What do you think about when you hear the phrase “online advertising” or “big data”? How about “social network”? Do visions of hoodie-wearing young entrepreneurs dance through your head? Each of these are massive parts of the startup tech sector. In 2012, online display advertising was $12 billion; big data has become the new hot Continue Reading »
There is an old joke about a pushy guy who jumps a line at a check-out counter and the clerk tells him to go to the back of the line. The man retorts, “Do you know who I am?” The clerk responds by getting on the PA system and announcing “We have someone here who Continue Reading »
Labels can be a fantastic tool for recognizing who someone is, what they do, where they are from, and a host of other positive and useful references. Doctor. Governor. Professor. American. Goat Roper. Of course we also know that labels can be awful derogatory tools of bigots, classists, protectionists, and every other horrible thing mankind Continue Reading »
I’m frequently asked by entrepreneurs and investors, what makes RPM different? Every Venture Capitalist has some canned answer to this question that generally falls into one of these five categories (from here on “The Five Things”): Our Brand, look at who we are and what we’ve invested in Our Relationships, look at who we know Continue Reading »
It’s a new year, and accordingly I have no New Year’s Resolutions, especially about blogging more. However, every once in a while there is a topic to compelling to ignore. I’ve been sitting on this post for a month, unsure of how early stage entrepreneurs would react to the below sentiments and not wanting to Continue Reading »
We are hiring an Analyst to work in our office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Interested? Read on… Position Summary Assist with multiple tasks including finding investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, helping the existing portfolio companies with various projects, investment tracking and reporting, and other duties as required. This is a very entrepreneurial role and you Continue Reading »
Like many good jokes, this one starts with a blonde walking into a bar… A blonde walks into a bar & sees two guys sitting at the bar drinking [name of scotch Marc bought] scotch. She walks up to where they are sitting & gracefully grabs a seat next to one of the guys. They Continue Reading »
RPM Investment, Ann Arbor based company, DeepField, launches & announces its new company to the public. Founders, Craig Labovitz and Joe Eggleston, previously worked at Ann Arbor based Arbor Networks for approximately 10 years. DeepField already has a base of paying customers and private beta users and data gathered by the company’s technology has been featured in Wired Magazine, PCMag.com, Continue Reading »
Even ESPN believes Glyde makes selling games easy! (we think they’re right!) Glyde also released Glydecast & found that only 19% of people surveyed sell their personal electronics once they’re done using them. What do you do when you are done using your personal electronics?
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