Putting 2012 To Bed

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But it comes across as a whiny complaint about the shitty year that 2012 was. But the reason I couldn't publish that post is it didn't capture the greater picture that 2012 represents for me. And I feel that 2012 is the next demarcation year for me but this time I have to do it in an existing firm with an existing portfolio. It was reported a few weeks ago that I had not made a single new investment in 2012.

Mary Meeker's 2012 Internet Trends

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

2012 KPCB Internet Trends Year-End Update from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Mary published this presentation this past week. I love these "state of the internet" presentations Mary does. There is so much useful information and insights in them.

Kickstarter in 2012

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Kickstarter published a retrospective on 2012. It's worth browsing. Here's the lead in. Venture Capital and Technology

New Twitter tools for Startups in 2012

47 Hats

With something north of 10,000 Twitter related tools, services, and apps, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed and undermotivated looking for tools to help your startup. Here’s 5 new Twitter tools I’d recommend, and why. Buffer. What: Repeat your tweets so more people see them.

Startup Iceland 2012 Was Phenomenal

Feld Thoughts

He’s got a great post up titled Startup Iceland 2012 – Done! Amy and I just spent an incredible week in Reykjavik, Iceland. This was our first time here and everything was awesome – the people, the food, the weather, the hotels, the weather, the people, the food, the people, the weather – you get the idea. Bala Kamallakharan was our host and the founder of Startup Iceland.

New Twitter tools for Startups in 2012

47 Hats

With something north of 10,000 Twitter related tools, services, and apps, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed and undermotivated looking for tools to help your startup. Here’s 5 new Twitter tools I’d recommend, and why. Buffer. What: Repeat your tweets so more people see them.

Looking Back at 2012

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

As I sit down to write this post I really can’t believe that 2012 is over. Wishing all of you all the very best in 2012. I probably read a total of 10 books in 2012 which was not very good. I didn’t travel for leisure at all in 2012.

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Startup Map & Trends Analysis – November 2012


For November 2012 we are noticing an interesting trend of product ready companies declining, while concept stage companies are rising. This trend is mostly led by a decrease in product ready internet web service companies in the US, Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom, and with an increase in concept stage companies in Spain, India, Brazil and the United States. The top four US states with the highest concentration of new startups are still California, New York, Florida and Texas.

Defrag and Blur 2012

Feld Thoughts

Defrag and Blur are only two weeks away, and if you’re not yet registered to come, you should find a way. Makerbot will be there with the Replicator 2 in hand. And is there anything cooler than 3D printing right now? The agenda is absolutely incredible — Kevin Kelly, Jeff Ma, Rachel Happe, Paul Kedrosky, Bre Pettis, Andrew Tschesnok. The networking will be intimate and awesome, as usual.

[Singapore][Event] InnovFest 2012


Held on April 18-20, 2012, InnovFest 2012 is an exciting festival of innovation-related activities featuring innovative technologies, dynamic startups as well as award-winning innovators and entrepreneurs.

The Gust-DEMO Fall 2012 Scholarship


Following the huge success of the Gust-DEMO scholarship earlier this year, Gust and DEMO have teamed up again to offer Gust start-ups a full scholarship opportunity for DEMO Fall 2012. The deadline to apply for the full scholarship is August 17, 2012. DEMO Fall 2012 takes place October 1-3, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA.

[Singapore][Event] UNWIRED 2012


In its third year, Unwired 2012 will see speakers from companies such as Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Tellabs and StarHub analyze and discuss issues surrounding the telecommunications industry in Singapore.

Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 1 of 2

Steve Blank

We’ll teach over 175 NSF Innovation Corps teams in the Lean LaunchPad course in 2012. The 2012 Stanford Lean LaunchPad Presentations. Today, the first half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations. Here are the first five.

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Special Attendee Rate for DEMO Fall 2012


We are delighted to present a special rate to attend DEMO in Santa Clara, California on October 1-3, 2012. Please apply the registration code ‘DF12ANL’ to receive 50% off the published rate. During the two-day conference, DEMO provides an environment for companies to secure venture funding, establish critical relationships, influence early adopters, and meet with top tier press.

[Event] [Singapore] Echelon 2012


Now there’s yet another mega startup event on the calendar – Echelon 2012 ! Startup Marketplace submissions close on March 31, 2012. Young Upstarts is an Echelon 2012 media partner.

Will 2013 Be Harder For Startups Than 2012?

Feld Thoughts

Operate under the hypothesis that 2013 will be harder for startups than 2012. tl;dr: F**k, I don’t know. I’m not in the prediction business. But plan for it. And behave accordingly. A lot of people have been talking about how 2013 will be harder for startups and fast growing companies.

Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 2 of 2

Steve Blank

Stanford e245 2012 class photo. Today, the second half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations. Here are the final four (the first five are here.). Team ParkPoint Capital. This team spoke face-to-face with 326 customers.

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FinTech 2012

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Last week, the second annual FinTech program, FinTech 2012, was announced. Like last year, the secret sauce of this program is the leadership of the CIOs and CTOs of the largest banks and financial services companies: The chief technology officers and senior technology executives from 12 financial services firms will pick up to six entrepreneurial companies to participate in the Lab, which begins in May 2012

[Singapore][Event] CommunicAsia 2012


Already in its 23rd edition, CommunicAsia 2012 will feature key and emerging technologies from FTTx, LTE, mobile broadband, mobile commerce and innovations, next generation services, satellite communications, smartphones and other devices.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – September 2012


September’s Startup Map showcases the latest trends in startup profiles created on Gust between September 1 st and September 30 th. Some of the entrepreneurs chose to keep their startup profiles private and therefore are labeled as unpublished in this month’s map, and were not included in the trends analysis. In September the US has once again shown the highest concentration of startups, even though there was a decline when compared to the month of August.

[Infographic] Online Marketing In 2012: What You Need To Know


For 2012, there are some trends that you need to be aware of. Others 2012 digital marketing e-commerce marketing mobile marketing Online marketing online trends social networksThe frustrating part for online marketers when it comes to that space is that things change all the time.

Do More Faster Top 12 Tips At RailsConf 2012

Feld Thoughts

If you are a developer, I encourage you to carve out an hour and watch TechStars CEO David Cohen’s presentation at RailsConf 2012 (30 minute presentation and outstanding 30 minutes of Q&A).

Shark Tank 2012 Holiday Episode Breakdown

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Although Sharktank has been running reruns on Fridays the last few weeks, the show ran a Sharktank 2012 Holiday special on Tuesday night. The most interesting company to present was The Coop , a modern, design-focused, indoor-outdoor children’s playspace in Los Angeles.

Invitation to Womensphere 2012, September 27-28

David Teten

I hope you’ll join me at the 2012 Womensphere Global Summit , which will take place in New York City on September 27 th and 28 th.

2012 what a year!

deal architect

The New Florence blog set a blistering pace during 2012 – it will end year with 750+ posts. Each one of the posts makes you go “wow”, and very tough to play favorites but I scanned the titles to come. Industry Commentary


2012 – The Year in Apps

VC Cafe

Apple Appstore Appsfire Levi Shapiro 2012 ad networks advertising Android Angry Birds API App Store apple category developers Discovery Draw Something entertainment Games Google handset IP iPhone Lifestyle maps marketing mobile music Navigation rovio sdk social networks statistics UI What's AppNearly 100,000 new developers created applications this year for the App Store, which rakes in 4x more revenue than Google Play.

[Singapore] Consumers Turning To P2P Live Streaming Of Euro 2012


In fact, more than half of the top 20 search terms in Singapore containing “Euro 2012″ were pegged to keywords pertaining to P2P streaming sites ( see above ). In the News broadcasting Euro 2012 Experian Experian Hitwise pay TV sports

10 Ways for Startups to Expand Their Reach in 2012

Startup Professionals Musings

As entrepreneurs, you always need to be on the lookout for ways to expand your current business, and always on the lookout for your next big thing.

ff Venture Capital Holiday Video – 2012

David Teten

We would like to wish you Happy Holidays from ff Venture Capital! This video gives you a sense of our “ fitness office ” during the holidays. If you don’t get the joke, you might want to look at some related memes: planking , batmanning , and owling.

[Event] [Jakarta] Sparxup 2012


“Promoting Indonesia’s tech startup scene as always been our main objective with Sparxup , as well as bringing international knowledge to local entrepreneurs,” says Rama Mamuaya, founder of DailySocial and Sparxup 2012′s chairman.

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[Asia] [Competition] The Apprentice Asia 2012


What do you hope to achieve by being on Apprentice Asia 2012. Oh, and applications must be received by 15 June 2012. Asia, you’re fired.

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Nov. 14-15: NY Business Expo 2012

David Teten

Both my Partner John Frankel and I are presenting at the first NY Business Expo , November 14-15. I think Andrew Wong has done an exceptional job growing a small Meetup group into a real conference business, riding the boom in the NY entrepreneurial economy.

[Event][Singapore] Finovate Asia 2012


Financial and banking technology conference Finovate comes to Asia for the first time with Finovate Asia 2012. Finovate Asia 2012 will feature a demo-only format with 32 companies – each with only 7 minutes – to demo their latest innovations to the audience.

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Favorite Longreads of 2012


Jeff Bezos on Charlie Rose, November 16, 2012. Over the past several years, I have become a huge fan of Mark Armstrong’s web service, Longreads.

Spend 2012 on the Right Side of the Haimish Line

Both Sides of the Table

The first day of 2012 seems the perfect day to do so. So in 2012 you’ll see me a lot more often at the Launchpad LA offices. Happy 2012 to all of you. Occasionally on this blog I break away from industry commentary and write more broadly.

Funding Post Feb. 7, 2012

David Teten

7, 2012. The New York Fundingpost VC and Angel Showcase will be next Tuesday, Feb. ff Venture Capital will be there. 37 VC Funds & Angel Groups will be exhibiting their firms during a cocktail party setting from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. The event is sponsored by Credit Suisse, WeiserMazars, Morgan Lewis and SocialRadius. More information, a list of the Funds and Registration are here: RSVP

TechStars FounderCon 2012

David Cohen

FounderCon 2012 was an incredible three days packed with networking, amazing keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and bonding over group meals and a rousing game of Werewolf. Thanks to all of you who came out and helped make FounderCon 2012 a huge success.

Seed Bubble Watch 1st Half 2012

Possible Insight

My prediction is that when the full year 2012 numbers come out in April 2013, we’ll see 2012 angel investing at slightly over $10B. For the rest of 2012 and all of 2013, I think the big driver will be the overall economy.

My CES 2012 Trip

Jeff Hilimire

If you’ve been to CES (Consumer Electronics Show) before, you know it can be a bit overwhelming. I really enjoy going ( this is my second year ) but it always takes me several days after to really sit back and digest what I saw.

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Live Hangouts at LeWeb London 2012

VC Cafe

Eric Migicovsky Kickstarter LeWeb Menlo Park Ventures Pebble Shervin Pishevar Voxer Leweb 2012 Tom KatisLeWeb , probably the biggest tech conference in Europe, migrated from Paris to London for the first time this year.

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