The Great Internet Stock Correction of 1997, or 1999, or …

Feld Thoughts

” I remember a moment in time in 1997. The post The Great Internet Stock Correction of 1997, or 1999, or … appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Yesterday I read Kara Swisher’s post What Does the Recent Tech Stock Downturn Mean? The Truth Is Nobody Knows. It’s great. Go read it – I’ll wait for you.

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The Incumbents Advantage

deal architect

But, “Dilemma” first came out in 1997, and I think we need to acknowledge how companies which. I am a big fan of Clayton Christensen’s “Innovator’s Dilemma”. and his other writings. My blogs and books similarly celebrate disruptors and innovators. Industry Commentary

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We could use more story tellers

deal architect

It was 1997 if memory serves me right. Doug Burgum, then CEO of Great Plains (now part of Microsoft) used his entire keynote at the annual Stampede user event to talk about the story of an English clockmaker, John Harrison. Industry Commentary

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Larry Ellison: His public versus private cloud

deal architect

I first met Larry Ellison, briefly, in 1997. I have watched him infuriate competitors, drive analysts to drink, generate more quips than all boring tech execs put together. Over those 15 years I have also learned to look beyond his. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

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The Changed Definition of Vertical Technology

deal architect

It was 1997. Gartner used to publish an annual poster which rated systems integrators/outsourcers by industries, by geographies, by technologies, and other competencies. It was a large wall hanger with many rows and columns, and many analysts, including me, had. Industry Commentary Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

Inside Amazon’s plan to dominate advertising business in 2019

The Next Web

Amazon’s unrelenting efficiency, obsession with automation, and brutal pricing strategies have helped it disrupt or dominate industry after industry, which began with books way back in 1997.

Building An Autonomous and Virtual World: Softbank Teams With Mapbox

Feld Thoughts

Back in 1997, Softbank Technology Ventures (which became Mobius Venture Capital) was the first VC fund I helped raise. The physical world will be the reference coordinates for the fleets of robot cars of our imagination. We’re living through the transformation from digital to virtual, and Softbank leading today’s investment of $164 million in Mapbox accelerates this even faster. I’ve posted about the massive founder crush my partners and I have on Eric Gundersen, the CEO of Mapbox.

4 key traits retailers need to adopt to thrive in 2018

The Next Web

Though Kohn and Sting got the party started, the age of ecommerce didn’t truly begin in earnest until 1997. An eleven-time Grammy winner, Sting revived the soul of rock and roll by infusing reggae just when the genre was growing stale.

Start With Customer Experience

Feld Thoughts

I was reminded of the importance of starting with the customer experience while I was watching this brilliant video from WWDC 1997 of Steve Jobs. In the video, Jobs appears to be responding to attack by a troll , but is actually doing something much more interesting.

The $100K Award At The CU Boulder New Venture Challenge

Feld Thoughts

I got involved as a judge in 1993 and was active through 1997 with occasional visits to the finals in subsequent years when I was around Boston. In the fall of 2007, my friend Phil Weiser, Executive Director of CU Boulder’s Silicon Flatirons Center, convened 25 leaders from CU Boulder and the Boulder / Denver startup community. We spent an afternoon talking about the idea of an entrepreneurial university. Phil called the meeting a Roundtable, even though the table was long and rectangular.

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[Infographic] GoogleOPOLY

YoungUpstarts

Since its founding by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1997, Google has grown from a simple search engine to the huge Internet giant it is today.

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Complete XRM Buys Fanatic Software

SiliconHills

Fanatic Software, founded in 1997, develops mobile and Mac applications. Fanatic Software, based in Cedar Park, now belongs to Complete XRM. The Salt Lake City-based Complete XRM did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. Its flagship product is the Pocket Informant Mac, iOS and Android productivity apps. It has more than four million […] The post Complete XRM Buys Fanatic Software appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Fractional CTO

SoCal CTO

So, in 1997, I decided to shift gears and agreed to be a fractional CTO for 3 startup founders. Since the early 1990s, I’ve been a part of 50+ startup companies in various roles, and have informally advised 100s of other startups.

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Austin-based Sizmek Aquired for $122 Million

SiliconHills

San Francisco-based Vector Capital, founded in 1997, has invested $1.6 Private Equity Firm Vector Capital announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Austin-based Sizmek, an advertising technology company, for $3.90 a share, valuing the deal at $122 million. billion in more than 40 technology companies. “We believe this transaction provides Sizmek with […] The post Austin-based Sizmek Aquired for $122 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Steve Jobs

Scott Edward Walker

This week we again present Steve Jobs, arguably the greatest entrepreneur who ever lived, from the 1997 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”

SXSW Interactive Names Girlstart’s Tamara Hudgins to its Hall of Fame

SiliconHills

Girlstart, founded in 1997, runs programs to empower girls in the fields of Science Technology Engineering and Math, known as […] The post SXSW Interactive Names Girlstart’s Tamara Hudgins to its Hall of Fame appeared first on SiliconHills. South by Southwest has named Girlstart Executive Director Tamara Hudgins to its Interactive Hall of Fame for 2015. SXSW is honoring Hudgins for her work in expanding and developing the Austin-based nonprofit organization since 2009.

State of Startups from First Round Capital

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Two Cornellians are partners there (Howard Morgan, one of the founders of the firm, and Bill Trenchard, who I once represented as his company’s lawyer when he was a Cornell student in like 1997! I just read a fabulous post from First Round Capital. – how time flies by… ). The post is titled State of Startups 2015. Not only does it have some great insights, but it is really fun to read and view. The graphics are easy on the eye and the data analysis is clever.

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Freescale Semiconductor to Replace Livestrong as Austin Marathon Sponsor

SiliconHills

The Austin Marathon organization broke ties earlier this year with Livestrong, the cancer charity founded by Cyclists Lance Armstrong in 1997. Freescale Semiconductor announced it will be sponsoring the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon, replacing Livestrong. Armstrong resigned from the board last year amid allegations of a doping scandal involving his Tour de France titles. [.]

Business Plans Are An Historical Artifact

Feld Thoughts

By 1997, when I started investing as a venture capital investor, I was no longer reading business plans. This article ( Business Plans Are An Historical Artifact ) first appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal The Accelerators Column , which I’m contributing to on a regular basis. . In 1987 when I started my first company (Feld Technologies), I wrote a business plan for a course at MIT that I was in called 15.375: New Enterprises. The textbook for the course was Jeffry A.

Athenahealth Picks Austin for R&D Center and Plans to Create 600 Jobs

SiliconHills

The company, founded in 1997, provides cloud-based health information services for electronic medical records and other medical documents. Athenahealth announced plans to put a research and development center in Austin with plans to create 600 new jobs. It plans to occupy 110,000 square feet of the Seaholm Power Plant redevelopment project in downtown Austin and […] The post Athenahealth Picks Austin for R&D Center and Plans to Create 600 Jobs appeared first on SiliconHills.

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The rise of the “successful” unsustainable company

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Freeloader — On $3m invested, sold for $38m in 1996 — shut down in 1997. It’s appalling what passes for “successful entrepreneurship” in the press or the Valley, but it’s not their fault.

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Are Things Moving Faster Than In 1999?

Feld Thoughts

When I started making venture capital investments in 1997, the pace of things, and the amount of work I did, was massive. 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?”

10 Reasons For Joining The New Startup Wave Now

Startup Professionals Musings

According to Fox Business , women-owned businesses have increased 68% since 1997, running more than 9.1 Since the recession, and at least partially sparked by it, I’m seeing a real resurgence of entrepreneurial spirit, and more startup activity than ever before.

When Microsoft Threatened to Sue Us Over the Letter “E”

Steve Blank

By 1997 E.piphany was a fast growing startup with customers, revenue and something approaching a repeatable business model. 1997 was also that year that Microsoft was in the middle of the browser wars with Netscape.

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MobileDay – Making Audio Conference Calls Work On Smart Phones

Feld Thoughts

I was involved in the creation of reservationless audioconferencing, which was pioneered by Raindance (I was a seed investor) in 1997. Each day I do at least two, and sometimes as many as a half dozen, audio conference calls. I make almost all of them from my iPhone when I’m walking somewhere or driving in my car. I find the process of dialing into a conference totally insane, maddening, and archaic. Here’s how it usually goes when I’m in the car.

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Startups Push The Limits Of MedTech, But Must Check FDA Compliance

The Startup Magazine

In 1997, the FDA passed something known among compliance experts as 21 CFR Part 11 – or Code of Federal Regulations title 21, part 11 of which covers electronic records and signatures, but back in 1997, healthcare computing was a much less complex area, and 21 CFR has since been clarified.

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Funding for Women-Owned Businesses

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Female entrepreneurship has been on a steady rise in the United States, with the number of women-owned businesses nearly doubling between 1997 and 2017.

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Marketing Is About Values

crowdSPRING Blog

The transformation that turned Apple from a niche player into an industry giant started when Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997. Apple’s Think Different campaign (which ran from 1997 to 2002) focused on the brand and not on specific products.

Today ecommerce saves customers money and time tomorrow it will accelerate discovery

The Equity Kicker

I’ve just re-read Jeff Bezos 1997 letter to shareholders. It’s a great example of clear story telling and bold strategy, but most importantly Bezos’ judgement is amazing, and much of it stands the test of time.

Why Now Is The Right Time For New Green Technology

YoungUpstarts

It took a big advance in technology combined with rising gasoline prices to prepare consumers to finally accept hybrid power, and they did so with the 1997 arrival of the Toyota Prius — more than 100 years after the first electric car. by Barry Stiles , founder and CEO of TRUEGRID Pavers.

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How AI And Big Data Are Changing Century-Old Media Companies

YoungUpstarts

It has stood behind its paywall since 1997, trusting that customers interested in its content would pay upwards of $200 a year for it.

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March 3-6, Birmingham, AL: Alternative Investing Conference

David Teten

This conference is an evolution of the Alternative Investment Roundup that the executives at SSBC designed, developed and ran each February in Arizona from 1997 through 2008.

When VCs Don’t B t You

Feld Thoughts

The prior fund that I had co-founded – Mobius Venture Capital – had blown up after having a very successful first fund in 1997. I know many entrepreneurs who feel that VCs have played them, gamed them, deceived them, or bullshitted them. But this doesn’t only happen to entrepreneurs. VCs play this game with VCs all the time. One of our deeply held beliefs at Foundry Group is that there is no value in b *g anyone.

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How Chat Bots Can Help You Grow Your Business

Duct Tape Marketing

Warner was one of the pioneers of the internet startup scene — starting online in 1997 and growing his business into a multi-million dollar venture. How Chat Bots Can Help You Grow Your Business written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Andrew Warner.

5 Startup Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

They opened a local salon in 1997 and did everything themselves. If you have the entrepreneurial spirit and want to start your own business, use these 5 startup tips from the experts to get your idea off the ground.

Three Common Expense Tracking Mistakes

YoungUpstarts

William Olsen, CPA, Co-Founder and Director of Deductr been in the tax industry for 20 years and a licensed CPA since 1997. by William Olsen, CPA, Co-founder and VP of Product Development at Deductr.

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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.

Early 2014 Harvest for Napa Valley—Hard Data Provides Perspective on the Impact of Global Warming

Pascal's View

Today, 1997 is the leader. Finally, 2014 is has the fourth highest GDD accumulation, trailing only 2013, 1997, and 1996. These include this year, the year with the most accumulated GDD (1997), the year with the least accumulated GDD (1998), and the 21-year average.

Is Design Thinking, Artful?

YoungUpstarts

Artful Thinkers remind us that the “crazy ones” – a term coined in the famous 1997 Apple ad — are people who change the world by taking a naïve stance, trusting in imperfection and their own visceral experience to journey from not knowing to partial knowing.

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Franchises Finding International Niches

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Kentucky Fried Chicken first came to Vietnam in 1997 through the vision of Singapore entrepreneur and franchisee Tony Chew. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Tony Chew: KFC Vietnam. One of the more active regions for international franchising is Southeast Asia.