Archive for November, 2008

A Tale of Two Tech Cities – Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles

Nov 23, 2008 11,997 Comments by

Is there a difference between tech startups in Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles? Most emphatically, Yes! I’ve spent the last year running a tech company based in Santa Monica, CA and I’ve spent countless weeks in the Bay meeting with hundreds of tech founders. As unreliable as stereotypes may be, these are my generalizations. Bay [...]

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BestCovery – Find the Best of Everything

Nov 18, 2008 10,311 Comments by

Bestcovery, a new venture by Kamran Pourzanjani the co-founder and former CEO of PriceGrabber, was announced today on TechCrunch. Kamran is one of the investors in docstoc and I’ve got to know him well and consider him a dear friend. I dig his concept of helping consumers find the best products through experts driven reviews. [...]

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Raising Money for Startups in a Down Market

Nov 11, 2008 24,355 Comments by

I’m hosting a talk next Wednesday November 19th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm on “Raising Money for Startups in a Down Market” with Venture Capitalist David Travers of Rustic Canyon in conjunction with DealMaker Media. The event is free and will hold about 100 folks, it will sell out, but we will have a waiting list. [...]

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Interview with BNET about Docstoc.com

Nov 07, 2008 8,405 Comments

I recently did an interview with Vince Thompson for the Dog and Pony Show on the BNET network. We talked about building out the largest repository of professional documents on docstoc, what its like to run a startup, and a little bit of self help entreprenerus (i used to be a motivational speaker ). Here [...]

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