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5 Startups That Buck the Bubble Trend

by Colleen Taylor on May 18, 2011

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This week’s Economist cover story, “A New Tech Bubble,” has people abuzz once again about how Silicon Valley is ripe for another fall. According to the article, irrational exuberance has gripped tech industry investors, and it’s only a matter o… Continue reading

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For Startups Pitching VCs, Three Is a Magic Number

by Colleen Taylor on May 13, 2011

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Hoping to get funding for your startup? You’ll have better luck if you aren’t going it alone.
“Two to three co-founders seems to be a sweet spot,” Y Combinator partner Paul Bucheit said on a panel session at Google I/O Developer Conference in S… Continue reading

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For Startups Pitching VCs, Three Is a Magic Number

by Colleen Taylor on May 13, 2011

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Hoping to get funding for your startup? You’ll have better luck if you aren’t going it alone.
“Two to three co-founders seems to be a sweet spot,” Y Combinator partner Paul Bucheit said on a panel session at Google I/O Developer Conference in S… Continue reading

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Tesla IPO: Will Tesla See a Powerhouse Public Offering?

by Josie Garthwaite on June 22, 2010

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Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley electric car startup gunning to raise $185 million next week through an IPO and sales of shares to Toyota, has won over members of the Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill and Hollywood elite. But will the company, which has ne… Continue reading

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7 Green Ideas That Could Strike Gold & Save the Planet

by Josie Garthwaite on April 21, 2010

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The Rice University Business Plan Competition bills itself as the “largest and richest” contest of its kind. But despite the more than $1 million in cash and prizes doled out in this year’s competition, the stakes are much higher in the next phas… Continue reading

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6 ReadWriteStart Lists: Our Best Startup Advice

by Deane Rimerman on March 17, 2010

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clipboardIn a recent conversation here at ReadWriteStart we were talking about what readers want most. Beyond stories about where the latest funding opportunities are found, and beyond wanting to know what startups are doing that works, we know that sometimes our startup readers just want some simple practical advice.

Towards that end we’ve posted many a list. And now it’s time for a review. Here are six of our best lists in abbreviated form. From how not to kill your startup, to public speaking, to funders to follow, we at ReadWriteStart want to help. If you have ideas for future lists, please post ‘em as comments below.

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6 Approaches to Your Company Blog

  1. The Operations Blog
  2. The Veteran / Inspirational Blog
  3. The Prediction Blog
  4. The Research Blog
  5. The Community / Advocate Blog
  6. The Coolhunter Blog

Kevin Rose’s 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs

  1. Just Build It
  2. Iterate
  3. Hire Your Boss
  4. Demand Excellence
  5. Raising Money
  6. Hack the Press
  7. Invest in Advisors
  8. Connect With the Community
  9. Leverage Your User Base to Spread the Word
  10. Analyze Your Traffic

6 Great Approaches to Public Speaking

  1. How Not to Suck at a Group Presentation LA-based investor Mark Suster
  2. Guy Kawasaki wrote this rule for PowerPoint
  3. How to Present While People are Twittering: Presentation trainer Olivia Mitchell
  4. Uncovering Steve Jobs’ Presentation Secrets: Business Week columnist Carmine Gallo
  5. The Lessig Method: :Lawyer and activist Lawrence Lessig
  6. Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces

10 Principles For Not Killing Your Startup

  1. This one’s obvious – watch your cash flow.
  2. Spot a real problem and concentrate your efforts on solving it.
  3. Identify your target market(s) and collect market feedback early on.
  4. Design and develop a minimum viable solution as fast as possible.
  5. Surround yourself with dedicated, effective people.
  6. Read Crossing the Chasm. Appreciate the difference between early adopters and mainstream.
  7. Consider other sources of competitive power than just technological sophistication.
  8. Have a plan for cutting through market noise.
  9. Invest time in selecting and testing a business model.
  10. Be creative and resourceful in meeting your objectives.

5 Great Blogs For Funding Advice

  1. BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE @msuster
  2. PAULGRAHAM.COM
  3. A VC, @fredwilson
  4. VENTURE HACKS, @venturehacks
  5. VENTURE BLOG, @ventureblog

10 Things to Be Clear About Before You Start a Company

  1. Is this your first venture?
  2. Are you really an entrepreneur?
  3. Does your venture involve something you understand really well?
  4. Can your mother understand the value proposition?
  5. Can you see the right wave?
  6. What does your startup want to be when it grows up?
  7. Starting a company is hard and filled with uncertainty.
  8. Get a partner or fly solo?
  9. Would you refuse a well-paying job to do this?
  10. Can you raise appropriate financing?

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Clean Power Prospecting: 3TIER Builds Out Online Energy Tool

by Josie Garthwaite on February 15, 2010

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3TIER, a startup based in Seattle, Wash., has a deceptively simple goal: Help accelerate renewable energy projects by providing access to reliable information. To do that, the company has just launched a new online “prospecting” tool, which lets us… Continue reading

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1BOG Bags $5M for Collective Solar Bargaining

by Josie Garthwaite on February 11, 2010

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Get yer solar — cheap! — by teaming up with neighbors and bargaining collectively with installers. That’s the service offered by San Francisco-based startup One Block Off the Grid, or 1BOG, which has just raised $5 million in its first round of v… Continue reading

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Tesla IPO: 12 Things You Should Know

by Josie Garthwaite on January 31, 2010

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Tesla Motors, by filing on Friday for a long-awaited initial public offering, has unleashed a flood of facts and figures about its business, strategy, future plans and more than a few challenges.

In the hours after the 7-year-old startup first filed i… Continue reading

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Why A123 Threw Down for Fisker & Who’s Next

by Josie Garthwaite on January 15, 2010

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Battery maker A123Systems and plug-in car startup Fisker Automotive, which announced a new partnership on Thursday, seem like natural dance partners. Each exists as an outsider in an entrenched industry, they’re both gearing up for a ramp up in 2011… Continue reading

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