Tag Archives: venture capital

Why You Probably Won’t Get Rich When Your Startup Is Acquired

  Before you leave your job to join a startup, consider this cautionary tale from a company that many would say “won” the startup game. The first Bay Area startup to hire me was acquired last week. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company launched with plaudits aplenty, no business model and [...]

Chamath Palihapitiya On Wearable Tech And Building Something That Matters [Video]

Investor and startup visionary Chamath Palihapitiya recently sat down with Robert Scoble to discuss wearable technology, investment trends, and building companies that matter. Of particular interest was the section on wearable health technologies that can predict days when asthma sufferers are likely to suffer from asthma attacks, as well as key-chain wearable devices with the [...]

Public Relations Tactics Are Not A Public Relations Strategy

Startups often pursue short-term public relations tactics and mistakenly think they have a public relations strategy.¬†Fortunately it’s not hard to separate the two, and to see how they work together. A public relations strategy is a playbook that will deliver your company to its goals. A variety of public relations tactics must be deployed in [...]