There is no IPO at the end of the tunnel, what's your exit strategy?

Let’s face it, the days of the IPO are over, the dot com IPO boom (there’s something that you probably haven’t heard in a while) was historically speaking a marvel, both for its rampant and somewhat unfettered investment in anything that housed a .com in it’s name, but also because a major planetary technology was…

The Future Face of Facebook

While being bothered about someone’s mafia farm chicken may be a bit bothersome, it’s also indicative of a much bigger and more important change that facebook is currently undergoing, and underpins a larger trend in web based technology as a whole. Given we’ve heard a lot about cloud computing services such as MobileMe, Amazon’s EC2,…

Tips from the frontline – post launch reactions.

As a startup ourselves, we figured we may as well convey some of the things that we’ve been going through in these last few days since we’ve opened up the site to the community. So far reactions have been overwhelmingly positive, we’ve gotten press coverage in the U.S., U.K, Ireland, Romania, Poland, and Spain, regarding…

What makes a good Business Angel investment?

Something to the effect of 80% of Angel invested businesses go under, and when looking at angel investor activity from those individuals who have been actively investing in the industry the rate drops to approximately 60%. meaning, 2/3 investments will fail even under the guidance of experienced investors, and 4/5 as a whole. Quite the…

Cheap TV Advertising for the Startup

Believe it. Google has more recently than not launched a new service allowing for next to anyone to buy ad airtime on TV, and it’s part of AdWords. Google TV Ads works very similarly to the current AdWords, you log in with your existing Google account, upload an ad 15, 30 second, etc… name your…

VIDEO Series: Steve Jobs Commencement Speech

At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if you’re a Mac or a PC, the truth is that Steve Jobs is a visionary and widely recognized innovator, and in this edition of the Video Series, we present you with the 2005 Stanford University commencement speech by Steve Jobs. But aside from just the…

The USSR was good for entrepreneurship.

When you think of the Soviet Union, and in fact communism – the last thing that comes to your mind are the favorable conditions it set for private enterprise. And while undeniable that the “concept” of privatization was “frowned upon” under the hammer and sickle, it’s not to say that it inadvertently didn’t do more…

The Business of a Start-up in Africa

Suzana Moreira is the founder of moWoza, a social enterprise adopting mobile phone technologies to aid food distribution in Africa.  Suzana has travelled extensively across Africa, and has developed significant insights into sustainability at the Bottom of the Pyramid.  It is from conversations with grass-root communities across Africa that moWoza was born.  Food security, nutrition,…