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Understanding VCs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I saw Joe Fernandez ‘ tweet a few days ago and thought “he is making an important point.” ” too many young entrepreneurs talk about vc’s like they’re heroes and their blog posts are scripture. — Joe Fernandez (@JoeFernandez) August 19, 2016. VCs are not heroes. We are just one part of the startup ecosystem.

FullContact Continues Its Journey To Solve The Contact Management Problem

Feld Thoughts

When we invested in FullContact in 2012, they were a small team with a big vision to create  One Address Book To Rule Them All.

Why the Most Productive People Start Their Day at 4 a.m. (Yes, We're Serious)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Wall Street Journal reports that starting your day at 4 a.m. makes you super productive. In fact, the most successful people do it

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Are You Getting Your Fair Share Of Startup Equity?

Startup Professionals Musings

I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. Martin Zwilling.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 40: Stan Gloss and Matt Armstead

Steve Blank

A lot of people, especially in the Midwest, will spend their time thinking too small. They’re a creature of their habit and habitat, in looking at potential investors and market opportunities. If you see a need or problem and you think you can solve it, you don’t want that destiny to belong to someone else. You have to disprove the naysayers.

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Top 25 PPC Bloggers to Follow

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Learn how to use social media and affiliate advertising to make money. The world of digital marketing is literally at your fingertips. Blog & Gro

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13 ways companies should improve their data security in the age of IoT

The Next Web

As our world gets more and more connected, consumers and businesses alike must think fast about how they protect important information.

8 Keys To Attracting The Right Technical Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Technology is so key to every business these days that experienced business-smart but non-tech entrepreneurs are feeling deeper and deeper in the hole.

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What ZenHub adds to GitHub and why it matters to you

47 Hats

Developer teams succeed or fail largely depending on what their development process is. Most of the developers reading this post are very familiar with GitHub (My sincere condolences if you’re stuck with BitBucket.). For the past 6 months or so, I’ve been keeping my eye on something new: ZenHub.io. DeveloperNews

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5 Simple Habits That Will Make You a More Positive Person

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You're much more in control of your outlook than you imagine

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Making The Platform Economy Big And Hard To Miss

YoungUpstarts

By Kurt Bilafer, Global Vice President Sales & Success at WePay. Why did WePay wrap a train car?” Matchmaking plus. So what is a platform?

5 Guidelines to Communicating With Difficult Clients

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The occasional difficult clients and customers are a part of business that will never go away. Every business has them.

ThousandEyes Sets up Austin Office

SiliconHills

ThousandEyes, a San Francisco-based network intelligence company, announced Wednesday plans to open a sales and customer service office in Austin. The company also named Victoria Abeling to head up the office as director of corporate sales. Austin

It’s time to get going!

47 Hats

For years I’ve used one or another Pomodoro-style timer to focus my attention on the work at hand. Recently though, my old goto for this Focus Keeper on [just] iOS, was becoming more annoying than helpful. Marching along – and being marched along to the tune of its beat – was feeling oppressive, not empowering. No fuss and no mess.

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How to Immediately Stop Being Average (at Anything)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's pretty simple when you think about it

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4 Ways To Fail The Right Way

YoungUpstarts

By John Wechsler, Founder & CEO of Launch Fishers. But would any of these stars have attained greatness without these failures? think not. If J.K.

25 Successful Women Bloggers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Carol   Carol Tice, an award-winning, fun-loving freelance writer living in the Seattle area. She is obsessed with helping writers earn more from their work. Sue I’m Sue Dunlevie (hello!) and I help bloggers make more money with their blog so they can work at home, be their own boss and spend more time doing what they love. Lynn ClickNewz!

15 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Inspirational Business Quote

Hearpreneur

Share André Gide wrote that,”Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.”

When Does Invoice Financing Make Sense?

Up and Running

If you run a small business that sends out invoices, you’ve probably already encountered this problem: Late-paying customers. According to V. G.

Always Hungry At Work? The 5 Surprising Reasons Why That Might Be

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It might not be because you're always on the go. At least that's what experts say

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Why Even The Busiest Startups Should Value Work-Life Balance

YoungUpstarts

by Elliot Tomaeno, founder of  ASTRSK. You may be located in a city that never sleeps, but that doesn’t mean you and your startup should follow suit.

Struggling to Generate Good Content? Go Full On Club Kid

crowdSPRING Blog

Ah, college. Those were the days, weren’t they? Our first real taste of freedom. New friends. New Experiences. And oh, the parties. So go for it!

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Is telecommuting killing your startup?

The Next Web

One of these current trends is telecommuting and it’s picking up some major steam. … This story continues at The Next Web.

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Abandoning Comfort in the Pursuit of Passion

Hearpreneur

However, my architectural interests were never far from my mind. No one is immune to insecurities. Know Your Business and How to Build It. Period.

15 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent (Without Even Realizing It)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How many of these describe you

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Emotional Stories That Sell: Techniques For Deeply Moving Buyers’ Decisions  

YoungUpstarts

Research also shows that we recall information more clearly and easily when it’s attached to emotion. Make me care. Use dialogue.

Dollar Shave Club and the bull case for eCommerce

The Equity Kicker

The cue for this post was Harry Stebbing’s 20MinuteVC interview with David Pakman , the partner at Venrock who led the Series A and Series B rounds at Dollar Shave Club and recently had his faith justified with a $1bn exit to Unilever. We are happy investing in sectors where we see opportunity, even if others don’t.

Dell Medical School: a Catalyst for Austin Startups

SiliconHills

By TIM GREEN Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News In July, after several years of preparation and construction, the Dell Medical School started instruction with its first class of students. Austin

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Top 25 Technology Blogs In 2016 You Need To Follow

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. We are living in a time inundated with information.

You Have A Plan B? Science Says That's A Really Bad Idea

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You're just being rational, right? Perhaps you shouldn't be

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Is Republishing To Medium Worth It?

Feld Thoughts

If you are reading this on Medium and have seen other posts of mine in the past month, tell me if you think it’s been worth it for me to republish what is on Feld Thoughts to my Brad Feld channel on Medium. I’ve been using the Medium WordPress plugin to republish my posts automatically. Any thoughts, especially from the Medium side?

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Dropping an investor

David Cohen

I’ve seen a few cases recently where a startup decided to remove a particular investor from their regular “update” emails. The startups were doing this because they found out that the investor had invested in (or otherwise supported) another company that they viewed as competitive. The fix is easy. This is never good.

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5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Traveling the World

Up and Running

Starting a new venture, or just feel like your business is stuck in a rut? I can help with that. With Infographic]. Engaging across cultural groups.

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A Path Forward in California!

OnlyOnce

A Path Forward in California! They are all accepting applications now for October start dates. Click on the links above to see all their opportunities.