Archive for Month: April 2008

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On Funding: Where have all the good angels gone?

I am in the middle of raising funding for my business right now and the one eternal question that many entrepreneurs struggle with is do I go for angel funding or go for VCs? For many that is easy. If you don’t really have revenue and are in prototype phase […]

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April’s Sexiest Geek

Somehow, I managed to get on the Geeks Are Sexy April board, along with the much sexier Larissa Meek, for April’s sexiest geek. This is good stuff. :-) These types of things don’t mean anything, really, but they certainly give a welcome reprieve from other ranking mechanisms like the Technorati […]

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Your Blogging Success is Based on Conversions, not Page Views

If you listen to the masses, you can only enjoy success in your blogging if you’ve got pageviews. The establishment has been setup this way and the theory is shoved down our throats from the very first day we start blogging. This theory is peddled by advertisers looking for impressions, […]

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Ubica a tus Amigos con Livecontacts

FindWhere lanza el beta de Livecontacts. FindWhere, proveedor de servicios de ubicación y seguimiento via GPS, lanzó hoy la versión beta de su herramienta social de ubicación. Livecontacts funciona en cualquier red celular GSM y eventualmente funcionará en teléfonos sin GPS. Según la compañía, pronto podrás incluir data de ubicación […]

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Social Media Is Only As Valuable as What You Put Into It

As a company, your job is to make money. Trust me, I get it. Launching into social media is a scary place to be, if you’re a company that has not historically embraced transparency and customer facing transparency. Again, I get it. However, in todays age, it is becoming increasingly […]

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Business Plan Series: Part 8 – Operations Strategy and Processes

Last time in Part 7, we discussed how to explain your sales and marketing strategy to investors. As investors dive deeper into your business plan they must know how you will handle things on a day to day basis. The Operations section of a business plan usually comes before the […]

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Feed Updates

This weekend has been filled with lots of sprucing up and shifting around of various portions of this blog. The navigation has been streamlined. Author bios have been added to every post. The about page is less about me and more about the writers and content here. And there has […]

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Business of Blogging

I shared about this shortly after coming back from WordCamp Dallas (and I think that I posted a uStream video), but John Ponzadines hosted a panel where Liz Strauss, Matt Mullenweg, Mark Ghosh and I talked about businesses and blogging. Here is the professional video. It was quite a fun […]

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Venture Files Joins Technosailor

Over the weekend, we have been hard at work integrating Venture Files into Technosailor.com. As you know, Technosailor has largely been focused on business and technology with a focus on social media and the internet technologies we enjoy today. As part of the continuing debate surrounding venture capital, particularly here […]

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Relevent Conference 2009

This morning, I leaked high level information about a new conference I’m organizing here in the DC area. This conference was born out of over a year of attending conferences and events that were mostly good but seemed to be missing key components. The most recent was WordCamp Dallas where […]

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