Mike Maples

Anomalous data can lead to growth opportunities

Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing team that trains startups in advanced growth, helps hire senior growth marketers and find

Startups Weekly: Even Gwyneth Paltrow had a hard time raising VC

This week in startups: Celebrities mingle with VCs at the Upfront Summit, Pinterest preps banks for IPO and Sam Altman has a grand new idea.

Live from Disrupt SF: Equity talks Slack, Lyft and flying cars

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s weekly venture capital-themed podcast where we work to unpack the numbers lurking behind the news. This week we have a special episode for you all. We

Floodgate’s Mike Maples on what makes category kings

Category leaders usually capture 70-80 percent of the profits in their market, which is why venture funds need to find them to gain the outsized returns they must generate in order to return their fun

Zeplin Raises $1.2M To Sync Designers And Developers With Less Hassle

When Pelin Kenez and her co-founders were at their previous company, they were constantly moving files between designers and developers. That ended up producing a hassle, with developers having to bas

Mike Maples Gets On Board Blueseed’s Sea Platform

I'm going to go out on a limb here, but my guess is if you went around and asked people in the startup community what they thought about <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/mike-

Mike Maples: Why I Don't Go for the Flip and the Three Deals that Got Away (TCTV)

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-282426" title="godzilla78" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/godzilla78.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="219" />Floodgate's <a href="

Angel-Turned-VC Mike Maples: Yes, There’s a Bubble

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/77747v1-max-250x250.jpg" />The dreaded "B" word is on the tip of many tongues these days. Are we or aren't we in a bubble? Everybody has an op

Video Marketing Platform PixelFish Raises $2.1 Million

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/screen-shot-2010-12-23-at-1-30-59-pm.png" />Video advertising service <a href="http://www.pixelfish.com">Pixelfish</a> has just raised $2.1 mi

Mike Maples: "You Have to Be Willing to Throw it all away" [Video]

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-235378" title="mike_maples" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/mike_maples.jpeg" alt="" width="240" height="290" /></a> If you are a entrepr

Mike Maples Goes Pro As A Venture Capitalist, Launches FLOODGATE

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/floodgate.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot2" alt="" /><a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/mike-maples">Mike Maples</a>, one of the co-fou

Web Security Firm Dasient To Launch With $2 Million From Maples, Sclavos, And Benhamou

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/dasient.png" width="152" height="71" /> As more and more applications move to the Web, computer security is increasingly threatened by secu