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Furqan Nazeeri recently pointed to an old Harvard Business Review article by John Hamm that claims to explain why entrepreneurs don’t scale. Furqan summarizes:

…the traits that help an entrepreneur succeed in the early days actually work against them as

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The following is a guest blog posting by Laurie Thornton,the principal and co-founder of Radiate PR, a boutique public relations agency representing emerging growth companies in the Silicon Valley and beyond. Radiate is also Lightspeed Venture Partners‘ …

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I recently met a company that I really liked; an innovative online financial services product. It hit a lot of my criteria for investment; it had a working product, it paralleled existing offline behavior, and it had achieved some early …

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Marc Andressen’s latest post on how to hire the best people you’ve ever worked with is long but useful reading for all entrepreneurs. It reminded me to post a hiring process that I recommended to some entrepreneurs recently; I figured …

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I just spent the last two days at the Internet Retailer conference, and emerged convinced more than ever that we’ve just scratching the tip of the iceberg with ecommerce opportunities. There are still many more $500m+ revenue ecommerce companies

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Thanks to a glitch in my Netvibes reader, I got exposed to an old but very useful post by David Cowan on “How to NOT write a business plan“. It sparked me to post on how to get …

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As a venture capitalist, I often get the question, ‘Is it people or market?’

My answer is ‘Yes.’

There’s no doubt that great markets facilitate the building of great companies. But as we saw during the bubble, great markets can …

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As a venture capitalist, I’m interested in investing in companies that could be big one day, that could get to at least $50m in revenue.

Here are three ways to get to $50m in revenue as an online media business; …

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There was a TechCrunch post today regarding a new search service from Healthline called Symptom Search which attempts to provide an information service suggesting common illnesses related to symptoms that a user is experiencing.

Symptom Search is a great idea. …

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I subscribe to Harvard Business Review but rarely read it – the long articles intimidate me! However, a friend of mine recently pointed me to a fantastic article in the October 2006 edition entitled “Strategies for Two-Sided Markets” …

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