The idea’s great, but the leadership team stinks… – Venture capitalists are in the business of saying no – but Flybridge Capital Partners general partner Jeff Bussgang notes that the hardest position to be in is when the idea is a great one, but the team presenting it simply does not seem capable of pulling it off.
Three keys to a remarkable product – A remarkable product is a sure-fire way to capture a VCs interest, but how can you be sure you’re building one? Venrock’s Sean O’Malley gives three ways you might be able to tell.
Do dysfunctional families breed entrepreneurs? – Does the chaos that comes from a dysfunctional childhood better prepare the children of those homes for the start-up world? Serial entrepreneur (and child of a dysfunctional home) Steve Blank explores the connections.
Startup Spotlight: Ugolog let’s you keep an eye on your home while you’re not there –With nothing but a Webcam – no software and no additional hardware – Ugolog lets you monitor your house, pet or whatever you want from any place, any time.
Leveling the education landscape for entrepreneurs – More and more online ventures are letting student entrepreneurs find mentors and take their ideas from concept to reality. FledgeWing.com founder Lewis Drummond looks at what they have to offer.
12 facts about entrepreneurs that may surprise you – Think you know who the average entrepreneur is? Think again, says serial software entrepreneur Dharmesh Shah, who points out a dozen interesting facts from a new Kauffman Foundation report.