I’ve Been Afraid To Run
JUNE 9, 2014
None were satisfying, except the four mile one in Tucson during our week off the grid. I had my first good run in over two months. It was only 3.2 miles, but the weather was perfect and I felt great. On March 30th, I ran 12.2 miles.
My 2011 By The Numbers
DECEMBER 31, 2011
You can tell that I had two weeks of vacation in Tucson this year, plenty of short runs in cities I traveled to for work (SF, NY, Seattle), and then a bunch of marathons. You can see my month in Tuscany in August and month in Paris in July, two weeks of vacation plus a little in Tucson (I guess I like Tucson), 16 nights in New York, 10 nights in San Francisco, and 10 nights in Seattle. I’ve been obsessively tracking data about myself since 2009.
Southwest Angel Summit – April 1-2, 2012
Angel Investing News
MARCH 12, 2012
If you angels can fit April 1st and 2nd into your busy schedules, here is a dynamite meeting annually held in Tucson and hosted by the Desert Angels: [link]. Angel Groups angels Bob Morrison Desert Angels Southwest Angel Summit TucsonI have attended in the past and would be there this year, if I could.
The Top 10 Sources of Early-Stage Money
APRIL 3, 2014
Desert Angels Desert Angels, of Tucson, is also new to the list. These investors are the most active financiers of early-stage startups. Now for the question that''s probably on the mind of every young founder: Where can you get seed funding for your great startup idea?
2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups
OCTOBER 16, 2012
Desert Angels (Tucson). This summer I conducted our third annual survey of the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies recently funded by angel groups in North America. Access to our 2010 and 2011 surveys can be found at 2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Investor Groups. We received data from thirty groups of the fifty angel groups from whom we requested data. For the first time, we asked for data from specific business sectors, as follows: All pre-revenue deals.
I Love My Weeks Off The Grid
MARCH 28, 2011
Amy and I spent the last week at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. It was awesome. I was tired and needed a break. I also needed a focused week to finish the final draft of Book #2 ( Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and VC ) that I’m writing with my partner Jason Mendelson. The submission date is March 31st and I think we are going to be three days early.
The Last Marathon Of The Year
NOVEMBER 19, 2011
She’s in Tucson (where I’m heading after this) and even though we both talked about her coming to join me, I encouraged her not to this time since it was a lot of travel in the middle of a trip for her. Tomorrow I’m running the Philadelphia Marathon , which will be the sixth marathon I’ll do this year and the last one for 2011. This year I’ve done marathons in Cincinnati, Madison WI, Bismarck ND, Newport RI, and St. Louis.
No. 3 Wildcats roll 91-65 over Bulldogs
Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News
DECEMBER 2, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) AP) — Stanley Johnson and Gabe York each scored 18 points, and No. 3 Arizona blitzed Gardner-Webb during a 16-0 second-half run to roll over the Bulldogs 91-65 Tuesday night
Turning Old Clothes Into Retail Gold
JUNE 18, 2012
One that caught our eye was Tucson, Arizona-based Buffalo Exchange. In 1974, Block and her husband opened the first Buffalo Exchange store in Tucson. The company outgrew that location, and opened up a second Tucson location.
Is Email Taking Over Your Life? 7 Ways To Get Your Life Back
MAY 25, 2011
Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing “ During a recent film shoot in Tucson, Arizona for a new Internet project, I woke up at 4am unable to sleep. By Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt!
2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Groups
Angel Investing News
OCTOBER 8, 2011
Tucson. During the summer of 2010, I developed a workshop, A New ACEF Valuation Workshop for Angels and Entrepreneurs. To provide some reference points, I surveyed thirteen angels groups in North American to determine their recent experience in negotiating the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies. See the 2010 data reported here: Current Pre-money Valuations of Pre-revenue Companies.
There Is Only ONE Silicon Valley
Angel Investing News
DECEMBER 28, 2011
You will find that entrepreneurs and investors do things differently in Boise, Tucson, Little Rock, Cincinnati and Atlanta that they do in the Valley. Silicon Valley is a very special place – the nucleus of high-growth, high technology entrepreneurship in the US, indeed, in the world. The Valley is world-class entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and successful high-tech companies – all growing companies and creating jobs on one relatively small peninsula.
There Is Only ONE Silicon Valley
DECEMBER 21, 2011
You will find that entrepreneurs and investors do things differently in Boise, Tucson, Little Rock, Cincinnati and Atlanta than they do in the Valley. Silicon Valley is a very special place – the nucleus of high-growth, high technology entrepreneurship in the US, indeed, in the world. The Valley produces world-class entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and successful high-tech companies – all growing and creating jobs on one relatively small peninsula.
16 Cool Coworking Spaces
JANUARY 19, 2012
And the idea is catching on: Phoenix and Tucson will soon be getting Gangplanks of their own. They're affordable, full of start-up geeks like you, and way cooler than any office you could afford. Ready to get out of the basement and into a real office?
Lessons learned from Craigslist, eBay, and Kickstarter
MARCH 2, 2012
Members not only get free stuff, whether they’re in Tucson, Arizona or New Delhi, India, but also help reduce waste and save resources. So-called collaborative consumption is changing the way we buy just about everything. What you can learn from this still-growing trend.
Back in March 2007, I registered 1000+ of the best Twitter Usernames
OCTOBER 3, 2011
Tucson. Tweet UPDATE : Note, as mentioned below, most of these usernames have been taken away from me. I can not help you get them, so please don’t contact me about them. If they are in a ‘suspended’ state, you can likely get them from Twitter. Otherwise, if they are being used, then they likely were already taken by someone. This is a fun little story from my past that I thought I would finally share.
Arizona Businesses Worry as Governor's Pen Hovers
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
You are heroes, you are the sane counterpoint to Chik-fil-A and Hobby Lobby ," Tom Forester, a fan of Rocco''s Little Chicago Pizzeria shouted out to the Tucson-based restaurant on its Facebook page Monday.
"With all the carnage from gun violence in our country, it’s still almost impossible to believe that."
DECEMBER 14, 2012
After Tucson and Aurora and Oak Creek. “With all the carnage from gun violence in our country, it’s still almost impossible to believe that a mass shooting in a kindergarten class could happen. It has come to that. Not even kindergarteners learning their A,B,Cs are safe. We heard after Columbine that it was too soon to talk about gun laws. We heard it after Virginia Tech. And now we are hearing it again. For every day we wait, 34 more people are murdered with guns.
Does Your Business Need a Siri?
NOVEMBER 18, 2011
” said Leo during a speech she gave earlier this week at Forbes’s Techonomy conference in Tucson, Ariz. Robots and automation can drive down costs and increase efficiency. But they could make your business too high tech for its own good.
New Jolt of Life for the Artificial Heart
MARCH 26, 2013
The Tucson-based company is one of the companies vying for a spot on the 2013 Inc. After 30 years of research and development on the artificial heart, three doctors finally cash in to the tune of $25 million.
You Don’t Need Delaware to Start Your Company
Startup Professionals Musings
SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
Visit their offices in Phoenix or Tucson for personal service. It used to be true that “everyone” incorporated in Delaware due to its more favorable terms, but many of these terms simply don’t apply to startups, or the differences don’t exist anymore.
Startup Insights From Paul English, Co-Founder of Kayak
MAY 10, 2010
I’m just wrapping up several weeks of attending conferences across both coasts. Of the ones I have been to recently, the Nantucket Conference has been my favorite. A great group of people and a small enough gathering that you can actually get to know many/most of them.
Entrepreneurs Who Keep the Iditarod Mushing
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Morris also founded TopoFusion, the Tucson company that makes the GPS mapping software used by Trackleaders. This month, more than 50 teams are set to compete in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a 1,000-mile trek across Alaska.