Content & distribution always beats resolution

Start Up Blog

Sporting organizations will very soon realise they don’t even need a media partner – they can sell their own advertising and subscriptions directly for more than their broadcast rights deals generate. The post Content & distribution always beats resolution appeared first on Steve Sammartino. This week Australian pay Tv operator Foxtel announced the launch of its IQ4 box.

Entrepreneurs With A Great Idea Need A Great Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s fine for one to be the visible head of the company, but if you look at recent great successes of recent times, almost always there is a partner behind the scenes who was key to making the right things happen. Do online research on crowdfunding and partner dating sites.

Intel’s Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software To Help Process Big Data

YoungUpstarts

In the News Apache Hadoop big data Hadoop Intel Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software

How Amazon Partners With Brands

YoungUpstarts

Better yet, how does Amazon partner with brands? Amazon doesn’t partner with brands – each brand needs to build and manage its own Amazon strategy.

How to Find a Business Partner

Up and Running

You don’t have to do everything yourself—a partner can be an asset to your business. For this reason, you might consider working with a business partner. But, how can you find and cultivate a business partner relationship like that? Choose a partner you can trust. “A

Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Need High-Tech Partners

Startup Professionals Musings

Should they go after high-tech nerds for partners, or professional technologists? The right answer for a good business partner today is neither of the above. I find that many entrepreneurs are so passionate about their own idea that they can’t stop selling it to potential partners.

Business Prenup: What To Do Before You Start A Company With A Partner

YoungUpstarts

Here are a few tips to ensure that you and your partners start out on the right foot. If you stop working for the company, how will that impact your voting and distribution rights? Has your prospective business partner invested in or run a business before? by Mark L.

The 3 Kinds of Partners Every Business Needs

Duct Tape Marketing

The 3 Kinds of Partners Every Business Needs written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. You don’t simply get new customers, you partner with them to deliver the most value over time. Strategic Partners. Content Partners.

How to Supercharge your Content Marketing with Paid Advertising

Brandanew

The content is ready and now post-publishing you’re on to emailing your list, reaching out to influencers, and distributing on your social channels. Sometimes, paid advertising tools and platforms can be a great supplement to these more traditional means of distribution.

Imagine a Dating Site for B2B Strategic Partners

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, every business expert tells me that finding good business partners is just as tricky as a good marriage, without the sex. As with personal relationships, unbalanced deals don’t work, since the dominating entity finds it hard to adapt and appreciate the value of a partner.

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David Norris joins us as Partner

The Equity Kicker

I’m excited to let you know that David Norris joined us today as my Partner. Today I am proud to join Forward Partners as a VC. Forward Partners, London. At Forward Partners we look to invest in early stage tech businesses.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

Both Sides of the Table

Our guest this week on #TWiVC was Dana Settle , partner at Greycroft Partners , a venture capital firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Current round: $35mm in Series C (extension of Series B at higher valuation) from General Atlantic, Matrix Partners.

Probability Distributions and the Brute Force Approach

Rob Go

I’ve been thinking a lot about the outcome distributions in different circumstances. I find that most people are not tuned to this sort of outcome distribution. I notice a lot of people are tuned to this kind of outcome distribution, and that colors the way that they go about solving problems. Given that kind of distribution, a different approach and strategy can work that involves a lot of smart, coordinated iteration.

Gnip Partners With Twitter and U.S. Library of Congress

Feld Thoughts

Today Gnip announced it has partnered with Twitter and the U.S. Since Gnip was Twitter’s first authorized data reseller it isn’t too surprising that they partnered with Twitter and the Library of Congress for this important endeavor. This is a big win for ops managers who have multiple environments to manage for their various release cycles and for large enterprises with systems distributed across data centers all over the world.

How to Train Your Referral Partners in Just 2 Steps

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Train Your Referral Partners in Just 2 Steps written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Your new partner is suddenly whisked into the witness protection program. Why Referral Partners Fail You. What Causes Partners to Disappear.

The birth of a new Foundry theme – Distribution

VC Adventure

This theme – distribution – involves companies leveraging the inherent scalability of the Internet and it’s key platforms in targeted, but extremely large markets. I thought the history of how we evolved our thinking around distribution – basically the birth of the distribution theme – would be illustrative both around how the group dynamic works in the Foundry partnership as well as how we think about our thematic investing approach.

8 Keys To Keeping Up With Technology In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Should they go after high-tech nerds for partners, or professional technologists? The right answer for a good business partner today is neither of the above. I find that many entrepreneurs are so passionate about their own idea that they can’t stop selling it to potential partners.

SXSW Startups: Fantag

Austin Startup

They focus on helping content creators and app developers create, identify, package and distribute those meaningful video highlights in ways that help them reach more customers and generate more revenue. videos sports sxsw startup distribution

How I Got My First Customer: I Found A Partner And Threw A Huge Event

Up and Running

The idea was that we would distribute the drink to participants as well as onlookers, along with information about Corpão. This story is part of Bplans’ “How I Did It” series—true stories of real businesses getting started, solving problems and finding success. Read the previous story here.

The birth of a new Foundry theme – Distribution

VC Adventure

This theme – distribution – involves companies leveraging the inherent scalability of the Internet and it’s key platforms in targeted, but extremely large markets. I thought the history of how we evolved our thinking around distribution – basically the birth of the distribution theme – would be illustrative both around how the group dynamic works in the Foundry partnership as well as how we think about our thematic investing approach.

Israel & Japan: Konnichi Wa to Collaboration, Sayonara to Stagnation

VC Cafe

It is not even a top 10 trading partner. The complexities of Japan’s distribution and regulatory environment are important considerations. We can help with issues like regulation and distribution to reach Japanese consumers”.

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Partner Your Way to Success

Small Business Force

Partnering is one of most important vehicles available to an entrepreneur, especially in the early stages of the business, where you can leverage scarce resources to either generate revenue or conserve expenses, or both. But where do you find partners? Go find a partner.

How to Negotiate a Partner Role at a Venture Capital or Private Equity Firm

David Teten

It’s hard enough to get a job at a venture capital or private equity firm; it’s even more complex to join as a Partner. Sean Seton-Rogers, Partner, Profounders Capital, breaks the conversation into three areas: Control: voting/veto for new deals, share of management company. For some examples of public transparency on what investors are looking for, see HOF Capital , KEC ( Brian Laung Aoaeh ), IA ( Roger Ehrenberg ); and Georgian Partners. – Tax distributions.

Good Partners - as Important in Small Business as in Dancing.

Small Business Force

One thing that has always intrigued me, however, was how the "chemistry" between the "star" and the professional dancer they're partnered with has as much to do with the couple's success as the "star's" dancing prowess. However, partnering is more than simply two companies working together.

Finding a Technical Partner for Your Startup

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Web Startup Lessons Advice from a CTO and Entrepreneur Home About Finding a Technical Partner for Your Startup Today I received an inquiry from a student at an Ivy League university who wants to launch a web startup. Best regards, James How to Find a Technical Partner Here’s what I wrote in reply to James’s query: You’re on the right track. You can find a technologist to join you as a partner, for half of the company’s equity.

How About A Matchmaking Site For Business Players?

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, every business expert tells me that finding good business partners is just as tricky as a good marriage, without the sex. As with personal relationships, unbalanced deals don’t work, since the dominating entity finds it hard to adapt and appreciate the value of a partner.

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Breaking: AOL Buying Israeli Video Site 5min Media

VC Cafe

Recently 5min has discovered its business model by providing video distribution. The new focus has been proving itself as the company reported 10 million views a month, across 800 partner sites with their library of 200,000 videos.

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You Can’t Spell Hardware without H-A-R-D

K9 Ventures

If you do a launch it’s rare for the launch to take of organically, it must also be accompanied by a level of paid distribution (i.e. Distribution: Most startups tend to launch on either Kickstarter or on their own site. I started my tinkering with hardware first.

How We Grew Our Fashion Accessories Business To Over A Million Dollars In Sales

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

However, with my handbag company charm and luck , to grow our business we realized we needed to find sales partners to handle our sales. Business Mindset & Goals With looking for salespeople in the fashion industry, our mindset was that we were looking for partners. My first goal was to establish a strong distribution channel here in the US. These lessons I then applied to my hiring of employees, salespeople and even our trading partners such as our factories.

Innovid Raises a $9.5 Million Round Led by Sequoia

VC Cafe

million round led by Sequoia Capital with Genesis Partners and T-Ventures (Deutsche Telecom) participating in the round. As part of the funding round, Sequoia partner Gili Raanan will join Innovid’s Board of Directors. We identified Innovid as a true technology leader in the industry with unparalleled integration into the distribution channels of video publishers & ad networks. Hot from the Techcrunch oven: Innovid , a video advertising startup, has raised $9.5

Overclocking Content: How To Get More From What You Already Create

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Gideon, my business partner, rarely reads my blog anymore. Consider Multi-Formats For Mass Distribution and Engagement. Distribution: Ensuring your content reaches as many of the right people as it can. Note the very key difference between consumption and distribution. There’s no point having great distribution if no one engages with your content.

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Libox Wants To Manage All of Your Media and on Any Device (Interview with Erez Pilosof)

VC Cafe

Our system is managed by a patent-pending combination of distributed, grid and peer to peer technologies along with sophisticated analytic algorithms to do the smart matching beween your media and the device. VC Cafe: How are you going to solve your own distribution challenge?

Israeli Startup Wanova Raises $10 million in Series B

VC Cafe

The round was led entirely by previous backers: the Israeli offices of Greylock Partners and Carmel Ventures , as well as US fund Opus Capital. Wanova is considered a ‘turnkey’ cloud solution, providing Distributed Desktop Virtualization solutions.

How To Break Up A Business Partnership

Mike Michalowicz

So the time to break ways with your business partner has finally come, huh? Those early start up days where you and your partner were both going to “do whatever it takes,” has now turned into “whatever I can take!” Your ego and your partner’s ego.

Israeli Startup Outbrain Raises $35 Million to Rule the Recommendations Space

VC Cafe

Israeli startup Outbrain , one of the leading companies in the recommendations space, has completed a $35 million in Series D led by Index Ventures and joined by previous investors Carmel Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Outbrain has also managed to find a business model with OutLoud , its sponsored recommendation product, which offers publishers a cost effective way to distribute their content on Outbrain’s publisher partners. .

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Soluto and Boxee Get Nominated for Crunchies Award

VC Cafe

million in seed, 2008) and Bessemer Venture Partners, Giza Venture Capital and Proxima Ventures ($6.2 Boxee Boxee Box CES 2011 Crunchies 2011 Soluto apple tv bessemer venture partners internet tv experience Israeli startups open source software soluto

Israeli startup Qlipso Buys Almost-Bankrupt Veoh for its 14 Million Unique Users

VC Cafe

This is an excellent deal for Qlipso and JVP as they managed to almost instantly grow from an early stage starup to a revenue producing business (estimates say 7 figures by the end of 2010) with significant distribution for Qlipso’s 3D interactive platform.

Invest in Israel Newsletter February 2011 Edition

VC Cafe

The company develops distributed antenna system (DAS) solutions for wireless telecommunications coverage inside buildings. PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM SUMMIT PARTNERS BUYS ISRAEL’S ANSWERS.COM. AFCV Holdings , a unit of private equity firm Summit Partners, bought Answers Corporation’s community-generated Q&A site Answers.com for $127 million in cash.

Accidental VC: The Most Dangerous Question for Founders to Overlook in Pitches

View from Seed

I believe this to be 100% true, and I know every partner at NextView feels the same way. ” Founders must address distribution in their pitches both overtly and succinctly. To offer a few examples, here are a few ways entrepreneurs have addressed distribution with NextView.

Business Complexity Goes Up Dramatically As You Scale

Startup Professionals Musings

You need to find investors for funding, vendors for volume manufacturing, processes for repeatable execution, as well as marketing and distribution to attract customers far beyond your pilot rollout. Adding partners, with their own tools and specialists.

How to Sell High Quality Video Content to Your Fans Using Social Media: Introducing LittleCast

Pascal's View

In addition, LittleCast provides detailed analytics and engagement tools to the videographer to manage the distribution, customer engagement and revenue. Adult Education Entrepreneur Levensohn Venture Partners Venture Capital Video Web/Tech

6 Communication Elements Required For Every Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Founders have to communicate their ideas and products to investors, business partners, and the rest of the team. Then, hopefully, come customers, distribution channels, and going public or merging with an attractive buy-out candidate.

Nine Keys To A Winning Startup Channel Strategy

Startup Professionals Musings

For that, you need to implement a winning distribution channel strategy. In other words, you may have the best product, but no distribution means no business. As you business grows you will need additional channel partners. Change distribution partners only when required.