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By: Ziad Sultan | November 4, 2010
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...
By: Keith Cline | November 3, 2010
Fun fact that I learned from watching this video... along with many other accomplishments... George Bell started Shark Week on the Discovery Channel...
By: Bijan Sabet | November 3, 2010
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...
By: James Harland | November 2, 2010
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...
By: Jason Baptiste | November 1, 2010
There's always talk about the end game in the form of an acquisition, funding announcement, or eventual flame out. Hollywood has even made a movie about the founding...
By: Jeff Bussgang | October 31, 2010
Malcolm Gladwell made famous the natural human reaction of judging other people in the first few minutes of an encounter with his book, Blink. Like many other businesspeople, VCs...
By: Keith Cline | October 31, 2010
Last week, I was really excited to see Galen Moore's story about Peekaboo Mobile's funding. Peekaboo Mobile appeared on VentureFizz in a video segment back...
By: Don Dodge | October 29, 2010
Ray Ozzie penned a 3,500 word thought piece called "Dawn of a new day" outlining his vision for the Post PC World. It is an interesting...
By: Healy Jones | October 28, 2010
UNH just published a piece entitled “Where Have All the Seed Investors Gone?” that purports that seed investing has dramatically decreased in the first half of 2010. I don't believe it. The study...
By: George Roberts | October 27, 2010
Over the last few weeks I have written a couple of business growth strategies-centric blogs titled "What A CEO Does... And Larry Ellison" and "What A CEO and His Management Team Also Need...
By: Jeff Bussgang | October 26, 2010
In undiluted tellings of the tale, the Big Bad Wolf devours Little Red Riding Hood before running off into the woods. It’s worth remembering when considering the prospects for a wave of technology M&A...
By: Victoria Song | October 26, 2010
Checking in now that it’s been a little over a week since I started as an associate here at Flybridge Capital Partners. Is it everything I expected and hoped for? Yes...
By: David Cancel | October 25, 2010
Over the past decade, I’ve spent most of my professional life building startup businesses. In thinking about what I’ve learned, I realized that the most...
By: David Skok | October 24, 2010
Great companies are almost always run by great management teams. And great management teams know that the only way to improve a process is to start...
By: Keith Cline | October 24, 2010
We have some very exciting news for you this morning!!! Notice anything different about the VentureFizz Homepage??? That's right, we gave it a makeover!! Click here to check it out! Welcome to your new digital dashboard for staying connected to the Boston tech & entrepreneurial community! As VentureFizz...
By: Rob Go | October 21, 2010
Sometimes, early stage companies hear investors say that it’s “too early” for them to invest. It’s a puzzling response when most VC’s are considered “early stage”. The definition of “early” seems...
By: Dayna Grayson | October 20, 2010
Curation, the word of 2008-2009 within the eCommerce world, popularized first by the entertaining shopping site Woot, has now officially expanded to the social media space (see examples). It used to be the...
By: Trevania Henderson | October 19, 2010
July. August. September. This year I gave them over to the Founder Institute’s Summer Boston Program. They were without question the most intense 3 months of my life—and I say that as someone who just finished an MBA while running my own fairly...
By: Keith Cline | October 18, 2010
Our guest on Octane this week is Angus Davis! Angus is a serial entrepreneur, who spent many years in the Bay Area as an early employee of Netscape and then he co-founded Tellme Networks, which was acquired by Microsoft for...
By: Amanda Vendig | October 17, 2010
VentureFizz Reader: I am a first time entrepreneur. Can you tell me what I need to be thinking about in terms of incorporating my business? Amanda Vendig, Foley Hoag: When you are thinking of starting a business, some of the first questions you might...
By: Keith Cline | October 17, 2010
I am still exhausted from all the networking at the Mass Technology Leadership Council's unConference event. Over 600 people attended last Thursday's...
By: Dave Power | October 14, 2010
The conventional wisdom in M&A is that ‘companies are bought not sold’. But companies that market themselves to strategic buyers — in a subtle way — can attract the right buyers at better valuations. How can executives and their boards engage in Marketing for M&A...
By: Rob May | October 13, 2010
Backupify has now raised a total of $5.6M. My fundraising success has led to many entrepreneurs reaching out to ask for advice. I see a common set of mistakes that people make when they think about raising money, based on my conversations with other entrepreneurs. Below are the three...
By: Frank Days | October 12, 2010
In the past, I’ve discussed the benefits of applying agile project management to marketing programs without actually discussing the details of how it works. Here is the agile process I frequently use for managing marketing projects. Keep in mind, that this is not great for projects with...
By: Keith Cline | October 11, 2010
Our guest on Octane this week is Coach Wei! Coach is serial entrepreneur, who has been busy building his latest startup called Yottaa, which is a cloud computing startup focused on website performance. He recently raised $4M in venture capital funding for Yottaa. He is also the founder...
By: Doug Levin | October 11, 2010
“Mindless fun.” “Collective socializing.” “Escapism.” These are words that observers have used to describe the drive behind the sharp uptake in social gaming this past summer. According to the Neilson Company, social networks and blogs have experienced a large jump...
By: Keith Cline | October 10, 2010
Last week was FutureM... this week the focus turns to BREW (Boston Region Entrepreneurship Week). Although BREW has expanded into a whole month's worth of events, the main emphasis is between Oct 13th & 21st. There are several great events which are all posted on our...
By: Jeff Bussgang | October 7, 2010
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...
By: Andy Singleton | October 6, 2010
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...
By: Philip Jacob | October 5, 2010
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...

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