Posts Tagged ‘Fred Wilson’

Engagio: A Start-Up Conceived In Comment Boxes

Who would have thought that a funded start-up can come up between conversations in comment boxes? Engagio came into being just four months after Mr. William Mougayar, founder of Equentia, started posting on comment boxes on Mr. Fred Wilson’s blog regarding the “scattered comments” problem as comments feeds from the multitude of social networking sites [...]

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NYC Getting A Software Engineering High School This Fall

On top of gathering steam on the tech university space, New York will also be getting a software engineering school soon. The Academy for Software Engineering will be the city’s first public high school especially geared towards teaching software development. Getting kids started with programming early was what gave rise to many of the most [...]

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Fred Wilson Is Too Cool For School

What’s been making the rounds this week is Fred Wilson’s talk at Baruch College, CUNY. The occasion was a CUNY initiative about the future of journalism. Wilson approached it from an entrepreneur angle and mentioned something about not necessarily needing to finish school to be a successful, well, entrepreneur. While this part of his talk [...]

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A Briefing On the FriendsList-SocialListing Issue

By issue is meant a rather commonplace occurrence where great ideas are turned into separate  potentially viable companies by a group of enthusiastic techies. The problem is this minor non-event has been elevated to the heights of a potential  ‘Winklevoss’ situation after the whiny Ivy League twins going after Mark Zuckerberg. At least it didn’t [...]

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Fred Wilson Calls For More Engineers, More Infrastructure

Talent and bandwidth are two things the Big Apple needs ASAP if it wants to revitalize its economy, so says VC sage Fred Wilson in a recent blog post. According to him New York’s twin pillars of tech—digital media/software and the biotech/energy field—are languishing from a shortage of personnel and infrastructure. He points out that [...]

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Now Everyone Thinks A Tech Bubble Is Ready To Burst

Considering the mad rush among VCs to invest in the next big or even moderately successful startup servicing a particular branch of social media, more than one investor (Fred Wilson included) has wondered if a bubble is on its way to bursting. This sense of impending peril seems to be the inevitable dip in the [...]

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Tech Startups Are A Bubble? Uh Oh.

Rest assured it’s more thoughtful speculation than reality. Speculation on Fred Wilson’s part, to be exact. In a recent blog post, he observed: “I think the competition for ‘hot’ deals is making people crazy and I am seeing many more unnatural acts from investors happening. If it were just valuations rising quickly, I’d be a [...]

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