a “teardown” of USV’s investment strategy last week. USV 2008 – $160mm. USV Opportunity Fund – $125mm. USV 2012 – $200mm.

Crisis Shmisis: 40 deals, more than $400 Million raised in Q2 2010 in Israel (Deal Summary)

VC Cafe

As a part of the round Rina Shainski, General Partner of Carmel Ventures joined company’s board. Ziegler Meditech Equity Partners, L.P.

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Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Weeks 8 and 9

Steve Blank

Partners are the external resources (third parties) necessary to execute the Activities. This post is a continuation of the series. link].

Fellow VCs: Here’s Where to Invest $1B+

Genuine VC

From the group, over 260 founders have launched around 90 startups, raising more than $2.5B in capital.  Quite the contrary. 

New Year, New Fund

Seeing Both Sides

What has not changed is that the best founders want experienced guidance, support and value-add, but not interference from their investor partners.

Bitesize Friday: Compass EOS, Soho OS, Supersonicads, Legolas Media and More

VC Cafe

Legolas Media – Currently in stealth mode, The Legolas Media team is focused on innovating digital display media. Miscellaneous. VC News.

5 Mistakes Every Startup Founder SHOULD Make


Someone - your partner, co-founder, employee, investor, or any other character in your unfolding plot - will mess you over. But wait a second.

10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2014

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These talented female startup founders are bringing to life impressive--and in some cases, world-changing--technology. For example, E!

StackEngine Launches out of Stealth to Manage & Automate Docker, Raises $1M

Austin Startup

StackEngine, the platform that gives organizations the power to simply and massively deploy, manage, and scale resilient Docker applications, today formally exited stealth mode and announced $1M in seed funding from Silverton Partners and LiveOak Venture Partners. Enterprise LiveOak silverton StackEngine

Startup Advice from Brett Hurt, Austin Ventures Partner and BazaarVoice Founder

Launch Any

Advice about stealth mode. As the saying goes, “every startup is in stealth mode by default.” Enjoy! What’s in a name?

It’s Time to Play Moneyball: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

We think we can do better. We now have the tools, technology and data to take incubators and accelerators to the next level. Here’s how. The U.S.

Where are the opportunities for machine learning startups? [guest post]

VC Cafe

Graphcore  (in stealth, see this video at 28:58) calls them Intelligent Processor Units. It’s not uncharted territory?—?if Exploiting emotion.

The End of Hyperscale Envy

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Avi Networks officially came out of stealth today, armed with several Fortune 1000 customers in pilots and production.

Why you shouldn’t keep your startup idea secret

Great tips, fully inline with “Four Steps to the Epiphany” Also reminds me of Dharmesh’s “Stealth Mode, Schmealth Mode” — [link]. Another benefit of talking freely, is that you may also find potential partners or future employees–other key components beyond investment money. Follow @cdixon.

8 Things You Need to Know Today

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

So Much for Stealth Mode Clinkle was meant to be the mother of all mobile payment startups, but bad press and layoffs got in the way. CNET 5.

How to get beta signups for your startup in 9 steps

Check out  Klout to find the the most influential people you follow. #3 Don’t go too stealth. Partners. login / register. Got News?

VentureGeek’s Graduate 6Scan Gets Funded by YL Ventures

VC Cafe

Still in stealth mode, 6scan offers a SaaS security protection suite for websites through its main products: 6scan Patrol and 6scan Bodyguard.

Startup CEO New Years Resolutions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog


Scott Brady of Project Slice , a stealth company helping to simplify online shopping, also has cultural values core to his new years resolutions: Simplify – Challenge ourselves to simplify, we can strive for perfection in the next version. Many of the companies had resolutions focused on their product management and development. From

Those Beautiful Nest Eggs

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Congratulations to Tony Fadell, Matt Rogers and the world class team at Nest!  Not sure he knew, but I was dead serious.