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IPO Market Surpasses 2008, 2009, According to Report

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A new report today released by PwC finds that the market for initial public offerings (IPOs) has jumped significantly in 2010, with volumes exceeding both 2008 and 2009 levels. PwC tallied up 154 IPOs completed this year so far, raising $37.5 billion. IPO market to generate liquidity for their investors.

Better Business Bureau? For who?

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This is my sole objective for January of 2010. 2008 Closed Complaints – 2. How many BBB logos are there? Not too shabby IMHO!

Never Hire Job Hoppers. Never. They Make Terrible Employees

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This is part of my startup advice series. This post isn’t going to be popular.  I’m sure of that. never hire job hoppers. Never.

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Top 57 Online Startups Meets Technology Meets Product Posts for November 2010

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aka: An Open Letter to the Next Big Social Network) - 500 Hats , November 1, 2010 I've held off writing this post for a long time, because I couldn't quite get my head around all the issues. When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars - Steve Blank , November 24, 2010 When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars. November 23, 2010 By Julia D.

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US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

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between June and July 2010 (and 25% from a year ago).  raise money now to weather any storms). VCs get paid to “put money to work.&#.

Why Gay Marriage Needs to Legitimized

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Most issues are really nuanced.  I accept that on many issues there is no “right&# answer and rational people can disagree. Obviously.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

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Continuing my series of posts that I’ve been collecting that live at the intersection of Startups and being a Startup CTO : Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March here are the top posts from May 2010. MongoDB at Etsy - Code as Craft , May 19, 2010 Hi! You could just outspend. It is to out friend. Solution.

Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010

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This continues my series of posts: Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010 Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March Some great free resources listed this month that I thought were interesting. Enjoy.

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What is the Right Amount of Money to Raise at a Startup?

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This is part of my ongoing series on Raising Venture Capital. It’s a tricky question with no clear answer. There are trade offs. Fail fast?

Time is the Enemy of All Deals

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History repeated itself in September 2008 with that market crash. History repeated itself in September 2008 with that market crash.

eHarmony: More Than 542 People Married Every Day Through Site

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The firm said it it studeied marriages between January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009, and concluded 542 people were married every day in the United States due to the site's efforts. due to the web site. The study was conducted by Harris Interactive for eHarmony. percent of all new marriages in the country. READ MORE>>.

Understanding the Risks of VC Signaling

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And more to the point – if you hit a major economic down cycle (like September 2008) you’ll have tough times with all investors.

What I *Would Have* Said at TechCrunch Disrupt

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But I wrote about one other point that I wrote back in March 2010 so it’s clear I didn’t just dream this up after today’s panel.

What’s Really Going on in the VC Industry? What Does it Mean for Startups?

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So as of 2008 total LP commitments were still at nearly $250 billion. 3. Lots of discussion these days about the changes in the VC industry.

Interview with Mehdi Daoudi, CatchPoint Systems

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Mehdi Daoudi: We started working on CatchPoint in September of 2008. Daoudi was previously an executive at DoubleClick. We also make it cheaper.

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Internet Brands Sued By Founders of Model Mayhem

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Internet Brands acquired Model Mayhem in August of 2008. Los Angeles-based Internet Brands has been sued by the former owners of one of the firm's properties, Model Mayhem , according to legal documents recently leaked to the press. According to the complaint, which was filed by Donald F. Waitt and Tyler A.

Materia Spinoff Elevance Gets $100M

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Materia spun out Elevance Renewable Sciences in March of 2008, with $40M in funding. Elevance is a spinout of Pasadena-based Materia , the material research firm based on research out of Caltech. The new funding for Elevance came from Naxos Capital Partners, Total Energy Ventures, TPG Biotech and TPG Growth. READ MORE>>.

Gevo, With Ties To Caltech and UCLA, Files For IPO

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Gevo moved to Colorado in 2008, due to what CEO Pat Gruber attributed to issues with local permitting and regulations, in an interview with socalTECH at that time. Gevo , a startup which is developing renewable chemicals and biofuels technology, has filed for an IPO, according to an S-1 filing by the firm Thursday afternoon. READ MORE>>.

Interview with J.R. Johnson, Lunch.com

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We sold it in July of 2008, to Expedia. Johnson , founder of Lunch.com, is an experience entrepreneur, who sold his last firm, VirtualTourist.com , to Expedia. Johnson's latest effort is Lunch.com (www.lunch.com), a web site which takes the concepts behind VirtualTourist.com beyond travel, and into lots of other subjects. That's obvious.

Ask the Angels

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June 17th, 2010 Creating Incremental Strategic Value Creating Incremental Strategic Value | | POSTED BY: Tom McKaskill We can easily overlook the level of demand pull when we are assessing strategic value. VIEW/ADD COMMENTS (0) | POSTED IN Company Creation/Operation , General SUBSCRIBE TO THIS FEED April 15th, 2010 How Do Those @#$%!$

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

June 17th, 2010 Creating Incremental Strategic Value Creating Incremental Strategic Value | | POSTED BY: Tom McKaskill We can easily overlook the level of demand pull when we are assessing strategic value. VIEW/ADD COMMENTS (0) | POSTED IN Company Creation/Operation , General SUBSCRIBE TO THIS FEED April 15th, 2010 How Do Those @#$%!$

How to Block Unwanted Bots from Your Website with.htaccess

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Copyright © 2008 by Christopher Heng. It will appear on your page as: How to Block Unwanted Bots from Your Website with.htaccess Copyright © 2008 by Christopher Heng. Last updated: 23 August 2008. Preliminary Information What are bots? Examples of bots include those used by the search engines. Who is this article for?

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Ask the Angels

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June 17th, 2010 Creating Incremental Strategic Value Creating Incremental Strategic Value | | POSTED BY: Tom McKaskill We can easily overlook the level of demand pull when we are assessing strategic value. VIEW/ADD COMMENTS (0) | POSTED IN Company Creation/Operation , General SUBSCRIBE TO THIS FEED April 15th, 2010 How Do Those @#$%!$

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

June 17th, 2010 Creating Incremental Strategic Value Creating Incremental Strategic Value | | POSTED BY: Tom McKaskill We can easily overlook the level of demand pull when we are assessing strategic value. VIEW/ADD COMMENTS (0) | POSTED IN Company Creation/Operation , General SUBSCRIBE TO THIS FEED April 15th, 2010 How Do Those @#$%!$

What Angel Investing & Florida Condos Have in Common

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Remember it was only 2008 where Microsoft and even Google were laying off employees. Those stories didn’t sound that plausible to me.

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Interview with Jason Howe, CEO of Awarepoint

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think that there might be cash toward the end of 2010 or 2011, where IPOs might be reasonable. Congrats on funding. million square feet.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Cojones (7/11)

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About 18 months ago in early 2008 we hired an analyst (pre-MBA), but wanted to wait until after Summer to hire a post-MBA associate. And cheap.

Please Help My Friend Colin Recover His Kidnapped Children #noorramsay

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I’ve never made a public appeal before. Mirvat el Nady now has an arrest warrant in the US and is wanted by Interpol ( see here ).

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Interview with Jeff Kupietzky, Oversee.net

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Jeff Kupietzky: I think, like other folks, we had challenges at the end of 2008, and through 2009. What businesses is Oversee.net now in?

Interview with Ian Swanson, Sometrics

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There are more and more brands doing test campaigns, and we think we'll see some real budgets being thrown at it by mid 2009, or especially 2010. As companies figure out a way to monetize social media, one of the areas which has been lacking is a way to measure the impact and effectiveness of social media advertising. Thanks

Hulu Features Super Bowl Commercials

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Report: E-Commerce Spending Up 9 Percent In Q2

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retail, e-commerce spending was up 9 percent in Q2 2010, versus spending in Q2 of last year. Despite the gain, the growth rate is well below the double digit gains e-commerce was seeing up until Q3 of 2008, when e-commerce sales dropped to single digits and eventually turned negative in 2009.

Productivity in Your Pocket

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Fast-forward to the iPhone and the smartphone explosion in 2008 with the launch of the App Store. Behaviors started to shift. But First iPad.

Interview with Tom Grasty, Stroome

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It ran in April of 2008. Tell us the story behind Stroome and how it came about? We grew out of an interesting use case. So what's next?

Interview with Scott Sangster, Tech Coast Angels

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We invested all through 2009, and are currently seeking investments to do in 2010. It was actually a really good year last year. Of course not.

This Week in VC with Jim Armstrong of Clearstone

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14mm in Series C; $25mm in Series B raised in March 2010; $44mm raised in total. million loss in 2008. Segment Two: “Deal of the Week”.

Interview with Zac Brandenberg, Meteor Games

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So, we refocused in late 2008 and early 2009, and launched Island Paradise in August of that year. Zac, thanks for sitting down with us today.

Interview with Patrick Kennedy, Sidebar

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We did a successful trial in 2008. We caught up with CEO Patrick Kennedy. What is Sidebar all about? So carriers are a major customer of yours?

Interview with Albert Ko, DealPerk.com

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One of the types of startups we see most of nowadays, are private sale, limited time bargain, and local group buying startups. What's next for you?

SoCal Venture Deals Up In Q2

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billion, the strongest quarter since the third quarter of 2008. billion in investments so far in 2010. Investments by venture capitalists in Southern California were up, both in terms of deals and dollars in Q2, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). totaled $6.5