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Monday, October 25, 2010 David Skok - General Partner, Matrix Partners
Great companies are almost always run by great management teams. And great management teams know that the only way to improve a process is to start...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice
Friday, October 22, 2010 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
Sometimes, early stage companies hear investors say that it’s “too early” for them to invest. It’s a puzzling response when most VC’s are considered “early stage”. The definition of “early” seems...
Expert Advice, Funding
Thursday, October 21, 2010 Dayna Grayson - Principal, North Bridge Venture Partners
Curation, the word of 2008-2009 within the eCommerce world, popularized first by the entertaining shopping site Woot, has now officially expanded to the social media space (see examples). It used to be the...
Opinions, Technology Trends
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Trevania Henderson - Founder and CEO, CaringWise
July. August. September. This year I gave them over to the Founder Institute’s Summer Boston Program. They were without question the most intense 3 months of my life—and I say that as someone who just finished an MBA while running my own fairly...
Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Monday, October 18, 2010 Amanda Vendig - Attorney, Foley Hoag LLP
VentureFizz Reader: I am a first time entrepreneur. Can you tell me what I need to be thinking about in terms of incorporating my business? Amanda Vendig, Foley Hoag: When you are thinking of starting a business, some of the first questions you might...
Best Practices
Thursday, October 14, 2010 Rob May - Co-Founder, Backupify
Backupify has now raised a total of $5.6M. My fundraising success has led to many entrepreneurs reaching out to ask for advice. I see a common set of mistakes that people make when they think about raising money, based on my conversations with other entrepreneurs. Below are the three...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Lessons Learned
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Frank Days - Director, New and Social Media, Novell
In the past, I’ve discussed the benefits of applying agile project management to marketing programs without actually discussing the details of how it works. Here is the agile process I frequently use for managing marketing projects. Keep in mind, that this is not great for projects with...
Best Practices, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Friday, October 8, 2010 Jeff Bussgang - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Security Analysis is cited by Warren Buffet as one of his top four favorite and most influential books. Written by Columbia University Professors Benjamin Graham and David Dodd, it was first published in 1934. The book is a thick tome that articulates the thesis of value investing – the analytical techniques for valuing...
Funding
Thursday, October 7, 2010 Andy Singleton - Founder and President, Assembla
We use a lot of the Scrum process in our own development. Scrum is a good way to get to the “release early, release often” tactics that make you agile. However, it's not the last word. So what is coming up next? This article will look...
Best Practices, Expert Advice
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Philip Jacob - Founder and CTO, StyleFeeder
One of the things that appears to happen when you sell a venture funded startup is that you receive a license to give advice to people. As I have not yet received such a certificate in the mail, you would be well with your rights to suggest that I shove off, but I do have a few observations...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned