You have to hand it to Larry

deal architect

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. Cloud Computing, SaaS

How an experienced Asp.net developer multiplied his productivity.

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

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How an experienced Asp.net developer multiplied his productivity.

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

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Altgate

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).

4 Best Business Brokers To Sell A Business

YoungUpstarts

Established in 2002, Synergy Business Brokers helps smaller businesses with annual revenue of $700,000 and $4 million. Using a dual agent business broker can be a great way to sell your business quickly.

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. Consumer products and services are hit driven, it’s really hard to build a scalable consumer company”. Internet). 1996 – “It’s impossible to get to build a billion dollar company selling widgets at $15 and taking $1 commission one at a time”.

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. Consumer products and services are hit driven, it’s really hard to build a scalable consumer company”. Internet). 1996 – “It’s impossible to get to build a billion dollar company selling widgets at $15 and taking $1 commission one at a time”.

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.

Reinventing Austin Women in Technology

SiliconHills

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

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. You’re being bombarded by advice for what to do ( including mine ), and trying to figure out how to make sense of it all and how to apply it to your own business. I’ve started four companies, and my latest is Techstars.

Guerrilla Marketing: Growth Hacking Your Startup

ReadWriteStart

Another really great example of this tactic was in 2002 when Sony hired actors to walk around cities and ask strangers to take selfies with them. Do you have a product or service that you’ve given your heart and soul for? Have you fought tooth and nail for your product and service?

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. We started working nights and weekends in late 2002 when some of the founding team were wrapping up their prior day jobs and then everybody was full time on LinkedIn by January 2003. I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling.

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

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com 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 Entrepreneurs-Journey.com. Do you have an online business but hate writing content?

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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.

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. A refrain I often hear from technology entrepreneurs to investors is that their product or solution is so innovative that it will cause a “paradigm shift” in the industry.

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.

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. It’s wise because costs are low (every vendor is thrilled to have new business) and if you can get people to buy when money is tight, you’ve really proved you have a desirable product. When the economy rushes back, you ride the wave.

A Look at What’s Fueling Startup Investments in Colombia

ReadWriteStart

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

Entrepreneurs: Is It Time To Pivot? A Trustworthy Financial Adviser Can Help

YoungUpstarts

Titus III, CPA/PFS, AIFA is the founder of AMDG Financial and AMDG Business Advisory Services in 2002. by Wayne Titus, author of “ The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Financial Well-Being “ Some of the most compelling stories of the coronavirus pandemic include the those of entrepreneurs who saw a new opportunity and jumped in with both feet. Brewery owners stopped brewing beer and started brewing hand sanitizer.

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New Survey from Fenwick & West Looks at Angel Funding Landscape

ReadWriteStart

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."

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. This slide stood out for me: Looking at the massive year on year increases in most of these metrics I’m reminded of some wise words from Jeff Bezos.

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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.

Manage And Schedule Appointments With TimeCenter

YoungUpstarts

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. We previously looked at YourAM , a web-based application that automatically organize and manage business appointments in real time via the web and SMS, designed specially for small service-focused businesses that need to handle appointments for groups of people.

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. 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.

The Great Winnowing of World Cup & The Startup Ecosystem

Agile VC

Picture I took in 2002 of WC stadium Daegu, South Korea. I’ve been a devoted fan of Arsenal for nearly two decades, former MLS season ticket holder (both San Jose Earthquakes when I lived in the SF Bay Area and New England Revolution here in Boston), attended World Cup 2002 in South Korea, and was fortunate to see both gold medal soccer matches in Bejing 2008 Olympics (US women’s victory, Argentina men’s victory).

Why Young Entrepreneurs Should Start Investing In Coins

YoungUpstarts

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. If you’re a young entrepreneur looking to diversify your investment portfolio , you should consider investing in coins. But are they worthy investments? Investing in Coins: How It Works.

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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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. We started working nights and weekends in late 2002 when some of the founding team were wrapping up their prior day jobs and then everybody was full time on LinkedIn by January 2003. I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling.

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

YoungUpstarts

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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The Long And Short Of Rebranding Your Business

YoungUpstarts

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. by Chris Low is the founder of MyTeamPlan. Rebranding your business can be an exhausting task. This is because the job essentially entails undoing a lot of work that you had put in earlier.

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The Real Story Of America Is About Small

VC Adventure

million businesses – between just February 2002 and April 2020. Below is an article I co-authored with Elizabeth MacBride of Times of Entrepreneurship (it was cross posted there on the ToE site yesterday). It’s a good companion piece to the OpEd we wrote for CNBC earlier this week.

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. Editor’s note: Understanding how to divide founder equity at a startup can be tricky, even to the point of reaching emotional riffs between founders. Below, Lee Hower offers advice for approaching these equity discussions objectively and properly.

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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.

Entrepreneurs: Don’t Make This Costly Financial Planning Mistake

YoungUpstarts

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. by Wayne Titus, author of “ The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Financial Well-Being “ As an entrepreneur, even if you’ve hired the right adviser to make your wealth grow, you are not done managing that wealth.

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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. If you haven’t seen it in at least a year, watch it again. While the events are from 2005 – 2008, they feel like they happened yesterday.

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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. By re-evaluating the strategies that produce wins on the field, the 2002 Oakland A’s spent $41 million in salary, and were competitive with the New York Yankees , who spent $125 million.

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 wasn’t all that long ago when we swiped plastic cards in person for everything we bought, Black Friday meant toe-to-toe battles with every other holiday shopper in the mall, and the thought of entering your personal financial info into a website to buy something terrified many shoppers.

How The 5G Revolution Emerged And How It Will Give Business A Boost

YoungUpstarts

Rooted in a 2002 Pentagon initiative to replace traditional telephony with a VoIP communications infrastructure, 4G was designed to address the growing need for bandwidth to support the increasing number of mobile device users in the 2000s. As a tariff war between the U.S.

Neff Headwear Makes Headway In Fashion And Culture

YoungUpstarts

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. Shaun Neff was always surrounded by Southern California’s skate, surf and snow culture – as an active participant in those sports he’d always dreamed about being involved in the business side of the industry.

Hollywood’s Massive Miss on Strong AI

Feld Thoughts

And it’s pretty amazing for something done in 2002, which was adapted from something Philip K. Dick in 1956 to John Underkoffler in 2000 to Stephen Spielberg in 2002 making a movie about 2054, that lineage makes sense to me. Strong AI has been on my mind a lot lately.

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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. In recent years we’ve seen more and more corporations become more active or establish strategic VC arms.

Vital Tips For Small Businesses And Entrepreneurs During Covid-19  

YoungUpstarts

Titus III, CPA/PFS, AIFA is the founder of AMDG Financial and AMDG Business Advisory Services in 2002. by Wayne Titus, author of “ The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Financial Well-Being “ Entrepreneurs and small business leaders are trying to figure out how to navigate COVID-19, from how to apply for loans and assistance to FMLA regulations. There’s so much information that it can feel like an endless maze.