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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
Monday, October 4, 2010 Lee Hower - Partner and Co-Founder, NextView Ventures
If you're a fan of American football, you probably know all about Tom Brady. Even if you're not you've probably heard his name, seen his picture in the news or a magazine, or know about his supermodel wife Giselle. But let me take a second to explain some details about where Tom Brady came...
Entrepreneurship
Friday, October 1, 2010 Sean Marsh - Co-Founder and General Partner, Point Judith Capital
I recently attended a conference in San Francisco that was sponsored by one of the leading fund of funds that has been investing in venture capital and private equity funds for nearly 30 years. One of the senior partners of this firm told the story of American Research and Development (ARD) and...
Entrepreneurship, Funding, Innovation
Thursday, September 30, 2010 Bill Warner - President of Warner Research, Founder of Wildfire Communications and Avid Technology
MassTLC 2010 is designed like the Internet - tons of connections and no hierarchy. And the event moves fast, like this Ferrrari 360, which four lucky people will drive at the event and one will take home for the night. I believe that the core of our innovation economy comes down to a single...
Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Alex Moore - CEO and Founder, Baydin
We launched Boomerang for Gmail on Wednesday, August 11 at 10:30 PM. After 30 days, we went from a total of 55 downloads to over 70,000. Here’s what happened and some of the lessons we learned. Timeline: * Before Launch: 40-50 visits per day, (total: 55 downloads) * Launch Day (8/11): 3,524 visits...
Best Practices, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Friday, September 24, 2010 Simeon Simeonov - Founder and CEO, FastIgnite
I am not a fan of ideologies. Inflexibility of thinking or the ability to take reality into account rarely leads to great outcomes. Just look at history. Methodologies, on the other hand, I like. The difference between the two is in the level of critical thinking. A good methodology...
Best Practices, Opinions
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Dave Broadwin - Partner, Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag
After Q1, I was wondering if the venture economy was back or if folks just thought so. At the end of Q1 things seemed to be on a steady upward trend; now they seem to be sputtering. Well, the Q2 results have now been reported on by many sources, including the three law firms that publish data, Foley Hoag...
Funding, Opinions
Monday, September 20, 2010 Todd Garland - Founder and CEO, BuySellAds.com
When I received an email from WebInno organizer David Beisel asking if I would like to be on a panel featuring local “Self-Funded Success Stories” for WebInno 27 I was immediately psyched. Last summer, BuySellAds.com was a main dish presenter at WebInno; winning the audience choice award that night...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned