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Hire a VP Finance Sooner Rather Than Later

Feld Thoughts

The post is aimed at CEOs of startups who have at least 15 employees. If you don’t have a VP Finance on your team reporting to you, do yourself, your team, and your investors a favor and go hire one right now. While it’s trendy to outsource your accounting to a third party, once you hit a certain size it’s dangerous.

How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

There are very few ideas that are obviously a billion-dollar idea from the start. So what should you do? And Lyft? Twitter was a podcasting company.

A Typical Example of #GiveFirst

Feld Thoughts

We are investors and Jason is on her board. Later that day, Krista sent me the full story, which follows, in an email. Krista’s words follow.

8 Entrepreneur Challenges Founders Don’t Anticipate

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience, building a successful business is more difficult than building an innovative solution. successful business is a long-term effort.

Hailo and MyTaxi

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The news broke this morning that our portfolio company Hailo is combining forces with MyTaxi. The combined company, which will operate under the MyTaxi brand, will be the dominant taxi hailing app in Western Europe. Hailo is huge in the UK and Ireland and has a strong position in Spain. The combined company will be majority owned by Daimler.

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22 Ways Brands Can Use Facebook Live Video to Drive Business

crowdSPRING Blog

It’s a well-established fact that video can drive major engagement for a brand. Period. What could be better than that?  Live  video. ” 3.

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What the Most Successful People Do in the Evening

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Your happy and productive tomorrow starts tonight

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Dedupe Your Processes

Feld Thoughts

The phrase “dedupe your processes” was created at a board meeting I was at last week. If you know our portfolio, you probably can figure out which board meeting it was based on the use of the word dedupe. But it’s so f **g hard. If you disagree, do a quick reality check. Skype, Hangouts, Bluejeans. Asana, Trello, Basecamp.

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Silicon Collar: Excerpts

deal architect

Amazon is taking advance orders for the Kindle version here. On New. Silicon Collar

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8 Business Professional Types Will Test Every Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

Most new startup founders start out by assuming they need to spread their leadership efforts evenly across all team members. Rising stars. Joyriders.

How to Start a Blog

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Want to learn how to create a blog? Ready to start your blog? Before you start worrying about your blog design get a few things straightened out.

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Life in Just 3 Minutes a Day

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Setting up a life-altering meditation practice is easier than you think

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Founder Fights in Boulder

Feld Thoughts

The final event at Boulder Startup Week a few months ago was Founder Fights. Carrie and Jerry did a great Reboot.io

Why the Navy Needs Disruption Now (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

The future is here it’s just distributed unevenly – Silicon Valley view of tech adoption. Taking off and landing is a great metaphor for the carrier.

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10 New Leadership Attributes Drive Startup Success

Startup Professionals Musings

The reigning theory in business has long been that “alpha” leaders make the best entrepreneurs. These would never happen. Pain increases over time.

Walking Away

Numerate Choir

When I mentioned that Bonafide was shutting down, some people were surprised.

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Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning

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The Fight Between The Future And The Past

Feld Thoughts

At dinner last night with Amy and friends we ended up in a long conversation about what’s going on in the world right now.

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More than a Logo: 5 Additional Ways to Leverage the Crowd for Your Creative Needs

crowdSPRING Blog

In all fairness, that makes some sense. But as time has gone on, additional opportunities to leverage the crowd for your creative needs have emerged.

Why You Should Start Your Entrepreneurial Career In Restaurants

YoungUpstarts

By Anthony Lye, President & CEO of HotSchedules. In our vacation town, that was the best way to make money and get a tan. trillion global industry.

Coming Up: A Brandanew Social Trends Show Podcast!

Brandanew

We are so stoked to let everyone know that in the next month we’ll soon be sharing our very first Social Trends Show Podcast.

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Science Says Your Brain Processes 720 Possibilities at Once--Except When You're Stressed

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Experiencing massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking

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My Twitter Feed Is Full Of Politics

Feld Thoughts

It’s so disheartening to me. I don’t read newspapers or watch the news on TV deliberately to avoid the noise. Noisy. Crazier.

What Comic-Con Can Teach Businesses About Promotional Products

crowdSPRING Blog

Once a year, San Diego becomes the nerdiest, most magical place in the world as thousands of super fans convene for the International Comic-Con.

KUKA Opens Robotics Center in Austin

SiliconHills

KUKA ATX is a new robotics research and development center in Austin focused on industrial robots for factory production. Austin

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 37: Michael Ingle and Graeme Gordon

Steve Blank

I simply wasn’t happy in corporate America. I was a square peg in a round hole and needed to be someplace where I could think creatively.

How the Most Successful People Spend the First Half Hour of Their Workday

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

One small tweak to your schedule could yield amazing results

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On The Beach

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I’m taking the weekend off to spend it with my entire family (parents, brothers, wives, children) on the beach. Here are a couple podcasts that Harry Stebbings did with my partners Albert and Brad in case you want to spend some time going deep on USV this weekend. Podcast w/ Brad.

What Trends in Email Marketing Mean For Your Strategy

crowdSPRING Blog

Email marketing and customer communications strategies have long played an important role in a company’s user engagement and conversion rates.

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You Can’t Spell Hardware without H-A-R-D

K9 Ventures

I started my tinkering with hardware first. It was both fun and frustrating at the same time. Hardware is different. knew this going into it.

How to Send Emails in WordPress with Gmail SMTP Server

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Having issues sending emails from your WordPress website? The most popular reason is strict email configurations at your web hosting server.

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8 Personality Traits of Highly Intelligent People (Backed by Science)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The scientific reason behind some of the personality traits that smart people share

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Break your mirrors

Jeff Hilimire

I just finished Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autobiography, Total Recall , and he mentioned a speech that his father-in-law, Sargent Shriver, gave at Yale. There is one piece that really connected with me and I thought I’d share it here. It’s unequivocally how I attempt to live my life. Yes indeed — shatter the glass. Break the mirrors!

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4 Entrepreneurship lessons learned by selling Girl Scout cookies

Taffy Williams

Learn to never give up and communicate effectively at an early age! This is the season of buying Girl Scout cookies. Business is one of those skills.

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