How to pick a co-founder

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SUPPORTED BY Products Archives @venturehacks Books AngelList About RSS How to pick a co-founder by Naval Ravikant on November 12th, 2009 Update : Also see our 40-minute interview on this topic. Picking a co-founder is your most important decision. How to pick a co-founder?

Guide to Finding a Technical Co-Founder | Vinicius Vacanti

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Home About Contact Me How To Make It as a First-Time Entrepreneur Vinicius Vacanti Guide to Finding a Technical Co-Founder September 7, 2010 | View Comments Steve Job's Technical Co-Founder “I’ve got this HUGE idea.

Nailing that elusive technical co-founder

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The Scene Developers Nailing that elusive technical co-founder. Just last week, start-up supremo Naval Ravikant of AngelList wrote how the “oversupply” of founders starting companies is making it harder to hire for the average startup. The Kernel.

Map of VC Investments

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO?

F2F Still Matters

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 16, 2007 F2F Still Matters Kathy Sierra has a great post today: Face-to-Face Trumps Twitter, Blogs, Podcasts, Video. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO?

Events and Networking in Los Angeles

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, February 23, 2007 Events and Networking in Los Angeles One of the issues I discussed in Innovation and Geography was that the geography and traffic in Los Angeles generally makes it more difficult for networking. Why does this hurt, well I was just reading a few blog posts yesterday on finding startup co-founders: Where do you Find Cofounders? Startup Co-Founders: If You Cant Recruit Em, Should You Join Em?

Entreprenuer Network

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 1, 2007 Entreprenuer Network Great post by Ben Kuo - The Importance of the “Network&# to Entrepreneurs - the informal connections between people in the technology industry here who have a vested interest in helping entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level. The articles I cited there around finding co-founders suggests that Ben is on the money.

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. Bill Austin March 22, 2007 11:08 AM Dennis McDonald in Alexandria, Virginia USA said. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO?

8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing Great post - 8 Ways The Internet Changed Software Marketing - is an interesting take on how different it is these days to market software. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO?

Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple Jeremy Liew at Lightspeed Venture Partners has an interesting post: Time Rich or Time Poor? ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? In it he separates web consumers into: Time Rich (more time than money) and Time Poor (more money than time).

Kevin Federline Search Engine

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Kevin Federline Search Engine Just saw a post - Sleep with a pop star, get your own branded search engine. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? talking about Prodeges Search with Kevin Site - [link]. I actually think this is a pretty innovative model.

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MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 12, 2007 MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point The NY Times did a piece today on MyShape, a start-up in Pasadena - Log in Your Measurements, and the Clothes May Fit. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO?

Open Source Business Model

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 5, 2007 Open Source Business Model A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 ) and quite heated as one of the founders of elgg - a social networking platform aimed at the educational space - Dave Tosh laments - Elgg is the most popular white label social networking platform in the world powering over 2000 networks.

Google Maps Mobile

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Google Maps Mobile I recently downloaded Google Maps Mobile for my Treo. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Its works great. And there was a big surprise. It includes traffic! This is something that Ive wanted on my wifes GPS for a while. If you havent checked it out, its pretty amazing.

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Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 27, 2007 Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf I was just pointed to a set of great podcasts done by Stanford B-School and particularly, I just listed to the podcast by eHarmonys Greg Waldorf. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO?

Challenge of Predicting Winners

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Sunday, February 25, 2007 Challenge of Predicting Winners I just read a bit on the payout to YouTube from the Google Acquisition ( Internet News , CNN ). Part of the discussion around this is the talk about the founder who only got $83M (as compared to $3xxM for the other founders) who bailed out early and choose to go back to school. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO?

Interesting Model for University President

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Sunday, February 25, 2007 Interesting Model for University President Saw a post by Paul Kedrosky pointing us to Graeme Thickins on How Stanford Does It. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Its interesting to think about how universities might want to have their staff better aligned with moving ideas from the lab to start-ups. In my experience, this has been really hard to do successfully.

Innovation and Geography

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Innovation and Geography I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation? ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? that talked about a recent NY Times article When It Comes to Innovation, Geography Is Destiny.

About this Blog

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 About this Blog Ive been thinking about doing a blog with my thoughts on technology and whats happening in the Los Angeles area technology scene for a while, but it was Ben Kuos recent start of a blog that inspired me to actually go ahead and do it. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO?

A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive I recently met with The Hive a new incubator in Orange County. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? This company was started by Victoria Duff (who many of us know from back in the late 90s), Phillis Lane (who I have known for quite a few years) and Jon Bukosky.

Where LinkedIn Works for Me

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Where LinkedIn Works for Me Ive been a long time user of LinkedIn , but only recently have started getting the benefits I always expected. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO?

Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles? ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Im part of a CTO group that meets once a month to discuss various topics. About 18 months ago, the entire group began to mention that they were having more difficulty finding good developers.

Groupon Co-Founders to Teach at U of Chicago’s Booth School

Campus Entrepreneurship

Booth has announced a course called Building Interet Strartups: Risk, Reward, and Failure and it is being taught by two of Groupon’s co-founders.

Spotlight on Bart Bohn, co-founder of AuManil in Austin

SiliconHills

A few years ago, Bart Bohn co-founded Ravel, a big data analytics firm. Before that Bohn served as director of wireless and information technology at the Austin Technology Incubator from 2007 to 2011. The post Spotlight on Bart Bohn, co-founder of AuManil in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Ravel applied analysis to big data sets like Reddit and Tumblr to create social graphs. W2O bought Ravel in 2012.

How To Bootstrap Your Startup

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But when done well it can really help get a company going fast, professionally and without the founders having to give up much (if any) equity - or bankrupting themselves. The founders may believe they are onto such a good idea that they don’t want to give up any equity. Or the founders have taken on a small amount of seed financing, just enough to get them into the market. Posted by: Serkan | September 10, 2007 4:44 AM Thanks Serkan - the next post will be up soon.

Congrats to Fotolog on $90mm sale to Hi-Media

BeyondVC

Once again, great work to John and to two of the cofounders, Adam Seifer and Scott Heiferman, for recognizing where the value was and creating a nice return for all of the shareholders. Congratulations to Fotolog for their pending sale to French company Hi-Media for $90mm. This is a great event for the company as John Borthwick, current CEO, helped stabilize the infrastructure and prepare the company for further growth.

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Cracking The Code: Getting the most of your online marketing: the In.

Cracking the Code

Monday, February 12, 2007. ▼ 2007. (10). Best Venture and Technology Podcasts for 2007. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more.

Microsoft’s next battleground – wireless

BeyondVC

Tellme was founded with the idea that anyone should be able to simply say what they want and get it from any device, starting with the phone,” said Mike McCue, co-founder and CEO of Tellme. I am sure you have seen the news all over the web and Techmeme about Microsoft’s purchase of TellMe, which is rumored to be around $800mm.

Finding a Technical Cofounder

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If you’re a non-technical entrepreneur in Silicon Valley that’s out of college now, it can be tough to find a technical cofounder. While it might be easier to find a cofounder in college, there are some ways you can increase your chances post-college as well.

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Why Co-Founders Are a Startup's Biggest Liability | The Startup Lawyer

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He obviously never launched a startup and got shafted by a co-founder. Instead of worrying solely about some 3rd-party stealing your business idea or a “slip and fall,&# your startup company’s top legal priority should be the reduction of its internal legal threats: co-founder disputes. You can start by examining every aspect of the co-founder relationship. Ryan says: October 24, 2007 at 7:00 am I’m sorry to hear about that.

Seeking CEO+Cofounders for Spinoff of VC-Backed Startup, W. 36th St.

David Teten

Initially you will likely be working out of our co-working space on West 36th St., - Do you have a great team but your product just isn’t working? - Are you thinking of applying to Y Combinator without an idea? Does your team want to quit your day jobs and really kick-off a company?

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[Review] Hatching Twitter

YoungUpstarts

Twitter, which originated as an accidental side project of a failing Internet startup, first launched into prominence in 2007 when it landed best start-up in the blog category of the technology portion of annual festival SxSW that year.

How to Fail Successfully

Altgate

"  Roger was co-founder of Monitor110 which raised $20+ million with an aim to create an information service valuable to investors. 

The 10 laws of SaaS unveiled at Bessemer CEO Summit

Cracking the Code

2007 was a turning point for the SaaS industry with the successful IPOs of NetSuite, SuccessFactors, DemandTec, Salary.com, Aprimo and Constant Contact. ► 2007. (10). Best Venture and Technology Podcasts for 2007. Cracking The Code.

Book: King of Capital

Feld Thoughts

The first is from David Rubenstein (Carlyle Group co-founder – one of Blackstone’s competitors) in 2006. Inevitably when people look back at this period, they will say this is the golden age for private equity because money is being made very readily,” Carlyle’s cofounder David Rubenstein told an audience at the beginning of 2006. One of my guilty pleasures is reading biographies about financiers and their companies.

Pre-Money Valuation vs Number of Founders | @altgate

Altgate

million with two company founders, which is higher than companies with any other number of founders. If you just looked at this chart, you might come to the conclusion that two founders is the ideal. Is the dilution of co-founders counterbalanced by other factors?

Startup Stories: Zagster’s mission to make bike sharing simple

The Next Web

Founded in Philadelphia in 2007 as CityRyde and now headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Zagster helps property managers, hotels, businesses and universities across North America offer bike sharing programs to tenants, employees, guests and students.

Entrepreneurs on Twitter

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Founders 2010 #11 and #12

Feld Thoughts

The last two episodes of the Founders 2010 series are up. “Hard at Play&# The Founders | TechStars Boulder | Episode 11 from TechStars on Vimeo. “Demo Day&# The Founders | TechStars Boulder | Episode 12 from TechStars on Vimeo. Tags: TechStars the founders

Oblong’s TED Talk from 2010

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been friends with John Underkoffler since 1984 and we’ve been investors in Oblong since 2007. John, his co-founders at Oblong, and the team they have assembled are creating the future of user interfaces. “In five years when you buy a computer you’ll get this.”

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Learn To Do Everything Lightly

Feld Thoughts

I was an early angel investor in Harmonix in the mid-1990s, enjoyed the Viacom acquisition of Harmonix in 2007, watched Alex and his co-founder Eran acquire Harmonix back from Viacom in 2010, and then I invested again in the company in 2013 with my partners at Foundry Group. An hour into dinner last night with Alex Rigopulos, he picked up his phone, tapped away at it for a few seconds, and slid it across the table to me.

Finding Founders

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ShelfMade Home About Best Article You’ll Ever Read and Not Understand Finding Non-Tech Founders October 3, 2007.5:27 If I would have kept my mouth shut I would probably still be looking for a co-founder. Start Without Your Co-Founder.

10 of the Most Successful Investors of the Last 10 Years

The Startup Magazine

The global financial crisis started in 2007 and it went on for much of 2008. Sachin Bansal and his business partner, Binny Bansal, launched an e-commerce site in India in 2007. Peter is the founder of Bay Street Capital Partners.

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