The goal of the blog is to spread information and knowledge about Lean Startup Methodologies, which are not only useful for startup but also for any company that want to innovate. You will find the new blog about Lean Startup Methodologies and Entrepreneurship here: www.franciscopalao.com. You also can find Francisco Palao on his twitter account @fpalao.
This is his first article , a post about what is and what is not an startup? www.franciscopalao.com/2012/11/20/que-es-una-startup-y-que-no
Pinterest’s rise has helped highlight the value of social discovery over traditional search for shopping and the lesson hasn’t been lost on competitors. TheFind, a shopping search site with a trove of product data, is going after Pinterest with the launch of Glimpse, a new Facebook shopping discovery app that is built on top of Facebook “like” data. The app curates shopping pages for users based on their likes, as well the stuff their friends like.
PARTNER: The person that associates with other people in order to reach an objective.
This first post is devoted to the word "partner" because it is a word that I like but I'm always amazed at the ability we have to be cynical about. This would not be important if it would not affect the business. My experience as a mere observer is that the ancestral human being prevents rational control of the objectives.
I recomend reading this article on the impact of MIT-related entrepreneurship to the economic development of a region.
The article estimates close to one million jobs worldwide were created by MIT-related entrepreneurship: California - estimated at 526,000 jobs, New York -estimated at 231,000 jobs, Texas - estimated at 184,000, and Virginia - estimated at 136,000).
Source: Kauffman Foundation
It was only last week when I started talking about the upcoming battle in mobile ecommerce, and then Facebook, in a shopping spree that also included Instagram (in a bidding war with Twitter that inflated the price to an incredible $1B that blows away all the charts), surprised the world by announcing the acquisition of Tagtile for a more modest (by comparison) $40M. What's Facebook play?
Pre-revenues startups benefited from more angel investment in 2011 than in previous years. While traditional VC has progressively shifted to support post-revenue businesses, angels and groups of angels -also known as "superangels"- have filled the investment void funding more idea-only businesses.