Tagged: startups


Build Slow Companies

The idea behind the Slow Company movement is that instead of trying to be the first or to get the most mindshare or market share of any company in your vertical, you try to make something that people genuinely find useful and are willing to pay for it. And instead of trying to woo celebrities […]

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We Didn’t Stop The Fire

Stop selling your stuff to corporate jerks. It never works. They always wreck what you’ve spent years making. Don’t go for the quick payoff. You can make money maintaining your content and serving your community. It won’t be a fat fistful of cash, but that’s okay. You can keep living, keep growing your community, and, […]

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All I want

I love this post by Andre Torrez. A rough recounting of what goals I wanted to achieve: Make money (duh) Like and respect the people I work with Really enjoy my day and feel like I got something done No pointless meetings Making something I’m proud of Another thing: getting enormously wealthy selling your company […]

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Want to be an entrepreneur? Drop out of college

Entrepreneurship works on the apprenticeship model. The best way to learn how to be an entrepreneur is to start a company, and seek the advice of a successful entrepreneur in the area in which you are interested. Or work at a startup for a few years to learn the ropes. A small number of people—maybe […]

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The Future Belongs To Geeks

Berlin is a super-special city – its history has made it into a mecca for creatives, the poor bohemia of the art and media world, but it’s still the capital of one of the world’s strongest economies. How can you not love this atmosphere? —The Future Belongs To Geeks

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Grab Your Fresh Web 2.0 App!

Two more sales of applications. First Google acquires Jaiku which makes me very happy to have stayed with Twitter, no need to put yet more data straight in The Google. Second Newsvine was nabbed by MSNBC.com, not the same kind of buyer as usual, this one validates the new types of news services and what […]

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Dopplr Receives Funding

Dopplr, the online social service for frequent world travellers, has secured early-stage financing from an international group of experienced Internet investors… The investors are Martin Varsavsky, Joichi Ito, Reid Hoffman and The Accelerator Group led by Saul Klein.—Dopplr Receives Funding

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Top 10 dotcoms to watch

Britain’s internet entrepreneurs are no longer languishing in the dot com doldrums, but have emerged revitalised and ready for another round. Bobbie Johnson surveys the scene and lists the top 10 British dotcoms to keep track of.—Top 10 dotcoms to watch

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Standout Jobs, Inc. Announces $1.5 Million Financing

Standout Jobs, Inc. (“Standout Jobs”), a new startup in the recruiting and online job market space, has announced CDN$1.5-million of seed and angel financing from leading Canadian venture fund Garage Technology Ventures Canada and Brudder Ventures, the angel investment firm of Canadian entrepreneur Austin Hill. The funds will be used to develop the product and […]

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Startup Search

Startup Search tracks Web startups, their products, key employees, investment firms, and investment partners. Startup Search also tracks the success of each product since it was first introduced to the world, using publicly available metrics pulled into a single page. It’s a research tool, a discovery engine, and a fact-filled directory of our little Web […]

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Starting Up

Things are moving in Montréal and so people start thinking about howtos and what it means to be a startup. Ben has ten super positives items to list while Evan, who’s been part of a few in the cauldron that is SF, offers up a completely different angle, mentioning “charismatic sociopath” founders. John at Montréal […]

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