Sat.Dec 01, 2012

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

We quietly rolled something out on a few weeks ago and Brian (who led the effort to build it) announced it on yesterday. It is a timeline view of all the initial investments we have made at USV since we started investing in the fall of 2004.

6 Core Elements of Winning Startup Launch Content

Startup Professionals Musings

Your marketing launch is the most important element of startup success these days, to get customer attention in this world of information overload. Yet it is the one element that too many entrepreneurs focus on only as an afterthought.

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Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

A practical guide on accurately scheduling client projects

The Next Web

“I’ll put you on my schedule.” ” “I have you marked in my calendar to start next week.” ” “My schedule is full right now.” ” Have you ever told a client or potential client any of the above? I have many times.

Weekend Favs December One

Duct Tape Marketing

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting.

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SATURDAY JAZZ SHRED: Race With Devil On Spanish Highway by Al Di.

Mark Birch

SATURDAY JAZZ SHRED: Race With Devil On Spanish Highway by Al Di Meola - The normal jazz brunch will be back on schedule next week while we bring you more of SHRED WEEK! This was a pretty obvious choice and while there are plenty of jazz guitarists that have speedy chops, Al Di Meola is the pinnacle of jazz shred. If you listen to Satriani, Gilbert, Malmsteen and others, you can easily draw a line back to Di Meola as one of their biggest influences.


MBAs vs the Education Market: The Rise of Education Startups


Here is a guest post from Emma Collins that looks at the growth of education-technology ventures, and what these new models may mean for the future of both learning and business. Emma has recently written a guide to this year’s greatest online MBA schools , and is very knowledgeable about most things impacting the higher ed sphere. So, I hope you enjoy her piece: MBAs vs the Education Market: The Rise of Education Startups.