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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.”

Load Balancing Between VC Partners

Feld Thoughts

Fortunately, I’ve got amazing partners. I was reflecting on this over a cup of stale coffee this morning. As a result, we’ve always been active at moving primary responsibility for a company (which we define as a board seat) between partners. The post Load Balancing Between VC Partners appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Announcing Upfront Ventures’ Newest Partner — Kobie Fuller

Both Sides of the Table

Today, I’m super proud to announce that we’ve just added another talented partner at Upfront and a great person to boot. Why Kobie?

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”?

Suggestions for Spouses Whose Partner Is Depressed

Feld Thoughts

You are already pouring an enormous amount of your energy into your partner and not much, if anything, is coming back. Spend time with friends.

10 Key Traits Of An Ideal Entrepreneur Partner

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.

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).

Forward Partners new logo

The Equity Kicker

Forward Partners is all about helping our partner companies succeed. Forward Partners I love our new logo!

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.

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.

Why Companies Are Investing More In Becoming Partners Than Vendors

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

From startups to Fortune 500 companies, businesses are making the effort to become better partners and leaving the vendor mentality in the past

My Partners

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Mark Suster suggested: how about a post on your partners: who they are, how you guys work together & a bit more about how you guys reach decisions on deals? have two and half partners at Union Square Ventures. Many people think I am the "lead partner" at USV. And he is a great investor too. We never vote.

What Should I Look For In A Business Partner?

YFS Magazine

Starting a business with a partner is like getting married. Plan business partners cofounders collaboration partnership starting a business

What Beats a Mentor? An Accountability Partner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You need an accountability partner Looking to improve yourself? You don't need a mentor.

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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.

Partnering Your Way to Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Grow your audience by finding the right partners

The 3 Kinds of Partners Every Business Needs

Duct Tape Marketing

The 3 Kinds of Partners Every Business Needs written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.

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.

Don't Get Customers.Make Partners

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Customers, clients, suppliers and vendors are more than just that - they are your partners. They aren't customers or clients or vendors.

Silicon Real interview – good intro to Forward Partners

The Equity Kicker

The first twenty minutes are a good intro to Forward Partners and then we discuss building startups more generally.

Partners Forever (or close to it)

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But I have a fair bit of empathy for him on this specific issue. I am still technically a partner in a venture capital firm (Euclid Partners) that I left in early 1996. still get K1s from them as there remain a few illiquid investments in the last fund I was a partner in. One of my partners sits on another board.

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.

Amazon Web Services Just Landed Another Multi-Billion Dollar Partner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Salesforce is now a customer of the e-commerce giant's cloud-computing service, in addition to Netflix and Capital One

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Forward’s offer to our idea stage partners

The Equity Kicker

Regular readers will know that it’s the level of support we provide to our partner companies that makes Forward different from conventional venture capital – particularly at the idea stage. How we partner with idea stage entrepreneurs from Forward Partners. Forward Partners

When Your Business Partner is Your Life Partner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Thinking of going into business with your life partner? There are certain rules to follow for success, here are just a few

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Treat Your Clients Like Partners

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Kim Kaupe, co-founder of ZinePak, explains why always saying "yes" to your client works against creating quality service

Making Forward Partners a company we are proud of: Our culture

The Equity Kicker

But secondly, it’s important that Forward Partners is a great place to work. Forward Partners Uncategorized

How to partner with a larger company when you’re a startup

The Next Web

One option for startups is to partner with a, more established company in order to have a greater sense of stability as the new company grows.

How to Pick the Best Business Partner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Consider your choice of partner carefully Going into business with someone else?

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LiveOak Adds Venture Partner Focused on the Dallas Market

SiliconHills

LiveOak Venture Partners announced Friday it has added Ram Velidi of Dallas as a new venture partner. Velidi will focus on investments in the […] The post LiveOak Adds Venture Partner Focused on the Dallas Market appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Why Every CEO Needs a Great Sparring Partner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's lonely at the top. Every entrepreneur deserves the best advice to grow their company

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.

Uber Has Partnered With the Secret Data Weapon Behind Apple and Facebook

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The company's location services are about to become a whole lot more accurate

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UFC Sells for $4B: Partners Were Legally Bound to Settle Disputes by Actually Fighting

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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Meet Benchmark’s New Partner: Eric Vishria

abovethecrowd.com

Today Benchmark announced that Eric Vishria has joined us as a General Partner. Eric is one of the up-and-coming stars in the technology industry, and we are very excited he is becoming our partner. In Benchmark’s team dynamic, character and attitude really matter. He stayed briefly at HP as a vice president.

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?

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.

3 Characteristics of a Great Business Partner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Finding the right business partner can make or break your business. I''ve had good and bad business partners, i''ve worked with my current business partner Ryan Russo for over 10 years and have developed a list of what makes a great business partner

Bolstering the Partner Ranks at GRP

Both Sides of the Table

It is with great pleasure that I can finally announce that we have added Greg Bettinelli as a partner at GRP Partners. Approachable.