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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.

Clusters, Class, Culture and Unfair Advantages

Steve Blank

I just finished reading J.D. Here’s how my story unfolded. Limited Horizons. Before my parents divorced they had owned a small grocery store. Fly Away.

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Wind Up Your Productivity and Creativity by Winding Down

crowdSPRING Blog

In today’s world, a huge premium is put on staying busy. How many hours are you working? How much are you getting done during those hours?

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.

7 Startup Pitfalls Can Kill Your Business Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

In my role as an advisory board member for several startups, I’m always excited to see that initial surge of revenue from a great rollout campaign.

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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10 Realistic Work-Life Balance Tips to Steal From Billionaires

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Professionals committed to a productive life outside of work will find that they are typically more productive and emotionally engaged in their work

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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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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?

7 Business Limits On That Million Dollar Invention

Startup Professionals Musings

Every inventor seems to think their invention is worth a million dollars, but I haven’t seen anyone pay that much for one yet. Don’t get me wrong.

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!

Want To Sound Unprofessional? Here Are The 30 Words People Mispronounce The Most

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

An official list compiled by Dictionary.com shows that people don't know the strangest things

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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.

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.

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

Early Mornings Are Your Best Untapped Resource

YFS Magazine

By rising early, you’re setting the tone and course for a day of success. Lifestyle lifestyle personal development success work-life balance

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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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.

3 Ways To Ensure Your Startup Has A Top-Notch Team

YoungUpstarts

by  Shawn Overcast ,  managing director at  gothamCulture. You have a million things to consider when investing your startup’s money. Protect yourself.

Book: String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis

Feld Thoughts

I love tennis. love David Foster Wallace. DFW was a tennis player and a pretty good one, especially as a junior player. Having been to the U.S.

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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30 Powerful Habits That Encourage Happiness and Mental Strength

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Practice any one of these and you'll notice a difference within 90 days

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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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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.

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.

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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Pros and Cons of Product Management

The Product Guy

The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Nominate someone today! tweet ). link].

Even Branding Should Be Agile: An Interview With Base Creative’s Matthew Kinsman

Up and Running

In 2003, Matthew Kinsman was traveling around the world and found himself in Hong Kong. The agile strategy is all about brand flexibility.

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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.

Five Lessons Learned Getting to a Second Fund

This is going to be BIG.

Today, I'm happy to announce that Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, the firm I founded and continue to run as the sole General Partner, has raised a second fund, totalling $15.1 million in commitments. Nearly all of our existing investors returned, and they were joined by a couple of new family offices and a prominent college endowment. What does this mean?