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The Product Manager’s Portfolio

Instigator Blog

It’s not always easy for a product manager to explain her precise role in building product. Every company defines product managers differently, and a product manager’s output is sometimes difficult to see or quantify. Product managers tend to use success metrics as a baseline for their experience (e.g.

Portfolio POV: What’s Trending on Everipedia?

Mucker Lab

Editor’s Note: This guest post is the first of an ongoing series offering up an insider-point of view from a portfolio company.

Protecting Your Portfolio

YoungUpstarts

In fact, there are plenty of reasons why many people feel a complete loss when faced with the overwhelming process of managing their assets.

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

—– Lean Innovation Management. Each horizon requires different focus, different management, different tools and different goals.

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Portfolio Management

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

In considering the issue of valuation generally, one should understand the environment in which a manager of a venture pool operates; he is investing not in one but in a number of opportunities.

Lifecycle Management

The Product Guy

In our most recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Adrienne Tan, lead a conversation around “Lifecycle Management”.

What Are VC Firm’s Efforts To Connect Firms In Their Portfolio With Fresh MBA Grads?

Ask The VC

Question: How would you describe VC firm’s efforts to connect firms in their portfolio with fresh MBA grads? Im just curious because here in Philadelphia, First Round Capital is posting a lot of job offers for firms in its portfolio on their website, and I’m not seeing any other Philly VC firms doing this (at the moment).

Hiring Product Managers

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jon Stross, lead a conversation around “Hiring Product Manager”.

Product Pricing in Product Management

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP. Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Managing risk is critical to success

Taffy Williams

Risk management includes your distance from the alligators. Couple diligence with diversification of a portfolio provides further protection.

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!

Behavioral Economics in Product Management

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP. Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Achieving Team Buy-in 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!

Financial Modeling for Product Managers

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP. Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Intellectual Property Recommendations for Startup Product Managers

The Product Guy

Becky Yelland Senior News Product Manager, Thomson Reuters. product management mentee mentor theproductmentor tpm View the live stream….

How VCs Can Accelerate Portfolio Company Returns

David Teten

Best Practices in Venture Capital Portfolio Company Value Creation. In an effort to address this, we launched last year a formal study of best practices of VCs in improving portfolio company value. All of the firms above have online networks for their portfolio executives View more presentations from David Teten.

Investors need to actually use their portfolio products

Version One Ventures

While Marcus’ memo touches on numerous high-level debates like passion vs. paycheck, there’s one important message for start-ups, managers, employees, and investors alike: Eat your own dog food. Should an investor really be expected to use the 10, 15, or 20 products in his or her portfolio? I say absolutely. Investors, really?

Can Project Management Support High Growth Companies?

YoungUpstarts

By Russell Harley, veteran project manager and Director at PMO. ’ So how can project management be an effective tool versus a roadblock?

Introducing Product Management to your Organization

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP. Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Lean product management

Google Ventures

Dan’s Slides (PDF)  ( portfolio only ). What is Lean Product Management?  Product Management Dan Olsen , a startup veteran and leading PM voice, discusses how to apply Lean Startup principles as a product person.

From Time to Stakeholder Management

The Product Guy

Becky Yelland Senior News Product Manager, Thomson Reuters. product management mentee mentor theproductmentor tpm View the live stream….

Manage Your Clients’ Expectations in 3 Easy Steps

Up and Running

Managing expectations can definitely be a balancing act. How does your business manage the expectations of your clients? The UP3.

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Managing and Prioritizing a Product Roadmap

The Product Guy

Becky Yelland Senior News Product Manager, Thomson Reuters. product management mentee mentor theproductmentor tpm View the live stream….

How To Disrupt The Investing Business, With Katina Stefanova (Ex-Bridgewater Management Committee)

David Teten

Katina served as a Senior Executive and Management Committee Advisor at Bridgewater Associates. However, this is about to change.

Fighting Through The Pain: The 7 Pain Points Of Project Management

YoungUpstarts

Organization is often the most time-consuming part of a manager’s work life. by Fred Mouawad, founder and chairman at  Taskworld.

How to Better Manage Relationships with Your VC

Both Sides of the Table

On my first real day back the first thought I have is that most entrepreneurs don’t manage their VC relationships as well as they could.

What Startups Can Learn About PR and Crisis Management

Both Sides of the Table

I was recently approached by Fast Company to comment on “crisis management&# at startups in the wake of the Airbnb “ranksackgate&# story.

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Meet Our Newest Portfolio Company, Airbnb

Ben's Blog

And they have been ably managing the operations amidst simply explosive growth. Portfolio CompaniesThis is a guest post by Jeff Jordan, General Partner of Andreessen Horowitz. Talk about a business with humble roots. Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia met at the Rhode Island School of Design and became roommates in San Francisco in 2007.

Automating Product Management

The Product Guy

Looking forward… > What trends do you see in product management? interview best product management product person tbpp tbpp2010

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

K9 Ventures

That’s 7 out of about 29 investments that K9 has made to date and so that’s almost 1/4 of the K9 portfolio. Hardware is different.

Washington, DC May 24: HBS Angels/VCs and Creating Portfolio Company Value

David Teten

As I’ve previously blogged , I will soon publish the first formal study of best practices of VCs in improving portfolio company value. I hope you can join me in Washington, DC, on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 5:30 PM To 8:30 PM for a talk and event sponsored by the HBS Club of Washington, DC. RSVP  required; No money can be taken at door.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

entrepreneurship management VC & Technologyfriend sent me this chart today. welcome this new environment. The going is getting tougher.

The Right Management Team Transforms Chaos Into Calm

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When it comes to creating structure, one of the most important--and challenging--issues for second-stagers is building a management team.

How to Manage Your Portfolio Like a Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

hope you are just as future-focused with your investment portfolio. want to be clear: Every diversified portfolio should own bonds.

How Top Venture Capitalists Create (and Sometimes Destroy) Portfolio Company Value

David Teten

Christopher Fralic, Managing Partner, First Round Capital. Dave Tisch, Founder & Managing Director, TechStars NYC. Panelists.

Auth0: Solving the Identity Crisis

K9 Ventures

Today, it’s almost impossible to manage without a password manager and we have multiple sources of identity and authentication.

I’m hiring a BD Manager

StartupCFO

Director/ Manager of Business Development. Since 2004, we have been helping entrepreneurs make it easy to invoice, get paid and manage their business finances. Today FreshBooks has a portfolio of over 70 partners. You will be helping drive new revenues from our existing partner portfolio as well as from new relationships.

People Management: Startup Teams Should Dip but not Skip

Both Sides of the Table

How did they decide whether to use RightScale or to manage AWS themselves? Senior management feels undermined. Skipping. quick example.

So You Want to Compete Against Amazon?

Jeff Jordan

commerce Portfolio Companies Amazon Fab Julep Muhammad Ali Neiman Marcus Nordstrom retail ShoeDazzle Wal-Mart zulily

Managing Startups: Best Blog Posts of 2013

Platforms and Networks

Here''s my compilation of 2013''s best posts and books about managing startups. Models That Leverage Dominant Platforms Sangeet Choudary discusses how to manage startup growth strategies that piggyback upon an existing dominant platform, used by AirBnB, PayPal, etc. assembled similar lists at the end of 2012 , 2011 , 2010 and 2009.

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