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Acting CTO Role in a Start-up

SoCal CTO

Normally, its a burst of activity at the start and then things settled down into a pattern with bursts of activity at particular times. I generally am working as an acting CTO for about 3-4 start-ups or other companies at any one time. I was just talking with someone who asked me to define how that could work and what they meant.

OpenSocial - Long Way to Go

SoCal CTO

Until sites begin to agree on common patterns for objects like People, Groups, Activities then there's going to be a big barrier to doing a lot of the stuff that we want to do. I had already written about OpenSocial ( OpenSocial and Facebook as Platforms) and frankly I was hoping for a lot more in the announcements and APIs.

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. See Five Things Meme as an example.

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Networking to a Job - Practical Advice

SoCal CTO

Or look at funding activity if you are considering start-ups. For some reason over the past week, I've been asked by three different people I know about job opportunities that might fit them. Since, I've given them the same advice, I thought it was worth putting in my blog. So the key question is: How can I leverage my network?

Events and Networking in Los Angeles

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, February 23, 2007 Events and Networking in Los Angeles One of the issues I discussed in Innovation and Geography was that the geography and traffic in Los Angeles generally makes it more difficult for networking. First - let me say what I consider to be a good audience - interesting people.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Stay Positive

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► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes. Find a Simple Way to Tell a Complex Story (and ano. Where's Jack Bauer?

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Go Fast, but Don’t Hurry

Frank Addante

► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes. Find a Simple Way to Tell a Complex Story (and ano. Where's Jack Bauer?

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: The DNA of an A++ Team

Frank Addante

Active Communicators Communication is contagious. ► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes. Part II: Solving a.

Cash Flow is Profit

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Strategic Marketing for Growing Companies Cash Flow is Profit By Cliff Allen on April 12, 2007 9:48 AM | No Comments | No TrackBacks My previous post on cash flow from marketing activities didnt explain which flows of cash it referred to. Some people who talk about increasing marketing ROI are referring to increasing sales revenue.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: FounderBlog’s 1 Year Anniversary! A BIG THANK YOU to 3,500 entrepreneurs in 50+ countries

Frank Addante

► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes. Find a Simple Way to Tell a Complex Story (and ano. Where's Jack Bauer?

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Setting up Shop - Picking an Office Space

Frank Addante

We decided against cubes, as we wanted to create a very open environment for active communication. ► October (1) New Video! Zondigo, Inc.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 6.0 - the Rubicon Project: Internet Advertising

Frank Addante

► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes. Find a Simple Way to Tell a Complex Story (and ano. Where's Jack Bauer?

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 5. Outsourcing

Frank Addante

► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes. Find a Simple Way to Tell a Complex Story (and ano. Where's Jack Bauer?

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: GoogleClick - Who owns your cash register?

Frank Addante

► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes. Find a Simple Way to Tell a Complex Story (and ano. Where's Jack Bauer?

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 4. Build a SWAT team

Frank Addante

► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes. Find a Simple Way to Tell a Complex Story (and ano. Where's Jack Bauer?

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 3. Virtual Location, Location, Location

Frank Addante

► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes. Find a Simple Way to Tell a Complex Story (and ano. Where's Jack Bauer?

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 2. Under Process, Over Deliver

Frank Addante

► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes. Find a Simple Way to Tell a Complex Story (and ano. Where's Jack Bauer?

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: So, you need to develop a product?

Frank Addante

► October (1) New Video! the Rubicon Project's Secret to Succes. Find a Simple Way to Tell a Complex Story (and ano. Where's Jack Bauer?

What is the Rubicon Project? Part II: Solving a massive problem.

Frank Addante

wasn’t prepared for all the activity that followed. Things have been a little crazy (good crazy) since last Monday’s funding announcement. We had thousands of visitors hit our website in anticipation of our beta and received tons of calls from potential partners, press and investors. still can’t believe the overwhelming response!

What is the Rubicon Project? Part II: Solving a massive problem.

Frank Addante

wasn’t prepared for all the activity that followed. Things have been a little crazy (good crazy) since last Monday’s funding announcement. We had thousands of visitors hit our website in anticipation of our beta and received tons of calls from potential partners, press and investors. still can’t believe the overwhelming response!

Customer Tracking

Cliff Allen on Marketing

The key to determining the ROI of individual marketing campaigns is tracking customer behavior in response to those marketing activities. Ideally, you want to track every customer at every touchpoint so you can determine the response to each marketing activity -- ads, mailings, etc. So how do we measure those exposures?

Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers

InfoChachkie

know Coull intimately, as it recently purchased RevUpNet , an online media agency which I Co-Founded with Ben Kiblinger in 2007.

How to Avoid Being Disrupted as a VC

Both Sides of the Table

joined Upfront Ventures in 2007 and took over as co-Managing Partner in 2011 along with the founder, Yves Sisteron. Earnestly. keynoted. Or die.

10 Essential Branding Maxims

InfoChachkie

And the process has to be actively managed. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Maxim #1 – It’s About the Promise, Stupid.

How Surfing Made Me A Better Investor

InfoChachkie

The largest sets of wave typically appear after the longest lulls in activity. As crazy as it sounds, surfing has made me a better investor.

How the Seed-Stage VC Trend Began, The Downsides of Unicorns & Much More

Both Sides of the Table

Another thing that may interest you is how we VCs think about our own funding activities and Jeff and I discussed this in the interview.

How I Got the Monkey Off My Back – Today Was a Good Day

Both Sides of the Table

I become a venture capitalist in September 2007 – exactly 6.5 years ago. years ago. Lemons ripen early, great companies take time.”

When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

Both Sides of the Table

Before weighing in on the subject I would point out one thing that should be obvious to many of you – the iPhone was originally launched in 2007 in an exclusive partnership with AT&T and this was vital to both Apple and AT&T and was a hard negotiation throughout 2005 and 2006. Excite, MSN and eventually Google. ” 3.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

Tech Zulu Event

Pierce’s entrepreneurial activities are focused in the areas of digital currencies such as Bitcoin, games, gambling, ad tech and payments.

Why You Shouldn’t Launch Your Startup at a Major Tech Event

Both Sides of the Table

SXSW is where Twitter broke out in 2007. But public broadcasting and location activation are done. It’s February now. Exec Summary.

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

Both Sides of the Table

But I promise you nobody I know is actively enjoying the correction in the way that some entrepreneurs seem to think VCs are. Mostly, no.

Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions

Both Sides of the Table

started in 2007 with a thesis that my primary investment decision would be about the team (70%) and only afterward about the market opportunity (30%). I was telling him that it was much easier when I started because there were fewer deals, life was less public and somehow the world seemed to be spinning more slowly. Oh, the conferences.

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What Might the 2015 Holiday Season Hold for E-Commerce Retailers?

Tech Zulu Event

The Index of Consumer Sentiment found in mid-October that “personal financial expectations rose to their highest level since 2007.”

How ConsumerTrack Has Created A Growing, Profitable--and Mostly Unknown Business

socalTECH

We rode that wave through 2007, until the housing market crashed, and we had to adapt. What is ConsumerTrack all about? We do that methodically.

Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer

socalTECH

We don''t spend a lot of time there, except that we''re active investors and bankers who are affected by what''s happening in the IPO market.

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As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

Both Sides of the Table

According to FLAG Capital there are 100 active VCs (as defined by making at least $1 million in VC per quarter for 4 consecutive quarters).

StockTwits Updates iPhone App

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StockTwits is led by Howard Lindzon, who is an active angel investor and former founder of Wallstrip, which he sold to CBS back in 2007. The firm said the app includes a number of filters of its streams, based on category, plus also allows users to track what is trending on the service in real time. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Rob Reed, MomentFeed

socalTECH

Rob Reed: I was doing social media strategy consulting from 2007 until 2009, what I would really characterize as Social Media 1.0. Thanks!

I’m Back. Why I Love January

Both Sides of the Table

It’s January. Happy New Year! My last post was December 17 – nearly a month ago. That’s how you learn.”). ”). Never.

Interview with Jimmy Hendricks, Deal Current

socalTECH

It looks like a lot of your execs have background at Active Network? As part of that, I built a ton of relationships at Active. Thanks!