On what just happened with OnLive

For game-streaming service OnLive, this looks like a pretty employee friendly result, compared to what some people have speculated. The company simply ran out of options and couldn’t find a new investor or a buyer who would take on the company outside of ABC (assignment for the benefit of creditors).

VC cold call

How to respond to a cold call email from an associate at a big VC firm

We have investments in a lot of companies that are growing very quickly. They end up on the calling (now emailing) lists for a bunch of VC firms who have an outbound deal flow program. These emails ofter appear immediately after a large financing is announced.

reward users for their feedback

Reward early feedback with features

I’ve invested in hundreds of companies that have started from scratch, and I’ve been though some crazy number of product launches, especially if you include all of the TechStars companies I’ve been involved with. These alphas, or betas, or v1.0 or v0.1 launches are exciting moments, as they signify the transition from an idea to a product. And, it’s at that point that the real work begins.

Hiring? Try the crowd navigation method

(Editor’s note: Brad Feld is an early stage investor and co-founder of Foundry Group. This story originally appeared on his blog.)

Beware the hockey stick in your budget

(Editor’s note: Brad Feld is an early stage investor and co-founder of Foundry Group. This story originally appeared on his blog.)

Hey VCs, it’s not your company!

(Editor’s note: Brad Feld is an early stage investor and co-founder of Foundry Group. This post originally appeared on his blog.)