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Partner, Partner, Partner

K9 Ventures

Every so often, I’ll meet with a founding team and they will tell me that they met with a “Partner” at a VC firm. If I wasn’t riffing off of an inside joke that’s funny to me, I’d boringly call this post “Understanding the use of the Partner title in the VC industry.”

Checklist To Find The Startup Partner Of Your Dreams

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to startups, I often get asked what to look for in an ideal co-founder or business partner. Able to help, rather than be a helper.

How to Find a Business Partner

Up and Running

You don’t have to do everything yourself—a partner can be an asset to your business. How do you know if your partner is “the one”?

10 Key Traits Of An Ideal Entrepreneur Partner

Gust

The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal startup partner.

Welcoming the Newest Partner to Upfront Ventures

Both Sides of the Table

Today is amongst the proudest days I’ve had at Upfront Ventures — getting the chance to announce that Kevin Zhang has been promoted to Partner.

Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Need High-Tech Partners

Startup Professionals Musings

Should they go after high-tech nerds for partners, or professional technologists? For non-core technical strength, look for outside partners.

The Role of Product Managers

Instigator Blog

I came across an interesting discussion on Branch about the role and future of product managers. I’m not a member there so I couldn’t respond directly, but figured I’d put my thoughts here instead. In that way, Product Managers are very similar to CEOs. Product managers are simply CEOs of their products.

How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

Both Sides of the Table

That’s why Greg Bettinelli has become such a successful partner addition to Upfront. Thus began my marketing campaign. billion).

Entrepreneurs Need Time Management Accelerators

Startup Professionals Musings

Every person, no matter what their passion, needs to revisit the principles of time management from time to time. Learn to say ‘no’.

VC Partner Sweet Spot: The Always-Sometimes-Never Rules for Pitching the Right Investor

View from Seed

Yet once the right firms are identified, I believe that the tougher challenge is to determine which partner at these firms to approach. Always.

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

—– Lean Innovation Management. Companies pursuing innovation can Buy, Build, Partner or use Open Innovation. Here’s how.

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10 Keys To Improving Your Business Time Management

Startup Professionals Musings

Every person, no matter what their passion, needs to revisit the principles of time management from time to time. Learn to say ‘no’.

Future Business Growth Drives A New Partner Paradigm

Startup Professionals Musings

Another new partnering model is the IBM Watson Group $1 billion investment to share cloud-based development and super-computing tools.

Benchmark’s New General Partner: Scott Belsky

abovethecrowd.com

The partners at Benchmark are delighted to announce that Scott Belsky has joined the firm as our newest general partner. It is rare for us to encounter a partner candidate who has so much experience as an operator, investor, and advisor at such a young age. Adding a new partner is a significant event for Benchmark.

User Experience Design Tactics for Product Managers

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Enjoy!

Product Management at Startups vs. Enterprises

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Enjoy!

6 Tips For Managing Millennial Sales Representatives

YoungUpstarts

by Geoff Winthrop, Executive Vice President and Partner at Acquirent, LLC. They just see time management in a different light.

Top 40 Product Management Influencers 2016 [Highlights]

The Product Guy

I am thoroughly humbled to have made this year’s list of Top 40 Product Management Influencers of 2016 for the SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR! Enjoy!

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Conducting User Research in Product Management

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Enjoy!

Senior Product Manager and Your Next Career Steps

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Enjoy!

6 Outstanding 'Unofficial' Business Partners

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Let’s explore six unofficial business partners and their respective benefits as a starting point. Professional Partners. Customers.

10 Partner Qualities to Test Before Sharing Equity

Startup Professionals Musings

The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal startup partner.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selecting a Venture Partner (And Avoiding Killing Your Business)

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Your VC updates partners every Monday. Do other partners in the firm fit your culture? This is your partner. This is a good thing.

9 Key Things Successful Business Partners Always Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The story drives home the keys to how most successful business partners work together and what wrecks the chemistry between others. The reason?

Top 40 Product Management Influencers 2016 [Highlights]

The Product Guy

I am thoroughly humbled to have made this year’s list of Top 40 Product Management Influencers of 2016 for the SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR! Enjoy!

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A Post Startup Execs Should Forward to Your Spouse or Partner. 12 Tips for Making it Work

Both Sides of the Table

I recently wrote a post about how to manage relationships when you’re at a startup or are busy executive. Short, sweet and actionable. 4.

How to Convince a Big Brand to Partner With You

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The only thing you need is a big brand to notice you, realize the brilliance of your startup , and sign on the dotted line as a partner.

The ideal product manager

StartupCFO

It took me several years in the Startup World to fully appreciate the importance of a good product manager. Instead you need to be managing, leading and enabling a team. As Product Manager you need to have 360 degree view of the business. You need to work across departments, motivate dev teams, speak with customers and partners.

The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Product Management

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Enjoy!

5 Risk Management Issues Many Small Business Owners Neglect

YoungUpstarts

One area where good decision making plays a large role in any business is in regards to risk management. Adequate Cyber security.

Know Your Business Partner Well. Very, Very Well.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As we went through underwriting, it came out that one of the new partners in the business had extensive legal problems from a previous career.

3 Things You Need to Know to Manage Millennials

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Gary Swart, a General Partner at Polaris Ventures, talks about the ever changing workforce and how to manage Millennials

Top 40 Product Management Influencers [Highlights]

The Product Guy

I am both excited and humbled to have made this year’s list of Top 40 Product Management Influencers of 2015! Leadership vs. Management.

Why Product Management is Everything

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Many companies think they're doing product management, but they're not. This is not product management. uh oh”).

Conducting User Research in Product Management

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Enjoy!

The Scarcest Resource at Startups is Management Bandwidth

Both Sides of the Table

always tell teams I meet with, “The scarcest resource in your company is management bandwidth. Let me explain. Trust me. My advice?

Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Enjoy!

HEB Partners with Instacart to Deliver Groceries in Austin

SiliconHills

H-E-B, the largest grocery retailer in Texas, is partnering with Instacart to deliver milk, bread, eggs and other groceries to people in Austin and Houston in an hour. “Don’t have time to come to H-E-B? No problem. Austin San Antonio Grocery delivery H-E-B Instacart

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Leadership and Influence for Product Managers

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Enjoy!

The 4 Partners Every Early-Stage Startup Needs to Have

Early Growth Financial Services

I often write about the best strategies for startup fundraising or how to manage startup financing and optimize for growth. These service providers do more than provide a service; they are partners and important players within your startup ecosystem, providing guidance, connections, and support.