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Does sharing of ideas help?
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

In an older post by Valto “What is the Value of an Idea?“, we talked about the lesser importance of ideas and the greater importance of execution. There we also discussed how all entrepreneurs face this question, does sharing of ideas help? Is it not risky, what about the IPR? As an entrepreneur and having… Read more…

Would You Switch Your Idea If You Got Funding?
Monday, September 20th, 2010

How flexible are you with your startup idea? Would you believe Reddit was the result of the founders being asked by the investor to come up with a completely different idea from the one they originally pitched him in exchange for assured funding? That’s the story of Alexis Ohanian co-founder of Reddit on his chance… Read more…

What Is The Value Of An Idea?
Saturday, June 12th, 2010

In our past posts we’ve talked a lot about ideas, the role they play in startups, how to nurture them and a whole lot more. All said and done, what is the value of an idea alone? As a serial entrepreneur having founded several of my own startups, as well as and having had even… Read more…

The Risk Of Making Your Startup Idea Public And The Cost Of Secrecy
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

When you’ve stumbled upon a great startup idea, there are some practical approaches to sharing as much practical information publicly as you possibly can while keeping your most important cards close to you and sharing them with a limited group of people in a limited way. Large companies appear to share everything with the public… Read more…

Are Your Ideas Safe With VC’s?
Sunday, May 30th, 2010

An interesting podcast by Venture Capital TWiVC (podcast #6), brought out an important issue in about the 33:30 min mark when they talk about how traditional VC’s can share a startups insights among their portfolio companies. They went on to explain how up to 5% of all the VC’s they know can share a startup… Read more…