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What if it’s 1996, not 1999?

Seeing Both Sides

In May 1996, Open Market completed a successful IPO and more than doubled on the first day of trading, ending with a $1.2 We had recorded $1.8

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Here Are All the Things Steve Jobs Correctly Predicted 20 Years Ago About the Internet

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A 1996 interview the Apple co-founder gave reveals just how clearly he saw where the tech industry was headed

15 Quotes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Help You Save the World.and Rescue Yourself from Mediocrity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 1996, Joss Whedon introduced a teenage heroine who saved the world for 7 seasons.

Police searching for man in 1996 cold case killing

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Fayetteville police are searching for a man in connection with the 1996 slaying of an 18-year-old man who was found shot to death in a car FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP)

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Generational Transition In VC Firms

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

And so did Don Valentine in 1996 when he passed the baton to Mike and Doug. Today, sometime around 5:30/6pm PT at the Upfront Summit , my partner Andy and I are going to talk about generational change in VC firms, in a talk moderated by Lindel Eakman , who has been our lead limited partner investor at USV since we started the firm in 2003.

Who's an Entrepreneur Now?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

since 1996. A graphical breakdown shows how founder demographics have changed across the U.S. As U.S.

What Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead Thinks of Jon Stewart's Legacy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The woman who co-founded ''The Daily Show'' in 1996 offered Stewart a resounding ''thank you'' for how he shaped it


Lessons Learned from Bill Gross' 35 IPOs/Exits and 40 Failures

Redeye VC

billion and 35 successful IPOs/acquisitions – and that’s just since 1996.

FullContact Continues Its Journey To Solve The Contact Management Problem

Feld Thoughts

When we invested in FullContact in 2012, they were a small team with a big vision to create One Address Book To Rule Them All.

Video Of The Week: Jerry Colonna on ThisWeekIn

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Back in 1996, at the very start of Flatiron Partners, Jerry Colonna, who started Flatiron with me, introduced me to Jason Calacanis.

How Long Should It Take For a Startup to Succeed?

Startup Professionals Musings

In April, 1996, Yahoo! Every startup founder knows implicitly that startup success is a long hard road. Yahoo! million, by selling 2.6 million.

Can You Beat Amazon In The Race To Overnight Success?

Startup Professionals Musings

In April, 1996, Yahoo! Every startup founder knows implicitly that startup success is a long hard road. Yahoo! million, by selling 2.6 million.

What’s Old Is New Again

Feld Thoughts

Between 1994 and 1996 I made 40 angel investments with the money I made from the sale of my first company. I know I’m getting old. I remember in 2007 when the idea of a super angel appeared, where successful entrepreneurs were suddenly angel investors making 10 or more seed investments a year. What’s old is new again. Remember it.

Joshua Baer Rejoins Email Marketing Firm PostUp


Baer founded the Austin-based company under the name of Skylist in 1996 and later sold it. Joshua Baer, serial entrepreneur and cofounder of Capital Factory, has joined the board of directors of PostUp, formerly known as PulseConnect, an email marketing software company. Austin email Joshua Baer marketing PostUp PulseConnect

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Sunday Morning With the Wayback Machine

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been reading a bunch of history lately. Let’s start with Intensity Ventures on 12/23/96 (the first entry in the Wayback Machine).

Encore Entrepreneur Is The New Baby Boomer Lifestyle

Startup Professionals Musings

Some people are calling entrepreneurship the ‘new mid-life crisis’ for the 76 million-strong demographic once thought to be over the hill.

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How to Make OKRs Actually Work at Your Startup

Redeye VC

After becoming Netscape’s youngest employee in 1996, working to launch Mozilla, and co-founding Tellme, he’d seen how hard it is to implement something that actually makes a difference. In 2013 alone, Swipely jumped from 30 to 80 employees. Teams swelled and split, and people filled new roles with new directives.

On Bubbles …

It was 1996 when Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan first uttered the now historic phrase “ irrational exuberance.”

Your Next Startup Will Likely Be Run By a Boomer

Startup Professionals Musings

In every single year from 1996 to 2010, Boomers between the ages of 55 and 64 had a higher rate of entrepreneurial activity than Gen-Y, aged 20–34.

How Do VCs Choose Their Investors (and should entrepreneurs care?)

Both Sides of the Table

I spent a bunch of time thinking about this position — especially since Beezer is an investor in Upfront Ventures. I could go on for a long time.

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Reblog: VC Cliché of the Week

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

He and his partner Milt Pappas taught me the venture capital business from 1986 to 1996 when I worked with them at their firm, Euclid Partners. Back in the early days of this blog I had a series called VC Cliche Of The Week. I’m not sure how long I ran it but I did eventually run out of material and phased it out. Who knows?

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Baby Boomers Are Surpassing Gen-Y As Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, according to a study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, these Boomers are actually driving a new entrepreneurship boom. percent to 23.4

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. The company spends the $1m building and launching their first product. The product gets a lot better.

My First Experience As A Venture Capitalist

Feld Thoughts

We never invested in anything together, but after I moved to Boulder, I got a call from Charley one day in early 1996. And it’s been very interesting since that point back in 1996. I often get asked how I ended up becoming a venture capitalist. I’d say – very bluntly – “stay away from VCs.”

Book: No Better Time

Feld Thoughts

As a judge for the MIT $50k until 1996, there were always a lot of VCs hanging around. 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.

Study: Number of Veteran-owned Start-ups on the Decline

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But the number of veteran-founded companies is dwindling, according to a new study conducted between 1996 and 2011 by the Kauffman Foundation.

Your Wall Is Dingy

Feld Thoughts

Between 1996 and 2002 I was co-chairman of Interliant, a company I co-founded with three other people. As I procrastinate from going for a run this morning, I started writing a post titled The Pro-Rata Gap Myth. So I deleted the post and decided to tell a story instead. Your wall is dingy is one of them. ” Brad: “I did?”

Two Must Read Books For The AVC Community

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I met Brad in 1996. There are many themes that grace this page from time to time. No conflict no interest as it were. Sounds audacious?

10 Reasons For Joining The New Startup Wave Now

Startup Professionals Musings

The number of entrepreneurs who are Baby Boomer starting a business has grown from 14 percent in 1996 to over 30 percent last year. Total U.S.

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Embracing ambiguity

The Equity Kicker

In my first year in my first job (way back in 1996…) my mentor advised me to “embrace ambiguity” I was struggling because the details of the project I was working weren’t clear and it was affecting my work. I wanted certainty so I could deliver on my corner of the project better. In a nice way.

Partners Forever (or close to it)

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I am still technically a partner in a venture capital firm (Euclid Partners) that I left in early 1996. Mitt Romney is taking some flack for continuing to have ongoing involvement in Bain Capital well after he supposedly left the firm for good in 1999. But I have a fair bit of empathy for him on this specific issue.

The future of food production – reasons to be hopeful

The Equity Kicker

Going forward here are three new technologies that should help maintain this trend: Genetically engineered crops: In 1996 there were 1.7

Bora Bora Biographies

Feld Thoughts

Maybe it was awesome in 1996 when it came out, but it felt slow and dated in 2015. I read over 40 books in my month off the grid in Bora Bora recently. I’ve had many requests to blog about my reading list but rather than do one big long post I thought I’d break it up into several “longish” different posts over time.

Book: Sailing an Alien Sea

Feld Thoughts

I’ve known Cindy and her husband Terry Gold since 1996, shortly after I moved to Boulder. I love reading books written by friends. Knowing how incredibly hard it is to write a book, I enjoy fiction even more, since it’s something I’ve never tried to write. My friend Cindy Gold wrote Sailing an Alien Sea about a year ago.

I Choose Austin

Austin Startup

He founded his first startup in 1996 in his college dormitory and now teaches a class at the University of Texas for student entrepreneurs. Joshua Baer helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. He's currently the CEO of OtherInbox and Director of Capital Factory.

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Phase Forward: Remembering the Early Days

Venture Cyclist

Starting in 1996 we spent many hours in a study room in the Newton Free Library working on a business plan. Whimsy

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Guess How Long Overnight Success Really Takes

Startup Professionals Musings

In April, 1996, Yahoo! Every startup founder knows implicitly that startup success is a long hard road. Yahoo! million, by selling 2.6 million.

My Awesome Experience With Retrofit

Feld Thoughts

When I started Retrofit last fall, I weighed 216. I ran marathons so this was frustrating – I am a pescatarian and eat healthy, just too much.

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How To Raise A $150 Million VC Fund

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been an investor in a large number of VC funds dating back to 1996, including a bunch of the current generation of seed funds. One day in 2009 David Cohen and I were talking. Here’s what I remember the conversation being. ” Brad: “Why don’t you raise an angel fund and just invest in them as a seed investor.”

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