Category Archives: Start-ups

BlogFrog is now TapInfluence

When my son was little, my life was so consumed with the basics – carrying him, teaching him, feeding him, and just making sure he made it around sharp corners and ledges without killing himself.  It was hard to imagine … Continue reading

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13 Ways Running A Start-up is Like Having a Baby

I have given birth to one child and helped launch at least 5 start-ups. I might have a few illegitimate start-ups out there that I don’t know about but we’ll save that for another post. I had a blinding moment … Continue reading

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What Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram means for start-ups

I’ve been in the start-up space for over 15 years and have helped launch at least six tech companies, half of which have been acquired for, or are now worth, well over $100M. One thing they had in common is … Continue reading

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BlogFrog Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

Being an entrepreneur comes with many moments of frustration, doubt, and isolation. But this past week was not one of them.  Sometimes all it takes is a fleeting moment of celebration and validation to make all the hard work worthwhile.  … Continue reading

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BlogFrog Raises $3.2m in VC funding

Along with our employees, partners and investors, this week BlogFrog celebrates the closing of $3.2 in venture funding, led by DC-based Grotech Ventures.  To say we are thrilled is an understatement.  You can read some of the press coverage in … Continue reading

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Why SOPA will destroy web innovation

SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, is a radical bill currently being considered by Congress that would wreak havoc on web-based innovation. The nice title suggests the provisions serve merely to prevent copyright infringement and make it harder for people … Continue reading

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Being wrong is just a lesser state of “rightness”

One thing I have always loved about the Colorado start-up community is its willingness to embrace (even celebrate) being wrong.  Local leaders in this space, both investors and seasoned entrepreneurs, often talk about how they value the experience of failure … Continue reading

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Uphill

I just finished the Lookout Mountain Triathlon in Golden, CO and learned something about myself.  Turns out I like going uphill.  The bike course included lots of rolling hills and steep climbs.  The whole ride was either uphill or downhill … Continue reading

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Tired, depressed, and lethargic? You could be missing Vitamin F (FUN)

I’m sitting at my kitchen table, still in my pajamas, just finishing a late breakfast with my 15 YO son. I look out the window and notice that the grass needs to be mowed, there are newspapers piling up in … Continue reading

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Best Cover Letter Ever

I’ve received thousands of cover letters in my fifteen years of helping to run start-ups and I’ve developed a radar that helps me gauge within the first few sentences of an email or cover letter whether its worth reading more.  … Continue reading

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