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Lessons for the New Administration – Technology, Innovation, and Modern War

Steve Blank

Our recent national security class at Stanford, Technology, Innovation, and Modern War was designed to give students insights on how the onslaught of new technologies like AI, machine learning, autonomy, cyber, access to space, biotech, hypersonics, and others have the potential to radically change how countries fight and deter threats.

How To Prevent Your Founder’s Shares From Vaporizing

Startup Professionals Musings

When an entrepreneur first incorporates a business, they may find themselves the proud owner of 10 million shares of common stock, commonly called founder’s shares.


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How I Gamified My Own Brain to Lose Weight & Improve Fitness

Both Sides of the Table

Socially distant hiking in Sedona (we drove there) I recently wrote about my weight-loss journey over the past 18 months where I lost 65 pounds without a fad diet and returned to my college weight. If you want to get in better shape and haven’t read that you might start there.

8 Keys To A Major Source Of Funding For New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

Many first-time entrepreneurs find themselves unable to bootstrap their startups, and also unable to find early funding at the venture capital level or even with angel investors. Their only recourse is that first tier of investors, fondly called Friends, Family and Fools.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Why LP’s Passed on Seed Funds 10 Years Ago (And What’s Happened Since)

View from Seed

This year will mark the 10 th year anniversary of NextView. I’ll be writing a number of posts looking back over the first decade of the life of this firm. In some ways, this feels like an eternity.

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Of Compliance And Cybersecurity: Bolstering Business Credibility And Continuity


by Andy Prakash, founder of Privacy Ninja. The increasing pervasiveness of online activities have led to a greater demand for interconnectivity. This environment is more apparent in nations such as Singapore where there is extensive internet connectivity and the citizens are digitally knowledgeable.

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RIP Len Fassler

Feld Thoughts

Gramercy Park in June 2015. After 89 years on this planet, Len Fassler passed away on Friday. Len was my Yoda. As a paternal figure, he was a close second to my father. I loved him deeply. And I will miss him every day.

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7 Keys To Success In Today’s Popular Sharing Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

In the last few years I have seen a popular business model emerging which embodies a greater focus on social and environmental responsibility, and a new requirement for trust and sharing, as well as customer and community collaboration.

Smart Contracts on Bitcoin

Version One Ventures

Over 10 years since its inception, Bitcoin is now firmly established as the preeminent digital store of value (SoV).

3 Effective Ways To Increase Sales Productivity


by Jason Junge, CEO of PointerTop. The term ‘sales productivity’ refers to the phenomenon of maximizing the company`s sales result while minimizing the resources expended.

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How Venture Capital Decision Making Has Changed During the Pandemic

View from Seed

The sudden arrival of the global pandemic has shifted the playbook for founders and venture capitalists. Despite the beginnings of a vaccine rollout, it’s likely that the conditions created by Covid-19 will continue to persist for some time.

Media Archaeology Lab Virtual Tour on 1/21/21

Feld Thoughts

For a long time, I collected computers (hardware, software, manuals, and magazines.) About five years ago, I donated my collection to the Media Archaeology Lab , located at CU Boulder. Also, Amy and I have made substantial gifts to MAL from the Anchor Point Foundation.

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8 Initiatives To Heighten Your Customer’s Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

Most leaders agree that poor customer service is a business killer today, in terms of lost customers, reduced profits, and low morale. Yet the average perception of customer experience has not improved.

Introducing Maëlle Gavet as CEO of Techstars

David Cohen

“ Thoughtful leadership evolution in growing and scaling companies is healthy. It happens in strong, successful, mission-driven companies all the time.

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Can You Turn Your Love Of Sports Into A Business?


One of the single best ways to create a business model that you can put your passion and effort behind is to work in a field that matches what drives and interests you.

20 Entrepreneurs Share Their Takeaways from 2020


The start and ongoing of a business can be rewarding and exhausting at the same time. Running a business successfully encompasses learning from mistakes that happen along the way which in the end, helps your business to be more strategic and to get back on track.

Welcome Maëlle Gavet to Techstars

Feld Thoughts

Today, Techstars announced that Maëlle Gavet has joined as CEO. When David Cohen, David Brown, Jared Polis, and I started Techstars in 2006, we could have never envisioned what it has become.

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8 Keys To Preparing Early For Your Next New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur. Although many won’t admit it, true entrepreneurs can’t wait to exit their current startup, and build a new and better one with their next great idea.

SOS Shiny Object Syndrome

Eric Friedman

“Everyone is always chasing after the next shiny object” -Founders. This is a line I hear often from founders about their teams or themselves in early stage companies. While partly to blame, CEOs have gotten to where they are by trying, testing, iterating, and experimenting.

How To Find The Right Suppliers When Starting A Business From Scratch


As someone looking to start a business, you’re going to want to make sure that you have every single facet handled. If you don’t have each area covered, then you’re not going to get exactly what you want.

27 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips and Tricks of Staying Motivated


When the going gets rough in business, you’ll need the motivation to keep moving. Motivating yourself can be hard but practicing consistent habits such as reminding yourself of why you started can be a major boost.

How Is The 54th Week of 2020 Going For You?

Feld Thoughts

At lunch today, Amy said “Welcome to January 112th.” ” I just got an email from a friend that included the line, “I’m writing off the first 20 days of the year, so here’s to a much different 2021 starting next week!”

Follow This 7 Step Process To Hire The Right Employees

YFS Magazine

By developing a clear hiring process and leveraging the right tools, businesses can create winning teams and improve talent acquisition. Grow Human Capital hiring employees hiring tips human capital

The Entrepreneur’s Essentials: How To Prepare Yourself For Opening A Business


Starting a business can be a daunting experience. As an entrepreneur, you need to ensure that there is enough demand for your offerings in the marketplace and have the right systems in place to meet those demands.

How to Build Your Brand — 2021 Guide

Up and Running

Building a brand that’s authentic, consistent, and rooted in a distinct personality separates you from the competition and allows your customers to connect with you on a more meaningful level. Building a brand can feel daunting.

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What Is Your First Political Memory?

Feld Thoughts

For the past nine months, Amy and I have started our morning together. I get up, pee, weigh myself, brush my teeth, meditate for 20 to 30 minutes, and then we have “morning coffee” together. Morning coffee lasts for two cups of coffee (one regular, one decaf).

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Gen Z Making money: From Social Media Influencers to Gig Economy

VC Cafe

They’re the most diverse, savvy, well-educated and socially responsible generation, and are expected to inherit trillions during the upcoming Great Wealth Transfer. So how are Gen Zs making money and what can we expect them to do with it?

An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Improving Mental Health

YFS Magazine

Mental resilience is critical for entrepreneurs and their employees to achieve peak performance — more so during unprecedented times. Lifestyle health and wellness mental health

How To Find Trending Products For Dropshipping


eCommerce is booming as more shoppers and merchants are buying and selling online. The increase in internet commerce has led to the rise of dropshipping as merchants find opportunities to sell goods without dealing with inventory or heavy overhead. The dropshipping market was projected to grow by 28.8%

Why I Worry About Venture-Backed Mental Health & Addiction Startups

Hunter Walker

And My Ask Of Investors In These Companies.

DivInc Announces Nominees for its Third Annual Champions of Change Awards in Austin


DivInc, the nonprofit accelerator focused on fostering diverse startups, has announced the finalists for its third annual Champions of Change Awards. The virtual event will take place online on March 4th.

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Announcing our investment in SilviaTerra, a precision forestry startup

Version One Ventures

Over the past year and a half, we at Version One have spent significant time on energy and climate. To date, we’ve made three investments in this space but have only announced Patch. Today, we are thrilled to share that we’ve backed SilviaTerra , a precision forestry startup. .

Forget Resolutions And Focus On Purpose

YFS Magazine

This past year was fraught with more uncertainty, twists, and WTFs than most of us prepared for. We learned to expect the unexpected. Lead leadership personal development

A Startup’s Guide To Setting Up An Accounting System


A proper accounting system not only keeps your books clean and taxes sorted, it also leads to higher employee satisfaction. The post A Startup’s Guide To Setting Up An Accounting System appeared first on Young Upstarts. Resources accounting business advice business finance startup advice

Are Tribal Loans a Threat to the Economy?

The Startup Magazine

It would be quite difficult to answer the question in a straight yes or no fashion because loans and the economy have a complex way of manifestations during their course of journeys.

See everything, meet everyone, and launch your career to new levels as my Chief of Staff

Austin Startup

Work side-by-side with me for two years running all aspects of Capital Factory’s operating businesses and investment funds. See everything I see. Meet everyone I meet.