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At first blush this probably seems like a silly question. Why after all if you already have investors would you like to introduce them to Angellist? Let me explain... My business partners and I are mature serial entrpreneurs that have several hundred investors that have invested in our companies over the years. Most of these accredited investors have limited domain expertise. By introducing these investors to Angellist we felt that they as investors would benefit from association with expert domain investors, Second Market, an active investment community and it would allow our current venture to benefit from a large, self generated following that might attract high profile investors from the current Angellist community. Running our investors through Angellist really could simplify our fundraising as well when you consider all the REG D and other regulatory hoops we have traditionally had to jump through. All that being said, we have not been able to determine if Angellist allows entrepreneurs to engage in building their own following with investors who are presently outside the ecosystem. Any chance you would know the answer to this or be able to point us in the right direction?
Hi Daniel, I was checking out your To Do list after reading through your GX1 post on Tynan's site and thought I'd let you know about a pretty insane deal to Maldives.
Washington DC (IAD) to Male (MLE) for $675, round trip incl taxes. $1200 is a normal fare. Departure dates beginning February 18th, with returns up to a month out. This is an extremely limited sale.To book directly visit: http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-us/ and select "flexible with dates" to find the best pricing. Tip: Put in your United Airlines ( a Turkish partner) frequent flier number and earn an amazing 18,000 miles.
I've been looking for flights to India for March to photograph the Holi festival which I'm sure would be right up your ally! The colors there are incredible! So I'm using this flight deal to get me there and then just taking some short flight to India for about $250 one way and then back again. It'll work out to roughly the same cost as getting to India, but I get a free stop over in Turkey and Maldives. A win win.
I've helped friends of mine search for jobs a few times, and I realized that the way I go about it is pretty unconventional, so I decided to write a blog post about it to help anyone who wants to try a different approach.
There are a few key things to know about the way I would look for a job, namely:
Here is the process I would recommend. If it were me looking for a job, these are the things I would do. By way of illustration for this blog post, I'm going to use the position of "Radiology Technician" that a friend of mine is looking to be hired for.
The first thing I would try to do is understand the job that I'm looking to get hired for. I'd check up on the average salary for the position (it looks to be about $53k in the DC area). I'd make sure I have the qualifications & certifications to do the job. I'd look at the skillsets I'd need, which appear to be things like Diagnostic radiography, Sonography, Fluoroscopy, CTs, MRIs, Mammography and more. I'd make sure I knew how to do these things, and do them well (remember: You're the best at this). For the purposes of this blog post, we'll assume that via rigorous education and clinical schooling, I possess these skills.
Socialize recently graduated from Turner's MediaCamp accelerator.
If you want to apply for next year's program, you can do so in early 2013.
Here's a video of some schwag Turner gave MediaCamp participants.
And here's a tour of the MediaCamp office:
Who could ask for a better mom than this?
Daniel: Hey what’s up it’s daniel. I’m here with my mom. Hi mom.
Mom: Hi, and i’m driving.
Here's a transcript of the video:
Daniel: I’m here with mike and mike is the founder of Factor 55. We’re here at the expo. Mike has a couple of really awesome that he made. We’re just telling how to kickstart it. He hasn’t really heard about it. We’re saying he should totally do it. If you watch this video and you think mike should put these products at kickstarter email him at [email protected] Tell us what you got going on right here.
Mike: What we’ve done is we’ve addressed a shortfall of off road Winching. The traditional winch comes with a winch hub which is designed for a chain and these days nobody uses a chain anymore. They use synthetic recovery straps and so what we ended up doing was you end up taking your traditional cable or synthetic winch rope and you remove the hook and we developed a product where you simply insert this loop up this cable into the back of our product and stall a titanium double shear pin and then you put a snap ring in that retains that. Now you have a safe shackle now on the end of your winch cable or winch rope. There’s an example of one.
So a few business partners started a company called Have 1 On Me. We've built a social gifting application that allows friends to send drinks to each other nationwide. Have 1 On Me is putting the "social" back in social gifting by allowing friends to send a 6-pack of beer to say congratulations or a cocktail to say happy birthday.
Here are some videos of the app and our team:
bit.ly/SBIvlF, bit.ly/UIJuT1, bit.ly/TFPLvp
Were looking for some introductions to accelerators in the city and want some opinions on who to approach. Our app is in private Friends & Family Beta and we will be launching in mid-January. We really like KickLabs in SF and Tandem in Burlingame. Any thoughts?
My buddy Isaac just bought a GX1 -- in fact, he bought two of them. This gave us a great chance to compare lenses: The non-zoom, 20mm 1.7f lens (about $350 on Amazon) with the power zoom, 14-42mm 3.5f lens (about $325 on Amazon). There's also a very interesting third lens to consider, which we didn't specifically test: The non-zoom, 14mm 2.5f lens ($286 on Amazon).
Here's what Isaac had to say about the 20mm lens:
Daniel, I know you bring a lot of sales experience to the table. There's a lot of information on best sales practices, but I feel like they rarely talk about the psychology about why the best practices are best practices. I've come up with a few questions, it'd be great if you can go through them individually. Thanks!