Category: Startups

  • Lessons On Building A Great Go To Market Strategy

    Lessons On Building A Great Go To Market Strategy

    The most important thing any business or person can do is build a Go To Market (GTM) strategy. This is how you will sell yourself or your product in a market.

  • America Is Great

    America Is Great

    Startup Land Two years ago I wrote a LinkedIn article on a train ride home titled “I believe in America.” I was trying to be cute, tying in a Godfather movie reference in there to make a catchy title.

  • How Companies Exploit Open Source

    How Companies Exploit Open Source

    Elastic Search NV, the company behind Elastic Search and its companion product Kibana changed its license from Apache 2.0 (fully open source) to a Server Side Public License (SSPL) and the Elastic License in 2021.

  • Work From Home is Here to Stay

    Work From Home is Here to Stay

    We kept your asses afloat during the pandemic and you want us to prove to you that we should be able to continue to work from home?

  • How to Get Startup Funding

    How to Get Startup Funding

    As the Startup grows and matures it should attract more VC money and the ownership pie changes. With every VC investor, you sell parts of your company. This is incredibly important if you want to maintain control of your company and should be carefully analyzed.

  • Advice from a Venture Capitalist

    Advice from a Venture Capitalist

    …my wife is my biggest cheerleader. She encouraged and supported me to step out of the Engineering world and into the Startup world.

  • Big Data and Infrastructure

    Big Data and Infrastructure

    What if researchers adjust the mixture ratios of concrete or temper steel differently to extract more performance based on terabytes of data from a central research big data Hadoop cluster?

  • What is The Freemium Model And Why it Matters!

    What is The Freemium Model And Why it Matters!

    The Freemium Model is like making a deal with the Devil. You want to get more users and minimize your acquisition costs so you put out a free version of your product or service.

  • How Street Photography Makes Better Startups

    How Street Photography Makes Better Startups

    If you’ve been following my blog posts, you’d know that RapidMiner isn’t the first Startup I’ve worked for, I’ve been at Startups for over two decades! My first one was straight out of school for an engineering firm in New Mexico. It was the best of times and the worst of times. I am who […]

  • Buying a Business is What MBA Holders Do

    Buying a Business is What MBA Holders Do

    Brian tweeted an interesting link the other day about a new trend that HBR picked up on. It was about newly minted MBA graduates buying existing businesses instead of going right into the consulting world. At the Harvard Business School, for example, the number of MBAs who decide to look for a business to acquire […]