Valuation Quiz

I received an email today from Tom Astle, head of Investment Strategy at Difference Capital, (I am on their mailing list). It was a good email that is worthy of discussion for startups and investors. Here is the email in full, with some of my thoughts at the end....

3 Insights from 2013 World Mobile Congress

The 2013 World Mobile Congress was held in Barcelona Spain this past week. 70,000 people representing most of the upper echelons of the mobile business world were in attendance. Their agenda: Develop strategy, do deals, sell product, gain market share, and just move,...

Top Dog On A Tight Rope

Bob Sutton is a renowned Professor of Management Science at the Stanford Engineering School. I recently listened to podcast Sutton did at the Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series, in which he was talking about his recent book Good Boss, Bad Boss. In his...

Strategy or Execution?

"I would rather have great execution and mediocre strategy than the other way around." I have heard this so often, and in fact used to be one of those people that would pound the table and repeat the above statement. What I have come to realize is that with...

Welcome to the era of MeData™

I just finished participating in the Silicon Alley Invitational Golf Tournament in New York. Every year, one of the projects PODIUM Ventures is working on sponsors this tournament, as it is one of the best networking events available when it comes to Consumer Internet...