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Raising Money On AngelList: 21 Tips From Two Active Angels The following is the result of a collaboration between Ty Danco and Dharmesh Shah. Ty is an angel investor and startup mentor (you should be reading his blog ).
A reader asks: “My question is how do we value a company with no sales? I understand it’s an arbitrary valuation but is there anything we can possibly base it on? Is there a “default” valuation for companies in a seed round?”
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Editor’s note : This is a guest post submitted by Mahendra Palsule , who has worked as an Editor at Techmeme since 2009. Apart from curating tech news, he likes analyzing trends in startups and the social web. He is based in Pune, India, and you can follow him on Twitter . What’s the Next Big Thing after social networking? This has been a favorite topic of much speculation among tech enthusiasts for many years. I think we are already witnessing a paradigm shift – a move away from simple social sharing towards personalized, relevant content.
Information Overload Twenty years ago, the problem with intelligence analysis was that you had to work really hard for every nugget of data and information you got to analyze, and in lieu of hard data, make inferences from things like socks in the dryer and tingles up your spine. Today there is such an embarrassment of data out there that we have a hard time keeping up with the deluge.
Not sure if your new business idea is good enough to succeed? Here are six ways to test it. Getty 376 in Share Connect with Evernote:
After several months of researching, testing, and using various tools for social media monitoring and response, I thought it might be helpful to share some of my findings. It was fun to dive into these tools, but I hope the information in this article will save you time and help you quickly find the tool that’s right for your needs. Why Bother Monitoring Social Media? Even if you or your clients have "decided" not to actively participate in social media, it’s really not a choice. Nature abhors a vacuum, and so does social media. Either you can fill the vacuum with your perspective, or your customers and competitors will fill it for you.
For all the benefits of the information technology and communications revolution, it has a well-known dark side: information overload and its close cousin, attention fragmentation. These scourges hit CEOs and their colleagues in the C-suite particularly hard because senior executives so badly need uninterrupted time to synthesize information from many different sources, reflect on its implications for the organization, apply judgment, make trade-offs, and arrive at good decisions. The importance of reserving chunks of time for reflection, and the difficulty of doing so, have been themes in management writing for decades. Look no further than Peter Drucker’s 1967 classic, The Effective Executive , 1 which emphasized that “most of the tasks of the executive require, for minimum effectiveness, a fairly large quantum of time.”
1. Circumscribing information, or words as things God is an intelligible sphere, whose center is everywhere and circumference is nowhere. — Alain de Lille, 12th century, glossing the Corpus Hermeticum One of the more poignant sections of James Gleick’s The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood concerns the history of attempts to identify, count, and define every word in a natural language. In other words, treating words as things — as information. An early effort — Robert Cawdrey’s 16th century Table Alphabeticall , only one copy of which has survived — defined 2500 English words.
What is Meaningful Use? Watch our 5-minute overview on Meaningful Use What is "Meaningful Use"? The 2009 HITECH Act made physicians eligible to receive up to $44,000 in total incentives from Medicare for "Meaningful Use" of a certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) starting in 2011. (Note: Physicians reimbursed by Medicaid can receive up to $63,750 starting in 2011 based on state-defined guidelines.) Medicaid payments have been coming in for some time and beginning in late May our first physician clients began receiving their year one Medicare Meaningful Use checks for up to $18,000.
Several people have asked me for a blog entry about executive summaries. My colleague at Garage, Bill Reichert, wrote this explanation , and it's as good as it gets. Writing a Compelling Executive Summary By now, you’ve probably already read several articles, web pages—even books—about writing the perfect executive summary. Most of them offer a wealth of well-intended suggestions about all the stuff you need to include in the executive summary.
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