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Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson Joins the #AOLBUILD Speaker Series

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "This is the de-corporatization of AOL, and I am really digging it."- Fred Wilson Needless to say, AOL BUILD equally 'di...

New York Tech Surging -- But Challenges Remain Ahead

Jack Hidary | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Jack Hidary

The tech sector in New York City is on the rise. A new study pegs the number of tech workers in the Big Apple at more than 290,000 representing 7% of the workforce. About half of those - 150,000 - work in big companies in tech roles. The other half are in startups.

Are You All A-Twitter?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

The entire value proposition of Twitter is about vanity. And self-aggrandizement. And narcissism. There's nothing else there. "LOOK at me!" is what the investors invested in.

Label Yourself and Your Business Before Someone Else Does

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

Interestingness is the instigator, the hardy pigeon that can carry your message most anywhere. Interestingness makes a message get heard above the no...

For Everyone Tired of Hearing That Learning to Code Is Easy, the Real Scoop

Adda Birnir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Adda Birnir

If you feel like learning to code is hard, you are NOT alone! Learning to code IS hard. And frustrating. Sometimes, you will get stuck on a problem for hours and then be annoyed when you finally discover a relatively simple solution.

Conscious Capitalism and the Privacy Revolution

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

"The bottom line allows you to see where you've been, but not where you're going." - Doug Rauch What has happened to American capitalism? Somewhere ...

What Americans Can Learn From Viking Entrepreneurs

Renee Blodgett | Posted 06.13.2013 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

While Silicon Valley may still be the technology and entrepreneur hub of North America and some say, the world, it's shortsighted for investors, businesses and even consumers not to be looking to global pockets for innovation and new ideas.

Innovation in the Government Industry, Vol. 2: Bitcoin

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 07.17.2012 | Technology
Michael B. Fishbein

There are many risks and potential flaws associated with buying or using Bitcoin, but the idea of competing with government and creating a new currency outside of the control of a third party is very interesting to me.

What Comes Next: Finding Signals From The Startup Noise

Christina Cacioppo | Posted 02.04.2012 | Small Business
Christina Cacioppo

Over the past few months, I've seen over 160 companies come through eight different accelerator programs. It's a skewed group, but it captures the zeitgeist of a certain segment of the tech industry.

Think Users First, Brands Second

Fred Wilson | Posted 10.25.2011 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

When you are building your product and thinking about your go to market strategy, you can focus on getting everyday internet users first. Or you can focus on getting brands first and working with them to get users.

Turntable.fm Gets Big Investment, Now Valued at $37.5 Million... Here's Why

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

After using Turntable.fm since May, we're not too surprised that it has reportedly pulled down a $7.5 million investment round from a venture capital firm. Here's why.

Startup Financing 101: What Is Venture Debt?

Fred Wilson | Posted 09.24.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

There is a large, growing, and vibrant market for something called Venture Debt. It is indeed debt, largely provided by a number of banks and finance companies who specialize in this market.

Startup Financing 101: How To Sell Preferred Stock

Fred Wilson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

So if you are an entrepreneur, it makes sense to understand preferred stock and what it means for you and your company.

Fred Wilson: First Time Vs. Serial Entrepreneurs

Fred Wilson | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

I've been thinking a lot about the differences between first time and serial entrepreneurs. We invest in both and do not have a preference between the two. But there are significant differences.

Fred Wilson: 'Marketing Is For Startups With Sucky Products'

Fred Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

I believe that marketing is what you do when your product or service sucks or when you make so much profit on every marginal customer that it would be crazy to not spend a bit of that profit acquiring more of them (coke, zynga, bud, viagra).

The Story Of A Modern Day Bootstrapper

Fred Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

We continue with our M&A case studies on MBA Mondays. Last week we saw the impact VCs can have on your exit. This week we are going to look at the opp...

As Tech Bubble Looms, Investors Must Pace Themselves

Fred Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

I've been pretty clear as of late that I think the market for investing in web startups is getting overheated. When I talk to some people about this, ...

Google May Walk Away From Yahoo Deal: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer October 31, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Google may back out of its proposed search ads deal with Yahoo. The deal, which has been held up in regulatory scrutiny for months, has faced increa...