Technology In Istanbul

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

There is something about the uptake of technology in Turkey that is somewhat unique. So Turkey is a place where technology, particularly mobile, has taken off. Blogging On The Road mobile VC & TechnologyThe Gotham Gal and I are winding up a four day weekend in Istanbul.

Biggest Technology Change In The Next Five Years

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

One of them was “What will be the biggest technology change over the next five years?” VC & TechnologyThe Upfront Summit is happening here in LA over the next two days. The folks at Upfront asked a number of well known VCs (me included) a bunch of questions.

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The technology shifts you need to focus on in 2018

Start Up Blog

I’ve always believed the technology shifts we ought focus on shouldn’t be the abrupt, but changes in the tide of consumer behaviour and the economy. Continue reading → The post The technology shifts you need to focus on in 2018 appeared first on Steve Sammartino.

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.” If this topic is interesting to you, it’s worth spending ten minutes and reading the full text of the Hillary Clinton Initiative on Technology & Innovation. Invest in Science and Technology R&D and Make Tech Transfer Easier.

Women Forward in Technology Scholarship Program

Feld Thoughts

If you are, you now have an opportunity to apply for a Women Forward in Technology Scholarship. Distil Networks just led a group of us, including Foundry Group, Techstars, Cooley, Yesware, Help Scout, Cloudability, Kulesa Faul, FullContact, and Anchor Point Foundation, to raise $50,000 to advance female representation in technology. I would love to see many more women involved in computer science, technology, and entrepreneurship.

15 Years Of Technology Progress

Feld Thoughts

Technology humor machinesNext week at Defrag I’ll be giving a talk titled “Resistance is Futile” I’ll be talking about my premise that the machines have already taken over. A few days ago a friend of mine emailed me a perfect image to summarize where we are today. Ponder and enjoy.

Apple and Women in Information Technology

Feld Thoughts

There was plenty of Apple news yesterday, but the one that lit me up was the announcement that Apple is partnering with the National Center for Women and Information Technology to help create a broader pipeline of female technology workers.

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. The following is an observation more purely from the perspective of the consumer of information technology. Discrete technology advances are giving way to continuous technology advances.

Bridge Technologies

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

When the tech landscape changes; from web browsers to mobile browswers, from flash to HTML5, from laptops to tablets, from typing on keyboards to typing on screens, from local storage to cloud storage, there are always companies that are started to solve the pain points that crop up from that technology change. I call these "bridge technologies" because they bridge from one technology to another. Venture Capital and Technology

Don’t Sell Technology, Sell Magic

Instigator Blog

Tech startups aren’t in the technology business. Most customers don’t understand the technology that exists behind the products they use. Sell magic, not technology. Customer Development customer development design product design selling technology

The Worst of Times For Technology

Feld Thoughts

You know, those old guys don’t know lucky they had it with all their technology 30 and 40 years ago. The post The Worst of Times For Technology appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Time for a new Foundry Group video.

High Technology Tell All Books

Feld Thoughts

The post High Technology Tell All Books appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books facebook high tech hubspot Technology tell all twitterTell All Books are nothing new and some of the most explosive ones of all time have already come from California (in and around Hollywood). Suddenly, tell alls are focusing on high tech companies instead of movie stars.

2016’s Small Business Technology Trends

Up and Running

Continuous innovation around cloud-based software solutions and increased competition for market share have made sophisticated technological tools available and affordable to smaller businesses. When integrated into your app, this technology can be your business’s customer service.

5 Technologies Here Today That Will Change Your Life

Startup Professionals Musings

As a new business advisor and technologist, I often think about the large array of opportunities for entrepreneurs as technology seems to be evolving faster and faster. Many technology advances have negative implications for certain industries and segments of society.

Procore Technologies Expands Austin Office


Procore Technologies, which makes construction management software, has expanded its operations in Austin. Procore […] The post Procore Technologies Expands Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills.

Relate Your Technology Solution to Customer Values

Startup Professionals Musings

Young entrepreneurs often are so excited by new technology or their latest invention that they forget to translate it into a value proposition that their customers or potential investors can understand. Mashup technology may be your biggest plus, if you position it in this context.

Smart Entrepreneurs Don’t Need Disruptive Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

It may not be as sexy, but starting a new business that builds on an existing technology or business model is usually less risky than introducing that ultimate new disruptive technology. There is always time later for your next startup, using that disruptive technology of your dreams.

5 Stages of Technology Adoption Compared To Grieving

Startup Professionals Musings

How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” The concept of disruptive technology was first introduced by Clayton M. What are you doing to avoid this trap with your disruptive technology?

Technological Revolutions And Financial Capital

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Back in 2003, when Brad and I were starting USV, we were struggling to make sense of the bubble and its aftermath, what it meant for technology and what it meant for venture capital. Venture Capital and Technology

Five Business Technology Trends for 2017

Up and Running

If one of your rituals for the new year is looking forward, here are five business technology trends you should consider as you make your adjustments. Managing a Business News business trends news small business technology trends trends

How Technology is Now Empowering Educators

Inc Startups

TechnologyBridging the gap between digital and the classroom.

Entrepreneur Builds on Technology Platform to Power the Barbershop Industry


Technology is changing the way people think and do things. It’s through it that one entrepreneur builds a mobile technology platform, theCut , that powers the barbershop industry. He believes in technology’s ability to enact change and level the economic playing field.

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.” The post Making Technology Work For Those Who Aren’t Working appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Technology mit simon johnson societyIn November, during the week of the presidential election, I was at MIT for the Celebration of 50 Years of Entrepreneurship at MIT.

Technology giving rise to new breed of real estate agents

The Startup Magazine

In a time of technology enabled with mobility real estate agents are evolving and moving beyond their traditional roles. Real estate is slowly moving to become more organised and as an emerging industry it has seen a lot of investment into technology innovation over the past few years.

6 Marketing 101 Tips For Technology Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

You can have the best technology, but if customers don’t know you exist, or they don’t know how your technology solves a real problem for them, your startup will fail. Yet I see many technology entrepreneurs that focus on the basics of marketing too little and too late.

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. Inventors, for example, are skilled in manipulating technology, but may have little interest or experience engaging people to make an effective team.

Putting technology at the core

Chris Dixon

Most businesses today believe that technology can dramatically improve the way they operate. But they embrace technology with varying levels of enthusiasm. For them, having a technology department would be like having a business department – redundant and strange.

How To Embrace Disruptive Technologies And Succeed

Startup Professionals Musings

All too often as a startup investor, I hear the term “disruptive technology” from an entrepreneur, played like a trump card that should override any other potential business qualms. In fact, most investors avoid disruptive technologies as extremely risky, with long waits for a payback.

New Buying Habits Are More Important Than Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs think that adapting to the new technologies, like smart phones and Internet commerce, are the key to attracting new customers. High-technology product startups, without customers, don’t make a business. Brian Solis buying habits social behavior startups technology

3 Key Steps To Successful Customer Onboarding And Technology Adoption


We know that when it comes to customer adoption, a few happy initial users are key to company-wide technology use. Professionalisms Allison Yount customer experience customer onboarding customer satisfaction customer service management technology adoption

Hiring Efficiency Through Technology

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

In every aspect of our lives, new technologies being presented to us on a daily basis. Workfast On Demand work platform uses technology to connect employers with workers instantly and efficiently.

5 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Home, and its Value.

Inc Startups

Either way, technology can change your home for the better. TechnologyUpping your tech game at home can be fun - before you know it, you'll feel like you're living in "The Jetsons."

Information Technology Predictions For 2016 And Beyond

YFS Magazine

Grow Operations big data Cloud Computing cloud technology data security information technology IT technologyThese are just a few of the predictions that will likely happen in 2016. Consider it a snapshot of the IT community.

5 Restaurant Technologies to Have Before Your Grand Opening

Up and Running

But aside from all the necessary talk about tables, kitchen equipment, food suppliers, menus, employees, and everything else that goes on behind the scenes of your restaurant, there’s one aspect of modern operations that your business cannot afford to ignore: restaurant 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. He has forgotten that new technologies are perceived by most customers as causing more pain than the problems they hope to eliminate.

Great Startups Are Where Soul and Technology Meet


Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup. Inventors, for example, are skilled in manipulating technology, but may have little interest or experience engaging people to make an effective team.

Technology to Improve Efficiency and Scale Your Business

The Startup Magazine

Technology is also helping business owners run leaner operations to trim expenses while boosting profits. Here are four ways technology can help you increase your efficiency and scale your way to a more profitable business. Technology

Tech Checkup: Cloud Technology Redefining the Dental Industry

The Startup Magazine

If you’ve been to a dentist recently, you’re probably already aware that the dental industry is experiencing some rapid changes in technology – instant xray imaging and intraoral cameras are but two of the most noticeable high-tech innovations you’re likely to notice.

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10 Companies Using Technology to Disrupt the Lending Industry

Inc Startups

10 companies using technology to disrupt the lending industry. Technology

How technology productivity kills jobs

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Technology is all about productivity. Companies have spent billions of dollars on technology to gain productivity improvements, and it has worked. And, the new jobs that are created by technology may not be a good match for displaced workers.