How to ace the VC pitch

Are you ready to present your plans to an investor who will not share your level of expertise or passion for your chosen domain? You’ve got 30 minutes and about a dozen prepared slides to get the job done.

Hallelujah – Softbank/Sprint makes three

Since the announcement yesterday that Japan-based Softbank is making a bid for majority control of Sprint-Nextel, the analysts have been busy churning through the implications. But the simplest and clearest one is this: The US wireless market will no longer be a tightly-controlled duopoly.

‘The future is f!@*ing bright! Time to buy sunglasses!’ Dave McClure on what makes Russia so sexy to Silicon Valley

Once a remote hinterland in terms of foreign investment, Russia is now emerging as a hot destination for investors looking for a slice of the action on the digital frontier. The recent Landing Page conference was a perfect example of the New Russian Scene. Just ask 500 Startups founder Dave McClure…