Tag: monetization

Target the Wanna Be’s

It struck me today that the many of the most successful business models on the web are targeted at the wanna-be’s.  Consider, the success of Urban Daddy or aSmallWorld. Are these services really being used

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The Mistake That Some Startups Make

  From an investment perspective it has always bothered my that some startups launch with the goal of first obtaining scale, and only later introducing advertising or other form(s) of monetization. However, this strategy has

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The Google Effect: Suppliers Beware

An interesting trend is taking shape within the world of venture capital and web 2.0 startups. During the last bubble, the liquidity event everyone hoped for was the IPO. Now it seems to be an

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