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Can GiveForward's Crowdfundraisers Kick Down The Cost of Health Care?

Startupville: The hot new social game you play with your future

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It was a few mint juleps in to the evening when Joe Heitzeberg and I started talking about the common experiences of startuphood.  “I just maxed out one of my credit cards,” Joe told me, consulting his iPhone nonchalantly at 1 in the morning.  “I should get a badge for that.” We...
Startupville: The hot new social game you play with your future

Hint To Startups – Use Your Domain In Your Email Address

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On a daily basis, I get an email from someone at a seed-stage startup where their email address does not include their website URL.  For example, I just got an email from joesmith@gmail.com for his company CoolThing.  I wouldn’t have thought of this except for I’m deep in the proofreading...
Hint To Startups – Use Your Domain In Your Email Address

[Excerpt] Fundraising: From $1,000 To $1,000,000

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Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Onswipe CEO Jason L. Baptiste’s new book The Ultralight Startup: Launching a Business Without Clout or Capital. To coincide with giving the chapter away, Jason will be choosing one entrepreneur from the TechCrunch audience to meet four of the best venture capitalists...
[Excerpt] Fundraising: From $1,000 To $1,000,000

Is Silicon Sangria Barcelona’s answer to Silicon Valley? [video]

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Silicon Siesta, Silicon Sangria, Silicon Tapas, Silicon Dali, Silicon Bottelon, Silicon bullfighting, Silicon Fiesta, Silicon Rambla and  Silicon del Messi are just a few of the name suggestions for Barcelona’s answer to Silicon Valley. And some of Silicon Valley came to Barcelona last week just before one of Europe’s biggest tech events of the year -Mobile...
Is Silicon Sangria Barcelona’s answer to Silicon Valley? [video]

No Shortcuts, No Mercy: The Bloodsport Of Recruitment

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One year ago I wrote an article called “Why The New Guy Can’t Code,” about how the industry-standard process for hiring software engineers is broken, shortsighted, and counterproductive. It remains my most-read TC post. Of course, I was far from the first to say so, and even farther from the...
No Shortcuts, No Mercy: The Bloodsport Of Recruitment

Part Incubator, Workspace & Code School, Galvanize Wants To Turn Denver Into A Startup Hub; Uber, Forkly & More Already On Board

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It’s not quite as cool as working next to other startups on a boat in international waters, but, when it comes to appealing settings in which to build a business, the Rocky Mountains aren’t half bad. Founded in Boulder in 2006, TechStars and other startup networks/accelerators like it, have been...
Part Incubator, Workspace & Code School, Galvanize Wants To Turn Denver Into A Startup Hub; Uber, Forkly & More Already On Board

'Startup Communities' book delivers roadmap for building startup clusters

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This post comes to us from Steve Blank. How to build regional entrepreneurial communities has just gotten it’s first “here’s how to do it” book. Brad Feld’s new book Startup Communities joins the two other “must reads,” (Regional Advantage and Startup Nation) and one “must view” (The Secret History of Silicon Valley) for anyone trying to understand...
'Startup Communities' book delivers roadmap for building startup clusters

Foundry Group Raises Another $225M Fund; Recycles Last $225M Blog Post To Announce It

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Foundry Group, an early investor in Zynga, Jiraffe, Awe.sm, Modular Robots and many more, has today announced that it has closed another $225 million fund. The news was announced in a blog post, which founders Jason Mendelson, Brad Feld, Seth Levine and Ryan McIntyre note was the exact same one it...
Foundry Group Raises Another $225M Fund; Recycles Last $225M Blog Post To Announce It

The Real World: Google Fiber

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Hot tub hackathon? Good things come to those areas blessed with Google Fiber, and so it is with Kansas City. Last summer, GOOG the Beneficent gifted the metropolitan area with its own brand of ultra high-speed Internet. Local startups have already been taking advantage of Google Fiber’s 100x speed, but there is...
The Real World: Google Fiber

You Can Do Too Much Due Diligence

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It's Monday, time for another lesson I've learned in the venture capital business. Today I will tell a story that I love telling. It has some of my favorite people in it. Back in 2004, early in my blogging career, I heard about a service that had just launched called...
You Can Do Too Much Due Diligence
Hallelujah - Softbank/Sprint makes three

The Engineer's Brain

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I've been reading The Corrections this long weekend. This book came out over ten years ago, but I'd never read it so I pulled it out of our bookshelf and cracked it open after we got off the mountain on Saturday. I hope to finish it on the plane ride...
The Engineer's Brain

Startup Weekend begins its 2012 Global Startup Battle, aims to build 1,200 companies in over 130 cities

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Startup Weekend, the organization famous for its self-described 54-hour “entrepreneurship boot camp” has teamed up with the Kauffman Foundation on a new worldwide competition its calling the Global Startup Battle. It says that it hopes that 1,200 new companies and startups will be created in just one week from Kansas...
Startup Weekend begins its 2012 Global Startup Battle, aims to build 1,200 companies in over 130 cities

Hardware startup incubator Bolt opens applications, lands funding from Logitech, Autodesk, Grishin Robotics and others

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Boston-based hardware business incubator Bolt has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a number of strategic partners – Logitech, Autodesk and Russia’s Grishin Robotics – and angel investors such as Brad Feld (Foundry Group, backer of MakerBot and FitBit) and Mick Mountz (Kiva Systems, acquired by Amazon). Bolt essentially...
Hardware startup incubator Bolt opens applications, lands funding from Logitech, Autodesk, Grishin Robotics and others
Brad Feld takes on one of the biggest entrepreneur challenges: Relationships

Business models aren't changing, but the way we use them is

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Money. If it weren’t for those five little letters and what they represent, life for startups as well as established companies could be so much easier. But as honorable as the pursuit of a business that simply fills a need may be, at the end of it all the bottom...
Business models aren't changing, but the way we use them is
David Tisch, Brad Feld, Gary Vaynerchuk & Others Put $1 Million Into Vengo, The Mini Vending Machines From TaxiTreats Maker
Boulder's Startup Ecosystem: Pros and Cons
Yahoo-Facebook patent fight: more than meets the eye

The Startup Visa

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The President announced yesterday that he was in favor of a Startup Visa. Hallelujah. That led me to go back in time. The first time I posted about #startupvisa on AVC was September 23, 2009. The first time Brad Feld posted about #startupvisa was September 10, 2009. The first time...
The Startup Visa
VC Brad Feld: Startup hubs need to be led by entrepreneurs
5 things you need to do now if your Q1 is going poorly

One More Time: No NDAs

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Shared by Jesse Stay I agree with Anil By unusual coincidence, this week I had a number of different folks ask me to sign NDAs about the new projects they're working on. It's great that we're in such a fertile phase for the tech industry that lots of people have...
One More Time: No NDAs
TechStars cofounder Brad Feld buys a home in Kansas City, will give startups free housing & Google Fiber

Dig Deeper

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I read a post by my friend Brad Feld this morning that struck me as great advice. Brad says: I’ve been noticing an increasing amount of what I consider to be noise in the system – lots of drama that has nothing to do with innovation, creating great companies, or...
Dig Deeper

Why Has Yahoo Gone Nutso And Started Acting Like A Troll?

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So earlier this morning Spark Capital partner Bijan Sabet and I got into a major conversation over Twitter via direct messages. Let’s just say it was a rather frank exchange of opinions and arguments on Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) and its decision to go nuclear on Facebook and by extension...
Why Has Yahoo Gone Nutso And Started Acting Like A Troll?

SEOmoz raises $18 million, Brad Feld joining board — and yes, the deal has closed

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SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin has been down this path before, as detailed in his extensive account of the company’s attempt to raise a large round of venture capital funding last year. But this time, with a different investor, the deal has actually closed. They’re so excited...
SEOmoz raises $18 million, Brad Feld joining board — and yes, the deal has closed

Facial recognition startup Kairos chooses Miami as its global launching point

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Miami-based company Kairos will start selling a new facial recognition API on May 1st, its CEO Brian Brackeen tells The Next Web. Called Kairos ID, it lets companies use the startup’s technology in all sorts of apps, from retail and security tools to management software. This will be the company’s second product launch after...
Facial recognition startup Kairos chooses Miami as its global launching point

TechStars takes Chicago, merges with Excelerate Labs incubator program

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It’s been a big week for Boulder, Colo.-based TechStars. Just yesterday, the accelerator program said that it had chosen a new managing director for its New York City program. And on Friday, founder and CEO David Cohen announced that the company is setting up TechStars Chicago, by partnering with the local...
TechStars takes Chicago, merges with Excelerate Labs incubator program
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