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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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The Three Machines

Feld Thoughts

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

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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.

Hello, 2017

Instigator Blog

2016 was one heck of a year. It started with a fairly big shakeup professionally. didn’t end up taking much time off; instead I started meeting with lots of people and looking for my next adventure. In July, 2016 I announced the launch of my new startup, Highline BETA. Over the second half of […]. Personal Development

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Five of the Best Austin Startups that Launched in 2016


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

Business Travel Tips (For Women): 14 Tips From Experienced Travellers

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Traveling all the time for business is incredibly rewarding but it can also be quite exhausting. You never know when there might be a delay. Business

A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile Marketing Strategy

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Mobile marketing is the promotion of one’s business on mobile and smartphone devices through websites, apps, and social media. Look into geofencing.


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.

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.

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.

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.

What every entrepreneur should know about doing business in Bangkok

The Next Web

Paul Srivorakul is a Thai-American serial entrepreneur. Paul graduated from UC Berkeley and started his career working in sales for Ask Jeeves Inc.

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52 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


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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The Application Vendor is dead. Long live the Application Vendor!

deal architect

I have just come back from a round the world trip with frequent reminders of Great Britain's wide influence - Victoria Harbour, Raffles Hotel, Brabourne Stadium, Kipling's Kim in bookstores among others. You could almost visualize the rise and fall. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

8 Brutal Truths You Need to Accept Before 30

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You'll definitely be better off for it


My 2016 Phone Homescreen

Jeff Hilimire

This is a screenshot of my homescreen at the end of 2016. More on how I get the news via apps. and I love it. referral code ). Random

4 Skills Every Project Manager Needs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Being a project matter is tough, yet rewarding work. Everyone has a set of soft skills unique to their personality. Blog & Grow

11 Tips for Creating a Long-Term Strategic Plan

Up and Running

Strategic planning is a management tool that guides your business to better performance and long-term success. Define your company vision.

Why Your Website Needs a Storyteller Instead of a Designer

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Your Website Needs a Storyteller Instead of a Designer written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Your website must tell a story.

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Entrepreneurship Is Intellectual Immigration

Feld Thoughts

At the MIT Celebration of 50 Years of Entrepreneurship in November, I heard a number of fantastic lines that have stuck with me. One of them was from  Noubar Afeyan. “Entrepreneurship is intellectual immigration.” ” I’m a huge fan and supporter of immigration, especially around entrepreneurship. Ponder that.

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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.

10 Ways To Promote Globalization In The Workplace


Globalization in the workplace is about more than just sharing different cultures. Travel More. Recruit Diverse People. Encourage Cultural Sensitivity.

YFS Magazine Announces Global Media Partnership With ITCfest 2017 — Dubai, UAE

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Main Street Hub Closes on $27 Million in Debt Refinancing and Expansion


Main Street Hub, announced this week, that it has closed on $27 million debt refinancing and expansion with Silicon Valley Bank. The Austin-based startup plans to use the funds to further develop its technology and sales operations. To date, Main Street Hub has raised more than $70 million of equity and debt financing. Austin

“Don’t run for trains”

The Equity Kicker

Around nine years ago I read Nicholas Taleb’s seminal texts The Black Swan (2007) and Fooled by Randomness (2001) and I loved them both. But for me the books were about more than these two key takeaways, they were also an amusingly written philosophy of life and a celebration of avoiding the herd mentality and thinking differently.

The One Skill Warren Buffett Says Will Raise Your Value By 50 Percent

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Public speaking and communication skills will pay dividends throughout your career

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.

Do You Really Need To Blog Everyday To Get Results?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you want to get your blog noticed by Google and the other search engines, do you really have to blog everyday? And they were reasonably successful.

Potential Pain Points When Starting a Small Business

Up and Running

Owning and running a business is incredibly rewarding—but it comes at a price. See Also: Bplans Quiz: Are You Entrepreneur Material? Raising capital.

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.

Origin Stories

Feld Thoughts

I love origin stories. Some of them glorify entrepreneurship in a way that makes them challenging to parse, as the struggles of our heroines and heroes gets romanticized in a way that tastes sugary sweet. But, when they are written in first person, unedited, on a blog, they are often delicious in a tasty and fulfilling way. Take your pick.

10 Ways To Keep The Road Ahead In 2017 A Happy One

Startup Professionals Musings

Welcome to another challenging new year ahead! Stay rooted in the present. Keep expectations realistic. Keep your expectations reasonable.

5 Qualities Of Great CEOs


Though each CEO will have a different way to run his or her business, the great ones seem to share some of the same top qualities. Team Player.