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Startups Need To Build Solutions, Not Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

These founders all seem to be pushing their technology, rather than highlighting their solution to a painful need. Neither is positive.

Hillary Clinton’s Initiative on Technology & Innovation

Feld Thoughts

Yesterday Hillary Clinton announced her Initiative on Technology & Innovation at Galvanize in Denver. I pondered what Trump’s equivalent would be and decided it is likely to be a tweet that says “Technology loves me.” Invest in Science and Technology R&D and Make Tech Transfer Easier.

Great Entrepreneurs Sell Solutions, Not Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts his investor pitch to me by touting his new technology.

Great Startups Are Where Soul and Technology Meet

Startup Professionals Musings

Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup. These are the hard parts.

The Bloomberg Startup Barometer

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I came across this index from Bloomberg that tracks the health of the US startup ecosystem. VC & Technology

Startups Must Tout Market Needs Before Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts his pitch by touting his new technology. Marty Zwilling.

Don’t Sell Technology, Sell Magic

Instigator Blog

Tech startups aren’t in the technology business. Startups need to sell magic. Sell magic, not technology.

Smart Entrepreneurs Don’t Need Disruptive Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

There is always time later for your next startup, using that disruptive technology of your dreams.

Great Startups Are Where Soul and Technology Meet

Gust

Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup. These are the hard parts.

Accelerating Technology Change and Continuous Learning

Feld Thoughts

At dinner last week, my long time friend Dave Jilk (we just celebrated our 30th friendship anniversary) tossed a hypothesis at me that as people age, they resist adopting new technologies. People working in information technology tend to take a producer perspective. They have grown up in a world where technology changes rapidly.

Relate Your Technology Solution to Customer Values

Startup Professionals Musings

This priority applies to big companies, as well as startups. Mashup technology may be your biggest plus, if you position it in this context.

Making Technology Work For Those Who Aren’t Working

Feld Thoughts

“How do you make technology work for those who are not working? Especially for those who are not working because of technology.” I’m also comfortable with my first principles, like the notion that a key part of the improvement in our situation, both economic and cultural, around the world are startup communities.

How To Reduce Startup Risk Using Existing Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

There is always time later for your next startup, using that disruptive technology of your dreams. Martin Zwilling.

6 Marketing 101 Tips For Technology Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet I see many technology entrepreneurs that focus on the basics of marketing too little and too late. Marketing is everything these days.

How To Embrace Disruptive Technologies And Succeed

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, most investors avoid disruptive technologies as extremely risky, with long waits for a payback. Relate emphatically to the customer.

The Manual-First Startup

Vinicius Vacanti

It’s now clear to me that not building that crawling technology early on was one of the reasons our startup succeeded.

Startup goal: be the leader when technology approaches 10% adoption

The Equity Kicker

Startup general interestThe scale and significance of those companies then depends on the size of the market and the opportunity for profit.

5 Modern Technologies That Make Launching A Startup Easier

YoungUpstarts

Fortunately there are plenty of resources and technologies to help make the startup phase easier. 3-D Printing. Social Media.

Supply Chain Strategy Tips For Technology Startups

YoungUpstarts

Great technology means nothing if processes are not in place that allow for effective product manufacturing and delivery to customers.

Putting technology at the core

Chris Dixon

Most businesses today believe that technology can dramatically improve the way they operate.

Capital Factory and moovel Launch a Transportation Technology Accelerator

SiliconHills

So Austin seems like the perfect place for Capital Factory to team up with moovel North America, a division of Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz, to launch MobilityX, a transportation technology accelerator. It’s no secret that Austin has traffic and congestion problems. Austin

Targeted Technology Funds San Antonio Life Sciences Startups

SiliconHills

In 2008, Paul Castella and Alan Dean, cofounders and senior managing partners of Targeted Technology, a venture capital firm based in San Antonio, decided to do something about that. […] The post Targeted Technology Funds San Antonio Life Sciences Startups appeared first on SiliconHills.

Top 25 Technology Blogs In 2016 You Need To Follow

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s the time when technological science is growing. in Instructional Systems Technology. Cosmetics… EyesLipsFace.

Startups Should be Wary of Disruptive Technologies

Startup Professionals Musings

How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” We don''t quite get it.

A discussion about creating startup hubs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Andrew Ross Sorkin and I talked about creating startup hubs yesterday at the New York Times’ Cities For Tomorrow conference.

Where Is Your Technology In The Gartner Hype Cycle?

Startup Professionals Musings

back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance. This is the “truly disruptive technology” that startups often claim.

Some Quick Thoughts on Exits for Technology Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Startup Exits: A Primer from msuster. I speak privately a lot about getting an exit at a startup. Startup AdviceSo, too, does PR.

How Technology Can Help Your Business Get Funded

Up and Running

As a startup founder, your financial situation and getting your ideas funded are likely at the forefront of your mind much of the time.

The European Startup Market

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

At USV, we’ve been investing in European startups since 2008. That means the potential scale of European startups is as large as US startups. VC & TechnologyCurrently 22% of our active portfolio is in Europe. So over the past six years, roughly 25% of our investments have been in Europe.

Microscope, Medical Device and Cancer Detection Technology Showcased at UT Austin StARTup Studio

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The StARTup Studio at the University of Texas at Austin gives professor led companies a chance to showcase their research and its applications. Austin

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Where Is Your Technology In The Gartner Hype Cycle?

Gust

back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance. This is the “truly disruptive technology” that startups often claim.

How This Startup Uses NASA's Technology to Literally Save Babies

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A low-cost infant warmer has helped save 200,000 premature babies

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This New Technology Simplifies "Proof of Concepts" For Both Startups And Enterprises

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new platform for both running and discovering PoCs seeks to disrupt the PoC ecosystem, and solve several significant problems

How Blockchain Technology Is About to Change Your Life

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Blockchain is on the brink of gaining global understanding and support from entrepreneurs, startups, and leaders in fintech

The Startup Curve

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But more services exhibit this "startup curve" than any other growth pattern. Growth curves of startups (cdixon.org).

Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million

Feld Thoughts

Congrats to my friends at Rally Software on the announcement that they’ve signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by CA Technologies for $480 million. Rally started out life as F4 Technologies. Over the fast dozen years, Rally has gone from a raw startup to a 500 person public company. Get Agile with Rally Release 5.

Texas Emerging Technology Fund Still Benefiting Life Sciences Startups

SiliconHills

Rick Perry’s pet project, the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, isn’t dead, it’s just been relocated. By EVA RUTH MORAVEC Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News Former Gov. Austin

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A Startup CEO Makes No Apologies That His Technology Eliminates Jobs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

startups, technology, automation, Entryless, accounts payable, small businesses, entrepreneurs, growth, change, workers, overhead, customer service

A Startup CTO’s Take on Early Technology Choices & Tradeoffs

View from Seed

Below, he answers questions about developing products from scratch, as well as the difficult technology choices and tradeoffs CTOs must make.

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Technology predictions

Chris Dixon

Today, it’s easy to find people expressing similar skepticism about emerging technologies like the Internet of things, robotics, 3D printing, Bitcoin, etc. startups For those of us in the prediction business, it’s sometimes useful to go back and read past predictions to try to discern patterns in what they got right and wrong.