Time to Go

Late in May, my wife and I will be leaving home with nothing but 2 carry-on bags to travel the world for an indefinite period of time. Below I’ll talk through a few of the reasons for “jumping ship” and talk through a few of the frequently asked questions, including… 

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Freemium Founders: Start Charging for Things Today!

I tend to disagree with 37Signals on a mess of things. Like a lot of successful internet pundits, they deal in absolutes and hyperbole. There’s no middle ground and there’s no “…well, it depends”. That’s just not as linkbaity. It’s probably not as fun, either. But there’s one place where… 

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The necessity of early stage valuations

A friend/contrarian Tweeted the following that I though was worth a discussion (the 140 character limit of Twitter quickly got too painful for me). “What’s wrong with this world: Twitter is making $4mil per year yet is valued at $1bil. #newmath” I think this is an important thing to talk… 

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How We Handle Sales Calls

As a business with public contact information, we are inundated with sales calls. The process generally runs roughly like this: We get a phone call from a number that is often “blocked” for caller ID. We’ve learned to screen those calls. Some leave a voicemail, some do not. If they… 

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Quick Thought on Hearing Brad Feld Speak

I saw Brad Feld speak last night at Beer, Brad, and Boulder (you can see the recorded stream and chat here) and was really struck by something that he said. In response to the question: "How broken is venture capital?" he said (paraphrasing, among other things): "It's not broken, but… 

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