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Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World


Last month we covered the basics of intellectual property (IP) for startups, including a simple taxonomy, some common issues and related documents for entrepreneurs to use when forming a new startup. I’d like to take a step back and discuss the significance of IP as a component of the overall value that founders intend to create as they grow the company. How much is it worth investing in cultivating and enforcing an IP portfolio ?

Brain Alliance And Sanoma Launch Aggregated Sales Service


Interesting aspect of the store is also that the service has been protected by European level IP regulation and mechanisms, which only tells that Writing this as the presentation is still on going at stage here in the launch event.

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

VC Cafe

Allot is a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization and revenuegeneration solutions based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology, Allot Service Gateway solutions for mobile broadband are compliant with 3G.4G/LTE and WiMax networks and provide full cell awareness.

StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups


This site aggregates and filters content from thought leaders who talk about topics such as Marketing , Sales , Design , Revenue , Hiring , Social Media , Business Models , Metrics , PR , Venture Capital , Angel Investors , Bootstrapping , Incubators , Agile and many others.

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

We collect the complete narrative of what they discovered talking to customers as well as aggregate interviews, hypotheses to test, invalidated hypotheses and mentor and instructor engagements.

Save and Print These LumaScapes to Get a Grasp on Digital Media [Infographics]

VC Cafe

Boxee – Video > IP Enabled Set Top Boxes. Metacafe – Video > Aggregation. Save and print this one folks.

How to Setup Google Analytics and Segment Your Data


As Avinash Kaushik famously wrote, “All data in aggregate is crap.” You might consider filtering out internal IP addresses, for example. Smart optimizers don’t waste time with crappy aggregate data.

Local Listings: Which Ones Should I Focus On?

Duct Tape Marketing

The challenge is that between major data aggregators and tiny upstart listing sites, there are way too many places to get your business’ NAP info listed. Luckily, there are a handful of listings on big data aggregators’ platforms that will actually feed the rest of the little ones.

Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out – The Startup Genome Project

Steve Blank

The solution I’m exploring is a just in time learning methodology that accelerates founders’ learning curve by aggregating relevant content, peers and mentors.&#. Founders overestimate the value of IP before product market fit by 255%. . In April 2010 I received an email that said, “I’m an incoming Stanford student in the fall and working on a project that a number of people suggested I get in touch with you about.&#. Ok, I get a lot of these.

Investment Thesis @USV

Finally, networks can also be networks of data, such as what DuckDuckGo (search), Indeed (jobs) and Flurry (mobile apps) are doing that then provide aggregate data-level benefits to users from that data network aggregation. Venture firms operate a bunch of different ways.

14 Interesting Findings From The Startup Genome Project


Founders overestimate the value of IP before product market fit by 255%.

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Scaling lessons learned at Dropbox, part 1

Another thing that became increasingly useful was to have thousands of custom stats aggregated over thousands of servers graphed. GeoIP for mapping IPs to locations. Rajivs blog. RSS Archive. July 12, 2012. Scaling lessons learned at Dropbox, part 1. Rajiv Eranki.

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7+ Under-Utilized Google Analytics Reports for Conversion Insights


Craig Sullivan, @OptimiseOrDie : I’m a performance junkie – because I started life as a network and security engineer with routers, TCP/IP and lots of cool tools for analyzing and fixing problems.

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

VC Cafe

Allot Communications -a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization and revenue generation solutions based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology. mobile telephone operators, broadcasters, content aggregators and media agents.

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3 reasons why real time analytics tools are essential

Watching Websites

You get granular session-level detail (IP addresses, technographic information, geolocation, and sometimes even a username). Without a real-time analytics tool, I never would have thought to check this particular social news aggregator.

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Eight Silly Data Things Marketing People Believe That Get Them Fired.

Occam's Razor

When I search for "avinash" on Google I might rank #1 in the search results because I'm logged into my Google account, the engine has my search history, my computer IP address, it also has searches by others in my vicinity, local stories right now, and so many other signals.

10 Characteristics of Successful Distribution Networks - NextWala


Dkhare on Looking for: Utility App for User-generated Local Content Aggregation. Arjunram on Looking for: Utility App for User-generated Local Content Aggregation. Arjunram on Looking for: Utility App for User-generated Local Content Aggregation. buyer aggregators.

Startup Resources

IP Location Tools. British Library Business & IP Centre : Funded by the London Development Agency, the British Library supports inventors, small businesses and entrepreneurs from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business. aggregation.

HBS Angels Healthcare Night

David Teten

C8 Sciences ( [link] ) markets web-delivered cognitive development programs based on Yale IP of integrated computer and physical exercises. Cell>Point ( ) is a late-stage biotech-molecular imaging and therapeutics company with strong IP. The company aggregates a tremendous amount of medical news and research and personalizes it into a user friendly experience.

The Legal Side of Entrepreneurship


A major reason for incorporating is to have the founders assign their IP to the company; it is far easier for a business to contract with a startup when the IP is owned by one entity. In semiconductors and other areas where hard IP really matters, investors highly value patents.

How To Tell If a Startup Is Ready for Investment

Inc Startups

We collect the complete narrative of what they discovered talking to customers, as well as aggregate interviews, hypotheses to test, invalidated hypotheses, and mentor and instructor engagements.

Web and Mobile Revenue Models

Constantly Learning

Aggregator - ex. IP Commerce (POS 2.0), CardSpring. I originally saw this posted on HackerNews and wanted to repost it for those who haven't seen it. It's a list of all the current revenue models that exist and examples of companies that use it. I wanted to create a duplicate of the original , just in-case Hackpad ever went away. Advertising. Display Ads - ex. Yahoo! Search Ads - ex. Google. Text Ads - ex. Google. Video Ads - ex. Audio Ads - ex. Pandora. Promoted Content - ex.

Leveraging Big Data To Create More Secure Web Applications

Code as Craft

These two mechanisms are similar with respect to the frequency of data aggregated (constantly) and the frequency of analysis (almost constantly). Typically we are looking for identifying patterns such as URL patterns or IP addresses that have repeatedly accessed our application.

A Quick Primer on B2B Conversion Optimization


There you want to look at things in clumps and aggregates. Conversion optimization is a little different if you’re in B2B.

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Crushing It With Competitive Intelligence Analysis: Best Metrics, Reports

Occam's Razor

Switch your IP to the first opportunity from #1. but then ignore them as they are quite useless aggregated at this level.

Negotiation Tips For Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers

crowdSPRING Blog

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.

7 Incredible Web Design, Branding, Digital Marketing Experiences

Occam's Razor

They use geo/ip to work out where I am. by creating a great experience, reassuring me with clear pricing, and they won't even have to pay a bounty to their aggregators! We are surrounded by incredible digital experiences. Masterful design, branding and marketing.

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New Vigo VC focuses on bringing Russian and CIS startups to Helsinki


If it appears there''s a product market fit then Helsinki Ventures helps incorporate the company in Finland - or helps flip the IP to a Finnish legal entity. Metrics Cat - an app metrics aggregator focused on reviews.

Startup Blog: Did You Examine the Competitive Landscape for Your.

Taffy Williams

They have an aggregate sales total of only $50M and that is after they have been aggressively selling product for 2 years. To make things worse, the aggregate competition sales force is 800 people and your NewCo can only afford 30 people for the first two years of the launch.

5 thoughts for startups and small business: numbers count

crowdSPRING Blog

This data is aggregated in a spreadsheet, which allows a quick update every week. 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!

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Don’t Let an Unsecured Credit Card System Bankrupt Your Business

Up and Running

All businesses fall into one of the four merchant levels based on the aggregate number of Visa / MasterCard transactions they process over a 12-month period. Scanning only applies to merchants with externally-facing IP addresses.

The Cat-Herding-est Job on the Planet

Inc Startups

Because the page links to Jobvite, which is our backend applicant-tracking software, and Jobvite pulls the IP addresses of people who visit their site. It’s interesting, because the community is so brilliant in so many ways, especially in aggregate.

Multilingual User Generated Content and SEO

Code as Craft

Search engine bots, in their desire to see all content without prejudice, don’t send a browser accept language, aren’t signed-in users with profile locations, and it hardly makes sense to use geo-IP lookups to determine their location. At Etsy use Splunk, a data management interface , to aggregate all of our web server logs. By: Lacy Rhoades & David Bernal. Etsy offers a lot of items from a lot of sellers worldwide.

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

Occam's Razor

and Baidu, are logged by those search engines, along with basic connectivity information such as IP address and browser version. Many vendors now aggregate this real customer data and present it in the form of benchmarks that you can use to index your own performance.

Glory Days for US Technology

Seeing Both Sides

On October 9th, 2008 - the last time the Dow was at 11,000 - the aggregate market capitalization of these seven companies was 770 billion. At the closing bell on April 9th, 2009 - with the Dow back to 11,000 - the aggregate market capitalization of these seven companies was 1,238 billion. Think of the bandwidth IP video is going to require over the next 5 years. Forgot the news about the increase in retail earnings that suggest the American consumer is back.

Christine: Deployment Challenges for WiFi Operators

Jonker, on the other hand, segments theindustry by service provider, aggregator, hot spot operator, and venue. Consumers see and adoptwireless IP connections as just another point where they can connect,and dont want the complexity of a separate service that they must subscribe to.

Disruption in the Location/Local/LBS Stack - NextWala


Dkhare on Looking for: Utility App for User-generated Local Content Aggregation. Arjunram on Looking for: Utility App for User-generated Local Content Aggregation. Arjunram on Looking for: Utility App for User-generated Local Content Aggregation. NextWala.

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Startup Blog: Getting Rights to the Technology

Taffy Williams

In selecting the technology, you may already have IP or inventors identified but not have the rights yet. Make sure you conduct your own diligence review before entering into a negotiation for the rights; business criteria and IP criteria need to be a fit.

Startup Blog: Inventions & Patents are Critical - The Technology.

Taffy Williams

By the time you are in full prosecution of international rights aggregate costs may have be more than $50K. You will have to be extremely careful about the technology selection process and the IP that protects it. · Plan for IP costs and the protection of them.

Launching Tech Ventures: Beware of the Word "Interesting"

Launching Tech Ventures

I had a vision for a new type of open innovation intermediary that stemmed from my exposure to IDEO , Innocentive , Gen3 Partners , contests like GE’s Ecomagination Challenge , and other platforms that enable corporations to externally-source ideas and IP/technology.