Archives / March, 2010

Have you registered for Glue yet?

I can’t help myself at this time of year but to remind you that you probably haven’t registered for Glue yet and that you need to get on it. Glue is one of three conferences that Foundry helps facilitate with Eric Norlin (the others are Defrag and Blur, the latter of which is still in…

The new era of venture capital

You already know the about the state of the venture capital industry in 2009: venture investing down (32%), exits down (14%; slowest exit year for VC backed companies since 1995), fundraising down (56%), IPO’s almost non-existent (8 venture backed IPOs in 2009). It’s a bleak picture for the industry overall, even if there’s a group…

Join the search revolution! Introducing: Trada

While search marketing is already a huge business, more and more companies each day are discovering the advantages of advertising directly to customers through search engines. Companies like that they can directly measure the impact of their spending – from the clicks they are generating all the way through the products they are selling as…

New look, same me

I have to admit that I never really loved my old blog format (either of them, actually). I never got the colors right (way too much orange, strange brown) and it was far too cluttered looking. Thanks to the great guys over a Slice of Lime (and our IT guy Ross Carlson) I now have…

Sometimes simple is better

John Maggio, CEO of VCIR presenting company Clementine Art, used the following slide to present his company’s financial opportunity (after I told him in a practice session that his original slide was too complicated). Created by his 6-year old daughter, it was by far my favorite slide of the conference!