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

Inc Startups

Cuba may have a new revolution -- an entrepreneurial one

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Cadaver dogs search for body of Mooresville woman missing since 2003

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The Mooresville Police Department sent out teams with cadaver-sniffing dogs Monday morning after receiving new clues in a 2003 missing persons case

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

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WOODRUFF, S.C. — A South Carolina man accused of holding a woman chained inside a storage container was due in court for a bond hearing Sunday after investigators say he confessed to an unsolved quadruple murder that happened 13 years

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. (& Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III.

After 15 Years, These 2 Guys Have the Hottest Clothing Brand on Instagram--and Chrissy Teigen Agrees

Inc Startups

These guys launched Revolve, an online apparel retailer, in 2003. In 2018, they expect $1 billion in sales. How do they do it? Startup

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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. When my partner Brad Burnham and I started USV in 2003, we told prospective investors, including Lindel, that we had no intention of building an institution. I didn’t understand that in 2003, but I do now.

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 dot.com”. To start with, the term dot.com brings painful memories.

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How the Declining Loonie is Attracting US Business for Canadian Agencies

Inc Startups

for the first time since 2003, causing a major shock to run through citizens who take their business outside the country The Canadian Dollar recently dipped below $0.70

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InnoTech Austin to Spotlight Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology and More on Nov. 16th

SiliconHills

In 2003, Austin’s tech industry looked much different than it does today. The dot com crash had led to many Internet startups failing and even established companies like Intel halted expansion plans here. But despite the upheaval in the industry, Sean Lowery, executive director of InnoTech Austin, saw the city’s potential for a rebirth of […]. The post InnoTech Austin to Spotlight Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology and More on Nov. 16th appeared first on SiliconHills.

web based free to play game nuggets from gdc europe

Lightspeed

trackback Worlds in Motion has coverage of comments from senior figures from Zynga, Playdom and Gameforege speaking at GDC Europe about the free to play game market: Gameforge co founder Kerstig noted : Gameforge was formed in 2003 by Kersting and his partner Alexander Roesner as a developer of free-to-play browser and client-based MMOGs and has since released 15 MMOG titles in over 50 different languages.

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

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

It was the year 2003… Like most days, I started my morning lying in bed on my back, feeling a combination of excitement and stress as I stared at the ceiling, thinking about all the things I’d like to change about my life.

Sports: Big Data gets Bigger

deal architect

Michael Lewis was describing how controversial his book, Moneyball, was when it first came out in 2003. Baseball coaches and scouts didn’t need no stinkin’ analytical rigor or new metrics. A decade later, as I attend the MIT Sloan Sports. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Designing with Web Standards

Spencer Fry

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Early Stage VCs – Be Careful Out There

Feld Thoughts

In 2003 the angels started to reappear (some of the best angel deals of all time were done between 2004 and 2007) and the super angel language started to be used around 2007. 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.

Billionaire AND Mechanic

deal architect

Julian Guthrie’s new book catalogs the improbable path that brought together the billionaire, Larry Ellison and the radiator mechanic, Norbert Barjurin and their runs at the 2003, 2007 and 2010 America Cup.

CSO Research of Austin Merges With MBA Focus

SiliconHills

MBA Focus, founded in 2003, provides graduate business school career service software and recruitment technology. CSO Research, which makes undergraduate career service software and founded in Austin in 2001, has merged with MBA Focus, based in Dublin, Ohio. 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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Try On The Decision For 30 Days

Feld Thoughts

In 2003 I seriously thought about quitting Mobius Venture Capital. In early 2003, I started to think about leaving Mobius. I woke up one morning in February 2003 and decided to spend a little time each day pretending like I had quit Mobius. In March 2003 I fully engaged in Mobius. While 2003 – 2006 was an incredible grind, I look back on that time period as one that I am satisfied with as we did manage to get Mobius to a stable place.

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

Inc Startups

In 2003, Google acquired his company and used it to create AdSense, which revolutionized digital marketing. Today, Gil Elbaz has even bigger plans to democratize the world's access to information, so that every business has the ability to collect "Google level" data

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.

Report: Software Companies More Profitable

Inc Startups

A report on 284 publicly traded software companies shows that profits in the space have increased by almost five-fold since 2003 to $75 billion, according to a study released yesterday. The average net income per employee is $3,700, a significant leap from a net loss of $61,600 in 2003.

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Seeing Through The Fog

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

My partner Brad taught me this trick back when we started USV in 2003. When something new comes along, like the Internet in 1993, Web 2/Social in 2003, Mobile in 2007, or Blockchain in 2011, initially it is opaque, like mist, as Simon said to me. I was talking to my friend Simon yesterday and he observed that the essential skill of entrepreneurs and early stage VCs is to “be able to see through the fog of an emerging market and pick out the winning idea.”

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

SiliconHills

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. More than 100 teams registered the first year […] The post ICYMI: Google’s Self-Driving Car Project at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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. We had both been successful VCs in other firms and we had a thesis that the second wave of the Internet was upon us and that large networks were going to get built in this phase. The term “web 2.0”

USV Thesis 3.0

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

That was an acknowledgment that, in 2003, we had moved beyond what Carlota Perez calls the installation phase and had reached the deployment phase. At USV, we are thesis-driven investors. We state clearly and concisely what we want to invest in and, implicitly, decide not to invest in anything else.

Third-quarter venture capital fundraising plummets

EIN News

Venture capitalists, thrashed by months of bad economic news, third quarter of 2003, said the National Venture Capital Assn. August and September were just abysmal. in investment capital was raised in the U.S. in the third quarter, a 24% drop

Venture Capital Industry Raises $1.72 Billion in Q3 2011

EIN News

Dollar Amount Raised Since Q3 2003 Fifty-two U.S. venture capital funds raised $1.72 billion in the third. and $3.1 trillion in revenue in the United States in 2010. As the voice of the

Green: 'Green' Economy Is Real but Needs a Push, Study Suggests

EIN News

county and major metropolitan areas in the United States from 2003 to 2010. Defining a green. so exciting and attractive for scientists and venture capitalists, is what repels large investment banks which

The Evolution Of The USV Thesis (and usv.com)

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Brad and I locked into that notion at the very start of our partnership in the summer of 2003. It started out as an online brochure in 2003 when we started raising our first fund. USV is a thesis driven venture capital firm.

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

SiliconHills

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. Stella & Dot sells boutique-style jewelry and accessories through […] The post Optimism and Obstacles on the Road to Success with Stella & Dot appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Entrepreneur Grows Pet Food Company Through Inspiration of the Benefits of Less-processed Food For Animals

Hearpreneur

Moody established Stella & Chewy’s in 2003 in a tiny New York City apartment, but the impetus for the business came years earlier when Chewy, who had been rescued from an animal shelter, developed severe health problems.

Life Is The Bucket

Feld Thoughts

” I know him from an angel investment in Dogster, a company he founded and ran from 2003 to 2011 when he sold it to SAY Media. I’m sitting up in Amy’s office on a beautiful Tuesday morning listening to the Liz Wright station Pandora. Amy is downstairs doing something with the dogs. I just cried for a few minutes after reading Ted Rheingold’s post As I Lay Dying. When I got to the final section, which he calls “Now,” I read it three times.

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

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We Were Right – Just a Decade Early

Feld Thoughts

2003 – 2012 was the climb to Enlightenment. This is a line my friend Jerry Colonna uses when something like the AT&T – Time Warner deal occurs. As time passes, the line has shifted to “We were right – just fifteen years early.”

My roller coaster ride as an entrepreneur

Jeff Hilimire

2001 – 2003: Focused times (starting to figure out how to build a business). 2003 – 2008: Fast times (doubled every year for 5 years). I was honored a few weeks back to be asked to speak at Startup Grind Atlanta.

Woah, early Spunlogic CNN video. We were babies!

Jeff Hilimire

As we were redesigning the new Engauge website, I was digging through files and came upon this old video that CNN produced about Spunlogic (in 2003 I think).

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Battle of the Bands and Made in Austin at Austin Startup Week

SiliconHills

I lived here in 2003 and 2004 and I’ve been waiting for past ten years to get back here,” Bandholz said. By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News For the second year in a row, Eric Bandholz travelled from Spokane, Washington to attend Austin Startup Week. “I

Age of companies when they achieve $1bn valuations

The Equity Kicker

The fact that the trend has been going for some time – Google was founded in 1998 and Tesla and Facebook in 2003 and 2004 respectively – suggests that the bubble explanation can’t be the whole story.

A Day In Berlin

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Spending eighteen months together raising a venture fund in 2003 and 2004 will teach you how to do that and you don’t forget. Man is Berlin cooking. I mean the tech startup community, not the temperature. The Gotham Gal and I flew to Berlin yesterday and it was -2 celsius when we landed and it did not get a lot warmer. But I managed to do three events and met at least fifty entrepreneurs, maybe a lot more, in less than 24 hours.

Rooster Teeth Rules the YouTube Roost

SiliconHills

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. By LESLIE ANNE JONES Reporter with Silicon Hills News It might be the biggest online entertainment production house you’ve never heard of.

Rooster Teeth Rules the YouTube Roost

SiliconHills

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. By LESLIE ANNE JONES Reporter with Silicon Hills News It might be the biggest online entertainment production house you’ve never heard of.