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.

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.

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.

2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups


The results of the 2012 survey are shown in the table below, with groups listed by median overall pre-revenue, pre-money valuation from the lowest to the highest. 2012 Valuation Survey. Here are comparisons with earlier surveys and with current data collected elsewhere : The pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies in the 2012 survey (median = 2.75, average = 2.96) increased significantly over the data from the survey in 2011 (average = $2.1

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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The State Of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012

UX Study The State Of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012. September 4th, 2012. September 4th, 2012 7:05 am. September 4th, 2012 7:21 am. September 4th, 2012 7:33 am. September 4th, 2012 11:46 pm. September 4th, 2012 8:47 am. September 4th, 2012 8:58 am.

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.

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.

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).

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.

The Lean Startup at SXSW 2012

Startup Lessons Learned

Details: The Lean Startup: The Science of Entrepreneurship Friday, March 9, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm Austin Convention Center Ballroom D Then, on Saturday, March 10, The Lean Startup return for a second year with an official track at SXSW Interactive at the Hilton Austin Downtown.

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HTIA 2012 – Israeli Innovation at its Finest

VC Cafe

International visitors at the HTIA 2012 conference got much more than what they came for. It wasn’t just your typical roundtable sessions and panel discussions – it was a showcase of some of the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Israel HTIA shimon peres

[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.

Some Fresh Twitter Stats (as of July 2012, Dataset Included)

Diego Basch

Obligatory chart: signups over time (July of 2012 incomplete, could only fetch accounts created before July 18th for some reason). That’s the current average, even though for most months of 2012 new accounts had an average of 11.

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Where the Hell is Matt? 2012 Edition

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Required viewing. Tell me this doesn’t make you want to buy a ticket to somewhere, anywhere right away… Travel


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.

World's Coolest Offices | 2012

Inc Startups

These brilliantly inspiring workplaces have sprawling rooftop gardens, bright atriums, and lots and lots of exposed brick. Tour this year's crop of outstanding offices. These 20 offices are some of the world's best-designed and most awe-inspiring.

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

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.

5 Biggest Leadership Lessons From 2012

Inc Startups

Any one of a multitude of events in 2012 (Hurricane Sandy, The London Olympics, Benghazi and its fallout) would provide a case study in how to lead--and sometimes, sadly, how not to. Here are my personal top five leadership lessons from 2012: 1. The #1 leadership lesson of 2012?

2012: The Year That Movements Go Mainstream?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I returned from ten days of skiing with my family last night. I'm on mountain time and plan to stay there until the new year. Staying up late and sleeping late seems to be a good way to bring in the New Year. But even so, my version of sleeping late is getting up at 8am. My family's version of sleeping late is getting up at noon. That leaves a fair bit of time to read and think. And so that's what I did this morning.

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5 Most Inspirational Videos of 2012

Inc Startups

These five short videos will remind you what's important in life and work. This has been a difficult few days for everybody, especially for those of us who have children in primary school. I had already selected the following five clips as the most inspirational and motivational videos of the year.

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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.

Highlights On The Business of Software (2012)


Early in 2012, when the conference dates were announced, I jumped at the opportunity and registered right away, even before the speakers had been announced. With what I had seen over the past two years, I had full confidence that the 2012 lineup would be top notch.

7 Worst Tweets of 2012

Inc Startups

More than 80% of executives now believe their brands can get more sales and bigger market share by using social media, according to a 2012 Economist report. In 2012, businesses still learning how to use Twitter produced a bumper crop of embarrassing, insensitive, and incriminating tweets.

Announcing the 2012 Lean Startup Conference in SF

Startup Lessons Learned

I’m pleased to announce that I am once again hosting a Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco this fall. The eagle-eyed among you will note that for the past two years, the conference has been called SLLCONF, after Startup Lessons Learned. I think it's time to rename it since that's the phrase people actually use.) Although we’ve changed the name, the format will be the same as the past two years. We'll continue our rule of “by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.”

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11 Best Business Opportunities for 2012

Inc Startups

Industries such as residential construction, mobile games, and big data will provide the best business opportunities in 2012. in February 2012 over a year ago. Starting a business is always risky, especially if your business is trying to swim against the larger economic tides.

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.

Invest in Israel Newsletter – February 2012

VC Cafe

As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor , which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. For the Invest in Israel archive, click here.

6 Major Tech Innovations for 2012

Inc Startups

We’re only a few months into 2012, but several technology innovations are starting to show promise. These trends could make for huge opportunities--or huge disruptions to your business. Either way, they are ones to watch.

I want to mentor you in the Shopify Build-A-Business Contest 2012

Startup Lessons Learned

It's called the Shopify 2012 Build-A-Business Competition and it launches today. I recently teamed up with Tim Ferriss, Daymond John, and Tina Roth Eisenberg to help you launch a business from scratch. Now is the time to take that idea you've been mulling over and put it in motion.

ETNow Venture Capital outlook for 2012


Interesting panel moderated by Sudhir, Discusses 2011 and the emergence of ecommerce, other investment themes in tech enabled businesses, exit expectations and where we are headed. Ecosystem

Amazon Top 10 Business Books of 2012

Feld Thoughts

I just found out that Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City made the Amazon Top 10 Business Books of 2012. A few of the books on the Amazon Top 10 Business Books of 2012 touch on this theme – I’ll be looking for it as I read a lot on the beach the next few weeks. I’m not a huge “made that list person” but as a writer this is a very cool thing, especially when I look at the other books, and writers, on the list.

Brand Winners and Losers of 2012

Inc Startups

Worst: Windows 8 In the autumn of 2012, Microsoft launched a complicated operating system product strategy that attempted to maintain both backward compatibility to previous products (Window 8 and a new future in a new product category (Windows RT).

Top 10 articles for 2012 from the Startup Blog

Taffy Williams

The articles below were the top 10 for 2012. Startup Blog has been on line for about 2 years now. Changes you may have noticed are inclusions of photos (I shot most of them) and more real-life experience stories.

The Lean LaunchPad Online

Steve Blank

We taught the first two classes of 25 teams each, and then in March of 2012 trained faculty from Georgia Tech and the University of Michigan how to teach the class at their universities.

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Embracing the mess of 2012 to invite the grace of 2013

Escape From Cubicle Nation

And so rather than sweeping the shame and failures from 2012 under the rug, with the hope that they will magically evaporate in 2013, let’s bring them out in the light and examine them with a gentle eye. What has this year been like for you?

Check out the wonderful things my clients shipped in 2012!

Escape From Cubicle Nation

On this last day of 2012, as we prepare for a rocking 2013, I am tremendously proud to celebrate and share the people I have been lucky enough to work with this year. Brenda Horton launched her goal planning software productivity tool, Actionplanr in 4th quarter of 2012!

4 Great Motivational Videos for 2012

Inc Startups

Need a little boost to get the year off to a strong start? Watch these short clips & you'll feel like taking on the world. In my role as the "mouthpiece" of the sales profession, I end up talking with a lot of successful salespeople.

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The Future of Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank

Almost every large company understands it needs to build an organization that deals with the ever-increasing external forces of continuous disruption , the need for continuous innovation , globalization and regulation.