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Making Holograms Real

Feld Thoughts

Looking Glass , a Brooklyn-based company we recently led the Series A investment in, just released HoloPlayer One, the world’s first interactive lightfield development kit. This is a new interface that lets groups of people see and interact with floating 3D scenes without VR or AR headgear.

Plex evolves the Analyst Summit

deal architect

I get invited to a number of user conferences. I must admit I often feel I am intruding there on customer time with vendor executives. I much prefer smaller analyst summits and Plex has honed such summits to an art

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Do You Reduce Stress Or Increase Stress?

Feld Thoughts

Mark Cuban had a great line a few weeks ago at the interview I did with him and Charlie Ergen at Denver Startup Week. He said: “I like to invest in people who reduce stress and avoid people who increase stress.” ” As I was dealing with something yesterday, this reappeared in my brain but slightly modified. “I like to be the person who reduces stress and avoid people who increase stress.” ” My world is filled with people who increase stress.

5 Ways Venture Capital Is Shaking Up The Tech Startup Landscape In Asia


by Marek Danyluk, managing partner at Space Executive. There is a thin line between success and failure for startups, and that is usually determined by capital. The more capital a startup has, the easier it is to get off the ground and ramp up growth.

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SWOT Analysis Examples

Up and Running

Editor’s note: This article was updated in November of 2017. One of the best ways to prepare to conduct a SWOT analysis is to use examples for help and inspiration.

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RackN’s Rob Hirschfeld Discusses the Importance of Storytelling for Startups on Ideas to Invoices


Rob Hirschfeld is the founder and CEO at RackN, an Austin-based startup which makes software to automate data centers. Hirschfeld has 15 years of experience in the cloud and infrastructure industry. He has served four terms on the OpenStack Foundation Board and previously worked as an executive at Dell. He’s also a serial entrepreneur. On […]. The post RackN’s Rob Hirschfeld Discusses the Importance of Storytelling for Startups on Ideas to Invoices appeared first on SiliconHills.

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8 Ways That Creating A New Business Helps Your Career

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are one of the many professionals still trapped between jobs by circumstances outside your control, or are about to dump the loser job you have now, you should be actively defining and starting your own business, in parallel with looking for that ideal job.

Mission Statement Examples

Up and Running

Are you writing a mission statement for your business? Sometimes it helps to look at samples of other companies’ mission statements to get a better idea of how to write your own. In 30 seconds or less, a good mission statement should define: What the company does for its customers.

Book: The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap – From Concept to IPO

Feld Thoughts

The NYSE recently published a book – The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap – From Concept to IPO that I’ve been involved in. I wrote a chapter and made a number of introductions to the team working on the book that resulted in a number of other chapters. The book covers a variety of stages of company development, including: The Seed Stage: Starting a Company. The Growth Stage: Scaling the Business. Late Stage: Preparing for the next chapter. The Exit: Strategies and Options.

This National Entrepreneurship Month, Listen And Learn With These Bestselling Audiobooks


by Christine Correia, Are you brimming with bright ideas, but unsure of how to proceed next? You are not alone. Often times, entrepreneurs excel at innovation and creativity, but fall short on leadership and organizational skills.

InnoTech Austin’s Women in Technology Summit Focuses on Ways to Handle a Male Dominated Tech Industry


By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Being a woman in the technology industry is not easy. The technology industry is male-dominated at all levels and the pay disparity can reach 50 percent for women, compared to the salary for men in similar jobs, said Lauren Hasson, founder of Develop(Her). “I I decided to own […]. The post InnoTech Austin’s Women in Technology Summit Focuses on Ways to Handle a Male Dominated Tech Industry appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Deals are not done until they are done


We were excited to close the sale of our Consumer Insights business last week to Edison, as I blogged about last week on the Return Path blog. But it brought back to mind the great Yogi Berra quote that “it ain’t over ’til it’s over.”

North Carolina Zoo getting new restaurant

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

An award-winning chef, known for a sustainable approach to the culinary industry, will operate a new restaurant at the North Carolina Zoo

Good Bad Like Dislike

Feld Thoughts

There’s a magnificent exercise that I like to do for myself on a periodic basis. I’m sure it has a more formal name but I call it “Good Bad Like Dislike.”

How to Use A/B Testing and Personalization Best Together


If you ask most marketers, they will tell you that A/B testing and personalization are two completely different things. I respectfully disagree, and I think this disagreement is at the root of how to use them best together.

NTT Data Executive Reports Robots are Empowering Humans in the Workplace


Virtual agents, virtual assistants, bots, and other automated technologies are supercharging workforces, said Doug Reeder, innovation leader at NTT DATA Services. These technologies easily execute tasks that are mundane and repetitive, Reeder said. They allow people to do less of the mundane things,” he said. Reeder delivered the keynote address Thursday morning at the InnoTech […].

Required reading for my leadership team: The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

Jeff Hilimire

Last week I gave my entire leadership team at Dragon Army a copy of the book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team , by Patrick Lencioni. While I hardly think we’re a dysfunctional team, this book is incredible for helping teams learn how to communicate more effectively, build trust, and achieve more. In my opinion, its a must read for anyone that works in a team environment.

Marketing: A Question of "When"

Babbling VC

I'm always been a bit torn about marketing. I've been pretty adamant with startups in the past to not focus too much initially on marketing but asked them to be very aware of needing it down the road.

6 Golden Rules Of Perfect Social Media Visuals


by Areg Vardanyan, founder and COO of AYYO Marketing. Social media posts require visuals – no breaking news there. All big companies go all out in hiring the best design groups to create banners, images, or other visuals that impress and stick to memory.

3 Hidden Weaknesses That Strangled General Electric

Inc Startups

Jack Welch created a 20th century corporate culture that festered as the world changed around it.


Opcity Moves Into New Headquarters in Southeast Austin Amid Major Expansion


By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Opcity’s staff moved this week into new headquarters at the Bergstrom Tech Center in Southeast Austin. The high-tech company occupies 50,000 square feet in Building 312, a two-story, glass and brick building built in 1985 for Lockheed Martin. “We We wanted a big home for our headquarters,” said […]. The post Opcity Moves Into New Headquarters in Southeast Austin Amid Major Expansion appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

5 questions I asked my team to help them figure out what really makes them happy

Jeff Hilimire

I took the Dragon Army team offsite last week for a 4-hour retreat to roll out our new Purpose, Vision, Tenets & Values. We had the retreat at the new co-working space downtown, Post Office (which also hosted 48in48 Atlanta a few weeks back!). One of the exercises I took the team through was focused on helping them identify what truly makes each of them happy.

Executive Leadership in Product Management #jobs

The Product Guy

If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below….

How To Launch Your Startup As A Student In 7 Steps


Starting your own business as a student is a challenging experience. But university years are the best time for young people to build a startup. They have free research facilities, mentorship, and easy-to-reach customers.

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to This 1 Rare Trait

Inc Startups

In 2001, this best-selling management consultant identified one leadership behavior found in the most successful CEOs. Some things just don't change over time.

Tiff’s Treats Lands $25 Million in Funding


Austin’s homegrown fresh baked cookie delivery company, Tiff’s Treats just closed on $25 million in funding to accelerate its national expansion. Tiff’s Treats, started by former University of Texas at Austin students Leon and Tiffany Chen in 1999, now has more than 700 employees at 34 stores in Texas and Atlanta. They will soon open […]. The post Tiff’s Treats Lands $25 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Rebuild Your Credit to Get Emergency Funds

The Startup Magazine

If you have a bad credit history, there is no need to worry because you can get loans with bad credit history. With your smart choices, you can rebuild your credit history. It will feel overwhelming to get money with bad credit, but some planning can help you to arrange emergency money on time.

How to Use Email Marketing to Build Brand Awareness

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Use Email Marketing to Build Brand Awareness written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Employing an effective email marketing strategy is an essential tool for building up brand awareness. Many online businesses tend to view email marketing solely in terms of sales.

The Small Business Guide To Creating A Perfect Logo


by Katie Lunden of crowdspring. Everyone has their own take on what makes a logo perfect. New trends (and fads) in logo design appear every year. Be careful not to fall into the trap of following every new fad.

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The Trump Administration Tightens Rules in Worker Visa Program, Making It Harder for Businesses to Hire Foreign Employees

Inc Startups

The technology industry relies heavily on visa programs focused on highly-skilled applicants, like the H-1B, to employ foreign workers.

Monday Motivation: Build the Person You Want to Be


This motivational video is for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to start the week off on the right foot. We become what we think about. What will be the best habits to have? Say thank you for what’s already yours.

Where to Get Legitimate Easy Loans

The Startup Magazine

Making the perfect selection from the large host of lenders currently in operation can be a bit tricky, given that you’ve to consider various factors like the loan repayment period, credibility, the amount extended, and such other aspects of pertinent importance.

Google’s 70/20/10 Rule for Driving Product Innovation

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , James Alexander, lead a conversation around “Product Innovation @ Google”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream…. About The Product Mentor.

The Founder’s Identity Crisis: When Your Startup Becomes An SMB


by Reggie Bradford, SVP, Oracle , Startup Ecosystem & Accelerator. It’s a great time to be an entrepreneur.

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