Category Archive: VC

Seattle again in the top tech cities in America

Again, Seattle is at the top in the ranking for tech cities in America. A new article from Bloomberg, based on the 2014 data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, shows San Jose (eg the Silicon Valley) as the top city, followed by Bridgeport CT, then SF and Seattle. More than the ranking per se, …

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From startups to VC perspective

You may want to read this article, where Ryan Sarver (previous platform guru @Twitter and other) describes his transition from being a startupper to a VC, and what difference it makes in the perspective of risk, time, success factors. The reason this is important if you are on the startup front is because you have …

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Smart Cities

There is a growing number of people that try to define a city to be “smart”: smart cities find ways to become more efficient, to deliver more services via mobile technology, to optimize existing infrastructure, and to leverage citizen participation to create better land-use decisions and to break down bureaucracy in order to stimulate a …

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“Mountains and salmon and coffee and rain” of Seattle

Tableau (DATA) is top on the economic news these days, thanks to the great success of its IPO, that even few days after keeps humming at +75% vs. the initial offering price – kudos! Well, ten years ago Tableau’s founders decided they needed a change of scenery and chose the “mountains and salmon and coffee and …

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Seattle startups ride cloud of innovation

Once again, an article describes that Seattle and its tech start ups are alive and kicking, and driving innovation and economic growth. Different from the past in fact,  the Valley’s been fretting about a slowdown in venture funding for consumer Web companies: “consumer behaviors are starting to ossify on the Web, and it is harder …

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Top 10 tech investing trends for 2011

Happy New Year, have a great 2011!   What will 2011 bring us in the IT & technology space? Mobile is king; VCs are unimaginative (“tend to start the new year off throwing good money after bad on last year’s tired and expired ideas. 2011 will be no exception for innovation imitation”); crowdsourcing; monetizing video …

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All nice ways to say NO – but there is hope in every rejection

I found a very educational,and CONSTRUCTIVE article from Matt Shapiro – where the funny part is the list of the many ways, nice and not so much, that you can use to say NO to startups looking for capital (well, I believe the list can  be extended…). The good part of the article is where …

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