Category Archives: Venture Capital

When Hyperbole Bites Back

Well, that didn’t take very long. We were perplexed with the needless hyperbole of Dell’s CFO Brian Gladden when he commented last week that Dell was “kicking out” Blackberry in favor of Dell’s own Venue Pro smartphone running Windows Phone … Continue reading

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Knowing Your Customer

Last week we attended an event where aspiring entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a group of mentors.  The aspiring entrepreneurs would then take the information from the one on one conversations they had with the mentors, refine their plans, … Continue reading

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Changing the World and Being a Leader

Goethe said; “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.” Robert Kennedy said: “Some men see things as they are and say why.  I dream things that never were and say why not.” Last June, we organized a series … Continue reading

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Global View of Social Media

What’s the lesson for a startup? Did any competitors exist before these applications showed up? How would a traditional angel/VC compute total available market for any of these applications? Bottom Line: Be different, not better. Twitter this post By Richard … Continue reading

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Leo Who? Lessons for a Startup Gleaned by Watching Industry Titans

HP announced last week that its new CEO will be Leo Apotheker, a 20 year veteran of enterprise software company, SAP.  Almost immediately, the chorus began – Leo Who?!!? For those of us who have been involved in enterprise software, … Continue reading

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It’s the Software, Stupid. Be Different, Not Better

We’ve been following the wireless data, handset, and carrier market for many years.  Research In Motion reported quarterly results last Thursday evening, and announced that they have shipped 12.1 million Blackberry devices into their channel, but added 4.5 million new … Continue reading

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Super Angel Investments Are About Data Collection and Learning

If you want to call yourself a Super Angel, then the entry fee will be $20K per investment, and you will need to do at least one investment per month – or one per week, if you can handle it. … Continue reading

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