Extracting Talent from Large Companies to Work in Startups

There’s a serious talent shortage right now for strong analytical and technical people. It’s a shortage for startups and established companies alike. Startups, inventing the future, are a much better place for the talent but it’s difficult to convince people that there’s a better, more exciting opportunity when things are good enough. People are generally…

Billboards and Startups

Driving up and down the 101 in Silicon Valley you’ll see a highway littered with billboards for startups and established technology companies. Some of these billboards are advertising products and some are advertising job openings (“you could be at work now and commute less…”). With all the talk of moving off-line spending online, billboards in…

Atlanta Startup Weekend 2012 Notes

Tonight I had the opportunity to hear the final pitches at Atlanta Startup Weekend 2012 at Georgia Tech’s ATDC. The teams did a great job, especially considering they only had a weekend. With over 120 people, Atlanta Startup Weekend continues to be one of the largest annual startup events in town. Here’s a summary of the…

Notes from SaaS Growth and the Cost of Capital

SaaS Capital has some great resources for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies with one of them being a white paper titled SaaS Growth and the Cost of Capital. ExactTarget in the 8x revenue club is a great example of the SaaS business model, which is one of my favorites. Here are some notes from SaaS Growth and the Cost of…