RockBand @ SXSW 2008 - Master of 500 Hats

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Startonomics SF 2008) Startup Metrics: Sample User Conversion Dashboard Startup Metrics: Example Marketing Channels Startup Metrics: The 1-Page Business Model Successful Developer Platforms Have 3 Things: Features, Users, Money. video we put together for the ROCK party @ SXSW 2008.

Tantek DisOBEYed @ Techcrunch August Capital 2008 - Master of 500 Hats

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Startonomics SF 2008) Startup Metrics: Sample User Conversion Dashboard Startup Metrics: Example Marketing Channels Startup Metrics: The 1-Page Business Model Successful Developer Platforms Have 3 Things: Features, Users, Money.

SeedCamp 2008: congrats to BaseKit, Kyko, MobClix, Soup, Stupeflix.

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Startonomics SF 2008) Startup Metrics: Sample User Conversion Dashboard Startup Metrics: Example Marketing Channels Startup Metrics: The 1-Page Business Model Successful Developer Platforms Have 3 Things: Features, Users, Money.

Geek Woodstock @ Foo Camp 2008 + Startup Metrics @ OATV Startup.

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Startup Metrics for Pirates @ SXSW 2008 - Master of 500 Hats

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Startonomics SF 2008) Startup Metrics: Sample User Conversion Dashboard Startup Metrics: Example Marketing Channels Startup Metrics: The 1-Page Business Model Successful Developer Platforms Have 3 Things: Features, Users, Money. panel presentation from earlier this week at SXSWi 2008.

Google Q1 2008 Earnings: "Comscore, Eat My Shorts." - Master of.

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Cracking The Code: The Bessemer 10 laws of SaaS - Fall 2008.

Cracking the Code

Friday, October 10, 2008. The Bessemer 10 laws of SaaS - Fall 2008 Release. 1st 2008 with a base value of 100.00 ▼ 2008. (11). The Bessemer 10 laws of SaaS - Fall 2008 Release. Churchill Club 2008 Top 10 Tech Trends. Happy New Year 2008!

Burnham's Beat: 2008 Software IPOs: Year in Review

Burnham's Beat

« 2008 Internet IPOs: Year in Review | Main. 2008 Public Internet M&A: Year In Review » 12/31/2008. 2008 Software IPOs: Year in Review. While the Software sector did not fare as poorly as the Internet sector when it comes to IPOs in 2008, it did not do much better.    In fact it did just 1 better; as in 1 IPO for all of 2008. December 31, 2008 in Software , Venture Capital , Wall Street | Permalink. Dec 31, 2008 4:39:25 PM.

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On Investor Panel at Navigation & Location 2008 in San Jose.

NextWala

Traffic school – 9 lessons for developing your digital car application (Part 1 of 2) » November 30, 2008. On Investor Panel at Navigation & Location 2008 in San Jose. Ill be at Telematics Updates Navigation & Location 2008 conference in San Jose on December 2nd.

Hard to Build Large Advertising Support Business

SoCal CTO

Found this via Ben Kuo - The math behind Internet advertising businesses The advertising equivalence principle? So if we assume that a $1 CPM is about right and figure out what audience is required to build a $100MM annual revenue business, we find out that we need 8.33

Cracking The Code: Happy New Year 2008!

Cracking the Code

Monday, January 28, 2008. Happy New Year 2008! The second part of the year has seen a lower flow of blog posts, but part of my 2008 resolutions are to remedy to this shortfall, so be prepared for a strong 2008. 1st 2008 with a base value of 100.00 ▼ 2008. (11).

Burnham's Beat: 2008 Internet IPOs: Year in Review

Burnham's Beat

2008 Software IPOs: Year in Review » 12/31/2008. 2008 Internet IPOs: Year in Review.   That's because 2008 will likely go down as the first year in the modern "web" era of the Internet that there wasn't a single Internet related IPO in the major US stock markets.  December 31, 2008 in Internet , Venture Capital , Wall Street | Permalink. 2008 Internet IPOs: Year in Review. Dec 31, 2008 4:19:24 PM. Burnhams Beat.

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Video of the Week: LeWeb 2008

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I am reminded of attending LeWeb back in 2008 and having dinner with Jeff Clavier and Reid Hoffman and our wives. So in the spirit of all that, here's a video of a panel I sat on at LeWeb 2008, moderated by AVC community member, Ouriel Ohayon.

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Burnham's Beat: 2008 Public Internet M&A: Year In Review

Burnham's Beat

« 2008 Software IPOs: Year in Review | Main. 2008 Software M&A: Year in Review » 12/31/2008. 2008 Public Internet M&A: Year In Review. 2008 will not be remembered as the "Year of the Deal" in the Internet sector.  There were a grand total of 9 public Internet companies acquired in 2008 and the largest of those deals, CBS's acquisition of CNET, was only $1.8 December 31, 2008 in Internet , Wall Street | Permalink.

Cracking The Code: Churchill Club 2008 Top 10 Tech Trends

Cracking the Code

Thursday, May 15, 2008. Churchill Club 2008 Top 10 Tech Trends. 1st 2008 with a base value of 100.00 ▼ 2008. (11). The Bessemer 10 laws of SaaS - Fall 2008 Release. Churchill Club 2008 Top 10 Tech Trends. Happy New Year 2008! Cracking The Code.

Florida Venture Capital Conference 2008: It's Gonna Be Big, Again

Florida Venture Blog

The 2008 Florida Venture Capital Conference is gearing up for another record year. This year's conference is being held January 29-30, 2008 at the Renaissance Vinoy, St Petersburg, FL.

Presenting Companies at the 2008 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Florida Venture Blog

The following companies were selected to present at the 2008 Florida Venture Capital Conference. I was on this year's selection committee and have to say the competition was fierce. Congrats to all those who made it through -- you deserve it!

Webware 100 2008 Winners

Eric Friedman

The Webware 100 2008 Winners have been announced. For more coverage and the official post see webware. Compared to the 2007 list , there are some differences. Congrats to those that won! Marketing.fm

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Google Personalized Results

SoCal CTO

Google now shows me an option to push things in my search results to the top. It's an interesting choice. Doesn't it seem like it's inviting problems. Basically the only people who will spend time on this is people trying to improve their search rankings. The rest of us signal with lots of other things like links, bookmarking, etc. Not sure I buy this approach from Google

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and Now for Something Completely Different. (LoveFoXXX Monkey.

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Value and Meetups - SEO / SEM

SoCal CTO

I went to a meetup yesterday that was on the topic of Internet Marketing / SEO / SEM. The meeting had a decent case study and some pretty good discussion around the room of different tools that you might consider using. Then the organizer went into a 20 minute sales pitch around his new training/coaching offering. It felt like a bad time share presentation.

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Meetup - Avoiding Negative Comments

SoCal CTO

As a follow-up to my last post on Meetups SEO / SEM , I was just booted from the group and any of my comments about issues I had with the way the group was handled along with my negative vote about the event were deleted from the group. It makes me wonder if Meetup is actually encouraging this kind of thing

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Tim O'Reilly: "Web Meets World" (Web 2.0 Expo, NY08) - Master of.

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Startonomics SF 2008) Startup Metrics: Sample User Conversion Dashboard Startup Metrics: Example Marketing Channels Startup Metrics: The 1-Page Business Model Successful Developer Platforms Have 3 Things: Features, Users, Money. Expo NY 2008 View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

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Startup Metrics: The 1-Page Business Model - Master of 500 Hats

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Web 2.0 Strategy

SoCal CTO

Fantastic post by Dion Hinchcliffe - Ten Aspects of Web 2.0 Strategy That Every CTO and CIO Should Know. Raises some interesting points, but the general theme is: just figure out ways to get it to happen

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Is Your Website “Soooooo 2008?”

Up and Running

2008 may not even seem that long ago to some of you. According to Pew Internet & American Life Project back around 2008, only about ½ the North American population even used online devices and a mere 8% were deep users of the web.

Graphing Social Patterns East: Day 1 Video Bumpers - Master of 500.

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Technology Impact - Performance Spread

SoCal CTO

Fascinating article by Andrew McAfee - Technology Beats a Full House - discusses how variation in performance spread decreases over time as systems become optimized. He shows that the spreads in IT heavy industries has greater variation over the past decade. winners were increasingly separated from losers

Searches For “mcdonalds jobs” Alarmingly Accelerate | Vinicius Vacanti

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How Should I Approach a VC I Don't Know? | Ask The VC

Ask The VC

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Choosing Internet Platforms

SoCal CTO

I'm blogging from the CalTech Enterprise Forum. The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? A very interesting topic, especially for those of us involved in developing for start-ups. At the CTO Group that I organize in Santa Monica, we've had lots of discussions around this. The basic conclusion was that it was a bit premature if you were talking about a serious, funded start-up. Especially when there are things like: Amazon S3 / EC2 / AWS outage this morning.

Social Innovation

SoCal CTO

It's funny how things intersect in life. I just ran into Chris Gammil's post New Era of Social Innovation where he describes it as: The model takes the best of the OPEN model and pushes right out into the open, further distributing idea sourcing, team forming, development, commercialization and economic distribution. What are some of the drivers?

Local Event Organizers Need to Adopt Social Media

SoCal CTO

A while ago I posted about Secret for Networking at Events - Prenetworking where I recommended that people should look at who's attending the event prior to going to the event in order to make their networking more effective. I've received a lot of positive feedback on the post.

What's the Difference between a CEO and COO? | Ask The VC

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Entreprenuer Questions

SoCal CTO

Chris Gammil and I just spent some quality time together with a new, private group that is advising start-ups here in Los Angeles. The goal is to have start-ups learn from each other and from others who have been through the experience. So, far it's turning out great. The primary question we ask is: What's Keeping You Up at Night Chris provided a list of common issues: How much is enough? - how much 'traction' is enough for investors?

There's a Penguin on the Telly. - Master of 500 Hats

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Start-up Advisors

SoCal CTO

Andrew Warner from Mixergy posted - Before Looking for Funding, Get an Advisor. He recommends that early stage companies get input from people who know the funding process, know the vertical, etc. That's great advice. Of course, it's sometimes hard to find advisors. On the flip side, as a person who regularly advises early stage start-ups, I often have a hard time finding interesting start-ups.

Facebook Users and Sarah Palin Are No Longer Listed in a Relationship

Vinicius Vacanti

Home About Contact Me How To Make It as a First-Time Entrepreneur Vinicius Vacanti Facebook Users and Sarah Palin Are No Longer Listed in a Relationship October 22, 2008 | Comments Off Facebook members used to think pretty positively about Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin.

Social Networking Entreprenuerial Opportunities

SoCal CTO

Last Saturday, I was a panelist at the CalTech - Social Networks event. It was a really good event with lots of interesting folks in attendance. I would guess that there was about 100 people - on a Saturday in Pasadena. That shows some interest in the topic. The presenters had some interesting things to say on a wide variety of topics. A post by Elrend Wilhelmsen discusses some of what was discussed.

Secret for Networking at Events - Prenetworking

SoCal CTO

I've never been able to walk into a large group of people and feel like I can "work the room." Sure, I've read various articles on this stuff, but honestly, I still struggle with meeting interesting people. I seem to be very adept at meeting financial planners, attorneys, accountants, etc. - and after 10 seconds of conversation, I'm at a loss.