Emotional Lessons From the Collapse of the Internet Bubble

Feld Thoughts

That perfectly describes how 2001 felt to me. In 2001, I was on the board of four public companies (and was co-chairman of two of them which I had been a co-founder of.) My moment of capitulation came sometime in the early summer of 2001. Until that day in the summer of 2001, my emotional well-being was much too connected to my financial well-being. Entrepreneurship 2001 internet bubble robert frost

A new decade: From consumerization to commercialization of technology

deal architect

Steve Jobs said that to Time magazine soon after launching the iPod in 2001. “I would rather compete with Sony than compete in another product category with Microsoft.” It signaled the start of a trend Gartner would later call “consumerization

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CES: The year of automation

deal architect

CES has traditionally been a harbinger of technology and societal trends with the products that are launched there: 1981 saw the introduction of the camcorder, 1991 the Interactive CD, 2001 the Microsoft Xbox and 2011 was the year of the. Industry Commentary

Ray Dalio’s Principles of Success

Feld Thoughts

My abyss happened between 2001 and 2003 and, while I wasn’t alone in my mistakes as Dalio was in his, I related deeply to it. I became a Ray Dalio fan earlier this year when I read his book Principles.

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OwnLocal Acquires Print2Web

SiliconHills

Print2Web, founded in 2001 in St. Austin-based OwnLocal announced its acquisition of Print2Web, a digital service provider to the newspaper industry, on Monday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Petersburg, Florida, was one of the first companies to digitize print ads for newspapers. The company works with more than 450 newspapers and […] The post OwnLocal Acquires Print2Web appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

a16z Podcast: Scaling Companies… and Culture

Ben's Blog

It was founded on 2001, IPO’d in 2008, and was acquired by SAP in … talent managementIn this episode of the a16z Podcast sharing more founder stories, Ben Horowitz interviews a16z partner Lars Dalgaard about SuccessFactors, one of the earlier software-as-a-service companies. (It

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Covid-19: Senator Bill Frist, M.D. Second Opinion Podcast

Feld Thoughts

Dr. Schuchat played key roles in CDC emergency responses including the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza response, the 2003 SARS outbreak in Beijing, and the 2001 bioterrorist anthrax response.

CSO Research of Austin Merges With MBA Focus

SiliconHills

CSO Research, which makes undergraduate career service software and founded in Austin in 2001, has merged with MBA Focus, based in Dublin, Ohio. MBA Focus, founded in 2003, provides graduate business school career service software and recruitment technology. It works with more than 2,000 companies and students at 75 graduate schools. Erik Mulloy is the […] The post CSO Research of Austin Merges With MBA Focus appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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An Open Letter to Startup Founders Everywhere in a Time of Crisis

David Cohen

In 2001, the towers were hit. March 30, 2020. Founders, I’m talking to you. I’m one of you. Your world and mine are different than they were three weeks ago. A virus has changed everything for your businesses and for your family.

Introducing Services Arbitrage: The Perfect New Business For Non-Experts Looking For A Laptop Lifestyle Income Stream

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

For seven years, from 2001 to 2007, BetterEdit.com was my main project. 2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of a big event in my life – the day I sold my editing company for six figures. It was also the first true Laptop Lifestyle online business I created, providing a full-time.

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View from Seed

Aggregate VC investment in 2009 hits a low of roughly $20B, a figure last seen in 2003 in the wake of the bursting of the dotcom and telecom bubble and 2001 recession. Like many things in life, the VC/startup ecosystem is one of cycles.

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How times have changed in twenty years…

Version One Ventures

We initially launched in Germany before expanding into the UK and France, and then sold the company to our North American competitor AbeBooks in 2001. It was 20 years ago next month that we started JustBooks, creating a marketplace that connected buyers and sellers of used, rare, and out-of-print books. My co-founder Hannes Blum and I joined the AbeBooks HQ and co-led the company for many years until we sold it to Amazon in 2008.

How top VC firms use storytelling to connect with entrepreneur communities

The Next Web

billion to 3,995 deals, with investments in internet-specific companies reaching the highest total since 2001. Research from Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) reveals that in 2013, US venture capitalistscommitted $29.4

The Markets Are Great. but Venture Outcomes Haven’t Changed Much

VC Adventure

Since 2001, financings that have produced a 10X+ returns have fluctuated some but remain modest. A few years back I blogged about the hard data behind venture outcomes and the challenge of creating a venture portfolio that produces strong returns.

The Three Crises

Feld Thoughts

I was decimated in the collapse of the Internet bubble and had an extremely rough business experience from 2001 – 2006 (which I lovingly refer to as “The Grind”).

The Long Arc of A CEO / Investor Friendship

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been involved in Return Path as an investor since 2001 when Return Path and Veripost merged as part of a funding done by Sutter Hill (Greg Sands), Flatiron Partners (Fred Wilson), and Mobius Venture Capital (me). Last week, Return Path announced it was being acquired by Validity.

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They Can’t Kill You And They Can’t Eat You

Feld Thoughts

It’s the summer of 2001. By breakfast in the summer of 2001, the stock was trading under $1 / share. He certainly didn’t have to get up every day and go to the office, which by the summer of 2001 was a real business battle on multiple fronts. In the summer of 2001, I felt guilty about dragging Len into the mess that had become Interliant. The NASDAQ peak is in the rear view mirror. Many Internet companies are struggling.

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Bringing Depression Out of The Shadows In Startups

Feld Thoughts

A: After I became depressed for the second time, in my mid-30s — in 2001 just after Sept. 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. 11, 2001. In 2002, when most of my VC and entrepreneurial colleagues were having a terrible year, I acknowledged how much I had struggled in 2001, although I was still relatively discreet about it.

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

Steve Blank

Between 2001 to 2008, Jobs reinvented the company three times. What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory. Here’s why.

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Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

Steve Blank

Between 2001 to 2008, Jobs reinvented the company three times. What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory. Here’s why.

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"[Osama bin Laden] said at one point that he wants oil to be $144 a barrel"

Hacking Startups

“[Osama bin Laden] said at one point that he wants oil to be $144 a barrel” - Fears, Again, of Oil Supplies at Risk - New York Times, October 14, 2001

"[Osama bin Laden] said at one point that he wants oil to be $144 a barrel"

Hacking Startups

“[Osama bin Laden] said at one point that he wants oil to be $144 a barrel” - Fears, Again, of Oil Supplies at Risk - New York Times, October 14, 2001

We Are Austin Tech: Lloyd Armbrust

Austin Startup

In 2001 he moved into online sales and then worked to built several newspaper websites from the ground up. Lloyd Armbrust has been working in and around newspapers for over 15 years when he started as a circulation call-center manager for the Duluth News-Tribune. In 2008, he started OwnLocal and in 2010 received funding from [.]. Editorial

Vendini Acquires Austin-based CrowdTorch

SiliconHills

Its Vendini third acquisition since its founding in 2001. Vendini, a San Francisco-based live events company, announced Friday it has acquired CrowdTorch, an Austin-based consumer ticket and live event platform, previously owned by Cvent. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vendini plans to keep the CrowdTorch ticketing platform and operate it as […] The post Vendini Acquires Austin-based CrowdTorch appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Ecommerce: How to Survive its Troughs

ReadWriteStart

The rise of ecommerce started in 2001 – during the growth of the commercial availability of the internet in households. On the topic of ecommerce, one wonders to what extent this business model is applicable, and where is it likely to end?

Introducing Services Arbitrage: The Perfect New Business For Non-Experts Looking For A Laptop Lifestyle Income Stream

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

For seven years, from 2001 to 2007, BetterEdit.com was my main online business (I later sold it for $100,000 USD). It was also the first true Laptop Lifestyle online business I created, providing a full-time income stream I could take with me as I traveled the world. When I sold. The post Introducing Services Arbitrage: The Perfect New Business For Non-Experts Looking For A Laptop Lifestyle Income Stream appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com.

How to be self-employed — a guide

The Startup Magazine

More people than ever have taken the plunge to go self-employed; the number of self-employed workers has been increasing in the UK since 2001 — and they now account for around 15% of the working population. Self-employment is on the rise.

No Logical Relation Between Employment And Health Care: Kenneth Arrow

YoungUpstarts

Cara Wick started her banking career in 2001. by Cara Wick, President of Wick Financial. As healthcare makes headlines, I wish more people listened to Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Joseph Arrow.

Startup Fundraising Trends: Ask the VCs

Early Growth Financial Services

This was the largest quarterly investment total since 2001’s first half. The trend continued in 2014: with activity during the six months through June the strongest since the comparable period of 2001. In case you missed our recent webinar, we featured panelists Lucas Nelson, Principal, Gotham VC; Marlon Nichols, Director, Intel Capital; Alan Wink, Director of Capital Markets for EisnerAmper LLP; and Sirk Roh, COO for Early Growth Financial Services.

Don’t Fight Depression

Feld Thoughts

The first half of this year was marked with the deepest depression I’ve had since 2001. As 2013 comes to an end, I feel some relief that what has been a difficult and confusing year is almost behind me.

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How To Prepare Your Business For A Natural Disaster

YoungUpstarts

Founded in 2001, eFileCabinet, Inc. by Jesse Wood, CEO of eFileCabinet. Whether it’s a hurricane, tornado, flood, or earthquake, natural disasters can strike at any time and with very little warning.

Going Beyond Facial Recognition – Why The Future Of Security And Possibilities Lie In Video Analytics

YoungUpstarts

He previously cofounded Scintera, a fabless semiconductor company in 2001. by Abhijit Shanbag, CEO of Graymatics.

5 Practical Tips For Starting Your Own Business In 2020

YoungUpstarts

million people or 12% of the population worked for themselves in 2001. It can be very fulfilling to work for yourself.

[Review] Calling All Grads!

YoungUpstarts

Buscaglia should know something about this topic – after all he’s assigned, written and edited more than 2,000 job-related stories since he started working on the employment content pages for Tribune Media Services since 2001.

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How A Document Management System Brings Better Talent To Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Founded in 2001, eFileCabinet, Inc. by Jesse Wood, CEO of eFileCabinet. In the world of HR, one of the biggest battles is finding and hiring exceptional employees.

Interviewing Lucy Sanders at Entrepreneurs Unplugged on 1/28/15

Feld Thoughts

When she retired from Avaya Labs in 2001, she was CTO, R&D Vice President and Bell Labs Fellow and had about 600 people reporting to her. Lucy Sanders, the founder/CEO of the National Center for Women & Information Technology is a remarkable person. I’ve worked with Lucy since 2005 and she’s done more advancing the cause of engaging women in IT, computer science, and entrepreneurship than anyone I know. As a bonus, she – and NCWIT – are based in Boulder.

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[The Philippines] Harnessing Apps To Tackle Traffic

YoungUpstarts

trillion since 2001 due to traffic – a massive loss in productivity. Traffic in Southeast Asia’s megacities can be notoriously bad – for example, traffic in central Bangkok or Jakarta can come to an absolute standstill by 6pm.

[Singapore][Event] How To Start And Own A Successful Business

YoungUpstarts

He started his business from scratch and grew it into a public-listed company on the Singapore Stock Exchange in 2001. by Elisha Tan, founder of Learnemy.

I Encourage Entrepreneurs To Ignore The Word “Bubble”

Feld Thoughts

In the tech industry, the great Internet bubble inflated between 1999 and 2000 and deflated (or popped) in 2001. I remember it well as 2001 was easily the most challenging year of my business life. I made a lot of mistakes in 1999 and 2000 that I’ve hopefully learned from (I believe I have) and took on a lot of challenging things between 2001 and 2005 which laid the groundwork for the business context that I find myself in today.

Cash Policies for Startups

Feld Thoughts

In 2001, we had several companies lose over $1m (including one that was public that lost $7.5m) in corporate bonds, which were being pushed on startups by the various banks as “safe.” I heard a rumor on a call the other day that some startup companies are starting to keep balance sheet cash in higher yield instruments such as corporate debt. This is apparently becoming trendy again as private companies do $25m+ rounds and end up with a bunch of cash on their balance sheets.

4 Common Paperless Mistakes Business Make

YoungUpstarts

Founded in 2001, eFileCabinet, Inc. By Matt Peterson, President & CEO of eFileCabinet. At this point most businesses are aware that making the shift to paperless is necessary, but many are going about it all wrong.

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Denouement

Agile VC

Aggregate VC investment in 2009 hits a low of roughly $20B, a figure last seen in 2003 in the wake of the bursting of the dotcom and telecom bubble and 2001 recession. Reading Time: 5 minutes. Like many things in life, the VC/startup ecosystem is one of cycles.

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Something New Is F *d Up In My World Every Day

Feld Thoughts

I learned how to deal with this in 2001. By about June I realized that every single day of 2001 had been worse than the previous day. This is one of my favorite lines to use to explain the business life I live.