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Internet entrepreneurs: rules for start-up success

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Blogger, entrepreneur, and now a general partner with Germany’s leading VC outfit Wellington Partners, Loic le Meur is a prolific and energetic source of stories and ideas on the Web 2.0 world.

I particularly liked this piece, arguing that internet start-ups have to be global from day one  in order to be truly successful.

For all British readers, you can skip rule 14:

Do not think that Europe is the U.K.Most US companies launch from the U.K. thinking they are launching in Europe. There are more than 20 languages in Europe, and the cultural differences between a Danish, an Italian and a Portuguese are huge. Succeeding in the U.K. does not mean you will succeed in the Netherlands.

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