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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. Vivek Wadwha - Campus Entrepreneurship , November 19, 2010 Best Practices for Introduction Emails - Israel Venture Capital 2.0 , March 25, 2010 Weekend Reading - The Mogul Mom , October 1, 2010 Make informal advisors part of the team.

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.

What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital

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2010 was a momentus year for me personally. We last shared the thoughts of John Babcock at Rustic Canyon Partners. Stay tuned. 2. READ MORE>>.

Better Business Bureau? For who?

Eric Greenspan

This is my sole objective for January of 2010. 2009 Closed Complaints – 4. How many BBB logos are there? Not too shabby IMHO!

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.

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.&#.

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>>.

Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010

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Pricing models, the freemium myth and why you may not be charging enough for your product - Seth Levine's VC Adventure , August 12, 2010 I’ve been pulled into a number of product and pricing meetings recently (for reasons unknown I’ve become the Foundry pricing and productization guy). August 20, 2010 They say people won't pay for content.

Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010

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This continues my series of posts: Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March There was some really great content in June. " 8 Questions to Ask When Interviewing at a Startup - Instigator Blog , June 18, 2010 Job interviews are meant to be conversations. Now I have. Twice.

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.

The Convergence of Social Media & Traditional Radio

Eric Greenspan

As I prepare for my role as emcee in June for  Convergence 2010 , I began to look back at how I got involved in radio. Why not? Tell no one!

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

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We could do more in 2010 with more VC investment; the doubling assumes only ratable increase in marketing spend to achieve profitability. 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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2009 Coming To A Close, 2010 Just Around The Corner!

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As 2010 approaches, a whole new year of exciting start-ups, tech news, gadgets, and much more is ahead. Advertise and get noticed with us!

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

Eric Greenspan

responded to his tweet, we chatted on the phone and he asked me to co-host the event on Dec 14th, 2010. I of course agreed to get involved.

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit FAST

Eric Greenspan

responded to his tweet, we chatted on the phone and he asked me to co-host the event on Dec 14th, 2010. I of course agreed to get involved.

How WebVisible Survived 2009

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 -- How WebVisible Survived 2009. Kirsten Mangers, CEO of WebVisible will share with us WebVisible's experience surviving 2009 and raising additional capital in 2010! See [link] (more

CoreLogic Sells Unit to Private Equity Firm

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CoreLogic said it would retain the remainder of First Advantage Corporation, which it acquired in November of 2009. READ MORE>>.

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.

TechZulu's Best Of 2009

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The Best of 2009: Interviews: Interview with Microsoft's First Blogger: Don Box. CellFrog Announces Embeddable Conference Calling. Who Are You?

What Mattered in 2010: Jim Andelman, Rincon Ventures

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2010 was very good to us. number of companies in the portfolio delivered very strong operating results in 2010, which is exciting.

Disney Hits 100 Million Facebook Fans

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Think your company is popular on Facebook? Think again. Disney said it is now seeing more than 5 million new fans per week on its Facebook pages.

Red Herring Global 2009

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 -- Red Herring Global 2009. On January 12-14, 2010, more than 500 industry professionals will connect in Laguna Niguel, California to honor the Top 100 private technology companies in the world. See [link].

Red Herring Global 2009

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 -- Red Herring Global 2009. On January 12-14, 2010, more than 500 industry professionals will connect in Laguna Niguel, California to honor the Top 100 private technology companies in the world. See [link].

Red Herring Global 2009

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010 -- Red Herring Global 2009. On January 12-14, 2010, more than 500 industry professionals will connect in Laguna Niguel, California to honor the Top 100 private technology companies in the world. See [link].

Delight Starts With The Employee|Peet Guercio’s Story

Eric Greenspan

So when he gave his two weeks notice in July 2009, there were no hard feelings, because we knew he was off to pursue his passion of standup comedy. I’ve kept in touch with Peet on a personal level since he left, so when he sent me his new standup video, I was happy to tweet it out and help him get exposure. The kid’s a phenom!

What Can You Learn from the 4-Hour Workweek?

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Next post: two “4-Hour Workweek&# like hacks I started in 2009 to try and take back control of my life that are saving me hours. After 3.5

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>>.

GameFly Yearly Revenues Hit $101.5M

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Los Angeles-based GameFly , the videogame rental service which is waiting in the IPO wings, revealed Thursday afternoon that its yearly revenues have hit $101.5M in its fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. GameFly is backed by Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital, and others, with Sequoia owing 51% of the firm. GameFly filed for an IPO in February.

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.

BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2010 Update

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L.A. Tech Week: The Hidden Gem of L.A. Tech Events

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Besides aggregation video games has been another big part of 2009.  We sat down with a few panelist from the "Game On!" Why a gem?  Tech Scene". 

Everbridge Claims Record 2009 Growth

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Los Angeles-based Everbridge , a provider of incident notification systems, said Thursday that the firm had record growth in 2009. The privately held firm did not disclose actual financials, or break out 2009's growth numbers, however, it said it had an average annual growth rate of over 130 percent over the last three years.

California Tech Exports Down In 2009

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California's technology exports fell in 2009, dropping by $8.0 billion from 2008 to 2009, according to a report released this week. According to the Trade in the Cyberstates 2010 report released by the TechAmerica Foundation, however, California still had the most number of high-tech exports of any state--$41.3M. billion).

SOA Software Touts 2009 Results, Growth

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The firm said the firm was also profitable for the full year, though it did not disclose any actual financials. READ MORE>>.

Investor Outlook 2010

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Thursday, December 10, 2009 -- Investor Outlook 2010: Startup Funding Forecast from Angels and VCs. 2009 put startup valuations on a diet, bootstrapping and revenue models were back in the spotlight; and Angel investors made a comeback. Or are mobile and cloud computing still in for 2010? Dealmaker LA. Green tech?

Is WebEx “Dead Man Walking?”

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billion (plus an earn out that could have totalled $4 billion but didn’t in the end) in 2005 before selling 65% of the company in 2009 for $1.9

Financing in 2010

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 -- Financing in 2010: Yes, there is Money for Technology Companies. TCOSC. Now that the US economy appears to be emerging from a recession that featured a severe credit crunch, is financing more readily available for early to growth stage technology companies in Southern California? See [link] (more

Hulu Expects $240M In Revenues In 2010

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Los Angeles-based television streaming site Hulu expects to make $240M in 2010, according to Jason Kilar, the firm's CEO. READ MORE>>.

Apriso Claims Record 2009 Revenues

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Long Beach-based Apriso , a developer of planning and control software for the manufacturing industry, reported Thursday that the firm had record revenues in 2009. The privately held firm did not disclose actual financials. The firm did not disclose overall growth rates. READ MORE>>.

Shaking the MoneyTree 2009 Q4 Review

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 -- Shaking the MoneyTree 2009 Q4 Review. Please join LAVA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and a distinguished panel of industry experts and local VCs for their insights on the results of the Q4 2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Reuters.