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Noah Parsons
Works at Palo Alto Software
Attended Princeton University
Lived in Eugene, OR
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Here's my latest on +Bplans 
If you’re raising money for your business, having an impressive pitch deck is a key component in your fundraising toolkit. A great pitch deck gets potential investors excited about your idea and e...
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Check out my latest post on Bplans:
How do you know if you have a good idea for a business? One of my biggest challenges at Palo Alto Software is figuring out which ideas to pursue and which ideas to put on the back burner. I have th...
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Interesting thoughts on company culture and how you can improve yours from +Angelique O'Rourke 
[caption id="attachment_39112" align="alignnone" width="750"] Google Headquarters has become known for it's vibrant company culture, including such things as an Irish pub themed lounge.[/caption] Com...
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I'm on the Lean Lunch today with +Josh Cochrane. Check it out.
 
As VP of Product Development at Palo Alto Software, Josh Cochrane has utilized lean innovation and led the company's reinvention from a .NET desktop software publisher to a successful developer of SaaS web applications. He also built a team and process virtually from scratch, launched a lean version of LivePlan, an online business planning app, on schedule with excellent quality and performance. He is now delivering on-time monthly updates with new features for 2 years and counting.

Noah Parsons, the acting COO of Palo Alto Software, is a Silicon Valley product development veteran, entrepreneur, and senior executive looking to build the next generation of tools for entrepreneurs and small businesses. He is passionate about internet marketing, product development and user interface design and has applied lean innovation principles at Palo Alto Software, Epinions and Yahoo!.

Topics discussed during this Lean Lunch will include, but is not limited to, customer development, product strategy and design and MVP testing of features.
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Great article from Candice Landau on finding the right investors for you and your business. Worth a read if you're knocking on the doors of angel investors or VCs.
  [caption id="attachment_36941" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Boris Wertz. Image credit Flickr[/caption]   A few weeks ago I spoke with Boris Wertz, founder of JustBooks, COO of AbeBooks...
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Great article on guerilla marketing from +Candice Landau 
In 2010, startup founder Lori Cheek, grappled with a major problem - how does one go about marketing your business when you're on a shoestring budget? Unable to afford a PR company Lori tapped into her creative side and got to work. What she did got her into the press and even onto Shark Tank.
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Here's my latest on the +SmartBrief blog. Let me know what you think!
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If you're short of new ideas, definitely check out this guide from +Candice Landau 
For some people, coming up with ideas is as easy as spotting chewing gum on the sidewalk. For others, it’s nearly impossible. For me, new idea generation isn’t just easy, it’s something I’m doing a...
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+Sabrina Parsons shares critical data on women in the workplace. #notequalyet  
[caption id="attachment_37759" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Here, Oprah receives the presidential medal of freedom from President Obama. We've come a long way, but we're not equal—yet.[/caption] ...
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Great advice from several angel investors compiled by +Caroline Cummings 
Ever wanted to ask an angel for advice? Now you can. Apart from a collection of tips direct from angel investors themselves, we're opening up our comment stream within this post. Got a question for one of the angels listed? Share it and they'll reply. Don't forget to use the hashtag #AngelTip on Twitter!
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What Should All Entrepreneurs Know Before Starting Their Very First Business?
We have 6 pieces of advice from +Neil Patel, Sir James Dyson, +Noah Parsons, +Derek Lidow, +Richard Branson and more http://bit.ly/1oeCqsi

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Education
  • Princeton University
    Architecture, 1992 - 1996
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COO at Palo Alto Software
Introduction
I'm a startup veteran who started at Yahoo! in 1996 and went on to help start Epinions.com. Since then, I've started 2 other small business and have taken on the role of COO at Palo Alto Software. 

Here at Palo Alto Software, my goal is to help small business start and grow.

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  • Palo Alto Software
    COO, 2002 - present
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Eugene, OR