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By: Antonio Rodriguez | May 30, 2011
Chris Zacharias, a YouTube front-end developer, had a very thoughtful post around the challenges of hiring front-end...
By: Lee Hower | May 26, 2011
LinkedIn went public last week. As a shareholder I'm obviously pleased with the investor reception LinkedIn has received, but more importantly it's a great milestone for...
By: Gopal Shenoy | May 25, 2011
Most of my product management career has been spent doing B2B product management. For the last year and a half, I have switched over to B2C product management in my current...
By: Fred Destin | May 24, 2011
I recently organized a little event around Angellist with our friends Nate and Boaz at HTML5 stalwarts Bocoup. We had invited Nivi (angellist founder) to town for our annual...
By: Nathan Burke | May 23, 2011
Journalists love hooks. An interesting angle turns yet another story about a new startup into something palatable in a sea of press release style announcements that start...
By: Prithvi Tanwar | May 22, 2011
Someone once said, “Being an entrepreneur is like jumping off a cliff and hoping that you can pull together a parachute before you hit the ground”. That’s not so far off...
By: Alex Taussig | May 19, 2011
This week, I took a break from the written word and videotaped myself interviewing Boris Revsin, CEO and co-founder of one of Highland’s newest portfolio companies: CampusLIVE...
By: Brian Zimmerman | May 18, 2011
When startup and expan­sion stage com­pa­nies are court­ing ven­ture cap­i­tal­ists and seek­ing invest­ments, it’s easy for them to get caught up in mind-numbing met­rics that show...
By: Don Dodge | May 17, 2011
Everyone has a few ideas for a startup company. But how do you know if this is the one big idea you should do? There are...
By: Rob Go | May 16, 2011
I met with a few entrepreneurs recently who left interesting companies to pursue their own ideas. In both cases, they wanted to experiment with a number of different concepts...
By: Joe Kinsella | May 15, 2011
Introduction - Today we’re going to do a head to head comparison of two public clouds: Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The comparison is driven by a personal...
By: Frank Belzer | May 12, 2011
Many times on my blog I draw analogies between historical events and happenings in the world of sales. That said there are so many that I could draw on related to being the...
By: Christopher Tsai | May 11, 2011
There has been a tremendous amount of activity and interest in health and technology recently...
By: Dan Allred | May 10, 2011
I’ve been reading MassChallenge plans as a judge for a few weeks now, and I want to share some of my feedback on what distinguished those plans I recommended from those I did...
By: Sam Clemens | May 9, 2011
Let's take a specific example. before 300pxTo the right is a screenshot of a table in my current SaaS app. Let's say we want to add a column showing the Average Deal Size...
By: David Skok | May 8, 2011
If you are a serial entrepreneur starting to look for an idea for your next startup, you are likely to want a way to stimulate your brain to come up with as many good ideas...
By: Eric Paley | May 5, 2011
The currency of the startup and venture capital community is conviction. Startups are born out of the conviction to leave a job and start a company that most people think...
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...

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