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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. Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 Forum December 9th Lineup - Startup Houston , November 27, 2010 When to step on the gas and go for it? First Principles.

What Mattered in 2010: Bruce Hallett, Miramar Venture Partners

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In each technology company in which Miramar invests, we are focused on supporting the management teams successful execution of its plan. Exits.

Tech Coast Angels Highlights 2010 Deals

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The Tech Coast Angels , [ profile ] the largest angel investment group in Southern California, outlined its 2010 deals today, saying that it funded a total of 31 deals in 2010, and had three profitable exits. The TCA said that 12 of those deals were new investments, and 19 were follow-on investments for the company. READ MORE>>.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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Incubators, at the core level, take basic core level technology and try to build a company around it. Explain exactly how Zuma Ventures works?

What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital

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2010 was a momentus year for me personally. Who are the people here you think will most influence the technology world in the coming year?

Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?

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Because more technology people probably read startup blogs I’m guessing this post will come under more scrutiny. Most often they are not.

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Startup Development

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I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. Thought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your Startup

What Mattered in 2010: John Babcock, Rustic Canyon Partners

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In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? The iPad. It's a revelation.

Startup CTO or Developer

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I’ve been having discussions with several people recently about the role of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in very early stage companies.

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X1 Technologies Goes Mobile

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Tags: technologies desktop search software mobile iphone apple ipad ipod idealab

Don’t be a Grin Fucker

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Plus, everyone on Twitter egged me on and then some. Unsurprisingly, this one way best. The title IS the post. strongly recommend against it.&#.

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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Startup Sales – Why Hiring Seasoned Reps May Not Work

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This is probably because many founders are product or technology people.  If this is you I think it’s really important to get over this hurdle.

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How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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Talk us through how the person using your product is benefiting through your technology. Show some energy! You’re on stage! Rahul and Co.

CoreLogic Sells Unit to Private Equity Firm

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corelogic merger acquisition real estate mortgage information symphony technology group private equityThe deal was worth $265M in cash.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

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the link is here. This all got me thinking about a post on how to best work with lawyers.  Many people start companies arse backwards. 

The Four Main Things that Investors Look for in a Startup

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I obviously don’t speak for all investors. That’s fine.  It is probably the right thing for the stage of company. understand. BUT WAIT?

With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology

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Smith, who joined the West institute as chief medical and science officer in 2010, took over as Reflexion’s interim CEO in December.

Journeymen, Mavericks & Superstars: Understanding Salespeople at Startups

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Most technology startups seem to be founded by three types of people: product managers, engineers or biz dev types (MBAs and the like).

Do you Suffer from the Urgency Addiction? It’s More Common Than you Think

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But the urgency addiction is a bad thing that I’m fortunate enough to get away with. When I first discovered the concept I found it enlightening.

Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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Let me explain. One obvious example is the OSI model in which we have seven layers ranging from the physical layer at the bottom of the stack (e.g.

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The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective

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There is a core that exists in human connectedness that no amount of technology can replace. Been there. And it doesn’t stop there.

Immersive Technology Summit 2010

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 -- Immersive Technology Summit 2010. On October 21th, 2010, the worlds first Immersive Technology summit will be held at LA Center Studios to showcase industry leaders of immersive technology and collaborate on themes of innovation, applications, and future development.

Iteris Buys Meridian Environmental Technology

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Santa Ana-based Iteris , a developer of traffic management software and technology, said today that it is acquiring Meridian Environmental Technology , a developer of traveler information systems and highway maintenance software. iteris meridian environmental technology merger acquisition traffic information softwareREAD MORE>>.

Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers

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And do I fit as a Part-Time CTO , Technology Advisor , CTO Founder , Acting CTO ? I had a recent email dialog with the founder of a company looking for a CTO for their startup. We had several emails back and forth where he provided basic details on the concept. Was it a Startup Founder Developer Gap ? Was it a case of needing Homework?

Building Products for Mass Adoption

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Sometimes it’s to play around with new technology. They use products because the products solve a need they have. Blah, blah, blah.

The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

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It surprises me how many really smart people I meet still doubt the power of Twitter. was born. Excite, Netscape & MSN. That’s Twitter.

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WirelessHealth 2010

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 -- WirelessHealth 2010. Science with Engineering: Where Science, Mobile Technology, and Medicine Converge. See [link] (more

WirelessHealth 2010

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 -- WirelessHealth 2010. Science with Engineering: Where Science, Mobile Technology, and Medicine Converge. See [link] (more

WirelessHealth 2010

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 -- WirelessHealth 2010. Science with Engineering: Where Science, Mobile Technology, and Medicine Converge. See [link] (more

Kingston Technology Hits $6.5 Billion In Revenues

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Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology , the provider of computer memory products, reported today that it has hit a record, $6.5 billion in revenues in 2010. kingston technology memory flash computer revenuesThe firm said the amount is the highest ever in company history, and was a $2.4 READ MORE>>.

The Fallacy of Channels: Startups Beware

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This is part of my ongoing series on startup advice but also filed under my sales & marketing posts. Period. Channel Love Story. Nevermind.

73.6% of all Statistics are Made Up

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How to Interpret Analyst Reports. The headlines in the media are filled with that latest stats. Stats sell. No.  It’s irony. “Yes.

What Mattered in 2010: Mike Jones, Myspace

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In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? Groupon is also fantastic.

USC Spinouts Raised $148M In Last Two Years, Says University

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Tags: spinout startup activity economy jobs university southern california technology transfer finance venture capital

Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010

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Great content again in September that meets at the intersection of startups, technology, product and being a Startup CTO. Chris Dixon , September 12, 2010 My most useful career experience was about eight years ago when I was trying to break into the world of VC-backed startups. OnlyOnce , September 6, 2010 What Does a CEO Do, Anyway?

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.

Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs

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The technology meet-up scene is an odd co-mingling of entrepreneurs, engineers, social media mavens, service providers, and up and comers. Ten Tips on How to Make it in the Meet-up Scene. Here are ten actionable tips to make the most of your meet-ups. Meet More – the key to any meet-up is first to meet others.

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Interview with Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, Lynda.com

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Tell us the story about Lynda.com, and how it all started? Lynda Weinman:It was, in a lot of ways, a big, happy accident. At the time, I got Lynda.com.

My Life as a CEO (and VC): Chief Psychologist

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Both are basically people businesses. Recruits, hires, and retains the very best talent for the company. If you fail, you need to start all over.

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