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Why You Shouldn’t Launch Your Startup at a Major Tech Event

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I’m not advocating that you shouldn’t present at tech startup events like Launch, TechCrunch 50, DEMO or similar. These are tech launch events designed to see new startups unveiled. Be very targeted in which events you attend. Do the leg work before the event.

Interview with David Sacks, Geni and Yammer


Our interview this morning is with David Sacks, CEO of, an online family tree and social networking site, as well as Yammer, the instant messaging startup spun out of at TechCrunch50. Now, let's talk about Yammer. How did Yammer come about?

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Cross Campus Plans Expansion Into Pasadena


Cross Campus said the new location is owned by Rising Realty Partners (RRP) and technology entrepreneur David Sacks, who was the CEO of Yammer and was the COO of PayPal.

Social Networking and Business Value


Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. David Schwartz, Vice President, Corporate Development of Yammer David Schwartz is the Vice President, Corporate Development, at Yammer Inc., He has performed this role since the company’s inception after Yammer was spun-out of Geni Inc. (a

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009


Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. But, in running it now for the second half of January, the keyword that popped to the top was: Layoffs And this is definitely a sign of the times.

Negative Customer Acquisition Costs - Creative Startup Marketing Ideas - Eric David Greenspan


A typical day starts with email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yammer checks/updates. I have a few meetings with the team, perhaps about the website design, radio show structure, an event we are working on, a sponsorship (perhaps the uniforms for our youth basketball team). I might also be found working on a presentation for an event or speaking engagement. Poogling events/webinar, radio show expansion and social media relationships and events.

Twiistup 6 Highlights

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After this was my panel (co-hosted by Christian Gammill who had to leave mid-way to race off to Hawaii to get engaged and by Tony Adam), with Mike Jones (COO of MySpace), David Sacks (founder of Geni and Yammer) and Jamie Montgomery (CEO of tech investment bank Montgomery & Co).

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 3

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So it is not uncommon for somebody to be skint when a big event such as a “ hen party &# is coming up and just need 200 quid for 2 weeks. And I know that great startups like Yammer are doing well. OK, it’s official!