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Viva La Revolucion! Why Cuba Is Truly a Country of Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Cuba may have a new revolution -- an entrepreneurial one

SC man accused of chaining woman confessed to 2003 quadruple slaying, police say

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News


Generational Transition In VC Firms

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Today, sometime around 5:30/6pm PT at the Upfront Summit , my partner Andy and I are going to talk about generational change in VC firms, in a talk moderated by Lindel Eakman , who has been our lead limited partner investor at USV since we started the firm in 2003. I didn’t understand that in 2003, but I do now. That was naive.

No, the cloud model is not dead

deal architect

2003 was by the far the worst financial year for our The meltdown of stocks like LinkedIn, Tableau and Splunk is leading some people to say “cloud is the new”. To start with, the term brings painful memories.

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How This Entrepreneur is Democratizing Access to the World’s Data

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 2003, Google acquired his company and used it to create AdSense, which revolutionized digital marketing.

If I Could Start Over As An Entrepreneur Again This Is One Thing I Would Do Differently by Yaro Starak

I was 23 years old, graduated from.

The Hard Raise

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

In the summer of 2003, Brad Burnham and I set out to raise a $100mm early stage venture capital fund. In the summer of 2003, Brad Burnham and I set out to raise a $100mm early stage venture capital fund. The term “web 2.0” It took us a year and a half to raise that fund. We spent our own capital raising that fund.

Age of companies when they achieve $1bn valuations

The Equity Kicker

I just saw the above chart in a post about exponential organisations from Salim Ismail of the Singularity University. Startup general interest

Optimism and Obstacles on the Road to Success with Stella & Dot


By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News In 2003, Jessica Herrin started Stella & Dot, making jewelry kits out of her home in Austin, Texas. This year, the company will do $220 million in revenue, Herrin said at Startup Grind 2014 in Mountain View, Calif. Austin

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The Billion Dollar Valuation Club

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Aileen Lee has a really good post up on TechCrunch , in which she analyzes the number of companies that have been started since 2003 that have gone on to be worth $1bn or more. Aileen calculates it as roughly four per year (39 to be exact) in the ten years since 2003. Unless, of course, you raise money from VCs.

We Were Right – Just a Decade Early

Feld Thoughts

2003 – 2012 was the climb to Enlightenment. As time passes, the line has shifted to “We were right – just fifteen years early.”

Happy 10th Birthday, LinkedIn!

Numerate Choir

I had no knowledge of LinkedIn’s existence on the day it launched in 2003. Ten years ago today, LinkedIn was born. It’s radically changed my life over the past decade. But a few days later, I got an invitation from … Continue reading → Data


Customer (product) value trumps brand value – M&A data

The Equity Kicker

It’s pretty stark – brand value as a percentage of enterprise value fell by nearly half in the ten years from 2003 to 2013.

Welcome to The Frontier – An Ode To Startups

Feld Thoughts

The summer of 2003, I started an open-source (Drupal-based) project for the campaign (Deanspace), got a job in the campaign HQ in Burlington, VT, dropped out of school, and had about the most profound professional experience one could at age 19 in 2003. Following is a guest post by Zack Rosen , co-founder and CEO of Pantheon.

Technological Revolutions And Financial Capital

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Brad got this book from someone, not sure who, and when he finished it, he said "you have to read this." We still refer to it frequently.

Rooster Teeth Rules the YouTube Roost


Rooster Teeth celebrated its eleventh anniversary on April 1, and its much-loved series Red vs. Blue, which debuted in 2003, is now the longest-running American sci-fi show and has sold 1 million DVDs. […] The post Rooster Teeth Rules the YouTube Roost appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Rooster Teeth

Joining the Kauffman Fellows Board

Feld Thoughts

In 2003, it was spun out of the Kauffman Foundation into a separate non-profit but, at the 20th reunion in Kansas City, the Kauffman Foundation made a new gift to the Kauffman Fellows Program to accelerate the midwestern venture capital ecosystem. In September, I joined the board of Kauffman Fellows. I’m honored.

The Awesomeness of Battlestar Galactica

Feld Thoughts

I have no idea how I missed the re-imagining of the series in 2003. ” Season 1 from 2003 was stunningly good. I was totally fried and fighting off a cold yesterday so I decided to spend my digital sabbath on the couch watching Season 1 of Battlestar Galactica. And – no more five pancake lunches at Snooze. Egads.

Report: Software Companies More Profitable

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here are the key findings from the study: The total number of employees in the space has more than doubled from 447,000 in 2003 to 1.6 million.

All you need to know about the 2015 EU VAT changes and how we implemented them at TNW

The Next Web

If you have a business and you’re selling digital products or services to people and businesses in EU countries, these new rules apply to you.

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[Infographic] Five Of The Top Email Mistakes That Will Send You To The Spam Folder


For example, the CAN-SPAM ACT of 2003 dictates that that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) weed out promotional spam that violate its guidelines.

Topic Mining AVC

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

He did some data science on this blog, starting on September 23rd, 2003, which is when I wrote the first post here. And I did that this morning.

Word-of-Mouth Marketing at Its Most Delicious

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When Voodoo opened its first store in 2003, it didn''t advertise on purpose. Here''s how it works. It produces doughnut music. The catch?

ICYMI: Google’s Self-Driving Car Project at SXSW


In 2003, the U.S. Defense Department launched the DARPA Grand Challenge to have a car drive 150 miles by itself across the Mojave desert from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. That’s when Google’s Chris Ursom, director of its self-driving car project, first got involved with autonomous cars. Austin

Europe’s growing share of $1bn startups

The Equity Kicker

Aileen Lee of early stage fund Cowboy ventures wrote a post for Techcrunch yesterday looking at the characteristics of 39 startups founded since 2003 that are worth over $1bn. Fred’s Hackpad lists $1bn+ value companies founded after 2003 and founded before 2003. Now the list is not complete (e.g.

Happy 5th Anniversary linkedin (& congrats Reid, Dan & team :)

500 Hats

May 2003 Originally uploaded by Chris Congrats to Reid, Dan & the entire LinkedIn team (past & present) Youve come a long way baby. (&

How Long Should It Take For a Startup to Succeed?

Startup Professionals Musings

Facebook - Mark Zuckerberg, while attending Harvard as a sophomore, concocted “Facemash” in 2003 to get a lost girlfriend off his mind. Yahoo!

Can You Beat Amazon In The Race To Overnight Success?

Startup Professionals Musings

Facebook - Mark Zuckerberg, while attending Harvard as a sophomore, concocted “Facemash” in 2003 to get a lost girlfriend off his mind. Yahoo!

Spam Laws, Email Marketing, and Compliance

Duct Tape Marketing

You can find more information on country-specific guidelines to brush up on documentation: Austria – Telecommunications Act of 2003. border.

Why You Should Care More About Design

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

According to new research, if you''re not prioritizing good design in your product strategy, you''re missing a big business opportunity. It should be.

A Calling

I met Judy Wicks in 2003 in Philadelphia at a meeting of the Philadelphia Sustainable Business Network. It''s been months since my last post. Forgive me, but I''ve been, well, thinking. She encouraged me to go to an SVN conference in the Fall, and seeking like-minded entrepreneurs, I did (and seeking campaign contributions, sadly).

Rover Cuddles Up to $12 Million

Feld Thoughts

By 2003 nearly all of their competitors had failed, the companies that went public pre-bubble were trading sub-$1 / share, but ServiceMagic was growing like crazy and was very profitable. Today, Rover announced that Menlo Ventures has led a new $12m round of financing. Lots of VC firms are once again talking about online marketplaces. No b t.

Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City

Feld Thoughts

The Beginning of the Next Wave (2003 – 2011). I’m deep into writing my latest book. For now, the title is “ Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City.” ” I’m open to different titles – if you’ve got ideas just put them in the comments. Foreword. Entrepreneurs.

Making Sense of the Stock Market Drops in Relation to Venture Financing

Both Sides of the Table

It was a nerve racking morning. My favorite Tweet of the morning came from Hunter Walk. And if that’s what he meant he was right. Neither do I.

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5 Ways Our Lives Are Being Chronicled By Big Data

Startup Professionals Musings

By some estimates , humankind now captures the same amount of data in any two days than in all of history prior to 2003. Datafication of speech.

My roller coaster ride as an entrepreneur

Jeff Hilimire

2001 – 2003: Focused times (starting to figure out how to build a business). Engauge. 2008 March-April: Amazing times (sold the company).

The Dentist Office Software Story

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

This is the reality that Brad and I stared at in 2003 as we were developing our initial investment thesis for USV. I’ve been telling this fictional story about Dentist Office Software for years to describe why we are so focused on our “networks” investment strategy. ————-. Dentasoft stock crashes.

Opening Up Our Research

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

When Brad Burnham and I started USV back in 2003 and I had just started blogging, we spent a lot of time talking to potential investors in our first fund. One of their big questions we got from them about the kind of open firm we wanted to create was "how will you be able to make money if you share all of your proprietary insights?"

What Can Big Data Ever Tell Us About Human Behavior?

Startup Professionals Musings

By some estimates , humankind now captures the same amount of data in any two days than in all of history prior to 2003. Datafication of speech.

The Art of Simple Questions: How Simple Questions Lead to Great Innovations

How to Change the World

From Forbes FYI, Winter 2003) Steve Wozniak built the Apple I because he believed there was a better way to access computers than having to work for the government, a university, or a large company. There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. Therefore, what? They will be able to take pictures and share them.”