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PernixData announced the general availability of the Flash Virtualization Platform (FVP) today. Congratulation to Poojan Kumar, Satyam Vaghani and the entire PernixData team for an amazing execution! It’s hard to believe how far the company has come along in …

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Hyperink is an interesting startup focused on reinventing publishing in an e-book world. (We are not investors). They have published a number of great “blogs to books”, including ones from Jeff Atwood (co-founder of Stack Overflow), Sean Ellis (growth hacker …

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Although Sharktank has been running reruns on Fridays the last few weeks, the show ran a Sharktank 2012 Holiday special on Tuesday night.

The most interesting company to present was The Coop, a modern, design-focused, indoor-outdoor children’s playspace in …

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Yesterday afternoon, I had the opportunity to join the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students, known as BASES, as a judge for its end of the year finale in which student-run start-ups compete for $150K in prizes.  This was …

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I’ve long held that two is a good number of (co)founders. One is difficult because you don’t have a true thought partner to talk to, or to tell you when you might be being crazy. To everyone else, you’re the …

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One of the great stories of Silicon Valley is how Josh Hannah and Jack Herrick bought eHow’s assets at a distressed price after the company went out of business, turned it around with a very low cost model and sold …

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Steve Blank had a great post last week about speed and tempo in startup decision making recently where he says:

… think of decisions of having two states: those that are reversible and those that are irreversible. An example

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This is a guest post by John Bautista. John is a partner in Orrick‘s Emerging Companies Group in Silicon Valley. John specializes in representing early stage companies.

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When entrepreneurs start a company, there are four things they …

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Great post today from Sim Simeonov about being wise vs being smart that I’ll quote in its entirety since it is so short:

There is a set of interrelated concepts I’m fond of reminding entrepreneurs about but I’ve never found

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Monitor110 recently shut down after raising $20m over three rounds. One of the co-founders wrote a portmortem of Monitor110, highlighting 7 mistakes that the company made:

1. The lack of a single, “the buck stops here” leader until too

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