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@EliasBizannes Not misleading at all. They call it an accelerator themselves, and I discussed the evolution of accelerators to "no equity" models pretty thoroughly in the story.
2 months ago on Meet the secret accelerator that many of New York’s best startups have gone through
@Thomas Krafft right on!
3 months, 1 week ago on New York’s hackathon superhero sells his hackathon hack to Intel
@dberkholz It shows those adopting Hacker League. But given there aren't really any other platforms like this I'd say it's a decent proxy. Here's more context for the chart: http://theycallmeswift.com/2013/10/25/dont-throw-that-hackathon/
@Thomas Krafft There's co-founder dating for that! I'm not sure what a non-technical person would do during a hackathon while everyone else is hacking away...
@jonathanjaeger Yep - I wish I'd discussed Seamless'Grubhub now, because it may be a sign of things to come.
3 months, 1 week ago on Software eats dinner: Why VCs are pouring cash into food startups
@pmmathieson @ThePostalnator thanks for that pmmathieson! Yes The fine people at Rosenheim update their chart each month and I've added a link in the text. Not aware of one for the fitness world but if you find one, send it my way. That category is getting crowded too!
@rolandwoonio The source was Fab saying so at a press conference I attended in April. I don't know the breakdown of stock and cash in the deal.
3 months, 1 week ago on The Samwer brothers may have the last laugh on Fab after all
@JDisotell Since I responded to this over email and on Twitter, I'll also post it here as well: I reached Poolsidepreneurs at around 11am ET yesterday, through the contact form on the site, then waited eight hours before running the story.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Poolsidepreneurs, where the cult of entrepreneurship goes to drown
@ebellity the good news is there are plenty of grassroots skillshares (many of which are free) where community members teach classes, like Brooklyn Skillshare: http://brooklynskillshare.org/
4 months ago on Skillshare has spent the last year quietly transforming itself. It’s working
@JayDengVC instagram has 150m users! there are not that many hipsters in the world, it has clearly moved beyond that!
4 months, 1 week ago on Surprise! Instagram users hate the new ads
@thomtownsend didn't get into that on the panel but I think that comment was about how PoP got its start
4 months, 2 weeks ago on “Kindness alone won’t solve the world’s problems,” and other lessons in buzz-building
@Bankole certainly not -- this is just one company's decision but plenty of others are doing it well. of a kind, thrillist / jackthreads and birchbox come to mind in NYC
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Refinery29 ditches commerce, raising $20 million to double down on content
@Joe Mellin @earbits yes great call! i actually wrote about that phenomenon too--->> http://pandodaily.com/2013/09/23/naval-ravikants-advice-for-getting-your-startup-featured-on-angellist/
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Steve Blank explains why accelerators should mimic “Moneyball”
@Inn eBay is having a table at a flea market. a shopify shop is having your own freestanding brick and mortar store.
5 months ago on From postman to profit: A one-man startup goes the alternative route
@bowerbird1 sick burn, bro
5 months, 2 weeks ago on When a Kickstarter flop isn’t actually a flop
@sryanmeyer I tried to get that access in the last graph but good point - will try to make that clearer!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on General solicitation starts Monday. Demo day organizers, startups, and other general solicitors get ready
@WesleyBarnett It's for businesses, Kickstarter is for projects. There is a "food" category on Kickstarter that some Small Knots projects could (maybe) list themselves on, but Small Knots also gives money regardless of whether a project meets its goal. It's more of a charity almost if that helps and the emphasis is on local.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Not all ideas make billion-dollar companies. Here’s how SmallKnot handled that reality
@neoganda It's not pedantic to point out that even the ad industry hates banner ads and CTRs. It's their favorite thing to complain about.
I did not know that about the first banner ad's high CTR though! I love that. It shows how important it is for advertisers to move fast to new formats and innovations. I'm sure native ads are already showing a diminishing return.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Friendly reminder: We’ve hated banner ads since the beginning of banner ads
@Stueymon What Hamish said. It's been widely reported that the version of the Tony Stark character in the current movie series is based on Musk, which is what I wrote.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Yes, “personal branding” is an important thing to do
@MP30 no affiliation -- seems they were highlighting the profile I did yesterday with a link but it looks like the logo showed up in the wrong spot on the page.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on What do failed startups have in common?