Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009


Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. Top for January 16, 2009 - January 31, 2009 Posts Are You Selling Online Yet? This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then.

The “Good” Student « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Reply Jesse Farmer , on April 7, 2009 at 8:53 am Said: Customers don’t ask for your transcript. Martin , on April 7, 2009 at 9:40 am Said: There’s a wide spectrum between A student and dropout. Midas Oracle.NET , on August 30, 2009 at 11:53 pm Said: [.]

The Big VC Thaw – Why The Market is Moving Again (part 2 of 3)

Both Sides of the Table

In my previous post, The VC Ice Age is Thawing (for now) I wrote about the reasons why the VC market came to a screeching halt in September 2008 and remained largely shut until at least April 2009.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California


And here's where you can find more events: SoCalTech Calendar – A great aggregation of events around Southern California that has been pulled together for years by Ben Kuo. Great post by John Shiple. He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. In his post, he mentions the following events / event organizers, and you should visit his post for a bit more on each of them.

Can You Trust Any vc's Under 40?

Steve Blank

Posted on September 14, 2009 by steveblank Over the last 30 years Wall Street’s appetite for technology stocks have changed radically – swinging between unbridled enthusiasm to believing they’re all toxic. 2009 – Back to The Future The bad news is that since the bubble most VC firms haven’t made a profit. Jon Reply Matt , on September 14, 2009 at 10:46 am Said: Steve, Great insight for us young entrepreneurs. on September 28, 2009 at 11:56 am Said: [.]

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Brand Measurement: Analytics & Metrics for Branding Campaigns

Occam's Razor

Ideally you'll measure the number prior to your branding campaign, say Feb 2009, and then you'll measure it again during your campaign, March 2009. You can measure this at an aggregate level, or you can measure it just for your campaign traffic.

Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouhi


There need to be more ways to aggregate meaningful conversations on specific topics, and that's exactly what you are doing with your socalCTO and your [link]. I've known Farida for quite a while. Maybe ten years.

Online Business Networking Los Angeles


Cliff also sparked an idea that along with using in a separate conversations sparked the idea that we should be using Southern California Tech Central as a means of helping to aggregate the conversation. Great by Cliff Allen Business Networking Online who I had blogged about previously in Marketing, Startups and Networking in Los Angeles. In this post, Cliff provides some feedback on what works when you move towards doing business networking online.

Lessons Learned: Please teach kids programming, Mr. President

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, February 22, 2009 Please teach kids programming, Mr. President Of course, what I really mean is: let them teach themselves. February 22, 2009 5:54 PM CapnCleaver said. February 22, 2009 10:14 PM Aleks said. March 4, 2009 9:46 AM Jeff said.

Standard Metrics Revisited: #6: Daily, Weekly, Monthly Unique Visitors.

Occam's Razor

Complex but bonus for Ninjas: Depending on which graph you look at, daily, weekly or monthly, it will intelligently compute the number for each time period and also show you the aggregate deduped number for that time period.

Lessons Learned: Validated learning about customers

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Validated learning about customers Would you rather have $30,000 or $1 million in revenues for your startup? First of all, it means that most aggregate measures of success, like total revenue, are not very useful. April 14, 2009 3:09 PM Eric Santos said. April 14, 2009 4:03 PM Dave McClure said. thats SNL Jan 1976: [link] April 15, 2009 2:00 AM Matt Prados said. April 15, 2009 2:46 PM Alex Pyatetsky said.

Google's Search Based Keyword Tool: Monetize The Long Tail of Search

Occam's Razor

The first source of the data are the logs that store the queries that are done by users on (logs that have this data in aggregate, not by individual histories – you'll see the latter is not necessary).

Business ecology and the four customer currencies

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, December 14, 2009 Business ecology and the four customer currencies Lately, I’ve been rethinking the concept of “business model&# for startups, in favor of something I call “business ecology.&# In an ecosystem, each participant acts according to its own imperatives, but these selfish actions have an aggregate effect.

Support the Startup Founders Visa with a tweet

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, September 19, 2009 Support the Startup Founders Visa with a tweet Its been an exhilarating first day here in Washington DC for the Geeks on a Plane tour. automatically routes your tweet (aggregating it with everyone else whos expressed a similar point of view) to the right legislator or agency. 2009 09 18 The Lean Startup Geeks On A Plane Edition View more presentations from Eric Ries.

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Lessons Learned: Sharding for startups

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, January 4, 2009 Sharding for startups The most important aspect of a scalable web architecture is data partitioning. Using memcacheds multiget, which allows the fetching of many keys in parallel, I have written code to aggregate all the shard lookups for a given page and prefetch them, reducing the overhead even further. January 5, 2009 9:36 AM Eric said. January 5, 2009 9:49 AM Nathan said. January 5, 2009 5:37 PM spankysaid.

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Marching through quicksand

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, August 24, 2009 Marching through quicksand I have been spending a lot of time lately talking to people in various media companies: editors and agents, executives, journalists, producers and directors. Doug August 24, 2009 8:21 AM Hugh said. August 24, 2009 8:36 AM Erin said. August 24, 2009 2:17 PM Norbert Mocsnik said. link] August 24, 2009 2:50 PM Quentin said. August 24, 2009 10:21 PM Hal Higdon said.

It's a startup, not a spreadsheet

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Friday, June 5, 2009 It’s a startup, not a spreadsheet Some people, when they start to realize the power of using data to inform their decisions, become obsessed with optimization. It’s entirely possible for the startup to be a massive success without having large aggregate numbers, because the startup has succeeded in finding a passionate, but small, early adopter base that has tremendous per-customer behavior.

@altgate » Blog Archive » Viridus Launches Green Business News.


So to solve my own problem (and thinking others might have the same one) we created a green business news aggregator, Viridus News.

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@altgate » Blog Archive » Law Firm Wilson Sonsini Now Preparing.


 Obviously, WSGR has a much larger sample size and the fact that they make it public (in aggregate) is impressive. ← There is Too Much Venture Capital…Not Too Little 2009 Startup Executive Compensation Survey Opens → [link] Are You In Need Of A Payday Loan Now?

Inflexible Process meets Immovable Software

Andrew Payne

Many enterprise software solutions turn into bloatware: the feature set evolves to an aggregated super-set of all possible customer features. Devdutt Yellurkar (at CRV ) and I were comparing enterprise software war stories and notes on SaaS opportunities (he did CRV’s recent investment in ZenDesk ). The enterprise software business model is a tough one.

Members of Congress on Twitter


Viridus Launches Green Business News Aggregator → Members of Congress on Twitter Posted on February 11, 2009 by fnazeeri The Electoral College is incredibly obsolete but still remains.  Viridus Launches Green Business News Aggregator → Comments are closed. On The Singapore Food Blogosphere


That obsession with food had inspired Jon Yongfook Cockle to put together, as a weekend hacking experiment , a website that does a take on content aggregation around food reviews.

Greed is Good


← Viridus Launches Green Business News Aggregator Sell Snowblowers in the Winter, Not Lawn Mowers → Comments are closed.

Do VCs Take The Summer Off? Entrepreneurs Say Yes. The Data Says No.

Seeing Both Sides

Looking at the follow-on investments and new deals in aggregate (nearly 120 transactions), our data shows that December was the most active month and August second. With the 4th of July approaching, the unofficial summer is about to begin. In almost every board meeting with portfolio companies and other entrepreneurs who are raising money, I'm hearing the same refrain: "The VCs are about to shut down for the summer".

On Twitter drift, hype and the infancy of the real-time web

Fred Destin

Facebook is a more complete interface that owns your social profile (ultimately everyone ends up on Facebook / Linked In) and may "own" or aggregate your various streams including twitter. Content Meme of 2009: "Oh, blogging is dead, it's now all about the real time web". My gripe of the month concerns Twitter. The one with the bird on it. Why Twitter at all ? First of all, I love Twitter. It has killed my limited Facebook usage and slowly replaces Skype IM.

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How do you find federal and state government funding opportunities for clean tech and other companies?

Startup Company Lawyer

The publicly available tool aggregates and frequently updates the numerous financing opportunities, such as grants, loan guarantees, tax credits, and other programs, being offered by federal and state governments. [I know it's been a long time since I posted anything, but I was recently accused of having a dead or dying blog and felt compelled to post something.].

IVC PE Survey: Private Equity Deals Booming in Israel

VC Cafe

Aggregate PE Deal Value by Size (%). The average deal value in Q3 of 2010 also doubled, reaching $35 million, compared to $18 million in the previous quarter and $14 million in the third quarter of 2009. No distressed debt deals were reported in Q3 2009. (4)turnaround/

Why the LP Outlook is Good for Venture and Startups in 2017–2020

Both Sides of the Table

Chang Xu for her tireless effort in helping me prepare and analyze the data) If you met with LPs to raise a fund in 2009–2012 the most common refrain was, “We have too many managers and too many dollars in venture.

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12% Drop in VC Investments in Israel for Q1 2010

VC Cafe

This represents a 15% drop from Q4 2009 and a 12% drop from the first quarter of 2009. An aggregate look at the venture capital deals performed in Q1 2010 in Israel, shows a slow down in seed investments and increased interest in Life Sciences over Clean Tech.

GreenPost – Because Bills Should Be Green


That’s also how Anand Singh and Harveen Narulla felt, and that is why they founded GreenBills Pte Ltd, the technology start-up behind e-bill aggregation solution GreenPost. Singh and Narulla believe they have found the answer, and that is: aggregated e-billing.

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4 Strategies for Managing Your Online Brand


In fact, ReadWriteWeb first wrote in 2008 about tools to monitor what's being said about you online and later in 2009 talked about the future of social media monitoring. Aggregate and curate to reinforce.

Do Less. More.

Both Sides of the Table

There’s too much PR and too many tech blogs and too many newsletters and aggregators and Twitter summarizers to even try to catch everything that’s going on and equally there’s so much noise that it becomes harder to be heard. And with the crash of Sept 2009 – March 2009 the market cleared out created an open field in which to invest, go slowly, learn and let companies mature before they felt the need to be “hyped.”

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Compelling Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Mobile App


In 2009, the Apple Corporation attracted international attention when it released advertisements featuring the tagline ”There’s an App for That.” For example, the Fisher Investments app on iTunes gives people aggregated news content about investing and similar money matters.

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The SMB Guide To CRM In 2019


Since you have access to intelligent information, the question becomes — how will you aggregate and leverage all this data? In 2006 and in 2009, John was awarded the Technology Executive of the Year, and the Titan of Technology awards by the CTA.

Do You Need a Business Plan? Scientific Research Says Yes

Up and Running

One study ( 1) published in 2010 aggregated research on the business growth of 11,046 companies and found that planning improved business performance. 2009). Should you spend some time developing a plan for your business, or just dive in and start, figuring things out as you go?

Israeli startup Zbang Launches Social-Inbox Multimi with AVG

VC Cafe

MultiMi aggregates messages from email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, and file storage services. (site redirects to Multimi), was started in Israel in 2009 by Eidan Apelbaum , previously a director of product management at Yahoo!

This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet

Both Sides of the Table

Following Microsoft’s addressable advertising trials with NBC in June 2009, many suspect that Google’s investment may have some defensive motivations, as well. Swipely – Blippy competitor founded by TellMe founder, Angus Davis, in Fall 2009.

Predictive Analytics in 2018: What’s Possible, Who’s Doing It, and How


In 2009, Netflix offered $1 million to anyone who could improve the quality of its recommendation engine by 10%. In 2009, Netflix offered $1 million to anyone who could improve the quality of its recommendation engine by 10%.

Incremental vs Big Bang

Andrew Payne

In early 2009, Facebook redesigned to be more Twitter-like, and since then, they’ve out-innovated on many aspects of the status update model: ”likes”, “likes” of comments, rich data types, presentation/aggregation techniques in the news feed, etc. Is it me, or does Twitter seem to do big feature upgrades (e.g. New Twitter) while Google/Amazon/Facebook do things more incrementally?

Sparefoot Raises $2M Series B

Austin Startup

Disclaimer: I am an investor in Sparefoot, and they were in the 2009 Capital Factory program where I am a Managing Director. In early 2009, the founders of Sparefoot (then called had a vision of allowing people with extra storage space in their homes to make a match with people who wanted to store things. During the summer of 2009 the founders did more research on the market, tested out some ideas and refined their offerings.

Shark Tank Lessons for Startups


The 2009 series was a hit in the US and albeit we got it a few years late, this show has got Indians hooked on. by Amit Damani , cofounder of Vista Rooms. Anyone who watches Shark Tank would swear that it is by far the best reality show ever.

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What Works With Twitter Today

Duct Tape Marketing

Just for fun have a look back at an eBook I wrote on Twitter in 2009 – Twitter for Business – lots of services no longer exist but the content is still mostly relevant.).

Important Changes to the Google My Business Tool

Duct Tape Marketing

You’re actually better off with an aggregate rating of between 4.2 Important Changes to the Google My Business Tool written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch on Important Changes to the Google My Business Tool.

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