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Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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million in team costs to code, launch, manage, market & sell our software. Open-Source Software & Horizontal Computing. Rewind.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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If so, are specific software development processes necessary? tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. Partners?

Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early

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There's an old adage in software development that I refer to all the time: The first 90% of development takes 90% of the time. used this when I taught software engineering. The remaining 10%, takes the other 90% of the time. It's currently in beta. used a company in India to develop the site, and it's mostly done.

Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?

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The first company represents a normal software company that sells its products directly (either via sales staff or directly off of the internet).

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The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

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As a software developer I wrote code on what was called a “dumb terminal” because it literally had no processing capability.

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Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

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The first thing I do is suggest they explore if they really need to hire a full-time CTO for their startup and if so, what kind of CTO they need.

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LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm

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specialty lodging software distribution travel leisurelinkREAD MORE>>.

When Hiring Entrepreneurs, Ignore Their Resumes

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Note: This is the third installment in the Startup Team Building series. Read Part I HERE and Part II HERE. free weekly Infochachkie articles! Job One.

Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

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The first thing I do is suggest they explore if they really need to hire a full-time CTO for their startup and if so, what kind of CTO they need.

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Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

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Open cloud led by Amazon with their AWS services drove total operating costs down by 90%. This led to an explosion in startups. Funny, that. Enter VC.

Startups Should Avoid Dropping Trou

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Several years ago, I was pitching a software license to a middle-level executive at HP, within their Printer Group. Corporate Beyotch.

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The Grateful Dead

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Old School Software Distribution Is Doomed. However, the game’s impact on the software industry is indisputable. That’s logic.”.

10 Marketing Lessons for Early-Stage Tech Startups

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I made every textbook mistake at my first startup, which is why I believe I was much more effective at my second one. Be careful about this advice.

Gehry Technologies Lands $10M For Architecture Software

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Los Angeles-based Gehry Technologies , a developer of architectural design software co-founded by architect Frank Gehry, announced Tuesday that it has raised $10M in a Series B financing round. The company's software and services are aimed at owners, developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, fabricators and others.

Choosing a Programming Language and Framework for Your Startup

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Some common themes from the discussion: Know Where You Are Going Before you can possibly make a choice around language and framework you need to ask all the important questions that are talked about in Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything and Startup CTO or Developer. This may push you in that direction.

Eleven Startup Tips From Mark Cuban

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In 1983 he founded MicroSolutions, a personal computer software reseller and system integrator, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. in 1999 in a $5.7

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

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Especially if the idea could be whipped-up by a few 24-year olds in a few weeks? Lots of thoughts here. But let's leave that aside for a minute.

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

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Especially if the idea could be whipped-up by a few 24-year olds in a few weeks? Lots of thoughts here. But let's leave that aside for a minute.

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Three Factors Which Intoxicate Venture Capitalists - Why Your Startup Will (Probably) Not Raise Venture Capital Funding

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As shown in the following chart, the overwhelming focus of investments during Q1 of 2011 was in later stage companies. Thanks Mr. Big Firm VC.

Hulu Updates Roku Software

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said last night that it has updated its Hulu Plus on the Roku software. The new version of Hulu PLus on Roku is 1.9.

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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Will Price , October 11, 2010 Georgians Should Vote No - Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby , October 28, 2010 Free Software for Managing a Lean Startup - Platforms and Networks , January 17, 2010 Purpose Driven Life - Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur , July 26, 2010 Two Decade-Defining Acquisitions? First Principles.

Opening The Cloud: Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems

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Per Marten, “We simply believe that open source is a superior way of producing software. You get higher quality software, faster.

If You Don’t Have a Discrete Hypothesis You Are Incapable of Failing

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41:00 Transitioning from software to writing. And there are very few people who so consistently exceed my expectations when I hear them speak.

Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

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Unfortunately, we are web, mobile, software, database guys. I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO. Many of the founders of these companies are surprised to learn that I'm willing to review what they are doing (maybe an hour) and get on the phone for an hour with them and provide free advice.

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Why Aren’t There More Female Entrepreneurs?

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million to launch a SaaS software company and we took $2.5 On my blog I’ve been hesitant to take the topic head on. Please watch this.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. will do my best to keep this up to date.

Quest Software Backs Middleware Developer

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software , the developer of enterprise software tools, has backed a maker of SOA middleware. According to WSO2 , a Silicon Valley-based developer of middleware software, it raised $6.5M in a growth funding round, led by Quest. WSO2 develops cloud-enabled middleware software used by enterprises.

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Guidance Software Lands Retailer

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Pasadena-based Guidance Software , the developer of electronic discovery and investigation software, announced today that it has signed an un-named, multi-billion dollar retailer as a customer. According to Guidance Software, the firm will help the retailer build an "e-discovery center of excellence". READ MORE>>.

Esri Buys 3D Software Firm

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Procedural develops CityEngine, software used to create 3D, urban environments from 2D data. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed.

RightScale Launches Hybrid, Private Cloud Management Software

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The firm has linked with fellow Santa Barbara cloud computing firm Eucaalyptus, as well as private cloud provider Cloud.com to offer up the software. rightscale hybrid private cloud management software saas zynga eucalyptusREAD MORE>>.

What Should You Do with Your Crappy Little Services Business?

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“How much is that software really worth? We were building a VC backed software business so I had to focus on the product business.

MindBody Software Raises $9.0M More

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MindBody's software-as-a-service handles business management, merchant account processing, mobile, and other aspects for its clients.

Qualcomm Releases Augmented Reality Software For Android

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has released a platform for developing augmented reality (AR) software for Android, the firm announced this morning. The firm said the software, available via its beta program, allows users to build, market, and distribute applications based on its Qualcomm AR platform. READ MORE>>.

The Harder I Work, The Luckier I Get

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That’s how it felt then and a bit how it feels in May 2011. And 18 months later, in May 2011, I have crossed 422,000 views. Pause.

Predixion Software Updates Product

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San Juan Capistrano-based Predixion Software , which is venture backed by DFJ Frontier, Miramar Venture Partners and Palomar Ventures, said today that it has upgraded its flagship predictive analytics software. Predixion just announced a $6M round of funding last week for its software. Predixion is headed by Simon Arkell.

Predixion Software Gets $6M More

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Aliso Viejo-based Predixion Software , the developer of predictive analytics software which is headed by Simon Arkell, announced today that it has raised $6M in a Series B funding round. predixion software venture capital analyticsPredixion last raised a round of funding last October, almost exactly a year ago. READ MORE>>.

Quest Software Bolsters Security Products

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software said this morning that it has released a new version of its PacketTrap MSP remote monitoring and management platform for SMBs. Quest Software targets its PacketTrap remote monitoring and management product at managed service providers. quest software securityREAD MORE>>.

X1 Discovery Ships Social Media Discovery Software

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The company said its software is designed to collect "tens of thousands" of social media items per hour, and uses the X1 engine to allow users to search and find information. Patzakis and fellow execs include quite a number of former Guidance Software employees. READ MORE>>.

What to do When a Tech Giant Decides to Eat Your Lunch

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So hardware players need some software friends. An edited version of this post originally ran on TechCrunch. It’s madness. You’ll be dead.”.

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SOA Software Names VP

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software executive technologySOA said that Scobie will join its senior technology development group. READ MORE>>.

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