One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

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” I have long thought about and written about the personal toll that being an entrepreneur places on your life. These were amongst some of the most read blog posts I have written, which shows me that the stress, pressures and loneliness of being and entrepreneur resonates.

The Entrepreneur Thesis

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I call it the entrepreneur thesis. I’m not talk about the age old debate amongst investors whether you back entrepreneurs, markets or products (or as people like to hedge – product / market fit). It’s entrepreneurs I back. It’s what I call the “entrepreneur thesis.”

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Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map. Tech startup accelerators dot the landscape, feeding investments into the waiting arms of the nation’s most intelligent and driven entrepreneurs. Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map".

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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where entrepreneurs share their stories. 63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. Free Corporations For First-Time Entrepreneurs. Right now they’re setting up 500 free corporations for first time entrepreneurs.

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

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Hire Entrepreneurs! I also have a wide network of entrepreneurs that I advise on a regular basis.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Welcome to FounderBlog!

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. By Frank Addante The purpose of this blog is to share experiences, advice and philosophies with other entrepreneurs, my team, the companies I advise and the curious.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Tear Down Your Firewalls

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. They are afraid of their competition finding out about the idea, a bigger company trying to steal it or some other entrepreneur doing it first.


Frank Addantes FounderBlog: We're Not Saving Lives.

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. If I had a 95% success rate in starting companies, launching products and selling, I would be, by far, the most successful entrepreneur ever to live.


Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Inventing Stuff, Obviously Impossible?

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Hire Entrepreneurs!

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

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. So, I did what any other opportunistic entrepreneur does when they want to quickly build a company to capitalize on an opportunity.

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

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Many entrepreneurs start multiple companies and many people who go to work at a startup (becoming entrepreneurs themselves) go on to work for multiple startups in their careers.

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

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. “Transition from CEO&# Entrepreneurs need to ask themselves how they can best serve the company to move it forward. Additionally, entrepreneurs get tired.

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

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. We didn’t hire resumes and experience, we hired smart, good people who wanted to be entrepreneurs.

The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

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TechCrunch Europe ran an article in November of last year that European startups need to work as hard as those in Silicon Valley and I echoed the sentiment in my post about the need for entrepreneurs to be maniacal about their businesses if one wants to work in the hyper competitive tech world.

How Liferay Grew To More Than $100M After Starting In A Church Basement


The people who started with us in 2005 and 2006 are still with us, and there is a lot of longevity in the company, and familiarity and teamwork that comes from working together for so long that you don't find at other companies. bootstrapped bootstrapping entrepreneur startup interview liferay cheung bryan

Shutup And Sell: Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Discuss Religion, Politics Or Sex(ual Orientation)


Entrepreneurs with a high-profile role in their organization cannot credibly claim they were speaking "personally" when they make a divisive public comment. Their follow-up album, released in 2006, won five Grammy Awards and eventual sold a respectable 2.3

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Interview with Sean Broihier, Fine Art America


building Fine Art America in 2006 as a part time project, and launched the web site in 2007. In 2006, the whole concept was new and novel, and I converted by engineering site to an art site. sean broihier fine america startup interview entrepreneur photography printing framing

When Does Venture Debt Make Sense For Your Startup? - The Other Green Money


As Fred points out, many entrepreneurs hear the word “debt” and promptly run the other direction. During the summer of 2006, I joined RedMojo as an Advisor. Some investors erroneously believe that the relationship between an investor and an entrepreneur is akin to a marriage.

Interview: Thorsten von Eicken of RightScale


In the summer of 2006 over a cup of Peet’s Coffee, you told me about this new thing called “cloud computing” and that you were trying to come up with a creative way to incorporate it into the curriculum of your upcoming UCSB Computer Science class. Entrepreneur Interview The Fringe

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Fulgent Genetics Files For IPO


Hsieh is a serial entrepreneur and billionaire, who founded and sold Cogent Systems to 3M. Hsieh gave $35M to the University of Southern California in 2006, which renamed its Electrical Engineering Department as the USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering. Temple City-based Fulgent Genetics , based in the San Gabriel Valley, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is seeking to raised $50M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market as FLGT.

Map of VC Investments


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0


Interview with Clark Benson, Ranker


Clark Benson: I'm a serial entrepreneur, and have had one prior Internet exit. I sold that company, eCRUSH, which operated, to Hearst at the end of 2006. entrepreneur interview sourcing crowd crowdsource lists ranking startup ranker benson clark

Why You Should Put Yourself Out There and Try New Products

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In 2006 I started using Facebook and most of my friends & colleagues thought I was strange. I had blogged when I was an entrepreneur. They thought it was like MySpace and why did I need a MySpace page?

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

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In 2006 when I was a budding entrepreneur building my second startup I ran into a young (ish) enthusiastic founder of an electronic signature company called EchoSign. I know it will be hard for you to believe in 2015 but in 2006 Palo Alto (where I lived) was kind of dead.

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Mr. Chow for 6 Please

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Back in 2006, my company was awarded Services Company of the Year by the Technology Council of Southern California. Entrepreneuring Food, Cooking, Eating We wanted to celebrate.

6 Tips for Building Relationships with Journalists

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Robert Scoble interviewed me in 2006 about my startup, Koral. Tags: Entrepreneur Advice Sales & Marketing Advice Social Media Start-up Advice Startup Advice File this under both Startup Adivce and Sales & Marketing Advice.

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Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced


The highest ranking firms on the overall Technology Fast 500 from the area were Santa Barbara-based FastSpring , a developer of software e-commerce tools headed by Dan Engel , which was ranked at number 13 nationally with 17,468% revenue growth from 2006 to 2010. The next highest ranked firm was Marina Del Rey-based TeleSign , the security and authentication provider headed by serial entrepreneur Steve Jillings , which was ranked number 15 nationally at 15,558% revenue growth.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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Brock Pierce is a 10x entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency. Extensive experience as an executive, entrepreneur and as an investor. TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2014 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan.

As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

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After all, I am no stranger to the publicly expressing the frustrations of dealing with the downside of this industry as I wrote about in 2006 when I was an entrepreneur. The best VCs don’t try to help entrepreneurs. Get to the entrepreneurs earlier next time.

Interview with Robert Flynn, Aggregage


We successfully built up that firm, and in late 2006 we sold it to Tandberg Television. robert flynn aggregage startup entrepreneur clicker tony karrer interview content publishing aggregation searchIn the quest to own the world of Internet content, there has been a huge amount of focus given to the world of consumer Internet content. However, one area has mostly been ignored, which is vertically focus, business-to-business information.

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Time is the Enemy of All Deals

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A reminder that it is important for all entrepreneurs is to remember to be careful about “deal drift.” When decided to buy my company in December 2006 I dropped everything and focused religiously on closure.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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Founder Collective – If you were an early-stage startup and wanted to be funded by entrepreneurs who had walked in your shoes before, you wouldn’t have to stretch the imagination far to think of what “Founder Collective” is meant to stand for.

Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

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And for some strange reason entrepreneurs didn’t share this information. I’ve started from day one trying to build total transparency into my process with entrepreneurs. This starts with understanding how VCs and entrepreneurs often see valuation differently.