Curation of the Web

Instigator Blog

And because we only have a few interests at any given point in time, we look for other ways to collect and sort through all the available material on the Web. I’m participating in a curation project of sorts called Launch This Year , started by Mikael Cho , founder of ooomf.

Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application

TechEmpower

” In our performance consulting work, we often hear variations of the following: “Our web application was running fine with a few hundred users. Web application performance is a broad discipline. However, most web applications are not blogs or news sites.

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Technical Advisors: Every Web/Mobile Startup Must Have One

SoCal CTO

I did a presentation recently for a graduate class from The Founder Institute around getting online/mobile products out the door. I LOVED it because, the presenting part was over quickly and we got into specific issues that the founders had in terms of getting things built.

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Mobile Apps vs Mobile Web: Do You Have To Choose?

YoungUpstarts

by Ajay Kapur, CEO and Founder of Moovweb. There have been countless debates about the demise of the mobile Web at the hands of mobile apps. One pundit sees apps dominating users’ attention ; another predicts apps will kill off the entire Web.

A Critique of VC, Founders, and Tech

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

This talk by Maciej Ceglowski (the founder of Pinboard among other things) is mostly a discussion of ad:tech and privacy issues. It raises a number of interesting points and echoes a view of ad blockers that my partner Albert has convinced me is correct (that they are a logical extension of the user agent concept embedded in web browsers). But the most biting critique is saved for the end of the talk and aimed at the VC and founder communities and the tech sector more broadly.

Founder Labs NYC

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Two of my favorite pre-accelerator programs are Startup Weekend and Founder Labs. " Founder Labs does it over 5.5 Founder Labs are longer and more of a committment for everyone involed. Founder Labs was started by Women 2.0. To date the only Founders Labs have taken place in San Francsico. I'm excited to say that Founder Labs is coming to NYC this spring. The Gotham Gal and I have been helping the Founder Labs team come to NYC.

6 suggestions for an aspiring founder

joel.is

Even before I knew I truly wanted to build a startup, I played around with countless side projects and they are spread across the web, too. What advice would you give to an aspiring startup founder? Advice Founder Startup Entrepreneur Tweet. Buffer.

Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Multiscreen Web Design”. Previously, Ari launched WebMD’s mobile web business and grew it to 23+ million monthly unique visitors.

The Future of the Web is Shared

Instigator Blog

GoInstant makes it possible to share the web. That means two or more people can browse the web together, in real-time. I like to think of it like a “3rd web browser” that sits between the people who are sharing it. Jevon MacDonald (co-founder & CEO) published a guest post on Joyent’s blog about the vision behind GoInstant. (I The basic premise is this: the future of the web is shared. First came the Information Web.

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Turn Your Web Design Talent Into Freelance Success

YoungUpstarts

By Dan Bochichio, co-founder of Bocain Designs. With so much demand and opportunity, now seems like a great time to tap into the market for quality freelance web designers, but what can you expect? Web design is an increasingly competitive profession.

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Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Multiscreen Web Design”. Previously, Ari launched WebMD’s mobile web business and grew it to 23+ million monthly unique visitors.

3 Advantages to an Experiential Web Presence

Duct Tape Marketing

3 Advantages to an Experiential Web Presence written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Yana Nirshberg is the Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Creative Director at ParadigmNEXT, Inc. Branding inbound marketing Web design Yana Nirshberg

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Can't Find a Technical Co-Founder? Do It Yourself

Vinicius Vacanti

This is the first part of a series on becoming your own technical co-founder. In 2008, we couldn’t find a technical co-founder for Yipit. I’m writing about how I became our technical co-founder. Hopefully, I’ll encourage other entrepreneurs with a dream but no technical co-founder options to take their destiny into their own hands. Disclaimer: If you know a great technical co-founder that wants to work with you, join them.

Web Designers vs. Web Developers

SoCal CTO

Funny graphic by @shanesnow that captures the difference between web designers vs. web developers: Like the issue of Startup CTO or Developer , often startup founders who are less technical have this same question.

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Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder

SoCal CTO

I did a presentation this week at Coloft that looked at how Non-Technical Founders can go about getting their MVP built. And the back-end is something that a non-technical founder can manage. We end up using WordPress a lot as the marketing front-end of our web sites.

Some Thoughts On The IPO Market For Web Companies

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

We have an IPO market for web companies again. And they are doing multiple rounds of secondary liquidity for the founders, angels, and early investors. The IPO market for web companies we have right now is rationale. I don't have all the names in front of me, but this year has brought IPOs for Pandora, LinkedIn, Groupon, Zynga, and TripAdvisor. These five companies are all trading for north of $1bn market cap. Pandora is at ~$1.5bn. LinkedIn is at ~$6bn.

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How to Find Startup Co-Founders Online and in the Real World

VC Cafe

So how do you go about finding co-founders and early members of your startup? VC Cafe took a look at the most promising sources for finding co-founders, both in the “real world” and online. . Who are the co-founders and what have they previously done?

8 Universal Web Design Principles You Should Know

ConversionXL

Here are 8 web design principles you should know and follow. Visual hierarchy is one of the most important principles behind effective web design. Surf the web and consciously rank the elements in the visual hierarchy.

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Best Web Analytics 2.0 Tools: Quantitative, Qualitative, Life Saving!

Occam's Razor

What is the first thing you want when you think about web analytics? recommending tools for the complete web analytics 2.0 Disclosure:] I am the co-Founder of Market Motive Inc and the Analytics Evangelist for Google. Web Analytics 2.0. The Best Web Analytics 2.0

Guide to Finding a Technical Co-Founder

Vinicius Vacanti

Steve Job's Technical Co-Founder. I just need to find a technical co-founder.&# I write this post to put you out of your miserable technical co-founder search and give you some realistic options. The Challenge of Finding a Technical Co-Founder. To find a great technical co-founder, you need to convince them of the following: Your idea is better than all of their ideas. You see, good technical co-founders are like the attractive people at the dance.

11 Web tools for controlling internal email chaos

The Next Web

To find out which tools are the best bets for entrepreneurs who rely on email 24/7, I asked 11 founders from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: What is your favorite Web tool for streamlining internal email among team members and why is it better than the rest?

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6 suggestions for an aspiring founder

joel.is

Even before I knew I truly wanted to build a startup, I played around with countless side projects and they are spread across the web, too. What advice would you give to an aspiring startup founder? advice entrepreneur founder startup

The Very First Startup Founder You Need to Invest in is You

Both Sides of the Table

This week I wrote about obsessive and competitive founders and how this forms the basis of what I look for when I invest. Back then there was no “cloud” so we had to plow money into hardware, software licenses and web hosting.

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What Should You Make of the Web Summit Controversy? A View Behind the Scenes

Both Sides of the Table

Like many of you I read the Is Web Summit a Scam article making the rounds this week. I have attended Web Summits three times – it is not a scam. I even wrote about my experiences attending Web Summit , something I rarely ever write about. The founder of the event, Paddy Cosgrave, smartly responded to the critics in a post I just read this morning. Web Summit was amongst the best tech events I have seen from an execution standpoint – anywhere.

Startup Founders’ Favorite Interview Questions to Judge Early Team Fit

View from Seed

At seed-stage startups, especially companies with well-networked founders and investors, finding applicants who can do a job on paper is not overly difficult. Ben Rubin , Co-founder & CEO, 10% Happier. Eric Berry , Co-founder & CEO, TripleLift.

11 Trends in Web Logo Design

mashable.com

Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Web Design Web Development Now Trending : Sony Retires the Cassette Walkman After 30 Years September 28, 2010 Jolie ODell View Comments 11 Trends in Web Logo Design: The Good, the Bad and the Overused email share email share Do you like this story? Designing and critiquing logos for web-based companies and startups is a pursuit of endless fascination for many of us.

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11 Trends in Web Logo Design

mashable.com

Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Web Design Web Development Now Trending : Sony Retires the Cassette Walkman After 30 Years September 28, 2010 Jolie ODell View Comments 11 Trends in Web Logo Design: The Good, the Bad and the Overused email share email share Do you like this story? Designing and critiquing logos for web-based companies and startups is a pursuit of endless fascination for many of us.

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Starting a Web Business with Less than Your Monthly Rent (The $ by $ Guide)

Up and Running

As a New-York-City-based startup founder, I’ve been asked these questions many times. And thus, what follows is a simple step-by-step guide on how to validate your web business with as little capital at risk as possible—in this case, one month of rent.

Customer Development for Web Startups

Steve Blank

Ash Maurya , the CEO of WiredReach, has extended my work by building a model of Customer Development for Web Startups. Go read both of his posts on Discovery and Validation for web startups. What makes sense for startups selling Enterprise Software may not work for startups on the web.

3 tech founders on scaling multi-million dollar businesses

The Next Web

The more effective your sales and marketing tactics, the more… This story continues at The Next Web. Creating a startup may be one of the most difficult things you ever attempt, but scaling the venture to a mass market is even harder.

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22 Good Prototype and Wireframe Tools for Mobile and Web Design

www.onextrapixel.com

22 Good Prototype and Wireframe Tools for Mobile and Web Design. Wireframe and prototype resources are very helpful for designers when they need to create a mockup to show to their client in order to give them an idea of how their web or mobile design will look once it is designed completely.

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How should a startup founder value her time?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Almost no startup founder values her time properly. Sign up for AppSumo 's daily deals specifically for web geeks & entrepreneurs. Consultants know exactly what their time is worth: their hourly rate. As they say, it’s how much “the market will bear.”

Meet the Outsourcing Company Powering Some of the Web's Hottest Startups

Inc Startups

TaskUs's co-founders almost started a frozen-yogurt chain in Argentina. Good thing they hit on the idea of providing back-office services for some of the internet's hottest startups

How one founder’s $5 million risk paid off

The Next Web

Then, late last year, Nathan got the email every founder dreams of:… This story continues at The Next Web. Just last month, Nathan Latka took a risk: A public, five million dollar, business-defining risk. At 26, Nathan is already a bonafide startup icon.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

Almost every day I'm talking to early stage startup founders (see Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions ) about what they plan to do. Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans. Beyond simple web analytics, what is needed?

Learning from Slideshare's Founders

NextWala

 After the Slideshare + LinkedIn announcement last week, I have been reflecting on how much has changed and how much (or little, depending on your perspective) I have learnt from this experience since starting out in the venture business several years ago, as well being a founder myself in the late 1990's. Here's what I learnt from Rashmi, Jon and Amit about best practices of founders. founders – they known their business better than you do. (Source: Marttj ).

Episode 6: How To Be Profitable In Web Design With Liz Dobrinska

Mike Michalowicz

Liz Dobrinska, founder of Innovative Images, joins Episode 6 of the Profit first Podcast. The post Episode 6: How To Be Profitable In Web Design With Liz Dobrinska appeared first on Mike Michalowicz. Show Summary .

5 ways to be productive as a part-time founder

The Next Web

While it would be awesome to have enough savings to quit your… This story continues at The Next Web. Entrepreneur FOUNDER productivity startupWorking on a start-up while doing 12-hour shifts as doctor is pretty gruelling.

Founder Challenges with Startup Development Teams and CTOs

SoCal CTO

I''m spending more of my time recently working with non-technical startup founders who are having challenges with their software/web/mobile development teams. I thought it would be worth capturing some basic notes about what signals founders commonly are seeing that cause them to call me, what those signals might be indicating, and what might make sense to do as a founder if you are seeing some of these signals.

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Founder to CEO: Mike McDerment

StartupCFO

Last week I wrote about the interviews and research I did on how founders become great CEOs. Given that I just joined his company, it’s only fitting that I kick off this series of posts with some thoughts from Mike McDerment , co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks.