April 23, 2014

Why is capitalism maligned by the Left?

Have you followed the latest meme started by Mike Arrington? It began with a post titled, “Startups are hard. So work more, cry less and quit all the whining.” The title seemed innocuous and content to of the post basically explained that startups have always been hard, highlighting a 1994 quote from early Netscape engineer [...]

My thoughts on our latest release: ShopSavvy 5

I can’t believe it, but we have been working on ShopSavvy for over three years – the original version of the app was released in November 2008. Today we released the fifth major update to the application (on iOS and Android). The primary focus of the release is our new wallet feature. Here is a [...]

Think twice about using the courts to get even. . .

Liz Gannes from All Things D recently wrote a story about a founder who is suing Benchmark Capital for stealing his idea. The founder, Raj Abhyanker, tells a oft repeated story about how his ‘idea’ was lifted by a venture capital firm. After reading the details I am fairly certain Raj doesn’t have a case [...]

Counteroffers and Threats

Companies like ShopSavvy are in hiring mode. They are looking for the best and brightest in their fields to come join their teams. Often the ‘best and brightest’ are working for other companies and aren’t actively seeking new employment. Of course many of these candidates aren’t opposed to looking at new opportunities. Tip One: Make [...]

We just raised $7M, now what?

Back in October I wrote a post titled, “Post Funding, The Real Work Begins…” We had closed on the first million dollars of our eventual $7M round and everyone was spending a lot of time congratulating us. Now that we have closed on the full round (read more about it here) I thought it might [...]