Posts Tagged: startup

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi…

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If you don’t know your Latin by the way, the above translates to “Thus passes the glory of the world” (see this wikipedia page too). More than 4 years ago I crossed the Atlantic from London, UK and based myself in California, with a small startup, Cognitive Match, that came out of London and expanded into […]

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Small Business or Startup?

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I had an interesting discussion recently with a friend of mine about titles and terminology used nowadays in business, and it prompted me to continue my trail of thoughts on this on my blog. We talked about how a lot of companies label themselves rather proudly as startups — an idea which my friend was […]

Flat Structure

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I see this a lot nowadays — and I’m sure it’s not just me who notices it: every other job advert you see out there, or every other company seems to pride themselves nowadays with “practicing a flat structure”. Apparently, this is supposed to improve efficiency and motivation, according to their own bragging. I’m talking […]

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Quite a while back, (and I mean quite a while back, that’s been enough water under the bridge so I can now tell the story 🙂 ) I used to work for this guy who quite frankly was way out of his depth in the position he was in. He was my (and others’) boss […]

AppLovin + Aerospike

Of Advertising and Scaling Up

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I have attended the other week a very interesting meetup – part of the “Scale Warriors of Silicon Valley” series (which by the way I highly recommend if you’re into that sort of “thing” – and chances are if you’re a developer in the Valley you are! 😉 ) – and as with everything I […]

Cognitive Match Acquired by Magnetic

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It has been going for a while now but finally everything fell into place and as such it is already making the news on the net 🙂 As of this week, Cognitive Match has been acquired by Magnetic! TechCrunch has already covered this and you can read the full story here: http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/28/retargetting-startup-cognitive-match-acquired-by-magnetic/ . There is […]

Keep Your Shop On One Floor

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I’ve decided to write this following discussions and things I’ve observed with some of the startups (in the Bay Area or on the other side of pond), as it just occurred to me that occasionally simple (yet very effective) aspects of a startup are being missed out entirely. Sadly, these results in most cases in […]

“Well Funded, Pre-IPO Startup Seeks Talented Engineer”

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No, I’m not advertising some position in any of the startups I have links or affiliations with, don’t worry, this is not one of “those” posts 🙂 I’m touching again on the subject of recruiting — and following recent advice, I am not throwing stones at recruiters, just trying to provide some helpful hints, this […]

Enterprise vs .COM

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As some of you might know already, I work nowadays in a company that started during the .com era. It’s a new internet media organization, specialized in net contextual advertising. Prior to that though, I used to work in a company offering enterprise solutions for document management. Most of their clients were large-scale companies with […]