Are Things Moving Faster Than In 1999?

Feld Thoughts

The name kind of says it all. In 1999 things were moving so theoretically quickly that everything was a total blur. The post Are Things Moving Faster Than In 1999? 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?”

28 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name

Hearpreneur

What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Whatever the inspiration or relation may be, the naming of your business is one of the most important parts of becoming a CEO. My company name is 3 Leaf Tea. We had a few criteria for the name. or My Name LLC.

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24 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

Hearpreneur

What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Whatever the inspiration or relation may be, the naming of your business is one of the most important parts of becoming a CEO. 2- A name to push back against antiquated industry practices. 3- Used my name as part of it.

Brand-Owned Terms: The Power—and Process—of Naming a Movement

ConversionXL

While the term was new, many of the ideas aligned with “ permission marketing ,” which Seth Godin brought into marketers’ consciousness in 1999 and contrasted with “interruption marketing.” If you don’t name something, then it doesn’t become real.”. Inbound marketing.

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15 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name

Hearpreneur

What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Whatever the inspiration or relation may be, the naming of your business is one of the most important parts of becoming a CEO. 1 – A Name to Trust. The name of our company came from the name of our flagship product.

Returns for brand-name VC funds

finance.fortune.cnn.com

Exclusive: Returns for brand-name VC funds By Dan Primack August 20, 2012: 12:15 PM ET. The information is based on part of a confidential year-end 2011 investment report distributed to investors in a fund-of-funds that made commitments between 1999 and 2001. The Buzz. Term Sheet.

The unimportance of product names

37signals.com

Established 1999 in Chicago. The unimportance of product names. Don’t waste too much time on picking a perfect name for your product. And what about picking a name that’s available as a domain? Obsessing over a name is an easy time trap to fall into when you should be focused on more important obstacles (i.e. I was burned out by the time I was half way through picking the name, domain name, and working on the layout.

Smooth-Stone Changes Name to Calxeda; Adds Hires

Austin Startup

The new name, Calxeda , pronounced “Cal-zeh-dah,” is a derivative of the Latin for “Smooth-Stone.” Before that, Baughman was with Marvell and Intel, joining the latter after nine years at Dialogic Corporation, which was acquired by Intel in mid 1999. Calxeda has also moved into a new corporate headquarters in Austin, space that enables its expansion plans, and has launched a new website to accompany the new company naming.

10 years of entrepreneurship

Startup Lessons Learned

In the summer of 1999, I started working on a startup from my college dorm. Id been on the internet since I was playing MUDs as a kid, but by 1999 I felt Id already missed the boat. All the good domain names were taken, all the good ideas were being implemented. If Id bought just a handful of the "best of the rest" domain names that were available at the time (for a whopping $70 each), I probably could have just retired right then.

The Average Startup Overnight Success Takes Six Years

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on a small sample of household names from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, he is an optimist. Google - Larry Page and Sergey Brin started working on Google in 1996 – but three years later in 1999, few people had even heard of it yet. He later changed the name to Facebook.

Apply Hospitality-Driven Thinking to Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Back in 1999, Amazon patented a feature and changed their own process and on-line commerce forever: One-click purchasing, versus re-entering name, address, and credit card information for every transaction. I just finished a new book by Stephen J.

Can You Beat Amazon In The Race To Overnight Success?

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on a small sample of household names from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, he is an optimist. Google - Larry Page and Sergey Brin started working on Google in 1996 – but three years later in 1999, few people had even heard of it yet. He later changed the name to Facebook.

How Long Should It Take For a Startup to Succeed?

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on a small sample of household names from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, he is an optimist. Google - Larry Page and Sergey Brin started working on Google in 1996 – but three years later in 1999, few people had even heard of it yet. He later changed the name to Facebook.

Guess How Long Overnight Success Really Takes

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on a small sample of household names from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, he is an optimist. Google - Larry Page and Sergey Brin started working on Google in 1996 – but three years later in 1999, few people had even heard of it yet. He later changed the name to Facebook.

I’m a little Dewey: Honoring the spirit of Dewey Winburne

Austin Startup

Because, regardless of whether you never met Dewey Winburne before he died in 1999 or have never even heard the name before, Dewey is a symbol for Austin and its tumultuous, joyous, [.]. mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich Chances are, you may have never heard of Dewey Winburne, especially if you are somewhat new to Austin. I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time to help change that possibility, in a small way.

[Singapore][Competition] Applications For 14th Start-Up@Singapore Now Open

YoungUpstarts

Organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Entrepreneurship Society and aimed at encouraging youth entrepreneurship, Start-Up@Singapore started in 1999 as a business plan but has now grown to be much bigger.

Every Entrepreneur Dreams of an Overnight Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on a small sample of household names from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, he is an optimist. Google - Larry Page and Sergey Brin started working on Google in 1996 – but three years later in 1999, few people had even heard of it yet. He later changed the name to Facebook. Every startup founder knows implicitly that startup success is a long hard road. Yet we always dream that we are the exception to the rule.

Overnight Startup Successes Usually Take Years

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on a small sample of household names from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, he is an optimist. Google - Larry Page and Sergey Brin started working on Google in 1996 – but three years later in 1999, few people had even heard of it yet. He later changed the name to Facebook.

My Commencement Speech?—?Life at Your Crossroads

Both Sides of the Table

The right company and colleagues are better than the perfect title, role or brand name. It was 1999 and I had valuable Internet skills. My Commencement Speech?—?Life Life at Your Crossroads Photo by Justin Luebke on Unsplash Crossroads Cal Poly Pomona! What’s up!?!

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20 years ago Raj and I started a little company together in our dorm room…

Jeff Hilimire

It was there that I was placed with a roommate named Raj Choudhury , a skinny British kid who was immediately the most interesting person I had ever met. 1999 – Here we are hanging out in our 2nd office – my parents’ basement.

Back In The Filtering Game: Entrepreneur Drawn by The Siren Call Of The Startup

YoungUpstarts

In 1999, my brother Aaron and I started InternetSafety.com. Safe Eyes had been named the #1 parental control product out of 11 products tested by Consumer Reports. In 1999, he started InternetSafety.com with his brother. by Shane Kenny, founder of Filtersnap.

No Vision All Drive

Feld Thoughts

If you recognize David Cohen’s name, but not David Brown’s, you have a new David in your world. I love origin stories.

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CuddleCovers Turns Pillows Into Toys

YoungUpstarts

Launched in December 2011, these pillow covers come with names like Louie the Lion, Izzy the Unicorn, Barry the Bear, Kit the Cat, Max the Dog, and Donn the Dinosaur, in the name of helping a child to sleep.

It’s Better to Beg for Forgiveness than to Ask for Permission

Both Sides of the Table

In 1999 I was working in the London offices of Andersen Consulting. He told me that he was leading the project globally and gave me the name of the lead Japanese partner.

Hardware, IoT, and the Long Arc of the Internet

Agile VC

You can probably think of household names in each of those categories. I’m still waiting for the internet-connected refrigerator I was promised in 1999 that would order milk automatically.

The Crazy Marketing Campaigns That Actually Worked

YoungUpstarts

The positive reception of the brand increased to the point of being named Tech Company of the Year by USA Today. In 1999, eCommerce company, Half.com , turned a $100,000 investment into a $300,000,000 sale.

The next phase of innovation

Start Up Blog

Only one of which, was on the list in 1999 – that being Microsoft. The digital era has provided inordinate consumer value through data mobility, entertainment on demand, social connection, digital connectivity, smart devices and ecommerce to name a few.

History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Does Rhyme

Feld Thoughts

If you want a quick taste, go read today’s Fred Wilson’s blog post Coming Up With A Better Name For NYC’s Tech Community. And Fred has been ranting about this since at least 2008 when he made a public plea to bury the name Silicon Alley. In 2015 there’s apparently a new effort in New York to rekindle with force the name Silicon Alley. At one point that fund was up over 2x on paper (TVPI for those of you that like names for the different VC metrics.)

The Harder I Work, The Luckier I Get

Both Sides of the Table

If you take a snapshot during an extraordinary surge in valuations, M&A activity, IPOs and thus wealth creation you’d echo John Doerr’s famous quote from 1999 that, “The Internet is the greatest legal creation of wealth in history.&# Overnight success.

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Corporate Advisor and Lecturer Helping Connect Manufacturers to End Users

Hearpreneur

How did you come up with your business name? TRADECONDUCTOR – I came up with the name because CONDUCTOR means either a person who directs the performance of an orchestra or choir. Women in business are on the rise. Soulaima Gourani is a lecturer, corporate advisor, and author.

No Business Plan Survives First Contact With A Customer – The 5.2 billion dollar mistake.

Steve Blank

And they rolled all of this up into a set of financial forecasts with a “size of market” forecast from brand name management consulting firms that said they’d have 42 million customers by 2002. iridium-9500 satellite phone ~1999.

Thank you to the Austin Technology Incubator at UT Austin for creating the Austin startup scene as…

Austin Startup

When I came to Austin in 1999, ATI was one of the only organizations supporting entrepreneurs in Texas. It meant a lot to me that Laura Kilcrease was there in person to present the award which is named after her as the founding Executive Director of ATI.

Hyperlocal Marketing: A Tried And True Method For Successful Online Marketing

YoungUpstarts

In 1999, search results were fairly objective. So will pages published on a domain name the user visits frequently. Hope is a beautiful thing, but if you’re holding onto the dream of ranking for competitive national keywords, it’s time to let that one go.

PC For Rent – How To Make Money Searching For Extraterrestrial Intelligence

YoungUpstarts

Another important project was launched in 1999 at the UC Berkeley which has arguably become the most famous example of the volunteer computing model — the SETI@home program (if there’s a “@home” suffix in the name of a project it means that it involves exclusively home computers).

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Investing in and Joining the Board of Rover.com

Feld Thoughts

Seth and I worked together on ServiceMagic in the 1999 – 2004 time frame (IAC acquired it in 2004 for $180m) so we had a deep understanding of how a heavily metric-based buy/sell marketplace worked. We just announced Foundry Group’s investment in Rover.com this morning. We led a $7m financing in the leader in digital dog boarding that connects dog owners with approved, reviewed, and insured sitters.

“Hello, Want to Buy IPO Shares?” 13 Years Ago I Said No.

Diego Basch

One fine day in June of 1999 I was sitting at my desk, writing code, in the zone. My name is Diego, so my odds of being interested in a Spanish-language portal were relatively high. In the late nineties, internet IPOs were all the rage.

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Hardware, IoT, and the Long Arc of the Internet

Agile VC

You can probably think of household names in each of those categories. I’m still waiting for the internet-connected refrigerator I was promised in 1999 that would order milk automatically.

Bitesize Tuesday: Fifty one, Provigent and Time to Know

VC Cafe

Fabless semiconductor company Provigent is named the most promising startup in Israel by Globes and E&Y – The company had $25 million revenue in 2009 and expects $40 million in sales this year, and has been profitable for 18 months.

Create a Business Plan for Fewer Hassles and Faster Growth

Up and Running

There’s a famous scene in the cult-classic 1999 movie “ Office Space “ where the main character, Peter, is confronted by his boss, Bill. Where possible, be specific with names. As the name suggests, the personas should feel personal.

Twice in a Lifetime

Austin Startup

In 1997 I founded an internet company named Perficient, and it went public in 1999. I’ve been a technologist since I first played with an Apple ][+ with a lower case chip. In the mid 1990s I knew that the internet was a game-changing technology.

When to Use Tabbed Navigation and How to Optimize It

ConversionXL

Category names are relatively short and predictable, both in terms of position and copy (i.e. The entire tab should be clickable, not just the category name (text). Category names should be 1-2 words long and written in plain English.

How Pertino is reinventing the future of business networking

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Over a coffee in a small office in Cupertino (yes, their name is related to their founding hometown), we talked about how it was the right time to build a new networking company due to the confluence of three major trends: cloud, software defined networking (SDN), and the consumerization of IT. Veterans of the networking industry, Craig formerly served as the CEO of Packeteer, a high-flying networking appliance vendor that he took public in 1999 with Scott as his director of engineering.

24 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

After thinking about how much I enjoyed helping her business grow and learning all I could about business structure, marketing, SEO and social media to name a few, I decided to take these new skills and help other small business owners. Each business has a story.