If you have a hot idea for an Internet start-up, conventional wisdom goes, do not tell anyone. Draw up a non-disclosure agreement, file a provisional patent, and have your friends sign frieNDAs. Skip the therapist. Do not go out. Stop tweeting. Thieves, copycats and precocious 17-year olds are everywhere, handing you cocktails, eavesdropping on your Sunday brunch, eager to make a Winklevoss of you. You are in super-stealth mode, in start-up parlance, and you should most certainly not blog about how you are “working on something exciting.” That’s just begging to get Zucked.
The current generation of venture capitalists, by contrast, don’t mind getting Zucked; increasingly, they’re asking for it.
Brand new start-up Hyperpublic is taking a novel strategy to wooing tech talent by gamifying the process with a two-part programming challenge.
“We just felt like there is so much noise out there,” founder Jordan Cooper told The Observer. “Tons of companies with no real engineering culture begging for engineers to come Read More
Eric Hippeau is stepping down as CEO of Huffington Post following yesterday’s mega merger with Aol. But’s he’s not wasting any time diving back into business, joining on with HuffPo founder Ken Lerer as a general partner at Lerer Ventures.
This is a return to form for Hippeau, who worked as a VC for Read More
It’s common in a metropolis like New York for people to ignore the majority of what goes on around them. Without that filter, we would all go a bit crazy.
But Hyperpublic, a startup that launched this morning, thinks users might be interested to learn about the people, places and things they pass Read More