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7 Job Qualifications For Intrapreneurs In Any Company

Startup Professionals Musings

Every mature company I know is looking for more innovation from within. They are painfully aware that tenure on the list of S&P companies is shrinking – from thirty-three years back in 1964, down to twenty-four in 2016, and predicted to be just twelve by 2027.

Robin Hauser’s Film Bias at the Boulder International Film Festival 2019

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I are long-time supporters of the Boulder International Film Festival. The 2019 fes tival starts soon and runs from February 28 to March 3rd. Bias , one of the documentaries that we helped fund, is making its Colorado Premier and showing on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:00 am.

Not Just A Buzz Phrase: How Disney’s Mission Drives Its Continuing Success

YoungUpstarts

by Michael G. Goldsby and Rob Mathews, authors of “ Entrepreneurship the Disney Way “ Have you ever found yourself thinking that a mission is just a buzzword, and a mission statement is nothing more than corporate fluff? If so, you are not alone.

The One Thing That Great Leaders Understand

Both Sides of the Table

One Thing That Great Leaders Understand I was scanning Twitter this past week and I came across these great Tweets by Michael Seibel at Y Combinator. When I was young I thought management was about distribution/delegation of responsibilities.

Forged by fire

deal architect

Dennis Howlett writes about the "current levels of public angst among independent industry analysts at the state of enterprise software". He cites Raven Intel, Josh Greenbaum, Upper Edge, Brian Sommer, Jarret Pazahanick and me pointing to different problem areas in. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry analysts (Gartner, Forrester, AMR, others

10 Clues That A New Business May Not Be Your Passion

Startup Professionals Musings

People who get stressed managing their own lives don’t make good entrepreneurs. Small businesses require multi-tasking, work prioritization, and decision-making, with no assistants or help from specialists. That’s why Fortune 500 executives usually don’t survive as startup CEOs.

Happy Robot Valentines Day

Feld Thoughts

Day 1 of Sphero’s RVR pre-order campaign is off to a great start (> 1000 backers, > $250,000 in the first 24 hours.) It’s Day 2, but for some people in the tech world it’s always Day 1, so if you missed RVR, go take a look and jump in on the pre-order fun.

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Who Should be on Your Startup Board?

Both Sides of the Table

One of the things that founders have the most angst about is whom they should have on their board and at what stage of the business.

Next-gen Enterprise Apps

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I am reviewing the latest typeset draft of my next book. While much of the content is focused on SAP, its customers and its competitors, sprinkled throughout the book are glimpses of a rapidly changing enterprise apps market. Anshu Sharma. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

5 Indications That Your Work Culture Needs Attention

Startup Professionals Musings

Whether your company is a startup or a mature business, the last thing you need in the office is a toxic work culture. Yet, according to a recent study , more than half of tech employees see their current office culture as toxic.

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Meet RVR from Sphero

Feld Thoughts

Sphero has announced RVR , a go anywhere, do anything programmable robot. It launched on Kickstarter today and is available , along with a bunch of other fun pre-order options. Over the last eight years, Sphero has made a bunch of different robots.

6 Leadership Habits CEOs Need To Develop

YoungUpstarts

by Mark Green , author of “ Activators: A CEO’s Guide to Clearer Thinking and Getting Things Done “ Bad habits can be hard to break, and for business leaders who have them, they can be deal-breakers.

Startup Boards

Both Sides of the Table

Startups that are backed by professional financial investors almost always have a Board of Directors that consists of some set of founders, investors and sometimes independent directors.

Starting Out on Your Work-at-Home Journey? Do These 6 Things Before You Forget

The Startup Magazine

According to Census data reported by Quartz at Work , a home office was the principal place of business for about 5.2% of U.S. workers in 2017, up from just over 3% in 2000.

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7 Strategies To Accelerate Creativity In Your Company

Startup Professionals Musings

Within the startup realm, there is a big difference between having an innovative product versus an innovative business. Some startups have a new technology, but stick to a tried-and-true business model. Others take an existing product, and give it new life with a creative business model.

How To Get A Job In Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

My partner Seth Levine has written several posts over the years on the topic of how to get a job in venture capital. His 2019 post, titled creatively How To Get A Job In Venture Capital is excellent. Things have changed in the last decade since his 2008 post titled How to get a job in venture capital (revisited) , which was an update from his 2005 post titled How to become a venture capitalist. All three posts are worth reading. Following is a teaser for each of the key points Seth makes.

How To Start A Consulting Business

YoungUpstarts

by Katie Lundin of crowdspring. Navigating the transition between a salaried employee and running your own consulting business can be tricky. If you’re ready to take the leap, we’re here to share 4 of the 10 steps you’ll need to know to get started.

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Should All of Management Attend Board Meetings?

Both Sides of the Table

Should All of Your Management Team Attend Board Meetings? The age old question for every startup is whom to involve in the board meeting.

Meet Four Women Changing The Face of Global Tech

YFS Magazine

It's refreshing and exciting to witness female-led innovation in an industry with a glaring gender imbalance. Here's a look at four women in tech to watch. Grow People Technology female entrepreneurship technology women entrepreneurs women in tech

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Businesses Without A Website Are The “Walking Dead”

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, if your startup does not have an Internet home base up and running, you are not ready for business or potential investors.

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DivInc Partners with Notley Ventures

SiliconHills

DivInc, the Austin-based early stage accelerator for women and people of color, on Thursday announced it is partnering with Notley Ventures. In addition, Notley is making a major philanthropic investment in DivInc.

Choosing An Online Payment Gateway

YoungUpstarts

If you run an online business, selecting the right online payment gateway is a must. All e-commerce service providers have to use a payment gateway to authorize electronic payments using debit or credit cards.

This is the Dumbest Op Ed I’ve Read in a While

Both Sides of the Table

I understand that Adam Grant is a fairly popular professor at Wharton and has a book that some people loved called “Originals” (for me it interesting but not mind blowing, and I have some first-hand knowledge of some of its inaccuracies).

Four Highly Effective Ways Leaders Can Empower Their Teams

YFS Magazine

The most successful founders and CEOs respect each team member and inspire them to do good work. As a result, employees feel valued and appreciated. Lead leadership managing employees personal development team building

10 Ways To Highlight The Credibility Of Your Website

Startup Professionals Musings

Smart people only visit and buy from credible and memorable websites. In the past, if your startup had a website presence, the company was credible by definition. In today’s world, a website is necessary but not sufficient for credibility. Dreamers and gamblers have found out that if the website isn’t validated as credible, it’s probably a scam, and everyone loses.

6 Marketing Ideas to Try in 2019

The Startup Magazine

Effective marketing may be the key to an outstanding year for your business. If you’re using social media, email, and video without success…the problem might be how you’re using it. How can you change a few things to make this year better? Here are six ideas to up your marketing game.

5 Design Tips To Make Your Boxes Pop

YoungUpstarts

by Phil Bagdasarian, co-founder of Packwire. Attaining a competitive edge in today’s dog-eat-dog world can be a grueling experience. The e-commerce sector is notoriously competitive, requiring a lot more than a fantastic product.

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The Defense Innovation Center Officially Opens at Capital Factory in Austin

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Athena Security showed off its gun detection system at the official opening of the Defense Innovation Center Thursday at Capital Factory.

Want To Become A ‘Best Place To Work’? Focus On Five Things

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. This wasn’t our first time on a 'Best Places to Work' list. How did we get here? Develop a winning workplace with these 5 tips. Company Culture Grow company culture employee retention leadership workplace development

Lessons from a Diverse Venture Capital Portfolio

This is going to be BIG.

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures , the pre-seed and seed stage VC fund I run in NYC, has invested in 64 companies in the last six and a half years. Twenty-five of them have at least one female co-founder. Fifteen had co-founders over 40. Five have LGBTQ+ founders. Three teams have African-American founders. Three of the founding teams are married couples. All were backed based on the sole criteria that they had the potential to make my limited partners a lot of money.

Why You Are More Likely to Succeed as an Entrepreneur Later in Life

The Startup Magazine

Magazine recently reported that the average age new entrepreneurs open their first startup is 40. While the media tends to publicize those who have become an entrepreneur in college or shortly thereafter, nearly all findings show that entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed later in life.

The Magic Of Merchandising – Putting Your Business’ Best Face Forward

YoungUpstarts

When people think about merchandising, images of a product that has been oversold quickly come to mind.

Three Questions with Bala Subramaniam

Version One Ventures

I recently caught up with my good friend Bala Subramaniam , who is the Head of Fulfillment at Instacart. You may remember Bala’s talk on supply-demand equilibrium at our data-driven marketplace meetup back in May 2017. Bala is a seasoned product, business, and technology leader.

For Successful Entrepreneurs There’s a Positive Side of Bad Boss Experiences

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. Entrepreneurs that find success have one shared experience: at one time in their career they have reported to a bad boss. Lead leadership management skills personal development

The Tech Issue that Matters Most in NYC

This is going to be BIG.

The headlines in the tech and startup world have not been good over the last couple of years. As it turns out, the “move fast in break things” culture was itself pretty broken—full of discrimination and harassment. On top of that, the rise of tech is exacerbating wealth inequality, creating some serious data privacy issues, and allowing hate and misinformation to grow rampant on its platforms.

Branding Tips that All Startup Founders Can Use

The Startup Magazine

Starting a company is not all about the financial side of the story. You need to invest time and many other resources into transforming the startup in a successful company. The goals you set will influence how things develop in the future, so you need to have the big picture in your head.

5 Innovative Fundraising Ideas For Non-Profit Organizations

YoungUpstarts

Building a non-profit organization for a noble cause is a great thing to do in order to contribute to society. Just like a for-profit organization, there are hurdles and challenges the organization needs to face in order to keep going.