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April 12 2012
by Scott Johnson

On Selling Your Company

The most important financial decision you will ever make as an entrepreneur is when to sell your company.  What amount of money to raise at what price from whom pales in comparison.  For venture capital firms, picking companies that will grow fast is much easier than deciding when to sell them.  Misjudging exit timing can […]

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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 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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January 5 2012
by Thanasis Delistathis

Privacy matters

Mark Zuckerburg, founder of facebook, famously declared in one public appearance in 2010 that the age of privacy is over.  As we all share more information over the internet, the world is becoming more transparent. So do people care about privacy, and does it matter? I saw some data recently from the work of one […]

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September 19 2011
by Scott Johnson

Direct Marketing 3.0 – The Social Era

One place where there is growth aplenty thesedays is good old direct marketing, which search reinvented last decade.  This decade, social media is reinventing it once again. Picture this: You’re playing a social game like Mafia Wars on Facebook and you want more “credits.”  So you type “Drink Dr. Pepper” into a box, and then buy a […]

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September 14 2011
by Todd Hixon

What the Downgrade Means for Entrepreneurs: Part 1, What’s Happening

A downgrade of the U.S. sovereign credit rating has never happened before, so it’s worth examining what it means for entrepreneurs.  This is the first of three posts, focused on what’s happening.  Part 2 will look at the impact on entrepreneurs and the venture market, and Part 3 will suggest how entrepreneurs can survive and […]

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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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