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Advice to Startup Entrepreneurs. Just say NO!


After some excellent insight in a recent email from Jason Calacanis (a VERY sharp and successful startup entrepreneur), I revisited my working hypothesis about folks doing startups.   It’s a bit ironic since I did NOT follow this advice myself, … Continue reading

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TechCrunch 50 – winners or losers?


You won’t know what these companies are up to from the names, but soon most of the TechCrunch 50 startups will be online:  http://www.techcrunch50.com/2008/conference/presenters.php Thanks to live streaming of the conference it’s almost like I’m watching / listening right now. … Continue reading

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More bad news for Startups and Venture Capitalists


More bad news for Startups and Venture Capitalists from the New York Times “bits” section about technology trends.    Not only is the number of IPOs falling (zero in Q2 of 2008), but it also the number of mergers or aquisitions … Continue reading

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Amazon unearths some great startups


The Amazon startup contest here has a video profile of the seven finalists in their contest which I think was to showcase users of Amazon Web Services (AWS).   I think  Jeff Barr  will have more about this on his blog or on Amazon’s blog. … Continue reading

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Venture Capitalism – luck or science?


Over at his excellent blog, A VC, Fred Wilson is bearing his Venture Capitalist soul and offering a lot of insight into his very successful VC firm.     Today, his analyses of why some startups fail sounded really compelling to me in the same way … Continue reading

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Venture Capital: Fred rules but his 3x rule is too optimistic! ?


Fred Wilson’s got a fascinating post about his history of investments over at Union Square Ventures.   Of course he’s got every reason to post his results, which appear to be exceptional although he has left out a key factor in his little analysis, … Continue reading

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