Pando

July 2012

  1. Madefire Is the Future of Storytelling

    “It’s about creating a new grammar. Not just for comics, though that’s where we’re starting, but eventually for all types of stories. A new era for storytelling.” This is the bold claim that Madefire founder Ben Wolstenholme told me last week, while showing me Madefire’s plans for the future. Those plans include changing the way we think about storytelling, disrupting comic books, and harnessing the power of the iPad in new and creative ways.

    By Trevor Gilbert , written on

    From the News desk

  2. Seasonality Applies to More than Just Fashion Startups

    Inside the echo chamber of a startup, days of the week and months of the year generally blend together. When a team is heads down building the company, Tuesday is no different than Saturday. Winter is the same as Summer. It’s easy to forget that the outside world operates on a totally different schedule. This schedule is one that includes something that members of a startup team most likely forgot about long ago -- time for vacation, time to unplug, time to spend not thinking about business.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  3. By Peter Sandberg , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Bonus Life: How a Korean Gaming Startup Saved Itself From Certain Death

    Nurien was supposed to be the perfect gaming company. With $25 million in Series A funding from investors in Silicon Valley and China – an unprecedented achievement for a Korean startup – it planned to take its flagship Internet game, "Mstar," global. The company’s co-founder Andrew Ku, a Harvard-educated serial entrepreneur, wanted to build it into a platform that would conquer China and perhaps even the US. The funding round made for big news in South Korea, where Valley-anointed ventures are rare.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  5. Ecommerce: The Supply Chain Perspective

    To build a successful ecommerce business, it’s critical to make sure customer lifetime value is higher than customer acquisition cost. Jeremy Liew‘s article "Why Do Ecommerce Startups Come in Waves?" provided insightful analysis of this point. Not mentioned, however, are two variables that play a major role in determining the viability of ecommerce startups – supply chain and logistics efficiency – which are often ignored by entrepreneurs and investors. This oversight can be extremely costly and therefore should be factored into their analyses.

    By Michael Hsieh , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Home Efficiency Startup PlotWatt Raises $3 Million

    North Carolina-based PlotWatt has raised a $3 million Series A round of funding, according to an SEC filing.

    By Erin Griffith , written on

    From the News desk

  7. The Future of Big Data: Hadoop's Heavy Hammer or the Sharp Scalpel of the Verticals?

    Data scientists are the new rock stars of Silicon Valley. At a time when the words “big data” provide the fastest path to a VC’s wallet, guys like Cameron Marlow and Jeff Hammerbacher are finding themselves the subjects of laudatory articles that are turning them into pin-ups for the petabyte set. (Let’s not call them “petaphiles.") The recent favorable press has also made data analysis framework Hadoop trendy, if not downright sexy.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  8. Three Things I Have Learned From Ev, Biz, and Goldman

    Since January, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Jason Goldman have been helping us build Branch. I feel very lucky to call them mentors and friends, so I thought I would pay it forward by sharing some of the wisdom that they have shared with me. I Don’t Know – @Ev Do you ever type into a text box and then press a button when you are done? You probably do, everywhere. Ev made this UX mainstream with his Save To Server button on Blogger (and he popularized the word blog). Next, Ev co-founded Twitter and led the company until it became a household name. Basically, he is a really smart guy who has revolutionized the way information is exchanged in our World, twice.

    By Josh Miller , written on

    From the News desk

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