The OATV associate has offered to field questions from founders. What would you like to ask her? By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0) Have a question about etiquette? Dear Abby has you covered. Need some advice on how to behave in the bedroom? Dr. Ruth should be able to enlighten you. But if you’re a [...]
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As gatekeepers of venture capital, where are the women in venture capital who blog? By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) Thought leadership in technology, entrepreneurship and business is established by blogging and tweeting. Unfortunately, the blog rolls of venture capitalists are filled with mostly, well, men ranging from the partners at Andreesseen Horowitz, [...]
I am struck by how new and potentially game-changing data visualization is for public servants. By Renee DiResta (Associate, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures) The future of government is one of increased transparency and collaborative problem-solving. What gets us there is creating a culture of participation, in which citizens across industries contribute their expertise to help solve [...]
Two years ago, venture capital firm OATV bemoaned the lack of female applicants for an open associate position. A tweet today indicates things haven’t changed much. What’s stopping female applicants? By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0) When an associate position opened up at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures a couple of years ago, impressive applications streamed in. [...]
A venture capitalist who started her career on Wall Street talks about how and why she made the transition to seed stage investing, as well as what she found challenging and rewarding about the switch. By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0) Think East Coast vs. West Coast and you’ll probably call up two very distinct [...]
Maker culture started out as a DIY movement… By Renee DiResta (Associate, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures) Paul Graham wrote an interesting post today about the emergence of hardware companies in the Silicon Valley startup scene. It’s great to see an increasing number of investors get excited about physical products. I want to take a moment to [...]
Meet PITCH Round 1 Judge: O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures’ Renee DiResta – Apply To The Startup Competition By This Friday Night!
Meet one of 30+ judges reviewing applications for the startup competition, Renee DiResta of OATV. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) You have four more days to finish your application for this year’s PITCH 2012 Startup Competition – PITCH competition applications are due this Friday night at midnight (EST)! I’m excited to introduce [...]
Although the fundraising process for software startups is largely formulaic, the same isn’t true for hardware. By Renee DiResta (Associate, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures) The hardware ecosystem is flourishing. But hardware is hard, and conventional wisdom is that VCs don’t like to invest in it. So how do you fund your hardware startup? During the Hardware [...]
By Renee DiResta (Associate, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures) There have been lots of interesting posts lately about how Highlight, Glancee and Sonar performed at SXSW. As a SXSW n00b, I installed all three. Unfortunately, the battery drain made continued use impossible, but I did notice that there was almost no overlap in the connections they suggested. [...]
By Renee DiResta (Associate, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures) I’ve said before — Startup Weekends are a lot of fun. Participants come together as a team, find a compelling idea, define and attempt to implement a minimum viable product, and come up with a plan to take the idea to market, all within 54 hours. So far, [...]