BUILDUP Radio Episode 2 – Semil Shah on How Can Underrepresented Minorities In Tech (URM) Can Build Bridges With Investors

As the conversation about Underrepresented Minorities In Tech (URM) continues to evolve from meritocracy, to work force numbers, to can you name more than five African-American tech founders in Silicon Valley/ San Francisco Bay Area some investors acknowledge they haven't been pitched from a "URM" and some wonder what can they do to about it. One such investor is Semil Shah, Venture Advisor to Bullpen Capital and GGV Capital and direct investor with his fund called Haystack. Semil wrote about "minorities in tech, startups, and investing via his blog and since then curated a URM Twitter list [...]

Top 10 Twitter list to follow for updates on geo / location-based apps

As we all know @Twitter is a great way to read news/information when it happens first. For startups and other tech companies having a Twitter account is almost one of those mandatory must have for marketing and securing your digital footprint online. With Twitter list which are now almost one year old, you can group companies/industries twitter accounts together making it easy to read tweets from your competitors or from companies you want to track.

If you're in the location space and looking for Twitter list to keep up with the growing list of location-based apps here are the Top 10 geo [...]

14 Social Media Professionals to watch in 2010 from the Triangle, NC

If there's two things most of my friends and colleagues know about me is that I love living in the Triangle, NC area which includes Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill and that I love technology/gadgets/social media. This area has one of the largest and smartest technology communities in the world and more than often I think is over looked by others.

A few weeks ago I saw a tweet from someone asking about what cities have strong social media communities and they were listing New York, Austin, Miami and the "Valley" which are worthy but don't forget about the Triangle area too. With more [...]

Twitter List: 5 tools & 5 must read Twitter list blog post and resources

Twitter list have been out for a while and regardless if you're a fan of the feature or not they have their purpose. A few weeks ago I asked on Twitter if I should write a blog post about Twitter List because it seemed that the entire blogosphere had written post about it. The response was "sure" because a few people wanted to here my two cents about Twitter List. So my two cents is that Twitter list adds value to Twitter the platform and is useful to filter Tweets and content/people by subject matter/conversations. What I don't like about Twitter List is how people are using the number [...]