Real Ways to Monetize: Video from Dealmaker LA July 16

written by admin on July 20, 2009 in Strategy Series and Video with no comments

From video to music and games to news, everyone and their mother is looking for better ways to monetize online content…and it’s starting to pay off. New monetization models are taking shape as consumers rapidly embrace virtual currencies, micropayments, free Read the Rest…


Social Networks Will Make More Money Off Site vs On

written by admin on June 30, 2009 in Social Media and Startup News with one Comment

The following is a blog re-post from Raj Kapoor’s , Managing Director at Sillicon Valley’s Mayfield Fund. Raj is an energetic type A personality that likes to explore, learn, question, and enjoy. The original can be found here. Contact Mayfield Read the Rest…


Why You Should Charge Money Sooner Rather than Later

written by admin on June 29, 2009 in Startup News with 3 comments

The following is a guest blog post by Matt Mickiewicz, co-founder of 99designs – a multi-million dollar design marketplace, and Flippa (recently launched). Want to build a business on the cheap, and grow it to multi-millions in revenue. Matt is Read the Rest…


Real Revenue: How to Pay the Bills with Dollars, Not Just Users

written by admin on June 19, 2009 in Strategy Series with one Comment

Today, driving short-term revenue is the only thing on a startup’s mind. Since the economy dove into the dumps, the Silicon Valley fairytale of huge valuations for startups that acquired users by giving everything away for free (thinking advertising was Read the Rest…


Local Mobile Advertising on the Up! A Win for LBS Startups?

written by admin on June 9, 2009 in Mobile and Under The Radar with no comments

Loopt hosted a mixer party at 111 Minna in San Francisco last night, celebrating four years of location based awesomesauce. Founder Sam Altman walked out of class on the Staford campus one day in 2005 and said, “wouldn’t it be Read the Rest…


Docstoc Adds Revenue Share: UGC That Makes Cents!

written by admin on May 15, 2009 in Startups with no comments

The team over at Docstoc (an LA based startup headed up by Jason Nazar), announced a new program the other day that piqued my interest: DocCash. Docstoc is already home to a HUGE number of professional documents, presentations and templates Read the Rest…


Startups: Have We Forgotten About Revenue? Why Not to Shy Away from Selling Services

written by admin on November 21, 2008 in Opinions and Startups with no comments

We at Dealmaker Media love what Darmesh Shah at OnStartups does. Hence, when we read his post: “Dealing with a Downturn: Selling More Services” we wanted to spread the word. Note: startups need to focus and execute, but Darmesh makes Read the Rest…