Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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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. -

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Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 19 January 2010 Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth? January 20, 2010 2:44 PM Nathan Beckord, CFA said. For an excellent bit of further reading view Jeff Bussgang's article here: [link] February 8, 2010 10:16 AM Nathan Beckord, CFA said.

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How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

Shame about not getting it in legal writing that you owned the original IP. For company registration, angel deals, Series A & B funding, Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOP), IP filings and even litigation it doesn’t need to be that way.

IP 101 for Startups

StartupCFO

On a related note, Miltons has just released a free book on IP for Canadian companies here. IP 101 for Startups – Tags: Management law Last week I spoke with Sunny Handa from law firm Blakes and some accounting and valuation experts from accounting firm BDO on intellectual property for startups. We covered legal, valuation, accounting and practical aspects. The slides from that event are below.

The Four Main Things that Investors Look for in a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

What about Product / IP? I obviously don’t speak for all investors. But in my experience as an entrepreneur and now spending my time amongst investors I can generalize that almost all VC investments in early stage technology & Internet investments come down to just four key factors.

11 Trends in Web Logo Design

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Web Design Web Development Now Trending : Sony Retires the Cassette Walkman After 30 Years September 28, 2010 Jolie ODell View Comments 11 Trends in Web Logo Design: The Good, the Bad and the Overused email share email share Do you like this story? An excellent study of this concept is Bernard Barry’s designs for the 2010 f8 conference. SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP.

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Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

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Submissions once a day till Nov 26, 2010 per category Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round Good luck to everyone! SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP.

Negotiation Tips For Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers

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Example: When we negotiated our contract for internet and IP phone service, we had a few important deal terms (price, reliability, redundancy) and I made those terms very clear in the beginning. Not every entrepreneur, small business owner or freelancer is comfortable negotiating.

Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Business News Advertising & Marketing Small Business Advice Career Development Money & Finance Business Apps Now Trending : Sony Retires the Cassette Walkman After 30 Years October 16, 2010 Ben Parr View Comments Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding email share email share Do you like this story? SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP.

Startup Founder Agreements

High Contrast

It outlines key points of agreement between founders around IP ownership, equity ownership, vesting, etc. For example, without a clear vehicle (a company) to contribute intellectual property into, a founder who walks away may mean that the future company won’t own its own IP. Those related to other matters: IP assignment, invention disclosure, non-solicitation, non-competition, termination, etc.

In a Strong Wind Even Turkeys Can Fly

Both Sides of the Table

And coming to the end of 2010 I feel a sense of reminiscence of some of the trends from a decade ago. It’s why as an investor I look for talented teams with long-term vision, a unique point-of-view, differentiated IP and a desire to build something enduring.

10 Characteristics of Successful Distribution Networks - NextWala

NextWala

November 2010. October 2010. September 2010. May 2010. Cloud Computing meets the Car at Maker Faire » April 25, 2010. machine-learning algorithms or other blocking IP to convince yourself. NextWala.

Pick the Perfect Name for Your Startup

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Business News Advertising & Marketing Small Business Advice Career Development Money & Finance Business Apps Now Trending : Sony Retires the Cassette Walkman After 30 Years May 28, 2010 Frances McInnis View Comments HOW TO: Pick the Perfect Name for Your Startup email share email share Do you like this story? SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP.

The Long-Term Value of Loyalty

Both Sides of the Table

They seed funded my second company and even let me buy some IP in exchange for debt to get started. Oh, boy. Here we go again. Another post on job hopping. This will be my final word on the topic. I promise.

Time is the Enemy of All Deals

Both Sides of the Table

If it’s a biz deal you might care about IP protection, revenue share, investment commitments to joint marketing – whatever. If it’s a biz deal you might care about IP protection, revenue share, investment commitments to joint marketing – whatever.

When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?"

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 12 July 2010 When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?" July 14, 2010 4:39 AM David Weaver said. July 18, 2010 7:54 AM Nathan Beckord, CFA said. July 18, 2010 10:48 AM Bryan said. Best of luck, Nathan July 25, 2010 11:55 AM Lukesaid.

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Excellent Analytics Tip #18: Make Love To Your Direct Traffic

Occam's Razor

You can easily use your tools admin settings to filter out all your internal IP's which would solve this issue. ~ [ Update, via Deric Loh : ] #1. Make love? Direct Traffic? Really? I am not kidding.

How To Launch a Startup and Avoid Ending-up in Jail

Scott Edward Walker

Not only are there key contractual issues that must be buttoned-down (like vesting and IP assignment ), but also there is a minefield of laws and regulations that must be complied with. For example, in January 2010, the U.S.

The When to Incorporate Decision-Matrix

The Startup Lawyer

8) Is your startup signing contracts with third-party companies for business services (not for IP creation or development)? In a recent post, I detailed some incorporation-related points of interest if I launched my own startup. The post presumed I made the decision to push forward with the incorporation of my startup. But how do you know when the time is right to incorporate your startup? Advice Varies. There’s a wide range of counsel on this topic.

GREAT New Blog – IP Law for Startups

Ask The VC

Jill promises to dish on IP “train wrecks” (her words) that she’s seen over the past decade and hopefully her wisdom can save some folks future headaches. She also promises to talk about costs savings in IP controversies and expose how some big firms are ripping off their clients. Her first post is Ten Smart Reasons to Learn About IP Law.

Lockdown Lost-Founder IP

The Startup Lawyer

Thus, it’s wise to lock down your startup’s IP early to prevent the lost founder problem. How to Lock Down the IP. Consideration for services rendered should be given to all developers and consultants that work on anything IP-related at your startup. If you won the lottery today, how many long lost relatives (that you don’t recall) would come out of the shadows of your family tree to test the generosity of their favorite relative?

Flash, HTML5, and Mobile Apps

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It is a standard provided by the MPEG-LA consortsia, and is governed by commercial and IP restrictions, which will in 2014 impose a royalty and license requirement on all users of the technology. About a year ago, I wrote a post about Apple's "blind spot" for Flash. I took more heat for that post than anything else I've written here other than political posts.

White-Label Mobile App Users: Who Owns Them?

The Startup Lawyer

If a startup gets paid via a revenue share arrangement, the potential exists for the large company to exercise their early-termination rights and get their white-label app’s users free-of-charge (or worse, the IP). But even if the white-label agreement vests the startup with all IP ownership, including both the startup’s mobile app and the white-label app, the large company could still receive the free benefit of the jointly-grown user base.

GREAT New Blog – IP Law for Startups | Ask The VC

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If Google can't get local merchants to self serve, you probably.

Lightspeed

Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation If Google can’t get local merchants to self serve, you probably can’t either December 24, 2010 Posted by jeremyliew in advertising , local. Tweets that mention If Google can’t get local merchants to self serve, you probably can’t either « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog -- Topsy.com - December 24, 2010 [.] Reply victorcab - December 25, 2010 Agree. This was the insight we had at ZiXXo and we built IP around this.

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Selling a Line of Business

OnlyOnce

If you are selling assets, you need to clearly define what they are, and what they aren’t, and you need to make sure all legal details (contracts, IP, etc.) Selling a Line of Business. It’s been a couple of years since Return Path decided to focus on our deliverability business by divesting and spinning out our other legacy businesses.

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Worry About People Listening To You, Not About Them Stealing Your Ideas

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Strategy business start-up tips entrepreneur entrepreneurship intellectual property ip protecting ideas small business smallbiz startupIf you have a great idea for a new business, should you freely share that idea with others? What if they steal your idea?

6 Ways to Recruit Talent for Startups

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Business News Advertising & Marketing Small Business Advice Career Development Money & Finance Business Apps Now Trending : Sony Retires the Cassette Walkman After 30 Years June 6, 2010 Sarah Kessler View Comments 6 Ways to Recruit Talent for Startups email share email share Do you like this story? SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP.

Blog Updates: February 2010

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

However, he reminded me that I could use.htaccess to simply deny its IP from visiting my blog. Instead of simply denying the IP, I came up with a slight variation. So now when ‘mary’ (or any user with a blacklisted IP) tries to visit my blog, they are redirected to [link].

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Should a Founder License IP to a Startup?

The Startup Lawyer

Founder IP License Problem. Even if the founder offers the startup a completely startup-favorable license, the founder IP license scenario should be a non-starter for most startups. The problem is that even a free and exclusive license to the startup falls short of vesting IP ownership with the startup. Founder IP Should Become Startup IP. Founders should transfer their IP ownership to the startup.

The Lean LaunchPad – Teaching Entrepreneurship as a Management Science

Steve Blank

Any IP you need to license? ——————– Mentor List (as of Dec 3 rd 2010). I’ve introduced a new class at Stanford to teach engineers, scientists and other professionals how startups really get built.

Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

VC Cafe

Previous Israeli exhibitors lists are available MWC 2009 and MWC 2010. The Mobile World Congress , possibly the largest International technology conference and definitely the most important mobile conference of the year is taking place in Barcelona this February 14-17.

The Definitive Guide To (8) Competitive Intelligence Data Sources!

Occam's Razor

In May 2010 (!). and Baidu, are logged by those search engines, along with basic connectivity information such as IP address and browser version. Competitive intelligence, the "what else", is one of the core tenets of Web Analytics 2.0.

Why founders should assign IP to their company

VC Ready Blog

This may not seem like a big deal when the value of unassigned IP is hard to determine, but it can become one if the IP turns out to be critical to the company’s business. A founder can use unassigned IP to extract a high price from the company (and his fellow founders) at a critical time, such as when the company is seeking financing and the potential investors insist ( as they will ) that the company obtain the IP rights.

Why founders should assign IP to their company

VC Ready Blog

This may not seem like a big deal when the value of unassigned IP is hard to determine, but it can become one if the IP turns out to be critical to the company’s business. A founder can use unassigned IP to extract a high price from the company (and his fellow founders) at a critical time, such as when the company is seeking financing and the potential investors insist ( as they will ) that the company obtain the IP rights.

Why founders should assign IP to their company

VC Ready Blog

This may not seem like a big deal when the value of unassigned IP is hard to determine, but it can become one if the IP turns out to be critical to the company’s business. A founder can use unassigned IP to extract a high price from the company (and his fellow founders) at a critical time, such as when the company is seeking financing and the potential investors insist ( as they will ) that the company obtain the IP rights.

Special: 72 Israeli Companies Exhibit at the 2010 Mobile World Congress

VC Cafe

A bout 50,000 visitors from 200 countries are expected to attend the 2010 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, starting tomorrow February 15th. VC Cafe's own little 'cloud' for MWC 2010, taken from the Israeli IMA brochure.

Character and Personality #3: Orientation and Energy

Active Garage

If the person whom they approach is IP (Introverted-Perceiver) then sparks can fly. The IP could get his sense of well-being by being left alone to both stay centered and go deep on a particular task and get more information. When shopping on line when do you decide to purchase?

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The Best Entrepreneurs Are Hyper Competitive & Hate Losing

Both Sides of the Table

6 months afterwards they laid off 75% of their staff and are existing on fumes to protect their IP to this day. This is part of my series on what makes an entrepreneur successful. I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs.

5 thoughts for startups and small business: numbers count

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Photo: tifotter. Einstein famously said, “ Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted &# while Count Von Count (pictured above) said “ That’s TWO! Two worried frogs!

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