“the emergence of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is currently the single most important trend in the software industry and that this tectonic shift in the global software ecosystem is just beginning.” In 2008, just two years ago, Bessemer Venture Partners wrote this in a widely circulated article called, “The 10 laws of SaaS and Cloud Computing”. A… Read More

I just recently found myself thinking about Facebook’s growth on the web. It came to me just a few days ago when I noticed their brilliant integration of the “like” widget into other sites across the web.  Facebook is simply but surely planting trojan horses all over the net, integrating their platform to connect information,… Read More

You’re probably looking at that title thinking about DC Comics or something. What is angel investing? How is it different from say, venture capital investing? Here’s a quick ’30k feet’ explanation: Smaller investment amounts More active deal participation Direct company involvement Not having to answer to LP’s So as you can guess, for those individuals… Read More

Organizing and starting a business? I thought I’d jot down what I’ve learned in my experience so far about how to quickly grow it, and the sites that I’ve found to help the most. Best of all? The stuff is free. If you have more ideas, add them in the comments below. Content Publishing –… Read More

As I prepare for the roll-out of my 2nd, full-time eCommerce website Uvestor.com, I’ve found myself very occupied with the  homepage and ‘traffic funnel’ layout that is created for the site. I’ve had a wonderful growth process learning about user interaction and ‘user experience’ (UX) on sites as well as ‘user interface’ (UI) work with… Read More

Isn’t it crazy to think that not too long ago cell phones didn’t exist? Remember how big they used to be? And all the text messaging that started about 4 years ago? According to Nielsen, 203 million out of the 263 million U. S. wireless subscribers pay for text messaging. They estimate that 57% of… Read More

The recession has led to a number of new, smaller websites to grow that are providing similar — in many cases a better — service than the giant who invented online sales. Some of these sites have coined the term re-commerce, re-selling items that would normally just sit around. Several new sites, like Gazelle and… Read More

While most firms are struggling to survive, one if the oldest venture firms in the world is continuing to innovate and move forward. Maybe the firm has taken notes from some of its best startup’s, like Facebook (2nd round investor), and continued to change and adapt rather than sticking with the exact same philosophies. Greylock… Read More

As we near the end of 2009 we can look back on the events as we continued through a difficult recession. Comparing this year to the dot-com bust of 2001-2005 shows us some interesting tings in retrospect. Early 2000’s saw 185,000 jobs lost in Silicon Valley alone and billions of venture capital investment money disappear… Read More

Augmented reality is the next big thing in mobile. The idea of using a mobile phone camera to view objects in reality while the application places relevant information that would coincide with whatever object was focused on by the camera. Quickly find restaurant reviews or retail store coupons without surfing for them, just simply point… Read More