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Thiel, Zuck, Conway To Select $100K TechFellow Awards Winners

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The TechFellow Awards is the Oscars of high-tech entrepreneurship. As selection committee member Sean Parker puts it “We’re shining a spotlight on individuals who are on the cusp of bringing us something revolutionary.” On February 22nd at the SFMOMA, 20 innovators will be presented with $100,000 grants to invest in startups of...
Thiel, Zuck, Conway To Select $100K TechFellow Awards Winners
The Science of Badass: How Nasty Gal Avoided Ecommerce Gimmicks and Silicon Beach to Bank $40m and a New Line

Silicon Valley, London, NYC: Startup Genome Data Reveals How The World’s Top Tech Hubs Stack Up

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Last year, we covered an ambitious and ongoing collaborative R&D project called “Startup Genome” created by two young entrepreneurs, Bjoern Herrmann and Max Marmer. The goal of the project was to take a comprehensive, data-driven dive into what makes tech startups successful — and not so successful. Out of this...
Silicon Valley, London, NYC: Startup Genome Data Reveals How The World’s Top Tech Hubs Stack Up

Attention Marc Andreessen: Microsoft Just Bought (Part Of) Netscape

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Here’s a deal that would have made many minds explode back in the 1990s: Microsoft is buying Netscape. Or at least, most of the important parts of the company that used to be synonymous with “Internet”. That’s a side component of the $1 billion patent sale that AOL and Microsoft...
Attention Marc Andreessen: Microsoft Just Bought (Part Of) Netscape

You Think $1 Billion Was Expensive For Instagram? They Originally Asked For $2 Billion

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Facebook raised a lot of eyebrows when it bought Instagram for $1 billion last week. But that's actually a bargain compared with Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom's original asking price of $2 billion. That spectacular number appears in Wall Street Journal, which this evening ran down the details of the intense...
You Think $1 Billion Was Expensive For Instagram? They Originally Asked For $2 Billion

VF's New Establishment List: Apple's Cook and Ive Knock Facebook's Zuckerberg Off No. 1, While Yahoo's Mayer Debuts at No. 7

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Vanity Fair magazine published its annual “The New Establishment” list, in its October issue out now, and Silicon Valley disruptors dominate again over media mavens. In fact, the top 10 selections of the 50 overall are all from tech, with Apple CEO Tim Cook and head product design guru...
VF's New Establishment List: Apple's Cook and Ive Knock Facebook's Zuckerberg Off No. 1, While Yahoo's Mayer Debuts at No. 7

Yahoo Is No Longer Dead To Me

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A few months I threw a public hissy fit and declared on this blog that Yahoo is dead to me. And they were. But in four months since I wrote that post, they did some good things. 1) they asked the CEO who led them down the patent troll route...
Yahoo Is No Longer Dead To Me

It’s Not About Instagram — It’s About Mobile

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Editor’s note: Guest author Keith Teare is General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch. Follow him on Twitter @kteare. It has been more than a week now, but Techmeme today is dominated by Instagram related headlines. Was the Board involved? Did Marc Andreessen know?...
It’s Not About Instagram — It’s About Mobile

Eric Schmidt, Ben Horowitz, And Others Share Their Thoughts On The Current State Of Tech IPOs

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Wealthfront, a startup that has been disrupting the investing and personal finance space, is debuting a new video tonight that is definitely worth a look. The video features content from Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz, Qatalyst CEO Frank Quattrone, and Benchmark Capital partner Bill Gurley...
Eric Schmidt, Ben Horowitz, And Others Share Their Thoughts On The Current State Of Tech IPOs

Online Video Content Pioneer Revision3 In Acquisition Talks With The Discovery Channel

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Seven years in, Revision3 and its stable of web stars have more than survived the tough early days of building a video content business on the web. The San Francisco company is now bringing in a respectable 100 million video views per month, following a big 2011 — and it may be about...
Online Video Content Pioneer Revision3 In Acquisition Talks With The Discovery Channel

Bootstrapped GitHub Now Raising a Round from Andreessen Horowitz

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Github is nearing a close on a round of venture funding from Andreessen Horowitz, according to sources familiar with the situation. The popular social network for programmers and code host has famously bootstrapped itself up to this point. GitHub’s enterprise products have garnered millions of dollars in revenue from large...
Bootstrapped GitHub Now Raising a Round from Andreessen Horowitz

Marc Andreessen: Not every startup should be a Lean Startup or embrace the pivot

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The Lean Startup philosophy and Marc Andreessen are themselves two institutions in Silicon Valley, so when one weighs in on the other, it’s good to take note. The famed investor spoke Monday about his three pet peeves in investor pitches, most of which are related to entrepreneurs misappropriating or misusing the Lean Startup approach,...
Marc Andreessen: Not every startup should be a Lean Startup or embrace the pivot

Marc Andreessen Speaks At She++ Conference [Video]

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[tc_5min code="517755285"] Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, spoke at the she++ conference last Saturday, discussing women in tech, his favorite new technology, and his thoughts on startup culture. The video is above and you can read highlights of his keynote here. You can also find highlights...
Marc Andreessen Speaks At She++ Conference [Video]
Mobile: RockMelt Thinks You're Ready for a Modern Mobile Browser

Software Is Feeding The World: Agriculture Startup Solum Raises $17M Led by Andreessen Horowitz

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Solum, a startup building tools for a more data-driven approach to agriculture, has raised $17 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, and partner John O’Farrell will be joining the Solum board. The company’s PR team sent me a copy of the blog post that...
Software Is Feeding The World: Agriculture Startup Solum Raises $17M Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Twitter, Yelp Board Member Peter Fenton On How Enterprise Is Learning From The Consumer Internet

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Peter Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006, after spending seven years as a partner at Accel. Not yet 40, Fenton already sits on the board of directors at companies like New Relic, Polyvore, Twitter, Yelp, and Zendesk. Starting at Accel in his late twenties, the young investor focused his attention...
Twitter, Yelp Board Member Peter Fenton On How Enterprise Is Learning From The Consumer Internet

Marc Andreessen Says Now's the Time to Build Companies Like It's 1999

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Few people have the perspective of living and working in the tech industry that venture capitalist Marc Andreessen does. Founder of the browser company Netscape and then of the software company Loudcloud, later renamed Opsware, he’s seen the boom and bust cycles and the shrill choruses of hype tempered by...
Marc Andreessen Says Now's the Time to Build Companies Like It's 1999

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: She Has Two Contrasting Reputations

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There are two views of former Google VP and new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in the industry. One is that she is a brand name product leader who played a crucial role helping Google develop its most valuable business, search, and then went on to guide the development of several...
The Truth About Marissa Mayer: She Has Two Contrasting Reputations

Sorry English Majors, But You're 'Soft' And Likely Destined To Work In A Shoe Store

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Marc Andreessen is one of the smartest people in the tech world. He founded Netscape and now is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm that has led investments in startups such as Fab and Pinterest. (Full disclosure: Andreessen is also personally invested in Business Insider) This morning...
Sorry English Majors, But You're 'Soft' And Likely Destined To Work In A Shoe Store

Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg accused of misleading investors

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Law firm Robbins co-ordinating class lawsuit alleging that Facebook and its bankers cut their revenue growth forecastsFacebook, Morgan Stanley and some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley are being pursued over the social network's disastrous share sale by the law firm that won a $7bn settlement for Enron's shareholders.Robbins...
Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg accused of misleading investors
Now With More Genius: GZA Will Join Us Onstage At The Crunchies

Facebook names Sheryl Sandberg as first female director

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Vocal critic of gender imbalance in Silicon Valley promoted to board as social networking site aims for more grown up imageFacebook has named its chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, as its first female director, elevating her to a board that includes seven men.For years one of the most vocal critics...
Facebook names Sheryl Sandberg as first female director

Facebook Announces Massive $2 Billion Share Buy-Back At Less Than Half Of The IPO Price*

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Facebook just released an SEC filing that contained a whole bunch of nuggets of information, including the following: Directors Marc Andreessen and Donald Graham will soon be selling some stock (enough to pay the taxes owed on their stock grants) CEO Mark Zuckerberg will not sell any more stock for...
Facebook Announces Massive $2 Billion Share Buy-Back At Less Than Half Of The IPO Price*

Mark 2012 as history's last 'social media' election

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The role of the Internet grows every election. Soon its uniqueness will no longer be unique -- and, argues Marc Andreessen, elections will be entirely online. [Read more]...
Mark 2012 as history's last 'social media' election

Is GitHub Selling Out or Moving Up?

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After years of adamantly flying solo, one of the industry's most prominent and successful bootstrappers just took $100 million from a prominent venture capital firm. Why did GitHub do it, and is the company abandoning its principles or making a smart move for future growth? Abandoning Bootstrapping Social coding...
Is GitHub Selling Out or Moving Up?

Andreessen Horowitz to give half their earnings to charity

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A different type of return on investment Venture capital firm makes a bold philanthropic pledge. FORTUNE -- The general partners of Andreessen Horowitz have pledged to donate at least half of their future venture capital earnings to philanthropic causes. And, to begin, they have sprinkled $1 million on Silicon Valley...
Andreessen Horowitz to give half their earnings to charity

UC Web Has 200m Users and the Potential to Disrupt iOS: Bring It On

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Mobile applications that are hosted on platforms such as iOS and Android probably have a limited time on earth. There are too many of them, they balkanize our data, and they require constant updates. They’re also a huge inconvenience for developers, who have to tweak their products for multiple platforms...
UC Web Has 200m Users and the Potential to Disrupt iOS: Bring It On

Ecosystem + Incubator = Startup "Ecobator" NestGSV

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Startup accelerators are great, as far as they go. The problem is that, after startups enjoy several months of pedal-to-the-metal support and mentorship, the vast majority of them exit the programs and hit a brick wall. The cheerleading stops, venture funding never materializes and the founders go back to writing...
Ecosystem + Incubator = Startup "Ecobator" NestGSV

Facebook INTERNS Make $25,000 More Than The Average US Citizen

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Facebook is the #1 company to work for in the world, according to a new study by Glassdoor. The career site recently ranked the 50 best companies based on employee reviews and corporate data it collected. After looking at the salaries of even the lowest people at Facebook, it's easy...
Facebook INTERNS Make $25,000 More Than The Average US Citizen

Andreessen And Horowitz Explain Why The Firm’s Partners Are Donating Half Their VC Income To Charity

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In the grand tradition of industry barons — but not so much venture capitalists — the six general partners at Andreessen Horowitz are donating at least half of the income from their investing activities to philanthropy. The firm has already been turning heads up and down Sand Hill Road, but...
Andreessen And Horowitz Explain Why The Firm’s Partners Are Donating Half Their VC Income To Charity
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