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Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011 - NextWala

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Learning from Slideshares Founders. Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011. Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011. We've come a long way in mobile from 2000 to 2011 and I'm excited about where the industry is heading.   2000 2011.

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Five Recruiting Metrics Every Founder Should Track

View from Seed

Ask a founder of a growing startup what they need most, and you’ll often get an answer along the lines of, “We need great people, and we need them fast.”. Founders furiously work their networks, post open positions on every reasonable-looking job board, and hope to quickly start hiring.

Leadership Mistakes Plague Every Startup Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Thankfully, most mistakes won’t be as spectacular as the America Online merger with Time Warner for $350 billion, back in 2000, engineered by then superstar entrepreneurs Stephen M.

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

Feld Thoughts

I learned this lesson 127 times between 2000 and 2005. 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. I have two simple rules for founders in my head from this experience. Deal with reality as a founder as well as an investor group and avoid this complexity – just clean up your cap table instead.

How should a startup founder value her time?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Almost no startup founder values her time properly. Consultants know exactly what their time is worth: their hourly rate. As they say, it’s how much “the market will bear.”

Dilution concerns by founders and investors

Taffy Williams

The phenomenon became a real issue as the year 2000 bubble burst for technology. What is the dollar value of your ownership in the company? Investors and co-workers in your startup often express dilution concerns.

From co-founder to ousted CEO of 500px: Trials, errors, and lessons learned

The Next Web

Its history, however, has been a bumpy ride, which ended for its co-founder Oleg Gutsol last year, with him being ousted from the CEO role and the company itself.

Useful Books for Founders - NextWala

NextWala

Learning from Slideshares Founders. Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011. Do More Faster – 10 Lessons that Many Founders Dont Follow » November 16, 2010. Useful Books for Founders. Here’s a list of books that I recommend to founders. NextWala.

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The Forgotten Founder: YouSendIt’s Khalid Shaikh

Inc Startups

In Silicon Valley offices , the framed founder's doodle is as common as jewel-toned furniture and quirky conference-room names. Like so many entrepreneurs, Shaikh moved to Silicon Valley in 2000 with dreams of launching a tech company. The co-founders decided to get more funding.

Startup Founders Should Flip Burgers

Both Sides of the Table

million which closed the first week of March 2000 – a week before the market crashed. I did almost every VC meeting myself save for when one of my co-founders, Tim Barker, was in town. This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.

From Founder to Employee: The Surprisingly Smooth Post-Acquisition Transition

Inc Startups

Two successful founders discuss the transition from entrepreneur to employee --and how the transition is a lot smoother than you might think. Some (even after a successful IPO ) are acquired by other companies and their founders stay on to help continue what they started. Marcel: I had done an IPO in 2000. Many startups die on the vine. A number become thriving businesses. A few go public.

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More Advice from Class of 1999 MBA Entrepreneurs

Launching Tech Ventures

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 More Advice from Class of 1999 MBA Entrepreneurs by Tom Eisenmann I recently wrote some former students from the HBS MBA classes of 1999 and 2000, asking what advice theyd give to current students considering an entrepreneurial path.

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First-Time Founder? 9 Things to Know

Inc Startups

After selling a major share of Azoogle (now part of Epic Media Group ), the online advertising business they founded in 2000, they started selling… pet food. Two serial entrepreneurs set out to succeed where Pets.com failed.

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Big Data On Demand

Peter Levine

While big data is one of the newer parts of the infrastructure stack — and should have been architected and delivered as a service from the start — an estimated 90+% of Fortune 2000 companies carry out their big data analytics on-premise. The Cazena founders were former leaders at Netezza, the big data appliance leader that went public and was acquired by IBM for $1.7 Prat Moghe , founder & CEO of Cazena, previously led strategy, product and marketing at Netezza.

Marketing is Design: Three Words that Increased My E-commerce.

Software By Rob

Im a serial web entrepreneur here to share what Ive learned in my 11 years as a self-funded startup founder.

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

Both Sides of the Table

If a company has reached a level of success, has been around for a few years and you believe the company has potential to break out into a much bigger company then you should let the founders take money off of the table. On a panel that I sat on with Ron in LA in 2008 he stated that there were no circumstances in which the founder should take money off of the table. Founders however are asked to take low salaries and never really get back the time they worked for free.

What This Fast-Growing Company Learned From Surviving an IPO Disaster

Inc Startups

Founded in 2000, software makerMindbodyreached$101 million in sales in 2015--the same year it had an IPO. Co-founder Rick Stollmeyerreflects on the challenges and lessons learned aftertaking the company public

My Biggest Mistake: Launching a Tech Company Without a Technical Co-Founder

Inc Startups

In other words, for the first time since the 2000 tech bubble, it felt like open season for startups. Ryan Buckley and his partners sank $70K into a tech startup they didn''t have the know-how to maintain. It took them three years to recover.

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Your Wall Is Dingy

Feld Thoughts

We had just acquired a company (I don’t remember which one or in which city) sometime in 2000. I was visiting the company post acquisition and wandering down the main hallway with the founder of the company we had just acquired. ” We kept walking, I did a Q&A thing with the founder and the company, and then went out to a mellow company lunch celebration type thing. Founder: “You told me the wall needed to be painted.”

The Lindy Effect on startup potential

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Will you ever get 2000? I hope so, but most companies that do get 100 never get 2000. ” Going from 1000 to 2000 in six months is more like it.). This is why investors (and founders) wishing to build enormous companies are so fixated on hyper-growth (not just growth).

Founder Institute Coming to Denver

Feld Thoughts

A handful of folks that I know and respect have gotten involved in the Founder Institute’ Denver program. Andy Vuong of the Denver Post wrote a nice article on it titled Founder Institute is training minds for a great idea. In the case of the Founder Institute, it has a very different tempo and dynamic than TechStars per their weekly agenda. Tags: Entrepreneurship conference founder institute

Life Is Good Founder: 'Most Powerful Tool for Social Change? Capitalism'

Inc Startups

Bert Jacobs, the founder of Life Is Good, explains how he stumbled on a winning business strategy. (No, So in 2000, he and his brother organized a pumpkin festival to raise money for children's charities.

Do More Faster ? 10 Lessons that Many Founders Don't Follow.

NextWala

Learning from Slideshares Founders. Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011. « Useful Books for Founders | Main. Do More Faster – 10 Lessons that Many Founders Dont Follow. Engage great mentors – Emily Olson : Many founders say they don’t have time to do this.

Rover Cuddles Up to $12 Million

Feld Thoughts

We learned this dynamic in the early 2000’s with our investment in ServiceMagic. We loved the two founders, Michael Beaudoin and Rodney Rice, but knew very little about marketplace businesses or the home improvement category. In 2000, Michael and Rodney cut the business drastically, changed the business model to a lead-fee system, which they pioneered online. Today, Rover announced that Menlo Ventures has led a new $12m round of financing.

Not Everyone Is “Killing” It: How & When to Admit It

Agile VC

A population of founders, employees, investors, advisors, and others all aligned in trying to build large disruptive businesses is naturally prone to lofty, even over-the-top language. Note: This post also published at NextView’s blog for seed stage companies The View From Seed.

Should this startup exist? Converting 5W’s into existential justification

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

When investors interrogate founders, these interrogatives arise, but with a twist: Adding the word “why” in front of each. PayPal failed in 2000 at its stated mission to invent a new form of currency (though it pivoted to something else), but Bitcoin seems to be succeeding in 2016.

LiveOak Venture Partners Sees Lots of Quality Startup Deals in Austin and Texas

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Right now is the best time to be in the venture capital business in Austin. In 2000, during the Dot Com boom, an enormous amount of money flowed into companies even though they did not have viable ideas and were also not disciplined with spending money, said […] The post LiveOak Venture Partners Sees Lots of Quality Startup Deals in Austin and Texas appeared first on SiliconHills.

The Trouble with Paul Graham and Female Founders

Inc Startups

That was my surprised reaction to Graham''s recent post on female founders, which he wrote as a rebuttal to the kerfuffle over some of his recent comments. As a result of those comments, Graham, the co-founder of the incubator Y Combinator , was accused of sexism.

Not Every Startup Is “Killing It” (How to Speak Up During Tough Times)

View from Seed

A population of founders, employees, investors, advisors, and others all aligned in trying to build large disruptive businesses is naturally prone to lofty, even over-the-top language.

My Management Lessons from Three Failed Startups, Google, Apple, Dropbox, Twitter and Square

Redeye VC

It was the year 2000, she was the founder and CEO of Juice Software, and she had blocked off her whole morning to make this decision. Kim Scott had one thing to do that day. She was going to price her product. The moment she stepped off the elevator, she was met by co-worker after co-worker who needed and wanted to talk to her — one about a health concern, another about his kid excelling at school, another about a disintegrating marriage.

Accelerate Your Startup With Help From An Incubator

Startup Professionals Musings

According to the National Business Incubator Association ( NBIA ), there are over 7,000 of these locations worldwide, and new online versions springing up all over the place, like Founders Space in Silicon Valley. Peer-to-peer networking with other startups and founders in the same stage.

Playing Startup

Agile VC

My first startup job was as an early employee at PayPal, where I took a job at the end of ‘1999 and started a few months later in 2000. Additionally, a lot of people today work in startups or want to work in startups or want to be founders, which overall is a great thing.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 43: Dakin Sloss and Ajeet Singh

Steve Blank

A startup founder needs to never lose sight of the vision, but be extremely adaptable to pretty much everything else. And realizing your vision as a founder takes equal parts determination and flexibility. The show follows the journeys of founders who share what it takes to build a startup – from restaurants to rocket scientists, to online gifts to online groceries and more. Ajeet Singh , co-founder of ThoughtSpot , provider of search-driven analytics.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 43: Dakin Sloss and Ajeet Singh

Steve Blank

A startup founder needs to never lose sight of the vision, but be extremely adaptable to pretty much everything else. And realizing your vision as a founder takes equal parts determination and flexibility. The show follows the journeys of founders who share what it takes to build a startup – from restaurants to rocket scientists, to online gifts to online groceries and more. Ajeet Singh , co-founder of ThoughtSpot , provider of search-driven analytics.

Playing Startup

View from Seed

My first startup job was as an early employee at PayPal, where I took a job at the end of ‘1999 and started a few months later in 2000. Additionally, a lot of people today work in startups or want to work in startups or want to be founders, which overall is a great thing.

The public invisibility of running mid-stage successful companies

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Some come from lessons you can only learn in the field with 2000+ servers and 100,000+ installations of an application. Keith Rabois famously quipped , “I don’t know of a single successful CEO or entrepreneur who blogs regularly.”

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A week in Australia

David Cohen

We met with a group of founders who were all successfully building startups there. I’m writing this on my way back from Australia. Brad Feld and I just visited several cities on this trip to learn more about the great startup communities there.

BigDoor Acquires OneTrueFan

Feld Thoughts

In this case, BigDoor gains access to a team of incredibly talented entrepreneurs (led OneTrueFan co-founders Eric Marcoullier and Todd Samson ), thousands of publishers, and tech that fits perfectly into BigDoor’s gamified loyalty platform. Between the two of them they have co-founded IGN.com (IPO in 2000, acquired by NewsCorp in 2005), MyBlogLog (acquired by Yahoo in ’07) and Gnip (which I’m an investor in).

Bringing Depression Out of The Shadows In Startups

Feld Thoughts

The last three months of 2001 were awful for me after an 18-month stretch from the peak of the Internet bubble — spring 2000 through Sept. Q: What would you say to a founder who’s grappling with depression but feeling their success might hinge on not letting it be known? I’ve been very open about my struggles with depression over the years.

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The Golden Age of the Boston Internet Entrepreneur

Genuine VC

There are a couple classic archetypes of internet/software founders, including the genius college student cooking up something quirky but ultimately disruptive in his dorm room who launches his company straight out of undergrad.