SmallBizPod #92 – web startups, shooting for the moon or nailing the business model?

Web startups, funding and the dilemma of shooting for the moon vs nailing the business model, including interviews with Mike Butcher of TechCrunch, Wil Harris and Scott Rafer.

By Alex Bellinger
12th November 2009 at 9:55 am

This week SmallBizPod #92, the podcast for startups and entrepreneurs, focuses on the world of UK web startups, funding in the current climate, and the dilemma of shooting for the moon or building revenue early. Includes interviews with Mike Butcher, editor of TechCrunch Europe, Wil Harris of Channel Flip and Silicon Valley veteran Scott Rafer.

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Summary

Intro:

● Alex on what to expect in this week’s podcast.

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● Interviews recorded at a recent TechCrunch London event exploring the challenges and opportunities of starting a web business in a difficult economic climate, the availability or otherwise of funding from angels and VCs, and some perspective on the web hot house that is Silicon Valley from a US serial entrepreneur. Alex interviews Mike Butcher, editor of TechCrunch Europe, Wil Harris, founder of ChannelFlip.com, Julian Ranger of Social Safe, Steven Renwick of Affect Labs and Silicon Valley veteran Scott Rafer and discusses web businesses shooting for the moon vs those that are building revenue early.

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“Newest Leaf”
from “The Drake LP”
(Dope Lotus Records)

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