Metrics for Early-stage Mobile Apps
JANUARY 12, 2015
Have been talking to many “mobile app” entrepreneurs of late, and one question I get consistently is around how they should think about metrics for mobile apps, to gauge early traction, and with an eye on first round of investors. conversion to next stage of funnel is low), and then fix those to optimize the funnel.
Early-stage Regional Venture Funds–part 2 of 3 of Bigger in Bend
JANUARY 22, 2014
Part 2: Early-stage Regional Venture Funds. What’s Missing Is Early Stage Capital. Regions are missing early-stage capital.
The Top 10 Sources of Early-Stage Money
Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
APRIL 3, 2014
These investors are the most active financiers of early-stage startups. Well, there’s friends and family. million. Only 2.7
Web Summit – Top 50 Hottest Early Stage Startups In The World
Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog
OCTOBER 19, 2012
Etherbooks is an exciting, new mobile social reading platform that publishes “made for mobile” Quick Reads directly to Smart Phones.
Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups
AUGUST 12, 2012
Mobile. Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups. Data Collective has already made 46 investments from its first fund, which it calls “comparable with other seed and early stage funds” (Ocko and Bogue wouldn’t reveal fund size.). Startups.
Can Alliance's new early-stage fund get Norway on track?
JUNE 30, 2014
Talking to Norwegian entrepreneurs over the years we''ve heard two things about the state of their early-stage funding.
Technical Advisors: Every Web/Mobile Startup Must Have One
DECEMBER 10, 2012
I did a presentation recently for a graduate class from The Founder Institute around getting online/mobile products out the door. Compensation.
How SaaS + Mobile has changed our world.
JULY 20, 2013
These are now done either transparently in the background, in the cloud, or done using minimally invasive mobile apps.
Year-End VC Report Shows Strength of Internet & Early Stage Investment
JANUARY 12, 2011
No surprise, mobile investment continued to grow. Early Stage VC Grows. The $6.5 And overall, the year saw $23.7 Sponsor. Discuss.
Why transparency is the next killer feature in mobile
The Next Web
MAY 13, 2014
a boutique agency in Austin focused on bringing early-stage technologies to market. Smart watches. Fingerprint sensors. Max-sized phones.
6 Key Trends Shaping This Year’s Mobile Holiday Shopping Season
DECEMBER 7, 2015
The holidays are approaching, and mobile is going to play a bigger role in eCommerce than ever before. times the rate of smartphone shoppers.
Connect Ventures Closes €16M Fund For Early Stage Investments
MAY 2, 2012
A new European venture capital fund has opened up in London after raising €16 million for early-stage investments.
Fundraising? Be a Buyer, not a Seller
JULY 3, 2013
Most founders raise (or try to) far too early. At the late stage ($10M+ revenue) the reverse is true. So, what’s the solution?
The Importance of Revenue is Back - DShen's Blogs
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
Back in 2009, shortly after the 2008 crash, I wrote The Importance of Revenue at Early Stage, Now More Than Ever. Tracking M&A values, they hang slightly above $20M [source: Berkery Noyes 2012 3rd Qtr Trends Report Online & Mobile Industry]. The Web and the World of Business. Archives. Other Blogs. Search. What has changed?
The most important mobile design decision a startup faces
The Next Web
AUGUST 21, 2013
Bubba is an early stage investor in consumer internet and mobile technology companies for @DFJvc. Keeping the user base engaged.
Index Ventures Raises New €350 Million Early Stage Fund
JUNE 18, 2012
Index Ventures has raised a new €350 million venture fund targeting early-stage european companies. With the new fund, Index will make around 30 investments anywhere from a few hundred thousand, to up to 15 million in companies in the seed and series A and B stages.
“Accelerators should not try and be all things to all people”
MARCH 27, 2013
At the recent Venture Intelligence APEX’13 Summit, Sateesh Andra of VenturEast Tenet Fund provided what I thought was very useful guidance to entrepreneurs on which type of early stage investor to approach – depending on the type of company they were creating. Accelerators should not try and be all things to all people.
Recent Interview for Workbridge
APRIL 1, 2013
Simultaneously Alessio watched his father create a PayPal competitor and he wanted to make something more futuristic for mobile payments; he then saw a WIRED article “Kill The Password!” ” We compared notes and decided the timing was right for mobile payments without passwords leveraging advances in biometrics.
How to Improve Mobile UX with Digital Wallets
MARCH 22, 2017
Mobile Commerce to Take Over as Primary Checkout Point. Mobile Conversion Rates Lag Behind, Though. Today, there are more than 2.32
Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011 - NextWala
JUNE 16, 2011
Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump.
What Has Changed
A VC : Venture Capital and Technology
NOVEMBER 25, 2012
As the WSJ notes, VC funding of consumer web and mobile companies is down 42% in this first nine months of 2012 (vs the first nine months of 2011). 2) the consumer is moving from desktop/web to mobile/app. 3) the momentum/late stage investors have moved from consumer to enterprise. mobile Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tec
Launching Year One Labs – An Early Stage Seed Accelerator
SEPTEMBER 5, 2010
Year One Labs is an early stage seed accelerator that will help fund and build startups, primarily in the web and mobile spaces. Today is a big day. After 6 or so months, I’ve launched my new startup: Year One Labs. I’m particularly excited about the team: Raymond Luk , Alistair Croll and Ian Rae. Sales calls?
Silicon Valley Bank HALO report – Angel Investing(Infographic)
APRIL 25, 2013
Some interesting trends here - Mobile is up, The West outside California is up, average valuation is unchanged. link].
First Half of 2011 Showed Boost in Later Stage VC Deals in Israel
JULY 20, 2011
Seed stage investments are down almost by half, accounting for 3% of investments in the first half of 2011, compared to 5% last year.
The Future of Startups 2013-2017
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Hundreds of startups will succeed in this world over the next few years, like all the mobile app companies over the past 5 years. And now all of a sudden you have got this global market of all these early adopters that have smartphones connected to the Internet, and they can just pick up their things and run with them. tomnora.
Finnish Kopla Games Raises €700,000 For Mobile Role-Playing Games
MARCH 1, 2016
Tampere-based mobile game startup Kopla Games announced on Wednesday that the studio has closed €700,000 € seed round. Photo: Kopla Games.
Silicon Valley Uber Alles? I think so… Some of their Secret Weapons.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
[contact-form] Can any other region “catch up” to Silicon Valley, or be the next Silicon Valley? Silicon – Uh, yeah, that word?
How The Blockchain Can Unshackle Us
APRIL 13, 2016
We are now in the early stages of another major technological development called the blockchain. Why Is This Technology So Important?
Ten million users is the new one million users
AUGUST 3, 2012
Some observations: - Thousands of early-stage consumer web/mobile companies were started and funded in last 24 months. A few breakout early-stage consumer hits (Instagram, Pinterest) have reached tens of millions of users in record time. VCs are increasingly focusing on B2B for early-stage investments.
The Second Smartphone Revolution
A VC : Venture Capital and Technology
MARCH 13, 2016
Benedict Evans tweeted out this chart yesterday: We sometimes think of the shift to mobile as finished, or almost finished. The first 2.5bn smartphones brought us Instagram, Snapchat, Uber, Whatsapp, Kik, Venmo, Duolingo, and most importantly, drove the big web apps to build world class mobile apps and move their userbases from web to mobile.
The Mobile Enterprise in 2013: Getting Down to Business
Lightspeed Venture Partners
DECEMBER 21, 2012
Over the last 12 months, there have been a handful of acquisitions of mobile start-ups like RapSphere * (by Appsense), Nukona (by Symantec) and most recently Zenprise (by Citirix) that help enterprises better manage mobile devices. BYOD M&A mobile startups 2013 predictions mobile enterpriseWhy does this matter?
Bigger in Bend, Part 2: Early-Stage Regional Venture Funds
Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
JANUARY 23, 2014
as a distribution channel, have vastly reduced the amount of capital a startup needs in the early stage when risk is the greatest.
What is Drupal? or, My retraining in Software Development
AUGUST 18, 2013
in 2010, I gradually saw that among our weaknesses we were very strong in E-Commerce, Fashion Commerce, Mobile Commerce, Content Communities, dynamic sexy websites and it was all based on varieties of PHP/LAMP. Confessions of a Drupalvangelist. The So Cal engineering gap? Also lot’s of fake, wanna be CTOs here. (So So L.A.)
TALK LESS! (or, the fine art of Sales)
MAY 5, 2012
In most of the pitches I get from early stagers these days, they start talking and demoing and don’t know when to quit. The other night someone was trying to show me a demo of their mobile app in a loud bar. The current massive movement of new startups is an awesome moment in our time. Respect the human sales skills. tomnora.
Responses: Santa Fe Friends + Cali Friends + +
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
Sent wirelessly via BlackBerry from T-Mobile. I’m going to be out there in early October to attend Indiecade…do you have a free couch? Responses to my Santa Fe Friends + Cali Friends + + letter. In chronological order. So you and Rich Murray became friends? how long did he last at NMCC?LOL. peggy. -. Hey Tom Baby!!! Patsy.
Conversion: The Most Important Internet Metric of All (Revisited)
OCTOBER 1, 2013
In 2013, we are in the midst of a critical platform transition from the browser-based Internet to mobile applications platforms like iOS and Android.
Smoke vs Fire: Handling ?Preemptive? Interest From VCs ? AGILEVC
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
I co-founded NextView Ventures , a seed-stage VC firm based in Boston, in 2010. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. About Me. Author howerl.
4 Dirty Secrets VCs Won’t Admit
View from Seed
APRIL 7, 2015
Dirty Secret #1: An early-stage startup’s design actually does matter. But at the early stages, it’s surprisingly impactful.
Five Tips To Understanding & Using Mobile Metrics
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Lets say we have a mobile game. 4 The metrics you use and the stage of your business go hand-in-hand. Write those down. Plan accordingly.
Organizational Debt is like Technical debt – but worse
MAY 19, 2015
Organizational debt is all the people/culture compromises made to “just get it done” in the early stages of a startup. the company had.