You have to hand it to Larry

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In The New Technology Elite, I cited a 2002 anecdote where Steve Jobs is supposed to have told Dan Wood, founder of Karelia Software, then a partner “You know those handcars, the little machines that people stand on and pump.

How an experienced developer multiplied his productivity.

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

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The chart shows how the US economy is currently shedding jobs at a rate much higher than in the most recent recessions (2002 and 1990).

Prevailing Wisdom

Mucker Lab

2002 – “the social network fad is over”. 2002 – “Information Technology is not a competitive advantage”. 2002 – “Consumer electronics is a low margin and highly competitive industry”. 1994 – “Consumers are fickle and unpredictable.

We Were Right – Just a Decade Early

Feld Thoughts

2002 was the Trough of Disillusionment. 2001 – 2002 was the collapse to the Trough. This is a line my friend Jerry Colonna uses when something like the AT&T – Time Warner deal occurs.

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

David Cohen

By 2002 the NASDAQ had fallen by nearly 80%. 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.

Playing Startup

View from Seed

But the first real time we had a big celebration and folks felt like we’d “made it” was the party we held in the parking lot on February 14, 2002 when PayPal went public. I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling.

DUDE Agency Podcast – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur

Duct Tape Marketing

John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing , shares how his marketing consulting firm grew from a book published in 2002 into a marketing system that’s used to help agency owners and their clients achieve great results. DUDE Agency Podcast – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

The wrong question: Is now the right time to start a company?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

I started Smart Bear in a recession (2002) and it went great. The answer is always yes. But it’s the wrong question. I’ve been explaining for eight years why recessions are a great time to start a company.

5 Stages In Leading Paradigm Shift Levels Of Change

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, I still remember when Dean Kamen launched the Segway Human Transporter in 2002, predicting a transportation paradigm shift, and geared up to sell 10,000 per week for the next five years.

Reinventing Austin Women in Technology


When it started, in 2002, it was fueled by the [.] BY SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News The way advisory board member Sherry Lowry remembers it, Austin Women in Technology used to be the one place in Austin where women with the audacity to infiltrate the Old Geeks network—and women intrigued by technology—could converge. The post Reinventing Austin Women in Technology appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Technology

Early Stage VCs – Be Careful Out There

Feld Thoughts

By 2002 investments at the seed level had evaporated (there were almost no seed financings happening). In addition to our own funds, we are investors in a number of other early-stage VC funds as part of our Foundry Group Next strategy. Yesterday, in one of the quarterly updates that we get, I saw the following paragraph. “Historically, the $10 million valuation mark has been somewhat of a ceiling for seed stage startups.

Alice Seba: How This Canadian Mother-Of-Three Sold Over A Million Dollars Worth Of Content Other People Created by Yaro Starak

? [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Alice Seba started out online in 2002, after the birth of her first child. She wanted to figure out a way to avoid working a job so she could spend more time with her son. The post Alice Seba: How This Canadian Mother-Of-Three Sold Over A Million Dollars Worth Of Content Other People Created appeared first on Do you have an online business but hate writing content?

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Why Young Entrepreneurs Should Start Investing In Coins


A 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle was sold at an auction for more than $7 million in 2002. Entrepreneurs are getting younger these days. It’s not surprising to see 20-somethings creating innovations, starting their businesses, investing in the stock market, and more.

Bitcoin: things only grow this fast when something important is happening

The Equity Kicker

In around 2002 I was stuck in my hotel room in Egypt due to food poisoning and the only English TV available was an American business channel. Coindesk just published their quarterly ‘ State of Bitcoin ‘ presentation.

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Manage And Schedule Appointments With TimeCenter


Marie had been running a web development shop nicmar media since 2002, and had developed an online appointment scheduler for two of Sweden’s biggest companies in 2005.

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

View from Seed

We went public in 2002 and eBay bought the company later that year for over $1.5 The startup ecosystem is often full of hyperbole, which is perfectly understandable when you think about it.

The Great Winnowing of World Cup & The Startup Ecosystem

Agile VC

Picture I took in 2002 of WC stadium Daegu, South Korea. Those of you who know me are probably aware that I’m a rabid soccer (football) fan.

You Don’t Need To Change Your Company Culture To Attract Millennials


Deutser launched his firm in 2002. by Brad Deutser, president of Deutser LLC. Employers spend a lot of time puzzling over what they need to do to attract millennials and how to retain those young employees once they hire them.

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Playing Startup

Agile VC

But the first real time we had a big celebration and folks felt like we’d “made it” was the party we held in the parking lot on February 14, 2002 when PayPal went public.

5 Steps To Strategy Tuning Through Machine Learning

Startup Professionals Musings

Way back in 2002, Jeff Bezos at Amazon issued an ultimatum to completely institute internal APIs within the company, and later to their millions of suppliers.

Business Lessons Often Ignored In The Heat Of Passion

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, the personal motorized scooter Segway was announced as disruptive technology way back in 2002, but is still not a successful business. Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that their idea and passion are so great that failure is not a possibility. They relate quickly to one of the big successes out there today, including Facebook, Airbnb, or Snap, and can give you a dozen reasons that they are in the same category.

The Long And Short Of Rebranding Your Business


In 2002, Hewlett Packard signed a merger agreement with Compaq that would bring together the computer hardware businesses of the two businesses, each with revenues of over $40 billion. So between 2002 and 2007, Compaq continued to use their logo with little change.

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How to Divide Founder Equity: 4 Criteria to Discuss

View from Seed

For example, when we started LinkedIn at the end of 2002, each member of the founding team essentially had a couple chunks of founders’ common stock.

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Vital Tips For Small Businesses And Entrepreneurs During Covid-19  


Titus III, CPA/PFS, AIFA is the founder of AMDG Financial and AMDG Business Advisory Services in 2002.

Entrepreneurs: Don’t Make This Costly Financial Planning Mistake


adapted from “ The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Financial Well-Being “ AMDG Financial and AMDG Business Advisory Services in 2002, he spent fifteen years at two large accounting firms, working with Fortune 50 clients.

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A Look at What’s Fueling Startup Investments in Colombia


In 2002, the city established Medellín ACI at (Medillín, is the Agency for Investment and Cooperation. The Latin American startup scene is attracting more and more attention and investments.

It Can All Go To Zero

Feld Thoughts

” In 2002 Interliant went bankrupt and the stock went to $0. Perspective can be a useful thing. Cryptocurrencies have had a bad 24 hours. Last night Amy and I watched The Big Short for the second time. If you’ve never seen it, it’s a must watch movie.

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The Blockchain: Ending Data Hacks

View from Seed

In 2002, online commerce accounted for just 1.6% Remember when we were scared to buy things online?

It’s Time to Play Moneyball: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

Until 2002 – when the Oakland A’s’ baseball team took advantage of analytical metrics of player performance to field a team that competed successfully against much richer competitors.

New Survey from Fenwick & West Looks at Angel Funding Landscape


Since 2002, the law form of Fenwick & West has conducted a venture capital survey, a response to "the burst of the 'dot-come bubble' and a desire to provide the entrepreneurial community with objective information about the status of the venture environment."

Every Generation Learns The Same Lessons

Feld Thoughts

Last night, at the Aspen Entrepreneurs event, I was asked to describe several failures and I rolled out my story about Interliant, which, for a period of time (1999 – 2000) appeared to be hugely successful before going bankrupt in 2002.

Neff Headwear Makes Headway In Fashion And Culture


So Neff started Neff Headwear in 2002, which began as a clothing company selling shirts and hats – he would buy 99-cent headbands and take a paint pen to them, and giving those to friends to help promote the brand.

Taking Corporate VC: When It Makes Sense

View from Seed

Fortunately we proved skeptics wrong and every one of these strategic investors made a tidy 2.5 – 3x return once PayPal IPO’d in 2002 and then was acquired by eBay later that year.

Category Collapse

Feld Thoughts

If you lived through the Internet-bubble between 1999 and 2002 you know this cycle well. It’s the second week of December, which is about the time that all of the predictions for 2019 start occurring. Last week’s announcements of the confidential S-1 filing of Lyft, Uber, and Slack helped prime the pump for some of these. By the way, did anyone other than me think it was a strange turn of events that companies are now announcing their confidential S-1 filing?

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Israelis Getting More Recognition for Brain than their Brawn

VC Cafe

Danny has become the 6th Israeli to win the Nobel prize in a scientific field since the year 2002, and the 10th Israeli to win a Nobel Prize overall. Israelis have accumulated four Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, and two in Economics since 2002.

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Bottoms Up Everyone: A New Economic Revolution Is Upon Us


Between 2002 and 2012, enterprises with over 1000 employees lost over a 1 million employees. by Bill Clerico, CEO of WePay. Internet commerce technology has unleashed the capabilities of ordinary Americans to take matters into their own hands and craft—often literally—their own livelihoods.

[Singapore] Westin Returns, Sets Up In Central Business District


It’s been over a decade since Westin left Singapore’s shores; the hotel chain sold off its two properties – The Westin Stamford and The Westin Plaza – to Swissôtel and Raffles Hotel in 2002, after the brand’s own acquisition by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in 1998.

The Trouble with Venture Capital Data

This is going to be BIG.

Sounds like a huge amount, but only later does he say that only " 476 funds which had known Net IRR values, the overwhelming majority of which were from vintage 2002, or more recently." Conservatively, though, this data set of mostly 2002 or later funds would cover about 4 funds from each firm given that timeframe. 2) Saying "long term returns" when you only have vintage 2002 and after data is a joke.

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Larry Page

Scott Edward Walker

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Each week, we share a favorite video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.

What Are Pre-Seed Rounds and Why Do They Exist?

View from Seed

In the years immediately prior to the popularity of institutional seed investing (I’m using a time frame of 2002 – 2007), the early-stage financing landscape looked similar to the first segment of the chart. This is the first of several blog posts discussing pre-seed rounds.

4 Key Tips For Getting Your Product Or Service To Launch (And Why Launching Reduces Startup Fear)


But in 2002, Anytime Fitness succeeded by introducing just a couple of fresh components – 24/7/365 access for members and convenient locations in neighborhood strip malls. by Ken Burke, founder and CEO of The entrepreneurNOW! Network.