Posts Posts by: "Michael Taus"

MeWe Fluid Icon

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Hey friends! You’ve prob seen some delete Facebook stuff. Clearly they’ve made some mistakes. So in an effort to help push Fb to a stronger privacy policy, I’ve joined MeWe. I’m not planning on leaving Fb but if you’re so inclined feel free to connect with me on mewe here…(Read More)

MyEdAdvisor

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Happy to announce that we just launched a new website for Dayna’s new education consultant business, MyEdAdvisor. Dayna has been working with high school and college students for more than 20 years, providing a combination of mental health and educational advisory services. Over her last few years of working with an at-risk population…(Read More)

Millennial Marketing

I just published a piece about the importance of having a conversation with Millenials, rather than directing traditional “top down” advertising at them. The article includes 10 ideas that can help you connect with them on their terms. Read the complete post here…(Read More)

ABODO Apartment Search

Joining ABODO

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It’s been more than a dozen years since I left Rent.com. Needless to say, I didn’t expect to jump back in to the multifamily space. But after working pretty closely as an advisor with the team at ABODO, I’m excited to be joining their team as the VP, Marketing. The company…(Read More)

After a almost a year of product development, marketing and customer development, I’m excited to be launching CrowdStreet, a commercial real estate crowdfunding platform. The $254 billion commercial real estate financing market is ripe for disruption. CrowdStreet is a fundraising platform connecting accredited investors with high-quality, professionally-managed real estate investments. Investors get…(Read More)

Cinephiled Movie Reviews Site

Launching Cinephiled

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Last month, we quietly launched Cinephiled.com, a new film and pop culture site that delivers a mixture of commentary, community, creativity and conversation for people who love film and pop culture. Cinephiled features a staff of writers who have previously contributed to publications as diverse and distinguished as The Village Voice, RogerEbert.com, Film…(Read More)

Congrats to Abodo

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Congrats to the team at Abodo for closing their seed round! After so many years away from the apartment listing realm, it’s impressive to see a group of founders innovating in this space. It’s a real pleasure to work with them and I’m looking forward to watching them grow! Read more here…(Read More)

Udacity recently released a series of videos led by Steve Blank, entitled How to Build a Startup: The Lean Launchpad. This is far and away the most accessible and approachable way to to dig into Customer Development. The class summary says it all: Learn the key tools and steps to build a successful startup (or…(Read More)

For about 15 years, I have had the pleasure of working with startup entrepreneurs in a number of technology sectors and in various capacities. I’m amazed at how much the startup landscape has changed and, more importantly, how the processes that are used by tech founders to manage risk and hone their ideas have…(Read More)