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Efforts continue to free NC man imprisoned for 1994 murder

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — Advocates for a North Carolina man imprisoned for almost 22 years for a murder he says he didn't commit are continuing efforts to free him even as chances dwindle for a legal remedy

Man charged in cop chase was convicted in 1994 drug murder

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Police in Connecticut say a North Carolina man charged with throwing almost a pound of cocaine out of a car during a chase on Interstate 95 was convicted in a 1994 drug murder STAMFORD, Conn. (AP)

Kenneth Cole on Why Going Private Was the Smartest Thing He Ever Did

Inc Startups

Shoe designer Kenneth Cole took his company public in 1994, but he took it private again in 2012 so he could re-infuse it with the creativity that made it famous

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Austin: The New Gateway for International Startups

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News The thing that makes Austin a great town for an international startup, according to Jean Belanger of Pruf Technologies who moved his Montreal company to Austin in 1994, is the character of the place.

We Were Right – Just a Decade Early

Feld Thoughts

1985 – 1994 was the initial entrepreneurial Grind. This is a line my friend Jerry Colonna uses when something like the AT&T – Time Warner deal occurs. As time passes, the line has shifted to “We were right – just fifteen years early.”

Bitcoin: things only grow this fast when something important is happening

The Equity Kicker

Bezos founded Amazon in 1994, so this was the data he was looking at. Coindesk just published their quarterly ‘ State of Bitcoin ‘ presentation.

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The Best Approach To A Board Package

Feld Thoughts

I joined my first board of a company other than mine in 1994 (NetGenesis). For any that aren’t awesome, I’ve tried to kill the experiment quickly so it didn’t hurt anything and when I reflect on everything I’ve tried I think I’ve managed to “do no harm”, which is more than I can say for a lot of the other VCs who I’ve sat on boards with since 1994. Since then, I’ve sat on hundreds of boards and been to a zillion board meetings.

The Year of Startups Everywhere

Feld Thoughts

I’ve asserted for a long time that Silicon Valley is a collection of startup communities, which includes San Francisco, Marin (the first board I was on – in 1994 – was for a company in San Rafael), Oakland, Redwood *, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Menlo Park, and Sunnyvale.

Top 25 SEO bloggers you should follow in 2016

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

He founded the Web’s very first online promotion services, called NetPOST and URLwire in 1994. The same year, helped Jeff Bezos announce Amazon.com’s launch back in 1994. Looking for some SEO tips or want to hire someone to improve your website's SEO?

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The Silliness Of Recapping Seed Rounds

Feld Thoughts

When I made 40 seed investments between 1994 and 1996, I had a philosophy that I’d double down on a seed investment. Here’s the scenario. A company raises $1m of seed money from angels in a convertible note with a $6m cap. Assuming equity is raised at or above that cap, the total dilution, before the new money, is 16.6% (equivalent to an equity financing of $1m at a $6m post money valuation. The company spends the $1m building and launching their first product.

Moving To Homer, Alaska

Feld Thoughts

By the end of 1994 I had a staff job, reporting to the co-chairmen of AmeriData where I travelled all over the US helping with acquisitions and generally causing trouble. Nope – Amy and I aren’t moving to Homer.

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20 years on

Hazard Lights

This compares to 1994 when the industry invested $4.1B Further, the innovation is far far more global with markets such as China and India raising and investing significant amounts of capital, up from virtually nothing 20 years ago, while markets where there was some level of VC in 1994, such as Europe and Israel, have also seen tremendous growth and expansion. This December marks 20 years since I made my first venture investment.

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The First Board Meeting

Feld Thoughts

It was 1994. Do you remember your first board meeting? Well, I sort of do, kind of, maybe. Danielle Morrill of Mattermark memorialized her first board meeting on the web in her post Post Series A Life: Reflecting on Our First Board Meeting and What It’s Like Working with Brad. It’s a detailed view of her expectations leading up to the first board meeting we had along with the blow by blow from her perspective of the board meeting.

Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City

Feld Thoughts

Before the Internet (1970 to 1994). I’m deep into writing my latest book. For now, the title is “ Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City.” ” I’m open to different titles – if you’ve got ideas just put them in the comments. Following is the current table of contents. It’s still pretty dynamic as I’m adding stuff while I’m writing.

Founders – Use Your Down Round To Clean Up Your Cap Table

Feld Thoughts

I started investing in 1994 and while there was some bumpiness in 1997 and again in 1999, the real pain happened between 2000 and 2005. Mark Suster wrote a great post yesterday titled The Resetting of the Startup Industry. Go read it now – I’ll wait. Once again, as we find ourselves in the middle of a significant public market correction, especially around technology stocks, there’s an enormous amount of noise in the system, as there always is.

Come hang with me while I interview Atlanta startup legend Charles Brewer!

Jeff Hilimire

Charles, as many of you know, is one of the first startup successes in Atlanta, founding MindSpring in 1994. Mr. Brewer is one of Atlanta’s first startup success stories, bringing to life one of the largest ISP’s in the country from his Midtown Atlanta apartment in 1994. I’m so excited about this! On March 2nd I am going to be interviewing Charles Brewer in a fireside chat.

Are Things Moving Faster Than In 1999?

Feld Thoughts

The web appeared in 1994 and a completely different method of communication started its long march into integrating in our universe. I spent the day yesterday doing Denver Startup Week stuff. I was on a bunch of panels and during one of the Q&A sessions someone asked something to the effect of: “Now that things are moving faster than ever before, how do you deal with / keep up with them?”

Guess How Long Overnight Success Really Takes

Startup Professionals Musings

This company was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994. Amazon.com - Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994 and took it public three years later, making him a multibillionaire. Every startup founder knows implicitly that startup success is a long hard road.

AngelList Accreditation Report

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

I’ve made about 200 angel investments and over 50 VC fund investments at this point since 1994 and I’ve filled out some version of this form at least 250 times.

Book: March

Feld Thoughts

I had a great digital sabbath today. I was wiped out from the week so I slept until 10am, had breakfast, and then crawled back into bed with Amy until 2pm. I spent the afternoon on the couch reading March by John Lewis , Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.

An Interview with Notation Capital about Starting VC Funds

Feld Thoughts

They walked me through multiple origin stories, including how I started making angel investments (1994), the origin of Mobius / Softbank Venture Capital (1996-1997), the origin of Foundry Group (2007), and the creation of Foundry Group Next (2015-2016). Last month I had dinner at Pizzeria Locale in Boulder and did a long interview with Nick Chirls and Alex Lines of Notation Capital for their podcast. Dinner was about them and as they learned, if you trek out to Boulder, dinner is on me.

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The Latest: Ex-detective says NC man innocent of murder

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The Latest on efforts to free North Carolina imprisoned for 1994 murder (all times local RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)

5 Reasons to be an Amazon Affiliate.

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

A Brief History In 1994 Jeff Bezos left Wall Street and set about building the business we all now know as Amazon.He launched the initial website the following year.

The Darwinian Evolution of Startup Hubs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

In my mental model of Silicon Valley, the first "tree" was Fairchild Semiconductor (founded in 1957) which begat Intel (founded 1968) which begat Apple (1976) and Oracle (1977), which begat Sun (1982), Silicon Graphics (1981), and Cisco (1984) which begat Siebel (1993) and Netscape (1994), which begat Yahoo! This weekend finds NYC in between Internet Week (which I largely missed because of my London trip) and Disrupt NYC (which I will be at on and off this coming week).

Ben Mezrich’s New Book – Q

Feld Thoughts

I met Niel a few months after I made my first angel investment in NetGenesis in 1994 – he was the fifth employee. I am an enormous Ben Mezrich fan – I’ve read almost everything he’s every written.

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Start Every Board Meeting With A Demo

Feld Thoughts

When I first started investing in 1994, this was the norm. I find three hour “reporting board meetings&# where everyone sits around and goes through a 50 page PowerPoint deck to be tedious.

CEO Bootcamp with Jerry Colonna

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

We first met in 1994 when I was a chairman of NetGenesis. It’s really hard to be a CEO. Becoming a great CEO takes a lot of time, work, focus, coaching, and introspection. My very close friend Jerry Colonna is hosting his second CEO Bootcamp from April 2 – April 6.

Your Computer May Already be Hacked – NSA Inside?

Steve Blank

After a particularly embarrassing math bug in 1994 that cost Intel $475 million, the company decided to fix the problem by allowing it’s microprocessors to load fixes automatically when your computer starts. In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

Jeff Bezos attended 60 investor meetings to raise $1m from 22 people, just to get Amazon started

The Next Web

” While hindsight is a wonderful thing, back in the dark days of 1994 when Amazon was founded, the Internet was far from the mainstream consciousness, so it’s understandable there would be a lot of hesitation to pump cash into this very early e-commerce initiative.

Mattermark – An Example of How We Decide to Invest

Feld Thoughts

When I first started investing as an angel investor in 1994, I was focused on a very simple set of criteria. There is a moment during the exploration of a new relationship where a switch flips and the answer is “I want to do this.” ” With Mattermark , I remember the moment clearly – I was at The Kitchen in Boulder with the founders (Danielle Morrill, Kevin Morrill, and Andy Sparks) and my partner Seth.

How Does A Small Company Make A Big Company Successful?

Feld Thoughts

When I started investing in 1994, I was involved with a few large companies. tl;dr: As a small company, focus on two things with big companies: “1. What can we, the small company do, to make the big company successful? What can I do, as a leader of a small company, do to help the people I’m working with at the big company be successful within the big company?” ” I was on the phone yesterday with the head of corp dev for a very large tech company.

Mentors 6/18: The Best Mentor Relationships Eventually Become Two-Way

Feld Thoughts

After I sold my company and started investing in companies in 1994, Charlie and I talked regularly about the Internet, which was just emerging as something that large companies should pay attention to.

A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley

Feld Thoughts

By 1994 the big software wins of the 1980’s were already funded or public.” 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. While I don’t know Jerry very well, I like him and thought his post was extremely detailed and thoughtful. However, there were some things in it that didn’t ring true for me. I sent out a few emails to mentors of mine who had been VCs in the 1980s.

My First Experience As A Venture Capitalist

Feld Thoughts

I was one of the most prolific Internet angel investors in Boston at this point (1994 – 1995) so our paths crossed periodically. I often get asked how I ended up becoming a venture capitalist. When people ask me how they can become a VC, I point them to my partner Seth Levine’s excellent blog posts How to become a venture capitalist and How to get a job in venture capital (revisited).

The Future of Advertising will be Integrated

Both Sides of the Table

They first started in 1994 and are therefore almost as old as the Web itself. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. Banner Ads. They were very effective back then, with the original ad garnering a 78% click-through rate (CTR) ! I guess from there we had nowhere to go but down.

Three Common Expense Tracking Mistakes

YoungUpstarts

He graduated from the University of Utah with Honors in 1994 with a BA in Accounting and earned his MACC from Southern Utah University in 1995. by William Olsen, CPA, Co-founder and VP of Product Development at Deductr.

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Exploring The Evolution Of Online Payment Solutions

YoungUpstarts

Although PayPal was introduced in 1998, consumers have been buying and selling online since 1994. Over the past ten years or so, consumers have been blessed with new payment opportunities, which have brought added convenience.

Entrepreneurs and #RubyRiot In Boston

Feld Thoughts

I started my first company (Feld Technologies) here in 1987 and made my first angel investment (NetGenesis) here in 1994. If I’ve learned one thing in my life, it’s that nothing is static. Periodically the meme surfaces that “the only place you can create a great software / Internet company is in the bay area.&#

The Power Of Honesty In An Entrepreneur – VC Relationship

Feld Thoughts

Rajat Bhargava and I have been working together since 1994. We’ve been involved in creating eight companies together (the most recent ones are MobileDay and Yesware ) and, while most have been successful, we’ve had a huge number of positive and negative experiences along the way. We’ve mostly had a lot of fun and, when we haven’t, we always made sure we figured out what went wrong. Minda Zetlin just put up an interview with us on the Inc.

Book: The Business of Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

” My review of it is really simple: “I wish I had this book in 1994 when I made my first angel investment, and then again in 1996 when I made my first VC investment. In the fall of 2010 Mahendra Ramsinghani reached out to me by email about a new book he was working on called The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies.