Take the Friction Out - VCball


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Your Founder Got Strategy? - VCball


November 13, 2004 in Books , Entrepreneurship and VC , Venture Capital , Web/Tech | Permalink. Tracked on December 01, 2004 at 11:39 AM. Tracked on December 17, 2004 at 01:26 PM. VCball. A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship. Become a Fan. Subscribe via Email. Subscribe via Feeds. Subscribe in a reader. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. Books Worth the Reading.

1990s Redux? Nope, just Free Telephone Conferencing - VCball


October 05, 2004 in Cool Technology | Permalink. VCball. A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship. Become a Fan. Subscribe via Email. Subscribe via Feeds. Subscribe in a reader. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. Books Worth the Reading. Pamela Redmond Satran: How Not to Act Old: 185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Hot, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally Lame Old dude, get this book.

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Report: Best Year for IPOs Since 2004

Inc Startups

According to an Ernst & Young report , released Tuesday, it was the best year for IPOs since 2004, as businesses overcame obstacles like the fourth quarter government shutdown and filed for a nearly decade-high record of IPOs.

Man convicted in 2004 traffic death facing new charges

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Police in Charlotte say a Pennsylvania man convicted of fatally running down someone in 2004 is facing new charges after the truck he was driving collided head-on with a car, kiCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)

Here's Why You'll Probably Never Quit Facebook, According to Science

Inc Startups

A wealth of research has been conducted since the social networking platform was launched in 2004. Productivity

A VC's View on Why Startups Fail

Ask The VC

How Fnatic Became a Leading E-Sports Brand

Inc Startups

In 2004, Sam Mathews decided to not only start an e-sports team, but build a brand


WayTooEarly: First Round Comes To NYC


When Josh Kopelman and i started First Round Capital in late 2004, we viewed it as an extension of the investing we had been doing for a while. WayTooEarly. I work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. « Gresham/Morgan Internet Law - Cheap Tweeting Drives Out Dear Blogging | Main. Thoughts for a new decade » First Round Comes To NYC.

Google Landed Dream Customers By Giving It Away for Free. You Can Do the Same

Inc Startups

Gmail started as a free beta offing in 2004. Now there are three million paying users, including giants like Verizon and Colgate. Here's their secret.

Pandora Founder Tim Westergren to Return as the Company's CEO

Inc Startups

He served as Pandora's CEO and president from 2002 to 2004 and as its chief strategy officer from 2004 to 2014

Here's What a Jedi Master at ?Dreamforce Taught Me About Using Analytics as a Force in Business

Inc Startups

Since 2004, half the Fortune 500 has disappeared and been replaced. Maybe they should have paid closer attention to their analytics

How Cheap Gas Helps Small Business Owners

Inc Startups

Gasoline prices on Labor Day Weekend are at their lowest since 2004

Groups willing to keep criticizing NC House Republicans

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Nelson Dollar's 2004 primary opponent for a North Carolina state House seat was incumbent Rep. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) David Miner

The Hard Raise

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Sometime in the spring of 2004, someone got it. And by the summer, we had a group together and we were able to build to a first close in November of 2004. But that fund, USV 2004, has been one of the very best venture capital funds ever put together. Without FOIA, I am not sure we would have gotten USV 2004 done. I like to tell them the story of USV 2004. That certainly was the case with USV 2004.

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.

Curran announces she'll challenge Foxx in GOP congressional primary

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Virginia Foxx, elected to the 5th Congressional District seat in 2004 after tight Republican primary and runoff elections, faces another challenge within her party if she wants to keep her s

North Carolina's long summer vacations are being challenged

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A 2004 law mandating when North Carolina public schools hold summer vacation is facing its strongest challenge yet from educators and legislators who say more flexibility would improve student performance RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)

10 Things Entrepreneurs Didn't Worry About 10 Years Ago

Inc Startups

Startup founders had a lot less to worry about back in the good ol'' days of 2004. Here''s a list of what''s new since then

Jimin Kang wins Symetra Tour event

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — South Korea's Jimin Kang won the Mission Health Wellness Classic on Sunday for her fourth career Symetra Tour title and first since 2004 ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP)

A Decade Later, a Look Back at Google's Industry-Shaking IPO

Inc Startups

When Google went public back in August 2004, the company began its march toward being of the most powerful and innovative brands in the world

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Consumer Confidence (Data: November 2016)


It was the highest reading since January 2004, as consumers expected a favorable impact of Trump's policies on the economy. The final reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States rose to 98.2

curiositycounts: Not only is Facebook now as big as the entire.

Mark Birch

curiositycounts : Not only is Facebook now as big as the entire Internet was in 2004, but its total user base eclipses the population of many countries.

Evolving My Writing

Feld Thoughts

While I’ve been writing my entire adult life, I started writing consistently on May 4, 2004, when I began this blog with my first post To Blog or Not to Blog. There are 5,095 days since May 4, 2004, so I write approximately a post a day (sometimes two, sometimes none). If I go back to first principles from that first blog post in May of 2004.

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Greensboro man to run for Senate seat held by Burr

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Senate seat held since the 2004 elections by fellow Republican Sen. Larry Holmquist of Greensboro said Wednesday in a news release that he plans to run as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Richard B


How a Hacking Stunt at the Academy Awards Launched a Mobile-Security Startup

Inc Startups

John Hering and his friends discovered a security vulnerability in early bluetooth technology in 2004. They proved what kind of mobile device breach was possible at the 2005 Academy Awards--and turned the concept into a company called Lookout

Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the e

Rethinking Restaurants for the Web

Inc Startups

Matt Maloney and Mike Evans founded GrubHub, an online restaurant delivery service, in Chicago in 2004. Since then, they've expanded into 300 cities, and raised $84 million in venture financing

Indeed Plans to Hire 1,000 Employees in Austin


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Indeed started out in 2004 to build a better search engine. Today, Austin-based Indeed is the world’s largest job site attracting 200 million unique monthly visitors. Indeed is focused on how people will find jobs in the 21st century, said Chris Hyams, its president. More people find […] The post Indeed Plans to Hire 1,000 Employees in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

The past, present and future of Work

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Tom Malone of MIT wrote the seminal book The Future of Work in 2004. When I interviewed him for my book about ways work has changed in the years since, he honed in on the phenomenon of communities and. Industry Commentary

On The Front Line by The Casualties - I need some punk for a.

Mark Birch

They are still kicking around on tour, but the title track On the Front Line is from 2004. On The Front Line by The Casualties - I need some punk for a Tuesday, and here is some punk NYC style. The Casualties formed in 1990 with most of the current band coming together by the mid-90′s to record their first studio albums. It is raw punk at its finest, nothing more to say. The Casualties On The Front Line SideOneDummy Punk


Why ‘A’ Players Should Collude

Numerate Choir

From 2002 through 2004, that work was … Continue reading → Data Startups They should have been paying me more. That was my thinking, at least. I was building predictive models for PayPal to detect fraud, and my models were effective at saving the company money.

Losing Money

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Our first USV fund, our 2004 vintage, has turned out to be the single best VC fund that I have ever been involved in. I doubt it will be as good as our 2004 fund, but it will be a very good fund. In our 2004 fund, we invested a total of $50mm out of $120mm of total investment in our nine losers. And, as our 2004 fund shows, a few really good companies can carry a fund to the moon.

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Reblog: Let Your Winners Run

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

USV 2004 is instructive. Between 2004 and 2008, we made investments in 21 companies. But there are at least ten companies in the USV 2004 portfolio that we would be happy to own for the rest of this decade. So we are supposed to wind things up in the 2004 fund in another two years. One of the things I am going to do on this extended vacation is go back into the archives and reblog posts that I think are still fresh and relevant.

Bringing Culinary Tourism and Social Entrepreneurship Together – Interview with Adlyn Teoh of Hias Gourmet

Startup Noodle

I came here in December 2004 to sign up for a Mandarin course. Thanks to Thomas Wicksteed for conducting the interview! What first brought you here to China, Adlyn? So long ago! I’ve been here 9 years now. Before that I was living in the States. I’m originally from Malaysia and moved to the States to study and then started working after I graduated but I could see my future […]. China General Interviews

Mark Cuban’s New Passion is Open and Honest Communication Through Cyber Dust


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Mark Cuban invested in a Canadian Internet company Mamma.com in 2004 that eventually got in trouble with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mamma.com’s founders then used emails from Cuban to try to convince the SEC he was a “bad guy.” Cuban got falsely accused of insider […] The post Mark Cuban’s New Passion is Open and Honest Communication Through Cyber Dust appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

IBM Buys Austin-based Gravitant


The company, founded in 2004, has raised a total of $40.3 […] The post IBM Buys Austin-based Gravitant appeared first on SiliconHills. IBM Tuesday announced that is has acquired Gravitant, a cloud-based software maker based in Austin. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gravitant provides cloud brokerage and management software for the hybrid cloud environment, delivered in a software as a service model.

The realities of Insourcing

deal architect

It was 2004 or 5 in a Bangalore hotel bar. I recently heard Vice-President Joe Biden talk about bringing jobs home – what the administration is calling “Insourcing” – and had a deja vu moment. It was way past bedtime. Globalization and Technology

When the World Says 'No,' Go Towards That 'Yes' as Hard as You Can [VIDEO]

Inc Startups

Caterina Fake tells the story of how, when Flickr was out of money in 2004, she landed a seat at Esther Dyson''s influential PC Forum, raised funding, and met Yahoo''s Jerry Yang, who was later behind its $35 million Flickr deal

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#GivingThanks: Lucy Sanders and NCWIT

Feld Thoughts

I met Lucy in 2004. Today, NCWIT formally describes itself as follows: “The National Center for Women & Information Technology is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered in 2004 by the National Science Foundation. Next up in my #GivingThanks series – in appreciation for people during Thanksgiving who have had a profound impact on me – is Lucy Sanders , the CEO of the National Center for Women & Information Technology ( NCWIT ).