What Does Tijuana and Minneapolis Have In Common?

Feld Thoughts

Today we’ve announced that we’ve made new investments in LeadPages (a company in Minneapolis) and 3D Robotics (a company in Tijuana, San Diego, and Berkeley). The post What Does Tijuana and Minneapolis Have In Common? My Investments 3d robotics DevOps leadpages minneapolis tijuana victorops We believe great companies can be created anywhere.

Seth Asks Me Difficult Questions in Minneapolis

Feld Thoughts

On Tuesday 8/23, my partner Seth will be doing a Q&A with me at Beta.MN at the Target Plaza Commons in Minneapolis from 5pm – 8:30pm. The post Seth Asks Me Difficult Questions in Minneapolis appeared first on Feld Thoughts. He refuses to discuss anything about the questions he’s going to ask in advance, so I expect it will be spicy. Announcements

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Interviews in Adelaide, Sydney, and Minneapolis

Feld Thoughts

I start with a short one from when I was in Adelaide, then a longer one from Sydney, and wrap it up with what is one of the most fun interviews I’ve ever done – this time in Minneapolis with my partner Seth. Technology adelaide feld interview levine minneapolis sydney

The 10 Fastest-Growing, Private Companies in Minneapolis

Inc Startups

Meet the rapid-growth companies dominating Minnesota''s bigger Twin City

It’s All About The Entrepreneur

Feld Thoughts

I’m in Minneapolis with my partner Seth. It’s two full days of immersion in the Minneapolis startup community. Venture Capital Entrepreneurship minneapolis TechstarsWe had a meeting at Best Buy headquarters, met with a gang from the Mayo Clinic who drove up from Rochester, spent the afternoon at the Techstars Retail Accelerator which is at Target headquarters, and had dinner with Revolar.

80’S TUESDAY: Let’s Go Crazy by Prince - Minneapolis.

Mark Birch

80’S TUESDAY: Let’s Go Crazy by Prince - Minneapolis is the capital of Rock ‘N Roll. Prince Let's Go Crazy Purple Rain rock pop R&B Minneapolis Minnesota 80's TuesdayA bit extreme you think? It would not be if this was 1984 when the once relevant Village Voice named Hüsker Dü’s Zen Arcade, The Replacements’ Let It Be, and Prince’s Purple Rain as three of their top ten albums of the year in the Pazz and Jop critics poll.

Tennessee's Jones Media bought by Minneapolis company

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Our 2016 Foundry Group Fund and A Little History

Feld Thoughts

Each is roughly invested 1/3rd into companies in Colorado, 1/3rd into companies in the bay area, and 1/3rd into companies in the rest of the US (Boston, NY, Seattle, LA, Portland, Austin, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Yesterday we closed our fifth fund, Foundry Venture Capital 2016, L.P.

I’m giving a talk about 48in48 on June 8th, and I hope you can come!

Jeff Hilimire

This year we’ll be taking the event to four cities – Boston, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and New York. My friend Bobby has a great new blog , and he recently posted, It Has to be Big , which really got me thinking, I’m definitely at a point where, if I’m going to get involved in something, I want it to have the potential to be BIG. To make an impact. To change someone’s life for the better.

48in48 Boston here we come!

Jeff Hilimire

And get this, our event this weekend is the first of four this year (Boston, Minneapolis, Atlanta, New York)! I’m boarding a flight in a few hours to Boston, where we will be holding the fourth 48in48 event! I can barely believe we’ve held three of these events already (Atlanta in 2015, and New York + Atlanta in 2016). Each of our events – where we bring 250+ web designers and developers together to build 48 nonprofit websites in 48 hours – brings $1.5

The Year of Startups Everywhere

Feld Thoughts

When I reflect on where some of our investments are, they are in cities like Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Minneapolis, Boulder, Denver, Charlotte, Lexington, New York, and Boston.

How This 'Mad Scientist' Helped Shape the Music of Jack White, Trent Reznor, and ZZ Top

Inc Startups

For years, Zachary Vex remained on the periphery of the Minneapolis music scene. Nowadays, though, some of the biggest rock stars in the world are lining up to buy his company''s effects pedals

Ants and the Superintelligence

Feld Thoughts

Yesterday I gave two talks in Minneapolis. I’ll start with my bias – I’m very optimistic about the superintelligence. One was to an internal group of Target employees around innovation. In the other, I was interviewed by my partner Seth (for the first time), which was fun since he’s known me for 16 years and could ask unique questions given our shared experiences.

Scaling Techstars Horizontally

Feld Thoughts

Techstars Retail, in partnership with Target (Minneapolis). There are two common ways to scale a system – horizontally or vertically. If you are a software engineer, you probably get this instinctively. If you don’t know what this is, let’s work with the simple Wikipedia definition which is pretty good. Scale Vertically (or “scale up”): Add resources to a single node in a system, typically involving the addition of CPUs or memory to a single computer.

Best Cities For Small Business Employees

Inc Startups

Denver, Boston, Minneapolis, Seattle, and San Francisco topped the list of 30, while San Diego, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Riverside, California, and Detroit rounded out the bottom five. Here are the top five locales for a sweet small business gig according to a new report by CardHub.

Not your average Joe: Haj makes Guthrie directing debut

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joseph Haj has a tough act to follow

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Seth Levine's VC Adventure

It was actually with much of this in mind that I asked Brad to join me on a trip to Minneapolis. I’ve long had a love for the Twin Cities (I went to college there and have been on the LeadPages board now for several years in Minneapolis).

6 Reasons to Build Your Start-up in a Coworking Space

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CoCo , for example, is a 16,000-square-foot, sunlit space that makes use of the architecturally-interesting and historic trading floor once used by the Minneapolis Grain Exchange. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt even turned up recently in Minneapolis to check it out and talk with start-ups there.

Vikings return 2 blocked punts for TDs in 1st half

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It''s a block party in Minnesota

Sphero Available At Brookstone

Feld Thoughts

Minneapolis, MN - 162 Market Street. Sphero is now available in some Brookstone stores around the US. There’s a handy map on the Sphero site and I’ll include a list at the bottom of this post. Occasionally one of you, dear blog reader, will ask if you can do anything for me.

Guthrie Theater ends fiscal year with surplus

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Guthrie Theater is reporting a surplus for the fiscal year that saw the Minneapolis theater's first leadership change in 20 years

Business Owners Share Their 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

Up and Running

Kristi Piehl, founder and CEO of Media Minefield, a communications firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has a great example of how to do this. 2015 is here, and you’ve got plans for your business.

Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina?

Feld Thoughts

While roughly 33% of our investments continue to be in California (San Francisco, Los Angeles, and a third city to be named in a week or so) and 33% of our investments are in Colorado (primarily Boulder and Denver), we have developed deep networks in many different cities, including Boston, New York, Seattle, Portland, and Minneapolis through the other 33% of the investments we’ve made.

Don't Be That Person: 5 Ways to Stop Being High Maintenance

Inc Startups

At a small startup in Minneapolis, I tended to focus mostly on my own paycheck and benefits , my level of management, and whether the job was satisfying enough compared with other options. No one likes to work with a high-maintenance jerk, especially when that jerk is the boss.

24 Rejuvenating Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break

Inc Startups

Minneapolis-based chiropractor and yoga and pilates instructor Martha DeSante suggests getting your hands on an adult-sized hula-hoop, finding a spot where you won't break anything, and hooping in both directions "to bring more balance to your body and brain," she says.

Why First Round Capital funded a lawsuit

Redeye VC

Fast forward a few months and many more meetings in Minneapolis. You can imagine the scene in the board room. The CEO of our portfolio company, Techforward , is discussing a “make the company opportunity" -- Best Buy wants us to to power their nation-wide buyback program. And Best Buy is talking about launching it with a Super Bowl commercial!

How to Be Strategic Using LinkedIn To Generate Leads

Duct Tape Marketing

In the example below, we used the Advanced Search function to find Facilities Managers for Medical Offices in the Minneapolis/St. How to Be Strategic Using LinkedIn To Generate Leads written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

How Silicon Valley Influences The UK’s University Spin-out Company Culture

YoungUpstarts

Minneapolis created an incubation centre that drew investment from Google’s Eric Schmidt. Silicon Valley is undoubtedly the world’s technology epicentre. The success of this technology hub has continued to influence global innovators around the world.

Experts warn of frostbite, dead batteries in cold

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS — There’s cold. And then there’s subzero, frostbite cold

Towns and Tyus arrive, Bjelica coming next to Timberwolves

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones have arrived in Minnesota, and another important piece is soon to follow

Walker, Hornets snap 2-game skid with win over Timberwolves

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 30 points and the Charlotte Hornets blitzed the Minnesota Timberwolves in the third quarter on their way to a 115-108 victory on Tuesday night

Home design brand West Elm plans hotels in 5 cities

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

NEW YORK (AP) — The home-design retailer West Elm is taking its brand into the hotel industry, with plans for hotels in five cities: Detroit; Indianapolis; Minneapolis; Savannah, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina

Driving As A Courier Or Delivery Person

YoungUpstarts

From Minneapolis to Duluth, you have to part with a significant amount of cash to finally get your license. Wherever you live, learning to drive is not cheap.

Hornets get Mo Williams from Wolves for Gary Neal

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have acquired veteran point guard Mo Williams from the Minnesota Timberwolves for guard Gary Neal

Morris, Minnesota put away UNC-Wilmington 108-82

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Morris scored a career-high 24 points as Minnesota defeated UNC Wilmington 108-82 on Saturday

Lotulelei out, Johnson in for Panthers

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is out for the second straight game with an ankle injury

The Most Innovative Cities in America

Inc Startups

Minneapolis The Doctor Is in: The Twin Cities make up a big hub of medical patents, leading in classes involving surgical tools, prosthetics, and bandages. Meet the 20 American cities that received the most patents in the last century.

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Startup Lessons Learned

Michigan: Detroit Van Buren Minnesota: Minneapolis Missouri: Kirksville Montana: Bozeman Helena Missoula Pablo Nebraska: Lincoln Omaha Nevada: Las Vegas, /usr/lib, 520 Fremont St Las Vegas, CHSI Technologies, 770 Pilot Rd. 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.

Top 23 Social Media Power Influencers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Minneapolis, MN · [link]. The first cavewoman (or caveman) to open her mouth and utter an intelligible word changed the game for the local tribe. After some time, humans gained the power of language, and eventually, figured out how to write things down.

Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

Steve Blank

But they weren’t really in Silicon Valley at the time—they were in Boston, Minneapolis, New York. I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit.