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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. How much will social media fame cost you in 2014? At $6,800, it is probably cheaper than you thought. infoChachkie | Hands-on startup advice for emerging entrepreneurs infoChachkie | Hands-on startup advice for emerging entrepreneurs
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Everything you ever wanted to know about advisors, Part 1 Everything you ever wanted to know about advisors, Part 1 Nivi · January 31st, 2008 Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about advisors. If you have additional questions, email us at ask@venturehacks.com. Table of Contents General (answers follow)
Back from a hiatus, it’s time to venture forward once more. I appreciated hearing from those who asked about upcoming posts. Thanks in particular to the reader who reminded me that Part II of “Bored” of Directors Can Become Clash of Titans is still in the queue. Let’s get right down to business: Dilution of founders’ and other early shareholders’ equity in startups is frequently a subject of intense interest and debate. Expert commentators including David S. Blog | Thoughts on startups by investors that fund them & entrepreneurs that run them Blog | Thoughts on startups by investors that fund them & entrepreneurs that run them
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Nivi · February 11th, 2013 AngelList “corporate policy” is that team members should ask forgiveness, not permission. We would rather have someone do something wrong than ask permission to do it. Or better, we would rather have someone do something right and not need permission to do it.

Venture Hacks - Good advice for startups.

Venture Hacks - Good advice for startups.
"Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones." - Benjamin Franklin My wife Sue and I have been mulling over how to most effectively deploy cash in the current economic climate to generate decent returns without taking outsize risks. We've honed in on six main strategies, which I outline below in descending order of risk. Since everyone has a varying amount of cash to invest, I'm going to specifically call out ways to deploy small amounts of cash in some of these strategies, as I want this post to be really actionable for anyone. The most important part is to just get started, and the biggest barrier to doing that is you thinking "I don't have any money to invest." Daniel R. Odio - A Tech Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley Daniel R. Odio - A Tech Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley
This pages is an archive of quality Hacker News "Ask YC" posts grouped by subject. "Quality" means posts that are a) generally relevant to startups and b) contain a decent amount of useful discussion/advice. All posts on this page have been looked at manually. Startups Wiki: Ask YC Archive Startups Wiki: Ask YC Archive
5 reasons why the UNTHINK Experiment is over – and 6 pieces of advice for new start-ups « interacter When I received an invitation to join the latest social network as it took its fledgling steps, I promised that I’d give it a month to see how it worked out. Fast forward six weeks – not only have I discontinued use but I’ve deleted my account as well. Here are the five reasons why – and some advice for future social media start-ups.Reason One: The technology wasn’t ready. When I originally blogged about UNTHINK, I criticised the load times. This hasn’t improved – today’s load for example took around 8seconds on IE over a 10mg broadband line. Firefox meanwhile took 9.522s. 5 reasons why the UNTHINK Experiment is over – and 6 pieces of advice for new start-ups « interacter
(Founder Stories) Kevin Systrom On Instagram's Launch, "I Have Never Felt So Sick Ever"
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AppMakr Raises $1 Million To Help You Build Custom iPhone Apps AppMakr, a service that makes it easy to generate your own custom, native iPhone application, has closed a $1 million seed round. The round includes angel investors and VCs: Mitch Kapor (founder of Lotus), Bill Lee, Rich Chen, Charles River Ventures (George Zachary & Bill Tai), Brian McClendon (angel, VP of Engineering at Google), Kima Ventures (Jeremie Berrebi & Xavier Niel), Warren Hellman (previously at Lehman Bros), Ben Narasin (TriplePoint Ventures), Pietro Dova, Sean Glass (Top Floor), Transmedia Capital (Chris Redlitz & Peter Boboff, of Kicklabs incubator). We’ve written about AppMakr a few times in the past — the startup launched in early 2010, allowing users to put together an iPhone application with a surprisingly small amount of work involved. COO Daniel Odio says that applications built using AppMakr now represent around 1% of the apps on the App Store — or around 3,000 applications.
For the last 75 years products (both durable goods and software) were built via Waterfall development. This process forced companies to release and launch products by model years, and market new and “improved” versions. In the last few years Agile and “Continuous Deployment” has replaced Waterfall and transformed how companies big and small build products.

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Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. Our fall webcast series concluded on a high note with three extraordinary conversations about the origins and implications of Lean Startup. If you missed these when they went out live, we encourage you to watch them now, as they lay a strong foundation for The Lean Startup Conference, December 9 -11 in San Francisco—less than two weeks from today.

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