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WOW. this might be more fun than in real life - cuz it aint that fun being a startup ceo :)
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Too lazy to start a real startup? Play “Hipster CEO” instead
Congrats Nick and team! Looking forward to speaking together on the same panel next Thur and growing our space together in both b2b and b2c worlds!
1 month ago on Gainsight raises $20M to prove that new sales are great, but keeping current customers happy is better
Congrats George & team!
1 month, 1 week ago on Start a Movement: Roozt introduces personalized cause-based commerce, invites consumers to give back
The new video is HILARIOUS. good job guys
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 500 Startups: New batch, new map, new song
Great in-depth coverage. Freshplum is def doing something interesting here.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Freshplum pulls back its online promotions management kimono, reveals meaningful performance lift
Did you say whiskey? awesome & congrats!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Finally: Announcing Southland, PandoDaily’s new three-day tech conference
Well-researched, thoughtful and practical coverage - I esp love the balance between art & science - something that many of us can relate to when trying to build a technology that's so stats / data drive (try to leave 'big data' out of that one). Thx Sarah!
2 months ago on Somehow Quora actually made quality scale. But can it still make us smarter on a smaller screen?
This is a great writeup. Reading it again several months later, I still uncovered new learning. Good work Sarah
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Nice pants: Bonobos raises $30m off of strong growth and Nordstrom deal
Great post and comparison to Geoffery Moore's book.
3 months, 1 week ago on The four stages of life every successful startup must go through
Very interesting story about Hot or Not - I also shared my version of 'pivots' recently - hope this might be useful learning for some readers out there as well: http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/15/the-art-of-the-pivot-how-to-cut-your-losses-and-move-on/#comment-1004713186
3 months, 3 weeks ago on A serial pivot to success story
very accurate and great read.
4 months ago on Why startup culture is such a fragile and precious thing
Very thoughtfully stated and agreed.
4 months ago on Let’s kill the demo day and replace it with a one-year reunion
Congrats to Chad and team!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Panjo gets $1.6M to tap into the buying power of enthusiast communities
4 months, 3 weeks ago on On why the biggest tech companies are built in Silicon Valley
Awesome development from one of the most technical companies in our community. Congrats Gil, Eva & team!
5 months ago on Factual turns location into insight with two new audience analytics and geotargeting products
This is a great write-up Veeral and your points on the vertical play is absolutely spot on. I'd like to add that another technology company that is dedicated to retailers AND local to J. Hilburn is Retention Science http://www.retentionscience.com - we recently met with your wonderful marketing team and is excited to see your growth in the near future! We believe that once you build your brand, being able to intelligently re-engage and manage your existing customers is crucial - esp. at a time that customer acquisition can be so costly.
Here's more info on a previous coverage by PandoDaily: http://pandodaily.com/2013/02/05/meet-retention-score-the-new-metric-that-predicts-your-customer-churn/
5 months ago on Want to give customers what they really want? Go vertical
This is a great initiative and Retention Science is excited to be a part of it!
5 months, 4 weeks ago on TechLA: A startup internship program aimed at the exodus of LA’s engineering graduates
@wooyi Mad respect to you!
6 months ago on What if things don’t work out for you?
@jmpreston I love the wife idea. You must be an idea man :-D
This is a really thoughtful post that reinforces all of us to assess our personal circumstances to see if we can really drop everything to build a company. Certainly, as we get older, between 30-35, many more responsibilities come to picture that makes it difficult to commit to the hardship of entrepreneurship. I recently saw a tweet from an entrepreneur that I really respect, says, "startup, health, family - you can only pick 2 out of 3" - while it might or might not be true depending on the person, the reality is that most building a company takes a long time (unless you are the 0.00001% that gets very lucky) and a lot of hard work, so it's critical for all of us to realistically assess if we can do this, AND ... what if it doesn't work out? What the heck am I going to do? (My answer is: I'm going to come up another idea, and try again) ;)
Thanks Francisco for another thoughts-provocative share