SpeedFuning – Angels Den 21 June 2010 – WinsfordImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/8crjfb
Silicon Valley is changing rapidly in many aspects. Today I want to highlight two related trends in the web/tech industry (non-biotech).
The transformation of high tech, sophisticated companies into something that “just works”.
This scenario is causing the end of the due diligence process for seed investments as there is no longer anything to dig into anymore; you just have to share a few signup numbers, active users and growth rate. You don’t need more than 2 hours!
10 years ago, companies like Google were running on powerful proprietary…
“.. almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs
Quote from Steve Jobs…
Sign at the HP GarageImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/4CRnvK
The HP Garage is the famous birthplace of Silicon Valley where the company Hewlett-Packard (HP) was founded. Here’s the famous 11 rules that encapsulated the work ethos of Silicon Valley:
Believe you can change the world.
Work quickly, keep the tools unlocked, work whenever.
Know when to work alone and when to work together.
Share – tools, ideas. Trust your colleagues.
No politics. No bureaucracy. (These are ridiculous in a garage.)
The customer defines a job well done.
Radical ideas are not bad ideas.
Invent different ways of working.
Make a contribution every…
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Mashape CEO, Augusto, wrote a guest post on SiliconANGLE
This post originally appeared on our blog here: The API market is taking a big shape
I asked myself a question: What are the real magic pills that a geek entrepreneur should have to increase his chance to success? By observing two successful startups closely, I began to understand that, most of the time, it is a combination of several factors. I was lucky enough to get to know two successful start-ups and began to understand that the real power lies in their soul.
One year ago, I slept in the AirBnb
building for nearly 3 weeks, when they were just a company comprising of eight people. I also worked in their office/living room and played…
Stormtroopers working on Mashape updates Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r
Since we launched, we’ve got a sweet response from the community. Thank you all!
Today we pushed out some new Mashape updates: