2017 Flyover

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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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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. Thank you, Chancellor McLellan, President Florizone, Dean Charlebois, Dr. Hewitt, and Dr. Kilfoil for the invitation to speak today and thank you for the honorary degree. I’m honored to speak at a university whose motto is: Pray and Work. It’s pretty close to the one I had as an entrepreneur, which was – Pray it Will Work.


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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. Content Marketing Social Media digital trends 2017 digital trends Mary Meeker India internet growth 2017 internet trends 2017 Mary meeker 2017 report Mary Meeker's Internet report 2017

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? We’ve got some fascinating talks from our 2017 Conferences still to publish in the new year. The post The 5 Most Impactful BoSTalks of 2017 appeared first on Business of Software USA.

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. 2017 business entrepreneur happiness resolutionsWelcome to another challenging new year ahead!

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]. Fred Wilson – USV – What is going to happen in 2017 – [link]. Point Nine Capital – 2017 team predictions – https://medium.com/point-nine-news/point-nine-capital-2017-team-predictions-837d1c7f80f7#.kpptndtd4.

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. The best way to buy your tires is to compare tire sales to find the best deal. These websites do the hard work for you! Taxi Company.

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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….

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! If you need a great blog to start 2017 with, give yourself the gift of following the Daily Overview. The post 2017 Is A Prime Year For … appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Random 2017 new year shrike


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- With all of the sexual harassment claims and turbulence of 2017, we couldn’t be more proud to be a great work place for women and for everyone. I had my 8 months expenses saved by May of 2017 and put it my two weeks notice at that time.

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

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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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. Search engine optimization is a practice used to help your website rank higher in the search results fields of major search engines. Replace Keyword Research with Audience Targeting for Best Results.

Bridge Group 2017 SaaS AE Metrics Report

For Entrepreneurs

We’ve partnered together to publish the 2017 SaaS AE Metrics Report and offer sales organizations a set of benchmarks to compare themselves against industry standards. Since 2007, The Bridge Group has tracked the Account Executive (AE) role and gathered data on how metrics and compensation change over time. This report offers specific analysis and recommendations based.

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? Well, it’s probably going to require a healthy injection of money to do that. If finance is the reason your business hasn’t grown as much as you want it to so far, why not look for investors?

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. In 2017 users are pretty much spoiled when it comes both to UI and UX. Luckily for you, in 2017 tools like BuzzSumo still do the trick. Here are the main ones that can still bring money to your bank account in 2017: 1.

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. The Kauffman Fellows Academy and Techstars are co-hosting the course. It’s free – all you need to do is sign up. This is the fifth time we are running the course.

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. 55% of people watch videos every day and that figure will only increase throughout 2017. For 2017, it’s really important that you make sure that your site is properly maintained.

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. Do you have any tips or helpful advice for other construction entrepreneurs looking to grow their business in 2017?

2017 Private SaaS Company Survey – Part 1

For Entrepreneurs

For the sixth year in a row, we’re proud to work with KBCM Technology Group (formerly Pacific Crest Securities) to share results from a survey of over 400 private SaaS companies. The survey represents deep benchmarking data and insights on growth and operations of private SaaS companies. Thank you to the readers of forEntrepreneurs who participated in. SaaS Metrics SaaS SaaS business Sales & Marketing Machine Sales and Marketing Startup Help

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? It’s a personal decision, one that should be based on your market research and trends within your industry, but there are some larger market forces at play too.

Colorado Global EIR 2017 Applications

Feld Thoughts

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.

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. Starting from the 10th and moving to the number 1 spot. #10 10 How to Avoid Being Deceived By Data. In the hands of someone with an agenda, data can be weaponized to back up that viewpoint.

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. Credit Suisse projects the market for interactive broadcasting in China will reach $5 billion by 2017, only a couple billion shy of the total market for movies in China.

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. With the lede out of the way, I wanted to share more about the process ourteam went through to review and select the Expa Labs 2017 companies. The post Expa Labs   2017 Companies appeared first on Eric Friedman. We started Expa Labs to help founders build and ship new ideas.

2017 Private SaaS Company Survey – Part 2

For Entrepreneurs

We recently released Part 1 results of our private SaaS company survey in partnership with KBCM Technology Group (formerly Pacific Crest Securities). This is the sixth annual survey we’ve produced together, which provides data to help SaaS companies benchmark their performance against their competition. In Part 1, we covered growth rates, go-to-market trends, operational aspects, and cost structure. We’re excited. SaaS Metrics SaaS Sales and Marketing Startup Help

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. A confluence of injury, illness, and arctic air conspired to keep me indoors for most of the weekend, with little more than Black-capped Chickadees to observe. Corey did not see many birds this weekend but he saw a few good ones.

Best Large U.S. Cities To Start A Business In 2017

YFS Magazine

Where should your startup put down roots? WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities across 18 key indicators of startup viability. Plan starting a business startup trends

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. “Take a moment think who would actually miss you if you deactivate all your social networking accounts, whatsapp, BBM etc”?—? Anamika Mishra. I’ve started a 30 day blogging challenge (more about it here and you can subscribe for the newsletter ).

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. In 2016, the corporate world continued to adapt to the increasing number of remote and mobile workers. It hasn’t always been easy, particularly for bigger businesses, but statistics show that flexible employment models can contribute to higher levels of productivity.

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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. Whenever I’m near her, I feel amazingly grounded on this planet, regardless of my mental and emotional state.

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Recapping Q2 2017: Portfolio News and Activities

Version One Ventures

The post Recapping Q2 2017: Portfolio News and Activities appeared first on Version One. We hope everyone had a great Canada Day and/or Fourth of July! It’s hard to believe that another quarter has flown by. Q2 has been busy for Version One and our portfolio companies – here’s a quick recap of select news coverage, funding announcements, and product updates (at least the things we can announce publicly): . Funding and follow-ons.

My 2017 Phone Homescreen

Let's Talk Payments

The post My 2017 Phone Homescreen appeared first on Begin the Begin. I’m always fascinated by what apps my friends are using on their phones. Perhaps its because I run a mobile innovation company ( Dragon Army ), but the reality is that I’m just an app junky :). Before I start, my homescreen comes from the Pixel 2, in my opinion the best Android phone on the market. I’ve tried the Samsungs and this device is simply rock solid and full of great features.

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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. In 2017 you can do research, launch and grow your business relatively cheaper than in earlier years. 2017 will be full of opportunities for entrepreneurs or aspiring wantrepreneurs.

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What Are The Big changes In SEO For 2017


Basically, when mobile first indexing becomes a reality late in 2017 Google will use your mobile website to assess your search engine ranking. All of these areas are going to impact your SEO in 2017 and beyond. If you want your online presence to be as effective as possible you need to pay attention to changes in SEO that could affect you. If you are not following the latest trends, and updating your online content and processes accordingly, you may start losing out to competitors.

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The 2017 State of Conversion Optimization Report


In this 2017 State of the Conversion Optimization Report, we gave a 26 question survey to 333 people who work in the optimization space. Not 100% but still a solid amount of our sample… The results are much better in 2017 than they were last year. Third, about 55% of respondents said their program was more effective in 2017 than in 2016. The post The 2017 State of Conversion Optimization Report appeared first on CXL.

2017 Construction Marketing STAR Awards – Winners Announced

Construction Marketing

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.

How To Thrive As An SEO Startup In 2017


If you’re thinking of starting an SEO startup in 2017, you need to make sure you’re going to thrive amongst the sea of other businesses doing the same thing as you. A laser focus on the user is a must in 2017. Thriving as an SEO startup in 2017 is totally possible. There are many SEO businesses out there today. Some are huge, some are small, but many are successful.

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A recap of Q4: Great momentum for 2017

Version One Ventures

While we’re ready to look ahead and embrace 2017, here’s a quick recap of the major activity across our portfolio last quarter. The post A recap of Q4: Great momentum for 2017 appeared first on Version One. Welcome back! We hope everyone had a restful holiday! We’re looking forward to continuing this momentum into the new year. Portfolio companies in the news. In continuing to be the consumer’s financial advocate, Trim launched a chatbot that helps renegotiate your Comcast bill.

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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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?

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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Q1 2017 Round-up: Portfolio News and Activities

Version One Ventures

named Mattermark ’s founder, Danielle Morrill, one of the 30 Inspirational Women to Watch in Tech in 2017, while Forbes called Outreach one of the top 20 B2B technologies to try in 2017. The 2017 Shippo Summit: Shipping as a Competitive Advantage takes place on April 28 with a full-day of speakers and exhibitors focused on transforming shipping from a backroom operation to a strategic way to drive sales and build brand.