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About Those Freemium and Free Trial Models…

Facebook uses the freemium model to sign up hundreds of thousands of followers. LinkedIn offers free trials to entice potential advertisers to try premium services with free ad placement credits. Will the free trials and freemium business models that have launched some of the most successful recurring revenue business and services work for your company? Mike Morini, president and CEO …

Early Venture Capitalists Immortalized in Film

If you are at the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival in Austin this week run don’t walk to the nearest movie theater screening Something Ventured, a new documentary offering an insider’s look at the genesis of some of the most successful tech companies in the US. Something Ventured, narrated by Po Bronson, features interviews with the original VCs …

Film on Early Venture Capitalists to Debut at SXSW

  A one-of-a kind documentary film chronicling the early years of Silicon Valley’s venture capital industry will debut in the Spotlight Premiere category of the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival in Austin in a few weeks (March 11-19). “Something Ventured” is a must see for everyone in the tech business, but it will captivate most anyone who uses a computer, creates …

The Original Venture Capitalists: A New Film

An early screening of the first documentary film about the founders of Silicon Valley’s venture capital industry mesmerized an audience of investment bankers and VCs, lawyers, entrepreneurs, technologists and others when it was unveiled by the Western Association of Venture Capitalists as a work-in-progress at a reception last night at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Commercializing the Next Generation of Technology

Some words of wisdom from yesterday’s panelists at Boston University’s Executive Networking Breakfast “Commercializing the Next Generation of Technology” in Menlo Park, CA:   1) “US needs business model innovation” (Innovation is different than invention) 2) “Market Bridging” – Always link technology to the market 3) “You don’t want a solution in search of a problem” 4) “IP is important, …