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Issues with Equity Misalignment

Ask The VC

Q: In our startup we have 4 founders, two of whom are not full time. We’ve all put in a good sum of cash thus far. The two founders with the least equity happen to be the two tech founders. with the rest for employees + advisors). 32%) seems to think that if we can get funding, the VC will correct this wrong. Am I off base?

Startup Mentors


I've had several Startup CTO Consulting sessions recently where it became apparent that the Founder needed help with the business and product as much or more than the technology. I suggested that they should look for someone like me, but on the business end. Then we discussed how they could go about finding this startup business advisor.

Google Analytics Tips: 10 Data Analysis Strategies That Pay Off Big!

Occam's Razor

In the coming year, based on current announcements , Google Analytics is set to go through an almost unprecedented amount of evolution. Go crazy.

Early Evidence Is Often Too Early And Not Really Evidence


The Lean Startup method strongly advocates experiments -- and for good reason. How quickly can you get through a learning cycle? But, be careful.

12 Great Motivational Quotes for 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This set of inspirational thoughts for the new year will galvanize you into action. Brian Tracy "Success is getting what you want. Can you help me out?


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Top 10 Traits of an Exceptional Boss

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The first lesson in business is figuring out who you should listen to and who you shouldn't. Let me ask you something. Of course not. Probably not.

How to pitch to investors in 10 minutes and get funded

Up and Running

I know what it’s like to pitch to investors – both angels and venture capitalists. I’ve raised close to $1 million from angel investors for my previous technology start-ups. Sometimes you only get 10 minutes to pitch your business opportunity to the investors (or less in some cases). Powerful Investor Pitch in 10 mins.

6 Steps to Productive Brainstorming

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Think big and follow these tips to make the most of your next brainstorming session. Always Go Offsite Never try to brainstorm in your workplace.

How Does a Startup Incubator Really Help You?

Startup Professionals Musings

They dream of appearing at the door, with their idea on the back of a napkin, and popping out a few months later with investor money to burn. billion.

7 Marketing Metrics Worth Obsessing Over

Duct Tape Marketing

Marketers need to measure a lot of things in order to get better. Not everyone does and those that do sometimes measure the wrong things.

5 Ways to a Better Business in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you want to take your business further this year, here's what you need to focus on. Spend smart. Dump year-end bonuses. Sell solutions, not stuff.

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3 rules for new founders

The Startup Toolkit

Lean is good for companies but bad for people. Here’s how I’ve been handling that bit: Protect your downside. Work on whatever’s interesting.

So You're Going To Start A Huge New Web Project

CSS -Tricks. treehouse : what would you like to learn today? Web Design. Web Development. iOS Development. Show search box. Search. Search in: All. Articles. Forums. Snippets. Videos. ?. Forums. Snippets. Gallery. Videos. Almanac. Demos. Deals. Navigation n Search. So You’re Going To Start A Huge New Web Project. Published. December 18, 2012.

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Simple Secret for Happy Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Want to boost your employees' well-being? A new study weighs the emotional effects of workday duration, engagement, and time off.

My favorite apps to keep productive in 2013

Up and Running

I’m a sucker for any app that helps me be more productive. I’ll try any new to-do list and I’m always on the lookout for the next great project management tool. Over the past year, there have been some fantastic new productivity apps as well as some refreshes of a few classics. These aren’t just apps that I’ve read good reviews about.

Are You a Fearless Leader? 3 Questions

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Fearless leaders know how to face reality, take decisive action, and accept responsibility for the outcome. Are you one of them? Staver says.

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Banking and Unbundling

I've previously thought this was mainly and initially happening in media and education. But maybe it's actually occurring most quickly and aggressively in financial services. The Economist, in a survey of non-bank finance, r ecently wrote : " this is a time of huge opportunity in finance — as long as you are something other than a bank.

Hit Reset, It’s 2013

Feld Thoughts

My long-time friends Fred Wilson and Joanne Wilson each had powerful posts about saying goodbye to 2012 and welcoming in 2013 yesterday. Fred’s is titled Putting 2012 To Bed. I know many people who don’t know Fred other than via his online presence, public actions, and reputations. I actually wrote one and stored it as a draft.

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The One Good Thing About the Fiscal Cliff Resolution

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The fiscal cliff resolution may or may not help small businesses. But it has at least one very, very good (perhaps unintended) consequence.

[Singapore] Startup Asia Singapore Back For 2013 Edition


There are also networking events that allow startup founders the opportunity to meet with investors, advisors, as well as incubators from across Asia.

Some of the Most Memorable Marketing of 2012

Mike Michalowicz

The world not ending on December 21, 2012, wasn’t the only memorable marketing moment in 2012. Many of them, like Yahoo! Some even amused us.

"Markets that don’t exist don’t care how smart you are."

Bryce Dot VC

“Markets that don’t exist don’t care how smart you are.” - Marc Andreesen

Taking Stock, Part II


Taking Stock, Part II. Last year, I wrote about the three questions I ask myself at the beginning of every year to make sure my career is still on track. [ [link] ] The questions are: Am I having fun at work? Am I learning and growing as a professional? Is my work financially rewarding enough, either in the short term or in the long term?

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The Year of the Timeless Stream

Rob Go

I’ve been noticing something that I think will make some big strides in 2013. It’s a trend that I think we’ll see in consumer services. That shift I think is the movement from real-time to the timeless. Or, from temporary and ephemeral to durable and lasting. ” I see services that are starting to hint at this.

Convert Customer Loyalty Into Cash

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You've worked hard to build your company's reputation in the local community. Convert that goodwill to real value as you prepare to sell your business.

Crowdfunding Roundup In The ArcticStartup Region


Is that €50 bill Grandma slipped into your Christmas card burning a hole in your pocket? Reward-based Crowdfunding. 4 days remain. Equity Crowdfunding.

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Focus on the line, not the dot

Yesterday I noticed the Who’s Hiring? thread pop up again on Hacker News. If you’re hiring, it’s a great place to share that fact. Since around half a year ago, we’ve been actively hiring and so I’ve made it a task of mine to post to the thread when it appears on the first of the month. How focusing on the dot feels.

[Review] Mastering Story, Community & Influence


There are those on social media, and then there are those who define how to really use social media.

New Years Resolution To Lace Up Your Running Shoes? Check Out MyNextRun For Running Events


It's 2013 - a new calendar, and new year to start fresh and make some new habits. And by doing so, it has become easy to find and register for events.

How to Thrive (at a Big Company) After Acquistion

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Can a mission-driven enterprise accelerate impact within a larger corporation? Don't change the core of the product, but feel free to improve upon it.

Perfecting the Art of the Pitch: 8 Young Entrepreneurs Weigh In

Early Growth Financial Services

Originally posted on Tech Cocktail. Tech Cocktail asked for their top advice on how to pitch an investor. Their answers are below.

Startup Weekend Lancaster, PA

Startup Weekend Lancaster is coming up in late February--here's the first blog post by one of the organizers. It's a national program sponsored by the Kaufman Foundation, and finally coming to Lancaster. The premise is simple: people get together and create startups over a 54-hour period. Have an idea? Come on out. Coder? Welcome. Learn more here

[Interview] Hitachi Data Systems’ Hu Yoshida On Startups And Storage Virtualization


We took the opportunity ask him to how storage virtualization and its trends would affect technology startups. What about data security?

My (and your) favorite posts from 2012

Jeff Hilimire

At the end of every year I take the time to look back and see what posts you liked the best (using Google Analtyics and comments) and which ones I was happy that I wrote. I also like to reflect on how my blog has evolved and what trends I see emerging. In 2012, I shared more of my personal thoughts than I had in the past. or TADD. ~