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Our Fearless Leader on FOXBusiness

September 11, 2008


Just a quick plug for our work at Altos Research. Mike Simonsen, our CEO, was interviewed on FOXBusiness News this week with a focus on potential bright spots in the US Housing market. Always cool to see our little shop get some national exposure. Here’s a link to the video interview. (There’s a short commercial […]

H1B Visas: E2 Visa Requirements

May 6, 2008


I came across an interesting article on TechCrunch that provides a straight-forward guideline to the categories of work visas available for foreigners seeking entrance to the US, especially those seeking employment in Silicon Valley’s technology sector. One of visa categories is the E2 visa – this visa is designed to permit entrance to the US […]

Short-term Project Financing: Case Study

March 4, 2008


This question (paraphrased) was submitted by one of my readers: “Hi Scott – I have been reading some of your financial blogs. I have a question for you, yes is a needle in a haystack… I am looking for capital – short term – to announce a local sporting event with internationally-recognized sports figures. My […]

Funding 2.0 – SVASE

February 15, 2008


Last Thursday, I attended an SVASE event – “Funding 2.0 – How To Build A High Growth Startup Fast And Cheap.” It’s always interesting to check out the mindset of the Valley’s newest entrepreneurs and hear what its successful members have to say. Panel members were: Mike Cassidy, Entrepreneur in Residence, Benchmark CapitalMatt Mullenweg, Founder, […]

Using Salesforce

February 14, 2008


I’m in process of migrating to for our company’s CRM. Here’s what I know so far: 1. Salespeople there are meticulous during the sales process. I’m hoping this is because they’re using Salesforce for their CRM. 2. You can get a user “seat” for about $65/month, and set up billing quarterly, semi-annually, annually, or […]

"Your ideas are wrong, but. . ."

June 21, 2007


The second of the key concepts presented at the SVASE “Leveraging Service Providers” lunch event was: “Any idea you have is the wrong idea. But then you learn from running the idea and figuring out what works.” This concept was introduced by Christopher Keene, and I nearly laughed out loud in agreement. I thought immediately […]