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When Your First Company Is Working, but Another Is Beckoning -
May 29, 2013 | NYT | By JULIE WEED.

Uptown Treehouse creates campaigns employing elements for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon and Outbrain. It helps companies introduce new products and initiatives.... While building Uptown Treehouse, Mr. Badshah and a programmer, Kevin Yu, created software that searches social media and other Web sources to generate sales leads, and that software has taken on a life of its own.

In fact, the lead-generation software was so effective that Mr. Badshah and Mr. Yu created a separate start-up, Socedo, to develop and sell the software.
start_ups  lead_generation  SaaS  software  entrepreneur  serial_entrepreneurship 
may 2013 by jerryking
Venture capitalists and serial entrepreneurs
May 1997 | Journal of Business Venturing | Mike Wright, Ken Robbie, Christine Ennew.

A paper examines the importance of serial entrepreneurs to the venture capital industry, with particular emphasis on those who have exited from an initial investment in the venture capitalists portfolio. and presents a 9-fold classification of types of serial venture. ranging from start-up /start-up through to buy-out/buy-out. The paper addresses the venture capitalists‘ perspective based on a representative sample of 55 venture capitalists. The “U. V - . . I results show that previous experience is only one element considered by venture capitalists in their investment criteria for serial entrepreneurs; that assets of previous experience generally exceed liabilities for serial entrepreneurs; that assets of previous experience generally exceed liabilities for entrepreneurs receiving second time venture capital financing but that serial entrepreneurs do not appear to perform better than novice entrepreneurs in whom venture capital firms invest during the same period.
serial_entrepreneurship  venture_capital  vc  serial_entrepreneur 
august 2012 by jerryking
I'll Be Back -- Delaying Retirement -- Future Planning |
Feb 1, 2008 | Inc. Magazine | By Leigh Buchanan |

Business owners may dream of kicking back, all the way back, after years of full-throttle company building. Yet many return to the fray, suffering adrenaline withdrawal and lured by new opportunities. No one has quantified this breed's failure rate when it comes to permanent retirement. But numerous entrepreneurs tell the same tale: "I sold the business and figured I had it made, so I retired. That lasted about three months."...Running a company leaves scant opportunity to personally assist immunization programs in Africa or build irrigation systems in rural Latin America. Yet those are the sorts of experiences that change people and supply direction for meaningful lives, according to Marc Freedman, founder and president of Civic Ventures and author of Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life. "Join the Peace Corps. Live in a part of the world where there's tremendous need," advises Freedman. "This is your chance to lift yourself out of your comfort zone....For more ideas and insights on creative ways to recharge, take a look at the following books: Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life, by Marc Freedman; Don't Retire, Rewire!, by Jeri Sedlar and Rick Miners; and Retire Smart, Retire Happy, by Nancy K. Schlossberg.
entrepreneur  books  serial_entrepreneur  midlife  serial_entrepreneurship  retirement  accessories  seniorpreneurs  Second_Acts  purpose  mission-driven 
november 2011 by jerryking
Serial entrepreneurs profit from past mistakes
Nov. 03, 2010 | Globe and Mail | CATHRYN ATKINSON. While
serial entrepreneurs bring a wealth of knowledge to a start-up in the
same industry, their business skills are applicable across a range of

“I enjoy being able to move between industries,” said Mr. Gustavson.
“There are things you need to learn about specific industries but
customer service is customer service. Whether you’re selling a widget or
foreign exchange, the customer wants to have a positive experience,
have value, and have it delivered on time.”
serial_entrepreneur  serial_entrepreneurship  start_ups  entrepreneur  customer_service  on-time  lessons_learned  mistakes 
november 2010 by jerryking
The big money comes in through the out door
July 20 2009 12:09 | Financial Times | By Jonathan Moules. A
recession is said to be the perfect time to start up a business. It is
also the moment to plan selling one. Coutts, the private bank, found
that 54 per cent of their owner-manager clients ponder the best way to
offload their business on a daily or weekly basis while 71 per cent
consider their exit at least once a month. The winter of recession is
the ideal time to start planning a sale. The average sale of a business
takes two years to organise properly, so anyone wishing to take
advantage of the next economic upturn should start preparing today.
fundraising  exits  serial_entrepreneurship  private_equity  preparation  selling_a_business 
august 2009 by jerryking
Striking Out On Your Own
Mar 19, 2009 | Newsweek Web Exclusive| Newsweek's Nick Summers interviews Lynda Resnick.

Now is a good time to start a company, says Lynda Resnick, the founder of Fiji Water and POM Wonderful.
interviews  water  serial_entrepreneur  serial_entrepreneurship  Lynda_Resnick  women  pomegranates 
march 2009 by jerryking
The case for the 'super angel' investor
Jan 28, 2009 FT video featuring Jonathan Moules interviewing serial entrepreneur Andrew Rickman.
serial_entrepreneurship  interviews  investing  start_ups  angels  investors 
february 2009 by jerryking / Columnists / Luke Johnson - Rites of passage for young entrepreneurs
Published: July 15 2008 FT column By Luke Johnson that focuses
on the fact that Gen X and Gen Y entrepreneurs have never been in
business during a recession. Worries that a lot of their companies are
fragile constructs, not built to weather severe conditions. Established
corporates have years of retained profits to fall back on but smaller,
newer businesses do not.
adversity  bouncing_back  brands  coming-of-age  entrepreneurship  Fortune_500  fragility  Generation_X  hard_times  large_companies  Luke_Johnson  recessions  resilience  retained_earnings  serial_entrepreneurship  setbacks  start_ups 
february 2009 by jerryking
The Secrets of Serial Success -
August 20, 2007 WSJ article by By GWENDOLYN BOUNDS, KELLY K. SPORS and RAYMUND FLANDEZ | profiling serial entrepreneurs.
Gwendolyn_Bounds  small_business  serial  entrepreneur  entrepreneurship  Kelly_K._Spors  start_ups  Raymund_Flandez  serial_entrepreneur  serial_entrepreneurship 
february 2009 by jerryking
A unique ecosystem to nurture startups
May 24, 2008 G&M article by Gordon Pitts reporting on Terry
Matthews' warning that Canada is an increasingly barren landscape for
building technology companies.
Canadian  Gordon_Pitts  Terry_Matthews  Wesley_Clover  serial_entrepreneurship  start_ups  angels 
january 2009 by jerryking
The Ingredients of His Success
WSJ book review of 1,000 Dollars & An Idea by Sam Wyly. 338.04092 WYL WYL Kennedy/Eglinton
entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  book_reviews  serial_entrepreneurship  moguls 
january 2009 by jerryking

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