TheComplete.me Raises $1.2M From Intel, CrunchFund, PlentyofFish, Angels

TheComplete.me said it raised a $1.2 million seed round with funding from Intel Capital, PlentyOfFish, CrunchFund, and angel investors Russ Siegelman; Ben T. Smith IV; Social Starts, LLC; Spark Unlimited, Inc.;  Parker Coddington; Kevin Henrikson; Ali Jahangiri; William Lohse; and Konstantin Othmer. TheComplete.me runs a social dating network. PRESS RELEASE theComplete.me Social Dating Network Raises $1.2 […]

Grace Chan, Ben Smith: Building An Online Community Is Hard Work

Communities can be among a company’s most potent marketing assets, yet among the most difficult to manage. People say they want one without knowing how to build it, exactly why it is valuable or the lengths they need to go to protect it.

Ben Smith: When The Hardest Thing To Do Is Nothing

The hardest thing for entrepreneurs to do is nothing. These Type A personalities have a deep need to act. But great things don’t come along all that often, and picking projects carefully may be the best advice in today’s excitable technology markets.

Victor Belfor, Ben Smith: We’ll Trade 100 Employees For One A-Player

Mark Zuckerberg famously commented that a great engineer is worth a 100 average engineers (something every developer knows deep in her heart). He was talking about A-players, and in our opinion the worst thing any startup can do is accept less than the best and brightest.

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