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Archimedes Labs opens for business

Palo Alto, CA, 12 December 2011 Today is an exciting day at Archimedes Ventures. We have some announcements to make. Firstly, going forward we will be known as Archimedes Labs LLC. This is to make clear that we are an incubator, not a venture capital company. Secondly, we can now announce that in August this […]

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Blurtt joins Archimedes accelerator program

Blurtt – an Austin, Texas based startup has joined the Archimedes accelerator program. The company is in stealth and will launch in early 2012. We are pleased to welcome CEO Jeanette Cajide and her team to the Archimedes family.

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Quixey Raises $3.8m from USVP and WI Harper

From TechCrunch: Quixey, the Palo Alto-based startup that’s building a functional search engine for apps, today announced that it has closed a $3.8 million series A funding round. The investment was led by U.S. Venture Partners and WI Harper Group, with participation from Webb Investment Network alongside follow-on investment by Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors. The […]

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just.me closes $550k in seed funding

We are happy to announce that just.me, Archimedes Labs first incubated company, has graduated to independent status. Keith Teare will become CEO of just.me. The investor list is an all star cast – True Ventures, Google Ventures, SV Angel; Betaworks; Crunchfund; Don Dodge; Patrick Gannon; Michael Parekh; Steve McArthur and The Four Horsemen LLC. As […]

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Quixey closes seed round – led by Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors.

Quixey announced today that we have joined Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors in seed-funding the company. Quixey enables searches for apps capable of delivering a specific use case. For example a search for an app that can “Annotate PDFs” returns results as below: We are honored to be part of the team and look forward to […]

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The Founders Couch

All founders need a shrink… I know, I have been a founder many times and it doesn’t get any easier to figure out who is blowing smoke and who is giving sound advice….And even though you are Superman to your team, you know you are mortal. So… in the past few weeks I have started […]

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Scraping and Stealing?

I have posted an essay on my personal blog covering this weekends controversy about scraping and stealing content.

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edgeio launches at PC Forum

Although there has been significant discussion on the web about edgeio for several weeks, the company had not formally launched until today. edgeio has formally launched the company at PC Forum in Carlsbad. There is a post on the edgeio blog with a 2 minute video clip of the infomercial that preceeded the formal presentations.The […]

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EasyNet bought by BSkyB

I have been meaning to post on this for a while and didn’t do so because I wanted to wait for the dust to settle. This seems like a good time. My old company Easynet has been acquired by BSkyB for something around $375m. I was co-founder of the company, in 1994, with my friend […]

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Google launches Dbase, circa 1985, but with less functionality

Google launched GoogleBase last night. What a disappointment. Whilst Google Reader clearly points to somebody at Google “getting” the importance of edge published content and real-time indexing, GoogleBase is a throw back. Basically a dumb flat-file database system for the world to throw content into. It’s actually embarrasing for the whole of Silicon Valley. I […]