Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

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I remember going to an Under the Radar conference in 2006 in the heat of the Web 2.0 This is part of my ongoing series of posts and I need to file this one under both Raising Venture Capital and Startup Advice. craze. There were tons of young entrepreneurs showing their latest Web 2.0 wares.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Just Say What it Is

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2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ▼ December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ▼ December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 2 Ears and 1 Mouth: There's a Reason

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: I'm 30, now will you take me seriously?

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: We're Not Saving Lives.

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Venture Capital - What's the rush?

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Hire Entrepreneurs!

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Inventing Stuff, Obviously Impossible?

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Move Fast. Be Agile. Stay Focused.

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: The Kool-Aid Test: “Why do I need anything? Why do I need yours? Why do I need it now?"

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: "Keep it Simple" - My Golden Rule

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 4.0 – Wireless is the next big thing – hurry!

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Welcome to FounderBlog!

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 2.0: The Internet is Coming! How will we make money?

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 1.0: “The Bug Bite” - The Internet Needs a Card Catalogue (I guess that’s a search engine)

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 5.0 – I’m just going to chill out for a bit… (OK, for a month…)

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 3.0: Internet advertising is good. No, it’s bad. Oh wait… it IS good!

Frank Addante

2009 (3) ► May (1) A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters ► April (1) "Pay it Forward" Event for Students & Aspiring Ent. ▼ 2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

Layoffs Take Big Toll In California In 2009

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The latest number released from the United States Department of Labor finds that 2009 was an ugly year for Californians, as measured by the number of mass layoffs and jobs lost. Tags: layoffs jobs 2009 labor statistics employment employee economy

Got 2020 Clear Vision?

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For example, I flew out to Holland in 2006 to hang out with him when he was on tour and we were walking down the street in Amsterdam checking out the town and I candidly asked him, “so what’s it like being famous?&# Early 2009 I stopped drinking alcohol and putting damaging substances into my body and this has been given me remarking clarity and performance benefits. Folks over estimate what they can do in a year and under estimate what they can do in ten.

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Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)

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We launched out second company, Koral, at DEMO in 2006. This is part of my ongoing series “Start-up Lessons”.

5 Tips to Becoming a More Customer Centric Organization

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This was 2006 and we were now working on our second company. Turn Your Organization Inside Out. This is part of my ongoing posts on Startup Advice. The world has changed much since I started my first company in 1999. As organizations we have become more open and I believe this is great for businesses and their customers. In the first 4 years of running BuildOnline we were an “Outside In&# organization.

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

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The company did well in 2006 as we delivered a phenomenal product that got much industry acclaim at conferences and with initial customers. This is part of my ongoing series “ Start Up Advice &# but I’d really like to call this post, “VC Advice.&#. If a company has reached a level of success, has been around for a few years and you believe the company has potential to break out into a much bigger company then you should let the founders take money off of the table.

2009 Coming To A Close, 2010 Just Around The Corner!

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Justin.tv - Founded in October 2006, Justin.tv As 2010 approaches, a whole new year of exciting start-ups, tech news, gadgets, and much more is ahead.

Map of VC Investments

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. Mobile Internet Apple Facebook ► 2009 (32) ► December (3) Startup Software Developers Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Be.

Attorney and Startup Business Advisor – Aaron Shechet

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I then went to Pepperdine University School of Law and graduated in 2006 with a Certificate from the Geoffrey H. I recently got together with Aaron Shechet and an early stage startup to discuss the direction the company might want to take.

Broadcom To Pay $160.5M to Settle Class Action Lawsuit

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The class action suit was filed by investors who bought or acquired shares of Broadcom between July 21, 2005 and July 13, 2006. District Court for the Central District of California, and will result in a one-time charge in its 2009 fourth quarter results.

First Round Funding Terms and Founder Vesting

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2006 was the last time I went out to raise venture capital. This is part of my ongoing series “ Pitching a VC “ There’s a great meme developing this morning on the need to simplify funding terms and documents.

Retro: My Favorite Blog Post on Raising VC

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On December 2nd, 2006 I wrote the blog post published later in this post when I was CEO of startup Koral about my experiences in pitching VCs. The Original Post (after the jump): Venture Capital, By Mark Suster (December 2nd, 2006). After my company was acquired by Salesforce.com I was asked to stop blogging and they took over my blog as an asset in the sale of the company. My blog was wiped out.

D2 Technologies Promotes Execs, Creates Business Units

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Makisima has been at D2 since 2006, serving as VP of Marketing and Sales, and also has been at Intoto, Hifn, ParkerVision, Nortel Networks, Bay Networks, AMD, Auspex and Adaptec.

THQ Prevails In Spat With JAKKS Pacific

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The two firm had disagreed on a rate since July 1st, 2006, and have been battling in court over a number of aspects of their joint licensing of WWE video games rights.

Rustic Canyon Boosts InSync

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Both had invested in InSync in 2006. Santa Monica-based venture firm Rustic Canyon , along with Intel Capital, has put more into Silicon Valley-based InSync Software , a developer of software for the RFID and supply chain tracking business. According to InSync, it has raised $4.7M in a Series B funding from the two investors.

MakeItWork: First Profitable Quarter, Ramping

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According to CEO Eric David Greenspan , the firm has just turned its first profitable quarter, in Q4, and increased its bank balance for the first time since it received funding from the Tech Coast Angels in 2006. Tough times?