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By: Dave Power | May 4, 2011
Whatever happened to Groove Networks and Bowstreet? Both were founded in the late 1990s by industry veterans, and backed by smart investors. Groove Networks created collaborative...
By: Richard Banfield | May 3, 2011
If you’re building a web product you’re essentially responsible for the core of the business. It’s become so important for CEO’s of product businesses that I truly recommended...
By: Scott Maxwell | May 2, 2011
Every week your key competitor is getting better and its competitive advantage is growing. You don't even realize it because you are busy fighting fires or accepting good...
By: Jeff Bussgang | May 1, 2011
The unemployment rate in America is hovering around 9%. But if you are a competent engineer, sales executive, online marketer or general manager in Silicon Valley, NYC, Boston...
By: Nathan Burke | April 28, 2011
Though this column may be called First Look, this post is far from it. Way back in November of 2008, I wrote about a startup in Charlestown called Springpad. From that...
By: Dustin Dolginow | April 27, 2011
Since I joined Atlas last April, Jeff and I have done a weekly call with Brian Norgard and Dan Gould at Namesake. It’s been remarkable (and humbling) to watch this...
By: Charles Huang | April 26, 2011
I’ve been spending a bunch of time recently with both other VCs and entrepreneurs around what constitutes success in terms of all the coffees, lunch meetings, and pitches...
By: Firas Raouf | April 25, 2011
One of the turning points in the life of an early stage software company is the creation of a board of directors. Typically, this happens when the company raises its...
By: Lee Hower | April 24, 2011
I thought it was time to revisit my series of "Cliff Notes" S-1s. In 2010 I deconstructed the filings for GameFly and Quinstreet. Quinstreet priced at $15.00/sh...
By: Paul Sweeney | April 21, 2011
It’s not every day a top tier law firm offers a 91% discount on its legal services. Let’s face it, deals like that are usually reserved for commodity items, and excellent...
By: Micah Rosenbloom | April 20, 2011
Timing is everything – especially when it comes to raising a round of capital. My Founder Collective colleague Eric Paley and I discuss (and debate) it often. Here are...
By: Keith Cline | April 19, 2011
This week on Octane, we are very excited to have Josh Walker, as our guest! Josh is the Founder & CEO of CityVoter in Cambridge. CityVoter runs "best of" contests and...
By: Nancy Liberman | April 18, 2011
We interviewed Debi Kleiman, President, MITX (Massachusetts Innovation Technology Exchange) to get her thoughts on digital media, MITX and Future M and to hear what she...
By: Keith Cline | April 17, 2011
Eric Paley held the latest Founder Dialogues event at the Microsoft NERD Center on March 21st. This time, he interviewed an amazing...
By: Keith Cline | April 17, 2011
We have the video from the last Founder Dialogues event published on VentureFizz today! This time, Eric Paley interviews Andy Palmer - Parallel Founder. Andy was the...
By: Richard Dale | April 14, 2011
There is one timeless question in the world of early stage investing: What does it take to get an investment from a VC firm, or for that matter from a seed or angel investor...
By: Prithvi Tanwar | April 13, 2011
Start-up founders are agents of speed and manic thinking and although their thought process can seem logical to their inner mind, to us professionals that help start-ups...
By: David Skok | April 12, 2011
This post aims to help startup CEOs optimize their funding strategy by examining how investors value startups, and explaining how to avoid the common cash management...
By: Don Dodge | April 11, 2011
Back in the day Venture Capitalists wereking makers. They decided who got funded, facilitated strategic partnerships, and brokered...
By: Jeff Bussgang | April 10, 2011
I have been thinking alot about start-up best practices. There has been a great deal written about how to pitch VCs and how to drive towards product-market fit, but...
By: Rob Go | April 7, 2011
I had the pleasures of sitting down with Matt Lauzon last week to talk about the lessons he’s learned as...
By: Joe Medved | April 6, 2011
When we are ready to make an investment proposal, we request a list of references. We also speak with off list contacts and ask permission to do so if those discussions...
By: Brad Harkavy | April 5, 2011
Color raises $41M in a series A round with no revenue. Twitter is valued at $7.7B with $45M revenue (171 times revenue) in 2010. Facebook is now valued at $65B up 30%...
By: Keith Cline | April 4, 2011
We are excited to have Seth Lieberman as our guest on Octane! Seth is the Founder & CEO of Pangea Media in Watertown. Pangea Media is a leading provider of quiz based social...
By: Dave Power | April 3, 2011
Not all growth companies keep growing. Promising companies that pass $10M in revenue can lose momentum before they reach $20M. Most growth companies are sold before they...
By: Keith Cline | April 3, 2011
A few months ago, I had a meeting with a prominent Venture Capitalist, who was located outside of the Boston region. He was very bullish on the long term potential of...
By: Andy Cook | March 31, 2011
The following post was written by Andy Cook, cofounder of Rentabilities and MassChallenge 2010 $50,000 winner. Having been through the MassChallenge before, Andy...
By: Frank Belzer | March 30, 2011
Let me start by saying that I really enjoy working with Technology companies. Given the fact that most of my clients are in tech rich geographies like Boston and San Francisco...
By: Scott Maxwell | March 29, 2011
Here is my (running) list of 29 CEO blind spots I have seen over the years. Take a look and see which ones apply to you (warning: remember they are blind spots, so you might...
By: Allan Tear | March 28, 2011
As part of getting ready for 2011, we've been reviewing our lessons of the last two years, particularly what has worked and not worked in selecting and accelerating teams...

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