Forbes.com: Digital Rules
Found via a comment on Rich’s site — Venture capital is hazardous to your company’s health in 9 out of 10 cases — ouch! On the other hand, maybe he isn’t talking about me: With the first dollar of venture […]
Windley’s Enterprise Computing Weblog — gosh it seems like there must be some great software companies to build in this space.
Great news for Pure Networks — Applications: Home Is Where The Network Is — as more and more homes get home networks, more and more people are going to need help with these networks — managing, securing, sharing, monitoring, etc.
Cam is taking some interest in bionformatics. Of course there are some blogs covering the space — A bioinformatics weblog – nodalpoint.org; Bioinformatics-India; fernan aguero’s site. Then if you want news beyond blogs, you can try Bioinform or Bio-ITWorld.
…I’d focus on the academic market. I have two family members heading to college this fall, and they both need laptops with wifi for their campuses. If this is becoming the default at every major college campus, then we are […]
We jumped into the spam fighting space this week — Cloudmark ? Home. We like the team a lot and like their approach a lot.
We had an offsite yesterday to discuss follow-on financing rounds for our fund I companies. We have 7 active investments in this fund and all will need additional funding over their lifetime. Given the weak state of the b+ round […]
I was looking at the plans of yet another collaboration startup this week. Yet another interesting system to help people codify and automate collaboration. And yet another system that will die an unmourned death I suspect. End users have voted […]
Just recovering from the flu, been off net for a while. Just saw this — Random Hacks: The Missing Future — what a great article about the opportunities in the software industry from the eyes of a younger person. This […]
Both of these come from markpasc.org — Shareware Amateurs vs. Shareware Professionals by Steve Pavlina — a nice dissertation on the right and wrong ways to figure out what product to build; and Eric Sink’s article on product positioning — […]
MDV closes Seattle office. More signs of stress in VC business — The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Venture firm closing its satellite site in Seattle
Lack Of A Viable Business Model Is Stifling Software Innovation. Dave Winer sez Lack Of A Viable Business Model Is Stifling Software Innovation. I’ll admit that the VC industry is a little risk averse right now (though I am relatively […]
John Doerr on Risk. We were having a good conversation on types of risk yesterday in our weekly meeting at Ignition, and Jon Anderson tracked down some of John Doerr’s thoughts on risk…good reminders: ?So one of Kleiner’s laws has […]
Atlas Office in Seattle Closing. A sign of the stress in the VC market — Atlas Venture slashes size of fund, cuts staff
Ignition Holiday Party. A nice evening last nite, it was great to see everyone out of the office and with their families. Thanks Jon and Elizabeth for hosting. Hoops won the hand-made sock contest with his “Ghost of Christmas Past” […]
VCs and Blogs. I am pretty proud of the fact that Ignition has to be the leading VC when it comes to blog usage. Between my main site, my Halloween site, Tong’s personal site and geek site, and soon to […]
Fund a Blogger? Scoble asked me in a comments thread if we would ever fund a blogger. And the answer is “of course”. Both Tong and I are very high on blogs — the amount of energy and innovation around […]
VCs and Disclosure. No vc in the world should object to greater disclosure and accountability — hold us to the same standards that everyone else is held to. Battle over disclosure – Venture Capital Journal: VC firms vow that they […]
Regression Analysis. I used to run regressions all day long when I worked at Booz-Allen — trying to unearth manufacturing cost behaviour as a function of scale, complexity, etc. Back in those days I used a calculator or a package […]