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March 1 2012
by Scott Johnson

Why I Invested in YieldBot

YieldBot takes the largest advertising demand pool on the internet (search), and plugs it into publisher inventory, the largest source of supply.  Advertisers add YieldBot to their keyword buys, and YieldBot delivers high performing, intent driven clicks, just like a search engine.  They do this with exceedingly clever analytics that reveal intent, the currency of […]

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February 14 2012
by Scott Johnson

2012 Continued: My Take on The Cloud and Innovation

I know – blogging about the cloud has long ago jumped the shark.  But I will press forth regardless, because I said I would in a previous post, and because both the smartphone and cloud computing are under-hyped.  Properly hyped, the situation sounds something like this:  Smartphones accessing cloud services comprise the greatest platform for […]

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January 27 2012
by Scott Johnson

2012: Smartphones are now a social necessity

My last post, outlined five things to be excited about as we enter 2012.  Number one on this list was smartphone ubiquity. I am not sure on what day last year this occurred, but the smart phone went from luxury to social necessity.  Has the smart phone eclipsed the television in our hierarchy of needs? […]

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January 26 2012
by Scott Johnson

No Better Time, Ever, To Be An Entrepreneur

I am often asked “what is new and exciting” by pretty much anyone that knows what I do for a living. And it is a great question that I relish answering – usually. Of late, however, I have been responding in a way that needs polish. I will say “smartphones” or “Health IT” or “the […]

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January 19 2012
by Thanasis Delistathis

Venture capital should not be a political punching bag

Venture capital has been in the news lately, thanks to the critics of Mitt Romney’s previous career as a CEO of Bain Capital.  For those of you that have been in a cave over the last couple of weeks, the criticism from Romney opponents is that some of the companies that Bain Capital invested in […]

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November 22 2011
by Todd Hixon

Down With The 1%! Whoever They Are …

Unless you live in a deep cave, you’ve probably heard that the “1%” (top 1% of U.S. households ranked by income) enjoys a large percentage of U.S. after tax income (about 20% in 2007), famously documented by the CBO* (link). The Occupy Wall Street protesters imply that the 1% is mostly Wall Street traders and […]

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October 14 2011
by Todd Hixon

How Entrepreneurs Can Survive and Prosper In The Political Crisis

We’re in the midst of a political crisis that has been a century in the making:  in the U.S. and Europe the bill has come due for a welfare state that demographic trends and escalating health costs make unaffordable, which has been financed with debt and future promises.  The political system is mostly seeking ways to […]

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September 27 2011
by Todd Hixon

What the Political Crisis Means For Entrepreneurs

The recent downgrade of U.S. sovereign debt, and the ongoing debt crisis in Europe stem from a century-in-the-making political crisis, which is creating big economic uncertainty: inability to borrow could throw major countries into recession, and interest rates, tax rates, and government spending will see major change that is hard to predict. The crisis will […]

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June 8 2011
by Thanasis Delistathis

Feature-Not-A-Company

I wrote a post yesterday about the general euphoria in the tech market.  One of the signs of things are heating up is the large volume of startups that are pursuing niche product strategies.  Consumer internet is a busy space and in a race to differentiate themselves, startups are positioning themselves in tighter product spaces. […]

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June 7 2011
by Thanasis Delistathis

Pinch me: is it 1999?

I attended TechCrunch Disrupt a couple of weeks ago and the scene was abuzz with talk of a new tech bubble following the LinkedIn IPO, on the heels of privately traded Facebook shares at exorbitant valuations.  The Groupon IPO filing last week helped reinforce the feeling that things are heating up. So, are we living […]

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