Tag: start up

Start-Up Venture Funding 2009

Start-Up Venture Funding 2009

| October 13, 2008 | Reply

From Techcrunch: It looks like its going to be a tough 2009 for start-ups looking for an A or B round. Only 55 funds have raised capital, compared to 78 funds from a year ago. This will trickle down and offer less availability for younger companies looking to get their ideas of the ground. See […]

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Working with Larger Companies

Working with Larger Companies

| April 7, 2008 | Reply

“What’s in it for them?” As the little guy, you’ll probably get quite a lift by structuring a deal with a large company. New links, good press, etc. So, you know what’s in it for you. But when you’re pitching the deal, always think about the other company. What benefit are you bringing to the table that they simply do not have, or would be to costly to build/buy. Show how these assets can make their site/company a better product.

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Is the Grass Really Greener?

Is the Grass Really Greener?

| November 11, 2007 | 1 Reply

The grass may seem greener, and the pasture may seem larger somewhere else. But what I’ve learned is that I must be able to answer the question, “What is the value we’re creating that people are willing to pay for?”

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Focusing on Getting It Right For the Few

Focusing on Getting It Right For the Few

| October 25, 2007 | Reply

Focus on making a product good enough that a core group of people will buy it. If it’s useful for the few, you have a better chance of making it useful for many.

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Changing from Lead Gen to Community

Changing from Lead Gen to Community

| August 1, 2007 | Reply

One thing I’m learning is that it seems to have taken us 18 months of listening, conversing, and collaborating with our users before we had a grasp of what they wanted. Now, we look forward to giving it to them.

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Overnight Success?

Overnight Success?

| July 30, 2007 | Reply

While there may be the one-in-a-million success story like this, I believe the real way to find your path to success is unrelenting perseverance coupled with the ability to quickly learn from mistakes and change as necessary.

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Why I started my company

Why I started my company

| July 25, 2007 | 1 Reply

Enrique was a top-notch musician. He had gotten a music performance degree a few years back, and followed his passion into music. He played all over San Diego, and was the drummer for our regional-touring rock band, Across The Room. One Saturday afternoon, the band had just finished an acoustic set at a sea-side coffee […]

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Ning has came a long way

Ning has came a long way

| July 22, 2007 | Reply

With the new roll out, it looks like the team has hit a home run (or at least extra bases).

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