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An Interview with Michael Moritz – The King of All VCs

Want to know more about Michael Moritz? Google him! Without his early investment, Google might not be the household name it is today.

Moritz is a Silicon Valley venture Capitalist with Sequoia Capital. He’s a guru of selecting internet and technology companies in which to invest. Some of his early insightful investments were Google, Yahoo, and PayPal. He currently sits on the boards of 24/7 Customer, Earth Networks, Gamefly, Green Dot, Klarna, Kayak.com, LinkedIn, Sugar Inc and The Melt.

Top 10 Best Free iPhone & iPad Apps

Here’s a list of our top 10 favorite free iPhone and iPad apps.  These are the apps we use over and over again.  I even included a game, which is a personal favorite, as well as other handy apps that are best of breed.

1.  Skype (save money on your phone bill)

2.  Dropbox (share files easily)

3.  Spell Gems (my favorite game)

4.  Jackpot Words (my 2nd favorite game)

5.  Adobe Photoshop Express (edit photos on your phone)

Top 10 Best Games on Kindle Fire by Amazon

If you’re a frugal founder, you’ve probably bought an Amazon Kindle Fire over the much pricier iPad 3. The Kindle clearly doesn’t have the horsepower of the iPad 3, but it does have some great games. Below we’ve chosen our top 10 favorite games on Amazon’s Kindle Fire that we are playing right now!

1.  Jackpot Words

2. Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation

3. Angry Birds Space

4. Zoo Club

5. Asphalt 6: Adrenaline

Top 10 Best iPhone & iPad Games

Everyone needs a break now and then, so I’m going to list my top 10 best games (a.k.a. time killers) that I’m playing right now. These wonderful iOS games will be sure to keep you entertained for countless hours.  I’m sure that you’ll recognize at least a few of these:

1.  Spell Gems

2.  Jackpot Words

3. Yumby Smash

4. Shooting Showdown

5. Jurassic Park Builder

6. Offroad Legends Warmup

7. Stickman Games: Summer Edition

Top 10 Best Strategy Games

Okay, everyone needs a break now and then. You can’t work all the time. Here are our top 10 favorite strategy games. These are the ones we keep coming back to over and over again. These include PC games, online, console, iPhone & iPad, etc.

1. Rome: Total War

2. Starcraft

3. Gazillionaire

4. Empire Earth

5. X-Com: UFO Defense

6. Company of Heroes

7. Sins of a Solar Empire

8. Civilization IV

Can you recommend screen capture software for creating videos for marketing presentations & investor pitches?

Naomi Kokubo

Naomi Kokubo

by Naomi Kokubo, Editor of Founders Space

Using screen capturing software is a great way to show off your product or service.   You know what they say when you’re trying to sell something… “A video is worth ten thousand words!”

Videos are actually becoming the preferred way to market any Web 2.0 site or service online, and there’s nothing easier to use than a good online screen capture program.

Do you know where I can find low cost printer ink?

Naomi Kokubo

Naomi Kokubo

by Naomi Kokubo cofounder of Founders Space

Printing snazzy brochures, business plans, operating plans, marketing plans and all those other plans you need for your fund raising efforts chews up a lot of ink.  And every time you visit a new potential investor, you have to print more!  As a result, one of the biggest items on any entrepreneur’s credit card is printer ink.

Here’s how you can save some money…

Are there any good tax deductions I should be looking out for?


Are there any good tax deductions I should be looking out for?


Naomi Kokubo

Naomi Kokubo

by Naomi Kokubo cofounder of Founders Space

Yes.  Here are 14 of the top tax deductions you should be aware of:

1. Auto Expenses

2. Expenses of Going Into Business

3. Books, Legal & Professional Fees

4. Bad Debts

5. Entertaining Clients/Customers

6. Travel

7. Interest

8. New Equipment

What’s the easiest way to create a logo for my startup?

Nicholas de Wolff

Nicholas de Wolff

by Nicholas de Wolff, founder of deW Process

1. Recognize first that a logo is a reflective representation of a brand identity. (Say what?) – designing and creating a visually appealing or arresting graphic element will not, in and of itself, do anything for your company, except spend some of your valuable upfront assets, and waste time. Before you even think about developing a logo, be sure that you are firmly clear and codified on what the enterprise plans to become down the road (you do not want to have to change your logo unnecessarily), equally clear on how you wish to present this venture for now, and uniformly in agreement across the whole team as to the language you have set in stone to express the aforementioned vision and position.

Do you really need virus protection on Macs?


My startup just switched over to Macs from PCs.  Do you really need virus protection on the Mac?  Is this a worthy investment?  I’ve heard Macs don’t need virus protection.


Most people don’t bother, but I’d recommend it. If you’re an entrepreneur, you just can’t afford to take chances. Also, if you use ETrade, Schwab or other financial or brokerage services, they may have buried in their terms & conditions something about you being required to have virus protection or else they aren’t responsible if someone hacks into your account. This is really the reason I started using virus protection software on my Macs.

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