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Congratulations to Poojan Kumar, Satyam Vaghani and the rest of the PernixData team for raising a great Series B round led by Kleiner Perkins.

At Lightspeed, we are very proud of what the team has achieved in short 15 months

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Lightspeed is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Summer Fellowship Program. The program is designed to be a unique opportunity for student led teams to spend the summer experiencing what it is like to …

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The enterprise software stack is undergoing once in a generation refresh largely driven by virtualization, data explosion, infrastructure commoditization, socialization, unlimited connectivity, and online services. With ever growing security parameter and attack vectors, enterprises are looking for ways to secure …

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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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There’s been some great discussions recently about the Lightspeed Summer Program (http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2380567) and at several of the sessions over the weekend at the Stanford E-Boot Camp (http://bases.stanford.edu/e-bootcamp/ so I thought I’d do a quick post to help …

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Two years ago I posted about the three ways to grow an online media business to $50 million in revenue. In this article I focused on RPM (Revenue per thousand pageviews, = CPM x sell through rate x # of …

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AdAge has a good article today about how AOL has been attacking web publishing where it notes:

In the heady days of early 2000, the megamerger of AOL and Time Warner heralded the web-based future of publishing. It would create

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I asked my CEOs what their New Years Resolutions were. Here is what they resolved:

Jonathan Kibera of specialty ecommerce company Mercantila was alliterative in his focus on revenue:

Simplicity: Reduce the # of components necessary to generate revenue.
Stability:

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It is difficult for startup companies to raise venture capital at the best of times. A venture capitalist might get emailed 5-10 pitches from startups each day. Over the course of a year that adds up to 2,500-5,000 pitches. Of …

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The chart below shows the average time in years between a startup’s first equity investment (usually Series A) and its sale, for companies sold in each year from 1997 to 2007. (Source is Dow Jones Venture One/E&Y study)

As you …

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