What VC’s want in a software/services startup

Here are some notes from a seasoned entrepreneur who attended this SDForum VC Roundatble event last night in Palo Alto featuring the following panel:  Rebecca Lynn (Morganthaler Ventures), Evan Liang (Shasta  Ventures) and Rohit Gupta (Opus Capital). Comments re. what VC’s are seeking in a software/services startup: subscription models are favored; free first, subscription later …

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Intro to IP Law – Part II

This multi-part series is adapoted from the ideas2money lecture I have been giving for several years, and will in theory serve as the basis of a forthcoming book on the subject. A bit about basic terminology.  Intellectual Property (IP) refers to two, and possibly three, things.  In the study of programming languages, we would say…

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A cosmic perspective.

Remarks delivered at the Sarasota International Design Summit, 27 Oct 2008 Part 1 Cosmic Innovation It is said that we live in an age of unprecedented innovation.  Actually, that’s a bit redundant.  Innovation invokes the unprecedented by definition; all innovation creates something having no precedent, something that did not exist before.  At the moment of…

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