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Category Archives: Funding

Juan Enriquez has Some BIG Ideas

April 8, 2009 at 03:42

Ben Leeson

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Juan Enriquez talks about many of the reasons why I started this blog, especially around the 7:00 mark. I’m not as into the biology side of things, but it makes sense… http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

A Viable Electric Car Business Model?

March 21, 2009 at 02:54

Ben Leeson

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I like new business models, but sometimes it isn’t a new business model at all, just a new industry to apply it to. That is what Shai Agassi is trying to do. He has a project called Better Place, which is trying to create a viable electric car platform.

The business model Mr. Agassi is using is the same one as cell phone carriers.

Three Requirements for Entrepreneurs

March 19, 2009 at 02:48

Ben Leeson

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Anthony (Tony) Tjan  is the founder/ CEO of Cue Ball, a a venture and early growth
equity firm investing in the information media and consumer sectorswrote a recent blog entry for the HBR.com site called Great Entrepreneurs’ Secret: Smarts, Guts, and Luck. On the surface those are three secrets we’ve heard before, but I like some of the lines he has. I pulled some out:

Regarding Smarts: