2017 Is A Prime Year For …

Feld Thoughts

Ok – first nerd joke of 2017 for me. 2017 is a prime number. But 2017 is a pretty special prime. In fact 2017 is a sexy prime with 2011 – bet you didn’t know that! The post 2017 Is A Prime Year For … appeared first on Feld Thoughts.


Mary Meeker’s Internet And Digital Trends for 2017


Here are some of my favorite key takeaways: Mary Meeker’s Key Internet and Digital Trends for 2017. Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report. The post Mary Meeker’s Internet And Digital Trends for 2017 appeared first on.

Venture Deals Online Course – 2017

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The Venture Deals Online Course for this spring starts this Sunday May 14, 2017 and runs through July 3, 2017. The post Venture Deals Online Course – 2017 appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

What Happened In 2017


Today, we focus on what happened in 2017. Crypto: I went back and looked at my predictions for 2017 and I completely whiffed on the breakout year for crypto. I did not even mention it in my post on New Year’s Day 2017.

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Facebook generates an annual collation of “memories” for every member. I looked at mine and felt it was too shallow. Google Search summarizes the most common queries across its user base at the end of each year in video below

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Happy Valentines Day 2017

Feld Thoughts

The post Happy Valentines Day 2017 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. To all the lovers and soulmates out there, today is a great day to reflect on your partnership. Amy and I have been together for over 26 years and she’s sitting next to me as I type this.

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Colorado Global EIR 2017 Applications

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The 2017 applications for the Colorado Global EIR are now open through April 15, 2017. GEiR terms will begin September 2017 (or once visas are approved) on a one-year basis, with a potential opportunity for renewal up to two additional years. You can apply for the Colorado Global EIR 2017 or email geir-apply@colorado.edu. The post Colorado Global EIR 2017 Applications appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

My Partners Blogging In 2017

Feld Thoughts

My other two partners, Ryan McIntyre and Jason Mendelson have blogged in the past, ut took a break in 2017. Lindel is getting into a grove with posts like Saying “No” too often is part of being a good investor , Mi Casa Es Su Casa – How we seek to interact with our family of GPs , and Venture Risk and Return circa 2017. The post My Partners Blogging In 2017 appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Is 2017 The Year Of Flat Headcount?

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If you are growing at a rate of less than 50% year over year, you should consider viewing 2017 as the year of flat headcount. As budgets are settling down and getting approved for many of the companies I’m on the board of, I’m seeing a general trend of much less headcount growth in 2017 than in 2016. The post Is 2017 The Year Of Flat Headcount?

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Heading to CES 2017

Feld Thoughts

I relax into the density of the amount of stuff getting shipping in 2017, as I think about where it will be in 2022. The post Heading to CES 2017 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I’ll be at CES from Wednesday to Friday. I went for many years, punted for the past few years, but decided to go again this year. Techstars runs a big program called the Startup Stage that has three days of programming.

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Profiles on 2017 Boulder City Council Candidates

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The post Profiles on 2017 Boulder City Council Candidates appeared first on Feld Thoughts. On October 19th, Engage Boulder is hosting a breakfast with me from 7:30am to 9:30am to discuss the past, present, and future of Boulder. I’ve lived and worked here since 1995 so I’ve seen, and be involved in, a lot of the evolution of our city over this period of time.

Dalhousie University Commencement Speech – 2017

Steve Blank

— Now graduates of 2017, as you turn back to your phones, light a path for the better angels. Light a path for the better angels.

Roundup of 2017 VC Predictions and Tech Industry Reports

VC Cafe

2017 Predictions. Hope your 2017 is off to a great start. Below is a selection of themes and predictions for startups/venture/tech in 2017. 2017 VC Predictions. Accel 2017 state of the union – [link]. Time – Tech Predictions for 2017 – [link].

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

Startup Professionals Musings

You’ve probably already made your resolutions for 2017, but if not, I suggest a renewed commitment to finding happiness and satisfaction in your chosen business lifestyle. Make your resolution today to keep the long road ahead in 2017 a satisfying one.

10 Best Automotive Business Ideas For 2017


These are the 10 best automotive businesses in 2017: Comparison Websites. The automotive industry is constantly expanding and there are new businesses popping up each year. The world of online shopping has exploded in the last decade and now you can even purchase your car tires online.

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2017 Construction Marketing STAR Awards – Winners Announced


Winners of the 2017 CMA STAR Awards and CONSTRUCTION MARKETER OF THE YEAR Awards are announced by the program sponsor, the Construction Marketing Association (CMA). 2017 STAR Award winners are notified by email and mail, and receive a frame-quality certificate. View 2017 winners in a dedicated gallery website : www.cmastarawards.com. The 2017 CMA STAR Award Winners by category are as follows: Award Category.

The Weekly Independent: November 20, 2017

Startup Professionals Musings

This is the November 20, 2017 edition News and notes for independent professionals and their clients.


Should You Launch a Business in 2017? A Look at Economic Trends

Up and Running

Spring 2017 Small Business Owner Report. Starting a Business 2017 business climate curated content economic trends small business startupAre you thinking of launching your business this year? How do you know when it’s the right time?

Five Business Technology Trends for 2017

Up and Running

We’re at that moment right before it takes off, and 2017 looks to be the tipping point,” says Tony Zhao, founder of a real-time communications firm Agora.io , which gives businesses the ability to seamlessly embed HD live-streaming video and interactive broadcasting into their app or website.

Last Chance to Sign Up For The Fall 2017 Venture Deals Course

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The post Last Chance to Sign Up For The Fall 2017 Venture Deals Course appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Kauffman Fellows and Techstars are running another cycle of the Venture Deals course with me and Jason Mendelson. Signups close tomorrow as the course runs from 9/24/17 – 11/13/17. The course is free to everyone. The seven-week course, which is about five hours of work each week, has the following agenda. Week 1 – Introduction of key players/Form or join a team.

26 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Major Accomplishments in 2017


2017 was a bad year for some and for some it was a great year. In the last few days of 2017, we took some time to ask a few entrepreneurs and business what their biggest business accomplishments were. #1- In July 2017, I finished revising a book of nature poetry.

Why 2017 Should be a Great Year to Raise Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

VCs don’t expect any serious corrections to valuations in 2017 and they seem to be taking financial discipline in later-stage companies more seriously valuing unit economics over “growth at any cost.”

Talks at CES 2017 Startup Stage

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The post Talks at CES 2017 Startup Stage appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I’m giving two talks this year at CES as part of Startup Stage at the Sands, Level 1, Hall G. The first is on Thursday 1/5: 1 – 1:45: Fireside chat with Fitbit: From Inspiration to IPO. The second is on Friday 1/6: 1 – 1:45: Diversity in Tech. If you are around and interested, come listen and say hello. Announcements

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2017 SaaS Survey Infographic

For Entrepreneurs

You can find the full 2017 survey results here: Part 1 shares growth rates, go-to-market trends and cost structure Part 2 covers application delivery methods, operational costs, gross margins, contract terms, churn rates, capital requirements and accounting methods. The third annual forEntrepreneurs SaaS Survey Infographic shares top highlights from this year’s SaaS Survey results!

Q3 2017 Round-Up: Portfolio News and Activities

Version One Ventures

Clio CEO Jack Newton was named to Business in Vancouver’s 2017 Forty under 40. . The post Q3 2017 Round-Up: Portfolio News and Activities appeared first on Version One. News Abstract Ada Support Blockstack Booster Fuels Citizen Hex Clio Coinbase Gencove Helpful Manifold Metastable Outreach Polychain portfolio Q3 2017 Shippo UpverterAnother quarter has come and gone….

Search Engine Optimization Algorithm Changes For 2017


Optimizing your website and knowing the algorithm changes expected in 2017 can help improve your page rank and business. Check out the following tips to help ensure you are using the best SEO practices for 2017.

The State Of Blogging In 2017


If you want to join the (blogging) crowd as well, you must know the rules of 2017… unless you want your blog to just float around in cyberspace. Whatever you opt for keep in mind that in 2017 you won’t make it without setting the quality bar high.

How SMB Owners Can Utilize Digital Changes in 2017 to Increase Profits


Constant digital changes in 2017 and beyond will be the major, predominant force in the world of modern business. Let’s learn how digital can make your brands special in 2017… Learning how to go Digital? Are you ready for paper-less and efficient digital changes in 2017?

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Digital Marketing: 2017 Trends To Look Out For


We’ve made it through the first month of 2017 and the New Year’s hype has died down. Here’s a guide to what’s up and coming in 2017: Voice Search Is Very “In”. Unlocking the potential and growth of voice search in 2017 will help your business thrive this year.

3 Ecommerce Trends To Watch In 2017

YFS Magazine

In coming months, online retailers will change what customers expect from ecommerce. Where they lead, customers will follow. Grow Marketing & Sales business technology business trends eCommerce marketing technology

Financial Options To Help Your Business Grow In 2017


Here are some financial options for you to consider if you want your business to grow in 2017: Look for investors. Is this the year you’re going to grow your business to the point where you feel like you’re really achieving something?

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2017 – Lessons Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

We just finished our second Hacking for Defense class at Stanford. Eight teams presented their Lessons Learned presentations. Hacking for Defense is a battle-tested problem-solving methodology that runs at Silicon Valley speed.

A Standard Business Plan Outline [Updated for 2017]

Up and Running

Editor’s note: We’ve updated this article for 2017. This article is part of our “Business Planning Guide” —a curated list of our articles that will help you with the planning process!

3 Ways To Grow Your Construction Company In 2017


The industry is notoriously volatile, with business prospects ebbing and flowing on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis, and there’s absolutely no doubt in your mind that 2017 will be exactly the same. If you’re not careful, legal issues will quickly become your biggest enemy in 2017.

Top Five Branding Strategies You Can Leverage in 2017


What could you learn from big players in 2017? Top Five Branding Strategies You Can Leverage in 2017. The post Top Five Branding Strategies You Can Leverage in 2017 appeared first on Brandanew: Content Marketing & Branding Services.

Profit First Announced Best Business Book of 2017 by Soundview

Mike Michalowicz

The post Profit First Announced Best Business Book of 2017 by Soundview appeared first on Mike Michalowicz Soundview announced that Profit First as the best business book of the Year!!!

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of 2017)


Happy New Year! Now that the odometer on year lists has rolled back to zero, you’re probably eagerly looking forward to beginning the bird hunt anew. But take a moment first to appreciate your final sightings of the year gone by.

Why the LP Outlook is Good for Venture and Startups in 2017–2020

Both Sides of the Table

link] Why the LP Outlook is Good for Venture and Startups in 2017–2020 was originally published in Both Sides of the Table on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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VC Bootcamp – January 2017

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The second Reboot VC Bootcamp is happening at my place from January 19th – 22nd, 2017. The post VC Bootcamp – January 2017 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. The reactions to the first VC Bootcamp were awesome and I’m excited about doing this again with my friends at Reboot. Apply here. Announcements


Expa Labs? ?2017 Companies

Eric Friedman

After reviewing over 1,000 companies and meeting with less than 5% for final interviews, we are happy to start the 2017 program working with an incredible group of founders. The post Expa Labs   2017 Companies appeared first on Eric Friedman.

Messaging Landscape 2017

VC Cafe

This is from March 2017: #Vault7 : Secret CIA table reveals Google Android & Chrome vulnerabilities/zero days [link] pic.twitter.com/mEWtLNOvx4. WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 7, 2017. Brenden Mulligan (@mulligan) 9 March 2017.

Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2017


Among all the new posts that were published in 2017, here are the ones that got the most attention. The post Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2017 appeared first on CXL. We publish a lot of well-researched content.

5 Office Design Trends To Embrace In 2017


This guide to the biggest office design trends to look out for in 2017 will help your business get ready for the year ahead: Disappearing Files. This is a really big trend and one which will come to define 2017.

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