cowboy me, 2.0: jose nazario beauty and the street

Four short links: 23 August 2013

new york jfk, stage investor, puzzle board, accelerator program

/var/null -- After fifteen minutes, one of the police officers marched into the room and scolded, You didnt tell us you have a checked bag! I explained that I had already handed my baggage claim ticket to a TSA agent, so I had in fact informed someone that I had a checked bag. He asked me many of the same questions I had already answered multiple times - my name, my address, what I had done so far that day. To this day, I dont think my company has a working landline phone in the entire office - our "main line" is a virtual assistant that just forwards calls to our cell phones. Whats the limit on it? he said, and then, noticing that I didnt laugh, quickly added, That was a joke.

Google Ventures Puts $258M Into Uber, Its Largest Deal Ever | TechCrunch -- A Certificate Of Incorporation unearthed by AllThingsD today shows that Uber has closed $361.2 million in its latest round. Interestingly enough, Google Ventures is an early-stage investor in Uber competitor SideCar, but because Uber is focusing on being everybodys private space elevator and self-driving cab*, we guess this isnt a conflict. Google Ventures co-founder David Drummond however has joined the Uber board, as Dan Primack reports , along with TPG Capital co-founder David Bonderman.

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After reviewing 300 startup applications, this is what I learned techfounder -- The U.K apparently was as a big a market as the U.S for this vertical - I added U.S and U.K numbers together. Many of our batch companies were international companies, and they used market research about expected Internet / mobile penetration in the next few years to show how this will turn quickly into a big opportunity. Others submitted with a video that is not really about the team - an animated demo of the product or a presentation of the CEO at some event. Fund raising is a full time job , and if you are a single founder it becomes very difficult to fund raise and run a company at the same time. If you have a strong background and a product with traction - none of that matters. it's when you can convince investors and not before" - Paul Graham on convincing investors .

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