How Odeo and Evan Williams screwed up

Filed as General, News on September 14, 2006 11:57 pm

Repost This

GigaOm has a great review of Evan Williams’s presentation on how Odeo, his podcasting startup, screwed up:

4. “Raising too much money too early� – Williams seeded the money with $70,000 of his own money, and after the TED excitement added another $100,000. After he tied up over a million in angel funding, a term sheet came through from Charles River Ventures at three times the angel round valuation. They took the money.

The post is a great look at some mistakes to avoid – always good to take a look at a decent case study with lessons learned notated.. I like to make original mistakes in any event..

This post was written by

You can visit the for a short bio, more posts, and other information about the author.

Submissions & Subscriptions

Submit the post to Reddit, StumbleUpon, Digg or Del.icio.us.

Did you like it? Then subscribe to our RSS feed!