NYU Commencement Speech 2016

Steve Blank

Congratulations class of 2016. NYU Engineering Commencement Speech. Thank you for the opportunity to address you on your graduation from this esteemed engineering school. I’m honored to help you celebrate this important milestone.

Invite: Digital Marketing And Brand Storytelling Trends 2016 Workshop


I’m thrilled to share that Brandanew will be hosting its first digital marketing and brand storytelling trends 2016 workshop on January 15 in Delhi. This will be a good way to start 2016 on a creative and fun note!

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7 Digital Marketing Trends For Your Brand Success in 2016


Here are some marketing predictions for your brand success in 2016. The post 7 Digital Marketing Trends For Your Brand Success in 2016 appeared first on Brandanew. Digital marketing has gone under some major makeovers over the last few years.

A Year in Review: 2016

Version One Ventures

We couldn’t begin any recap of 2016 without focusing on the bubble we hear so much about. So, what really happened in 2016? As Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint showed, in February 2016, public SaaS companies had fallen 57% from their highs. forward revenue in February 2016 (the low), they appreciated by 6% each month for the following six months. 2016 for Version One companies. Collectively, our companies raised over $100M in 2016.

5 Terrible Social Media Fails in 2016 That You Must Avoid


Let us see some Social Media fails and disasters of 2016, so far… Create a LOVED brand. 5 Terrible Social Media Fails in 2016 That You Must Avoid. Learning : Please behave like we live in 2016 brands! Brands are closer to their audience with the help of social media.

2016 Social Media Trends And Statistics That Were Crazy!


2016 Social Media Trends And Statistics That Were Crazy! In 2016 this phenomena was taken over by Pokemon where some cities actually had billboard signs asking people NOT to hunt for Pokemons while driving! Social Media is the digital red carpet for the US Presidential Elections 2016.

Venture Outlook 2016

Both Sides of the Table

Fast forward 3 years and looking out into the 2016 horizon, what do I see? Final venture outlook 2016 from Mark Suster. So my outlook for 2016? I suspect this won’t pop until after 2016 when retail investors tire of the promise of easy money in tech.

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2016 Portland Marathon

Feld Thoughts

Karey Romanowski (@KareyR) October 9, 2016. The post 2016 Portland Marathon appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I can now check Oregon off the “marathon in every state list.” ” After a four year hiatus, I ran marathon #24 in Portland today. My official time was 5:38 but there are some caveats that bring it down almost 20 minutes (to around 5:20). More on that in a bit. Once again I ran it with my running buddy Matt Shobe.

Some of My Favorite Books in 2016

Feld Thoughts

If you want to see some of my favorite books from 2016 that I read on my Kindle, take a look at my Feld Thoughts 2016 Books. The post Some of My Favorite Books in 2016 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Amazon is setting up Kindle bookshelves for some people, including me. I log all the books I read (Kindle or physical) on my Goodreads page. Interestingly, Goodreads is also owned by Amazon. It’ll be fun to see if / how they ultimately integrate all this stuff.


Our Q2 2016 Round-Up

Version One Ventures

The post Our Q2 2016 Round-Up appeared first on Version One. Q2 2016 ShippoHope you had a great Canada Day and Fourth of July weekend! Here’s a quick recap of some of this quarter’s news clippings for V1 and our portfolio companies. Keep in mind that these are just the things that have been announced publicly; other equally important and interesting things have been happening behind the scenes too. Funding announcements. We made three new investments this quarter.

[Singapore][Event] Galboss Asia Symposium 2016


For tickets or more information, check out Galboss Asia Symposium 2016’s website. Events & Happenings empowering women event Galboss Galboss Symposium 2016 women women entrepreneurs women power

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Boulder Startup Week 2016 Panel on Mental Health and Wellbeing

Feld Thoughts

During Boulder Startup Week 2016, Dave Mayer of Technical Integrity moderated a panel on Mental Health and Wellbeing that I was on with Sarah Jane Coffey and Tom Higley. The post Boulder Startup Week 2016 Panel on Mental Health and Wellbeing appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

Both Sides of the Table

It’s a new year – 2016. 2016 is going to be a tough year. Having time to think about “leadership” at most startups feels like a luxury. It feels like something you could turn your attention to once you have tens of millions of dollars and a large staff to run operations and you could step back from it all and think about how to lead. The reality of most startups is about survival.

14 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Biggest Accomplishment in 2016


2016 was a bad year for some and for some it was a great year. In the last few days of 2016, we took some time to ask a few entrepreneurs and business what their biggest business accomplishments were. #1 2016 was a fantastic year for Rise Art. 2016 was a great year for EchoData!

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Entrepreneurs Share Their 2016 Resolutions

Up and Running

I asked entrepreneurs to send me their new year’s resolutions, so you can get a snapshot into the mind of small business, and maybe find some 2016 resolution inspiration. — Bplans.com (@Bplans) January 13, 2016. In 2016, try something new. In 2016, unplug.

The Ultimate 2016 Girl Boss Reading List

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at our top ten picks that won't disappoint. You’re welcome. Lead books business books female entrepreneurs personal development women entrepreneurs

Intrapreneurship Chicago 2016

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

So, you may be surprised when I bend over backwards to promote Intrapreneurship Chicago 2016. In recent years I’ve become a bit anti-conference. I still go to some but I find the formats tired. The formula favors big name authors and speakers who sometimes miss the mark.

Boulder Startup Week 2016

Feld Thoughts

The post Boulder Startup Week 2016 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Fresh off a week of vacation, I’m rolling into the annual joyful madness that is Boulder Startup Week. If you don’t know the history of Startup Week (now owned by Techstars), it was founded by Andrew Hyde in Boulder in 2010 and subsequently begat the overall Startup Week program (powered by Chase) happening all over the world.

The Full Dataset on What VCs are Thinking About Funding in 2016

Both Sides of the Table

Our last thoughts on the VC funding markets heading into 2016 was published here and I followed up with a little more context on the resetting of the venture industry , some thoughts on how startups are valued and how to think about burn rates at startups.

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Fundraising 2016 – Control Your Destiny

Feld Thoughts

Welcome to 2016. My simple advice for 2016 is “control your destiny.” Founder : “So far we’ve raised $1.2mm and our revenues for 2016 will eclipse that. The post Fundraising 2016 – Control Your Destiny appeared first on Feld Thoughts. We’ve already heard lots of predictions about the late stage financing market, tech IPOs, and what is going to happen to unicorns this year. And it’s only Monday, January 4th.

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Information Technology Predictions For 2016 And Beyond

YFS Magazine

These are just a few of the predictions that will likely happen in 2016. Consider it a snapshot of the IT community. Grow Operations big data Cloud Computing cloud technology data security information technology IT technology

Reflecting on July 2016 from Adelaide

Feld Thoughts

As I sit here in Adelaide, I feel incredibly fortunate to be alive in 2016. The post Reflecting on July 2016 from Adelaide appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I’m sitting in a hotel room on the other side of the planet from where I’m usually hanging out.

What Do Industry Insiders Think Will Happen in VC in 2016?

Both Sides of the Table

Of course sentiment can swing wildly with new information but I set out to take the pulse of the market as we enter 2016. And the outlook for 2016 shows 77% of VCs expect it to take even longer in the months ahead. Upfront vc analysis 2016 from Mark Suster.

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SXCF 2016

Austin Startup

Find out all of the official and unofficial events happening in the Capital Factory community during SXSW! Continue reading on Medium

Inspirational Videos to Kickstart Your 2016

Up and Running

This year, I’ve selected ten videos that not only sum up what kind of a year 2015 was, but also will jumpstart your drive to make 2016 the best year yet for you and your business. See Also: 2016 Top Technology Trends. Blue Origin’s reusable rocket, the New Shepherd.

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2016 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey – Part 1

For Entrepreneurs

For the fifth year in a row, we’re proud to work with Pacific Crest Securities, a SaaS-focused investment banking firm, to share results from a survey of 336 SaaS companies. The survey represents deep benchmarking data and insights on growth and operation of SaaS companies. Many thanks to the readers of forEntrepreneurs who participated in the. SaaS SaaS business SaaS metrics Startup Help

Top 10 Most-Read Articles on ConversionXL in 2016


The following 10 new posts got the most pageviews in 2016. The post Top 10 Most-Read Articles on ConversionXL in 2016 appeared first on ConversionXL. Every year we publish a list of most read articles on ConversionXL that were published that year.

Hamilton & Democracy 2016


The post Hamilton & Democracy 2016 appeared first on The Barefoot VC. 2016 Election Economics Entrepreneurship Hamilton Women Broadway democracy election Hillary Clinton musical voting womenBack in January I bought tickets to go see Hamilton on Broadway, purposefully the Friday before the Presidential election. I hoped we would be on the verge of electing our first female president. I thought going to see the show would be a tribute to how far our country has come.

25 Marketers Share Awesome Social Analytics Tools For 2016


Social analytics and video marketing are likely to be the key marketing trends for 2016. Brands that will stand-out in 2016 will leverage the power of the community and create a strong ROI based on measurable data-backed decisions. 16 Top Social Analytics Tools For 2016.

What Do LPs Think of the Venture Capital Markets for 2016?

Both Sides of the Table

Final upfront lp survey data 2016 from Mark Suster. At the Upfront Summit in early February, we had a chance to have many off-the-record conversations with Limited Partners (LPs) who fund Venture Capital (VC) funds about their views of the market.

10 Storytelling Festivals You Must Attend in 2016


Our digital marketing trends for 2016 show us that this field is going to rise, and consumers want businesses to tell them engaging stories. Today, I’ll share a list of storytelling festivals you must attend in 2016. So, which storytelling events are you attending in 2016?

2016 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey – Part 2

For Entrepreneurs

We recently released Part 1 results of our annual SaaS Survey, which shares data and insights on growth rates, go-to-market trends and cost structure. A new highlight in Part 1 of this year’s results includes data on balancing growth and profitability in SaaS companies, commonly known as The Rule of 40%. Part 2 of the survey results dives into: A comparison of application. SaaS SaaS metrics Startup Help

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Raising Capital for Marketplaces in 2016

Version One Ventures

Two months ago, Point Nine put together a very helpful chart linking important milestones and fundraising stages for SaaS companies: “What does it take to raise capital, in SaaS, in 2016?”. The post Raising Capital for Marketplaces in 2016 appeared first on Version One. A question we’re often asked during conversations with early-stage entrepreneurs is “What do investors look for when considering a Seed or Series A startup?”

Happy Holidays 2016

Grasshopper Herder

Happy holidays for 2015 and into 2016! The post Happy Holidays 2016 appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup

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Nine Types of Clients You Should Cut Loose In 2016


Here’s a list of client types that you should prune in 2016: 1. by Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, authors of “ The Entrepreneurial Culture: 23 Ways To Engage and Empower Your People “ and “ The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built a Bestseller “.

The Venture Deals Course – Spring 2016 – Is Free

Feld Thoughts

This time it is free and runs from April 24, 2016 – June 13, 2016. Take a look at the overview for the Venture Deals Course for Spring 2016 and sign up and join us if you are interested. The post The Venture Deals Course – Spring 2016 – Is Free appeared first on Feld Thoughts. The Kauffman Fellows Academy is offering another session of the Venture Deals course on the NovoEd platform.

Five Steps To Amplifying Retail Profits In 2016


You’ve made it through the hectic holiday season and it’s now time to start planning for success in 2016. While establishing your 2016 business goals, wouldn’t it be valuable to know how many orders your competitors processed last year? by Brandon Levey, CEO of Stitch Labs.

The 2016 State of Conversion Optimization Report


In this 2016 State of Conversion Optimization Report, we gave a 48 question survey to 722 people who work in the optimization space. Without further ado, here are our findings from the 2016 State of Conversion Optimization Report.

10 tech acquisitions from 2016 you should know

The Next Web

2016 has been quite a year, and has spared no one its many, many surprises. So too in tech we’ve seen some pretty surprising deals take place.

2016 New Year’s Resolutions For Small Business Owners


Now that we’ve closed the books on 2015, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about resolutions for 2016. Learn from the challenges you faced in 2015 and be ready to tackle new ones in 2016 as you grow your business.

Four Ways To Improve Your Company’s HR In 2016


As you plan for a great 2016, keeping human resources at the top of your mind will make every other initiative run more smoothly as well. By Mark Sinatra, CEO of Staff One.

The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups in 2016

VC Cafe

Image credit: Kosher OC Magazine. Yesterday was Israel’s 68th Independence Day, and to mark the occasion, Calcalist , a leading business publication in Israel, ranked the 50 most promising private Israeli startups.

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Announcing: ConversionXL Live 2016


And our 2016 event is going to be even better. Click here to see the ConversionXL Live 2016 speakers list and agenda. The post Announcing: ConversionXL Live 2016 appeared first on ConversionXL. The best conference I’ve ever attended?

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