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Monday, November 15, 2010 Wendy Troupe - Founder and CEO, Terametric
If 2010 is the year for social media ROI, then I say that it is high time we think about the true measure of social media and how to measure it. In the quest for...
Best Practices, Expert Advice, Technology Trends
Friday, November 12, 2010 Andy Singleton - Founder and President, Assembla
John Landry was recently pitching Royalty Based Financing at the MTLC unconference. In a royalty deal, a startup company gets a chunk of cash from investors, and then agrees to pay a fixed percentage of all revenue...
Best Practices, Funding, Opinions
Thursday, November 11, 2010 Michael Greeley - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
What a fascinating week to be traveling in Asia. President Obama is here for the G20 Summit – as is Tiger Woods – and frankly I am surprised at how tough the...
Innovation
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Firas Raouf - Venture Partner, OpenView Venture Partners
In this post, I am specifically addressing founding CEOs who are in the midst of their first expansion stage experience (growing the company from $2-5 million in...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned, Opinions
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Amanda Vendig - Attorney, Foley Hoag LLP
When is the right time to issue equity to the founding team of my company? What else should I be thinking about during this process? The decision of how to allocate equity among the founding team is one...
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Dayna Grayson - Principal, North Bridge Venture Partners
Among those starting and investing in consumer internet companies, there are two buzz words that draws many in: “Capital Efficiency.” Indeed, internet...
Expert Advice, Innovation, Opinions
Monday, November 8, 2010 Micah Rosenbloom - Founding Partner, Founder Collective
The question I’m most frequently asked (and most frequently ask myself) is how to validate and size business opportunities. Is a particular start-up or concept...
Entrepreneurship, Lessons Learned
Friday, November 5, 2010 Ziad Sultan - CEO and Founder, Marginize
Much has been written about the skills a startup founder should possess: intelligence, drive, charisma, integrity and so on. Even luck. But I am surprised that no one ever...
Entrepreneurship, Lessons Learned
Thursday, November 4, 2010 Bijan Sabet - General Partner, Spark Capital
Every week I spend a fair amount of time trying to get the best people to work for one of our portfolio companies. I’m always impressed when I talk to someone that...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 James Harland - Co-President of the MIT Sloan VCPE Club
The time has rolled around for the annual MIT Venture Capital Conference, now in its 13th year. But with this year’s theme of “Here & Now: The Present of Venture Capital...
Entrepreneurship, Funding, Innovation