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How to scale an international software business successfully. Thomas Erickson, CEO Acquia at Business of Software Conference 2013

How to scale an international software business successfully. Thomas Erickson, CEO Acquia at Business of Software Conference 2013

Last week, Acquia announced a $50 million funding round for its open source web business including investment from Amazon.com. As Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia spoke at Business of Software Conference 2013 on the topic of how to scale an international business successfully so this seems like a great time to share his insights.

  • 7 companies, 7 million air miles. That’s a lot of experience in building successful international businesses to stuff into one head.

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A startup by any other name… Very limited half price tickets for Business of Software Conference from Balsamiq & Twilio

A startup by any other name… Very limited half price tickets for Business of Software Conference from Balsamiq & Twilio

What is a startup? Our recent conversations with BoS Alumni reminded us just how difficult it is to pin down a definition of, ‘startup’. We think Paul Graham is self interested in describing a startup as a potential billion $ business and it means far too much to other people. We also have a very special deal courtesy of Twilio and Balsamiq for a few lucky startups to attend Business of Software Conference for half price…

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The perfect storm

French Bread

Ever wondered what it is like to live without the Internet for a few days? I just did a week with no phone and no Internet in the middle of France. We went camping en famille.

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Your minimum viable recruiting process

John Knox, Austin’s finest, wearer of Google Glass and generous supporter of BoS student grants, recently sent us this short essay on recruiting which made us laugh so much we had to share

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Where are they now? BoS speaker alumni….

Inspired by the line up of founders speaking at BoS this year, we’ve dug back through previous talks to find out what some of our more prominent speaker alumni thought was important five, six, seven years ago.

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The Patio11 trilogy

patrick mckenzie, kalzumeus

Back at BoS2010 a young, rather nervous looking engineer in a green tee launched into his Lightning Talk. He’d rather shamelessly stolen his opening line.

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