Author: Scott

In my second go around as a Credit Card-Self-Venture-Capitalist.

Introblogtion

Introspection for a blog is a good thing, and will always be part of any good blog. Old media doesn’t do as much of that, they don’t have to wonder what is their core purpose — they know that their

Here’s a CreditCardVC Role Model

Don’t think that it’s actually possible to start a company using only credit cards and then have it grow until something good happens? It’s a good thing that Randy Morin didn’t think that way. He started a project in his

Ooopsie

Look, I love TechCrunch. It always seems to have the news I’m interested in first. I should have written posts about all the things that I saw TC do properly. But this was too sweet to resist. Here’s TechCrunch yesterday,

Thanks for nothin’

If you are building a company, and you are hoping that company has a healthy exit some day, the way to do that is to focus on what it is you are doing, and do it so well that some

First-Name basis

I heard that Cher and Madonna are friends. They’re on a first-name basis. Over at my day job, the worlds best legislative database, we struggle sometime with our name, which can be hard to prounounce. It’d be nice in some

Cheating

Don’t do it. I know sometimes it’s tempting, especially when mothers are going around cheating on board games with their own children just because the mother — not the child — is bored. Michelle Hastings admits she’s sometimes cheated to

Just grok it

Every once in a while I notice when someone writes something that makes me think they grok the ethos of Credit Card VC. I’m not saying they are foolish enough to actually use credit cards to finance a business, but

Here’s some good news out of DC

How often do we get to say that? The Wall St. Journal has a story out this morning that Congress is considering a tax break for Angel Investors. The idea, as reported, is that investors would get to write off

Spiritual Ancestors of Credit Card VC

I stumbled across Founders at Work, and was immediately entranced. Guy Kawasaki had the same reaction, and quoted some of the best bits, including this: ¬ďAll the best things I did at Apple came from (a) not having money, and

The Pitch for Angel investment

This is a forum for those who don’t want VC. If you are funding your own startup yourself, be it with credit cards or whatever, you are in a sense your own Angel investor. Last week I attended an event

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