Video: Tough Mudder – How to Build a $70 Million Company in Two Years

In this video, Will Dean and Guy Livingstone from Tough Mudder present: “How to Build a $70 Million Company in Two Years.” Recorded March 19 at WIX Lounge in New York.

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. As the leading company in the booming obstacle course industry, Tough Mudder has already challenged half a million inspiring participants worldwide and raised more than $2 million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project. But Tough Mudder is more than an event, it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days.

As described in the video, Tough Mudder has a unique corporate culture that has contributed to their success. And they are hiring!

Video: Common Mistakes Startups Make Transitioning to the Cloud

In this video, a Cloud Computing panel discusses common mistakes companies make when transitioning to the Cloud and some current limitations to making a full transition.

Key areas of consideration include:

  • You have to design for failure and have multiple backup plans ready in case of an outage.
  • The costs go beyond the monthly subscription fee. You need to provision for Internet connection, bandwidth requirements and network needs.
  • Not all applications are ready for the Cloud. For instance, at Software Advice we have difficultly running our telephony in the Cloud due to high call volumes and network limitations.

Read the Full Story. A Tip of the Hat goes to Derek Singleton from Software Advice for pointing us to this video.

Panel: Why Most Music Startups Fail

In this video, Kyle Bylin leads a panel discusson on “Why Most Music Startups Fail.” Recorded at Music Biz 2012.

There are no shortage of startups working to transform how we discover, market and monetize music, but most of them will fail. Are they being defeated by licensing or are these technologists trying to fix problems that most consumers don’t really have?

Panelists:
Larry Marcus, Walden Venture Capital
Mike Dougherty, Jelli Radio
Joey Flores, Earbits
Brenden Mulligan, OneSheet