Mon.Feb 20, 2012

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How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

Both Sides of the Table

Tracy DiNunzio isn’t your typical Silicon Valley startup founder. She’s a painter and a self-proclaimed Bohemian. More on that later.

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7 Ways and Why to Treat Your Career Like a Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn, helped me crystallize these similarities with his new bestseller “ The Start-up of You.” Take intelligent risks.

The Biggest Mistake Web Analysts Make… And How To Avoid It!

Occam's Razor

The single biggest mistake web analysts make is working without purpose. We work very hard. We torture SiteCatalyst. We send out a lot of data. Result?

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Book: Inside Apple

Feld Thoughts

I expect many of you have read at least one book on Steve Jobs and Apple since Jobs’ death. If you, like me, grabbed and consumed a copy of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, I have a recommendation for you. Go buy a copy of Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired–and Secretive–Company Really Works by Adam Lashinsky.

Your Perks Aren't Motivating Your Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Frustrated that your office fussball table or employee wellness program doesn't seem to be motivating your team? Here's why your perks are ineffective.

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Need a Revenue Boost? Try This Simple Formula

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

An easy way to break down your revenue goals into specific, actionable items. You know you need to increase revenue. What does all of this mean?

Husband And Wife VC Posts Of The Day

Ask The VC

Fred Wilson (USV) and Joanne Wilson (Gotham Gal) have the two best posts up today. Each one involved another person. Fred’s post - The Management Team – Guest Post By Jerry Colonna – is by – wait for it – Jerry Colonna. If you don’t know Jerry, you are missing out.

8 Must Have Attitudes For The Entrepreneur Who Tackles A Downturn Economy by Yaro Starak

When I first started my recruitment company in 2005, companies were still paying top level (and sometimes mid-level) sales professionals (discipline I started with) $100,000 a year and up.

Are You Over Your Capabilities?

Taffy Williams

I wrote anarticle titled “ The One Word Entrepreneurs Do Not Say.” The word is Can’t just in case you have not read it. It is true that real entrepreneurs do not usethis word and their primary mode of action is to seek ways to solve problems;go around them, over them, under them, or through them. The never give up attitude is critical tosuccess.

Whitney Houston’s Legacy And What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Her Rollercoaster Life by Yaro Starak

It might seem a bit weird to have an article about a recently deceased pop singer on a blog about Internet Marketing, but bear with me, today we’re talking about Whitney Houston.

Chip Conley on How to Fight Fear

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The founder of Joie de Vivre hotels on his new book, Emotional Equations, and the trick he uses to combat paralyzing anxiety. Chip Conley knows fear.

Thought Readership #2: Er, Who Did You Say You Were?

Active Garage

We all know the three pillars of marketing, right? Know, Like, and Trust. Sorry, but it isn’t. x 11-inch paper. Nana was his grandmother). Trust.

How Venture Capitalists Talk - A Short Primer

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

This post reviews basic terminology commonly used in the venture world. First, the entities into which capital sources are aggregated for purposes of making investments are usually referred to as "funds," "venture companies," or "venture partnerships."

Facebook, Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom

Growthink Blog

Over the last two weeks, we have discussed the lessons of liquidity , sector, and outliers to be learned from the extraordinary returns earned by Facebook's early investors. Now let's turn to the only topic that self-interested and red-blooded investors really care about when it comes to Facebook and its IPO. Let's start with being too poor.

Enterprise Vendors: Big Hat, No Cattle

deal architect

From MIT Technology Review: “"Customers are coming to us and saying 'I'd like a Watson,' " says Stephen Gold, IBM's director of worldwide marketing for Watson. Eventually, that might be possible, but first they need to have the right data. Industry Commentary

TBPP2011: Looking Foward with Chris Sarette

The Product Guy

What has quickly become a tradition, we are finishing off the first series of the year looking at our most recent annual winner of The Best Product Person. Chris Sarette, The Best Product Person of 2011 , is the estimable subject of this series. In this final installment of the series we explore the path leading from here. positive trends? Enjoy!

The Best Way to Keep Your Team Focused

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

To keep myself and my employees focused, I follow a simple rule I learned from the great football coach Don Shula. It’s the only way to survive.

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A telecom Happy Hour?

deal architect

I was at a restaurant recently which had an every day/all day 2 for 1 happy hour. And it occurred to me how bars and telcos share a common trait: awkward hours for convenient pricing. Well this restaurant – Chili’s. Telecommunications


Knowing your startup like the back of your.napkin.

This is going to be BIG.

When Chantel Waterbury came to pitch me back in August of 2010 for chloe + isabel , she started off the conversation with a simple description--that there were four other companies in her space each doing over a hundred million dollars of revenue and that, in total, they still made up a small percentage of the overall market. I know. No powerpoints.

Why FastCompany Gets "The Lean Startup" Almost Completely Wrong


But, today, I came across this article that talks about the values of the “Not-So-Lean” Startup. He's scientific and thoughtful.

Where to Snag Hot Start-Up Talent?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley both have incredible talent, but theyre two very different ponds for fishing. Silicon Valley has more senior talent.

How to Use Foursquare for Business – 8 Smart Tips

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Rumor has it that social media will overtake conventional marketing within the decade. Think about it. When deciding where to take a date for a nice dinner or using a new accountant, are you more likely to take the word of a paid advertisement or the word of your unbiased friend? If you say paid

Mobile Sales Lessons From Girl Scout Cookies

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What does a pet product start-up have in common with a Girl Scout selling cookies? They can both teach you about mobile payments. TerraPaws was born.

How to Achieve Anything - Interview with Dan Brodky-Chenfeld.

Startup Remarkable


Facebook IPO repurcussions

Start Up Blog

The upcoming Facebook IPO is a very interesting scenario. Not just from a startup / social media or tech point of view but from an economic one. And around 100 times their earnings. For comparison purposes Apple current has a 14 times earnings ratio while Google has 12 times. Both companies which have established and growing revenue streams.

Zervant Raises Second Angel Round


Zervant has announced they have closed their second angel round. Our growth rate has jumped with 300% in the last 2 months.

Facebook IPO repurcussions

Start Up Blog

The upcoming Facebook IPO is a very interesting scenario. Not just from a startup / social media or tech point of view but from an economic one. And around 100 times their earnings. For comparison purposes Apple current has a 14 times earnings ratio while Google has 12 times. Both companies which have established and growing revenue streams.

Qubulus Receives Investment, Focuses Indoor Positioning On Events


Last friday Qubulus , the mobile indoor positioning out of Sweden, announced it has completed a funding round led by angel investor Jean Pierre Payat followed by the Swedish government backed investment fund, Innovationsbron. The size of the investment was undisclosed. The companies are showcasing this technology at Mobile World Congress next week.

SXSW 2012 Schedule

Startup Houston

SXSW Interactive is only a few weeks away, but as anyone who has ever been before will tell you, the time to start choosing what to do is now. If it’s your very first time, the prepare to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of people, panels, parties and marketing distractions. Summit , and the Global Coworking Unconference Conference.

Mojang Raises Over $450k For Charity


Last weekend, Mojang spent some 2,5 days developing games at their offices for the good of charity. The average purchase thus was $5,62.

Video: mass production of millimetre scale flying robots

The Equity Kicker

The robots are coming. These insect sized bots can be manufactured as a single sheet which then folds up into a 3D shape like a children’s pop up book.

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How I Help Companies Develop Talent

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Indigo Johnson founded Inc. 5000 Applicant of the Week Careers In Transition to help organizations get the most out of their workers. “Now look.

METAL MONDAY: Beneath the Remains by Sepultura - One of the all.

Mark Birch

METAL MONDAY: Beneath the Remains by Sepultura - One of the all time classics of thrash metal. Sepultura is every much a part of the thrash elite with Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer, and they proved it with this breakthrough album. This entire album from this first track till the end was a constant pile driver of metal ferocity.

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