Dos and Don’ts When Raising Venture Capital For the First Time

Every now and then I run into a post that I’d love VC Cafe readers to see. The post “What I learned from raising venture capital” by Gabriel Weinberg, the founder of DuckDuckGo is one of them. WHAT TO DO WHEN RAISING VENTURE CAPITAL: Save up good news for the middle of the process – launching features that promote growth and getting recognition from the industry (awards, etc) in good timing can help “maximize luck” Continue Reading

IM Creator – High Class Websites for the Masses, with 126,000 Websites Created and Counting.

IM Creator is gaining speed on its Israeli competitor Wix.com to become a leading WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) web design website. IM Creator offers high end web design for designers who need to rapidly prototype for their clients, small business owners who haven’t a clue of how to make a website, or for anyone who finds Adobe Dreamweaver too complicated. Continue Reading

Thoughts on Spanish Startups from La Red Innova 2011

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I’m currently in Madrid, Spain, giving a keynote in La Red Innova, speaking about mobile search and its impact on ecommerce. Red Innova is a thought leadership conference held for the third year in Madrid Continue Reading

Israeli Startup Picapp Merges with YBrant Media

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Ybrant Media, an large Indian Media portfolio of companies, has acquired Israeli startup PicApp for an undisclosed amount. This is Ybrant Media’s second acquisition in Israel. The company has previously bought Advertising startup Oridian in 2007. Continue Reading