Discussions about startups must begin with, “The Idea!” After all, that’s where it all starts, right? Ironically, it seems that the original idea is often the first thing to be discarded in start-ups. What gets startups to success always seems to be the incredible people who gather together. Then the most important step happens… The […]
Local lead generation and social networks have begun attracting the eyes of prominent venture capital firms. ReachLocal and Outside.in raise over $60 Million in separate efforts. ReachLocal, who is addressing opportunities for online media to dip into a $97 billion offline local advertising market, attracts $55 million from Rho Ventures and Galleon Crossover Fund. Outside.in, a Brooklyn, NY […]
In case you missed it, Mint won the TechCrunch40 Top Tech Company Award. Mint is a new simple way for you to manage your money online. At first glance, it seems to be a more intuitive and user-friendly personal accounting replacement for Intuit’s Quicken. However, as you begin using Mint you begin to note how […]
While the media and the market is focused on mortgage meltdowns, downgrading online Ad companies, and maybe even pitch-forking a few lead generation companies a few smart people (notice, I added myself–hey, it is my blog there must be a bit of ego in me) are thinking about building a better lead generation mouse trap: […]
It is stuff like this–“A Feed Subscription Marketing Ecosystem”–that makes me love this guy. He tries things that makes him understand the market that he is involved in better. He is an entrepreneurial VC. It has to make him a better investor and certainly a better “partner” if you are in his portfolio. Great stuff!
Having the market help define the topic and simulataneously pre-market a new book. This is a brillant idea. It will be interesting to see the results. Go leave an idea.
The Web 2.0 rhetoric is enjoyable to watch and the Web itself makes a perfect voyeuristic petri dish for the show. So, someone (obviously O’Reilly and he has the trademark to prove it) coins the unifying theory of the “new” Web business models, the antidote to the down cycle of the dot.com bust, the panacea […]