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The Three Machines

Feld Thoughts

Lately, I’ve been stewing over increased complexity being generated by companies around their organization approaches. But it might.

Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll be a Dinosaur in 3 Years

Both Sides of the Table

Mark Cuban opened the Upfront Summit in an epic interview by Jason Hirschhorn , founder of Media REDEF. 20 years ago there were 9,000 public companies.

What Is Going To Happen In 2017

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Happy New Year Everyone. Yesterday we focused on the past , today we are going to focus on the future, specifically this year we are now in. Here’s what I expect to happen this year: Trump will hit the ground running, cutting corporate and personal taxes, and eliminating the preferential treatment of carried interest capital gains.

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6 Key Leadership Habits Required For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

They have the required passion, perseverance, and work ethic. What they don’t have by default are the skills required, or the relationships.

Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

On the last day Congress was in session in 2016, Democrats and Republicans agreed on a bill that increased innovation and research for the country.

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Taking Corporate VC: When It Makes Sense

View from Seed

In recent years we’ve seen more and more corporations become more active or establish strategic VC arms.

Microsoft's CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You can learn a lot about effective leadership from just a few, short sentences

Getting A VC Job

Rob Go

I get asked a lot about how to get one’s start in the VC industry. ” That’s pretty much it. That’s pretty much it.

The Ideal Financial Reporting Tempo For A VC-Backed Company

Feld Thoughts

Over the past few days, I’ve had a similar conversation about reporting tempo with three different people (2 CFOs and 1 CEO). In each case, we snuck up on the issue, rather than starting with it. The fundamental question addressed what the reporting tempo to the board should be. This does not mean that quarterly financials work for me.

Understanding What’s Going on in #LATech

Both Sides of the Table

Upfront Ventures was created 20 years ago as one of the original VC funds in Los Angeles. Don’t we know it. We love LA! startup venture-capital

The Bloomberg Startup Barometer

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I came across this index from Bloomberg that tracks the health of the US startup ecosystem. will be keeping my eye on this new index from time to time.

10 Personality Types That Shouldn’t Be Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

People who get stressed managing their own lives don’t make good entrepreneurs. There is always more to do than time to do it. You like to work alone.

Hacking for Defense Goes National

Steve Blank

This week we are doing what we said we’ll do – scale the class nationally: Hacking for Defense at Georgetown:  Began Wednesday, January 11.

It's Not The Ink, It's The Think: 6 Effective Data Visualization Strategies

Occam's Razor

In the quest for that last important bit, I am insanely obsessive about 1. simplification and 2. pressing the right emotional buttons. So what? ironic.

35 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name

Hearpreneur

Share The idea of exactly what your business is going to be usually comes first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. Wrong.

Five of the Best Austin Startups that Launched in 2016

SiliconHills

It also wants to make that data easy to use to solve problems. It bills itself as a “social network for data people.” Austin

6 Tools to Help You Manage a Remote Team

Up and Running

In the last few years, remote work has become an attractive solution for many employees and employers. Internet Speed Tool. Google Drive. Trello.

Mark Cuban Says This Will Soon Be the Most Sought-After Job Skill

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The billionaire investor predicts one crushing reality of automation

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How to come up with a Business Idea

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you think starting a business is the right thing for you, then you need to come up with a good business idea. Which things bug you on a daily basis?

Alexa, Techstars, and Cooper

Feld Thoughts

thought I’d give some a try. If you have an Alexa, give these a try. What is the Alexa Accelerator? What is a start-up accelerator?/What

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

Both Sides of the Table

BuzzFeed. Some, of course, agree with me that BuzzFeed has been and continues to be the gold standard innovator in digital media to emulate.

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The End Of The Level Playing Field

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I am old enough to remember the gogo days of cable TV when entrepreneurs who wanted to launch a new cable channel would go, hat in hand and cap table in tow, to the big cable companies and beg to get distribution on their networks. When the Internet came along in the early 90s, we saw something completely different. There is no doubt about that.

6 Elements Of Every Message Stand Out Above The Text

Startup Professionals Musings

Effective communication is an absolute requirement for successfully starting a business, but it doesn’t come naturally to many entrepreneurs. Empathy.

Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

On the last day Congress was in session in 2016, Democrats and Republicans agreed on a bill that increased innovation and research for the country.

30 Machine Intelligence Startups to Watch in Israel

VC Cafe

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will be eating the world. Some examples: AI will be the new mobile. Chris Rust, Clear Ventures). source).

52 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

Share Each business has a story. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project.

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Nailing go-to-market strategy

The Equity Kicker

This chart, from First Round Capital’s recent post Leslie’s Compass: A Framework for Go-To-Market Strategy  is super interesting.

Top Startup Mistake: Unrealistic Forecasts

Up and Running

True story: I sat down for lunch with a friend, a Sand Hill Drive venture capitalist. ” See Also: How to Forecast Sales. Growth is good.

7 Life Lessons You Must Learn Before It's Too Late

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's important to cherish every moment you've been blessed with

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The Ultimate Fitness Guide for Busy Entrepreneurs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Being an entrepreneur is hard. There is rarely enough time to accomplish all your work let alone make time to get to the gym. The rest requires work.

Empty Out Your Junk Drawer

Feld Thoughts

Everyone has a junk drawer. Or two. Or ten. One of mine is to the left. So does every company. Both of these are foundational issues.

How Glenn Beck Won the Audience Over at the Upfront Summit

Both Sides of the Table

This is a seriously well written & thoughtful article by @glennbeck - I have to say "hats off" https://t.co/LLfI9iHIJd Please watch.

Reserves

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Reserves is the term VCs use to describe funds they “reserve” for follow-on financings of their portfolio companies. This is not true for angel investors, seed funds, growth funds, and strategic investors.  I don’t mean to be disparaging of these other sources of capital. They all are important at various stages of development.

Every Startup Needs Intellectual Property To Thrive

Startup Professionals Musings

A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. Patents.