Sling Media raised another $46 million to make your home entertainment content accessible wherever you travel. I wonder what this means to Orb Networks, which I first saw at Always On in 2005, which also offers a way to access your home PC content (including TV) on your internet-connected PDA or mobile phone. Here's an Alexa chart that shows how much web site traffic these companies are generating:
I remember writing my first business plan back in 1996. I bought some software that offered templates and spreadsheet models that I could use. I also hired a consultant to help me with the writing. I still have a copy of that original plan which I kept in a 3-ring binder. I also have a copy of the Powerpoint presentation that we used to raise our first $1.3 million at Ancestry.com. During the bubble, you really didn't need a complete business plan. Just a good domain name and the right VC connections. Money was really flowing.
If you are an angel investor and want a fun experience, join me and a couple dozen other angel investors for FundingUtah.com's first Salt Lake City entrepreneur speedpitching event Thursday, February 2nd. The staff at FundingUtah.com have selected 10 promising entrepreneurs for the event. They have been coached on how to deliver informative and energetic pitches. It promises to be an exciting day. Last November the first ever FundingUtah speedpitching event attracted journalists, photographers, and even KSL news, which broadcast a 2 minute report of the event on the evening news. Check it out. This is fun stuff. Visit the FundingUtah web site for more information or call them at 801-805-4847.
It's been a long time since I have noticed so many historic events in a single day.