from Paul Smalera:

Startups are big in Boulder, but where are the tech billionaires?

June 20, 2012

"I'm not interested in working on this unless it's going to be a multi-billion dollar idea. If I thought this would be a hundred million dollar company -- what's the point?" - Anonymous entreprerneur discussing his startup. Overheard in front of Ozo Coffee, Boulder, CO.

Tech Tonic checks in at the NY Tech Meetup

By John Peabody
June 7, 2012

Reuters’ Rhonda Schaffler checks in at the first New York Tech Meetup since the Facebook IPO to talk financing and startups with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Startup BitGym aims to inspire geeks to work out with iPads, iPhones

By Guest Contributor
November 15, 2011

– Alastair Goldfisher is a contributor for PE Hub and acting Editor-in-Charge at Venture Capital Journal, both Thomson Reuters publications. This article originally appeared here. Any views expressed are his own. –

from MediaFile:

Online education site raises $3 mil in a round led by Groupon founders

October 12, 2011

Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell have invested in online educational site (with one complicate name) Udemy through their venture capital fund Lightbank. Udemy just announced a $3 million Series A round of financing led by Lightbank that also includes funding from MHS Capital and 500 Startups.

Bringing order to the unruly world of early stage entrepreneurship

By Guest Contributor
October 1, 2011

This article originally appeared in the Venture Capital Journal, a Thomson Reuters publication.

Employee rewards site raises $24 million from Sequoia Capital

September 28, 2011

Prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital is wading into the near $50-billion employee rewards market with its $24.5 million Series C round of financing of online San Francisco-based company Achievers.

Manning up in Silicon Valley

By Guest Contributor
September 23, 2011

— Connie Loizos is a contributor for PE Hub, a Thomson Reuters publication. This article originally appeared here. The views expressed are her own. —

VC firm to form “Jedi Council” of entrepreneurs

By Guest Contributor
September 15, 2011

— Joanna Glasner is a contributor for PE Hub, a Thomson Reuters publication. This article originally appeared here. —

Why venture capitalists invest in pigs, not chickens

September 12, 2011

— Jeff Bussgang is a former entrepreneur and partner at Flybridge Capital Partners. This article originally appeared on his blog Seeing Both Sides. The views expressed are his own. —

Why governments don’t get startups

By Guest Contributor
September 5, 2011

– Steve Blank is a serial entrepreneur. He teaches at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley’s Haas Business School and at Columbia. He is the author of “The Four Steps to the Epiphany” and “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost”. This article originally appeared here. The views expressed are his own. –