Austin in San Francisco

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

So when Austin said he wanted to move to San Francisco from eponymous Austin (Texas), supporting his move was a no-brainer. But wait, what if Austin finds a hot new startup in San Francisco and bails on us? But that prose is aimed at the founders, not employee #8.

Announcing our next meetup: Data-Driven Marketplaces, San Francisco, May 16

Version One Ventures

More than 75 marketplace founders and investors attended and made it a great evening. Today, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting our second meetup in San Francisco, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:30pm on Data-Driven Marketplaces.

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San Francisco's Real Start-up Secret Sauce

Inc Startups

Here''s what actually makes Silicon Valley and San Francisco hotbeds of tech start-up activity. I learned to program computers in the sleepy suburbs of San Diego. I moved to San Francisco in 1994, because my wife had landed a great job there.

HAXLR8R In San Francisco For Their Demo Day on June 18th

Feld Thoughts

Following is a guest post from Cyril about the program along with a link to their Demo Day event in San Francisco on June 18th. And they were many to come across the HAXLR8R office: the founders of MakerBot, Pebble and Sphero, an entire team from IDEO, Bunnie Huang and plenty others who have nurtured a group of people working in robotics, toys, connected devices, IOT, energy, appliances, self-quantified and medical. I love software wrapped in plastic.

Here Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Companies in San Francisco

Inc Startups

The Bay Area is proving to be a choice haven for the female founders of these Inc. 5000 companies

Hit Me: Inside San Francisco's Founders Fight Club

Inc Startups

Scenes from Michael the Boxer, the San Francisco gym where the technorati go for a bloody good workout. These guys are rotating members of an elite and unlikely club--the fighters in training of San Francisco''s start-up scene.

Thoughts from the road: building startups and collective ambition outside Silicon Valley

Version One Ventures

It meant frequent flights or moving your company to San Francisco to raise money from Bay Area VCs. Over the past month, I’ve spent a lot of time in NYC, Toronto, and Ottawa for board meetings, conferences, meetings with our founders, re-connecting with co-investors, and meeting new entrepreneurs. News collective ambition NYC San Francisco Bay Area startups TorontoJust a few years ago, if you wanted to do something big, you needed to go to Silicon Valley.

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Can Get You From LA To San Francisco In 30 Minutes

Inc Startups

Tesla founder Elon Musk has been teasing an exciting idea for a new form of transportation for the last year. The Hyperloop would get people to Los Angeles from San Francisco in 30 minutes.

Moving On Up: Why Valley Start-ups Are Relocating to San Francisco

Inc Startups

A culture shift is well under way, and San Francisco has become the new destination for Millennial entrepreneurs. The Warfield, the historic vaudeville theater turned music venue on Market Street in San Francisco, celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2012. Starting up?

3 Secrets For Hiring On Wall Street Versus Silicon Valley

YoungUpstarts

by Eliot Burdett, co-founder and CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting. While New York is influenced by Wall Street’s high-powered deal-making, business in San Francisco tends to have a more relaxed feel with an emphasis on relationships. San Francisco deals in hope.

Recapping the V1 Marketplace Meetup in SF

Version One Ventures

Last Thursday, we hosted a private marketplace-themed event in San Francisco, The Holy Grail of the Marketplace: The Virtuous Cycle. More than 75 marketplace founders and investors attended the event – coming from as far as South Africa and Nova Scotia. We learned of many awesome new marketplace concepts, and it’s great to see that both investor and founder interest remain high.

Can you build “Silicon Valley” companies outside of the Valley?

Version One Ventures

In many cases, success comes down to the founder’s ambition and mindset. Today we’re seeing more founders start a business on their home turf, come to Silicon Valley for an accelerated program like Y Combinator , then bring the Valley mindset back home. As more Valley-based investors and incubators reach out to assist founders across other ecosystems, the Valley can just be a state of mind. News Los Angeles NYC San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley Start Up Toronto Valley

Product manager meetup in San Francisco

Google Ventures

Google Ventures and Greylock Partners invited more than 250 product managers to the top floor of Google’s San Francisco office to meet and learn from one another. We also held a conversation with a panel of founders, CEOs, VCs, and execs who started their careers in product management: Josh Elman (General Partner, Greylock), Adam Nash (COO, Wealthfront), Johanna Wright (VP Product Management, Google) and Craig Walker (CEO & Founder, Firespotter Labs).

6 suggestions for an aspiring founder

joel.is

Looking back to the early days of my first startup attempt, I think something that kept me going was that I continually read books about startups and entrepreneurs and watched as many interviews of founders as I could find. What advice would you give to an aspiring startup founder?

Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events

YoungUpstarts

Both companies will jointly be investing in activities that foster innovation and supporting startups, beginning with Women 2.0 ‘s signature networking event Founder Friday. has held over 200 Founder Friday events in 30 global cities. women founders

Should We Take Harvard MBAs Seriously as Startup Founders? [New Data]

View from Seed

Going to business school and becoming a startup founder are often positioned as conflicting choices by the media and startup bloggers. Some go as far as stating, flat out, that MBAs don’t make for good founders. Harvard MBA Startup Founders: 2008-2014.

Introducing an earlier investment: Volley, a friendly place for helping others

Version One Ventures

The first time we met Volley founders Mike Murchison and David Hariri (they later welcomed Brandon Lynch as a co-founder too), we were blown away by their thoughtfulness. News connections Facebook funding LinkedIn San Francisco Silicon Valley twitter Volley

Top Silicon Valley VC Explains What Entrepreneurs Are Doing Wrong

Inc Startups

A partner of the Band of Angels and now the head of Nasdaq's center for entrepreneurs in San Francisco, Nicola Corzine gives her best advice for startup founders

How Slack's Founders Turned a Failed Video Game into a Multibillion-Dollar Startup

Inc Startups

San Francisco Bureau Chief Jeff Bercovici the unlikely origin story behind the fastest-growing business application in the world Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield describes to Inc.

How to Win as a First-Time Founder, a Drew Houston Manifesto

Redeye VC

In 2007, Drew Houston flew to San Francisco determined to find a co-founder for Dropbox. No co-founder. ” The good news is, early founders can turn things around. At the time, it was just him. No backers. No team.

Cannabis Startups: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges — May 26th San Francisco Panel Event

Early Growth Financial Services

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2015 Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS) is pleased to announce its first-ever panel event focused on cannabis-based businesses. Co-hosted by First Ascent Associates and Runway Incubator, “Cannabis Startups: Exploring the Opportunities & Challenges” will take place on May 26, 2015 at Runway Incubator in San Francisco, California. Founder and CEO … Continue reading → In the NewsOriginally published on PRWeb.

6 suggestions for an aspiring founder

joel.is

Looking back to the early days of my first startup attempt, I think something that kept me going was that I continually read books about startups and entrepreneurs and watched as many interviews of founders as I could find. What advice would you give to an aspiring startup founder?

7 US startup visa options for international founders

The Next Web

Mikita Mikado is a software engineer and entrepreneur from Belarus, now based in San Francisco. He is the co-­founder and CEO of Quote Roller and PandaDoc. For some founders, moving to the Valley is the only option to succeed.

Optimizely Buys Austin-based Experiment Engine

SiliconHills

Optimizely, based in San Francisco, announced Wednesday it has purchased Austin-based Experiment Engine. Claire Vo, Experiment Engine’s CEO and Founder, will join Optimizely and continue to manage […] The post Optimizely Buys Austin-based Experiment Engine appeared first on SiliconHills. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founder Labs in New York This Summer

Feld Thoughts

While I was on vacation Founder Labs announced their New York program this summer. Founder Labs fits in the “pre-accelerator&# category – it’s aimed at people that want to experiment with entrepreneurship. While Shaherose and Baat are still tinkering with the formula, they are off to a great start and I’m glad to see them trying it out in New York in addition to San Francisco so they can get some perspective on the dynamics in different geographies.

Applied Communilytics – 10 Speakers & Fresh Material

Watching Websites

Expo in San Francisco.

Pitch San Francisco '11 - Free Tickets

Southeast VC

I have 10 free tickets to Pitch San Francisco '11 on Sept 8. You can go, meet the founders of the latest startups, check out some demos and network with other entreprenuers in the startup community.Organizers say 2,000 people are attending. If you're out there or can make it out to SF, it looks like a fun event.

How This Founder and His Wife Spent 45 Days Together in a Tiny Rowboat--and Remained Married

Inc Startups

Sami Inkinen and his wife broke the world record for the fastest time rowing from San Francisco to Hawaii. That's two people, one marriage, one boat, and 2,750 miles

Urbanization of Startups ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

I spent some time with some startups in San Francisco proper, as opposed to the heart of Silicon Valley (see Note 1). But more broadly than just that,the direct costs of launching a startup have obviously plummeted which makes being a founder more accessible than historically.

What salary does the founder of your favorite startup get? Probably not a very high one

The Next Web

If you’re a startup founder, how much should you pay yourself? In Silicon Valley, 75% of founders pay themselves less than $75,000 per year and 66% pay themselves less than $50,000 per year, according to the data. Does the stage that a startup is at affect its founders’ salaries?

Samba TV’s Austin Engineers Create Interactive Television

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Samba TV, a San Francisco-based company which provides real-time television data and analytics, opened an office in Austin two years ago. Omar Zennadi, co-founder of Samba TV and director of engineering, heads up the local office with ten employees.

Yves Behar on the Design Revolution That Turned Silicon Valley on Its Head

Inc Startups

Yves Behar, Founder of Fuseproject, explains to Inc. San Francisco Bureau Chief Jeff Bercovici why design went from an afterthought to a fundamental part of business over the past 20 years

Seed Is The New A – #PreMoney 2015 Talk

K9 Ventures

Here is the video recording of the talk I gave at 500 Startups ‘ PreMoney Conference in San Francisco on 12 June. . Seed Is The New A: What The Seed-Stage Explosion Means For Founders, GPs & LPs.

Pipeline Fellowship Launches in Austin to Invest in Women-Led Startups

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Pipeline Fellowship Founder and CEO Natalia Oberti Noguera spoke recently at a Women 2.0 conference in San Francisco. She talked about her experience as a LGBT Latina entrepreneur and afterwards a black woman approached her tearfully and thanked her for sharing her experience. It turns out the […] The post Pipeline Fellowship Launches in Austin to Invest in Women-Led Startups appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

78 questions for founders

The Startup Toolkit

Have you let your co-founders down? If I were to honestly report my weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings as a founder, would that make you more or less likely to work with me in the future? San Francisco or Palo Alto? FoundersWhat are you working on? How far along are you? How’s it going? What are the big questions that might put you out of business tomorrow? How did you spend your time today? Was it spent answering that question? Why not?

How design thinking transformed Airbnb from a failing startup to a billion dollar business

Redeye VC

Split between three young founders living in San Francisco, this meant near indefinite losses on zero growth. In 2009, Airbnb was close to going bust. Like so many startups, they had launched but barely anyone noticed. The company’s revenue was flatlined at $200 per week.

Raising funding as a first-time founder

joel.is

One interesting topic which came up on a couple of different occasions was timing of raising funding as a first time founder. Unfortunately for us first time founders, we don’t have the track record which we very much need in order to close funding without traction.

Digg Founder: Trust Your Gut. Always

Inc Startups

Because we were based in San Francisco, we were able to get some really influential founders on the show, including Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee. There are a couple of types of founders I meet with on a daily basis now that I’m at Google Ventures.

Why San Francisco is tech's utopia

EIN News

The ecosystem here, startup," TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, now a venture capitalist, said of the local scene. "If A full 51% of the $7.6 billion venture capitalists invested last quarter went to California-based companies, Skype, a Luxembourg-based venture that has its U.S. headquarters in Palo Alto. If you're

Dropbox Cultivates an Austin Culture and Continues to Hire and Expand

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News In December of 2011, Facebook bought Austin-based Gowalla and relocated a bunch of its workers to Palo Alto. She later left Facebook to join another startup: Dropbox, based in San Francisco.