Can better design accelerate software startups?

3 12 2009

Bessemer Venture Partners seems to think so. The firm created a new “designer in residence” position for Jason Putorti, the design mastermind behind the Mint.com personal financial website. (Note to Jason: love your work, man.)

As resources become constrained and the venture industry continues to face headwinds, Bessemer is taking a strategic step to infuse its software portfolio with genius design to make great software ideas intuitive and elegantly simple to users. This capability – to make complex systems simple and intuitive – has come to the forefront of business as design thinking proves its value beyond a physical product department and into software, organizational architecture, and strategic decision making.

VentureWire – Bessemer hires designer in residence

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Cleantech needs sustainable business cases, not hype

1 12 2009

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Enjoy an Oprah moment with Vinod Khosla, perennial venture developer and powerhouse venture capitalist. While he wants the environmentally sustainable outcomes alternative energy and transportation systems are offering, he is very disappointed with the current status of business cases and the direction cleantech hype is currently pointing. Read the rest of this entry »