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SnappyTV’s acquisition by Twitter! – Headline Client Acquisition

Taking a moment to congratulate SnappyTV on their Acquisition by Twitter!     While we grow as a company, there are simple milestones I believe we’re going to remember. The first client, the first employee, the revenue milestones, adding new service lines, and in this case: the first headlining client success. SnappyTV, a client of ours […]

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R&D Credit – Startups Save on Taxes

The Research and Experimentation Tax Credit, also known as the Research and Development (R&D) credit, is one of the most misunderstood parts of the U.S. tax code. The credit is over 30 years old, but has never been made permanent and, over its many renewals, new rules and regulations have been tacked on. Though the […]

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Bitcoin — Currency or Technology?

Interested in handling your Bitcoin Accounting with the new IRS regulations? Check out our service!   Bitcoin proponents: It can purchase goods without being a form of barter, it’s supply is reasonably predictable over time, the security features make it more secure for common fraud (such as stealing credit card info from Target), and it […]

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Mobile Wallets Won’t Work (yet)

Just recently, Accenture launched a Mobile Wallet application with analytics. Fantastic! For .1% of the population… Mobile wallets have been a newsworthy topic for a few years, and I can see why: They’re new, sleek, and full of high tech They seem futuristic They promise of a day when we can all stop carrying bulky […]

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Freemium Payments

Wait, “Freemium” is happening in the world of Payments? What? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Where are the hidden fees? Where are the ads? How much is this actually going to cost us?? None, nowhere, nothing. Or at least that’s what Braintree is trying to tell us. I wrote a little while back about what I […]

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Future of Payments

What will the Future of Payments look like? Truthfully, no one knows, but I think there is enough info out there to make some overall predictions. I’ve got three: Companies of all sizes will need to focus on “users”, not shareholders, to succeed. Big firms have the advantage, whether they choose to use it or […]

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Creating a “Fundable” Pro Forma

A good financial model, or “Pro Forma” is one of the essential elements needed to raise capital.  It is a key communication to investors detailing how the company will scale.  An entrepreneur armed with the numeric understanding of how and when his company will achieve $100 million will clearly be a stronger candidate than one […]

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Supporting the Dutch

A few months ago, Jasper Smit, Economic Officer for the Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in San Francisco reached out to me for an interview regarding the work the Consulate does to support Dutch companies in the Bay Area. Having begun building relationships with members of the Consulate staff, I was honored to […]

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