Thursday, August 2, 2012
Ok, you have the #1 requirement for starting a company: a good idea that’s commercializable. Now, what’s the best way to get the money...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Funding, Voices
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
So you’ve decided to raise capital and have figured out what your ideal partner would look like – great! If you’re still toying with theidea of raising or trying to figure out...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Voices
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
In the wake of the Pinterest round valuing the company at $1.5B from
the Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten, it is hard not to notice that
social and ecommerce have...
Lessons Learned, Opinions, Technology Trends, Voices
Monday, July 23, 2012
Last week the National Venture Capital Association (where I am on the
Executive Committee) and Thomson Reuters announced the 2Q12 fundraising
data for venture firms...
Funding, Innovation, Lessons Learned, Voices
Friday, July 20, 2012
Last week I wrote about some of the common factors that have led great VC firms to stumble
or even fade from existence entirely. I wanted to follow-up with some...
Funding, Lessons Learned, Success Stories, Voices
Thursday, July 19, 2012
If you use Google search (and who doesn’t), you may have noticed that
sponsored results (pay-per-click, or PPC, ads) have been taking over
more and more of the search...
Expert Advice, Technology Trends, Voices
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Between us, my long-time friend (and fellow blogger) Andy Palmer and
I have started a lot of companies. We also advise many other companies
and look at even more pitches from...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned, Voices
Friday, July 13, 2012
“Seems niche. How many people want to tell everyone randomly what they’re doing and how many really want to look at it?” - My entry for Twitter, as recorded in early 2007...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Innovation, Voices
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I happen to be fascinated by the history of the VC industry, and one of
the things we discussed at a recent offsite are the common threads
behind the rise and fall of great...
Entrepreneurship, Funding, Innovation, Voices
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The difference between the average salesperson and the great salesperson comes down to what? We could try to select one thing, but chances are that we would fail because...
Expert Advice, Lessons Learned, Voices