Manu Kumar (@manukumar)

Palo Alto, CA

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @manukumar ever

May 2012

@bruikbaar passion and perseverance.indeed.

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Hope and Numbers: Seed round happens on Hope. Series A happens on Hope+Numbers. Series B+ happen mostly on numbers http://t.co/T68sWmpF

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The only thing guaranteed to make a startup succeed is the founders’ passion for what they are doing. <3 #WhenFailureIsSimplyNOTAnOption

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@RiparianData indeed — it’s stopped me from flip-flopping back between GMail and GCal all day long!

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Kudos team @baydin. http://t.co/CyyRu6XO has one of the BEST referral systems I’ve ever used. Nicely done! cc @awmoore @ayemoah @mikejchin

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Kudos team @Baydin. http://t.co/atbgWIcn has one of the BEST referral systems I’ve ever used. Nicely done! cc @awmoore @ayemoah @mikejchin

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Try Boomerang for Gmail. You can schedule emails to send at any time and track responses to follow up. http://t.co/RP3J1hRn

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Small Cameras That Can Switch Focus or Ride a Bike http://t.co/5nK4tfBG

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RT @sachinrekhi: Great post from Twitter Engineering on challenges w/ client-side rendering and how they addressed them http://t.co/pRcjvbBs

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@skeevis Gotten worse for sure — but could well be a function of having several GB of messages in my archived messages.

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@joe_hellerstein are you suggesting using a different IMAP client?

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Slides from my #MH2012 (Mobile Health 2012) talk on Launch/Iterate in Baby Steps are now on @Slideshare at http://t.co/fzTQjGPG

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StartX VIP Night. Happy 2nd birthday @StartX @ StartX http://t.co/QZU1oUNk

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In 2004, @GMail was the best thing that ever happened. In 2012, I utter a few cursewords with every click, since it’s SO F’ing SLOW. #Grunt

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@targyros It’s been a while. If you’re back out towards Palo Alto, let’s catch up next time :)

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@jasonmendelson Thanks Jason! :) Great to see you and enjoyed my first visit to the @FoundryGroup office!

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RT @karaswisher: Joe Nocera nails it: Facebook’s Brilliant Disaster http://t.co/bWJATfAp

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Require free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research. http://t.co/ljou9svZ

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:) RT @YinzcamPriya: +1. RT @douglasderda: I wish Crayola put the RGB or hexdec of colors on their crayons.

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Slow WiFi even more frustrating than no WiFi (@ Denver International Airport (DEN) w/ 118 others) http://t.co/PBd5MzAG

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Stuffed tiger in @jasonmendelson’s office! (@ Foundry Group HQ) [pic]: http://t.co/SReOrrAL

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Hanging w/ @jrpowers & @vikasreddy at @occipital (@ Occipital World Headquarters) http://t.co/6B3CFZlq

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Congrats @spacex @elonmusk RT @BBCBreaking: Privately-launched SpaceX’s #Dragon capsule is attached to arm of the ISS http://t.co/5rXIN07Y

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Yes. RT @Techmeme: Broadband In Crisis: Does The US Need Regulation To Force Meaningful Competition? (@lorenzofbhttp://t.co/CwexVkul

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RT @VentureBeat: SpaceX Dragon approaches International Space Station (watch live) http://t.co/eytHrDTU by @seanludwig

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RT @YinzcamPriya: Live NASA TV. Fascinating to see control-room activity for @spacex #Dragon testflight. http://t.co/f87qF7QD #history

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So bizarre. RT @ABC: Alleged Lego Scammer Sold 2,100 Boxes Through Website, Cops Say http://t.co/PF3t0qUz

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@justindelay @ajcronk @myagley In a board meeting tomorrow morning and catching an afternoon flight back. Not sure I’ll have time in between

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Big fan of the Do Not Track initiative http://t.co/zd8cTBYy Just installed DNT ext for Chrome. http://t.co/4DrZWjb7 Thanks @jonathanmayer

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Playing with @gosphero and catching up with @pberberian! (@ Orbotix World Headquarters) http://t.co/STLpgazQ

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I’m at TechStars HQ (Boulder, CO) http://t.co/L74Mpag5

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In the system of metallic tubes… @ Gate 43 http://t.co/e5gzDqTl

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Can’t wait to try out @lyft!

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Got to see some awesome demos and ideas today. #FutureStartups

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joestump While you were building GroupOn for toddlers, Elon Musk built a fucking rocket and fulfilled a man’s last wish. http://t.co/27rb0PaX

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Entrepreneurs/investors constantly seek new/interesting opportunities. Anyone who claims pendulum has swung too far, just needs to wait.

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Making sure you don’t lose impulse buyers by @joshfraser of @Torbit http://t.co/tTZL7nEQ

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Sequoia_Capital “When Don Valentine started Sequoia 40 yrs ago, he didn’t call it Valentine Ventures. We want to build a partnership to endure.” #TCDisrupt

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No, @Twitter didn’t send us this pacifier. #DontTweet @ Palo Alto, CA http://t.co/MVFvz3oK

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Nice RT @tomiogeron: I’m at 1 Hacker Way. http://t.co/pJfhaibe

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RT @bfeld: Feld Thoughts: Monthly Financials, Quarterly Board Meetings, Continuous Communications http://t.co/2Mzwkm3Q

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@msuster the 6502 was a great chip. My first real microprocessor :)

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RT @TechCrunch: XKCD: Kill Me If I Use Klout http://t.co/dRKtHbPL by @mjburnsy

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@sarahintampa sorry to hear that. 17 is an amazing age for her.

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Absolutely brilliant talk by @mikeyk and @kevin at @ecorner. Finally watched the whole thing. From Stanford to Startup: http://t.co/lLrdJSx1

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@ProjectInjini Would like to find out who led this project and connect over email. Please DM or reply to @ManuKumar. Thank you.

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“flexible” = restrictive/more $? RT @TechCrunch: Comcast Kills Its 250GB Data Cap, Is Testing More Flexible Data Plans http://t.co/Fd9nylk8

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Mobile Health 2012 #mh2012 (@ Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center) https://t.co/Sj5rDLxp

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Scrambling to collect my thoughts and prepare my talk for MobileHealth 2012! cc @bjfogg #mh2012

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RT @TechCrunch: Twilio Calling: Cloud Telephony Startup Adds An Android SDK, Now Works On 75% Of All Smartphones http://t.co/InFuMXGd

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RT @dnanexus: DNAnexus Appoints Marc Olesen as President and COO: http://t.co/SPZX5aWj

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RT @zimride: Have a passion in disrupting the way we travel? Join the Zimride Crew full time or as an paid intern! http://t.co/bH5ccD55

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RT @baydin: Manage your Gmail inbox and Google calendar with Boomerang http://t.co/gev0gPza

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@ayemoah self-censoring makes twitter boring ;) (I do it often too!)

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RT @emcooke: Twilio Client SDK for Andriod today: VoIP SDKs for mobile & web http://t.co/InFuMXGd @twilio eng/design team delivers again!

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Cool :) RT @angellist: Testing ✌.com. Cut-and-paste it into your browser baby.

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@twang did you just discover the delete key for email? :) #kidding

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#VLAB #NoSQL event (@ Cemex Auditorium @ Stanford GSB w/ 5 others) http://t.co/0cEMywxa

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Hacking @Scobleizer’s twitter feed while it’s up on the big screen #VLAB #NoSQL #BigData

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Impressive improvments to immigrtion. DHS Reforms To Attract And Retain Highly Skilled Immigrants http://t.co/ZifdhxAW

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Laughing out loud while composing emails to portfolio founders. Good thing I don’t work in an open office as people would think I’m crazy.

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Three back-to-back amazing meetings/discussions. Will take a while for my brain to wind down from these.

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+2 for equity/ priced rounds RT @TechCrunch: Convertible Note Seed Financings: Founders Beware! http://t.co/XDKxMfgp by @ScottEdWalker

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+1 for priced rounds / equity RT @TechCrunch: Convertible Note Seed Financings: Econ 101 For Founders http://t.co/Ur2fWMCS by @ScottEdWalker

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RT @Techmeme: Marc Andreessen Visits Peter Thiel’s Stanford Class To Talk Startups, How He Invests & The… http://t.co/aq23ykzw

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Good read. RT @TechCrunch: Box: The Path From Arrington’s Backyard To A Billion Dollar Business http://t.co/ArfVNiiF by @leenarao

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RT @torbit: ready to change the world? http://t.co/0SMHDrnu

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RT @GoogleAppsDev: Putting Google Drive features to work at @lucidchart courtesy @bendilts http://t.co/g21nexvT

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RT @CrowdFlower: Check out our new blog post from @l2k: Real Time Foto Moderator - The Rambling Anti-Elevator Pitch: http://t.co/N2PFgE43

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RT @Techmeme: iOS 6: Apple drops Google Maps, debuts in-house ‘Maps’ with incredible 3D mode (@markgurman /… http://t.co/qVVIezzI

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RT @om: Idiots & their Zuck’s Hoodie theory http://t.co/Z7Fq8KHC

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Hearing about seed companies quietly shutting down or being acqui-hired. But it is NOT a #SeriesACrunch, it is a #SeedBubble.

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I’m at StartX (Palo Alto, CA) http://t.co/GIJor3h9

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Accel Big Data Conference (@ Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center w/ 8 others) http://t.co/FT5ScRRt

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Awesome branding for a dog walking business http://t.co/dZSugEFn

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I’m at StartX (Palo Alto, CA) http://t.co/aEahyF6S

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The filter creation window in the #new @GMail overlaps the message sender and subject. Brilliant. #Not

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RT @jack: You don’t have to do it first, you just have to do it right.

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Just added the Boomerang & Boomerang Calendar stickers on my laptop! Cc @baydin @cardio @zi @ Palo Alto, CA http://t.co/FZ5xoYjv

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The Founder of Robot Maker, Kiva, Couldn’t Get Silicon Valley to Fund Him - The Atlantic http://t.co/uz6YDIzN

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Enjoyed reading @danprimack’s post on ‘Andreessen envy’ on @FortuneMagazine http://t.co/Ngp1ysve Kudos @a16z @pmarca @bhorowitz

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RT @om: Yes James, Good guys do win http://t.co/IKlKwkKU

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@joshfraser It’s a pleasure to work w/ you & @jfox85. Enjoyed our discussion today. looking fwd to kicking things into high gear! #SpeedOn!

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Congrats @rashmi & @jboutelle! RT @LinkedIn: Lastly, we’re excited to announce the acquisition of SlideShare. http://t.co/agMDy2R4

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RT @l2k: group of Walmart execs came by CrowdFlower office. They were really impressed CrowdFlower has a Chief Awesome Officer (@vanpelt)

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RT @christine: Startup pitch judging with VCs heidi rozen @christine @stephpalmeri joyce chung and token man @manukumar. #startupconf

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The Startup Conference (@ Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts w/ 6 others) http://t.co/Ne2z2Rgi

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Boomerang Calendar — scheduling done right http://t.co/xBr6vft5 (my blog post about why I’m psyched about @baydin’s new product)

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My challenge to @K9Ventures portfolio company that said “No more runway. We’re flying.”: How do you achieve escape velocity? #RaisingTheBar

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Great soln for Web->App download conversion. Share your app with the ease of a text message using @Twilio: http://t.co/wq0jyCDe

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Simply the best comment I have ever seen in an @K9Ventures portfolio company update: “No more runway. We’re flying.” #winning #awesome

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RT @occipital: We live-demoed @360Panorama during the BlackBerry 10 keynote! (Yep 360 Panorama is coming to BlackBerry) http://t.co/4UxMg8N9

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RT @twilio: Twilio Rising: Microsoft Inks Deal To Offer Voice, Messaging APIs To ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Azure … http://t.co/ur6j7ZsN

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When I hear the word ‘pivot’, in my head I hear the sound of a toilet flushing. Cc @infoarbitrage @msuster

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RT @Techmeme: Mozilla Slams CISPA, Breaking Silicon Valley’s Silence On Cybersecurity Bill (@a_greenberg /… http://t.co/NxrMT8x8

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Looking fwd to reading once server is back up! RT @infoarbitrage: New post: Entrepreneurship and optionality don’t mix http://t.co/uhKV2em2

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ifindkarma If you can’t explain it SIMPLY, you don’t understand it well enough… ~Albert Einstein http://t.co/AyFwC0Cy http://t.co/L2Yu3kIf

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