Stories

By: Christopher Mirabile | November 21, 2011
When they are asked about the defensibility of their businesses, I regularly hear entrepreneurs cite “first-mover advantage” as the basis on which they will compete and defend their margins. It has come...
By: Elisa Gabbert | November 20, 2011
If you work in the search marketing industry, you may have found yourself having a conversation somewhat like this one (the same conversation I have every time I tell a...
By: Daniel Killeen | November 17, 2011
When going out to raise money, entrepreneurs expect to have to provide a good deal of information to potential investors. Any decent venture capital fund is going to need...
By: Joe Kinsella | November 16, 2011
As the CXO, you have watched the monthly cloud bills steadily rise. You’ve tried everything to drive them down, but nothing seems to make a difference. You have lingering doubts...
By: Larry Cheng | November 15, 2011
Given Volition’s focus on bootstrapped high growth technology companies, we meet company founders every week that have built amazing companies with very little resources.  It never...
By: Eric Paley | November 14, 2011
Startup founders have boundless ambition.  Most founders can imagine their platform concept having broad appeal and meeting the needs of many customers, with numerous...
By: Dharmishta Rood | November 13, 2011
SXSW Accelerator returns for its fourth edition to showcase some of the web’s most exciting innovations... which could include you & your company!  This event provides an outlet for...
By: Adam Besvinick | November 10, 2011
On Monday, Mark Zuckerberg came back to Harvard for the first time since 2005. And by Harvard, I mean the undergrad campus - not the business school. The event was framed...
By: Andy Singleton | November 9, 2011
We recently moved from Amazon on-demand “cloud” hosting to our own dedicated servers.  It took about three months to order and set up the new servers versus a few minutes...
By: Don Dodge | November 8, 2011
Failure is not an option...it is a requirement...to future success. Failure gets a bad rap. It is actually an important element...
By: Lee Hower | November 7, 2011
One of the themes that we've been most interested in at NextView over the last 12+ months has been the impact of consumer web trends on business software... 
By: Dharmesh Shah | November 6, 2011
A new phrase entered the startup vocabulary a little while ago: “Ramen Profitable”. The phrase is used to reference startups that are making enough money for the founders to live...
By: | November 3, 2011
November is here... it has already snowed... but at least we have two things to look forward to this month.  First, the greatest holiday of the year...Thanksgiving!  No gifts...
By: Jeff Bussgang | November 2, 2011
Scott Kirsner of The Boston Globe called them the startup equivalent of the Justice League of America. Seven superhero CEOs gathered on Friday afternoon at the...
By: | November 1, 2011
The 2011 Innovation unConference was held on October 28th at the Hynes Convention...
By: Sean Marsh | October 30, 2011
There is a very interesting article on Venturebeat by Glenn Solomon with a great graphic produced by Cowen and Company that separates public Internet companies by growth...
By: Firas Raouf | October 27, 2011
I just finished watching great TED talk by Kathryn Schulz on Being Wrong.  Go ahead and watch it now… It starts slow, but bear with me. It has an important message.  Pay close...
By: Frank Belzer | October 26, 2011
With the recent passing of Steve Jobs the worlds of business and technology have certainly lost a real visionary and leader. Furthermore Steve represents someone that was...
By: Christopher Mirabile | October 25, 2011
I speak to groups fairly regularly about what I look for in an angel investing opportunity, and one of the key factors I always mention is a fantastic entrepreneur.  Someone in the audience...
By: | October 24, 2011
Last night, MassChallenge had their big gala extravaganza and...
By: Dave Bisceglia | October 23, 2011
Did you see a horde of undead developers ambling through Kendall Square at sunrise on Saturday morning? If so, don’t worry… The world isn’t coming to an end. Part Halloween...
By: Keith Cline | October 20, 2011
Quiz... name a successful entrepreneur in Boston who...
By: David Beisel | October 19, 2011
Whether a startup’s initial Seed round is comprised of individual angels, seed-focused funds, larger VCs , or some combination of the three, when it’s time for the entrepreneur...
By: Mike Champion | October 18, 2011
Everyone knows startups are hot. Fueled by a strong seed funding climate and several well-publicized successes there is seemingly a rush to start your own company. I'm a big...
By: Bijan Sabet | October 17, 2011
It’s a well known thing that when television came into the world, the initial televison programs looked like radio but with the camera on.  Namely, it was the news delivered by a person...
By: Desmond Pieri | October 16, 2011
When I was signing up for this year’s unConference, I was reminded how last year’s event was great because of the impromptu breakout sessions where it was fair game to discuss...
By: Dave Broadwin | October 13, 2011
Sometimes it seems like all clients have the same issue at once.  One series of issues that seems to be among the popular issues du jour is what to do to secure domain names...
By: Jon Karlen | October 12, 2011
One of the big, recent trends among the high-profile consumer web companies has been to raise big rounds of private equity capital instead of going public. It's a great deal for the...
By: | October 11, 2011
MassChallenge recently announced the final 26 teams that will competing for $1 million dollars in awards.  Since VentureFizz...
By: Coach Wei | October 10, 2011
First impressions count and perceptions about your brand identity, offering and call to action all converge on the landing page.  It does not matter if the landing page is a product page with...

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