How To Backup Your Data One day you’re happily blogging away, and the next, your hosting provider suddenly shuts down your site. It’s imperative to prepare for any number of disasters such as this by proactively backing up your data. If you cherish the thousands of tweets you posted, the Facebook memories you’ve created, pictures you’ve taken, or even your ...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 16:44
Uniregistry takes two-factor authentication to the next level For those who know me well, you know that I’m a pretty paranoid guy and a bit of a security nut. One of the security provisions I think is an absolute must is two-factor authentication. Why is this so important? Let’s be honest, passwords get stolen all the time. Seriously, it happens constantly and you […]
3 types of people not to take fundraising advice from When we were first starting Fashion Metric we found that just about everyone on the planet wanted to give us fundraising advice. I can still remember being at Cross Campus in Santa Monica after a VC talk and a guy came up to us, “if you guys want to land a VC like that, we […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 13:14
Series A Saturday: Revolut raises $18.2M Series A In 2015 the average size of a Series A round in the UK was $7.3M which makes the $18.2M A Round that Revolut just raised a real monster. Like so many startups this didn’t happen overnight. Revolut raised two Seed Rounds, one in 2015 and a second earlier this year. The two Seed round approach vs. going […]
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 21:53
So I downloaded Pokemon Go…and I like it I found out a few months ago that technically I’m a millennial, although I am just barely which means that a lot of the things that were part of the normal millennial childhood didn’t really apply to me. This means that Pokemon doesn’t carry much nostalgic value for me, but to be honest the whole “Pokemon̶...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 20:11
The Driverless Car World in 2050 There is an endless list of obstacles that self-driving vehicles have to overcome in order to completely saturate the automotive market. However, let’s look past those for now and gaze into the distant future, all the way into the year 2050. By this time, autonomous vehicles will presumably have worked out all the kinks, come […...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 12:37
The Domain Startup Summit is coming to Santa Monica In just over two weeks the first ever Domain Startup Summit will kick-off in the heart of Silicon Beach, Santa Monica. The conference combines two worlds that are so closely intertwined, domain names, the core of an online brand, and startups, the companies building the brands themselves. So who came up with the idea for [R...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 9:21
It’s official – password sharing on Hulu, Netflix, and HBO now a federal crime In case you missed it, a federal court ruled this month that sharing passwords, like so many do on popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO could be considered a federal crime. On 5 July, a three-judge panel from the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled in a dispute between the […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 0:46
Take Notes By Hand Every time I hop on a video call or sit down in person to meet with someone, they’re always surprised when I pop out pen and paper to take notes. In this day in age, and being the technologically savvy person that I am, I’m always asked why. Writing helps ingrain information into our memory […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 21:54
Seed investing activity drops over 40% in New York City Primary Venture Partners released a report today on the state of the Seed Stage investment market in NYC for Q2 and the results show a noticeable slowdown in funding activity. According to the report, Q2 2016 was more than 40% below Q2 2015 in both dollars and deals. Now this all should be taken with […]
5 things you probably didn’t know about the 4th of July Hello and happy 4th of July to all the MorganLinton.com readers in the United States, the Philippines, and Rwanda! As we get close to the nine-year anniversary of my blog it’s incredible to see how my readership has grown and spread across the globe. While over 50% of my readers come from the US, my […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, July 4, 2016 - 16:43
5 things startup founders should keep in mind before buying a domain name Startups tend to buy domain names at two main points in their company history: When they are still in the early “MVP” stage When they pivot, get funding, or hit some other milestone I’ll explain a bit more about these two scenarios since the domain name you buy is highly related to the stage your startup is […...
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 12:35
Funniest Spam Mail We receive spam mail every day, but most of us don’t read it, nor should we. It’s the bane of our digital existence. With that in mind, I decided to turn something we loathe receiving into something we love reading. I scoured the Internet in search of some of the funniest, work appropriate, spam messages. […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 23:57
My Oculus Rift has shipped…now I just need a computer to power it For those who know me well, you know I’ve been a VR fanatic for a long time now. It all started when I read the book Snowcrash by Neal Stephenson, it opened my mind to the idea of a world where you can put on a pair of VR goggles and experience something completely different. As […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 23:4
3 lessons I learned as an early team member at Sonos When I joined Sonos back in 2004, the company was four years in, had spent millions of dollars, had close to 40 people…and still didn’t have a product out in the market. So why join a company with so much risk? The founders. Sometimes it really is just as simple as that. The Sonos founders had conviction […]
Let’s be honest, total domains registered is a vanity metric, not a KPI In the startup world we talk a lot about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators, things that can tell you and other people how well you are doing. At the same time there are “Vanity Metrics” these are metrics that are much easier to make look good, but don’t actually tell anyone how your business is […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 18:51
Startup Words Wednesday: IPO For some CEOs and startup founders an IPO is the holy grail, while others dread the day they’re forced into one. Why do some companies want to “go public” at any cost, while others wish to avoid it? I dedicate this Startup Words Wednesday to exploring the almighty IPO. Initial Public Offering “It is the […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 18:40