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Maverick Bootcamp

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Friday, October 17, 2008 -- Maverick Bootcamp For Entrepreneurs. The Bootcamp Will Teach You To: Make a Successful Investor Pitch; Create an Effective Executive Summary; Develop a High-Impact Slide Presentation and more. See [link] (more

Interview with Richard Yen, Saban Ventures


For those not familiar with Saban Ventures, tell us about the fund? Richard Yen: Saban Ventures kicked off early this year. where he is Chairman.

Interview with Richard Yen, Saban Capital


For those not familiar with Saban Capital, tell us about the fund? Richard Yen: Saban Ventures kicked off early this year. where he is Chairman.

Move Gets Win In Patent Case


District Court for the Northern California District, has granted a summary judgetment in favor of the firm. Los Angeles-based Move, Inc., which operates the,, and other related web sites, announced this morning that it has scored a win in a patent case. The firm said that a district court judge in the U. READ MORE

Mahalo Cuts Staff


and Sequoia Capital, and provides human-edited search pages and news summaries. Santa Monica-based Mahalo, the search and news site run by Jason Calacanis, has cut 10 percent of the firm's staff, Calacanis said in a post on his blog Wednesday. Calacanis said that the moves were due to a "challenging economic environment." READ MORE

Shifting Ad Dollars to Online

Cliff Allen on Marketing

One part of his summary points out the high ROI for online advertising versus traditional advertising: In the US, there is a big mismatch between time spent online and ad dollars. Rajesh Jain has a comprehensive review of the recent ad:tech conference. This is seen as the big opportunity to dramatically grow the size of the online ad pie.

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

Both Sides of the Table

That was written in September 2008. In September 2008 this was the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the rippling effect was massive.

Do 4 Year Vesting Schedules Still Make Sense?

The Quigley Report

In summary, 4 year vesting is not a very attractve compensation structure for start ups given the current IPO time line. Four year vesting is one of the sacred cows of Silicon Valley. It is a birth right. A practice that can not be questioned. That has to be 4 years. But does this make any sense? On balance, I don't think so.

The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

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Summary: Cheap, mobile, social, global, always-on, one-click-purchase =. On the surface the narratives have been. Where are we today? billion).

Stock Market Drops. Then It Rallies. What Happens Next for Funding?

Both Sides of the Table

By 2008 I had gotten more serious about championing companies through our investment process. It was September 2008. tl;dr summary.

Streamlining The Sports Recruiting Process with FieldLevel


When they''re in there, they put in a summary of an athlete. What''s the idea behind FieldLevel? It''s exclusive only to verified coaches.

Coach 66

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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Executive Summary. If you want to watch the video version summary of my advice on fund raising it’s here. Raising money is hard.

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

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2008 App ecosystem on iOS = $0. In Summary. I read Andy’s post with a knowing smile on my face. But VC is like congress. Dying.

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

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?

Want to Know How First Round Capital was Started?

Both Sides of the Table

I think you'll enjoy hearing him, but if you're in a rush check out the summary notes below. In 2008 they raised a much larger fund $132.5

Raising $$ on AngelList? Working w/ McClure? Ask Jody Sherman

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That said, a summary below is available for those who prefer to read the notes version. Through this process he raised $2 million. Show Notes.

This Week in VC with Jim Armstrong of Clearstone

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Some summary notes are below. million loss in 2008. million, compared to a $7 million net loss in 2008. billion. LivingSocial.

Good Times Ahead for VC-backed Tech Companies?

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Montgomery & Co Projects Deal Volume to Grow by 167% in Just 2 Years with No End to Growth in Sight. We feature a prominent speaker at every event.

How brain-amputated developers created the social media plague

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Sebastian’s Pamphlets If you’ve read my articles somewhere on the Internet, expect something different here. URI ≤ 139 characters!)