October, 2011

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Ten Startup Tips From Steve Jobs


Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Words of startup wisdom from Jeff Bezos. Steve’s Startup Tips.

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Lead, Follow or Get the Fuck Out of the Way

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Today’s post courtesy of the Dave McClure school of vocabulary. About a month ago I was meeting with a seasoned entrepreneur. It happens.

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Registration Form Design with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Authentication


That post looked at when and why you would use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. as part of your registration and authentication mechanism.

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Accelerator Crazy In Southern California


What's the latest craze in startups in Southern Califonia? It looks to be startup accelerators. In just the last few weeks, at least five different incubation/acceleration efforts have booted up in the region. The group is a member of the TechStars Network, and boasts a who's who of successful local CEOs and investors.

Need A Job? Come To Idealab Job Fair!

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That’s right folks Idealab is hosting a job fair at their offices for 10 of their startups companies. Bill Gross and Idealab have founded or advanced development of more than 75 companies including Overture Services, eSolar, UberMedia, CitySearch, Picasa and Internet Brands. Come have a good time and enjoy the Idealab hospitality. The Deets.

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Customer Validation - 33 Great Articles


I saw a great post from Tristan Kromer Pivoting on Investor Feedback a.k.a Beware of Mentors. It was a top post on StartupRoar on Tuesday.

Yowie Powers Town Hall For Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson


Yowie said the town hall will be the first ever in a series of chats with politicians and pundits. Yowie was founded by Frank Orozco and Carlos Montes.

Bevvy: Getting Deals On The Down Low | Interview With Founder Niall Donnelly

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But what about for night life? Might work for some, but probably not all. Especially in LA. Good luck on this round and congrats on the other.

Money is not the only measure of success.


You’ve surely heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, in which Abraham Maslow laid out a human’s needs from the physiological first, to safety, then love and belonging, on to esteem and finally self-actualization. You have arrived at the point where you can think about love, belonging, esteem and self-actualization. Email readers, continue here.]

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn


As Guy Kawasaki pointed out in our recent conversation , “…it is cheaper than ever to start a company. Basically, everything is free. Hard Knocks U.

Understanding How Dilution Affects You at a Startup

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This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. Dilution. Or as industry insiders call it, “taking a haircut.” million at a $7.5 million.

Steve Jobs RIP

Eric Greenspan

Rest in peace Steve Jobs. Eric Greenspan


Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch


We spoke with two of the founder of K5Launch, Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, to learn more about their efforts to start up its accelerator here.

LG Thrill 4G Review | 3D And A Whole Lot More

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HARDWARE. Sporting a 4.3-inch 800 x 480-pixel screen that can displaying both 2D and 3D content. SOFTWARE. Froyo) but there is an Android 2.3 CAMERA.

Everyone loves to leave a legacy.


                Be honest now.  And such stories do get around.  Once a month, I would maintain the ritual of going to the local gift shop and buying enough birthday cards to fit each employee or associate.  Such amazing accidental returns for such a small gesture.  The liquidity event and beyond

When Hiring Entrepreneurs, Ignore Their Resumes


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.

We Have Only Scratched the Surface of the True Value of Twitter. Here’s What You’re Missing

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I have written extensively about Twitter in the past. still find that many people don’t understand the basics. Call it “Strategic Twitter.”

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Web Start-Ups Hit Cash Crunch – As New Companies Proliferate, Financing Is Drying Up – WSJ 10-13-2011

Ask the Angels

Amid a glut of Web start-ups, some strains are starting to show. For most of this year, a start-up fever, fueled by Facebook and others, has gripped Silicon Valley. But as the number of tiny Web companies riding the frenzy has mushroomed, some in recent weeks have found it tough to procure new funding, investors and entrepreneurs say. ” Ms.

ReachLocal Strengthens Ties To Google


Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing firm which helps small and medium sized businesses place online ads, has strengthened its ties into Google AdWords today, saying it has been added to the Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner (PSP) Program. Google did not say how many partners have been added to the program. READ MORE>>.

Female Founders and CEOs | Dimple Thakkar of SYNHERGY

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The company based out of the Los Angeles area is very heavily focus towards showing support towards women. Their name even provides additional support.

Create stakeholder loyalty when times are good.


          There are several times when stakeholder loyalty is tested to the limit.  For employees, a late or missed payroll is the ultimate test of corporate loyalty, divorced even from an employee’s ability to make do without a paycheck.  This kind of loyalty is never created during the bad times when everyone is thinking only of protecting self. 

Startups Are A Remix


“Creativity is just connecting things. It seemed obvious to them after a while. Steve Jobs, Co-Founder Apple, NeXT Computing and Pixar.

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Why Aren’t There More Female Entrepreneurs?

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I’m often asked the question about why there aren’t more women who are entrepreneurs. ” [it's short, you should read it]. At 20.

Young Digital Entrepreneurs

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 -- Young Digital Entrepreneurs. USC Annenberg Innovation Lab. The USC Annenberg Innovation Lab welcomes a panel of tech-savvy innovators to discuss the digital market and social media and how they won success by engaging audiences. Our panelists come from several industries, including retail, tech, agency and social.


Local.com Launches New Product


Local.com did not detail the cost of the new product. READ MORE>>. local exact match advertising online

Google me, Tweet me, Facebook me: The Action of Tech Platforms

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‘ Facebook me,’ ‘ tweet it,’ ‘ Shazam that;’ in the world of tech, your name is not just a service or brand, it is your verb. Float?

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Share your success with those who got you there.


Some companies have good, formal stock option plans with properly priced options set to reward all in the event of a corporate sale.  found myself in such a situation upon a sale of my computer software company.  Each was surprised, pleased and effusive.  Upon reflection, I should have given each even more. . The liquidity event and beyond

Startups Should Avoid Dropping Trou


Note: This is Part I in the Startup Advantages series. Startups have few advantages. If you haven’t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for.

The Controversial First Role to Hire After Your “A Round”

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I’ve thought a lot about team construction of early stage companies. I was once asked on Quora what my idea startup team would be. Nothing else.

Bridge Financing

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 -- Bridge Financing. So your VC or Angel investors have given you a term sheet for your A round. Great! The investors are happy with the due diligence results so far, and negotiations are going well. Tremendous! The investors expect to close in four to six weeks! Excellent! You have to make payroll this Friday.

Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced


The Los Angeles winners of the Deloitte Fast 500 ranking of fastest growing companies was announced last night at an event at Santa Monica's Shutters on the Beach, with 26 companies recognized in the overall 2011 Technology Fast 500, and three "Technology Rising Stars" recognized in the Los Angeles area.

USC Startup Weekend | Complete Breakdown

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54 hours. 70+ students. business ideas. One weekend we will never forget. 42 pitches (that’s right 42 out of 65 students pitched!!) Lrning It.

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Opening The Cloud: Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems


I recently spoke with Marten Mickos, the former CEO of MySQL and current CEO of Eucalyptus Systems , the leader in private cloud platforms.

DoubleClick’s Guerilla Marketing Legacy


Note: This is the fourth installment of an ongoing Guerilla Marketing series. If you haven’t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for.