VentureFizz Stories

4836 Matching Stories
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...

By: Keith Cline | October 4, 2010

We are very excited to have the CTO & Co-Founder of ScanScout as our guest this week on Octane! ScanScout is a video advertising platform company located in Boston that was just ranked by Silicon Alley Insider as the 81st most valuable digital startup in the world!! As a first time entrepreneur...

By: Lee Hower | October 3, 2010

If you're a fan of American football, you probably know all about Tom Brady. Even if you're not you've probably heard his name, seen his picture in the news or a magazine, or know about his supermodel wife Giselle. But let me take a second to explain some details about where Tom Brady came...

By: Keith Cline | October 3, 2010

As declared last week, October has the largest collection of networking events ever assembled in the history of the world! Need proof? Just look at our Calendar! FutureM is the focus for this week! FutureM features many, many high quality events that are all focused on the Future of Marketing. Most of the events...

By: Sean Marsh | September 30, 2010

I recently attended a conference in San Francisco that was sponsored by one of the leading fund of funds that has been investing in venture capital and private equity funds for nearly 30 years. One of the senior partners of this firm told the story of American Research and Development (ARD) and...

By: Bill Warner | September 29, 2010

MassTLC 2010 is designed like the Internet - tons of connections and no hierarchy. And the event moves fast, like this Ferrrari 360, which four lucky people will drive at the event and one will take home for the night. I believe that the core of our innovation economy comes down to a single...

By: Joe Kinsella | September 28, 2010

Most of us have grown up in the world of the relational database. From Edgar Codd’s first 1970 paper on the relational model, to Michael Stonebraker’s implementation of INGRES in 1973, the relational database has been king. We had a short affair in the 1980s with object databases, but in general have remained...

By: Chris Sheehan | September 28, 2010

As a group of over 65 angel investors, we can be fairly diverse in our backgrounds, perspectives and how we each approach angel investing. So I thought it would be fun and maybe a bit insightful to share some perspectives from individuals in our group. Recently I sat down with Peter Bleleyben...

By: Alex Moore | September 27, 2010

We launched Boomerang for Gmail on Wednesday, August 11 at 10:30 PM. After 30 days, we went from a total of 55 downloads to over 70,000. Here’s what happened and some of the lessons we learned. Timeline: * Before Launch: 40-50 visits per day, (total: 55 downloads) * Launch Day (8/11): 3,524 visits...

By: Keith Cline | September 26, 2010

One of the core goals of VentureFizz is to provide a platform where we can learn from other successful entrepreneurs - both their successes and failures. Octane is our new series, where we will interview local entrepreneurs in a Q&A format. We are hoping this new series will provide some great information...

Pages