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Should your startup enter the world of business blogging?

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Long gone are the days when billboards, print advertisements and direct mail alone were the only ways to reach an audience of our choice. Today, entrepreneurs can take advantage of the many avenues of the Internet — most of which are free or relatively inexpensive. Setting up a presence on...
Should your startup enter the world of business blogging?

Startup Winter Is Coming: Beware Funding Cliffs and Falling Valuations in the Consumer Web

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“It’s harder to act in a disciplined way in summer. All around you, you see excess and nonsense, companies being bought or funded for zillions of dollars without traction.” Eric Ries, the pioneer behind the Lean Startup movement, wrote those words back in August, 2011, warning that in the cyclical...
Startup Winter Is Coming: Beware Funding Cliffs and Falling Valuations in the Consumer Web

Walmart Just Launched a Birchbox for Gourmet Food

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It does look tasty. We don’t tend to associate Walmart with either buzzy startup business models or high-end snacks. And yet GigaOm reports the ultimate big-box store has launched Goodies, its very own subscription service, devoted to gourmet food samples. Think chocolate souffle and–seriously–kale chips.  It’s the brainchild of in-house innovators...
Walmart Just Launched a Birchbox for Gourmet Food

pariSoma unveils the revamping of its class program

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This sponsored post is produced by pariSoma. With classes @pariSoma, we brought you 70 classes taught by top-notch instructors on business, design, technology and culture. Feedback from our pool of 700 students and 50 instructors, plus the existing need for a disruptive professional education program in SF has led us to create pariSoma CoLearning....
pariSoma unveils the revamping of its class program

The Management Team - Guest Post By Jerry Colonna

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This is the final post of the MBA Mondays series on The Management Team. It is my favorite MBA Mondays series so far. The guest posts in particular have been fantastic. Back when I started this series, I outlined it and decided that I would ask Jerry Colonna to wrap...
The Management Team - Guest Post By Jerry Colonna
Tech industry to Republicans, Democrats: tech jobs are everywhere (not just in Silicon Valley)

Guest Post: Startup Business Development 101

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Holger Luedorf has been doing business development in the web/tech/mobile sectors for almost 15 years. He currently leads Business Development (BD) for our portfolio company foursquare. Holger has contributed a guest post with a bunch of great advice for startups that are just getting around to BD and what they...
Guest Post: Startup Business Development 101
4 tips for first-time startup investors
Mac OS X architect Bertrand Serlet building secret cloud OS startup

Safer Minicabs – Small business, big idea

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A smartphone app for booking minicabs safely is a software engineering student's startup business ideaName Safer MinicabsFounder Jayesh HiraniCompany started March 2011 (service launched October 2011)Number of employees 2Based Wembley, north LondonWhat's the big idea?As the name suggests, Safer Minicabs is a smartphone app for booking minicabs safely. It aims...
Safer Minicabs – Small business, big idea

Ex-Microsoft exec lands $4.5M for stealthy big data analytics startup Indix

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Sanjay Parthasarathy We’ve been wondering what former Microsoft vice president Sanjay Parthasarathy has been building ever since we discovered his startup, Indix, 18 months ago.  Parthasarathy, who spent 19 years at Microsoft, including a stint running the company’s Startup Business Accelerator program, still isn’t saying much about Indix. However, he did just score...
Ex-Microsoft exec lands $4.5M for stealthy big data analytics startup Indix

Million Pound Startup prize aims to be X Factor for new businesses

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More than a decade after the E-Millionaire Show, there's another big chance to get funding for a startup idea - as long as you're prepared to relocate to LondonA competition launched in London aims to create a cross between X Factor and Dragon's Den by offering £1m to a startup...
Million Pound Startup prize aims to be X Factor for new businesses
How Aviary came back from the brink to power photo filters for Twitter and Flickr

It's not a startup ... It's a startup business

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Photo via RootStartup As a species, we can be pretty lazy with language.  That’s cool… we all know what we mean.  But I reckon there can be benefits from occasional reminders about what we all think we know.  The word “startup” is such an occasion.  We say it and we...
It's not a startup ... It's a startup business

Q&A with Contour's Marc Barros: The best entrepreneurs have a 'gut instinct'

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Jeff Dickey interviews entrepreneur Marc Barros “I was supposed to be an accountant,” says Marc Barros, who’s now the co-founder and CEO of Contour, one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the Pacific Northwest. The former University of Washington soccer player set out to solve a simple problem — find a...
Q&A with Contour's Marc Barros: The best entrepreneurs have a 'gut instinct'

ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

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By now, South by Southwest is wrapping up and the legions of nerds and geeks that partied heartily over the last two weeks are slowly crawling back to their homes with their SXSW hangovers. Here at ReadWriteStart, we've kept on truckin' through that time, so here is this week's Weekly...
ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

It Is 2012 and Pregnant Women are Still Discriminated Against by VCs

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(technorati.com) Upon navigating to the front page of the New York Times website this weekend, we were happily surprised to discover that a piece about women in technology--one without a derisive tone or ignorant blanket statements--occupied the feature spot. "Nurturing a Baby and a Startup Business" chronicles the difficulties of juggling...
It Is 2012 and Pregnant Women are Still Discriminated Against by VCs
Seattle's former chief geek: City needs a chief innovation officer

Micropayments and Subscriptions: How Business Models for Startups are Shifting

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Back in early February, while aboard a red-eye to New York, Dave McClure wrote a long, humorous, rambling, profanity-laden rant of a blog post that focused on startup business models. While it makes for an entertaining read, McClure's post is also very insightful and makes a solid case for why...
Micropayments and Subscriptions: How Business Models for Startups are Shifting

Here's How To Get One Of The Most Powerful Women Investors To Invest In Your Company

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Joanne Wilson or Gotham Gal, as she is known through her popular blog, is one of NYC's most interesting angel investors. (She is also the wife of Fred Wilson, another prominent investor in New York.) Wilson was named one of the coolest tech people in New York this year by...
Here's How To Get One Of The Most Powerful Women Investors To Invest In Your Company

Why I Always Tell Co-Founders To Sign A 'Prenup'

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As often as weekly, I have a yet another conversation with an entrepreneur or cofounder team having to do with how to divide up ownership of their startup business. Rather than just spew advice, I begin by probing with a lot of questions.  How many of you cofounders are there?  Whose was...
Why I Always Tell Co-Founders To Sign A 'Prenup'

How to Get Bloggers to Write About Your Startup: Insider Advice

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It's every startup's dream - to get the attention of the people who matter. You might think that refers to customers or clients, or even venture capitalists or angel investors. Nope. We're talking about bloggers. Sure, investors and customers are vital to the success of a startup business, but few...
How to Get Bloggers to Write About Your Startup: Insider Advice
Meet RealSelf: the profitable, under-the-radar site bringing transparency to plastic surgery
Mobile Ambassadors Needed for Video Streaming App, No Uglies Allowed

Airtime Failed To Go Viral. Now It's Betting On Video Posts And Twitter To Help It Take Off

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Airtime planned to reach millions through real-time Facebook Chat invites to video calls. But private messages can’t go viral, so two months after launch it’s hoping for growth through public video posts to Twitter and Facebook. Since AppData shows Airtime as having just 1000 daily and 90,000 monthly actives, finding a...
Airtime Failed To Go Viral. Now It's Betting On Video Posts And Twitter To Help It Take Off

IPO Task Force Leader: JOBS Act a Wake-up Call for Startups

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"A lot of the noise in the market right now is about bringing back irresponsible IPOs. That is a short-lived strategy, and a wrong-headed strategy." This from Kate Mitchell, the former chair of the National Venture Capital Association, and current Managing Director of Scale Venture Partners. "Our objective is to...
IPO Task Force Leader: JOBS Act a Wake-up Call for Startups
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