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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010


Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. 500 Hats , February 1, 2010 When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication? First Principles. Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 If you think so, please let me know what they ar

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Talent and Bandwidth

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

When people ask me what the city and state government can do to help the technology driven startup community in NYC, I tell them two things. First, there is not one tech ecosystem. There is the software, internet, digital media sector which is thriving and on a tremendous growth spurt. I would focus on two areas; talent and bandwidth. That is nuts.

Your Financial Model Is A Work Of Fiction; Build It Anyway

Seed Stage Capital

Startup Financials Series Startup financial models are a pain in the ass. They take a ton of time to build. They are complex and often messy.


Anchor Your Startup with Big Honest Vision

Instigator Blog

“Go big or go home.&#. I’m (somewhat) ashamed to admit that I’ve uttered those words before. I’ve written them too.

Dilbert on Cloud Computing


Some days it does feel this way

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Between Thought and Expression Lies A Lifetime

Lou Reed wrote this line (my favorite lyric ever) in the context of relationships (I think). But it's much more applicable than that. Ideas for new businesses are amazing, wonderful, creative things. What makes ideas so interesting

When Smart People are Bad Employees

Ben's Blog

And I always find, yeah, I always find somethin’ wrong. You been puttin’ up with my sh#t just way too long. I’m so gifted at findin’ what I don’t like the most. So I think it’s time for us to have a toast. Let’s have a toast for the jerkoffs. That’ll never take work off. Baby, I got a plan. And I did.

Facebook, Twitter, & startup valuations - The best properties always look too expensive

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

The best properties always look too expensive. Market leaders command the highest prices. It is only a year or two later that they look like great deals. The experts thought Microsoft was crazy when they invested $240M in Facebook at a $15B valuation. Crazy like a fox. The "experts" thought the Russians had gone crazy. What do they think now?

jQuery Plugin: BetterGrow Your Words

The Product Guy

Many things grow, but none grow better than when they BetterGrow. I wanted a dynamic and customizable textarea that kept up with me, that. Usage.

Chronic Under-financing of EU Start-ups Driven by Mindset

Babbling VC

I've read and written about it many times but I think there is one thing which is never loudly spoken about when comparing the EU to Silicon Valley (or the US in general). I personally believe that one of the major drawbacks to venture capital in Europe is chronic under-financing and people skirt around this issue. What does this all boil down to?

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A new decade: From consumerization to commercialization of technology

deal architect

“I would rather compete with Sony than compete in another product category with Microsoft.” Steve Jobs said that to Time magazine soon after launching the iPod in 2001. It signaled the start of a trend Gartner would later call “consumerization

e-Mission has launched. - the vc in me. - Typepad

the vc in me

I'm happy to report that a few years later

Align Your Startup With Today’s Customer Paradigm

Startup Professionals Musings

A new book by David L. Every organization today faces the expectations of an always-on world. Engage customers with relevant and valuable content.

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Calling Vince Lombardi: Four Mega-Trends for 2011

Growthink Blog

When seeking breakout companies to back, here are four mega-trends for 2011: 1. Look for Companies That Harness the Power and Avoid the Danger of “Corporations of One.” Never before in human history has the world afforded more opportunities for talented individuals to work for themselves, by themselves. How do they resist? What to do about it?

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The Numbers Reset To Zero

Feld Thoughts

Most of the companies I’m an investor in have a fiscal year that lines up with the calendar year. As a result, with a few exceptions, the 2010 numbers are done and the 2011 numbers have reset to zero. When I was running my first company (Feld Technologies) this was a big moment each year. We had several big growth years (100% or more).

Twitter Link Roundup #68 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Need a Logo?

Startup Exits Should Be Positive and Planned Early

Startup Professionals Musings

If you startup is your dream, why would you want to think about an exit? Wrong. Remember that equity investments are not like loans with interest.

Dreams, Goals & People: Lessons from Carlos Brito

Growthink Blog

Carlos Brito is the CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev. These lessons include: 1. Dreaming small or dreaming big takes the same energy, so dream big."

ROI for Business Intelligence

Active Garage

There are many factors to take into consideration in reaching the largest possible ROI. Indirect Benefits.

Time passages

deal architect

"Well I'm not the kind to live in the past The years run too short and the days too fast The things you lean on are the things that don't last Well it's just now and then my line gets

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Cities Built Around Airports (and China Fact of the Day)

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

China is building 100 new airports by 2020. By the time that’s all done, 1.5 billion Chinese will live within 90 minutes of an airport. That's from this review of the forthcoming book Aerotroplis: The Way We'll Live Next , which looks interesting. Yes, the vast bulk of trade still goes by sea, but already one-third of its value travels by air.

Funding Lessons from a Successful Kickstarter Campaign


Sponsor. What made this project so successful? After all, there are other iPod Nano projects. Tell a personal story. Tell the product's story. Discuss.

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More Women Pursuing Entrepreneurial Career

The Entrepreneurial Mind

During the on-going recession, entrepreneurship is becoming an even more popular path for women in America. Elizabeth Fuller has an article in CSM that explores some of the common practices of women entrepreneurs: "If opening a business demands courage, opening one in the aftermath of the. Because women-owned businesses are. downturn.

Three economic trends for 2011 (fueled by startup goodness)

crowdSPRING Blog

2011 is going to be a great year for entrepreneurs – even better than 2010. Investors will be bullish on startups. Photo: Alan Levine.

2011 Thoughts

Leveraging Ideas

2010 was a challenging year for me personally and I took a fair amount of time off from blogging. I’m hoping to get back into the groove of writing this year. Initially I thought I’d write a lengthy retrospective about my year, but who wants to dwell in the past? 2010 saw me transition out of Workstreamer, a company I started 4+ years ago.

Year of the Electric Car

Venture Chronicles

When I hear people say “this is the year of such-and-such&# I am reminded of the mobile industry. Will 2011 be the year of the electric car? No, I don’t think so… eventually it will be but not this year. Aside from the purchase cost there are many many issues that will cause prospective buyers pause. It all adds up.

Sweat the Details

The Entrepreneurial Mind

My lecture on the exit process is one of my favorites to give to my students. I use my own experience in selling our company as a case study in the complexity of the deal terms and their implications. Even my more experienced graduate students have an unrealistic view of the exit process. Most seem to imagine a process more akin to selling a house.

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I"ll Teach You How To Start A Business With The Bare Minimum


Hello StartupBiz Talkers! More details to come on that later) In the meantime, I wanted to share a useful Ebook with you. For now, read and enjoy!

Now Hear This

Steve Blank

Much like my career, in the last two years this blog has traveled a serendipitous path. On my first day as a blogger I got 20 views. Now Hear This.

This year, take the risk

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Still debating whether this is the year to take an outsized risk, to make a strong decision, or whether “start a company&# should be your New Year’s Resolution? What’s stopping you? What are you afraid of? Is it better to be embarrassed or to do nothing worth judging? Essays choices happiness inspiration introspection starting

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11 New Year’s Resolutions to Work Happy in 2011

Startup Professionals Musings

Welcome to the New Year 2011! The right reason to start a business is not the money, challenge, or the prestige, but the chance to follow your dream.

Flexible Focus #35: Move less, Attract more

Active Garage

The Abundance Mentality. So they languished and starved in the face of abundance. This was Hell. This was Heaven , in the face of the same abundance.

Spencer Fry — Building the Trunk, First

Spencer Fry


What Tim Ferriss Can Teach You About Product Launch by Yaro Starak

Tim Ferris is commonly known for his book the 4-Hour Workweek. It is a book that dives into the techniques of freeing up time, outsourcing, and helping yourself spend less time on things you don’t want to spend time on. Overall, I liked the book when I read it many years ago. I took away a few pertinent notes that I applied to things I did in life.