Entries tagged "DCTech"

What's in a like? It's a button press. A social media smile. It's a sign of appreciation... acceptance. It has meaning. Of something. Yet rarely of anything of any value. If likes were wishes and wishes were horses, like beggars would ride. "Please like my page!" "Please vote for me in this Read More

posted in category DC Tech

Recently in a little back and forth and friendly chiding between the Washington Post's Steven Overly and me on twitter, Steven derided me for hating on government involvement in startups which evolved to poking me for being a hater of most DCTech companies.  This just in: @glehel says Crystal Tech Fund Read More

posted in category DC Tech

The three biggest lies...  The check's in the mail Something about something that is inappropriate for a business blog that involves bodily fluid I'm from the government and I'm hear to help you Lately, especially after the blog post, "DCTech Under a New Mayor," I've been accused by some of speaking out of both Read More

posted in category Startup

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery does the same hold true for plagiarism. Here's two slide by slide comparisons of 1776's Investor presentation created July 2013 (on the left) and a presentation given by 500 Startups (at the time), Paul Singh on August of 2012 (on the right). I Read More

posted in category DC Tech

On the evening of Tuesday, April 1, it was final, Mayor Vincent Gray had been defeated by Muriel Bowser as the Democratic nominee for the Mayor of DC. DC has never had a republican mayor. In fact since DC’s first Mayor, Walter Washington, there have been a total of 7 mayors and Read More

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For sometime I’ve been struggling with the Startup Industrial Complex’s definition of Awesome. It would seem that if you are part of the non-discriminating tech press, which pretty much means every tech rag, if you're a tech "journalist" you believe every startup is awesome. The bar of awesomeness seems as simple Read More

posted in category Culture

Walk into any Starbucks or even better, Pete’s Coffee in Silicon Valley and it’s abuzz with startup talk. It’s ripe with tech riffs. It’s a flurry of fabulousness. There’s tech startup density in Northern California. There’s startup legacy and technology DNA running all the way down the 101 from the Read More

posted in category Culture

There are a ton of DC companies that I just never saw them pitch nor had the chance to invest. Some of them like, Spree Commerce, Canvas, Everfi, have attracted serious VCs, investing real money, and are now well beyond the seed stage. There's a ton of ideas and "companies" that Read More

posted in category DC Tech

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