We’re honored to be listed among these movers-and-shakers. Nice to see appreciation for the hard work – much of it volunteer or nearly volunteer! – that so many people put into growing and maturing the OKC startup scene: 10 Top Players in Oklahoma City’s Startup Scene. How can you
Check out this post from Paul Graham at YCombinator about the difference between a schedule this is optimal for bosses versus optimal for people who make stuff: http://www.paulgraham.com/makersschedule.html I struggle with this sometimes, because I’m required to be the boss, but I like to make
Blog Roundup: The best I’ve heard… Clean up that hairball before you try to sell it to somebody else!
Excellent post on some of the pitfalls that entrepreneurs run into when raising funds for their startup after their A Round of investment: Want to Raise Venture Capital More Easily? Clean Up Your Own Shite First (He’s got a gross photo to kick off his
TechCrunch Blog Post: Ten-Year Venture Capital Returns Continue To Slide (Source: Cambridge Associates LLC via TechCrunch; The crude annotations are mine.) Ouch. There are lots of problems with this 8.4% 10-year rolling average return for venture capitalists in the US. The big one, of course,
5 Reasons your customers don’t listen to you | The Invisible Marketing Blog These are all right on target. I always read this stuff and think, “Geez, I need to edit my websites…” That’s a definite sign of a useful post.
Stealth Startups, Get Over Yourselves: Nobody Cares About Your Secrets
Great post from David Carr about the future of traditional print media – newspapers, magazine, books
Great post about the changes in print media by David Carr, media commentator for the NY Times: The Media Equation – For Media, a Sunset Is Followed Quickly by a Sunrise – NYTimes.com
The short story is that a prominent start up financial services firm allegedly faked their audits and raised about $90MM in funding from VC firms over a couple of years: Canopy Financial Accused Of Serious Financial Fraud, Investors Burned Canopy Financial Turns Into Sad, Comical
If you’re an entrepreneur like me, this is the kind of innovation you want to help commercialize: ‘Fish technology’ draws renewable energy from slow water currents | Michigan Today
I’ve been asked to speak at the upcoming OpenBeta3 event organized by the ExtendedBeta community. I’ve been asked to talk about the investment criteria that angel investors, seed funds and venture capitalists use to evaluate investment in technology startups, and in the process I’ll be