Seedcamp 2010

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The Seedcamp finalists for 2010 will assemble in London for Seedcamp Week this September. I had the pleasure of spending all day yesterday, from 9am to 6pm, listening to pitches from the finalists selected out of the mini seedcamps from all over europe this year. Seedcamp is Europe's premier startup accelerator. It is like Y Combinator , Techstars , Seedstart , and many other programs of this sort. Like Techstars, Seedcamp heavily emphasizes mentors and mentoring.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010


Continuing my series of posts that I’ve been collecting that live at the intersection of Startups and being a Startup CTO : Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March here are the top posts from May 2010. Kathy Sierra at Business of Software 2009 - Business of Software Blog , May 4, 2010 "In the old days, getting customers was easy. MongoDB at Etsy - Code as Craft , May 19, 2010 Hi!

Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010


This continues my series of posts: Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010 Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March Here they are: How to Minimize Politics in Your Company - Ben's Blog , August 24, 2010 “Who the f@#k you think you f$&kin’ with. August 20, 2010 They say people won't pay for content. Here’s the video (each talk is 7 minutes long): Video: AngelConf 2010.

Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010


This continues my series of posts: Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010 Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March The following are the top items based on social signals. 5 Lessons from 150 startup pitches - A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks , July 11, 2010 I just reviewed several hundred startup pitches for Capital Factory.

Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010


This continues my series of posts: Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March There was some really great content in June. 10 Ways To Be Your Own Boss - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , June 18, 2010 The folks at Behance and Cool Hunting asked me to talk at their 99% Conference a couple months ago. 37 Startup Insights - OnStartups , June 7, 2010 Earlier this year, I had a chance to attend SxSW.

Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010


This continues my series of posts: Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010 Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March Some great free resources listed this month that I thought were interesting. Four Minutes In The Morning - Feld Thoughts , September 1, 2010 Amy and I created a tradition about a decade ago we call “four minutes in the morning.&#

Outlook 2010 Inbox Zero Bug

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been running Outlook 2010 for a few weeks since it shipped. I ran into a surprisingly lame Outlook 2010 bug the other day. Tags: AGILEAMY bugs microsoft outlook 2010 I’ve always had a knack for quickly finding bugs. It’s not hard with most software / web services as the bugs are everywhere, but they like to emerge from the shadows when I tickle my computer. Now that I’m used to the new ribbon UI, I find it much improved over Outlook 2007.

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The Founders 2010 Starts Tomorrow

Feld Thoughts

Here’s Teaser #2 for the TechStars The Founders 2010 video series , which stars airing at 9am MST starting tomorrow. "David "David Cohen" The Founders | TechStars Boulder | Teaser 02 from TechStars on Vimeo. It’s going to be better than the finale of Lost. I promise.

Founders 2010 #11 and #12

Feld Thoughts

The last two episodes of the Founders 2010 series are up. Episode 11 is called Hard at Play.

Founders 2010 #8: The Team

Feld Thoughts

This week’s episode of The Founders is all about “the team.&# Ryan Sarve r from Twitter is the guest of honor so all my links will be twitter handles.

Add-on-Con 2010

Feld Thoughts

My friends organizing Add-On-Con 2010 tossed up a nice call to action recently titled Embracing Change Add-On-Con 2010. Suddenly, browsers are interesting again. Well - in my little corner of the world they've been interesting for a while, but suddenly when I look at the dock on my Mac I notice Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Rockmelt. And yes - I use / play around with each of them regularly. Recently, Wired declared that the Web is dead. Nice cover bait, but whatever.

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GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. You Should Be.

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GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. » Monday, September 27, 2010 GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. 500 Events GeeksOnaPlane Asia Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo May 21 - June 3, 2010 More Startups.

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Top 57 Online Startups Meets Technology Meets Product Posts for November 2010


It turns out that I missed October but here are some previous posts in this series: Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010 Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010 Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March This month there are some amazing posts. It’s 2010 and that idea has not graduated to mainstream yet.

Oblong’s TED Talk from 2010

Feld Thoughts

“In five years when you buy a computer you’ll get this.” John Underkoffler, Oblong’s Chief Scientist, at 14:20 in the video. I’ve been friends with John Underkoffler since 1984 and we’ve been investors in Oblong since 2007. Ever since I first met John I knew that he was an amazing thinker.

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Startup Metrics for Pirates (Lean Startup Intensive, May 2010.

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GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. » Monday, May 03, 2010 Startup Metrics for Pirates (Lean Startup Intensive, May 2010) slides from my talk at Lean Startup Intensive, Web 2.0

Founders 2010 – #2: The Innovation Lab

Feld Thoughts

And now, on the eve of TechStars Boston 2010 Demo Day, here is your weekly dose of The Founders video series. If you are going to be in Boston tonight at TechStars Demo Day, I’ll see you there! "The

Business 2010 – A Time for Optimism and Work

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though it has been a long haul, it’s nice to see some optimism on the horizon for 2010. Small Business Outlook 2010: Lessons Learned – A Case for Greater Optimism ,” was published by CIT Group, Inc., Tags: entrepreneur startup optimism business 2010

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Founders 2010 #9: Conditions of Extreme Uncertainty

Feld Thoughts

Eric Ries is this week’s guest star on The Founders. Eric is an incredible speaker and is traveling the world on a mission to help people stop wasting other people’s time. If you don’t follow Eric’s thoughts on Lean Startups on his blog Lessons Learned , you should.

Founders 2010 #3: Be Fearless. Today.

Feld Thoughts

One of my often quoted lines is that “fear is a useless emotion in business.” Sure – self doubt enters the picture on occasion and there are plenty of dark days, but why be fearful of anything? There’s just no value in it.

Shanghai: 1990 vs. 2010

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

As Tyler Cowen once said, if you're not thinking about China at least once per day, something is wrong with you.

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Founders 2010 #6: We’re Not Alone

Feld Thoughts

After a long and awesome day in Seattle ending with a great dinner with the BigDoor board at Emmer & Rye , I came back to my room and watched Episode 6 of this year’s TechStars Founders video serious.

Founders 2010 #4: Let’s Be Honest

Feld Thoughts

Your friends Jason and Brad make guest appearance, as does the infamous Do Not Call list. "Let’s "Let’s Be Honest" The Founders | TechStars Boulder | Episode 4 from TechStars on Vimeo.

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010


Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. 500 Hats , February 1, 2010 When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication? Steve Blank , January 25, 2010 10 Tips for Adding Game Mechanics to a Non-Gaming Service - ReadWriteStart , September 21, 2010 Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own. -

CED Venture Conference 2010

Feld Thoughts

If you happen to live in North Carolina or regularly attend the CED Venture Conference (the Southeast US’s longest running early stage company financing conference), come say hello to me on April 21st. I’ll be spending the day at the conference and am speaking on a panel from 1:30pm to 2:45pm. We don’t yet appear to have a panel title, but the other participants are Dana Callow (Boston Millennia Partners), Noel Fenton (Trinity Ventures), Todd Forrest (Hummer Winblad), and Patrick Kerins (NEA).

Flash boy - May 6th 2010


THAT America’s stockmarkets dropped by 10% in a few minutes on May 6th 2010 was worrying enough, even if they did bounce back quickly. Markets May 6th 2010Worse still was the realisation that nobody understood why or how it had happened. After pointing the finger in various directions, American authorities have settled on an unlikely culprit: Navinder Singh Sarao, a 36-year-old British day-trader they now want to extradite to face an assortment of criminal and civil charges.

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Google I/O 2010 Panel on Making Freemium Work

Feld Thoughts

A few weeks ago I was on two panels at Google I/O 2010. The video from one of them – Making Freemium work – converting free users to paying customers is up. Don Dodge from Google is the moderator and my fellow panelists are Dave McClure, Jeff Clavier, Matt Holleran, and Joe Kraus.

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Founders 2010 #10: People Product Market

Feld Thoughts

This week’s special guest are Jeff Clavie r from SoftTech VC and Rob Hayes from First Round Capital. Among other things, you get to hear Jeff define the Three Asses Rule and Rob explain what happens after you finish the TechStars program.

Founders 2010 #7: The Element of Surprise

Feld Thoughts

This week’s episode of The Founders appears to be “baby themed.&# With cupcakes. Fun stuff. “The Element of Surprise&# The Founders | TechStars Boulder | Episode 7 from TechStars on Vimeo.

FutureBrand 2010: Israel Up 11 Spots in Ranking As a Country Brand

VC Cafe

Israel moved in the right direction in 2010, climbing 11 spots to #30. Israel was also crowned as one of the ‘Rising Starts of 2010′ along with Chile, Argentina and Iceland. C ountries are also brands.

Feld’s 2010 Marathon Schedule

Feld Thoughts

Well – the 2010 marathon season is upon us. As I prepare to head out for a three hour run, I decided to finalize my 2010 calendar. And – I’m trying to figure out what kind of new special 2010 charity thing to add on to my existing sponsors Return Path and Pixie Mate so I’m open to suggestions. 2009 sucked for me – I didn’t complete any marathons on my way to doing a marathon in every state by the time I’m 50.

Houston@SXSW 2010

Startup Houston

Monday, March 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM. SXSW 2010 party sxswi

Boulder Startup Week – May 4 – 8, 2010

Feld Thoughts

Andrew Hyde has decided to organize another Boulder Startup Week on May 4 – 8, 2010. Why to Apply for TechStars Boston 2010 Today. Tons of folks are already committed to host events including Trada , Pivotal Labs , Everlater , QuickLeft , TechStars , Napkin Labs , and SurveyGizmo. The Boulder New Tech Meetup and Ignite Boulder is also happening that week. It’s free – register now and mark it on Plancast. Related posts: Busy Week In Boulder. TechStars: Funding Your Startup.

Startup Metrics for Pirates (Lean Startup Circle, Jan 2010.

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GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. Posted by Dave on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 06:22 PM in Geeks, Tech, Startups , Metrics & Measurement , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : aarrr , lean startup , pirates , startup metrics Digg This | Save to Have a great weekend, David Weisburd Posted by: David Weisburd | Friday, January 29, 2010 at 12:31 PM Wow - would've like to see you present this.

Cloudy 2010

deal architect

I will be joining Phil Wainewright, Dennis Howlett and Narinder Singh, one of the co-founders of appirio in a session on cloud trends on Wednesday, January 13. Register here - the marketing promises we will make sense of the "myriad

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The Defrag Conference 2010 Is Almost Here

Feld Thoughts

The Defrag Conference is happening in Boulder on Wednesday November 17th and Thursday November 18th and is looking like it will be the best one yet. If you haven’t yet registered, use the code “foundry2″ to take 15% off of your registration. The confirmed Keynote Speakers include: Alex Wright addressing the “deep history&# of Oral Culture and Social Networks. Stowe Boyd speaking about “social cognition&#. Esther Dyson on Exploration and innovation.

Youtube rewind 2010

Start Up Blog

You can check out the Youtube top 10 for 2010 here: [link] And the summary video is below. entrepreneurship 2010 Advertising entrepreneurs lists marketing media pop culture popularity startups top 10 year in review youtubeI promise this will be the last year in review video I post. But I do think it is relevant to all entrepreneurs and marketers to be across what people are watching.

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US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

Both Sides of the Table

between June and July 2010 (and 25% from a year ago). If economic times turns out to be worse than they are today entrepreneurs who raised enough money in 2010 to weather a storm will be best placed to survive the second dip or the long lack of recovery.

The Founders 2010 Episode 1: The Question is Why

Feld Thoughts

We’re doing the TechStars Founders video serious again this year. The Rackspace Cloud has sponsored the series so look for some new and exciting twists. Episode 1 follows! "The "The Question is Why" The Founders | TechStars Boulder | Episode 1 from TechStars on Vimeo.

Jeff Ma Is Keynoting Defrag 2010

Feld Thoughts

One of my favorite conferences, Defrag , is really heating up. As always, Eric Norlin is doing a magnificent job of curating the agenda and already has some great headliners such as Esther Dyson, Paul Kedrosky, Vinnie Mirchandani, David Weinberger, Stowe Boyd, and Vivek Wadhwa. Today, Jeff Ma agreed to keynote Defrag. From Eric’s blog post: “ Jeff Ma , who was the inspiration for the movie “21?

Predictions for 2010 and the new decade

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Android will accelerate this trend in 2010. Gmail and Google Apps go enterprise - I think 2010 will be the year that enterprises of all sizes start their transition to Gmail and Google Apps, and take their first steps towards the vision of the future.