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  2. Soylent: Could It Change The Way We Eat?

    The creator of a food replacement product Soylent has shipped out the first round of product after receiving over 3.5MM in VC and crowdfunding and developing the mix over the past year. According to Wikipedia, Soylent is an open sourced food substitute op ...

    57 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 14 2014 - 3:35pm -

  3. I Hate Ashton Kutcher

    I hate Ashton Kutcher. And I know I'm not alone. I mean, seriously. How could you not hate this guy? Do I hate him because he's getting paid $700,000 a week (soon to be $1 million a week) to fill in for a far superior Charlie Sheen on Two and a ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2012 - 8:45am -

  4. Fork In the Road: Finance or Startup

    Sorry for the long post. Big decision. Any input would be appreciated. ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:14am -

  5. Will Code for Equity

    Finally an answer to the age-old (at least the past 20 years or so) conundrum of how to get your start-up off the ground if you're a hustler with no money or programming skills, or you're a coder with no idea how to run a business. This gave me ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 27 2012 - 8:20am -

  6. Kevin Rose: Always a Bridesmaid

    I was sufficiently shocked last week (as was much of the Internet) when I heard that Digg was sold for $500,000. I mean, wasn't that figure missing a few zeroes? 500 GRAND??? As in, house money? But it was true. Sure, there were some ancillary transa ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 19 2012 - 7:58am -

  7. Launchpad IGNITION: Fire on the Bayou

    I'm changing things up a bit this week. I'm devoting the entire week to start-ups, specifically those operating out of the Launchpad in New Orleans. Most of you know I was back there a couple weeks ago. What you may not have known is that I was ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 12 2012 - 6:45am -

  8. Dot Com Bubble 2.0?

    First Facebook at 50 billion, and now Groupon talks about a potential IPO of 15 billion has got me thinking, are we seeing another wave of overoptimism that will just come crashing down? How can a company such as Groupon be worth that much with such an ea ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2011 - 8:45am -

  9. Why Can't I Freakin Get A Job?- Is it me or the job market?

    only posting here because I love the complete honesty of the responses that these forums provide. i went from trade support (middle office role) at a BB to a start up trading firm/hedge fund so that I could get out of Operations. i initially came in as a ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2011 - 10:24am -

  10. Sales vs. Business Development

    Hey Everyone, I see that people who get into VC can come from all types of different backgrounds, some of them coming from Biz Dev roles at successful start-ups, and I'm wondering what exactly this means. I recently started on the sales/marketing/gen ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 5 2012 - 9:15pm -

  11. "The Backers Who Made It Big" Have a Start Up that you need funding?...Read this.

    I have been working on a start up venture at the moment, Don't want to get too into the details because I haven't taken all the necessary procedures to protect it. It involves a mobile app andthe passion i have (fishing) and if all goes to plan ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2012 - 4:26pm -

  12. L2 Think Tank

    Has anyone ever heard of L2 Think Tank? Currently going through the application process. Read about them on Mergers and inquisitions under their products group interview for consumer/retail. It seems very research intensive, and I've been trying to r ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2012 - 7:38am -

  13. Sword & Plough- Turning military gear into civilian fashion

    https://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2589439820001/sist... Turning material used to support war into something beautiful/fashionable is pretty badass. I love their "Signature Messenger Bag" (https://www.swordandplough.com/collections/frontpa...), tho ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2013 - 2:25pm -

  14. Connect For A Cause Launches Nationally

    You guys might remember a series I did a year ago about the Launchpad start-up accelerator in New Orleans and some of the companies that were coming out of their IGNITION incubator. One of the companies I highlighted that would be particularly useful to p ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 4 2013 - 7:53am -

  15. How we do in SoMA

    I know we rarely talk startup and VC scene here in the Oasis, but a new startup based here in SoMA has thought of an idea to secure seed funding that is so profound I can't tell if they're brilliantly bold or just idiots trying to mask an awful ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 16 2011 - 9:36pm -

  16. Teach For America + EdTech Startup Internship + Full TIme Start up experience = HBS or similar?

    Hey guys, just wanted to get some opinions on my situation. I'm currently about to begin my second year of TFA, and I've spent the summer interning for an ed-tech start up. After my second year, I plan on returning to this same start up as a bus ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2012 - 9:47pm -

  17. Recieved an Equity Stake offer, what next?

    I mostly read and browse around on WSO so this will be my first real post. I have a unique opportunity where I lack insight to receive an equity stake in a business. Obviously I want as much equity as I can possible negotiate and I'm more interested ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2014 - 7:51pm -

  18. Factoring

    So per Eddie's rec, I picked up 'How to Get Rich' by Felix Dennis and I've been working my way through. I got to the part where he's talking about cash flow and he strongly advises against factoring to increase cash flow. What I d ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2011 - 12:38pm -

  19. What background for this sort of job (uk/asia)

    Assuming 3.5 years chartered accountancy in UK big 4 audit, what sort of career trajectory would be required if one wanted to be hired as a senior strategic / finance executive (fd/cfo with heavy strategy input) for a company making would 6 years post big ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2015 - 12:47am -

  20. Maihar Capital Strategies?

    Anyone heard of this fund? Apparently the Principal and MD for it is or used to be be the MD for Finles, a Dutch hedge fund of funds, as far as I can tell. I submitted a resume' for an internship through internships.com. For that matter, what are the ...

    - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2012 - 5:36pm -

  21. Leaving Vista for Startup?

    I'm currently with one of Vista's portfolio companies and I'm thinking about starting my own consulting firm. Initially, I'd need to lean on current clients for revenue. While there are no non-compete issues or IP conflicts, I'm u ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 21 2011 - 9:36pm -