The takeaway is that while your company is the absolutely most important thing in YOUR life, the reality is that you might not be that important to the people you’ve decided to jump in bed with.
Tag: Venture capital
We’re happy to have been selected as a final presenter at the 2012 Montgomery Technology Conference this week in Santa Monica, CA. The conference is an invitation-only event featuring over 1,000 senior-level private equity and venture capital professionals. The financiers will be reviewing the best of breed new startup disruptors. I’m not sure if […]
Mary Meeker, one of the most interesting forecasters, gave a presentation on her view of where the internet is going. A stat I found fascinating is that ecommerce makes up less than 10% of the total pie. That means there's still a long way to go before we reach an equilibrium point. When you consider […]
From our friends at CONNECT: CONNECT FrameWorks Workshops present The Art of the Start-up Program Overview: For entrepreneurs, deciding to form a company, or become involved with a start-up, presents enormous challenges. Navigating around legal, fund raising and other issues can often seem overwhelming, and traps for the unwary or uninformed are numerous. However, successfully […]
…As we continue to expand, I encourage you to master your current position and begin to prepare yourself – at work and on your own watch – for the position you want to grow into. It will be those who continue to require more of themselves who will be the ones that naturally rise up. Will it be you?
From Techcrunch – here's a list of the top 100 most connected VC's. Did yours make the cut? Here are the top 10: 1. Draper Fisher Jurvetson 2. Sequoia Capital 3. Accel Partners 4. Intel Capital 5. First Round Capital 6. Dag Ventures 7. New Enterprise Associates 8. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers 9. Benchmark […]
Recently, I've discovered the blog of Robert Ochtel. He's an author and a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years experience. He's also raised over $50 million for his businesses, and started VentureBlue, a national Angel network. And, he's just up the road in Carlsbad, CA. Robert wrote a post explaining why entrepreneurs should be comforatble […]
Image via CrunchBase There's an interesting article and comment thread going on over at the New York Times on whether web entrepreneurs need VC's like they did ten years ago. I see both sides of the argument. It's true that costs to build have plummeted, and a couple guys can knock out an iPhone app […]
Image via CrunchBase Josh Kopelman with First Round Capital has a simple, yet true post today on Entrepreneurship. He mentions a couple First Round portfolio companies where the CEO's/Founders really had to struggle through hard times in order to make it. It is through the difficulties that we see what we're made of, and how […]
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