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Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

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remember going to an Under the Radar conference in 2006 in the heat of the Web 2.0 craze.  wares.  portfolios.  RIP 2.0.  Here’s why. 

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Just Say What it Is

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ▼ December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ▼ December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 2 Ears and 1 Mouth: There's a Reason

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Be Best at Something

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: We're Not Saving Lives.

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Venture Capital - What's the rush?

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Hire Entrepreneurs!

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Inventing Stuff, Obviously Impossible?

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Move Fast. Be Agile. Stay Focused.

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: The Kool-Aid Test: “Why do I need anything? Why do I need yours? Why do I need it now?"

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: "Keep it Simple" - My Golden Rule

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 4.0 – Wireless is the next big thing – hurry!

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Welcome to FounderBlog!

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 2.0: The Internet is Coming! How will we make money?

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 1.0: “The Bug Bite” - The Internet Needs a Card Catalogue (I guess that’s a search engine)

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 5.0 – I’m just going to chill out for a bit… (OK, for a month…)

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 3.0: Internet advertising is good. No, it’s bad. Oh wait… it IS good!

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Launch to the Moon 2010, MIW style!

Eric Greenspan

Yesterday, Make It Work got together at our partner South Bay Mini’s offices to discuss our achievements, our challenges and our future.

Layoffs Take Big Toll In California In 2009

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The BLS said that 2009 was the worst year since 2002 for California, the last time layoffs surpassed 500,000 employees. READ MORE>>.

Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series “Start-up Lessons”. On Kool Aid: Today I want to talk about Kool Aid. Yours. million A round. Not so much.).

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

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The company did well in 2006 as we delivered a phenomenal product that got much industry acclaim at conferences and with initial customers. This is part of my ongoing series “ Start Up Advice &# but I’d really like to call this post, “VC Advice.&#. Only then are you truly aligned. Let me start with a couple of stories.

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Got 2020 Clear Vision?

Daradiction

For example, I flew out to Holland in 2006 to hang out with him when he was on tour and we were walking down the street in Amsterdam checking out the town and I candidly asked him, “so what’s it like being famous?&# and he basically said that it’s not that big of a deal and that he actually didn’t get recognized that much.

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Once Upon a Time in Jorts

Eric Greenspan

There were 50+ Minis parked in a row , that was cool! It was an amazing day. The team was energized. Eric and Jeremy, co-founders, circa 1997.

5 Tips to Becoming a More Customer Centric Organization

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This was 2006 and we were now working on our second company.  Turn Your Organization Inside Out. This is part of my ongoing posts on Startup Advice. The Outside In organization had a one-way flow.  Our sales guys were on the front line and heard what they needed to win deals.  We then set out to build these features as quickly as we could. 

2009 Coming To A Close, 2010 Just Around The Corner!

Tech Zulu Event

Justin.tv - Founded in October 2006, Justin.tv is the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video.

First Round Funding Terms and Founder Vesting

Both Sides of the Table

2006 was the last time I went out to raise venture capital.  I had multiple term sheets to do my Series A financing. totally agree.

Map of VC Investments

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. and Ph.D.

Attorney and Startup Business Advisor – Aaron Shechet

SoCal CTO

then went to Pepperdine University School of Law and graduated in 2006 with a Certificate from the Geoffrey H. What are you working on now?

Getting Your Internet Company Bought - Startups Uncensored #6

Jason Nazar

Since co-founding the company with Richard Rosenblatt in May 2006, Shawn and his team have sourced, negotiated and completed over 30 acquisitions.

Retro: My Favorite Blog Post on Raising VC

Both Sides of the Table

On December 2nd, 2006 I wrote the blog post published later in this post when I was CEO of startup Koral about my experiences in pitching VCs.  The Original Post (after the jump): Venture Capital, By Mark Suster (December 2nd, 2006). But we also had some negative experiences, too.  decided to write about my experience and to be blunt. 

TechZulu Partners with meebo!

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Justin.tv - Founded in October 2006, Justin.tv is the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video.

TCA's OC Arm Pumps Seed Program

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The San Diego branch of the Tech Coast Angels launched their own TCA Seed Track effort way back in December of 2006, initially focused on both technology and biomedical firms; the group's other arms have funded and helped to staff a number of firms patterned after the same seed stage mentoring efforts. According to the O.C. The O.C.

Interview with Babette Pepaj, BakeSpace

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Babette Pepaj: In 2006, I directed and produced reality programming. What is BakeSpace? You come for the food, and stay for the conversation.

Interview with Vince Bianco, Newsforce

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Vince Bianco: The company has been around since 2006, and we started by launching an SEO tool for press releases for professionals. alone.

Fast Eddy

Daradiction

Another fond memory was in 2006 when I  took my Grandpa fishing out at the Channel Islands off Ventura County. Today is Fast Eddy’s 89th birthday.  He passed away in 2007. He was my Grandpa, and it finally hit me today how much I miss him. It was our last fishing trip together, and we both knew it. Do You Realize. Someday will die -.

Charity Water – Scott Harrison’s Story

Daradiction

Scott Harrison, 2006. If you don’t yet know about Charity Water, it’s an amazing story. In just three years it’s blossomed to an international movement to provide clean water to folks that need it. This year they raised $12M so far is the word on the street. Scott Harrison’s story about how he started Charity Water.

D2 Technologies Promotes Execs, Creates Business Units

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Wu, who is based in Taiwan, was most recently the firm's senior director of Asia Business Development, and has previously served at Wistron Neweb Corp.

The Responsibilities of Directors Before and After Company Insolvency — Some Practical Considerations

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2006), the court held that “so long as directors are respectful of the corporation’s obligation to honor the legal rights of its creditors, they should be free to pursue in good faith profit for the corporation’s equity holders.  Generally, the fiduciary duties of a director are the duty of care and the duty of loyalty.  Gheewalla , et al.,

Interview with Jose daVeiga, KlickSports

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We started in 2006, with an in-venue trial at the Alamo Bowl, where we gave out prizes and coupons. What's the idea behind Klicksports? Thanks!