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.

2017 Flyover

deal architect

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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Venture Deals Online Course – 2017

Feld Thoughts

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.

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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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.

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.

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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Is 2017 The Year Of Flat Headcount?

Feld Thoughts

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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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.

Profiles on 2017 Boulder City Council Candidates

Feld Thoughts

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.

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.

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].

The 5 Most Impactful BoSTalks of 2017


Out of those 170, which talks did the good people of the Business of Software Newsletter deem the most useful to them in 2017? Here are the 5 most recommended talks from 2017: 5 – What Would A Founder Tell His Younger Self?

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.


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

Feld Thoughts

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.

Talks at CES 2017 Startup Stage

Feld Thoughts

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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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.”

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 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!

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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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.

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.

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.

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!!!

VC Bootcamp – January 2017

Feld Thoughts

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


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….

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.

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

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.

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.

7 Insanely Easy Ways to Mess Up Your Social Media Efforts in 2017


Your social media efforts in 2017 will define how your brand is perceived by new and existing customers. Remember, you do not want to be creating social fails in 2017. 7 Insanely Easy Ways to Mess Up Your Social Media Efforts in 2017.

8 Entrepreneurs Share What’s New in Their Business in 2017


We asked 16 entrepreneurs to share what’s new in their business in 2017. #1 Our focus in 2017 is giving back. 2017 is one of best years for entrepreneurship and small businesses because with the help of technology, tools, resources and internet you can compete against big brands.

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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.

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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Israel’s Machine Intelligence Startup Landscape 2017

VC Cafe

In previous posts, VC Cafe covered promising Machine Intelligence startups in Israel, emerging clusters for Machine Intelligence around the world and the speed at which they are getting funded and. This is a content summary only. Click on the post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the website and more!

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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?

Small Business Saturday Trends For 2017

The Startup Magazine

Prepare your business for success this year as you review top Small Business Saturday trends for 2017. Maximize the holiday season this year when you review the top Small Business Saturday trends of 2017. Saturday, November 25, marks the seventh annual Small Business Saturday.

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.