2011

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Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups

SoCal CTO

I was asked by a reader how much equity he should give out to early employees and to service providers in a very early stage startup. million. Not bad.

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Ten Startup Tips From Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos

InfoChachkie

In August 2004, FastCompany published an article titled, Inside The Mind Of Jeff Bezos , written by Alan Deutschman. Be Stubborn And Flexible. “We

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Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?

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There are certain topics that even some of the best journalists can’t fully grok. One of them is profitability. Internet scale. Operating Costs.

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Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd

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Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd (www.lifecrowd.com) unveiled its service to help connect people with real life activities. READ MORE>>.

Digital LA: Digital Comics Panel With The Punisher Himself (Thomas Jane)

Tech Zulu Event

TechZulu and Digital LA have a real treat for all you comic fans out there! Scheduled Speakers. AGENDA. 7 -8p: Check-in and Networking.

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CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

SoCal CTO

He agreed to make this data public which is awesome. Todd is a go to resource for people looking for talent in startups. Here are a few slices of it.

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Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

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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Getting Started with a Two-Sided Market Business

SoCal CTO

This comes up a lot and if you are thinking about one of these kinds of startups, definitely take a look at Matching Algorithm. How long? Who pays?

Branchout an Example of Viral Spread Opportunity for Startups

SoCal CTO

The purpose of Branchout is helping people to network their way to jobs. But that's not the focus of this post. That's impressive growth!

Ten Startup Tips From Steve Jobs

InfoChachkie

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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The Amazing Power of Deflationary Economics for Startups

Both Sides of the Table

I’m often asked by people what investment areas interest me. And it’s something I think you ought to consider when building your Internet businesses.

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LA Ranks As Top Tech Town, Says Scientific American

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READ MORE>>. technology angeles access cities

Why Facebook OpenGraph Will Work and Why To Hate It

Tech Zulu Event

I openly can’t stand OpenGraph. It’s the one feature that stuck with me the most from the F8 conference this past September. It’s Powerful.

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The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

Jason Nazar

I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies. That’s typically not the case in Los Angeles. link]. link].

Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

SoCal CTO

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. Generally I can provide quite a bit of help in that brief time.

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Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

SoCal CTO

He agreed to make this data public which is awesome. Todd is a go to resource for people looking for talent in startups. Here are a few slices of it.

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How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

SoCal CTO

This post is admittedly the outcome of a conversation with a few people over some beers. So, please take this in the spirit intended. Is it big data?

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32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

Almost every day I'm talking to early stage startup founders (see Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions ) about what they plan to do. Partners? Comps?

Eleven Startup Tips From Richard Branson

InfoChachkie

Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

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Why You Need to Take 50 Coffee Meetings

Both Sides of the Table

50 coffee meetings. It should stick in your head as a metaphor for networking. For getting outside of your comfort zone. 5 / week = 250 / year. JFDI.

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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Quick Practical, Tactical Tips for Presentations

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A tale of two pitches (I eventually invested in the first company that pitched). You’ll hold their attention much better. Are they offended?&#

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Social Rewards Gets Seeded

socalTECH

Kelly Perdew, CEO of FastPoint Games, also lists himself as a new investor in the company. Social Rewards was founded by Joseph Morin and Mike Uesugi.

Female Founders and CEOs | Cameron Rasouli of CoLoft

Tech Zulu Event

I’ve had the honor of knowing Cameron for quite sometime now and she’s a wonderful person. Now I’ll let the interview take it from here. Cam : No.

Interview with Michael Arrington – Startups Uncensored #23

Jason Nazar

Our next Startups Uncensored event is going to be very special. I’ll be doing a one-on-one interview with Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch and the new CrunchFund. Michael is an incredible serial entrepreneur who, in 2008, was listed as one of Time Magazine ‘s most influential people. Announcements Startups Uncensored

Never Ask a Busy Person to Lunch. Here’s Why:

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I know with a title like that I’m going to subject myself to people thinking I’m just being a grumpy, exclusive VC. They had never met.

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

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Fred Wilson recently posted a great video on his blog with the CEO of Forrester Research, George Colony. The money slide is the graphic below.

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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.

Registration Form Design with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Authentication

SoCal CTO

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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10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn

InfoChachkie

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.

Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

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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When Hiring Entrepreneurs, Ignore Their Resumes

InfoChachkie

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.

Whom Should You Hire at a Startup? (Attitude Over Aptitude)

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This post originally ran on TechCrunch. Startups. We know the mantra: Team matters. Is this philosophy exaggerated? Overrated? Cliché? Of course not.

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Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

socalTECH

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.