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The Bloomberg Startup Barometer

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I came across this index from Bloomberg that tracks the health of the US startup ecosystem. VC & Technology

Playing Startup

Agile VC

I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling. So we acted accordingly.

Why Some Startups Win

Steve Blank

I was having a second coffee with an ex student, now the head of a marketing inside a rapidly growing startup. If these sound like reasonable answers to you, and you are in a startup, update your resume. Titles in a startup are not the same as what your job is. All good news. I wasn’t surprised. —-. That was it.

Playing Startup

View from Seed

I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling. It motivated me to do the same.

Berlin: Startup Home As A Service

Feld Thoughts

For a long time I’ve ranted against naming your startup community “Silicon Whatever.” The LA startup community is called LA.

The Largest Startup Community In The World

Feld Thoughts

As Boulder Startup Week 2014 comes to an end, I have been reflecting on the power of startup communities today. When I wrote Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City , I made some assertions about how to build startup communities and what the impact of them would be on society. 501 cities.

Startup Advice

Both Sides of the Table

I usually tell people that everything I learned about being an entrepreneur I learned by F’ing up at my first company. Continue reading on Medium

Building Startup Communities to Last

Feld Thoughts

So it was an incredible honor to interview Jim for 45 minutes last week at the Startup Phenomenon event about Startup Communities. Enjoy!

Book: Startup Rising

Feld Thoughts

On my vacation a few weeks ago, I read Chris Schroeder ‘s book Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East. I had a copy of Startup Rising on my Kindle from a while ago but had never read it. The post Book: Startup Rising appeared first on Feld Thoughts. It was outstanding.

A Mixer for Startup Mixology

Feld Thoughts

The post A Mixer for Startup Mixology appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books book tour event frank gruber startup mixology

The Secrets Behind Many Successful Startups

Vinicius Vacanti

“What is your startup’s unfair advantage?”, But, how in the world is a startup supposed to have an unfair advantage?

10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

Today we are announcing the biggest entrepreneurial program ever launched – Startup Weekend Next. The result – Startup Weekend Next.

The Year of Startups Everywhere

Feld Thoughts

But there is a trend that feels inevitable to me: “Startups everywhere.” Places startup communities startups

Three Startup Books To Buy Today

Feld Thoughts

As a huge reader, I love the recent plethora of startup / entrepreneurship books. The first is Startup Opportunities: Know When To Quit Your Day Job. For now, go get a copy of Startup Opportunities. The post Three Startup Books To Buy Today appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I encourage you to grab each of them.

The Startup Failure Rate Among Angel-Funded Companies


But to be a successful entrepreneur or serious angel investor, you must have a realistic understanding of the startup failure rate and Read more >.

A Startup Visa – The International Entrepreneurs Rule – Form I-941

Feld Thoughts

We finally will have a startup visa! I talked about the Startup Visa at conferences. Canada created their own Startup Visa.

Canada 101

Structure Matters (Scaling Startups)

Instigator Blog

Lean Startup provides a methodology for how to do things, but generally the work and overall experience is pretty chaotic. Scaling StartupsWhen you first start a company there’s very little structure involved. You have a couple founders, an idea and (hopefully) a ton of passion for the problem you’re trying to solve.

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Startup Boards – Operation Pre-Order

Feld Thoughts

My newest book, Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors , will ship at the end of the month. Between now and Sunday, if you pre-order a copy of Startup Boards on Amazon , you will be entered into a random drawing. If you need immediate gratification, the Kindle version of Startup Boards is already shipping.

Smart Entrepreneurs Build Startups Without Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience as an advisor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I often encounter the myth that an initial startup requires investors.

The European Startup Market

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

At USV, we’ve been investing in European startups since 2008. That means the potential scale of European startups is as large as US startups. Currently 22% of our active portfolio is in Europe. Since 2010, we’ve invested in 47 companies (roughly 8 per year) and 11 of them have been in Europe (roughly 2 per year).

The Resetting of the Startup Industry

Both Sides of the Table

Much has changed in the past four months of the technology startup world and how outsiders value the business. Startup Lessons

Cash Policies for Startups

Feld Thoughts

I heard a rumor on a call the other day that some startup companies are starting to keep balance sheet cash in higher yield instruments such as corporate debt. As a high growth startup, I think you should be focusing on maximum protection for your cash, even if the yield is 0%. This scares the s**t out of me. Be careful out there.

The Startup Curve

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But more services exhibit this "startup curve" than any other growth pattern. Growth curves of startups (

Weekend Reading on Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

So this weekend was about startup communities with a bonus book on the startup visa tossed in for good measure. The next book I read was Screw the Valley: A Coast-to-Coast Tour of America’s New Tech Startup Culture. This is a great snapshot in time – right now – to show how startup communities develop anywhere.

Top Startup Mistake: Unrealistic Forecasts

Up and Running

Venture capital likes startups looking to grow. Real startups don’t launch and collect half a percent of a $50 billion market.

5 Mantras Startup Founders Should Live By

YFS Magazine

Here are five mantras that drive the way I do business — important startup lessons I've learned along the way. What drives you to succeed?

Why Companies are Not Startups

Steve Blank

In the last few years we’ve recognized that a startup is not a smaller version of a large company. —-. The question is – why?

Current Startup Market Emotional Biases

Feld Thoughts

If you are a founder, an employee in a startup, or an investor in a startup, you have to be playing a long term game. The post Current Startup Market Emotional Biases appeared first on Feld Thoughts. It’s long but worth reading every word slowly. I read it again this morning when I woke up. But why? Period.

Startup Summer – Applications Close 2/28

Feld Thoughts

It’s a daily occurrence that a college student emails me asking how they can get involved in the Boulder startup community or any startup ecosystem. For those students looking to get involved in Boulder and in Denver, I always point them towards Startup Summer , a program out of Startup Colorado.

The State of NYC Seed: Startup Trends & VC Data [REPORT]

View from Seed

Since joining NextView, we’ve talked often and excitedly about the New York startup ecosystem. Thanks for taking a look. in round size).

Machine Learning Meets the Lean Startup

Steve Blank

Early entrants get sold to corporate acquirers at inflated prices for their teams, their technology, and their tools. SalesStash. Delphi. Homeslice.

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Startup CTO


I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

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Startup Physics

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I have used the word “physics” to describe a few things here at AVC over the years. I am tempted to write a “textbook” on this topic as I have observed many “formulas” over the years that seem to repeat themselves again and again. I like to think of these manias as waveforms. VC & Technology

Taking Advantage of Startup Accelerators

Instigator Blog

Last week a company that I advise, Qimple, got accepted into 500 Startups. Startup Accelerators It’s great to see. Lots of people are congratulating them on Facebook and Twitter. They’re incredibly excited. In Canada we buzz about our entrepreneurs “making it” south of the border. All warm and fuzzy.

The Startup Therapist

Feld Thoughts

My long time friend Jeff Hyman has started a new business called Startup Therapist. Jeff’s awesome.

11 Unusual Ways To Market Your Startup Brand in 2016


Except the question: what are the new digital trends , how do you market your Startup brand in 2016? The Internet has democratized our world.

8 Battle Strategies Every Business Startup Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

Winning customers as an entrepreneur in a startup has many parallels to a young army trying to penetrate some formidable new and unfamiliar territory.

8 Reasons To Initiate A Startup In A Sluggish Economy

Startup Professionals Musings

If your alternative is no job security, and low pay, why not work for yourself and build your startup? percent growth in 2016. Marty Zwilling.

Startup Development


I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupThought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

How Smart Startups Survive Investor Due Diligence

Startup Professionals Musings

Make sure everyone accurately posts their role with your startup on social media profiles, resumes, and references. Status of the solution.