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Start Your Company Where You Want To Live – Period


A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. I am writing this article while sitting on a rooftop deck, overlooking the ocean in Baja, Mexico.

How to Avoid a Common Product Mistake Many Teams Make

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve been involved with technology product design in one form or another for nearly 25 years and seen one mistake consistently repeated.

Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder


I did a presentation this week at Coloft that looked at how Non-Technical Founders can go about getting their MVP built. It had a passionate group of 50 people attending. I promised to do this post as a follow-up to the session to provide additional links and information.

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Blisters and Basketball – How to Boost Excellent Execution in Your Organization

Frank Addante

I admire John Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach. He spent the first day of practice each year teaching his team how to put its socks on properly. Wooden’s reasoning? If you can avoid blisters, you’ll focus more, play better, and boost your on-court performance.

Angels to the Rescue

Steve Reich

One of my favorite Dave Berkus quotes is: “Never, never, never run out of money.” ” But inevitably, it happens to some startups. What then? Your VCs and lenders will likely impose onerous terms, and your ownership will get badly diluted.

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Disrupt the Universe

Alon Schwartz

We just came back from our family retreat, which is part of Orit (my wife) school’s annual program ( NJCHS ). The entire high school, student, faculty, staff, as well as the families are grouped together for three and a half days at a wonderful Kibbutz like place ( Brandeis-Bardin Institute ).

Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

From the Venture Trenches

For the first three months of this year, I have had the pleasure of breathing the same air as the crew from Amplify , the Venice based accelerator. As a member of NextSpace I have witnessed Amplify in operation and it is a shop that definitely believes in good rewards stemming from hard work.

Frameworks Round 1


You are viewing the first round of web application framework benchmarks. We have since posted a second round and third round that each include community-contributed updates. Check out the new stand-alone framework benchmarks site if you are interested in the latest and most accurate data.

8 Fundraising Deal Breakers Inexperienced Entrepreneurs Routinely Create


A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Because of the rapid pace with which Venture Capitalists review investment opportunities, they must employ pattern matching techniques which include identifying common fundraising deal breakers.

How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email

Both Sides of the Table

We all get a lot of email. And we send off scores of them, too. For important emails we hope for replies or action. If you do the math on the number of inbound emails you get multiplied by the time it would take to read them all and respond to those that expect a reply you would be astounded.

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Initial Conversation with a CTO or Technical Advisor


Are you a non-technical startup founder who’s about to go have a conversation with a Chief Technical Officer (CTO) or Technical advisory type person? Maybe you are going for a reality check on your current situation - wondering if you have a Weak Development Team or a Startup Founder Developer Gap.

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Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital


A new study released earlier this month has ranked the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta metropolitan area, as well as the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos metropolitan area among the top ten markets for venture capital activity.

TZ Tech Crawl | Silicon Beach 2013

Tech Zulu Event

The TZ Tech Crawl is heading back to Santa Monica for the first time in 2013! For those of you who may have missed out you can checkout what Mediapost and D&B had to say about it: TZ Tech Crawl Takes Participants on a Tour of Silicon Beach. 2012 TechZulu Tech Crawl – Technically Awesome.

Better Business Bureau vs. the Mafia

Eric Greenspan

The Better Business Bureau was created by and for business. It’s not a government agency. It once had a true purpose and provided protection to consumers. Today, in my opinion, it’s a business that makes its living off of coercing other businesses to become a member.

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Moving Out – and Up

Frank Addante

We moved into our new headquarters in June. We left our old space and are now located on the tech campus over in Playa Vista (neighboring companies like Facebook and Google).

Project cash flow – not just profit – during start-up.


Cash is everything to a new business. How many times do we have to say this? The days of being able to trust that there will be an investor or lender on the other end of a call or email whenever needed ended with the 2000 and 2008 bursts of those respective bubbles.

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Frameworks Round 2


Last week, we posted the results of benchmarking several web application development and frameworks. The response was tremendous. We received comments, recommendations, advice, criticism, questions, and most importantly pull requests from dozens of readers and developers.

Everything about Java 8


The following post is a comprehensive summary of the developer-facing changes coming in Java 8. This next iteration of the JDK is currently scheduled for general availability in September 2013. At the time of this writing, Java 8 development is still very much in progress. Language features and APIs may still change. I'll do my best to keep this document up to date.

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Framework Benchmarks Round 7


Happy Halloween fans of web development frameworks! After a several-month hiatus, Round 7 of our project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms is available! Round 7 includes many new framework test implementations contributed by the community.

Why Entrepreneurs Hate (Most) MBAs


A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Someone on Quora recently asked me to answer the following question: Why Do Digital Entrepreneurs Hate MBAs? As I stated in my Quora answer, "hate" is the wrong word.

How Open Should a Startup CEO be with Staff?

Both Sides of the Table

CEO transparency. It almost sounds uncontroversial. A CEO should tell her staff everything! Right? Right?!? Of course not. It’s a hard topic to write about because it’s almost an accepted norm that total transparency is good. It is not.

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Investors, MVPs and Evidence of Traction


Yesterday, I was talking to a startup founder about their MVP and they said something that finally got me to write this post: "I have a few investors interested but they want to see a product."

How YP.com Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale


One of the largest concentrations of technical talent in Los Angeles is in Glendale, at YP (www.yp.com) -- staffed with a surprising number of Los Angeles startup vets. How did what was a staid publisher of phone books become a hotbed of online talent?

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

Tech Zulu Event

Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday. Today’s startup innovators come from about six hours south of Silicon Valley. If that’s news to you, here are eleven of Los Angles’ best and brightest. Get to know them now before they become household names. Venture Capital: Upfront Ventures.

8th Talk at USC Marshall School: How My Failure at Make It Work can Benefit Geek Squad and Best Buy

Eric Greenspan

As I began prepping for my talk at USC Marshall School of Business about the recent failure of my 12 year old company Make It Work, I cannot deny many memories were dug up. I had suppressed much of what happened prior to and after that day, June 25, 2012.

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Automated Advertising Next Generation of CRM?

Frank Addante

Is Automated Advertising the next-generation Customer Relationship Management (CRM)? I often describe the similarities between what the automated advertising industry is doing and how CRM developed. Let’s start with the first form of CRM.

Frameworks Round 4


We’ve posted Round 4 of our ongoing project measuring the performance of many web application frameworks and platforms. As with previous rounds, the developer community has contributed several additional frameworks for Round 4, bringing the total to 57!