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? So welcome to San Francisco, Austin.

Soggy In San Francisco

Feld Thoughts

The post Soggy In San Francisco appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I arrived this morning to a downpour and a city that feels exceedingly waterlogged. I’m sitting at a coffee shop in Berkeley in advance of a talk I’m giving on Startup Communities , a topic that to me suddenly feels even more relevant than before given the self-inflicted chaos going on at a macro level in America.

San Francisco’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem — Different From The Rest

YFS Magazine

Culture collaboration community building entrepreneurship ecosystems san francisco startup cities startup cultureHere's a look at key takeaways which thriving entrepreneurship ecosystems have in common; and they left quite an impression on me.

An honest guide to the San Francisco startup life

The Next Web

Stationed on the West Coast of the United States, flanked by the blue hues of the Pacific Ocean, is a city that’s home to some of the greatest companies in the world – 700 miles south of that is San Francisco. I moved to San Francisco two years ago to work for a startup called Padlet.

Gnip is Hiring In San Francisco

Feld Thoughts

Many of Gnip ‘s customers and partners are in the bay area and they have decided to begin adding people in San Francisco to better support those clients. They’ve just posted their first position in San Francisco to help manage and grow existing customers. Jobs gnip san franciscoI’ve written a lot in the last year about how fast Gnip is growing and how they continue to lead their industry.

A Venture Capital Career Is Like Walking from Boston to San Francisco

Feld Thoughts

He said: “Being a VC is like taking a walk from Boston to San Francisco” I’d never heard that before so I said: “tell me more.” By the time you get to Chicago, you can’t remember why you are walking San Francisco. The post A Venture Capital Career Is Like Walking from Boston to San Francisco appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

RideScout Expands to San Francisco


RideScout, an app that helps people find transportation, announced it is expanding to the San Francisco area. The Austin-based company has also recently expanded its coverage to include “Sidecar, Silvercar, Muni, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, AC Transit, Blue & Gold Fleet, Baylink Ferry and SamTrans — along with Flywheel, City CarShare, Bay Area Bike […] The post RideScout Expands to San Francisco appeared first on SiliconHills.

My "Aha" Moment in San Francisco

Growthink Blog

This weekend I had the very good fortune to attend Ryan Deis and Perry Belcher's Traffic and Conversion Summit in downtown San Francisco.

Pitch San Francisco 2011

Austin Startup

If you’re not lucky enough to get into those events (or don’t have enough scratch) there is a new event coming named Pitch San Francisco 2011. There are a ton of great events in the Fall in the Bay Area. Disrupt. They anticipate about 2,000 tech people and about 100 startups, and it’s within days of those other high profile events. Here’s the great thing about it. If you’re interested in attending I’ve got [.]. Events

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. The HAXLR8R team will hit San Francisco on June 18th for their Demo Day , which will be hosted at Autodesk on Embarcadero. I love software wrapped in plastic.

104 Year Old Video of San Francisco


I didn’t fact check it, but several reports on the web place this video in San Francisco just a few days before the 1906 earthquake. Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Just Cool and tagged 1906 , San Francisco , video , YouTube.

HomeAway Sues San Francisco to Stop the Enforcement of a Short-Term Rental Law


Austin-based HomeAway, the world’s largest online marketplace for vacation rentals, filed a lawsuit Monday against the city and county of San Francisco seeking to stop the city from enforcing a new short term rental law. Austin Airbnb HomAway lawsuit San Francisco short term rentals

The Most Important Offseason Acquisition For The San Francisco Giants Could Be Hadoop

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Baseball, more so than other sports, is known for its massive data collection, complex statistics and informed managerial decisions. So it should be no surprise that, just as corporate enterprises are going through a big data revolution, so will baseball. While the technology that enables big data is quite technical and designed to operate behind the scenes, the direct impact of big data on the average consumer will be quite visible over time.

Chaotic Moon Studios Buys ThoughtLeadr of San Francisco


Chaotic Moon Studios, an app development and software company, has bought ThoughtLeadr, a digital ad service based in San Francisco. The post Chaotic Moon Studios Buys ThoughtLeadr of San Francisco appeared first on SiliconHills. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Austin-based Chaotic Moon focuses on mobile content development and ThoughtLeadr, founded in 2011, thought that was a good fit. ThoughtLeadr has created an advertising platform that reaches more [.]

Triggit Is Looking for Serious C / C++ / Hadoop Devs in San Francisco

Feld Thoughts

More jobs – this time in San Francisco. We recently invested in Triggit – my partner Seth blogged about our investment and the rise of real time bidding platforms and we put up a post about Triggit on the Foundry Group blog. Triggit is one of a group of recently emerging companies called demand side platforms (DSP ) that provide technology to advertisers enabling them to buy display media across millions of websites.

Virgin America’s Nerd Bird Flight from Austin to San Francisco


Virgin America this month launched a new daily roundtrip service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to San Jose. The post Virgin America’s Nerd Bird Flight from Austin to San Francisco appeared first on SiliconHills. To keep the high tech travelers happy, Virgin America offers WiFi on every flight and has other features like power outlets and personal touch-screen entertainment platforms at every seat. The addition of the direct route shows the growing [.]

Sotto mare - new favorite restaurant in San Francisco - A Crowded.

A Crowded Space

Coworking Spaces Redefine Spaces as a Service

The Startup Magazine

As an example, SOMAcentral in San Francisco is located close to the main Cal train station which makes it easy to travel to from anywhere in the San Francisco Bay area.

Outbox Mail of Austin Makes Huge Strides, Launches in San Francisco


The post Outbox Mail of Austin Makes Huge Strides, Launches in San Francisco appeared first on SiliconHills. BY IAN PANCHEVRE Reporter with Silicon Hills News Austin-based Outbox Mail has been making huge strides as of late. Outbox, a self-described “beautiful inbox for your postal mail,” is expanding beyond its initial pilot in Austin, where for the past year and a half more than 500 customers have enjoyed the service. As of this [.]

Middle-East-Meets-West Provides An Edge For B2B Tech Companies


San Francisco and Tel Aviv are two of the greatest cities in the world for tech, each with a distinct culture and unique benefits to offer. Leadspace was founded in 2010 and maintains offices in both San Francisco and just outside Tel Aviv in Hod HaSharon, Israel.

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"Try out a bunch of different places. Try Berlin, try London, try New York, try San Francisco. You."

Bryce Dot VC

Try Berlin, try London, try New York, try San Francisco. “Try out a bunch of different places. You may not be able to stay in a given place because of visa issues but just the exposure that will give you, the context, it will give you the mindset it will give you will be invaluable.” - Naval

3 Secrets For Hiring On Wall Street Versus Silicon Valley


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. Here are 3 secrets when sales recruiting in New York vs. San Francisco: 1. San Francisco deals in hope.

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. Originally published on PRWeb.

TechCrunch On Inhospitable Stance of San Francisco on High Impact Start-Ups

Campus Entrepreneurship

I lived in San Francisco for four years and the little city had some tech startups, but its clear that the South Bay is the heart and soul of Silicon Valley. From Michael Arrington at TechCrunch : San Francisco, unlike most other cities in Silicon Valley, has a 1.5% The city isn’t thanking Twitter for bringing all these high paying jobs to San Francisco, either.

What has been the highlight of your week and why does it stand out?


SIIA (the US Software and Information Industry Association) named Gust the Best Collaboration Solution of 2013, at the gala during the All About The Cloud annual conference in San Francisco on Thursday. Gust News academy awards David Rose Gust san francisco SIIA

Bio Roundup: Trump, Gottlieb, Gene Therapy Prices, IPO Hopes & More

Austin Startup

Welcome to the new year. What will it bring? Hopefully a lot less hatred, greed, stupidity, and angst than 2017. But we’re not holding our breath. We emerged from the winter break pondering several of the year’s burning biopharma questions, including the volatility of the U.S. president and what it means for the biopharmaceutical business, a frequent target of his scattershot rants.

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Introducing Version One’s new analyst: Angela Tran Kingyens

Version One Ventures

She also runs the San Francisco Bay Area Skule Alumni Chapter for University of Toronto engineering graduates living in the Bay Area. News Analyst Bay Area Palo Alto San Francisco Bay Area Toronto University of Toronto Version One

Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events


First started in San Francisco, Founder Friday events draw an average of 350 attendees and take place the first Friday of every month, providing the opportunity for female entrepreneurs to interconnect while listening to valuable keynote speeches from local female founders.

How to bootstrap your way into becoming a VC

Version One Ventures

I also spent one month working out of the Union Square Ventures office in New York, and one month in the First Round Capital office in San Francisco in order to get a deeper understanding of the start-up world in these two worlds. News First round capital Fred Wilson New York San Francisco Toronto Venture capital Version One VenturesOne of the most common questions I get is “How can I become a Venture Capitalist?”

Going with the Flow

VC Cafe

Yours truly, July 31st 2011, San Francisco. In July 2011, while working at Google, I was on a business trip to San Francisco. Long story short, I finished the San Francisco half marathon. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.

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

Version One Ventures

News connections Facebook funding LinkedIn San Francisco Silicon Valley twitter VolleyLast October, we made our first investment out of Fund II and are excited to announce this news today as the company launches publicly out of beta.

Entrepreneurial Density Revisted

Feld Thoughts

I’m in San Francisco right now and then New York later this week. The bay area splits similarly – I’m in San Francisco within walking distance or a short drive of many of our bay area companies, but I’m on the other end of the planet from Palo Alto. This seems to matter a lot, even in very large entrepreneurial communities like New York and San Francisco.

Introducing our latest investment: HandUp, directly helping those in need

Version One Ventures

San Francisco-based web designer Rose Broome and mobile developer Zac Witte created the app to address two key challenges in the current system: While individuals and households donate $26 billion to human services like shelters and food banks, there is little transparency as to how effective these donations are, and how much of it actually goes to those in-need. HandUp is currently working in San Francisco and plans to expand into other cities by end of the year.

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. News Indiegogo marketplaces network effects San Francisco Shippo ThredUp Uber Version One VenturesMore than 75 marketplace founders and investors attended the event – coming from as far as South Africa and Nova Scotia. We initially started bringing the marketplace community together when we published our Guide to Marketplaces.

Breaking The VC Business Model For Next-Gen Investors


Once I had a few under my belt, I realized I was a start-up junkie, and founded Five Mill Ventures in San Francisco before I was 30. Thinking Aloud Dan Soha Entrepreneurship Five Mill Ventures San Francisco startups By Dan Soha, Five Mill Ventures.

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. 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. Times are changing, and these geographical barriers are beginning to break down. Waterloo has another unicorn with Kik. Toronto has become a hub for the blossoming machine intelligence market.

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). Just a minor nitpicky point: San Jose is actually much larger than SF, in both population and land area. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC.

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

Version One Ventures

News Los Angeles NYC San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley Start Up Toronto Valley The big debate among tech circles has always been if it’s possible to build a “Silicon Valley” company outside of the Valley. Is Silicon Valley a physical place or a state of mind ? Can upstart ecosystems in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, or Seattle churn out tomorrow’s billion dollar tech companies?

Funding goes global: location is no longer your financing destiny

Version One Ventures

News Albert Wenger canada marketplaces New York City Point NIne Capital San Francisco Silicon Valley Software as a service Union Square Venture venture capital version one ventures If we look back ten years, the venture world was quite different. Investors weren’t too keen on investing out of town. And given the fact that the majority of top investors were congregated around Silicon Valley, many entrepreneurs felt compelled to move to the valley to start their business.

Why Venture Capital is the Perfect Fit for Me

Version One Ventures

P.S. Follow me on Twitter , connect with me on LinkedIn , or find me on the field playing Ultimate Frisbee in Palo Alto and San Jose. News Analyst Data Science Palo Alto San Francisco Bay Area Toronto University of Toronto Version One If you told me a few months ago that the next chapter in my career would be in venture, I may not have believed you. But now, it makes perfect sense. Working on my PhD was often a lonely activity.

Customer Development: Past, Present, Future

Steve Blank

They were kind enough to sponsor a meet-up in San Francisco.

Seed VC Funding in Silicon Valley On The Rise

Business Plan Blog

Seed funding in the San Francisco area appears to be on pace for another record year. Seed funding to both San Francisco and Silicon Valley reached over $192M across 242 deals in the first half of 2013 alone. Seed VC Funding in Bay Area on Pace for Record Year.

Startup Lessons Learned - the Conference (April 23, 2010 in SF)

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Startup Lessons Learned - the Conference (April 23, 2010 in SF) Today we are opening up registration for the first ever Startup Lessons Learned Conference on April 23, 2010 in San Francisco. April 23, 2010 in San Francisco.