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Atlas launches into beta to take the juggling act out of scheduling meetings

Hey Startups: Here's An Easy Way To Get 75K For Your Company

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Do you work at a really cool startup? Or are you launching a stealthy new venture? Then Business Insider wants to give you $75,000. Yep. Here's what you have to do: 1. Apply to enter our Startup 2012 business-plan competition. This online form will take about an hour to...
Hey Startups: Here's An Easy Way To Get 75K For Your Company

Coming Of Age

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I’m out here slingin bringin the drama, tryin to come up in the game and add a couple of dollar signs to my name - Memphis Bleek Coming Of Age by Jay-Z I'm not going all Ben Horowitz on you. But imitation is the finest form of flattery and I...
Coming Of Age

Rackspace CMO to vendors: 'Be smarter than me!'

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Debbie Landa is the CEO of Dealmaker Media/Under the Radar. This is part three of a five-part series sponsored by Under the Radar aimed at helping innovative startups attract the attention of C-level executives. Meet Suaad and hear how he manages technology at Under the Radar 2013, May 22-23, in...
Rackspace CMO to vendors: 'Be smarter than me!'
I'm starting another content company, and I plan to make a fortune

AngelList Now Matching Start-Ups With as Much as $12M Funding and 100 New Hires Per Month

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AngelList, the matchmaking site for start-ups and investors, facilitates all sorts of early stage technology funding deals. But the site is free and mostly open, so it often doesn’t get formal recognition for its role. Today AngelList announced that start-ups had raised $12 million on AngelList in the past 30...
AngelList Now Matching Start-Ups With as Much as $12M Funding and 100 New Hires Per Month

Beware SXSW Networking Syndrome

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Editor’s note: Geoff Lewis is a Principal at Founders Fund, and formerly served as co-founder and CEO of Topguest. Follow him on Twitter @Justglew.  This email landed in my inbox last week: Hi Geoff! I’m organizing an exclusive dinner on March 9 or 10 at SXSW for a few close friends....
Beware SXSW Networking Syndrome

PandoMonthly New York with First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, the full interview

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Wait, didn’t we just do one of these? Never mind. First Round Capital’s Josh Kopelman schlepped over from Philadelphia last night to join us for another sunless PandoMonthly New York. Kopelman, who wore his “Gangnam Style” suit from First Round Capital’s 2012 holiday video and suffered through our montage of...
PandoMonthly New York with First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, the full interview

Malleable social graphs and mini-mobs: why Facebook could destroy Foursquare and Gowalla with one check in

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I didn’t write about the big location war at SXSW (between location-based apps like Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt, Brightkite, Whrrl, and others). Why not? Because, well, MG Siegler at Techcrunch has been. But I did participate, and took notes and now I’m looking at what’s next: 1. These apps are...
Malleable social graphs and mini-mobs: why Facebook could destroy Foursquare and Gowalla with one check in
Startups: Money Orgies: Investors Who Love Them, and Entrepreneurs Who Don’t

Why should I attend TiEcon this year?

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This sponsored post is produced by TiE. Successes such as Instagram, has got the whole tech community up in restless excitement. At least 2 developers approached me the day the Instagram acquisition was announced. They needed to do something. If not here, surrounded by the startup frenzy in the Silicon...
Why should I attend TiEcon this year?
Consumer-focused Maveron formalizes its Seed program, will make one investment per month

Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?

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Today a “journalist” (Dan Lyons) says I have been hitting up VCs to start my own fund. Really? I didn’t know that! For the record, I’m not raising a fund. This article is NOT accurate. But, it sure comes up in conversation a lot. At two events tonight it came...
Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?

‘Do-or-die’ time for VCs as funding levels drop by 35%

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A number of venture capital firms — including Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group and Voyager Capital — are looking to take advantage of the positive momentum in the economy to raise new funds. Even so, the first quarter numbers out today from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association indicate...
‘Do-or-die’ time for VCs as funding levels drop by 35%
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The Paradox Of VC Seed Investing

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Editor’s note: Brian Singerman is a partner at Founders Fund. He previously worked at Google and There.  This is the first in a series of articles I am writing to bring more transparency and honesty to the field of venture capital. While many of the themes may be contrarian or controversial,...
The Paradox Of VC Seed Investing

The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs

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In my recent piece Reengineering Capitalism I highlighted a phenomenon that the global entrepreneurship ecosystem is paying very little attention to: Over 99% of entrepreneurs who seek funding get rejected. Yet, the entire world is focused on the 1% that is "fundable." The media, when pitched a startup story, is...
The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs

Should you choose this one or that one? VERSUS IO gets to the heart of the matter

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There are plenty of online options to compare almost anything you care to mention from kittens to cars, but there are very few who get right down to the bones of the matter comparing specs when it comes to choosing something to buy. Berlin-based startup, URGE IO has created VERSUS...
Should you choose this one or that one? VERSUS IO gets to the heart of the matter

Argentine ad network Taggify has just raised $1m – and 100% of it comes from Chile

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Think Chilean VCs and companies don’t invest in digital startups? Think again: Start-Up Chile‘s alumnus Taggify has just raised $1m from a Chilean fund, Aurus Capital, and an important media group, Copesa. Gustavo Bessone is the co-founder of this ad tech startup, which focuses on adding contextual ads to images and videos...
Argentine ad network Taggify has just raised $1m – and 100% of it comes from Chile

Liquid Labs launches with Mavendi receipt-tracking tool

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Liquid Labs, a new ‘innovation laboratory’ based in Hamburg, has just released its first beta product, an expense management tool called Mavendi. If it takes off, it may validate an interesting approach to marrying innovation with aggressive execution. The company was founded at the start of February by two prominent...
Liquid Labs launches with Mavendi receipt-tracking tool

Camera+ Turned Down Acquisitions From Adobe, Google, Twitter; Also Says “F*ck The VCs”

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Two years ago, app developer tap tap tap launched Camera+ onto the App Store. For only a buck, users could get way more mileage out of the mobile photography experience, bringing 27 color effects and granular controls to their iPhone cameras. These features have made it one of the most...
Camera+ Turned Down Acquisitions From Adobe, Google, Twitter; Also Says “F*ck The VCs”

Join VB at the W3i Big Apple Smackdown!

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VentureBeat has teamed up with W3i, Movile, LeagueApps, and VSCpr to bring the NY tech community a fun night of ping pong and networking on October 28. Come test your skills or chill to the sounds of one of hiphop’s most legendary producers, DJ Premier of Gangstarr. Where: SPiN NY...
Join VB at the W3i Big Apple Smackdown!

Social Curation Summit attracts expert curators and tastemakers -- July 31 in New York

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Join the industry’s leading curators, tastemakers, brand marketers, entrepreneurs and VCs at The Social Curation Summit on July 31 for sessions revolving around social news curation, brand loyalty, next-generation storytelling platforms and filtering. Attend expert panels, including Inspiration for DIY Communities, Leveraging Community for Curation & Commerce, The Social Media Mixtape, Artists on the...
Social Curation Summit attracts expert curators and tastemakers -- July 31 in New York

The Twitter "Patent Hack"

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Yesterday Twitter announced that they plan to amend the assignments agreements that they sign with their employees. They call this proposed amendment the Innovator's Patent Agreement. I've been aware of this effort inside of Twitter for a while and I like to call this move the "Twitter Patent Hack" because...
The Twitter "Patent Hack"

VC Fred Wilson: These Are The Worst Things You Could Do In A Pitch

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Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, prominent Silicon Alley investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures spoke about the worst things people do when pitching a VC. "Going through a really long backstory is a bad idea," Wilson said on stage to TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington.  Wilson and other VCs don't want...
VC Fred Wilson: These Are The Worst Things You Could Do In A Pitch

Meet Silicon Valley’s newest VCs: Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss [video]

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Yes, you read that title correctly. The “Winklevii” as they’re sometimes referred to, and not so affectionately, are now dabbling in other people’s companies by starting a new VC fund. The twins that made headlines by suing Mark Zuckerberg for stealing the idea behind Facebook sat down with CNBC today...
Meet Silicon Valley’s newest VCs: Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss [video]

Welcome to the golden age of enterprise IT -- and get used to it: It'll be here for a while

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In case you didn’t notice, it’s the golden age of enterprise startups. And some investors believe it will continue for another seven years or more. No one is completely sure what will come after that, but it’s worth reflecting on what brought us here and what the dynamics are of...
Welcome to the golden age of enterprise IT -- and get used to it: It'll be here for a while

Jack Dorsey Was 'Heartbroken' When Instagram Sold To Facebook

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It's been a little over one year since Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. For one of Instagram's early investors, Jack Dorsey, the acquisition is still a painful memory. AllThingsD's Kara Swisher has written an in-depth article about the tug-of-war between Facebook and Twitter for Instagram...
Jack Dorsey Was 'Heartbroken' When Instagram Sold To Facebook
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Finding - and Funding - the Next Mark Zuckerberg

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It’s a startup truism: Investors fund people, not ideas. But ideas are much easier to assess than people. So how do venture capitalists decide if an entrepreneur is worth millions in funding? The easy answer is: They look at the founder's resume. “The mantra in our business has always been...
Finding - and Funding - the Next Mark Zuckerberg
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