Why Has Seed Investing Declined? And What Does this Mean for the Future?

Both Sides of the Table

Between 1999–2005 the costs went down by 90% and between 2005–2010 they went down a further 90%. million and my A Round in 2005 was only $500,000 (and that’s all I ever raised).

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ElephantDrive Targets Xdrive Users


Xdrive itself was actually a Southern California startup, and was acquired by AOL in 2005. ElephantDrive is venture backed by Intel, and uses Amazon's S3 storage service as its back end data store. Los Angeles-based ElephantDrive is targeting users of AOL's Xdrive service, the online data storage service that AOL said it is closing in January.

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

Both Sides of the Table

When I started my second company in 2005 we decided to do everything differently. I used to recommend that companies only keep their non-core data on S3, I now recommend it whole-heartedly even for mission-critical applications.

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Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

Both Sides of the Table

They started by offering cloud storage (S3) on a super cheap, pay-as-you consume basis. Every startup I knew in 2005 (when I started my second company) was using this.

REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming [Live]

Tech Zulu Event

From 1997 through 2005, Robin was a marketing executive and general manager at PepsiCo. Tonight starting at 7:00pm PST we will be streaming and bringing you all the action live from Cross Campus in Santa Monica. Make sure to tune in! TechZulu & Gadget Review present REACH.

INNOVATION - A Scientist's Perspective

AeA Los Angeles Council

My colleague at National Defense University, Dr. Tim Coffey, head of the Naval Research Laboratory for many years, called these two parts of discovery the "prospecting" and "mining" phases in a 2005 paper ( [link] ), where prospecting is largely the responsibility of the government and mining that of industry. Related to this, one of my personal initiatives at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) is called Social Software for Security, or S3.