A Startup Guide For Making Your First Executive Hire

October 17, 2013

By Kyle Wong. This article originally appeared on Forbes, October 17, 2013.

Starting a company is easy, building one is hard.

As a startup founder your job is to recruit a world-class team. The first step is to naturally surround yourself with a passionate founder team with complementary skill sets whom you trust and work well […]

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Neon Labs Inc. Software Predicts Your Pick To Click

October 15, 2013

By John D. Oravecz . This article originally appeared on Trib Live, October 17, 2013.

Editors know that images help draw consumers to news and social media websites.

Sophie Lebrecht, CEO and co-founder of Neon Labs Inc., a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company, says using powerful images as thumbnails — the small photos that link to […]

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Is Music The Key To Success?

October 12, 2013

By Joanne Lipman. This article originally appeared on The New York Times, October 12, 2013.

Condoleezza Rice trained to be a concert pianist. Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, was a professional clarinet and saxophone player. The hedge fund billionaire Bruce Kovner is a pianist who took classes at Juilliard.

Multiple studies link music […]

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XSeed Capital To Focus Solely On IT Investing

October 9, 2013

By Deborah Gage. This article originally appeared on PEVC Dow Jones VentureWire, October 9, 2013.

XSeed Capital is stepping back from investing in life sciences and clean energy startups to focus solely on information technology, VentureWire has learned.

The firm is following what’s become a familiar path in Silicon Valley, as more venture firms find that […]

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The Innovators: Robert Siegel

October 1, 2013

By Lisa Holton. This article originally appeared on Law Technology News, October 1, 2013.

The venture capitalist says the legal technology market is between $8 and $16 billion.


Birthplace: Los Angeles

Location: Portola Valley, Calif.

Age: 45 […]

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Technology Giants Back TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup – Breeze

September 9, 2013

This article originally appeared on PR Newswire, September 9, 2013.

Mobile App makers using technology to solve the most common problems between onsite service providers and customers

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Breeze, the first company to leverage the power of the smartphone to automate the $120 billion onsite service provider […]

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Lex Machina: ‘Moneyball’ Meets Patent Lawsuits

By Patrick Hoge. This article originally appeared on San Francisco Business Times, September 3, 2013.

Federal investigators recently called for patent officials to study patent lawsuit trends in an effort to improve the quality of patents, which many critics say have been overly broad and vulnerable to litigation abuse.

To support its recommendation, the Government Accountability […]

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